[ardour-users] It is not loud enough

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at doink.com
Wed Oct 26 21:31:14 PDT 2005

On 26 October 2005 at 15:37, Mike Jewell <mj405 at oneupaudio.com> wrote:

> Have you used Audacity?  It lets you switch any track from linear to log
> (dB) at any time.  This is incredibly useful.  Neither display is good
> for all uses so you need both.  For instance, if you are trying to
> figure out what your noise floor is, record the loudest signal you'll
> see at 0dB.  Switch to dB scale and then you can see (for example) that
> -75 db noise floor plain as day.  (It even lets you set the max dB range
> to get just the resolution you need.)  It is one of my favorite features
> in Audacity.  When I first saw the track pop-up context menu in Ardour
> where you can select how to display the waveform (traditional or
> rectified) I was disappointed to not see "dB" in the list.  It would be
> a great addition.

Yes, I use Audacity all the time.  I didn't know it had a linear/log
switch.  Where is that?  Yes, it sounds like a great thing.


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