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Adjusting microphone input level with Reaper 
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How do you change the input gain on the mic in Reaper?

The reason I'm asking is I think I have one of the Blue Yeti mics that is defective and has too high gain out of the box. Even set all the way low it maxes out and clips. On Audacity I had found a workaround simply by setting the mic gain to 0.01 from within Audacity and then keeping the knob on the microphone about a quarter of the way up. I can't figure out how to do this in Reaper and Google is not helping.

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Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:38 am
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Youd haveta do it on your interface. The input gain control really isnt under digital control!


Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:41 am
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Yep. What he said.

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Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:44 am
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nevermind I think I figured it out.

leaving a note here in case it helps anyone or if I forget. It's easy to change from within Windows.

Control Panel --> Manage Audio Devices --> Recording tab --> Yeti --> Properties --> Levels tab --> change from 82 to 40.

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Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:47 am
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Wayne wrote:
nevermind I think I figured it out.

leaving a note here in case it helps anyone or if I forget. It's easy to change from within Windows.

Control Panel --> Manage Audio Devices --> Recording tab --> Yeti --> Properties --> Levels tab --> change from 82 to 40.


Do you have an interface or are you running in off the sound card?

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Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:12 am
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MR RUBATO wrote:
Wayne wrote:
nevermind I think I figured it out.

leaving a note here in case it helps anyone or if I forget. It's easy to change from within Windows.

Control Panel --> Manage Audio Devices --> Recording tab --> Yeti --> Properties --> Levels tab --> change from 82 to 40.


Do you have an interface or are you running in off the sound card?


It's a USB mic. i don't think my laptop has a dedicated sound card, so probably whatever integrated sound functionality it has is what I'm using.

While I have you, 44.1 or 48 khz sample rate? The mic can do up to 48. thanks.

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Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:33 am
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44.1k for now until you get a proper interface situation going on, then maybe f-around with 48k and whatnot. At the end of the day the road ends at 44.1k

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Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:49 am
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MR RUBATO wrote:
44.1k for now until you get a proper interface situation going on, then maybe f-around with 48k and whatnot. At the end of the day the road ends at 44.1k


Cool. thx

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ah! didn't realize it was a usb mic-- glad you found it!

if you run into any quirks with reaper, i use that thing pretty exclusively, as do a lotta other guys-- so just pitch out questions and i'm sure someone around here'll hep you out!


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Reaper is tricky and can be frustrating. When I’m done being a broke ass pleb i’ll get something like Cubase, and Spaceman pedals.... that I eventually send back for repairs.

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Thanks guys. Reaper certainly is tricky. It took me ten minutes to figure out how to cut a piece of a clip out. It seems insanely complex compared to Audacity which was just highlight a section and press the delete key. But the black aesthetic theme is sweet, and the recordings are coming out great, so I'm going to stick with it. It is good to know my dumb noob questions are welcome.

As far as us being broke ass plebs too poor and stupid to afford Cubase and Spaceman pedals... :lol: :thu:

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Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:43 am
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It’s good to learn the keyboard shortcuts for the various functions. Some of them are standard like control + C to copy and control + V to paste. To do what you wanted to do I would have highlighted the portion I wanted to cut and hit control + X. Control + Z is undo.... oh trusty undo, how would I live without you?

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