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BM-800 Microphone doesn't work well with PC

I've read three or four other posts here about that microphone, althought none seems to have progressed much beyond "my microphone doesn't work." The volume is very low on mine. I recognise ...
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Two inputs into one

The application here is a DJI (like GoPro) camera being used when motorcycle touring. We want the camera to record audio being received via a bike to bike comms system (Cardo Packtalk) as well as the ...
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How to Connect Bridging Input Transformer to MacBook Mic Input

I am very new to audio and need some guidance. I inherited a setup where there is a mic and speakers in a meeting hall, and the audio output from that system feeds into a bridging input transformer. I ...
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Mini-Jack headphone extension without cutting sound

On my digital piano the headphone jack is at the back which is impractical. Is there any jack device that can be plugged without cutting the sound, for example with a switch, so I can pull an ...
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Difference between Level, Signal Strength, Amplitude and Volume?

It seems impossible to find a precise answer to this question. I researched for quite some time, but different sources come up with different definitions, that sometimes disagree or contradict with ...
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Audacity crahed mid recording and now the exported audio recording is broken

I started to record the audio of a meeting to listen to it later via audacity, but right at the end of the meeting my laptop shut down because the battery was dead. I immediately started my laptop ...
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Why there is high-frequency noise from audio interface when I switch on my computer? [duplicate]

I have an audio interface: a Focusrite clarett+ 4pre. When it is NOT connected via USB to the computer, but connected to the same power filter (computer is grounded, focusrite has no ground contact), ...
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Do I need an EQ pedal if I have an audio interface for bass?

I have an audio interface for my bass but I was wondering if I need an EQ pedal even though I have audio and interface.
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Live Video: no weird sounds -- why?

I was watching a music video of a live performance. At one point, the singer popped the microphone from the stand and later put it back. Both of these should have produced some sort of sound, but of ...
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Why am I getting a high pitched whine in my output?

I have the following set up: Roland Fantom 8 -> Mac via USB & Mixer via 1/4 Mono Mac -> Mixer via usb to 2x 1/4 cable When Ableton Live is running, and the Fantom is connected to the mac &...
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simple pedalboard, amp, AND DI box hookup?

I have a small pedalboard that I use with my JCM 2000 DSL amp and 4/12 cab. Till now I've only been using it for at home practice.I now have an opportunity to use this setup in a worship team band ...
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How to connect a Yamaha MG82CX to a Bose L1 Pro16

I just bought a Bose L1 pro16 and found out it really has no way to add vocal effects like reverb, chorus etc., so I bought a Yamaha MG82CX. But how do I hook it up to the Bose? New Bose has 3 ...
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How to EQ vocals to sound airy but not harsh? (Example included)

An excellent example of this is here: Owl City - If My Heart Was a House Specially on the starting part of the song where you can hear his voice clearly, it sounded so light but full of presence. I ...
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Remove one voice from a video?

My close friends husband died last weekend. I came a across a video I took of him singing her favorite song but I'm singing pretty loudly also. Is it possible to remove my voice or at least make it ...
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How to change the speed of an audio and then put it back to its normal speed

Maybe it's too simple a question but I can't figure out how to do this. I would like to regulate the speed in the same way as in a turntable with a speed regulator (pitch) but it is impossible for me. ...
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Phantom power isolation for balanced 1/4" instrument output

We have an organ at front of house that we're hooking up to our sound system. The organ has a balanced 1/4" output that we're planning to use and send to our mixer over XLR. We were considering ...
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High latency w Scarlet Solo 2nd Gen

When playing audio through my scarlet solo, the audio latency goes quite high every few minutes, sometimes for around 10 seconds. My system plays audio fine through other outputs, it only happens ...
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Studio Monitor's Cone not making sound after playing loud music through it

I was playing some very loud pop music through a studio monitor (ADAM A8X), and after about 5 seconds the sound stopped coming out of the cone and only came through the speaker. After shutting it off ...
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How can I make my microphone work on my MacBook Pro?

I can't get my dynamic microphone to work on my MacBook Pro. How do I go about it? I have a speaker, headphone splitter and a 3.5 mm male-to-female audio cable. Still, I cannot recognize the ...
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can audio from direction speakers be recorded with a smartphone? [closed]

I wanted to know if directional speakers can be recorded by a smartphone and if not how to record them.
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Is there any easy and simple way to reduce the size of MP3 files?

I create mobile apps, and use lots of MP3 files in my mobile apps. But, I am not an audio engineer. Would anyone please tell me if there's any easy and simple way to reduce the size of MP3 files ? (In ...
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Does reducing volume reduce bit depth?

Let’s say I have an audio file which stretches the full dynamic range of a 24-bit file (theoretically, I know this scenario is unlikely). If I click amplify and reduce it by 20 dB, then amplify it ...
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How to bootleg live concert using android phone? [closed]

I am planning on recording a live concert in 32 bit float 192khz sampling rate stereo using an android phone What app should I use? How do I prevent the audio from clipping? Thanks.
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Determine whether Dolby Atmos file is channel-based

So I'm a bit confused over this. It seems like Dolby Atmos formats (e.g. AC4, eac3) are advertised as object based and thus can adapt to the listening environment/setup, but from experimenting with ...
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Convert MPEG-H 3d back to MPEG-H master (MPF) or ADM BWF file

I'm recently experimenting with 360 reality audio format. It seems like currently there are only tools to encode mpeg-h 3d mp4 files from master files, and no easy way to decode. Is it technically ...
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What is the negative pole in the audio balanced transmission?

So I'm a bit confused when it comes to the difference between unbalanced and balanced. I'll briefly explain how I understand all of this: The balanced cables have three wires inside the plastic casing:...
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Options for connecting XLR mic to computer KVM via aux?

I recently purchased a Shure SM7B microphone to use in an entry-level home studio, but I want to be able to switch it between multiple desktops. I already have a KVM for switching all of my other ...
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What information in an audio file lets timbre of individual instruments be recognizable, regardless of playback device?

What information in an audio file lets my iPod, home speakers, PC, and bluetooth boombox output the same recognizable “guitar” and drum sound, if it’s just a measure of the encoded amplitude values? ...
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Microphone polar plot measurement frequencies

So, I'm looking at generating a polar plot to see directional dependence of a sensor that I've got. I downloaded a basic tool in MATLAB called dirplot, which I can read my measured data over 360 ...
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Music Production vs Audio engineering - Create my own music [closed]

I don't know whether this is the right site to ask. If not I request you to please redirect me to the correct stack exchange site. I have been playing keyboard for more than 15 years. I know the ...
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Why do MP3 files have a sample rate? (When they are just composed of sine waves)

I apologise if the title wasn't clear, but essentially, I am a little bit confused about MP3 files. I was under the assumption (in MP3s) that a Fourier transform is used to split up the sound wave ...
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Minimum number of speakers needed for 3D Audio

I am planning to create a 3D Audio experience in a small room. For that I would like to place speakers around the center of the room. How many speakers do I need minimum to play sounds, for example ...
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Difference between AC3 and EC3?

Hi I was studying the concepts of the structure of AC3, it is described as an object-oriented audio codec, is it right to define it as such and why? What is the difference in wave compression compared ...
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Improving audio (Adobe Audition)

I have a recording with sound quality that I would like to improve. Got Adobe Audition software and tried various things in there (mainly different Effects). However, I'm not a professional and ...
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What happens when converting between FLAC and Ogg / Vorbis?

out of curiosity I was wandering around Spotify's resources regarding audio formats and how songs are accepted and reworked for publication. I have read that the three formats used on the platform are:...
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Audio equivalent to QR code

I'm wondering if there is any protocol which would allow to encode data through audio in a human tolerable kind of way ? An example would be the LTC protocol which is not at all human tolerable (my ...
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How to get a clean audio where one voice has overlapped in a conversation recording?

I am using Adobe Audition and Audacity to clean an audio recording of an interview recorded using OBS Desktop. The problem is that the interviewee's audio is distorted. I hear overlapping in the ...
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Add pedal to each measure of piano midi

I have downloaded various piano midi files from the internet, but when I tried to play them in e.g. Garage Band, it sounds worse than ones I've created that have sustain pedal applied for each measure....
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How can I play music at more than 10 locations while controlling them all from one place?

I was tasked with finding a way to play music in more than 10 super markets, all are in different locations (which all of them are on the same network and being controlled from the HQ). The question ...
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How can I convert from PCM to EVS audio file and decode back to PCM?

everybody. I have a problem with converting to 3GPP TS 26.442. If I want to convert from .48k to .192 file, how am I supposed to get original audio file? Do I have to convert from any audio file (eg. ...
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How do people find just raw audio from a song? [duplicate]

I have found a lot of youtube videos and the like that have just the raw vocals from a song (sometimes called the acapella version). The quality often sounds like it has these remnants so it sounds ...
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How is it possible that there's volume being played during a section with a flat waveform?

I found an audio file that's confusing me. This audio clip sounds like a distorted mess, which makes sense, but the volume is consistent, even on the low amplitude parts of the waveform. The two ...
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Can i ad a (active) sub to this simple set?

I have this set: (How)Can i add this active sub?
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Voice consistency across multiple recordings?

If you record yourself say two sentences and play them sequentially, this would sound unnatural as the end pitch of the first sentence would likely differ from the beginning of the second sentence. ...
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Has anyone built an audio equivalent of this?

This is a tool which generates imagery based on text prompts using machine learning tools. Does an equivalent for generating audio clips exist? https://github.com/pixray/pixray
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How do I connect a USB mic to a bluetooth (also has a 3.5mm audio jack input) maybe via my laptop to have a small megaphone? [closed]

I have a Fifine K669B USB mic, a laptop (Ubuntu as OS) and an Anker Soundcore 2 Bluetooth Speaker, that also has a 3.5mm audio jack. Is there a software or a way through an inexpensive hardware, using ...
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In what order do you edit your dialogue audio?

I'm a novice to audio. When it comes to removing background noise should you do it first or last? Different YouTube videos recommend different things. If I remove background noise first it comes back ...
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Audio sample analysis - Comparing two audio samples, the original sample with a reproduction capture sample

Introduction I'm currently working on a project where I'm implementing a basic software phone, which connects two users. Since I'm implementing both server service and the client applications, I'm ...
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How to create a sense of motion in stereo audio

I have a :15 mono audio file of a car driving by. What I would like to do is use that as the input to create a stereo audio file where the sound 'moves' from left speaker to right for better realism. ...
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how to separate an audio file based on different speakers

I have a conversation recorded of 2 different people, the conversation contains a gap before every sentence or person to make it easier for the algorithm recorgnise the voice. I want to try to split ...
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