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Recording Audio from external source

by gstevens26 / January 3, 2007 11:19 PM PST

I have connected my PC to my DJ Mixer in a view to record my mixes straight onto my computer for cd burning.
I have an RCA to 1/8" y cable which is connected to the Out on the mixer and plugged into the Microphone socket of the sound card. I have Sound Forge 8 software on my pc which I use to record the music playing through the mixer. The problem I have is that when I stop recording the stream and listen to the outcome the volumes vary.
For example. I have recorded a dance tune with vocals in it. At the start of the track before the vocals kick in the volume of the recording goes up and down every 5 seconds or so but as soon as the vocals kick in the volume stays steady and the recording sounds good. Then once the vocals stop, the volume starts going up and down again on the instrumental part.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be. Do I need a better sound card with a proper Line In port to record through or am I doing something wrong?
I've tried other recording software and the same happens so I know it's not that....
Please help.

Thanks

Gary

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Do you have AGC enabled on your sound card or software?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 3, 2007 11:25 PM PST
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Do you have AGC enabled on your sound card or software?
by gstevens26 / January 3, 2007 11:32 PM PST

I've no Idea mate. Didn't even know there was such a thing. I'm using win xp. Think my sound card is built into my mother board which is an ASROCK. I have just bought a creative Labs Sound blaster Live 5.1 card which I am waiting to be delivered. Can you give me some guidance?

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There is no standard here. You have to find your settings.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 3, 2007 11:53 PM PST

Within the volume controls go to Options then Properties

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There is no standard here. You have to find your settings
by gstevens26 / January 3, 2007 11:57 PM PST

Thanks Bob. Got it. Will test it tonight and let you know the outcome.

Gary

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