View Full Version : Levels a little High on recording, Is there a tool to correct this at all

2006-02-27, 11:04 AM
I recorded a show last night Prong/Overkill at Joes in Chicago and i was using a sony mz-n707 with a sony ecm-ds70p stereo mic and i was using the manual adjust for the recording level (my first recording recording try) and i thought i had a good non maxed out level but the levels are a little high on prong and even a little more for overkill. What i was wondering was if there is any way to adjust/fix/filter/edit to improve this at all or do i chalk it up and try again at the next show? The venue was very small so i think that was an issue also.

2006-02-27, 03:10 PM
You'll have to have an audio editing program, like Sound Forge, Cool Edit, etc. With programs like this, you can lower the gain/volume of the recording. I've heard of a program called Audacity (which is free) that might be able to do that as well. Google it. Good luck.

2006-02-27, 04:45 PM
By "Levels High" do you mean clipped not just volume?
Also if it's clipped is it part of the show(s) or all the way through?

You can tidy up & disguise but .... either way a pain.
Bit by bit declipping is a long task ...
Automated declipping (as in DC6) may be successful but needs a sympathetic ear.

Your easiest way out of this is for your next recording make sure you get yourself a battery box and record via "line in".