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, "kurt_armbruster" <kurt.eh@...> wrote:
> Do any of you have any advice (short of getting a new platform?) for
> what I should be doing with regards to increasing the signal to
> Audacity (or should I even bother, and just keep recording on the
This may be a bit like tryiong to teach you to suck eggs, but just in
I now record on MiniDisc (automatic gain control)and RE-record to
Audacity through an iMic (and it's been a revolution!). But I started
off recording on a iRiver T30! And my point is that you can up the
'Gain' in Audacity regardless of how low your recording levels are.
You have a dial on the far left to do that for when you export to mp3
and an envelope option as well as amplification.
You can also switch your microphone 'in' to BOOST (in Windows at
least). Have you done that? And make sure your Microphone Input volume
is up (top right)maybe all the way to 1.0.
I can sometime slip down the meter inadvertently.
The main challenge I found was to understand dB and how that relates
to your sound levels and what head room you need to engineer.
Also you should monitor your recording tracks in Waveform dB mode to
get a better graphic image of your sound volume while recording.On
standard Waveform they can seem a bit visually flat and harder to monitor.
But then your main monitor is your recording meter -- just keep out of
the red! Its' a bit of a miniature on Audacity but you can get free
audio meters here:
Then decide what you want to aim for in way of your levels. And
understand what they should be is one of the major challenges to
master I found.Because with mp3 you want to avoid clipping at all costs.
And finally if your ears are suggesting low volume check to see what
your AUDIO OUT levels are. That' why you need to watch the levels
rather than simply listen to them.