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Hi! I have two issues. The first is with regards to when I record sound on my PC; I use Audacity with a sample of rate of 48KHz and 24-bit resolution, however when I record the sound is distorted, in a digital way. Its hard to describe, but you might have heard what I mean. I can record stuff but there'll be this sort of digital rumble/noise. How can I fix this?
Secondly, I want to record everyday sounds, but I don't know what would be suitable for the task. I want something that has good quality, can store sounds, and can be carried around. I have a dictaphone... but the quality is, er, questionable.
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You should lower the recording level in Audacity. It's one of the sliders in the top bar.

For recording outside sounds, just use a portable device to which you can attach a mic. It's the quality of the mic that will determine your quality. If the dictaphone allows attaching a mic, it might do the trick for you Wink

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hi Surya! I already have the recording level decreased, my problem isn't clipping.
Listen to 0:29 on this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgEwBCn6OLc and you'll hear what I mean. The kick should be 'clean', but there's this weird distortion thing going on.

OK. Sounds good! Know any good mics? I'm not sure if mine will have a good response

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You don't need to sample...
a) an 808 kick
b) from youtube

There's tons of 808 kicks out there in various stages of processing.

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huh? I was just pointing out what the distortion sounded like. I recorded the track from a site and put it onto YouTube.

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I have sampled stuff from YouTube before, but I'd rather be able to record sounds myself; since that way I could get exactly what I want.

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