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Understanding Bit Depth Levels for Analog to Digital Conversion

I am a bit confused on bit depth regarding analog to digital conversion... During the ADC process, I understand that bit depth essentially represents a number of levels that sample points can be ...
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Low frequencies burning out console channels?

I am currently doing sound at a house show venue where a very nice live sound professional has left some of his very expensive equipment. Using his setup exactly as is, I ran the kick drum mic through ...
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Is there a standard input voltage range for digital audio recording hardware?

If I'm recording digital audio on, say, a computer, whether I'm using a built-in line input jack or some fancy audio interface (assume I'm talking about post-gain amplification in the interface if it ...
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How is this synth sound made? (WarGames, 1983)

I'm studying the soundtrack to WarGames (1983) - this track in particular, History Lesson: There's a repeating phrase throughout, here's a short clip: https://www....
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How to connect Focusrite scarlett 2i2 3rd gen to Behringer MS40 Studio monitors? [closed]

Given below are images of the available hardware in my desk setup. PREVIOUS SETUP : Guitar plugged into focusrite through 9mm jack. 2 9mm wire connected between Focusrite and JBL's ( TRS Balanced ) ...
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Force use Headset's microphone over AUX [closed]

My bluetooth headset has a built-in mic (which works great over bluetooth) but it also comes with a TRS-TRRS cable (TRS on the headset side) with another mic in it. When connecting the headset with ...
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Understanding voltage/current output of Analog to Digital Converter

I am trying to understand the audio signal chain and got a bit stuck on ADCs... I am trying to figure out what the digital representation looks like in terms of voltage/current in the wire after the ...
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Digitize vinyl on PC (TT > Stereo Amp > USB Audio Interface > PC recording software)

Never tried anything like this, so please excuse any inevitable incompetence! I'm trying to rip vinyl records from my turntable to my computer. Here's the relevant (I think) equipment I've got: JVC ...
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Ableton's Analog Voices

I have a question regarding the voices in Analog. So when you turn on unisono and choose 2 voices, does that mean my original voice plus 2? Or 2 altogether? When I use both oscillators then that ...
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Odd Echo that comes and goes

I'm doing live video with an analog video system that has an analog to digital converter after all the mixing switching is done and somewhere in my system I'm getting an odd echo/clicking. The ...
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How do you make this huge distorted analog bass/pad sound?

I would really appreciate information on how to create this analog sounding bass/pad sound at 0:02 and 1:13 onwards.
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Is there a / what is the mathematic explanation of the warm analog sound?

I'm not talking about anything EQ related. Anyone who has played around with high end analog equipment understands that it transforms the sound in ways that aren't possible with simple EQ. I was ...
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Super wet reverbed instrument into a vibrato pedal

I would like to send a long-tailed-reverbed signal (guitar/violin) into an analog vibrato pedal. I'm talking about a 10 seconds decay reverb (or longer), and a vibrato with a rate way under 1 Hz. The ...
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Using Bluetooth Speakers for Live Music

I have a small analog mixer, a Xenyx Q802usb, with two 1/4" speaker outputs. The venue I'm considering would be a small coffee shop that can get slightly louder than we can overcome with our acoustic ...
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(for playback from PC) Can I get EQ ability by adding an analogue mixer to PC & M-Audio M-Trrack 2x2 USB Audio Interface [closed]

I am a total noob I just use this setup to listen to music. I've got a PC which connects via USB to M-Audio M-Track 2X2 Audio Interface which then connects VIA 2 x Balanced TRS connectors/cables to ...
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Is there any loss of audio quality when converting from digital to analog audio?

If I need to convert from a digital input to an analog output, is it better to convert to analog early and use converters to get to the needed format or stay digital as long as possible? Where are ...
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Is analog or digitally stored audio better sounding? [closed]

I see a lot of these analog/digital wars explaining how tape or records sounds better than a DAC. Both sides argue with each other a lot so it is hard to actually know what to use. From my ...
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Connect PS4 and Macbook together to analog speakers

I would like to connect my PS4 and Macbook Air together to analog audio speakers and easy work with that without switching wires all the time. PS4 has only Digital Output Audio (Toslink) and Macbook ...
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Online "analogizing" services?

Are there any online services that would allow one to use expensive analog gear remotely? That I could use some sort of web interface, send tracks through the chain of my choice and even decide the ...
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should I ground the mixer?

I have a mackie mix8 mixer, which comes with a cheap power supply that generates a loud hum (at least I think so -- I don't have a different power supply at the moment to verify) I noticed that if I ...
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Vestax mixer to Audacity - only hearing one turntable

I have a Vestax PMC25 mixer going to an isolator with 2 Technic 1200s. I'm trying to record onto a Mac using Audacity recording software. I can only get 1 turntable to record. The only output working ...
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DAC on a player with only HDMI and USB out

I have an nVidia Shield box which outputs only by HDMI. You can also attach a USB DAC for audio output. With no line out or anything else analog, would I be right in my belief that this box (and ...
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Cable vs wireless connection from amplifier to speaker

I would like to understand the implications of wired versus wireless sound signal transmission. Say, the signal originates from a source and arrives to an amplifier via cable. Is there a difference if ...
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Novation Bass Station II

I recently bought a Novation Bass Station II and am finding it considerably difficult to adapt to. Most notably, I'm finding it difficult to produce relatively simple tones/timbres. What parameters ...
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TR-606 hi hats oscillator running

Quick question, does anyone know the exact timing for the 6 square oscillators that make up the hi hat sounds on the TR-606?
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Legowelt random sound

How is Legowelt producing the main sound that you hear at 4:44 in this video? He lists the instruments he uses in this session at the beginning of the clip. He presses some buttons also to effect the ...
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Trying to re-create a certain Kraftwerk sound

I've been trying to recreate a specific Kraftwerk pad sound - i thought it shouldn't be too difficult, but i can't seem to get it right. It is the pad sound you can hear in It's More Fun to Compute. ...
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Real-world use of analogue mixing and digital recording equipment combined

(If this sort of question has been asked before - I apologise, I've used the search function and can't really find anything similar. Please merge and close if so!) I currently own a Behringer 8-bus ...
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How do I properly test an analogue desk?

We have a 24 channel analogue desk, and I want to ensure that all the sends and inputs work consistently and soak for a long time. I also have a few other boxes that I need to test, as we have an ...
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Ableton: Understanding Analog's "Uni"

Pre-Question-Introduction: I am a noob, but I really want to understand what exactly is going on behind every single dial and button I press. The "Uni" button on the Analog module of Ableton live, ...
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Record cassettes using computer

I know there are a lot of devices that take cassettes and digitize them into MP3s, but I'm looking to do the opposite. I'm looking for a device that I can plug my computer's (or phone or whatever) ...
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What makes a headphone monitoring amplifier so expensive? any tips for alternatives?

I was looking for some simple headphone amplifiers for translation booths, to give the translators the ability to adjust the volume of their headphones. No need for super Hi-Fi quality in a relatively ...
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Analog vs Digital metering

I mixed for 3 years on an Allan and Heath as well as several other analog consoles and was used to running my channel gain at 0db with the transient peaks never reaching above +6 (this is unity gain ...
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Stereo versus mono lps

I'm not asking about anyone's preference, only an explanation of an observation. Jazz and Rock records recorded in mono are often preferred by active listeners, collectors. They command a higher ...
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Chordal trancey stabs a la LMFAO in Ableton without resorting to presets

Although you might question why I would want to do this in the first place - I have been curious as to how to recreate that 'trancey' chordal stab sound as epitomized by the lead riff in LMFAO's Party ...
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How to loop vinyl records?

In this video the opening is accompanied by the sound of a looped vinyl. At 9 seconds in you can see the vinyl record with several tape markers. How is the looping of the vinyl achieved? Is it ...
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Why do studio monitors use analog cables instead of digital?

All studio and professional grade monitors in general have analog inputs (TRS/XLR/RCA etc...). High end monitors have the shortest internal cable run to reduce loss of quality yet this is only a tiny ...
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Line-in recording w/ 2012 iMac possible?

The late 2012 iMac update simplified the analog line-in/out and headphone jack. Moving from a MacBook Pro to this iMac, I am now unable to record with my external dynamic mic and small Mackie mixer ...
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What synthesizer should I get if I like vintage sound e.g. Roland Juno 60?

I like a warm, dry sound like Roland Juno 60 but the vintage Juno are not multitimbral. Is there a modern synthesizer, perhaps digital but preferably analogue, that has the warm sound of Roland Juno ...
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What is the difference between Analog and Digital sound when trying to verify the authenticity of the audio source

I am trying to find out if it is indeed possible to do real sound analysis on a digital source sound file, to determine for example, if the voice of someone in an audio file is the real one or only ...
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Analog vs Digital/digital vs analog audio [closed]

Hi guys this could be a very popular question/debate but what do you feel are the pros/cons of analog and/or digital audio in relation to one another? To start the ball rolling one of the first pros ...
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"Digitally Remastered" Vinyl albums

I have a vinyl record that says it has been digitally remastered - this would mean that there is no true analogue wave anymore. One reason I still have and buy vinyl albums is because they are ...
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what is an A/D converter? and a recommendation about it

So its an analog to digital converter that uses sampling and quantization? I understand all of that but it sounds to me like it would change the outputted sound. How exactly is this performed? The ...
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Digitizing Casette 4-Track Tapes via Behringer U-Control UCA 222

I'm looking to digitize a bunch of 4-track tapes I made when I was teenager. I acquired a Tascam 424 (the same model I originally recorded on) which has the ability to route each track to a separate ...
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Emblematic analog synth sounds/artists in music production ?

Dear SSD, for the purpose of an instructional video about analog synthesis, I am looking for musical examples that make use of analog substractive synthesis in an iconic way. JM Jarre, Kraftwerk, ...
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Examples of substractive/analog synthesis in sound design ?

Hi mates, I am looking for examples or frequent uses of analog synthesis in sound design, like the Arp 2600 in R2D2's voice. Examples could be individual sounds or in conjunction/layering with real ...
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Mixing/Recording in a Mixer - getting out of "In the box Mixing"

Hello Audio pros, I would like to learn about mixing, recording in a mixer. Ive been in the field for quiet a while & ive only been mixing in the box all these years. What would be the best way ...
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Speed & Pitch Shift calculation for cassette recorded at 9.5 cm/s

I am extracting some of my old 4 track cassettes onto my computer using a 2 track deck (the only cassette playing I have left). It seems that at one point I had a Tascam 4 track that recorded at a ...
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Assigning analog audio to play with HDMI/DVI video on an A/V receiver

I've got a computer I use to play a lot of media. The computer has a DVI video output and a standard analog audio soundcard. I currently have an audio-only receiver so I set the receiver to use the ...
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What are good resources to learn the production side for an end-user focused software guy?

I'm a software developer type of person who works a lot with systems that stream media (movies, music videos etc) to end-users over various channels. I know a lot about video files and how to play ...
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