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recording voice only and getting soft sound

Discussion in 'Recording' started by BrianZ, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. BrianZ

    BrianZ Guest

    I am recording voice only, one at a time. I am using a Tascam US-122 and Shure SM58 microphone (dynamic microphone). The signal is very low--setting the gain all the way up on the US-122l still results in a very soft recording. When I go to replay the recording, I still have to turn up the volume almost the entire way to hear it. Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong?
  2. have you tried an turn up the gain on the us122
    it sounds like somewher along the lines yo have a gain very low
  3. BrianZ

    BrianZ Guest

    Yes, the gain on the US-122 is turned as high as it will go.
  4. jake88

    jake88 Guest

    the tascam us-122 just doesn't amplify the signal that much. i don't remember how much the preamp boosts it but that's part of the reason i'm selling mine and trying a different unit. When i recorded - I just made sure the phantom power was switched on if I had a condensor mic - had the gain quite high - and then i had to amplify each wave in cubase sx after recording. an easy way to do this was to grab the double arrow at the top of the wave and drag up to increase about 10 db. but i have no idea what program you are using.

  5. jake88

    jake88 Guest

    by different unit i meant different brand (m-audio 410) and ignore the phantom power thing since you have a dynamic mic

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