[audacity4blind] Re: Amplification

  • From: Johchi <Johchi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:07:59 -0400


A technician at Sweetwater Sound was helping me, via remote computer to computer servicing, with my new ZED mixing board's sound card update and settings. In the process he somehow changed the recording volume in Audacity. I have been unable to get back in touch with that spacific tech at Sweetwater since then. My problem is that as I am recording in Audacity on a mic, I need to really boost my headphone volume onthe mixing board to be able to clearly hear what is going on. Then when I hit playback, the playback volume from Audacity is too loud and is sometime distorting. My question is: Is there a way for a blind user to put recording levels back to factory settings?


On 9/19/2013 4:04 PM, Sean Paul wrote:
You can set your recording levels in your control panel then use gain after you 
record. I prefer this method over using amplification as I have more control over 
it and can make small changes as I need to make them without the possibility of 
effecting my recording. I set my mic levels lower than probably most folks do so 
that I can increase them through gain. This helps me aleviate the background noise 
which is produced by the room that I record in. Even though I do use & 
recommend a dynamic mic, you're still going to get some background noise especially 
if you've your mic settings cranked up.
   ----- Original Message -----
   From: Ron
   To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
   Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 09:56
   Subject: [audacity4blind] Amplification

   Hi all.

   Some tape recorders had a visible thing that went in to the red when your 
recording level was too loud and it would create distortion.  I understand that 
Audacity has the same, though this is unusable for people with screen readers.  
Is  there any  way we can get round this?  Can you set Audacity to always 
record consistently regarding the sound and noise level?

   We can hear the difference base, treble, pitch,  speed etc. makes to a 
recording   However we can't hear what Normalise or leveler might do.  It seems 
these are more visual things for some kind of effect?  I appreciate there is 
more to it, but could  anyone please simplify?

   I just want to make recordings that have a set standard  sound quality and 
the same level of volume.

   Using Windows xp with Jaws 13.

   Interested to hear what you think.


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