Recording Levels on GLD 80

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  • #23968
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    mwsimms
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    We have been recording our Church Services using the USB Flash Drive as well as sending the audio to our DVD Recorder. The USB recording is great except the playback level is low. I have tried everything to get the levels up but have had no luck. Our Audio feed to the DVD recorder is not good. Playback of the DVD video seems to have some of the audio missing. HELP!

    #34743
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    jcarter
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    Are you recording spoken-word only or also music?

    Is the record feed a separate matrix or aux, or is it the same mix that goes to the mains?

    #34744
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    Chris93
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    What sort of levels are you getting?

    -18 dBFS is “normal”. Most commercial CDs will peak at 0 dBFS.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBFS#Analog_levels

    Chris

    #34752
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    plevrier
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    Hi,

    Just change your output configuration. I guess that your configuration is:
    Main (L-R) bus to FOH
    Matrix1 bus to USB recorder.

    Change it to:
    Main (L-R) bus to USB recorder ; and put it to unity (= 0 dB)
    Matrix1 bus to FOH. This is your main volume control now.

    Don’t forget to set L-R mix to unity in the matrix1 bus and you have to reconfigure your Main L-R outputs to Matrix1 L-R out on your stage frame.

    This give you also the advantage that you don’t use the Main L-R PEQ/GEQ. So the recording on USB is without EQ adjustments for the room / PA system. Do your room/PA eq adjustments in the Matrix bus. (Same for other things like compressor ; delay ; …)

    good luck.

    regards.
    Pascal

    GLD80 :-)

    #34753
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    plevrier
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    quote:


    Originally posted by Chris93

    What sort of levels are you getting?

    -18 dBFS is “normal”. Most commercial CDs will peak at 0 dBFS.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBFS#Analog_levels

    Chris


    Eh… In Broadcast situations we always stay below -9 dBfs. (-9 dBfs = Unity sensitivity)
    That goes for all gigs I have done in The Netherlands [:D]

    regards,
    Pascal

    GLD80 :-)

    #34763
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    gilparente
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    Actually, i would leave the MAINS L R alone and have multiple matrixes for all the destinations. That way you can EQ, compress, limit and etc according to each destination’s need.

    Gil Parente
    Design & Integration
    Atlantic Pro Audio, Inc.
    Gparente@apa-ee.com

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