Hello Team Audacity,
At the outset, I’d like to say that I’ve been a happy user of Audacity for some years now.
I’ve registered myself on this forum only today & I have the following issue for which I’m seeking help from you all.
I have recently purchased a new HP Pavilion 15-p045 tx laptop with Windows 8.1 Pro OS & Beats Audio sound. Beats Audio is supposedly an ultra superior sound system.I have Audacity 2.0.5 installed on this laptop.
My earlier system was HP Mini with Windows 7 Starter Edition & IDT Sound. In that system I had Audacity 2.0.4.
Now the issue I’m facing is that, the same settings as I had with AUD 2.0.4 are not working with 2.0.5 & hence, the recording is a disappointing experience even with a better sound system installed on the laptop. I try 3 different ways of recording as follows:
PRACTISE : Here, I record along with the karaoke track being played, with settings Internal Mic (Input Device) & Speakers (Output). This is one single track with the music & the vocals being recorded simultaneously. With appropriate vol settings, the playback is good to listen to.
FINAL RECORDING : Here, I pull a pre-recorded (with stereo mix option) karaoke track into audacity. I record ON TOP OF this track with settings (External Mic - For e.g. I have SAMSON C0U1). This creates a separate vocal track with the vocals being amplified & the music being kept intact but diminished in the vocal track. This enables to add special to the vocals & then mix & render both the tracks. The end result is more or less of professional quality.
ONLY VOCAL : Here, I record raw voice with either Internal Mic Or my Samson C0U1. The recording is just perfect.[/list]
However, these same settings do not seem to work in AUD 2.0.5. The Samson mic is recognised, but on playback, the vocals are either not heard at all, or are too faint. The input volume is at 75%. Even with raw vocals, ditto with the Samson Mic - either not heard at all or too faint.
Please can someone help with a step by step easy to follow intrsuctions on how to set up audacity for recording with the maximum possible precision? I’d be very grateful for any help offered here because it is not economical for me to go to a recording studio each time to record a song. With some R&D, I had succeeded in coming out with good to acceptable quality recordings. But with the new (& supposedly a better system), the recording has been a disappointing experience. Please help in improving my recording experience with the new system too.
Thanks & Regards.