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By SamShannon Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:12 am
Hello everyone!

I've been recording with my MPC 1000 for almost 11 years now. I've recently noticed as of late last year that the audio from the MPC sounds better going into my laptop than it does when I playback after it's been recorded. I'm not sure if this is a problem of the MPC, but maybe the issue is with my laptop?

I use audacity to record and the laptop is an Inspiron 5555 and an Alessis Mix 8 Fx USB mixer. The music sounds great through the mixer when I hear it through my headphones, but when I record it and play it back, it sounds so flat and stale. I am not sure what I should be considering right now. I felt like it wasn't always this way. When playback older tracks from a few years ago, it sounds fresh and crisp.

What do you guys think is going on?

Thanks for reading.
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By Sense-A Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:02 pm
Well, you've confirmed that it isn't the MPC causing the problem.

And we know it isn't your mixer since it sounds good out of your mixer.

So I'd suspect your audio interface (analog to digital converters) or the conversion coming back out of your laptop (digital to analog).

A few years ago you were likely using different equipment.