follow-up question: What can be considered too high or too low volume?
I've been using Ubuntu to record some screencasts (kinda. Khan-style lectures, really)
I want to know what volume setting I should use for the microphone for optimal results.
I am guessing that "base" (in pavucontrol) or "unamplified" (in the ubuntu volume control), and increasing the volume later in ffmpeg would be optimal for quality (as compared to just using a higher setting).
Is that true?
Bonus points: are "base" and "unamplified" the same? What does the "100%" setting in ubuntu volume control mean, given that it is different than "unamplified"?