[ardour-users] Low volume for imported WAV Files
lshoujun at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 16 20:17:38 PDT 2004
Thanks for the reply...
--- Chris Bozic <cbozic at gmail.com> wrote:
> One unrelated thing you could try (just for fun) is set up hydrogen to
> be a jack slave and pipe it's output through jack to a track input on
> ardour. If you do it like that, than you can control the hydrogen
> track's volume like any other track while still having the freedom to
> change the drum part without having to export to WAV. Hydrogen will
> start playing when you hit play on ardour.
Hey, thats a great idea, perhaps i have not gotten to the point where I know how to do that (ie.
making Hydrogen a jack slave and control from ardour). The advantage being I can change the drum
part (if i want to ) on hydrogen itself without exporting to WAV.
At the end of the day after i've laid all the non-drum tracks i'd want to export the whole thing
into a wav (for mastering, convert to ogg or mp3 etc...). That would still require converting the
drums to wav first is that right?
>But it doesn't really
> matter how you decide to get a drum track into Ardour. Either by WAV
> or by jack slave, you can always use a ladspa amplifier in ardour to
> raise the volume of a track that has less than optimal levels.
> There's a ton of ladspa effects around that can help you out with bad
Thats another option, but i gotta figure out which ladspa would help me do this well.
For importing WAV files, would it help if I normalize the target wav first before importing?
I think i need to understand the way ardour controls the volume of imported WAV files. Outside of
the mixer, don't seem to have a "master vol" where I can control the overall volume of the entire
At this point, to me it seems that the playback vol of ardour is generally lower than that of the
CDplayer or XMMS. Gotta find some way to level it up. Any suggestions?
Thanks for helping,
> On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 03:11:49 +0100 (BST), Louis Lam <lshoujun at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > I was trying out two things:
> > 1. Import a WAV file that was previously exported by Hydrogen drums, I wanted to put this wav
> > into an ardour project and lay tracks along with it
> > 2. Import an existing stereo wav file that I've recorded previously and trying to do mastering
> > On both cases, the playback volume was very low on ardour as compared to playing it back with
> > xmms. Didn't Change the alsa mixer settings. I find it difficult to hear and to do mastering.
> > Is there something I need to do to the imported WAV files to bring up the volume in ardour?
> > I'm using version 0.9beta11 distributed with DeMuDi 1.2.0-rc3.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Louis Lam
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