[ardour-users] Setting recording levels

Them idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Wed Oct 20 17:10:39 PDT 2004

CB wrote:

>(Being a total newcomer to sound on linux, I can't be 100% sure if my
>problem is ardour-specific. If I am a bit OT here, apologies.)
>Where do you set recording levels for ardour? I'm getting some clipping
>when recording from a mike via my mixer. I can remove the clipping by
>turning my mixer output levels down, but that's just adding noise as I
>know there's no clipping happening pre-soundcard. 
>I did assume that the slider next to the vu on the ardour mixer strip
>adjusted recording levels, but it seems only to have an effect on
>playback. I've also played with the gnome 'Volume control' app, but none
>of the sliders there seem to change recording levels.
>(I'm running Ardour 0.529.3 on Fedora Core 2).
You should be able to arm your track for recording and monitor the input 
signal and reduce the input level for that track as appropriate.   Are 
you using any kind of monitoring for your sound card?  Jack & Ardour 
support various kinds of monitoring (software monitoring, for instance, 
which can impact latency), but some sound cards have their internal 
hardware monitoring (effectively zero-latency).  Are you adjusting the 
main bus slider or one for the specific track?

-- Brett

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