Originally Posted by Jivi
Hi, I recently recorded some songs but they came out really quiet from the mixer. I have the program Audacity and have tried amplifying but all it does is clip. Is there anyway to increase the volume of a song without taking away any quality?
I have never worked with Audacity, but here's something I used to do all the time in this situation. I used to record on a Korg D-16 digital recorder. One thing you can do on that recorder is copy tracks, start to finish. If someone recorded something that was a little too quiet, and the usual turning up, etc, didn't work, I would copy the track a few times, onto different tracks. Suddenly, you have two, three, four, or more of the tracks to work with. Then, if you change the panning of the track just slightly, it will have the effect of increasing the volume (at least, that's what it sounds like to the ear...you are basically tricking the ear). This always worked perfectly, though it was a bit time-consuming.