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#1 DJ Projexion

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 02:44 PM

I've been using audacity to record vinyl onto my laptop, but when I add the track to my itunes the volume is very low. I've never done this before so I could use some assistance.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:01 PM

just highlight the area you want louder and go into effects and click amplify. i usually add more decibels than the default detects, if you do that make sure to check allow clipping. you'll probably want to experiment with a small section before you find the right amount of amplification.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:03 PM

I've been using audacity to record vinyl onto my laptop, but when I add the track to my itunes the volume is very low. I've never done this before so I could use some assistance.

Also, try turning up the volume on your preamp or turning up the input volume in Audacity before recording.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:22 PM

haha good point! yeah do that first and if it's still low try adding amplification via my instructions above.

here's a pic of a track that i had to add some amps to. as you can see the level was fairly low and i selected a section and added about 7.5 decibels to get that part close to what most tracks should be.
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for the tips.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 04:40 PM

Ideally you want to meter the incoming signal from your amp, mixer, etc. so that the signal is being recorded at an optimal level.

For vinyl I listen to the track with the dB meters on to find the peak level. Once I establish the peak, I turn up/down the gain so that it hits right around -2db. I then record the track.

You don't want to use the software to turn up the levels because this increases the noise floor of the recording.




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