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seeray
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recording

Post by seeray »

after recording there is slipping and sometimes distoring. Is there something I can do prevent this to happen?

DougDbug
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Re: recording

Post by DougDbug »

What are you recording (from a mic, a tape player, etc.), and how are you connected?

By "slipping", do you mean "skipping ahead" like some audio is missing or like a vinyl record skips? That generally means that the CPU is getting interrupted during recording. You should not be multitasking or running any other programs while recording.

Distortion is most-often caused by recording at too high volume. See this post.

cdeamaze
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Re: recording

Post by cdeamaze »

Seeray said
after recording there is slipping and sometimes distoring. Is there something I can do prevent this to happen
It depends.

If you are recording a live event, you don't have the luxury to rerecord. You may wish to record using 2 or more devices. You can use something like Easy Hi-Q recorder(free if recording less than 3 minutes, $29.99 if longer than 3 minutes) in addition to GoldWave, it can record what you hear without attaching a microphone in a laptop (with its built in mic). That way, you have multiple copies. If part of one copy is bad, you can cut and paste from another copy. But like Doug suggested, do not multitask while you record, othwise both copies may be bad! Better yet, if you use an independent recorder such as Sony, your copy from Sony will still be good even if you multitask!

If it is not a live event, then you can rerecord. When you record, make sure recording volume set 100% and no clipping occurs. Like Doug said, rerecord if clipping occurs.

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