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Sound of the recording after burnt to a cd is very low

My recordings, after burnt to a cd through the mixer, comes out very low sounding. Whilst I record from a piano i put the faders on just above the bottom line, because i only have a phones output in my piano, therefore i raise the faders so that i can hear myself play. Is there any way I could get a higher volume outcome? also does the monitor control knob have any effect on what the volume outcome will be?

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Yes adjust the Input trims to around 75% of max. Then when you burn the CD, try to Master it at a level just below "clipping" thus will make your CD louder with out distorting them, digital distortion is horrible, its a scratching sound. My DP03 has a Normalize function for Mastering, its pretty great, but you must watch the bass levels. Also when recording do you run your keyboard straight to the unit? I suggest getting an Alesis or Yamaha 6 Channel Mixer,(or another brand, these are less than $200, and can be purchased through Musiciansfriend.com for around $100). They help immensely.

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Also,, what I did after cd- burning, is to put it on a computer, with NERO, and Burn it again...There is a volume button somewhere around that says it will boost up all the songs to one volume, which probably a standard..When I did my songs, if the levels peak on the Tascam, you'll get a very distorted sound...I dropped the slides down and burned at low volume, then turned around and Volumized all songs..It worked for me!!

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Adjust your top knob which is called the gain, this will allow the incoming signal to be muchlouder depending on where you set it , the bottom fader is for playback volume and mixing and you should also a avolume control for your head set , follow also the recording instructions in your manual for optimal settings , there,s no reason that your recordings should come out with low volume other then your gain control being set to low , hope i was able to help , if i was please leave a nice rating ,sincerely glenn mayer

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    turn up your gains and monitor it through the headphones,before you burn the cd ,make shure your levels are not peaking

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