Big volume problems with digital recording...HELP

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by T-Bor, Jan 4, 2006.

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  1. T-Bor

    T-Bor Guest

    Hey everyone, i'm a first time poster long time reader. I finally got into the recording game recently as I wanted to start recording my acoustic guitar, so I got a MXL V69 Mogami Edition condenser microphone, and a Fostex MR-8 digital multitrack recorder. I have figured out how to work everything, but whenever I transfer the files I have recorded from the recorder to my computer, they are always so quiet they are barely audible. Yet when I play them on the recorder they are at a fine volume. Does anyone else experience this or know how to solve it?
  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    How are you transferring them?

    Are the waveforms visibly quiet (if you have the ability to see them)

    Maybe it's something in your hardware settings, like the sound card volume?
  3. T-Bor

    T-Bor Guest

    I transfer them via USB thats in the fostex..and i just drag and drop them to a folder on my computer hard drive. There is no sound card involved b/c i'm on my laptop. This is even before any editing so I cannot see sound levels.
  4. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Well, if they're fine on the fostex, I would guess it's something with your laptop's soundcard on playback. Check around in the windows volume settings and see if that helps.
  5. T-Bor

    T-Bor Guest

    I tried 3 different playback programs and on 2 computers...both had this problem. Thanks for the suggestion though
  6. Vaylence

    Vaylence Guest

    are you listening to unmixed unmastered raw waves? because if so, bingo bango theres your problem
  7. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    Hello all! My first post in a long time. A loooong time. Good to be back.

    My guess, its the preamps in the Fostex, you need an external mixer or decent pre. That is, assuming you have done all the software updates. Let us know how you get on so future users get the benefit.

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