#1
Hey guys.

Well, Im trying to get some recording done today cause its my only day off, yet i find myself facing a horrible problem. Im recording with a condensor mic, trying to record a bass guitar and for the first 10 seconds of the recording everything looks good, then suddenly my track drops off about 15 dbs. I cant figure it out. Ive unplugged, and re-plugged, adjusted volumes, and placements, nothing. Has anyone had this problem, or can maybe lend me some advice as to whats going on????

Would be much appreciated!
#3
Quote by hagstrom_9
Hey guys.

Well, Im trying to get some recording done today cause its my only day off, yet i find myself facing a horrible problem. Im recording with a condensor mic, trying to record a bass guitar and for the first 10 seconds of the recording everything looks good, then suddenly my track drops off about 15 dbs. I cant figure it out. Ive unplugged, and re-plugged, adjusted volumes, and placements, nothing. Has anyone had this problem, or can maybe lend me some advice as to whats going on????

Would be much appreciated!

So you're miking a bass speaker with a condenser mic? Are you getting any clipping befor the drop in volume?
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#4
e7add9 I'm using audacity. I know its not the best program, but i havent had any problems with it before, been using it for about 2 years.


Quote by Paddy McK
So you're miking a bass speaker with a condenser mic? Are you getting any clipping befor the drop in volume?


Nope, havent had any clipping before it drops
#5
Audacity is extremely buggy software, and very outdated now (a downside to being open-source is that unless enough people take to something it will always be substandard to the commercial alternatives and left in the past) - download the 30-day Reaper trial (it's unlimited, but after 30 days is up you really ought to pay the small amount for it to keep Cockos' programmers in a job!) and see if you still get the same problem when recording... that way we can at least rule out it being a problem in the software, if you get the same problem, and we only have to look into driver issues and then your hardware.
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#6
Quote by DisarmGoliath
Audacity is extremely buggy software, and very outdated now (a downside to being open-source is that unless enough people take to something it will always be substandard to the commercial alternatives and left in the past) - download the 30-day Reaper trial (it's unlimited, but after 30 days is up you really ought to pay the small amount for it to keep Cockos' programmers in a job!) and see if you still get the same problem when recording... that way we can at least rule out it being a problem in the software, if you get the same problem, and we only have to look into driver issues and then your hardware.

I agree fully.