Subject: Re: [ecasound] Best way to record
From: harvey smith (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 21 2001 - 07:01:07 EEST
On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, S. Massy wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, harvey smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, S. Massy wrote:
> > > 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.
Huh? I am using a SBLive Value and REALLY have no idea what you are
talking about. There aren't 2 mixers as far as I can tell, Setting the
record volume down to zero does just what one would logically expect,
makes a inaudable recording. The fact that he can hear the signal fine
implies that the cable is OK. If there is another mixer I'd like to know
about it, There are no HW controls (knobs or the like) at all on a SBLive
Value. I've had problems getting the right volume too (it's not obvious
where unity gain is) and am trying to be helpful with what works for me.
However it quite like you know something we don't... but somethings being
lost somewhere in the explaination.
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