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    Alsamixer: what levels to set for recording?


    I want to record some audio from my sound card using arecord. I would like to know what is the best levels to for alsamixer as far as the playback and capture levels: Master, Master Mono, Pcm, Capture.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeS View Post
    I want to record some audio from my sound card using arecord. I would like to know what is the best levels to for alsamixer as far as the playback and capture levels: Master, Master Mono, Pcm, Capture.

    Thanks
    This isn't really a question that can be easily answered as it depends upon your audio hardware (board, microphone, speakers, etc) and then there is the personal subjective assessment. Experiment is the best I can suggest. You also might want to install a good recording tool that gives you better control over this stuff (sound levels, balance, mix, et al), such as Audacity.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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