#1
hey UG,

i have recently been recording more and more,
and my levels are very low not like real recordings should be, is there any way to fix this?

im running garageband with an M-Audio Fast Track USB and either the MXR 990&991 or a Shure SM57 depending on what im recording

my main troubles are recording acoustic guitar and piano
but i also have problems with electric

this is really frustrating because i cant get like semi-pro quality :/

any suggestions, or am i setting my sound goals to high?
#3
Quote by Jared R. Boyd
what do you mean by your levels are to low?
sound or quality?

-Ryan


sound, like i can hear what i record its just quiet
#4
Turn up the mic receive volume.

Or invest in a mixer and crank that gain/volume.


For Mic: (Windows XP)
Start - > Control Panel - > Sound Speech etc - > Sounds and Audio - > Voice - > Voice recording volume.
#5
Quote by Cody.Guitarist
Turn up the mic receive volume.

Or invest in a mixer and crank that gain/volume.


For Mic: (Windows XP)
Start - > Control Panel - > Sound Speech etc - > Sounds and Audio - > Voice - > Voice recording volume.


im a mac user lol
#6
How low are they???? Or do you want to get commercial cd volume?
They compress cd"s to hell to get them that loud but lose all the dynamics.
Sweet as
#8
Use Compression or EQ to the max, quality suffers unfortunately.
#9
The Fast Track USB doesn't have phantom power, so I don't know if you can run the condenser microphones. Also, have you jacked up the gain on your interface to the maximum to work with the SM57?

In the end, I'd go for a nicer interface with greater gain potential like the Mackie Onyx Satellite.
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#10
Quote by Fast_Fingers
The Fast Track USB doesn't have phantom power, so I don't know if you can run the condenser microphones. Also, have you jacked up the gain on your interface to the maximum to work with the SM57?

In the end, I'd go for a nicer interface with greater gain potential like the Mackie Onyx Satellite.


yes it has phantom power, and i did crank the gain for the SM57
i just bought the Fast Track like 3 months ago