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Old 11-13-2019, 08:14 PM
Joseph Hanna Joseph Hanna is offline
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Originally Posted by justonwo View Post
My trouble is that what sounds like the sweet spot in headphones doesn’t sound right after mixing and on normal speakers. It’s also consistently too quiet even though I normalize the recording when mixing. Recording is hard! can never “make up ground” by normalizing. That’s a recipe for disaster especially when recording an acoustic instrument. Getting the right input sensitivity is fundamentally a different thing than volume. Get the input (on the Zoom) it’s called “recording level” properly set. It needs to be sufficiently high, without distortion, or everything down stream from that moment is compromised. Recording input level is vital and shouldn’t be confused with volume in your headphones. Set input without your headphones on using the led tree. Then adjust your “volume” in your headphones using the volume control.
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