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How to reroute the audio interface output back into input?

I have a Behringer UMC404HD Audio interface. It has 4 inputs and 4 outputs. Through the inputs, I have mic, guitar, and keys. In order to put all of these through my loop pedal and effect pedal I have ...
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Problem with pitch correction in Cubase 5

A minimum pitch correction in Cubase 5 is resulting in distortion of voice.Why,and how to get around it?Any help would be appreciated.
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Would I benefit from a dedicated headphone amplifier? [closed]

I'm a home vinyl listener, and trying to wrap my head around impedance/wattage of headphones and amps, to see if I would benefit from buying a dedicated headphone amp. I'm currently using audio-...
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Question about Firewire Audio Interface connect with laptop

Recently, I bought Lexicon FW810s audio interface (only have firewire port). I knew the adapter(usb to firewire) can't work with laptop, and then I found Pinnacle studio moviebox deluxe (Version 9). ...
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How can I merge 4 different input devices into one, and then listen to it in real time? [closed]

Me and my friend have 4 microphones, one in front, one left, one right, and one behind, how can we merge them into their positions into one audio track and listen to it in real time
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Rode NTG3 vs Sennheiser MKH 416

I am pretty torn between the Rode NTG3 and the Sennheiser MKH 416. The Sennheiser MKH 416 is considered to be the industry standard and is considered by many as probably one of the best in the market. ...
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Issue with feedback?

I have a binarual microphone (3Dio Free Space) which has a 3.5mm Input and 3.5mm Output. I connect this Mic to an Audio interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2) which plugs into my PC. I use this connector ...
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what adaptor to use when connecting 3.5mm Boya lav mic to my old Moto X Android headphone jack

what adaptor to use when connecting 3.5mm Boya lav mic to my old Moto X Android headphone jack? The Boya mic slides into the Android headphone jack but does not fit correctly and does not work (of ...
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Audio repair service

I have some damaged audio from a video I recently took. Is there anyone interested in attempting to repair for me< happy to pay if need be.
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Need a vintage voice recording for a murder mystery game I'm making

I'm a scout leader in Sweden and I'm preparing a murder mystery for my scouts. We prepare simulated tasks for them so that they gain more intel so that they can solve the mystery of the death of Dag ...
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How to interpret the analog output of an SPL meter?

I tried to connect the analog output of a Sound Pressure Level Meter to a digital oscilloscope to determine the RT60 of a room. I thought I will somehow have an analog reading proportional to the SPL....
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Fix stuttering audio

I have a long piece of recorded audio which has many regular gaps of silence: When you zoom in you can see it like this: Is there any way of removing these regular gaps of silence? They are around "...
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Audio conflict between applications when my audio interface is the default audio output

Sorry if this is not the correct place but... has anybody had audio problems when two different audio capable applications (let's say Google chrome and any DAW) are up, on a mac, when you have only ...
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What is the name of the audio equipment Charlie Puth has on under the Meinl shakers?

second 15 in video under the Meinl shakers? second 1:12 in video right above the Universal Audio 1176LN
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How are audio samples of an mp3 file seeked?

I have a question concerning the idea behind the seeking of an audio file like (mp3 file). I am trying to implement my own seeking mechanism, but I cant understand how media players knows how to seek ...
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Is it possible for Matlab to read and decode an mp3 file?

I have run the following Matlab code and I got a signal as shown in the Figure below. [y, fs] = audioread(mp3file); y1 = y(:,1); y2 = y(:,2); dt = 1/fs; t1 = 0:dt:(length(y1)*dt)-dt; t2 = 0:dt:(...
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Anyway to track out two different voices within 1 audio file?

I have a podcast audio file with 2 voices, each speaking 1 at a time, and I need to track these out into two different files. I have logic, and I'm curious if there is any quicker way to separate the ...
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How to check for audio plagiarism?

I have a scenario of a global organization that has workers across the world uploading digital audio content and we need to confirm that their contributions are not reworked from older contributions ...
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What is the name of the audio equipment Charlie Puth has on this top shelf of his rack? (the one with the orange logo?)

What is the name of the audio equipment Charlie Puth has on this top shelf of his rack? (the one with the orange logo?)
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Track/id detection like Shazam (Clip to short)

i found a nice melody on a German documentation. How can i find more information about the melody ? I tried to recognize it with shazam, but the problem is the part is only around 1sec long, on the ...
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What causes the spike in PCM signal?

I decode an mp3 song using two different methods. The output PCM signals are shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2 respectively. Both the decoded output files have the same file size and audio quality. ...
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Why does this balanced/unbalanced setup work?

I've just learned about balanced and unbalanced audio connections and so I started trying to figure out which pieces of my equipment have what. My Roland U-220 sound module appears to have unbalanced ...
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My speaker makes a buzzing sound only when the aux cable is NOT connected

I seem to have the opposite of the common problem of buzzing when AUX is connected in that the speaker is fine if the aux is connected to a device, but if I remove it then it starts to buzz. Quick ...
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CECILIA 5 start problems in Win 10 [closed]

When I want to start Cecilia 5, Paint program starts instead. In win 7 I never had this problem. Thanks for any solution to this headache.
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Export or save audio on Cubase 10.5

I’ve been confused by exporting audio files in cubase. I export a stereo audio file and I get a mono one. Just a moment ago I tried saving the file and it’s fast and in stereo. Does anyone have a ...
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how do I get a 4 mic system with 6.5mm to be source for PA?

I have this wireless mic system: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XJ6VVBC/ and this cord: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000068O1K It seems to plug in perfectly when I place cord into my ...
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Tool to fix rapid-fire dropouts?

I recorded a phone call and the cell service was pretty shoddy. Here's an example. Good briefly, then high-speed dropouts, then good again. In the below image, you can see the dropouts to the right ...
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Are there stereo systems that play music slower?

While building a mobile app that plays music for fitness classes, I was asked to add a feature that allows the user to speed up the tempo of the music 0-4% to compensate for some gym stereo systems ...
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What is Binaural Audio?

I often hear the term "Binaural" audio discussed in forums and in articles, but I'm not sure what it is. Can someone please provide a brief explanation?
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What are the risks of using bus powered audio interfaces? Compared to AC-mains powered?

I know as sound cards get bigger and bigger, manufacturers make the switch to power adapter rather than bus powered. What's the justification behind that? Why, and for whom, is it better to have AC-...
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Is the sound really decreasing according to the inverse square law?

Sound propagates according to the "inverse square law", that is well defined here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverse-square_law So the intensity equals 1/distance^2 Like the image in the above ...
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How do I power a Yamaha EMX5?

I know basically nothing with about audio engineering and need some help. I just recently bought a Yamaha emx5 powered mixer. What is the best way to protect it from a power surge? Do I need a power ...
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Ogg metadata: cover art tag

I'm a software development and newbie in audio engineering topics. I ran Icecast audio stream server and would like to show cover art audio tag to website users. Stream format is Ogg. The problem is - ...
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How do you change the equalisation of an individual song/audio?

I've been looking for weeks, and I have nowhere else to turn to. I really thought this would be very simple to find, but I'm looking for any type of software that has a 5 band equaliser, that allows ...
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Encoding with explicitly defined 'high quality' regions within variable bit rate lossy audio

I am personally happy with absolutely trash audio quality when listening to podcasts, and frequently skip music, but have noticed many podcast producers will use high CBR* or overly high quality VBR ...
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Is it possible to make this kind of voice-modulation setup?

This is largely hypothetical: the answers I receive here will determine whether or not I and the peope involved even move forward with this project. I am part of a group hoping to build a series of ...
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How to route audio output from laptop to desktop for live streaming?

I have a Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO, but the drivers seem to hate my desktop the more I use it (frequent buzzing/beeping/loss of audio), which requires frequent and annoying turn off/on ...
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Difference between car audio system and portable speaker

I designed a circuit which would turn on LEDs with intensity of the music (music reactive LEDs). I tested this using a portable Chinese speaker and it worked amazing. This makes me think that the ...
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Random clicks sounds when I record screencast

This is my recording setup Shure SM7B DBX 286S Focusrite 2i2 2nd Gen I use screencast and a mac to record it. Am listening to constant click sounds when I record the screencast. For sure it's not ...
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Converting balanced audio to RCA/phono audio - mixer needed? [closed]

I want to send balanced audio from one room to another in my home. The audio will originate from a Soundcraft Spirit Folio 12/2 mixing console desk. I'm assuming that the mix left/right and/or aux 1/...
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What Soundcraft Spirit Folio 12/2 mixing desk/console outputs are balanced?

I'm looking at the schematic on page 20 of the manual and am not sure myself if the outputs are balanced or unbalanced. I would like to plug stereo outputs using balanced 6.35mm jacks from either Mix ...
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Why is 3.5mm shaped the way it is? [closed]

Wouldn't a simple rounded tip cylinder be good enough? Why does it have a diamond shaped arrow tip?
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How do you increase the volume of an audio recording without distortion?

I have an audio recording that has a very low volume. When I try to amplify and normalise using audacity, the distortion and noise make it impossible to understand the words that are being said. It's ...
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pa system for band [closed]

I know absolutely nothing about sound to be clear. I would like to know the cheapest way to get a pa system for my band. We are a four piece indie band who play small venues like bars/pubs. I was ...
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How to save audio from 2 XLR mics as 2 separate audio files

Beginner here, so I’m sorry if this is a stupid question. Trying to make a binaural asmr video. I record with 2 xlr mics, and a zoom h4n. When saving audio, it saves as one audio file, so I am unable ...
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Adobe Audition / Audacity: If I sum all the bins of a FFT (rectangular window), do I always get RMS Amplitude?

First I use Audacity to perform an FFT of an audio clip with a rectangular window. Then I sum all the FFT bin values. Since the FFT bins are expressed in dB, I perform the "decibel sum" like this: ...
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How do I isolate and amplify faint dialogue on an audio track?

I have a video that shouldn't have any sound in it and I can faintly hear someone talking. My question is how do I isolate and amplify these sounds to hear them without straining and reducing other ...
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Sound Design/Sound Engineering Masters in Europe

I studied Computer Engineering in Italy and now I'm searching for a Master in sound in Europe. I want to explore mainly the technical aspects of the Sound Engineering, like recordig and post-...
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How can I record audio from an MP3 player into my Mac?

so I use a portable audio recorder to record interviews, but it’s microusb port broke (but everything else work), I can still record new files and play the recordings from the built in speaker and 3....
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How do web video players alter playback rate?

I've been playing around with playback rate (time stretching) using Librosa in Python. The time stretch implementation there sees to consist of a stft, followed by a vocoder time stretch and then an ...

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