Robert may well correct some of my comments or add information because he is
far more knowledgeable than I am. Firstly, gain adjusts the level of the whole
track. That can be useful when balancing levels of different tracks. Amplify
will also do that if you wish, but you can also adjust the level of a
selection. One benefit of using amplify is that Audacity will let you know the
A little while ago I did an audio tutorial on use of Audacity’s amplify
facilities. Here is audacity-levels.mp3
<https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/c675ys> . That may be of some value when
getting your head around the setting of levels.
From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Behalf Of Richard Thomas
Sent: Friday, 24 April 2020 11:12 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Help With Gain andRecording Volume Settings
First, I am trying to wrap my mind around things I dont know I dont know about
audio and recording.
I have tested the use of recording in the Simple, multi-track and none modes
and it all is working as described in the accessibility guide and, or, other
documents to add tracks listening to overdubbing.
I am ready to set my recording and playback levels during continued learning
Do you know the diferences between the Gain and Recording Volume usage by
I understand the concepts of gain and playback volume to be something like;
Gain was, on muy old analog amp, the input volume prior to any effects or
Thus turning it up enough caused over driving the amps processing system and
thus the first guitar distortion for the early players.
We then used the (playback?) volume to manage the actual loudness of the output
signal to the speakers as I understand these concepts.
Is there any diference in tonal modulations or impact diferences on plugin
effects when using gain or the Recording slider settings in Audacitys digital
handling of these settings?
Thanksfor any help or pointers:
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