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Good Microphone to record engine sound (cars and bikes) on track

I'm looking for a nice microphone to record sound of cars and motorcycles on track (from outside). I'm going to put it on this camera: http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/HC-V750K I'm going to ...
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How to provide power to a lavalier microphone?

I bought a Sony ECMCS3 lavalier mic, but I can't use it with my Mac because it's not powered. What do I need to buy to make it work? Ideally it should be portable, and cost less than $30. If this is ...
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Recording Both Stereo Mix and Hardware Microphone

I'm trying to record a conversation-type thing with a few friends of mine through Skype; I'm trying to figure out how to record both my physical microphone, as well as my computer's "Stereo Mix" ...
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How can I record using two USB microphones at same time? [duplicate]

Trying to start a podcast and I want to record it using two different USB microphones. I can only get Windows to recognize one mic at a time. What program can I use to make this work?
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High-end small mics (lavalier/headset) vocal capture quality

Background: I have some SM58's (a dynamic mic) that I use for my vocals while I'm putting together songs on my iPad. I've recently tried some cheap $40-50-ish lavalier condensers because my dream is ...
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DIY Portable Anechoic Chamber

I would like to perform some measurements of the microphones (i.e. frequency response, SNR, etc.). First and best option would be to use the Anechoic Chamber- obviously this is not an option because ...
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Ambiences - MKH418S / Sony ECM MS5 / Rode NT4 (x/y)

Good morning from Prague, today, I'm recording some stereo ambiences for a short film. Shame on me, but I used M-S mic just once so far for a school exercise. (We had to create some layered ambiences ...
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Equipment for speech recording with fairly high quality

I am involved in a project related to speech analysis. I really need to record high quality speech sounds. I quickly realised computer sound card is not exactly what I need to use. I do some research ...
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How can I use a computer mic with my PA amplifier?

I have a computer mic I want to use with a PA amplifier. The mic has a 1/8 stereo plug and the amp has a 1/4" stereo jack. I tried it out using a 1/8" stereo jack to 1/4" stereo plug but there was ...
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How to choose a microphone for my requirements?

I am in a need of a microphone for a specific setup and with some requirements, but I don't seem to have much luck in finding the best option. There is a possibility I am looking at this all wrong, so ...
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Crackling noise coming out the SM7B microphone

I recently ordered an open-box SM7B (perfect condition), so far so good, except there's some crackling noise coming out of the audio signal. You can hear a sample of the crackling noise here, it's ...
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Replacement mic for an AKG D202E1 for studio spoken word recording

Not been the best of nights at our Talking Newspaper studio tonight - one of our five AKG D202E1 mics has died! (the metal barrel part of the barrel was a bit loose, and it seems to have been twisted ...
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Feasible way to make an omnidirectional dynamic microphone portable?

Info: I have an ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B microphone (handheld, dynamic, omnidirectional) that I want to use for man-on-the-street type interviews. I will be holding the mic in my hand just as you would ...
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Can I use a portable recorder with a dynamic mic? (Specifically, a ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B)

I'm looking for a portable recorder which my ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B will plug into for 'man-on-the-street' type interviews; but, I recently read this: note: we cannot recommend dynamic microphones ...
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Recommendation for a multichannel wireless mic system

I'm having trouble choosing a multichannel wireless mic system. It will be for a live variety show done for a private audience, just something to help the older folks hear a little better and maybe ...
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Stereo mixing conventions for instruments recorded with more than 1 microphone?

I play the vibraphone. As a player, I'm used to having the low end of the instrument on my left, and the high end on my right. However, when the instrument is recorded, a setting with 2 microphones ...
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Anybody uses Rode Invisilav? helps to reduce cloth rustling

anybody used the new Rode Invisilav? looks like cool stuff.. here is the link am dying to get one of these..but can I use it with Sennheiser lav mic or any other lapel mic?
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What's the best way to extend a 3.5mm shotgun mic?

I'm looking to buy the Aputure V-Mic D1 which is a Shotgun mic for DSLRs, so it terminates with a 3.5 mm connector (my camera has a 3.5 mm jack). I'd like to extend this so I can mount it on a boom. ...
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how to remove Cloth Rustling?

i have recorded some interviews using lapel microphones and it has a lot of rustling noise because the characters have been moving. i have tried editing it out and to some extent it has worked. but ...
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how to get rid of a loud buzzing noise when I try to record?

I have an MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB recording audio into Sonar x3. When I try to record, my voice is very very low. You can barely ...
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Conect a microphone to a pc via wifi connection

Is there any way to conect 4 microphones or more to a pc via wifi in realtime, control each one and mix all together?
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Amateur home setup ideas?

I am thinking about to set upa record and live performance basement in my house to entertain just myself and my friends. One or two microphones, 2 electric guitars, 1 bass guitar,midi keyboard and ...
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How to make recorded voice sound good

I've just bought a new microphone Vivanco DM 30 Frequency range: 50-14.000 Hz Impedance: 500 ohm Sensitivity: 75 dB Housing: ABS and tried to record my voice with it. At ...
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How to improve voice quality for podcast lessons in setup/postproduction?

I am planning to do video podcast lessons, similar to CGP Grey production but on a different topic. What amazes me in CGP Grey is the quality and clarity of the voice. I am sure there are different ...
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field recording and microphone

I´ve never thought I could come to ask anything about recording, but I would like to record sounds whereever is possible and I find interesting things to listen to. It could be in the city, between ...
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How to adjust the frequency of a microphone to match another frequency response?

In the picture you see the frequency response of two microphones. The black line is my source mic and the red line is the desired frequency. I know there are so called mic modeller plugins but I ...
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micrphone for sound level measuring

I'am searching for low priced micrphone capsule (< 10$) for a simple sound level measuring. It should be able to measure levels between 30dB(A) and 90dB(A). I have already searched for ...
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over my head: looking for an inexpensive way to mic both my flute and violin for live performance with mic'd acoustic group?

The more I look at microphones and amplifiers and PA systems and pickups (oh my) the more I am realizing that I have no idea what I am doing. (sorry the question is so long, it's kind of a stream of ...
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Measuring low (~18 dB SPL) sound levels with a relatively cheap microphone

I have been tasked with designing a sound level meter (I am an electrical engineer) that can measure accurate sound levels down to ~18 dB SPL. However, part of the task is that my microphone should ...
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Plugin to “Dynamically” align phase (add delay) between two mics (where one is moving)

We occasionally have a situation where one speaker is wearing a wireless microphone and another speaker is not. (Usually a translator would be using the wireless headset, standing next to a guest ...
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Which device to plug microphone to to get realistic realtime church reverberation for classical guitar

I am the happy owner of a Sony PCM-D50. I play classical guitar. What electronic device should I plug the jack output of the Sony microphone to get high quality reverb? Any advice to avoid feedback ...
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Home recording, how to isolate non-constant street car noise?

I moved into this 2 BR apartment on the 5th floor in a building residing in a main street (didn't think about it when I got it ), and even at night (even after 1-3 AM) there's always a car or a truck ...
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Is a used AT835b worth it?

I might have a chance to buy a used AT835b shotgun mic at roughly 120USD or so. Its just the mic and the clip, no foam windscreen or anything else. Probably a quite few years old considering that its ...
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Planning a simple setup for recording violin

I am an amateur violinist. I would like to start to record my playing, doing the recording myself. I will be playing and recording classical, eastern European folk and Jazz. I would like your help in ...
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Is there any way to convert sound to electricity? [closed]

I want to generate electricty from sound but i don't know how to detect the sound
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help me decide… (line audio cm3 users)

so at the moment i'm using rode nt5's on a stereo bar with fostex fr2le, well it sounds not bad, but when i hear line audio cm3 samples from other recordists, i instantly want to sell my rodes and ...
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How to produce a reasonable recording with a limited number of microphones on a drum set?

I want to record drums by using the least number of microphones while still getting an acceptable sound, in terms of dynamics, stereo image and tone. How would one go about this? I have heard about ...
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What is so special about the U47 mic?

I constantly hear awesome testimonials about the U47 and I was wondering why it is considered such a good mic. or is it? What are some typical uses for it?
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Researcher designing study for analyzing speech/movement during interpersonal interaction, need help with proper equipment and setup

Really would like the advice of all the experts out there. I'm a university researcher interested in interpersonal interaction during conversation. One of the things I would like to do is extract ...
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NTG-3 vs 416 mic

This argument has been put forward numerous times in various forums, however differing responses do make it hard to form my own conclusions. My dilemma: To buy an NTG-3 or Sennheiser 416 as my short ...
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Lavalier vs shotgun mic for beginner level interviews?

I'm about to do an interview for my company. We are a small company and we didn't want to hire someone so I thought I could just help out since I already have a lot of the DSLR equipment. As a ...
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DPA 4060/61 alternative

I’m looking at buying a pair of 4060s or 4061s, though was just shocked to realise that to get them as XLR OPs Id need to spend another £160 for connectors!!!! Heading beyond my budget now. Can ...
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Has anyone tried the AKG ULS series

I'd love to hear some opinions on, or recordings made with these. The specs look good, especially that 9 to 11dB-A self noise across the range of capsules. I'm thinking these could make a good ...
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sound quality when recording sound with google nexus 7

I will soon buy a tablet for a friend in Thailand. He needs it for skype-phonecalls and surfing. And I need his help to record phrases in thai. I have read that google nexus 7 has very good reviews ...
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Foley Mic recomendations < 1500 Euro

I have some Budget, so i want to get a good Foley Mic. For now I tested the Rode ngt2 and sennheiser mkh 416. Do you have any recomendations for an all around foley mic?
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USB power enough for a Mic preamp?

I've seen some vague claims that an XLR microphone-to-usb that's powered solely by USB will necessarily sound worse than one powered by a separate power source (a wall wart) because the preamp will ...
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MKH8000 / MZF8000

I've put together a new M/S rig of a MKH8040 + MKH30 - still waiting for some of the pieces to arrive. I often hear about the strong low end pickup on the 8040 and know that's there's the MZF8000 ...
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Boardroom Conference VOIP Solution with multiple headsets

This question may not be relevant, however since the forum is Beta, I will try anyway. Most small to medium companies use Skype, Gotomeeting, Link, Google talk, etc... to communicate remotely. Our ...
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Record more than two external mics with Tascam DR-40 into separate tracks

Tascam DR-40 has two external mic inputs. I believe I can record two stereo tracks on each input. I've been plugging in an XLR microphone into each of the two inputs and recording a podcast with two ...
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Few questions about portable field recorders!

I'm stuck deciding between a Zoom H2n and a Sony PCM-M10 for doing recordings on the go at random if an interesting sound comes up. This will be for building a portfolio for sound design, not for a ...