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What is the difference between gain and volume?

Like in a standard thingamabob such as the DJ-s use, for example. There is usually a volume knob and a gain knob. There is an absolutely clear audible difference between turning up gain and turning up volume. They are not the same at all. But what exactly is happening in the amplifier when I use one or the other? What do each of these things actually do?
posted by Pyrogenesis on Apr 16, 2015 - 12 answers

Ghost in the Machine

My laptop is being wacky. Without me touching the volume keys when typing, the volume keeps re-adjusting--up, off, down, whatever. Additionally, iTunes is opening up when I have not tried to open it. I can quit, force quit, restart, whatever. It just keeps happening. MacBook Pro mid-2012 running Yosemite 10.10.2. iTunes 12.0.0.140. I could update iTunes, but I am out of the country with limited bandwidth. Any ideas what is going on?
posted by Stewriffic on Apr 9, 2015 - 9 answers

Alternative to playing videos in VLC for audo volume correction

Right now, if I find a video I really like on youtube with subpar volume, I have to download it and play it via VLC. Kind of ruins the playlist experience. Are there plugins or extensions that will do the same thing, ie increase the level of the audio output?
posted by one4themoment on Jan 9, 2015 - 9 answers

One stereo speaker works off and on. I think it's the receiver. Any fix?

About half the time when I turn on the stereo the left channel speaker doesn't work. If I turn the balance all the way to the left on the receiver, and increase the volume sharply, the speaker comes on. Then I can lower the volume, adjust the balance, and everything works fine till I turn off the stereo. It's the same with all sound sources. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Oct 6, 2013 - 10 answers

What to do about extremely loud dance music from nearby club?

I'm in the city center in Groningen, the Netherlands. It is almost 6.30am. For hour on hour now, I've been listening to throbbing bass from the dance club across the way, and I haven't slept all night. This loud music seems to be a new thing. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Nov 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Unusual objects and their measurements

Please list your best, favorite, most interesting object that could be used as a unit of measure for one of the following: area, volume, or temperature. For your answer to be useful I require the object and its measure. The ideal object is unusual but relatable at the human scale. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Nov 19, 2012 - 37 answers

Fading volume nicely with JS

In jQuery (or vanilla JavaScript), how do I repeatedly call a method with a numeric argument that increases or decreases over time? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on May 14, 2011 - 4 answers

DumbAmericanFilter

Give me some real-world benchmarks so I can understand the metric system. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Apr 21, 2010 - 43 answers

Help me find an online surface area/volume calculator that uses 3.14 as an approximation for pi.

I'm looking for an online surface area and volume calculator, where I plug in various measurements of a cylinder or sphere and it calculates the answer for me. But I want one that approximates pi as 3.14. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Nov 5, 2009 - 8 answers

I just want my stupid games to be silent

OSXFilter: Is there a way to mute individual programs in OS X? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Oct 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Count the pumping events

I need to count how many times a sump pump runs in a given period. The sump pump pumps water out of a hole on the ground, it is activated by a float switch - so generally speaking it pumps the same amount of water out each time it runs (the volume of water from the top 'on' level to the lower 'off' level). I want to know how much water is being pumped per week/month/whatever. [more inside]
posted by Xhris on Sep 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Granular volume data from MP3 files?

I'm looking for a command-line tool that can return a volume value for specific points of time in an MP3 file. [more inside]
posted by joe vrrr on Mar 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Home Recording - Basic Equipment - Mixdown Volume Very Low

The final mixdown on music I have created at home is very low in volume. How can I raise the volume of my final tracks without getting that god-awful digital clipping? [more inside]
posted by Brettus on Dec 17, 2008 - 16 answers

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