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Is it safe to use headphones with mono jacks into stereo jacks on a modern PC?

If I understand correctly, plugging a mono jack into a stereo socket would short the right channel of the stereo to the ground. Yet most audio amplifiers have a short detection/protection circuit in ...
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How to record with a phantom powered microphone on a computer?

I want to record with a CAD Audio GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone into a laptop, but I don't know how to connect it. The mic did not come with a cord, so I bought one, but the plug in is way ...
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Sync projects with remote NAS

This question might not belong here, but it has to do with studio setup, and I'd like to know what other studios are doing for a syncing solution. I have a studio in town, which is about half an hour ...
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Mixing and monitoring separate livestream audio channels

I have been doing live streaming of video games on Twitch.tv as of recently. I have a decent setup, and I am getting all the audio and video that I need to stream through a program called OBS (Open ...
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Routing sounds to and from my computer

I know this might sound very basic to most of you, but I haven't been able to find an answer to this question yet. How can I route my sounds to and from (mainly from) my computer? I recently ...
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Can one effectively use an older (2004) laptop for audio recording and multitrack mixing?

I have an older laptop I'd like to salvage for music recording and digital mixing. My question is general enough for SE but I will also give specific details about my specific case: I have a 2004 ...
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numeric audio from computer to sound console

So, I'm working in a theater, and we start to use more and more computer, for light, video, and we'd like to use it for sound. But sound is kinda tricky, and usually sound cards on computer are pretty ...
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How to setup microphone with pre-amp for general purpose PC input use as well as audio recording?

I'm trying to get a multipurpose audio setup going on my PC which could include but isn't limited to audio recording and VOIP (gaming, streaming, skype, etc.). I have a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 ...
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audio interface to add additional outputs to computer for Skype and teamspeak [closed]

I want to use multiple applications such as teamspeak and Skype that allow me to select separate audio inputs/outputs from the system out. Note that I am on a mac. I would like to take said audio ...
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Is multi-threading important for DAWs?

I read an anandtech review of AMD's 8 core Vishera CPUs (sorry could not find the exact review) a little while ago which benchmarked them against intel's CPUs of similar power\cost. According to ...
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Cover an unplugged audio cord so it doesn't create a hum [closed]

When I have my laptop at my desk, I plug in my computer speakers to it. When I move it to my bed, I have another headphone cord that runs there, which is also plugged into the speakers. The problem is ...
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There are a lot of piano-keyboards, is there any violin-mouse?

Keyboard on personal computer is ideal for emulation piano and making a digital organ. What about mouse?
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Computer and Tech Sound Textures Inspiration

I'm gauging the "lay of the land" as for as sound synthesis goes, for the purpose of designing new tech-based computer sound textures (think Matrix computer textures only in the bare-bones principal ...
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How to record from two PC microphones with one computer?

I am using audacity to record conversation between myself and a friend in the same room. I am currently using two instances of audacity on two separate computers to record each individual headset. ...
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Which tools can create a Star Trek / Iron Man computer voice effect from a normal voice?

I need to convert a normal voice to a more interesting sounding high tech Science Fiction computer voice. I suppose there are dedicated tools for this task that go beyond a simple flanger?
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Computer Bleeps/Robot Sounds

Hi guys, Now I might be being completely idiotic, but I am a sound-design student at Hertfordshire University, and I've been searching everywhere for some ideas on how to get computer type bleeps, ...
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Protools 9 mountain lion compatability

Hi Jedi does protools 9 function properly on mountain lion 10.8.2 os? I wanna upgrade
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Protools9 running of macbook pro icore 7 problems

I have been having trouble with my mac because it gets stuck during playback, editing or even recording, so I have to force shut down the laptop by holding the power button in! What can I do to stop ...
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What is quantum computing going to mean for digital audio/music?

What is quantum computing going to mean for digital audio/music?
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Computer with 2 Hard Drives

Hello everyone!, this friday I will have my new mac mini server with me. My question is relating its 2 hard drives;how should I manage data? Should I install the OS in both of them? what should I ...
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How many cores in your processor? Clock speed? i5-i7?

This is related to "Mac Users: What Type Do You Use", but I am going deeper in details about your cpu. I am looking at buying a new computer, probably a mac mini or an iMac, but I've been going around ...
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Has anyone here replaced their MBP dvd drive with an SSD? I wanna run NI Komplete sans external HDD

So, I'm going away for a bit and want to take my laptop with me. Including my NI Komplete so that I can make music when/where I want to... I've been looking at getting an OCZ Vertex 3 250GB and ...
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SOX compliance in an audio facility

Hi, does anyone have any experience working in an audio facility which is required to comply with SOX (the Sarbanes-Oxley Act)? For those who aren't familiar with SOX (that included me until very ...
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Sample library licensing issue re. computer games

Hi all, I'm fairly new to sound design so at the moment I'm looking to supplement my own recordings with various sample libaries. I've had a look at the ones from Rabbit Ears, The Recordist, et al and ...
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Anybody using a laptop with an SSD as the main drive?

I'm thinking about swapping out my MBP 13" hard drive for a 128 GB SSD, in the hope that it will be more battery efficient. Do any of you have experience with these drives? How is the battery life? ...
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PC Surround Sound ports and SPDIF?

I'm trying to understand something and I think it's a terminology issue that is confusing the issue for me. I have a computer motherboard with both an optical SPDIF connector as well as 6 ports for ...
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Managing Machine Noise in the Home Studio

Does anyone here have strategies, or more specifically successes, in limiting machine noise (computers and hard drives) in your home studio? There are people who build their own acoustic isolation ...
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Sound Design Input Devices

I've been long wanting a tablet to use as an input device (drawing in automation, etc...), and I'd love to have a Jazz Mutant control surface, and lots of other stuff. But I just came across this: ...
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Max MSP and Computer Keyboard stuff

First off, hat's off to whomever decided this was a good idea, because it rocks! I have a question about Max MSP and triggering samples with the computer keyboard. I know this can be done fairly ...