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cooledit QUESTION.. PLEASE help me!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by ranede, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. ranede

    ranede Guest

    i have a new computer, and so this has arisen many new problems to me that i have not encountered with my last few computers.

    teh first problem is: when i press record, teh INSTRUMENTAL is recorded along with my vocals??? why???

    this also happened last night when i played a song in winamp by accident while recording, and it recorded the song playing! i tried to recreate this problem but it didnt happen anymore.

    yet the first problem, with the instrumental playing in multitrack, STILL persists..

    . note, i do have headphones on, and i thought that maybe they were too loud. but i placed them far away and the instrumental still recorded.

    secondly: when i record, and just idle the mic, without saying anything, the wavelenghts seem to be at about -20 dB, which is horrible. they used to be at a decent -70 to -80 range.


    and lastly, again, when i record and idle my mic, the wavelenghts appear BELOW teh center line. this has never happened before. an individual suggested that perhaps my MIC BOOST option was on, but i checked it plenty of times and i can confidently say it is NOT on.

    well.. thanks for the help in advance.

    hope i can get these problems solved.
  2. ranede

    ranede Guest

  3. funkbomb

    funkbomb Guest

    if the recording setting on your sound card or whatever input you're using is set to "Stereo Mix" it will record everything, including what is playing through the headphones.

    Your second problem is probably just excessive gain, you may want to turn it down. This is especially true if the level cuts at 0 dB or distorts. If the mic's level is lost within this -70 to -80 dB noise then there is an issue with either your mic or the sound card.

    Thirdly, do you mean they are centered below the center line, or do they just tend to dip downward more than they dip upward? If they are centered below the line, you may need to implement what's called a DC Offset, which can be achieved through the Effects menu in CEP2.

    By the way, I don't think it's very polite to bump topics in this forum. I'm not a moderator, but I think it's inconsiderate to other topics.

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