On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, paul beard wrote:
> Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 21:49:04 -0800
> From: paul beard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: recording audio with SoundBlaster Live/pcm cards: has anyone
> tried this?
> I have been working on recording vinyl LPs to digital files but
> have run into a problem. It turns out I misread the cryptic runes
> on the back of the sound card and was actually recording through
> the mic jack. It worked as far as I could tell -- I got sound --
> but I now have audio that sounds suspiciously like mono.
> So after tracking down the manual for the card (an SB Live! Gamer
> or Platinum w/o the Live drive), I am now using the line in and
> running the audio through an stereo receiver. But now nothing
> registers on the level indicators in gramofile.
> According to Creative's open source site, audio in and out is
> supported, but there's "supported" and "proven to work." Anyone
> have any experience with this or troubleshooting ideas I should be
> aware of?
> Paul Beard: seeking UNIX/internet engineering work
> 8040 27th Ave NE Seattle WA 98115 / 206 529 8400
I do a *lot* of recording with my SBLive! card and FreeBSD. It's all
guitar and drum machine through a 4-track, plugged into my sound card. The
trick with the line-in (at least on my rig) was that the input volume on
that channel was zero by default. I use the 4-track to do a little pre-mix
I found that if I pull up an audio mixer (kmix, since I use KDE) I can
bring the level up on line-in just fine. However, I have found that for
certain tracks the mic input is better, although I have to bring the input
gain down with kmix. Also, if you need to 'clean up' your recordings to
get the 'eggs-frying' noise out of the mix (all my vinyl has it :),
Audacity has great noise filters and it's in the ports collection.
HTH - JB
PS: If you want to carry on this discussion and feel it too off-topic,
feel free to contact me off-list.
# John Bleichert
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