Sound levels

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Member Since: Sep 22, 2003

It seems that whenever i record my amp or from my POD 2.0 my sound is so quiet and thin. I am hoping to get a nice computer and soundcard soon, but for nor all i can do is run my POD strait to the comp. or mic my amp into my mixer and run that into the computer. If anyone has suggestions for more volume it would greatly help.

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Since: Nov 21, 2002

Apr 21, 2004 08:22 pm

are you running the pod through the mixer for the preamps? i think you still need some sort of a preamp when using a pod, though im not sure

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

Apr 21, 2004 10:46 pm

Your probably on top of it per you mention of a sound card. Standard sound cards barely record voice with any accuracy. Quality analog to digital conversion is quintessential. Most folks use a mixer between the DI (pod) and the computer. The preamps in the mixer help derive the proper input volume and give you a way to listen to the signal before it hits the computer.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 26, 2004 11:01 pm

And to add a bit here. You need to make sure you have the output on the POD cranked up to full, or as far as you can without any distortion on the clean settings. Then set your gains on the pre's on the mixer and then set the level's in your recording app.

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