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Small waveforms for keyboard tracks

Discussion in 'Synths / Samplers & VSTi' started by Rumy73, Dec 6, 2013.

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  1. Rumy73

    Rumy73 Active Member

    Nov 21, 2013
    Washington, DC
    Greetings. I was asked to play guitar and help record a band that's like Lacuna Coil. Always up for a challenge, I agreed. Mostly, we are working remotely. I received the keyboard parts recently, and when I imported them into Studio One, I noticed that the wave forms are nearly invisible. I can hear the tracks, but I am wondering why this would be. Does have to do with the level that the keys were originally tracked? Or is it something else?
  2. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Akron/Cleveland, OH
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    I'm not familiar with Studio One, so I don't know about it's track display properties. You say you can hear the tracks; how audible are they? Are you having to turn up your track volume and/or your monitors quite a bit to hear the parts? Or are they similar to any other well recorded tracks in volume? Are you noticing any noise along with the tracks that would point to the tracks being recorded at too shy of a level? When importing these tracks into your DAW's timeline, what are your meters telling you? It's possible that the levels were recorded too low, but it's also possible that your track view is collapsed to the point of showing you a minimal view...
  3. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    If your meters indicate it's a reasonably strong signal, it's a display adjust.

    Either stretch this window down, or pick view size medium or larger from the choices below.

    If the volume is OK, AND the window is large enough, AND the waveform is still too small, adjust the waveform zoom level in the lower right.


    If it's a weak signal, give it some gain.

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