Fairly new to online recording. Clipping issues.

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by ImaNutbar, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. ImaNutbar

    ImaNutbar Active Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    Ontario, Canada, Earth
    Hello Masters of the Craft,

    I have read through your boards for the past few days and though, maybe, you can help me.

    I am not a recording star of any significance and do not profess to know ANYTHING about recording. I just sing online for fun and therapy.

    That being said, I recently graduated from my Microsoft Headset mic to a condenser mic and interface.

    The problem, I am experiencing clipping (as it was described to me by SingSnap support and the good gentlemen a Long & McQuade Music Shop.

    I went to the Long & McQuade to double check the my equipment was working fine (it is, they tested it) but didn't think to bring my computer with me. I have not made it back.

    At this point, I am at home with a horrible case of Strep throat and thought I would ask here if you could help me configure my computer to accommodate the equipment I have.

    I have the following:

    MXL-910 Condenser Mic

    Steinberg CI1 USB Audio Interface

    Dell Inspiron ONE2023 with Windows 7 Home Premium

    I can't send you a clip because.... well first of all, I don't know how, ( the only place I record is on SingSnap.com and wouldn't want to engage in self promotion on your boards) and I am trying not to talk all day. (mostly because it HURTS!!!!)

    Some things I'll mention because of points I covered with SingSnap Support:

    I don't have nor does anyone in my house have a cell phone. (Shocking, I know.)

    I am not in close proximity to a radio or florescent lighting.

    All items were purchased and tested by Long & McQuade with the exception of the mic.
    (bought online, new, tested at L&M)

    Any help you can give me in this matter would be more than appreciated.

    Thank you for your time.

    Ima Nubar
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    Clipping can be caused by many things. I need an example of that sound to be accurate. Check your buffer setting, gain setting and track well below zero. Stay in the green if you want to stay clean.
  3. ImaNutbar

    ImaNutbar Active Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    Ontario, Canada, Earth
    Thank you for your quick response, Good Sir.

    I have sent a sample to you if that is ok.

    I had my gain down until I was silent.

    This is an online karaoke site and I have even gone into the settings of the online recorder and lowered echo to 0. (if that does anything.)

    As for anything else I might have done....at this point, no clue
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