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    Hi all

    Im playing vinyl and cds through my flatmates xone 92 and currently recording the mixes into ableton through an audiobox usb sound card.

    Im pretty new to all this so forgive me but im finding it really hard to keep the levels all good and in the green on ableton, the recording is coming out linked to the volume going through the mixer. this is an issue as sometimes tracks on the cds/ through the cdjs are louder than the vinyls etc. its also an issue because you have to play the music at a certain volume the whole way through

    I was wondering whether there were any tips to either get a recording that was not linked to the volume on the mixer with different cables? or just a better way of doing live recordings.

    currently i have the sound card plugged into the record output on the back of the mixer

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zchael6 View Post
    Hi all

    Im playing vinyl and cds through my flatmates xone 92 and currently recording the mixes into ableton through an audiobox usb sound card.

    Im pretty new to all this so forgive me but im finding it really hard to keep the levels all good and in the green on ableton, the recording is coming out linked to the volume going through the mixer. this is an issue as sometimes tracks on the cds/ through the cdjs are louder than the vinyls etc. its also an issue because you have to play the music at a certain volume the whole way through

    I was wondering whether there were any tips to either get a recording that was not linked to the volume on the mixer with different cables? or just a better way of doing live recordings.

    currently i have the sound card plugged into the record output on the back of the mixer

    thanks!
    Just use the trims on the channels to make sure the audio is the same. You should be doing that anyway? Just remember that adding music to your output will increase the overall volume out. You need to either play with the EQs or volume faders while you're blending tracks. It's just part of being the DJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happydan View Post
    Just use the trims on the channels to make sure the audio is the same. You should be doing that anyway? Just remember that adding music to your output will increase the overall volume out. You need to either play with the EQs or volume faders while you're blending tracks. It's just part of being the DJ.
    Hey dude thanks for the reply

    Yeah I've got all the gains set to the same, the master set and not moving, I mix with the volume faders and the eqs but what I was trying to say is that the tracks often seem to different volumes, the mo3s on cds vs the vinyls coming off the turn tables. Often I was wondering whether there was a way of recording out of the mixer that was separate from the volume

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    Quote Originally Posted by zchael6 View Post
    Hey dude thanks for the reply

    Yeah I've got all the gains set to the same, the master set and not moving, I mix with the volume faders and the eqs but what I was trying to say is that the tracks often seem to different volumes, the mo3s on cds vs the vinyls coming off the turn tables. Often I was wondering whether there was a way of recording out of the mixer that was separate from the volume
    No, don't set the gains them same. Set them for each track so that the level meters just tickle the 0dB light on the channels. The REC out is actually the best option because it's a raw output from the master, and isn't affected by the master/booth volume controls. You're more likely hearing the change in dynamics between vinyl and CD. You probably have more high-end coming from CD and more bass from vinyl (depending on how your counterweights are set up and what needles you are using).
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    Quote Originally Posted by happydan View Post
    No, don't set the gains them same. Set them for each track so that the level meters just tickle the 0dB light on the channels. The REC out is actually the best option because it's a raw output from the master, and isn't affected by the master/booth volume controls. You're more likely hearing the change in dynamics between vinyl and CD. You probably have more high-end coming from CD and more bass from vinyl (depending on how your counterweights are set up and what needles you are using).
    Ok, thanks a lot I'll practice the advice.

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