Right & Left Input Volume Level

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Member Since: Apr 08, 2008

Hi i record from my decks into my comp using Audacity & when i record the Right input is slightly louder than the Left input. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this? Or any tips on how i can make the levels so they are the same.

Any info greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Since: Nov 27, 2007

Oct 08, 2009 05:53 am

record the left and right to separate mono channels, and fix the levels there.

maybe they are meant to be like that for contrast. not sure.

Since: Feb 07, 2005

Oct 08, 2009 03:12 pm

do you mean that one "sounds" louder or does it "look" louder on the meters? There is a psychoacoustic anomaly where one channel will have to be a bit louder to sound right down the middle. For example if you clone a track and pan one hard left and one hard right and offset them by a nudge, one side will sound louder even though the volume levels are the same. There is a term for this but I can't remember what it is.... will update this thread if I can find it.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 08, 2009 03:50 pm

Can you tell us what you are using for an interface? It could be the output of the deck's or the cable or the input device itself that just needs the level set up correctly.

But as BH hinted to it could be the music as well.

But if it does it on everything then that could be any of the items I stated.

Since: Apr 08, 2008

Oct 09, 2009 03:32 am

Yes it just "looks" louder on the meters so maybe there is no problem after all? I use an Allen & Heath Xone:62 to record with.

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