[ardour-users] It is not loud enough

Mike Jewell mj405 at oneupaudio.com
Thu Oct 27 06:59:18 PDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 21:31 -0700, Kevin Cosgrove wrote:
> 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.

Click the track title for a menu.  Pick "Waveform" or "Waveform (dB)" .

In File > Preferences > Interface: "Minimum of dB mode display range".


Mike Jewell
One-Up Audio

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