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proper way to control a condenser microphone volume

I'm setting up a home studio microphone with an Audio Technica 3035 (discontinued). My current setup is: AT3035 -> external phantom power -> Cloudlifter -> Focusrite 18i8 -> logic pro x ...
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Automate pre-processing of sound (noise reduction, compressor, limiter)

I use Audacity to pre-process sound before mixing the takes. I have found good settings for the relevant effects (noise reduction at 24 dB, compressor at 6:1, soft limiter at -10 dB) and the rest is ...
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What are these metallic percussion instruments/effects?

I'm trying to figure out how the instrumentation of a particular section of music. The piece is from the video game Halo 3 titled Sierra 117: Released/Wild Life/Another Walk by Martin O'Donnell and ...
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Trying to identify a stock sound effect

There's a sound effect I've heard every now and again, mostly in videogames. I really like the sound of it and want a nice sample of it for potential future projects, and I'm reasonably sure that it's ...
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Can I gauge the performance and richness of a microphone from the spectrum plot?

I am preparing an audio recording studio at home and want to understand the traits of microphones before I get one. I recorded with actors in a semi-professional studio with a Neumann condenser ...
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Analyze the script [closed]

I work in the sales department. I prepared a sales pitch for my employees but failed to access the quality pitch. I am looking for software to let my employees record their voice/video and then the ...
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Sound being output twice when editing in iMovie, with Focusrite Scarlett interface

I am editing a video in iMovie on my Mac. I have the audio being output through a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 interface to some monitors (the Scarlett is set as the Mac's Output device). Some sections use ...
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Guitar rig settings to get a deathcore sound on guitar

I am trying to make a deathcore sound on guitar rig software for guitar but cannot find something decent. I tried downloading some presets but either they weren't good enough or they were not ...
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Why is my input from my microphones so low?

I have 4 Behringer microphones (around £20) and a “SOUNDLAB 4 CHANNEL MONO MICROPHONE MIXER WITH EFFECTS“. I am attempting to start a podcast. When I record the audio, unless it is on full blast on ...
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Ear Fatigue Recording into Surface Pro USB

Problem: Poor audio recording resulting in ear fatigue and unclear mix at higher frequencies (5k and up). Causes headache. Feels like a cloud pushing on my ears. It is not a click, pop, or hum. When ...
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Best ultrasonic microphone for recording mouse squeaks? [duplicate]

I need to record mice squeaks which range from 20 - 100 kHz. Are there any good American-made alternatives to the co-100k? https://www.sankenchromatic.com/products/co-100k/ I'm not a sound ...
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Is it possible to split an audio recording that has two audio recordings in one

So basically I put my phone on record to record that day but at the same time someone else got a hold of my phone and started listening to another recording so both were on that recording is there an ...
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How could I set up an installation with many audio outputs? [closed]

we need to mount a little exhibition and would like to have multiple sound sources around. Like ambient sound loops, and some of them triggered by sensors... My question is, can this be centralized ...
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How to choose a 2-imput USB audio interface?

This is my first post here. I'm a composer and songwriter, and I record demos of my songs at home. I've been doing this for years at an amateur level, using two affordable interfaces : first the E-MU ...
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How to choose a 2-imput USB audio interface?

This is my first post here. I'm a composer and songwriter, and I record demos of my songs at home. I've been doing this for years at an amateur level, using two affordable interfaces : first the E-MU ...
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High pitched noise in my condenser mic

I am having a high pitched voice in my microphone wherever I speak and am quite troubled by it. I read some similar questions to this problem but still haven't find a solution for it. When I plugged ...
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How to make quiet parts louder and loud parts quieter during media playback? [closed]

I often find, when playing videos from my computer through a TV via HDMI, that the dynamic range is too great. Loud sounds are too loud, and quiet sounds are too quiet, especially with movies. It's a ...
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Mackie HR624 come on and off mute for several minutes, and then just stay on mute

I bought a pair of Mackie HR624s ~15 years ago. So, these are some older monitors, but I only got to use them for a few years, before they stopped working. One day, one of them just suddenly went on ...
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How can I digitally recreating water sounds

I need a digitally created water sound, that is convincing enough but also not too realistic sounding. I have good ableton live and a bit MaxMSP knowledge but i don't know how to design this specific ...
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How to use Sennheiser e945 mic as input for Smartphone

I have Sennheiser e945 microphone. It says it is a Dynamic microphone. I have OnePlus 7/8T phones and have been trying to figure out how to use the mic for singing and recording (wirelessly) directly ...
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Sound treatment for a tiny home theater room: diffusers or absorbers? Other measures? [closed]

I'm renovating an apartment and I'm planning to use a small room for home theater: This is how I'm planning to use it (the wall on the photo above is the south wall on the scheme below): I'm gonna ...
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Software for vocal pitch training that supports notes and realtime visual feedback

Many of the modern music programs support the functionality where one can see and correct his music pitch mistakes. For example, Auto-Tune. I didn't try it and don't know whether it has the ...
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How to have gain apply after the noise reduction?

I am using Equalizer APO to gain upwards of 50 dB and voicemeeter for bass adjustment and noise reduction. Unfortunately the gain mde the humming of my laptop into a loud droning noise almost as loud ...
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power density and dBm

In an article, I see that it says the spectral level (in Watts/Hz) of a pulse with pulse repetition frequency f (in Hzz) and pulse duration t (in seconds) and pulse peak power P (in Watts) is given as ...
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Condenser Mic is having a high pitched white noise (tzzzzz voice) [duplicate]

I just bought a condenser mic today and when I tried to use it, there is a constant white noise which is quite loud. I checked my window settings and found out that the mic is constantly having that ...
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Logic Pro recording forward on Behringer X32

Hi I'm try to record keys on x32 via Logic Pro v10.4.8, and strange bug happened. When I record track, its recorded little forward, and after rec I need move track little back to match with metronome ...
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I want to get started with modulation recorded audio

In there an app (preferably Android) that can take a audio recording (music, voice, etc.) and change the frequency to above or below human hearing (infrasonic and ultrasonic) and vice versa. I want ...
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Macbook Air internal mic is bad for recording vocal music. Should I use an external microphone to pick up sound from the amp? [closed]

I have a Macbook air which has a very bad internal mic to record vocal music, to be honest. I tried using an external mic of a headphone to record audio by keeping it near my Roland amp. This worked ...
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Adobe Audition - disable XMP metadata files

I can't seem to find a way to disable the creation of XMP files when I edit a .flac file in Adobe Audition 13.0.9.41 (Mac Os). If I hit Save as... I can uncheck the option for metadata. If I just ...
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Change audio's frequency, but still sound similar

I have some WAV format audio files with a frequency of 48Khz and I want to load them into the program I'm making. The program however only accepts up to 44.1Khz (CD music quality) due to hardware ...
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XLR/TRS Combo Input jacks on a powered PA speaker

I'm looking to buy portable JBL PA speakers with mixer-to-speaker XLR cords. My mixer accepts a female XLR for output, but on the speaker I want to buy, it says only XLR/TRS Combo input. The Spec ...
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Decibel sum problem on 0 dB + 0dB

I don't know a lot of what I'm going to ask you. What I know is that to sum different sound sources, logarithm should be used (like the attached img). THE QUESTION IS: why 0 dB + 0 dB = 0 dB is not ...
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Granular Synth for Engine Sound

I have really poor info about sound engineering and I have a project which simulates realistic vehicle engine sound depending on their speed or rpm. First, I got an engine sound sample, starts from ...
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Wiring new XLR combo input for Bass Amp

I‘m trying to fix a broken XLR-1/4 combo input on an old Laney DB400H Bass Amp. I got a Neutrik NCJ6FiS to replace the old one (of which I don‘t know the make or S/N, which is part of the problem I ...
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Is audio better quality through a DAC meant for microphone encoing? (U-Phoria UM2)

Just experimenting with some of my equipment and my headphones. I'm reading that a DAC does all the decoding instead of the PC, basically achieving better audio. While I don't have the budget to get a ...
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Is the microphone's self-noise the main source of background noise in a quiet room?

I am preparing a DIY home recording studio. I did four experiments a new Samson C01U plugged into a Mac computer and recording into Audacity. I recorded background noise in one room without furniture ...
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Is my synthesizer too quiet?

My synthesizer (Yamaha mx88) is plugged into the back (which has no gain controls) of my audio interface (Focusrite Scarlett 4i4) and that is plugged into my laptop (MacBook pro) running Focusrite ...
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What makes these “sweeping” artifacts happen in high pitched audio?

Whenever you record somebody screeching in a very high pitched manner, you will usually get distortions. I will link to some examples (warning: LOUD) Example 1 [48kHz signed 16bit wav]: this almost ...
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Microphone Clipping unless gain is ridiculously low

So i've had an X1 S XLR microphone for a year or two now, and while it delivers clear audio, it seems exceptionally sensitive. It says it has a maximum SPL of 140/150/160 depending on switch setting, ...
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Is there way to improve R sound in audio?

If you need to get a sharper R on the audio track, to make it sound more Spanish. To make without selecting each instance or the sound. I.e. is it possible to apply some settings to the whole audio so ...
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How to balance all volume in one action in a sound, in Adobe Audition?

I'm new to Adobe Audition. I'm not a sound expert. I just record my voice with a microphone for a podcast, then using Adobe Audition, I try to make it better as much as I can, then I'll post it. Now, ...
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Does microphone recording volume has anything to do with background noise?

I am using a condenser mic with a Mac Book Pro. There are some noise outside the room. Which one is better recording volume? 50% or 100% to get less noise after final production? I will apply ...
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Difference between gain and normalization whole track in Audacity

In Audacity there is a gain slider on left side of a track. To increase volume i can use either gain or Normalize the whole track to a certain level. Is there any technical difference in terms of ...
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What input signal do I reference my Head-Related Frequency Responses to in order to get a Head Related Transfer Function?

I am making a simple HRTF recording using microphones in the ear of a real person for a college project. I have already made recordings by moving a speaker in a circle around the person. I made ...
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Blend Modes for Sound

With image data, there are blend modes. I was wondering if there is something similar for audio? That is, if I have a high sound and a low sound, roughly speaking, could I: lighten (return the high ...
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Setting up Touch OSC to control XY pads in Logic Pro

I have been tinkering around with Touch OSC and I'm finding it really useful in Logic. However, one thing I can't for the life of me work out is how to get it to control an XY pad in Alchemy (or any ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I avoid destructive interference when mixing chorus with dry signal?

I was playing a fairly clean FM synth tone and mixing a dry signal with a chorus effect signal. The mixed sound was strangely quiet, and I suspect the chorus delay lined up to destructively interfere ...
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Public domain children's songs

I am making videos and podcasts for children, want songs in the episodes, and have no budget for a musician or to buy copyrighted music. My preferred alternative is to use melodies from children's ...

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