Sorry for the dummy question.
I am wanting to record DJ mixes via DJM800. I have a the RCA cable connecting the mixer the the laptop. (rec to mic in). When I record I’m unable to get recording level low enough on audacity. The input volume doesn’t work at all. I would also like the recording levels to stay the same regardless of volume changes on my mixer but think this has to be controlled by booth out right (or wrong) which is a different line to rec
My settings are at MME - Microsoft Sound Mappa in. - Microsoft Sound Mappa out - 2 stero input.
Any help you can give me to get the recording waveforms to a reasonable level greatly appreciates.
You need to connect the mixer to a “line level” input. The signal level of a typical microphone is around 1000 times smaller than the signal level from a mixer, so you mixer is overpowering the microphone input. Also, mic inputs are usually mono.
The usual solution when using a laptop is to use a USB audio device (sound card) that has “stereo line level” inputs. These can be quite inexpensive (from around $35, upward).
I would also like the recording levels to stay the same regardless of volume changes on my mixer but think this has to be controlled by booth out right (or wrong) which is a different line to rec
That’s going to depend entirely on your mixer. I don’t know what your mixer’s options are.
Of course, it you adjust an input-slider on your mixer (mic, turntable 1, etc.), that’s going to effect both outputs. But, you should be able to adjust the main & booth outputs independently.
Typically, the booth or headphone-out is so you can “cue-up” a track by listening to something different from what the audience is listening to.