Problem with recording

Discussion in 'Recording' started by audion00b, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. audion00b

    audion00b Active Member

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    I get meter readings when i arm a track ( around -50dB range), even when my input gain in my soundcard driver settings is set to null.
     
  2. audion00b

    audion00b Active Member

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    anyone? i could really use some help here
     
  3. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

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    More information required.

    What soundcard? Mic input or line? When you say "null" do you mean unity?
     
  4. audion00b

    audion00b Active Member

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    Realtek HD audio..though im using a ASIO4all when im using Sonar X1. Recording through Mic In. i opened my Mic in Settings and turned the level all the way down. But im getting a meter reading at -50dB range in Sonar..
     
  5. IIRs

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    Do you mean you have a -50dB noise floor from the input? Is there anything plugged into it?

    To be honest, that's not that high for a consumer soundcard: you will need a proper audio interface to do much better.
     
  6. audion00b

    audion00b Active Member

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    yeah, can i use a gate with a low attack and high release? i mean is that option
     
  7. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

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    A gate should help. The ideal attack and release times would depend on the source material however.
     
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    So where did you get the crack? Is it the AirISO version?
     
  9. GZsound

    GZsound Active Member

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    The poor noise floor is most certainly the result of the Realtek POS.

    I would go ahead and record and then use noise reduction to remove the low level hiss...and then buy a professional interface.
     

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