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Top new questions this week:

How do I remove the vocals/bass/drums from a stereo mix?

I have a track I wish to hear without the vocals/bass/drums. How do I do that? This is an attempt to make a new canonical QA based on current technology & ignores 'old-style' manual phase reverse ...

mixing vocals bass drum  
asked by Tetsujin 6 votes
answered by Tetsujin 5 votes

Normalization - peak amplitude level vs actual loudness level

I'm producing an animation and I came to a frustrating dilemma with the sound normalization. The recommended normalization for dialogue, on YouTube, is apparently between -6 db and -15 db. Due to many ...

mixing loudness normalize youtube  
asked by user30878 1 vote
answered by Mark 2 votes

from Flac to wav

i have some flac files, some are from the same song but have a different size, usually the larger size corresponds to a lower compression, to determine which is the best file I then go to see 2 other ...

audio conversion wav flac spectrogram  
asked by Valter 1 vote
answered by Hobbes 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to balance channel volume in Adobe Audition?

I've recorded audio with a Zoom h4n and the right channel is louder than the left one. How do I balance them to make them even in Adobe Audition? People in threads over the internet just say it is ...

zoom-h4n levels panning adobe-audition  
asked by zok 4 votes

How to use two computers simultaneously for production (CPU sharing)

I am investigating ways to use two (or multiple) computers simultaneously for music production, for either Ableton Live or Apple Logic. The main reasoning behind this is CPU sharing. I have two ...

daw vst production vsti  
asked by PAN 1 vote

How do you lessen mouth noise in VO recordings?

Okay. Pardon me if I sound ranty. I promised myself I would not ask this question, but frankly, I am fed up with it. I record narration as a main part of my job in sound. I have recorded possibly ...

narration clicks  
asked by Utopia 17 votes
answered by Shaun Farley 9 votes

TRS 3.5mm microphone not working in mixer

I can't get my microphone to work in my mixer. It is a standard 3.5mm TRS headset microphone. I have it plugged into a 3.5mm TRS to 1/4" TRS adapter, which is plugged into a 1/4" TRS to XLR adapter. I ...

microphone mixer  
asked by Megaman1574 6 votes

Outdoor Reverb/Delay?

I'm doing some sound design for a scene that takes place outside in front of a farmhouse, but all of the sound for it is being recorded indoors. I've got the outdoor ambiance sounds covered just fine, ...

outdoors reverb echo delay field  
asked by geekisthenewcool 4 votes

Audacity records only 1 channel, inspite of being set to stereo

I use a Shure condenser mic with a Focusrite scarlett solo interface. However ever since the 1st time I connected it to the laptop , & recorded in Audacity & mixpad, It keeps recording only 1 ...

audio-recording editing daw audacity  
asked by Stan 8 votes

Label on speaker reads "120W(MUSIC), 60W(DIN)." What does this mean?

I have 2 (old and crappy) speakers I want to hook up to an amplifier and need to know the wattage. What does "120W(music), 60W(DIN)" mean? N.B. - I am using the speakers as part of a PA system to ...

speakers amplifier  
asked by Seaborn 2 votes
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