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Recording Channel Gets Louder When One of Two Instruments Stops Playing

Discussion in 'Recording' started by mhensch, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. mhensch

    mhensch Active Member

    I have found while using my Soundcraft Notepad 124FX that when one of two instruments stops playing, then the other instrument records louder than when both instruments are playing together. Any ideas would be appreciated.
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    What do you mean by "records louder"? What are you using to record it with? Is there any automatic gain control enabled?

    Do you hear the same effect on headphones plugged into the mixer?
  3. mhensch

    mhensch Active Member

    I haven't tried monitoring it with headphones, but I noticed it on playback from my digital recorder. It's like once one of the two channels isn't getting any music input, then the amplitude of the music in the other channel gets louder. My recorder is at home so I will need to inform you regarding my specific recorder later, although I don't think it's an issue with the recorder.
  4. mhensch

    mhensch Active Member

    My recorder is an Olympus LS-11 Linear PCM Recorder that I connect to the mic in of the recorder and the RCA audio outputs from the mixer.
  5. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    You should be taking your mixer output to the Line In jack, not the Mic In.

    On the LS-11, set the "Rec Level" to Manual and "Limiter Off". See P43 of the instruction book.
  6. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    "Instruction book"? BAH! Don't need no stinkin' book for a simple, intuitive device!duh

  7. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Most of us didn't read any manuals until we started playing with the equipment. That's when you need to read the manual. No but you see, you made a simple beginning mistake. That's all. The microphone input has an automatic volume control as most of those types of recorders do. We all use a similar device in all of our recordings but we have control over them. You just have to learn that line outputs feed line inputs. Microphone outputs feed microphone inputs. A lot of folks here might be gay and while some of our equipment is also, not all of it is. So you can't just plug things in willy-nilly and expect to make babies if you don't know the proper procedure first.

    I make great recordings but never had any children so I don't think I know what I'm doing?
    Mx. Remy Ann David

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