How to increase gain, without increasing white noise in background?

When i record my acoustic guitar although quality is good but gain is not good (Graph that it shows during recording is not that much active) and when i increase the volume, thare is a little bit of noise in background. Pls help me.


prashankpm 5 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Eppe
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    Do you already have the input gain cranked all the way up when you record? What mic and interface are you using?

    5 years ago | 1 comment
  • Near Earth Object
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    First of all, make sure you record the incoming signal loud enough (adjust incoming signal in your audio interface).
    You can also try using something like a compressor to pump up the signal, and get rid of some noise by using eq.

    5 years ago | 0 comments
  • guitarist916
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    I agree mostly with what Near Earth Object said. Be careful with compressors on acoustic, you can add unwanted gain pretty easily if you are not careful. Id recommend getting Waves L1 ultramaximizer instead. You can raise volume without compressing. Your mics that you are using will make a huge difference. Are you using condenser mics or dynamic mics?

    5 years ago | 1 comment
  • drust
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    Cubase has a thing called "normalize" that increases the velocity of the audio track after you record it. is there anything like that on Live?

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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