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Old October 3rd, 2017, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Distortion while recording

Hello everyone! I just had a few questions about recording. So I just bought an interface (behringer umc 22) and When I record the sound is really crunchy and distorted. It is also worth noting that I am using my amps direct output and I am using audacity as a DAW. The only time this happens is when I am using a preset on my amp with distortion. If I use a clean channel it is perfectly fine. Help would be appreciated, thanks! P.S Rip Tom Petty

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So you have distortion when you use a distortion preset you say?

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The distortion output is likely stronger than the clean output. Are you resetting you levels on the interface when changing the amp presets?


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Old October 3rd, 2017, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I used to use audacity with an M-audio Mobile Pre interface. Is there a difference in the wave patterns on your computer screen? Are the wave patterns on the distorted channels peaked right out? I always kept my recording levels low so as not to max things out. You need to play with the audacity program a bit to learn how it works. I finally got fed up with latency problems so I went out and bought a Zoom R8 all in one recorder/mixer. Haven't looked back since.

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Old October 7th, 2017, 05:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So you have distortion when you use a distortion preset you say?

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The distortion output is likely stronger than the clean output. Are you resetting you levels on the interface when changing the amp presets?


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Yes I reset my levels with each different preset, the tone/distortion of the amp is night and day plugged straight in vs. direct out.

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I used to use audacity with an M-audio Mobile Pre interface. Is there a difference in the wave patterns on your computer screen? Are the wave patterns on the distorted channels peaked right out? I always kept my recording levels low so as not to max things out. You need to play with the audacity program a bit to learn how it works. I finally got fed up with latency problems so I went out and bought a Zoom R8 all in one recorder/mixer. Haven't looked back since.

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Well I know for a fact I'm not clipping, it doesn't sound THAT muddy, but it is a mix of muddy and crunchy.

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