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    I recently got help from another forum user who helped a LOT. They told me to record through my line-in but I don't have a line-in on my computer so I also had the option of using my microphone line. I can record my mixes through audacity this way but the soundwave comes out HUGE (wide). I need to know how to make it so when I record the sound basically is really quiet without lowering to volume via my mixer. This being said I can then amplify it it it will (hopefully) come out clear and not distorted. Anyone know how to do such?

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    There is a volume control in Audacity for recording and listening which allows you to control what comes in and what goes out. See the image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmix View Post
    There is a volume control in Audacity for recording and listening which allows you to control what comes in and what goes out. See the image.

    Yes, the problem is though is it still comes out loud and distorted, even if it's at 0 volume

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    Microphone input. No good for recording mate. Get a soundcard
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    Microphone input. No good for recording mate. Get a soundcard
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    Mac or PC?

    Look at your computer control panel / settings sometimes have a rec volume there too. turn it down

    But yes get a soundcard.

    what set up is it? are you using same laptop to dj too?
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    Is this during playback of just the recording or what you here when you're recording? There's a monitor preference in Audacity that you need to make sure is turned off so you don't here what you're recording while you're playing.
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    Microphone input is amplified. I seriously doubt you'll get something clean through this.
    But sometimes in your computer's audi settings there is a +20dB amplification on the microphone, and it might be enabled as a default setting. If there is such a thing, make sure to turn if off.

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    I warned you about the mic input .

    Also since I don't know crap about this mixer.... nem0nic posted in that thread about the 2in/2out sound card in it and how you should be able to record through that.
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    Thanks, I do have a sondcard for you other people, but yeah I am cnfused with the mixer XD

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