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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Acoustic Recording

Hey guys,

Me and my buddy are doing an acoustic A Day To Remember cover cd/e.p and i was wonder about recording my acoustic via a mic that runs into an amp via a 1/4 cable, then direct line to the cpu. The mic picks it up, it's just not as loud as i would like it to be. What can I do?

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Re: Acoustic Recording

Turn up the volume.
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Its all the way up, still getting crappy volume.
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Re: Acoustic Recording

See if your direct line has a gain control.
You should plug a mic to MIC in.
Still with or without a gain control is always better plugging a mic into a preamp.
In general computer preamps are crap but it depends on what soundcard you have.
My computers were buit to recording stuff so I only use professional soundcards so their preamps are good, I don't need external preamps.
There are a lot of awesome small tube mic preamps.
I remember some time ago I used an ART one, it had only 2 inputs and a warm tube sound............and it was cheap but I don't remember its name.
Google it a bet you'll find something good.
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Re: Acoustic Recording

How about, Once you record it. Normalize the audio! Makes it all better. When I record I never let the meters go past about 12Db.
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Re: Acoustic Recording

+1 to working the audio after it's recorded. Takes a little forthought but is definitely preferable to slamming your mic with a ton of gain to try and make it louder on the front end.
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