Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by SevenStars, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. SevenStars

    SevenStars Guest

    My band and I just rented a Yamaha AW1600 to record our EP. After 7 hours of take after take, and figuring out how to get it to work, he had burned the track onto CD. I ripped it onto my computer and I couldnt hear it. I had to crank my speakers to bearly hear it, I put it in my dads 200-watt stereo, and put it to a volume that is normally reserved for stage concerts, and it yielded a moderate listening volume. We're having major volume issues, and I'm at my witts end. Am I going to have to run it through a mixer/PA setup?,,CNTID%253D48575%2526CTID%253D228500%2526CNTYP%253DPRODUCT,00.html
  2. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2006
    most likely what you've done is kinda cranked themaster output vol... and then mixed inrelation to that... try backing off on it and remix...
  3. SevenStars

    SevenStars Guest

    can you be more specific?
    I had the stereo fader all the way up, like the manual said to do. So what your saying is I should re-record with the stereo fader at a lower volume?
  4. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2006
    is there also an output controll as well???? may say monitor volume or something of that sort....
  5. SevenStars

    SevenStars Guest

    just a stero fader that controls the over-all volume of all the tracks. You can take a look at the picture in the link i posted to check if i missed it.
  6. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2006
    monitor volume upper right corner...
  7. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    I dunno for sure, and you may already know all this...but is this a possibility?

    You have in the path:

    Input level knobs>channel faders>master fader......basically.

    Look at the picture and set all your knobs just like the picture to start.

    That's the "nominal levels"...basically.

    Plug something into an input. Start playing, and raise the input level knob until you see a good level. Somewhere a red light may start blinking on that channel when you've gone too far. Turn it down a smidgen.

    Do the same for all the tracks. If you have the input level all the way down, and for some reason the input signal is still too hot, lower the level of what's going into it.

    Perhaps the input buttons light red if it's too hot there? Watch them, and turn them down if they are. If the channel volume is too loud, does it light up red? Then turn that down.

    Get a good, hot signal, without going over, to all the tracks. You may be best off trying to leave the input level knobs down as far as you can, but you still want to leave the channel faders close to that "0", if possible, while recording.

    Once everything is recorded, then use the channel faders to mix.

    I don't even know if you can do this with that, but if you are trying to mix it WHILE recording so you can monitor it mixed, then some or all the tracks may be too low.

    Get as much signal as you can, then you can mix them down. You may have to fudge a little on levels of the master and channels. Just experiment.

    I may be way off, but just thought it might be a possibility....I saw a guy do that once.

    Good luck,

    Kapt. Krunch
  8. SevenStars

    SevenStars Guest

    I did exactly that while recording.
    I found that I had to drop the (3) vocal tracks down a lot more than the others. I messed around with it some more today and I found that if I left the vocal volume around where the other ones were, that it would be the correct volume we wanted. We recorded the vocals through just a regular microphone, plugged directly into the recorder. We held up mics to amps for the guitars and bass, and I have drum mics for my drums. And all the instruments are too quiet, any ideas?
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