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Acid Pro 3.0 *Sound Problem*

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Roccy, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Roccy

    Roccy Guest

    Hi, I've recently set up my recording system again, but every time I record something on my setup, the sound is so low, I have to duplicate it atleast 6 times to be able to hear it, and it automatically records to the left (pan) originally. Does anyone know what the problem is here? Ive got a condenser mic At2020, into a phantom power, to my computer.

    thanks.
     
  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    You said you plug into a phantom power? Is this an interface of some sort? What kind? I know I had the same problem, and a new interface was the answer I was looking for.
     
  3. Roccy

    Roccy Guest

    yeah, the phantom power goes into the wall. Then an XLR cable goes from the phantom to the computer (into the mic hole). Another XLR cable goes from the mic, to the phantom power. The phantom power gives me the option of either 12 volts, or 48 volts with a click of a button.
     
  4. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    With my admitted limited knowledge, I have been in your situation about a month or so ago. Or at least what I think your situation is based on the information given. Your signal is weak because you lack an outboard preamp/AD interface, and the track only shows up on the left channel because you are trying to record a mono source to a stereo track. They sell stereo mics, but from looking at the music123.com page it doesn't seem that your is. Try tracking in mono.
     
  5. Roccy

    Roccy Guest

    Excuse my limited knowledge, but how do I track it in mono track? What would I need to do to fix this situation? I appreciate the help.
     
  6. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    If you're plugging anything into your onboard soundcard, oh dear.

    Check the Windows mixer (or Realtek panel if you were unfortunate) and make sure the settings for recording are set properly.

    So what you have is a box that provides phantom power, which is connected to both a microphone and a pink 3.5mm jack?

    PS, what you're missing I reckon is a preamp stage.
    Something to add volume to the mic before it enters a noisy converter.
    You can get a preamp and a quality converter in a single box for under $100 if you buy wisely.
     
  7. Roccy

    Roccy Guest

    yes, that is exactly the set up I have. So if I get a preamp, and a quality converter, it should be fine then? will that also fix the problem of it recording to one side?
     
  8. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    It should be it fixed, yeah. What box you buy depends though, searching the Budget Gear forum (or any music shop online or not) for a "2 channel interface", then make sure it has preamps (as a rule, XLR jacks means the interface has preamps)

    "the problem of it recording to one side?"
    That's easy fixed.
    I have no real idea how to use Audition, but set the track to be mono. There should be a button next to the track.
    If that doesn't work, you can edit the track after recording and just copy the left side only to a new file/track then add that file to the project.
     

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