On Sunday, March 23, 2003, at 10:34 PM, Paul Allen wrote:
> About 12 hours ago, I wrote:
>> First, the per-track pan and gain sliders don't work on my system.
>> You can move them all you want, but nothing happens. I see no
>> messages in the terminal window from which Audacity was started.
> > [...]
>> I really need the per-track pan/balance control in order to correct
>> an apparent gain imbalance beteen the stereo channels of my analog
>> input stream. In the past, I've used a separate mixer to control
>> recording gain and balance. That's no longer possible now that
>> Audacity has taken over the mixer.
> I can see now that the pan and gain sliders are for *playback*, not
> for recording.
Good, that explains why they didn't seem to be working for you!
Cause I was confused...
> I can also see that firing up a copy of the gom
> mixer in another window can work nicely with Audacity if I touch
> the Audacity mixer controls exactly once. Setting the Audacity
> input device to "igain" makes it happy, and then I can adjust the
> "line" and "igain" settings in gom to get a precisely repeatable
> gain and balance setting. This works as well as last January's
> version did, which is fairly nicely.
> Now, if Audacity just had precise per-channel recording level
> controls with numeric values between say, zero and 100, I'd be in
> heaven! :-) I use Audacity exclusively for digitizing old vinyl
> recordings, a role for which it is nearly perfectly suited.
You can do this with gom, right? We could provide an interface
to your mixer's balance control.
> Thanks, guys!
> Paul Allen
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