drumnbass.be forum

drumnbass.be forum » DJ booth » DJs & MCs » record a mix
Go to the bottom of this page record a mix
poesjka poesjka is a female
Funky Lady


Registration Date: 13-02-2004
Posts: 972

Helpfulness rating: 
7 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 7.43

hi all

listen. it's been a few weeks i want to record a mix, in order to re-listen myself and, if i'm satisfied with it, post it online.

but: it wouldn't work.

i first tried to record with my pc, but the sound was really crappy (distortion). soms people said it was due to my pc.

then i tried to record with an MD but the result is the same.. crappy sound...

i'm a bit at a loss.. Confused
is the problem my mixer? (a Numark DM 3050)
does anyone know another way of recording?

thanks to anyone who might help on that matter Bigup


31/03 Café Détour @ Lille (FR)
17/05 www.jungletrain.net Motronicism live 17h-19h
28/07 Drum NN bass Part V @ Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen (NL)
14-05-2006 14:57
Nouveau_Riche Nouveau_Riche is a male


Registration Date: 26-01-2005
Posts: 88

Helpfulness rating: 
2 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.50

I think the distrortion might be caused by the volume level. If you play to loud, like in "the red", and you record stuff digitally, the result will be constant clipping.

So next time u record a mix try to keep the volume levesl in check. If you have 2 outputs on your mixer, then lower the volume of the one ur using for recording. I don't know what program ur using to record stuff, put normally you can see the volume levels, so just make sure they never reach the top and start to clip.
In case u only have a record output on your mixer, then just lower the gain level of each channel.

Hope it helps
14-05-2006 15:13 Homepage of Nouveau_Riche
is deep in the jungle


Registration Date: 08-10-2004
Posts: 425

Helpfulness rating: 
1 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 8.00

I get that only when I plug into the mic input on the back of my pc, instead of the line input which is the proper place.
14-05-2006 23:21 Homepage of zebediah
BattleDrone BattleDrone is a male
2161... the future.


Registration Date: 30-12-2005
Posts: 6,413

Helpfulness rating: 
40 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 8.70

You also get this problem when you use a headphone-out to record from. (Blew a soundcard with that few years ago My Mistake )

Check my soundcloud (exclusive tracks on there)
15-05-2006 00:32 Homepage of BattleDrone
djfreemc djfreemc is a male


Registration Date: 25-07-2003
Posts: 1,117

Helpfulness rating: 
10 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.40

As said here before, use the record output of your mixer to connect to your recording device, and make sure you connect it to the LINE input, not the MIC input. Second you need to make sure you don't have any clipping. Usually I make a few short recordings and check if they sound ok, adjust the master volume if it has any clipping or distortion. On some mixers if you go into the red, the recording will clip, so you have to stay out of the red zone. Just turn up the amplifier instead of your mixer Wink

The mysteries of the distorted snare...
Can't win if u don't play
15-05-2006 10:39 Homepage of djfreemc
Sub-Skit Sub-Skit is a female
Sexy Steppa

Registration Date: 26-06-2005
Posts: 139

Helpfulness rating: 
1 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 10.00

I have those two master buttons, really handy , one for mixing and the other for recording Big Grin

Enter the place where madness enters your soul
24-08-2006 23:18
drumnbass.be forum » DJ booth » DJs & MCs » record a mix