DaveWindell wrote: ↑
October 11th, 2018, 2:04 am
Hi to all. I am DaveWindell a newbie and not at all tech savvy. (I have just posted my question in the wrong thread just to show what a dim-wit I can be). I have a Marantz USB microphone, which I'm told is ok for recording, but on Audacity I have to turn the 'recording volume' up to 100% otherwise the playback is very quiet. Is this normal or have I set up the microphone or the software wrongly? All and any advice gratefully received! Thanks, DaveWindell
I also have my Audacity input volume (the slider bar next to the microphone icon) set all the way up to 100%. If the sound is normal then, why not ? That's why it's there for.
Maybe you have a toggle on your microphone to set the input volume higher, but it's not necessary. How soft is your recording ? If you set it 100% is it still too soft ?
Also are you using Windows 10 ? I have heard that other users had problems with lower sound since the upgrade
In any case, you can easily amplify with Audacity, if the volume is still too soft recorded.
We have a handy plug-in to assess the volume to get to the desired 89 dB.
Replay Gain plugin for Audacity: - http://forum.audacityteam.org/download/file.php?id=4668
1. Save the file to your computer - your desktop or somewhere where you can easily find it.
2. Now browse to the folder in which Audacity is installed. It's probably in C:\Program Files\Audacity) and then open the Plug-Ins folder.
3. Drag the file you saved into the Plug-Ins folder.
4. When next you start up Audacity, you will be able to select the whole recording (Ctrl+A on Windows), then go to Analyze | ReplayGain, and it'll tell you how much to amplify your file to get to about 89 dB.
Then try this:
> highlight your recording
> go to Effect
> go to Amplify
> input the number Replay Gain gave you in the first slot (amplification dB) to increase the volume
> press ok
That should do the trick.
And as to "dim-wit", I disagree...it takes wit and courage to notice you own errors, admit them and try to change them.
And asking questions is never wrong.