Aud 2.0.5, installer.
For some reason, when I playback my recording, the meter reading is very, very low between -21 and -24. That hasn’t always been the case. It normally records and plays back between -6 and -12 with an average of around -9. Have I done something wrong, or have all of my brain cells drained out my left ear?
Aud 2.0.5, installer.
Is this only when you play in audacity? How about Windows Media Player?
Is Audacity’s playback volume turned-up?
What are you recording and how are you connected when recording?
Do you think this is a recording-volume issue, or a playback voume issue?
There are LOTs of things that can affect recording volume.
it is quite possibly a playback issue. I use an avid fast track and at2020 mic. This issue only comes up on my desktop. Everything works fine on my laptop. Laptop-windows 7 starter/ pc-windows 7 home premium. Recording audiobooks. All levels turned up gain on fast track up as high as noise will allow.
it is quite possibly a playback issue. I use an avid fast track and at2020 mic. This issue only comes up on my desktop. Everything works fine on my laptop.
If you take a file from the laptop and play it back on the desktop (or vice-versa) that will help nail-down if it’s a recording or playback problem.
There are usually at least 3 different playback volume controls… Audacity has a volume control. Windows has a “master” volume control, and if you open the Windows Mixer, there are volume sliders for the various inputs/applications (depending on your hardware configuration and version of Windows). In Windows 7, click on the speaker icon and you’ll see a “Mixer” button at the bottom of the volume control. In XP, double-clicking the speaker icon will bring-up the mixer.
I guess it is a recording issue n the pc. using the same equipment on both machines. on pc recording is very low. on laptop rec is normal. opening a pc recording on laptop it still plays back low. What have I learned from this. Not a blessed thing.
playback from pc recording plays back lo Windows Media Player also.
Check the recording and playback levels in the Windows Sound Control Panel.
All volumes are maxed.
Try fishing around some more.
Right-click over the speaker icon by the system clock, then choose “Recording Devices”. Right-click over the Fast Track then choose “Properties”. Then click the “Levels” tab and look for any “Advanced” button that may have a boost control. Look on the other tabs at either side of “Levels”.
Click OK and right-click again over the Fast Track and choose “Configure Speech Recognition” if that is a choice. Run a signal into the device and follow the speech recognition prompts.
If the Fast Track has its own Control Panel, look in there.