What does it mean when you record with the Apogee Duet and the lights flash red?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by civicbud, Dec 20, 2009.


  1. civicbud

    civicbud Member

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    Is that like, letting you know that there is too much sound coming through, or that you are too loud? Do I need to pay attention to the green lights? I know nothing about recording, but recently purchased a Macbook Pro Apogee Duet, and Logic Express 9.
     
  2. BadMelonFarmer

    BadMelonFarmer Member

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    don't know the Apogee personally, but it sounds like it is a clipping warning.

    So yes the input is too lound and you may get clipping (distortion)

    Cheers

    BMF
     
  3. gassyndrome

    gassyndrome Member

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    Yes, you are clipping the inputs. Turn whatever source is going in down, whether it be Itunes, VLC or your instrument. Adjust the inputs using the Duets control page.
     
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    I keep the Apogee Maestro application open when recording. This allows you to set all of the input and output levels and see the meters for each channel on screen.
     
  5. HammyD

    HammyD Supporting Member

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    I had the same thing happen when I got my Duet. I looked it up and it said it was time to read the manual. (I always think to read the manual last!LOL)
     
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  6. enocaster

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    It means you have a hit record on your hands!
     

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