No input control using Recording Gain

I’m driving Audacity 2.3.3 W7 from Windows Media Player via a VAC. While recording I have no control over the input level using the Recording Gain control… I’m trying to amp up the input from the VAC output due to a very low level source recording frpm WMP.
Familiar problem?

I’ve never used VAC but that’s often the case with digital sources/signals. Of course you can use the Amplify effect after recording. It may be an extra step, but it’s no different from digitally adjusting the levels during recording and in many cases you are going to re-adjust the levels after recording anyway.

“Very low” levels may be an indication of a problem somewhere else.

Seems like a reply of mine got lost Doug, but tnx for the reply
Yes, Amp will work.
Not familiar with other solutions to the app to app issue other than vac, but open to any info there
But I’m good with Amp here for this issue

Seems like a reply of mine got lost Doug, but tnx for the reply

To prevent spam, new forum members post’s have to be approved so there is a delay. I deleted your similar post.

Not familiar with other solutions to the app to app issue other than vac, but open to any info there

[u]Here[/u] are some ways of recording the sound that’s playing on your computer. You’ll probably get the same low volume with other methods. There are recording application that can change the volume (or add effects) while recording.

Normally… With Windows Media Player you’re playing a digital file (or maybe a CD) so you already have a digital copy and there’s no need to record.

…I just tried a quick experiment - I used WASAPI Loopback to record from WMP. Audacity’s recording volume control has no effect and the Windows speaker volume control has no effect. But WMP’s volume control does affect the recoding volume. So you might try turning-up WMP to maximum and then use the Windows volume control to adjust your listening-volume.

OK, yes I did try that but wmp’s max out is a little lower than i would prefer. I’ve now replaced it with another app that can crank it a little more. What I’m doing is trying to catch meteor pings on 50 mhz and record them over extended periods and then go back and cut the pings and move them to a different file. So after a little rearranging of apps, am now using an app called HDSDR to create the audio stream via an SDR on it’s’ input.

Then I use another app simultaneously, ie in parallel, that detects any signals riding on a trail for moonbounce comm, decodes it and time stamps the decode. That let’s me go back into the recording later and look first for what was recorded at the timestamp time. Plus there are pings without signals riding along that I would like to get the clips of also that are in between the others. Right now it’s a manual process to find them unless I play the whole thing which is about 2 or 3 hours…looking to automate the search, and hoping I find out that Audacity has some kind of search that triggers on a detection, record for a bit then go back to searching.

If I’m lucky maybe there’s a little pretrigger buffering to boot! That’s probably alot to ask, and getting greedy with what is already a great tool as is. But a guy can hope. Probably need something a bit more sophisticated in features, as it would be a trigger record on a level, or trigger on a prerecorded pattern that allows a real wide detection window since these thing can be pretty different in sound from one to the next.

The WASAPI info can come in handy, tnx