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  • Audio recording question

    Posted by Stephen Mann on April 3, 2005 at 6:08 am

    I am trying something that I’ve never done before, so natch, I’m missing something simple.

    I recorded some audio on an MD recorder and I want to use Vegas to copy the audio to the timeline.

    The audio device is the sound chip on the motherboard, and I’ve set the preferences to use the Microsoft Sound Mapper. Whenever I arm the track to record, the meter shows a constant noise at about -50dBm. (It doesn’t matter what audio device I select in Preferences).

    I hear the audio from the MD player through the PC speakers and verified that it coming into the sound card ‘mic’ input on the Microsoft Mixer.

    Can anyone take a shot as to why the audio isn’t getting to the track for recording?

    Stephen Mann replied 19 years ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Gary Kleiner

    April 3, 2005 at 7:08 am

    How do you have the Record inputs for the track set up?

    Gary Kleiner
    Vegas Training and Tools.com

  • Ted Snow

    April 3, 2005 at 7:27 am

    I’m not at my editing computer right now, but look under “preferences” “audio” and make sure that the “record” section is pointing toward your on board sound card. Being able to hear the audio coming from your speakers doesn’t necessarily mean that it is being recorded into Vegas…only that the sound card is passing the signal to the speakers. My onboard sound card also shows signal on the meters even with no audio applied, but my Echo Mia doesn’t. I think most on board sound cards will show this “noise” on the meters.

  • Stephen Mann

    April 3, 2005 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks Gary and Ted.

    Your suggestions pointed me into the right direction. I knew it had to be something simple. I discovered a Windows control that I hadn’t ever seen before: “Recording Control”. All I had to do was select “Line In” and I was good to go.

    Damn, that noise floor is high, about -50 dBm. Since today’s project is for my daughter’s science fair project, I won’t worry about it, but it’s definitely time to look at a better input device.

    That’s another thread, however.

  • Ted Snow

    April 4, 2005 at 2:31 am

    Steve,
    I saw a brand new Echo Mia sound card on Ebay the other day for $129 (Buy it Now). That’s a good price…I gave $169 for mine. These are pretty good cards…balanced ins and outs, +4 operating level, etc.

  • Stephen Mann

    April 4, 2005 at 7:13 am

    Thanks, I’ll take a look

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