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Losing level when recording.

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When I record midi to audio or record external stuff (guitar synth etc) the recording is much quieter. Until now I've gotten around this by compressing/adding distortion etc because I'm going to do it anyway which probably isn't a good idea.

Have I got a setting wrong somewhere?

Is normalize ok to use (i noticed it makes the sound 'bigger')?

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Describe 'quieter'. In other words, quieter than what?

Are you comparing your recordings with commercial recordings?

Are you comparing pre-record versus post record?

What do the level meters read? Before? After?

Have you got a gain control you can tweak? Best get your levels right before they hit the recorder.

Normalise changes the volume. It shouldn't alter the sound (by any obvious amount), though louder sounds better. If you're planning on additional mixing and effects processing of sounds, don't normalise individual parts, as as soon as you make a further tweak, all advantages of normalising is lost.

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are u going straight into your soundcard?

and what sorta card isit?

edit: oh, and pedantic shane is saying 'only 1 'o' in losing'

u can ignore him tho, i do...

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thanks guys

spec - When recording the level on the mixer is higher than when i play back the audio clip. Same goes for when i listen to a midi pattern then record it and play the audio clip back. I'll report back with some exact db.

pedantic shane - i am recording guitar/mic in through xiosynth.

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^^^Hahaha i meant that i'd fixed the spelling of losing in the title.

But anyway I just figured out this one was just me being an R-tard. New audio clips aren't assigned to mixer insert so when i'd altered fx levels the recorded bit were staying quiet. :bang:

Sorry bout the goose chase.. :-[

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Knew it had to be simple, and also know just how hard it can be to track something so simple down sometimes.

Glad to hear you're on to it. :(

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