Recording Volume Low

Help for Audacity 2.x.x on Mac OS X.

ImageThis forum is for Audacity 2.x.x on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.
Please state which version of OS X you are using, the exact three-section version of Audacity from Audacity > About Audacity and whether you obtained the .dmg installer or the zip.

Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x are obsolete and no longer supported. If you still have those versions, please upgrade at https://www.audacityteam.org/download/.
The old forums for those versions are now closed, but you can still read the archives of the 1.2.x and 1.3.x forums.

Recording Volume Low

Permanent link to this post Posted by Kinimal » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:03 pm

Hi Guys,

Pretty new user sorry.

I used to use audacity 2.1.1 on my windows PC to record dj sets from my Pioneer XDJ-R1 with no issues. I now have a macbook using Audaicity 2.1.1 for mac (DMG) and the recording volume on the waveform is really small and I cannot figure out how to get it to just be the same as when I was using it on windows.

Thanks in advance

- Luke
Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3
Audacity 2.1.1 DMG


Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 8.22.22 pm.png
mac screenshot
Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 8.22.22 pm.png (86.53 KiB) Viewed 273 times


windows screenshot.png
Windows screen shot
windows screenshot.png (106.22 KiB) Viewed 273 times
Kinimal
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:50 pm
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Recording Volume Low

Permanent link to this post Posted by Kinimal » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:26 pm

Also forgot to mention:

Both times I used a USB direct from the XDJ-R1 to laptop or Mac.. and both screenshot used had the exact sound and input levels FYI
Kinimal
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:50 pm
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Recording Volume Low

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:20 pm

Macs don't provide any level controls for most USB audio devices, which is why the Audacity recording level slider is greyed out.

Does your Mac have a stereo Line-in? If so, can you use analogue outputs from the Pioneer device to connect to stereo Line-in?


Gale
________________________________________FOR INSTANT HELP: (Click on Link below)
* * * * * Tips * * * * * Tutorials * * * * * Quick Start Guide * * * * * Audacity Manual
Gale Andrews
Quality Assurance
 
Posts: 26093
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:02 am
Operating System: Windows 10

Re: Recording Volume Low

Permanent link to this post Posted by Kinimal » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:04 pm

Thanks Gale,

By stereo input do you mean the headphone jack? It does but I thought that was a mono input? I tried using an RCA to 3.5mm jack from the booth out of the mixer to the mac headphone jack but It didn't recognise any signal coming in .. and then I added a TRS to TRRS adaptor to reverse the flow, which worked but the quality is not there.

Is there a fix for this without having to buy an external sound card?
Cheers
Kinimal
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:50 pm
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Recording Volume Low

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:26 pm

Kinimal wrote:By stereo input do you mean the headphone jack? It does but I thought that was a mono input? I tried using an RCA to 3.5mm jack from the booth out of the mixer to the mac headphone jack but It didn't recognise any signal coming in .. and then I added a TRS to TRRS adaptor to reverse the flow, which worked but the quality is not there.

Exactly so, if you buy a Mac that does not give you high quality (line level) audio input.

Kinimal wrote:Is there a fix for this without having to buy an external sound card?

Perhaps you could take analogue outputs of the mixer and feed them to a USB device that has an input gain control like ART USB Dual Pre. But first you should check that your levels out of the mixer really can't go any higher.


Gale
________________________________________FOR INSTANT HELP: (Click on Link below)
* * * * * Tips * * * * * Tutorials * * * * * Quick Start Guide * * * * * Audacity Manual
Gale Andrews
Quality Assurance
 
Posts: 26093
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:02 am
Operating System: Windows 10


Return to Mac OS X



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests