#1
I've heard a lot of good about reaper so I downloaded it today. The problem is whenever I playback a track I just recorded it is REALLY quiet. I'm using a USB samson condenser mic directly into my laptop. Using other software it sounds fine, but with reaper it's just really quiet.

I've tried adding gain and/or volume but then it adds a lot of noise. So is this normal or will it be that quiet when I mixdown and master the final product?
#3
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Last edited by JayLacelle at Dec 30, 2009,
#4
Quote by JayLacelle
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Just upload to imageshack or something first, then put that link in the img brackets. Almost there
#5
In order to use a Condenser Mic you'll need a 48v phantom power supply and a pre-amp which your Laptop doesn't have. You'll need an Interface that has both Phantom power and pre-amp.
#6
Quote by JoeAudio
In order to use a Condenser Mic you'll need a 48v phantom power supply and a pre-amp which your Laptop doesn't have. You'll need an Interface that has both Phantom power and pre-amp.


it's a USB mic and i'm 100% sure it doesn't require phantom power. otherwise it wouldn't work at all. like i said the mic works fine it's just quiet with reaper.

and screenshots to come btw.
#7
Quote by JoeAudio
In order to use a Condenser Mic you'll need a 48v phantom power supply and a pre-amp which your Laptop doesn't have. You'll need an Interface that has both Phantom power and pre-amp.


If you read the post you would have realised that he is using a USB condenser microphone, which is powered & recorded through a USB socket.

Much as I hate USB microphones - this shouldn't be normal. Check your sound input settings in reaper, I can't go into any specifics as I'm not very familliar with reaper, but if you can't find a solution, you could always record all of your tracks in whatever software you were using before and then transfer the audio files into reaper to mix them.
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#9
Quote by Sonny_sam
If you read the post you would have realised that he is using a USB condenser microphone, which is powered & recorded through a USB socket.

Much as I hate USB microphones - this shouldn't be normal. Check your sound input settings in reaper, I can't go into any specifics as I'm not very familliar with reaper, but if you can't find a solution, you could always record all of your tracks in whatever software you were using before and then transfer the audio files into reaper to mix them.


thanks ill try that.
#10
If you read the post you would have realised that he is using a USB condenser microphone, which is powered & recorded through a USB socket.

Yes my bad, didnt see the USB part, but the rest of my post holds true, and I agree with Sonny, not a big fan of USB mics, but you make with you you got!
#11
Bit of a long shot, but it could be the drivers, you could try ASIO4ALL and see if that solves your problem.
#12
ok guys i just found the problem. For some reason the level was set really low for the mic in the windows control panel. idk why this only affected reaper, but once i raised it the playback sounds loud and clear.

thanks for the help.
#13
Quote by JayLacelle
ok guys i just found the problem. For some reason the level was set really low for the mic in the windows control panel. idk why this only affected reaper, but once i raised it the playback sounds loud and clear.

thanks for the help.


It's always cool to know there are people here to help you out, But there isn't a better feeling of troubleshooting and finding out the problem yourself. Good job! happy recordings!