Input level question

Hello!  I’ve not asked you a question in a long time, but now I have a silly question. I don’t know if I am recording correctly on a very fundamental issue: input levels.  When I record I push the faders

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Decibel reference level

I just started using an audio editing software, and the decibels are negative scaled (zero is SUPER loud, -24 is no noise). I can’t find anything in the software documentation about the reference level; is there a standard used in

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Impedence and various inputs

Can someone explain to me what impedence is? Also, I have a Presonus Firepod.  It has three kinds of inputs:  mic, line and instrument.  What is the difference between them and does it make a difference for sound quality if

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Input recording level

I’m curious as to what level you record at?  Do you try to get the signal as hot as possible without peaking either on your software, in my case  Cubase SX3 input level or your interface, or do you leave

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Mastering Levels Question

I was recently watching the Steinberg Internal Mixing DVD and, as a result, I have a question. One of they points they make on the DVD is that, when one is sending pop and rock music off for mastering, the

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Tascam 414 & 424mkII – unclean guitar recording

hi, after a few years of computer recording i decided to experiment with some tape recording.  i bought a tascam 414 and 424mkII off of ebay recently.   i’ve gotten some decent recordings of acoustic guitar with them, and also drums. 

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Quiet recording levels

Hi there, I’m fairly new to using recording equipment, and I have a problem I can’t seem to track down.  I recently got a PreSonus Firebox with an Audio-technica AT4040 condenser microphone.  I plan to use these on my iBook

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