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JohnF30
06-07-2008, 10:12 AM
I did a test today. I stuck a mic in front of a fairly constant signal and watched where it peaked. On my board's meters, I set it to peak at just about 0dB.

On my card's software (Delta 1010lt), which has meters on it, it peaked around -18 (dBFS?), and after it recorded in CEP, it peaked around -18 as well. So this sounds about right?

My stuff is in another room and it's usually just me, so I usually just turn some stuff up and go at it. I guess it's funny seeing such a small waveform, makes me question "was this recorded at a good volume?". It's all psychological. :wtf:

JohnF30
06-07-2008, 10:12 AM
I did a test today. I stuck a mic in front of a fairly constant signal and watched where it peaked. On my board's meters, I set it to peak at just about 0dB.

On my card's software (Delta 1010lt), which has meters on it, it peaked around -18 (dBFS?), and after it recorded in CEP, it peaked around -18 as well. So this sounds about right?

My stuff is in another room and it's usually just me, so I usually just turn some stuff up and go at it. I guess it's funny seeing such a small waveform, makes me question "was this recorded at a good volume?". It's all psychological. :wtf:

James
06-07-2008, 10:14 AM
sounds about right :) but use your ears, not your eyes ;)

James
06-07-2008, 10:14 AM
sounds about right :) but use your ears, not your eyes ;)