Hi guys thanks in advance for replying to this post attempting to record two stereo tracks one vocal one guitar yeti blue microphone plugged into USB port recordes guitar fine for my purposes when I go to record Vocal Track and plug in earbuds to head-phone jack on computer [windows eight point five] my microphone level drops to where I cannot compensate for the drop in level, that’s basically the problem when I plug in my earbuds so I can listen to my guitar track and record a vocal, microphone level drops drastically and quality thank you for any help you can give me
Your headphones should be plugged into the Yeti.
Thanks Steve when I tried it before I think I had the mute button on oh shit LMAO freaking sounds awesome any tips on preserving sound quality when exporting in a form that is youtube compatable? I am doing a slide show with my song for youtube Thanks
As far as I’m aware, a slideshow on YouTube is just a “video”, so you will need a video editor to create the slide show.
Most video editors will accept 16-bit WAV files for audio. When you export your final video from the video editor, the WAV file will be encoded according to the setting in your video editor.
Some video editors have convenient presets for encoding options, allowing you to set the export target as (example) YouTube, or YouTube HD, or Vimeo, or …
If your video editor requires you to choose the encoding options yourself, see: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171
any tips on preserving sound quality when exporting in a form that is youtube compatable? I am doing a slide show with my song for youtube Thanks
WAV is lossless, so export as WAV from Audacity. (16-bits is fine, and 48kHz is the “video standard”.) Like Steve says, most video editors will allow that, and they will convert to your desired output-format.
With video, “LPCM” (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) uses the same underlying uncompressed-PCM format as WAV. So if your video editor allows it, export with LPCM in your audio/video file. (I believe YouTube will accept that, although they recommend AAC.)
YouTube will generally convert to their own audio/video format but if you feed-in uncompressed audio it will only go-through one generation of lossy compression.