Recording Play Back Issue (Tinny sounding - recording DJ Mixes)

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DJMadhandz
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Recording Play Back Issue (Tinny sounding - recording DJ Mixes)

Post by DJMadhandz » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:33 pm

Hi,

New to the forums so excuse if this is posted in wrong place!!

I just got a new computer (desktop) to record into after my old one of 10+ years gave up the ghost (yes I had it that long...don’t hate haha)

I got a Lenovo Ideacentre 3i desktop with 1TB storage and 8GB RAM

The issue I have is that yes I can record but the recording sounds very tinny sounding, almost like recording a TV with a microphone

I’ve got the RCA to 3.5mm jack cable running from the back of the mixer directly into the mic input of the computer (this is what I used to do with the old comp in Cubase and this worked. Mixer is a Pioneer DJM-S9)

Does it sound like a settings issue or would I be better off getting a audio splitter from someone like Focusrite and running everything via that?

Any help or pointers to the correct setting much appreciated!

Ivalogic
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Re: Recording Play Back Issue (Tinny sounding - recording DJ Mixes)

Post by Ivalogic » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:47 am

DJMadhandz wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:33 pm
directly into the mic input of the computer
Can you try using the line-in?
Mic input is pink, line-in is blue.

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Re: Recording Play Back Issue (Tinny sounding - recording DJ Mixes)

Post by DJMadhandz » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:34 pm

No line input for some reason on the computer?

Has mic and headphone at front then speaker at rear

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Re: Recording Play Back Issue (Tinny sounding - recording DJ Mixes)

Post by Ivalogic » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:19 pm

Those are bad news, you may need an audio interface with RCA line-in.
I though all desktop PC's had three audio connectors in back. One of those would be the line-in.

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Re: Recording Play Back Issue (Tinny sounding - recording DJ Mixes)

Post by DJMadhandz » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:52 am

I decided it was about time to grab a audio interface so have grabbed a Beringer UCA222 and if needed a audio mixer to (better to have both right) a Behringer Q502 USB Xenyx Premium 5 Input, 2 Bus Mixer so that way I’m covered. I’ve seen a few videos and should have done this years ago really as it would have made the recordings better all round. Cheers for the replies though much appreciated!

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