Subject: Re: [ecasound] Best way to record
From: S. Massy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 21 2001 - 04:48:54 EEST
On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, harvey smith <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, S. Massy wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Nolan Darilek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Ok, maybe I don't have this recording thing figured out. :) In my last
> > > message I complained that my recordings were all soft, that trying to
> > > raise the volume on my soundcard caused clipping despite the fact that
> > > the signal sounds great live. S. Massy recommends not using my
> > > soundcard's mixer to amplify my sound, and this is where I'm
> > > confused. :)
> > Yep, the point is that the little onboard mixer on your soundcard will just
> > add dirt to your sound and nothing more.
> Huh... he wasn't using the mixer (that would be if he set it to record the
> naster volume). From his description it sounds like he set it to record
> the line input directly, but he needs to set the record volume.
> Unless you can explain how to record without adjusting these controls!
Setting the record volume anywhere above zero implies some sort of
(pre)amplification of the signal that's fed in which is what you want to avoid
as much as possible. BTW, I was talking about the hw mixer on the card (if you
can call that a mixer) not the sw one.
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