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Audio recording is the process of creating a sound wave representation in an electronic medium. Use for questions directly related to the audio recording process.

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How is the recorded sound of a galloping horse so much different from a trot or a canter?

I recently started getting interested in equestrianism after going on my first-ever horse-drawn carriage ride for the winter holiday season. In that ride, the horse was doing a characteristic trot and ...
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How to split multiple audio inputs?

I want to split multiple sound inputs (electric guitars) into separate sound devices in Windows. I.e. guitar1 => audio_device1, guitar2 => audio_device2 and so on. To be able to control each ...
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Which is better: to get sound from the amplifier with a microphone or to use the REC OUT jack (if it is installed on the amplifier)?

My amp has a REC OUT connector for 1/4 jack. I need to output the sound from the amplifier to the mixer. What is better in my case - use a microphone for this or connect using REC OUT? What are the ...
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Electrical hum?

The Issue Getting a hum in audio recording (ACX) When I move the mic around in the room it gets stronger or weaker in certain areas (where I know a power cable runs to a plug or through the wall) I ...
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Strange POP and loss of audio during Logic playback...?

First, I apologize if this is too vague a question for this group -- I'm perplexed and I don't have much data to work with. I think it's probably impossible to solve, given the limited data, but I ...
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Minifuse only taking Mono Input

I have an Arturia MiniFuse 2 and a digital keyboard. I'm trying to record my keyboard into my MiniFuse which is relatively straightforward - quarter inch to quarter inch cable, from the stereo output ...
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Recording microphone audio only on iPad

Apologies if this has been asked before. I currently use an iPad with iPadOS 16.6 and record audio using the built-in recording software on the iPad. Is there any way to be able to record only ...
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Why is the recording level on my DAW different than on my audio interface?

I am new to audio recording. I am trying to record a podcast and I read that the "gain" should be set in such a way that the sound level is around -12 dB. However, when the meter on my audio ...
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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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Drums sound great on Mixer but Awful on DAW

First off, my gear: Drum Kit: Odery Fluence (with very old heads) Mics: SM57 (snare), MB/Dk4 Drum Pack Audio Technica (toms), CAD KBM412 (kick drum) Mixer:Behringer Eurorack UB2442FX-PRO Audio ...
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TS vs balanced TRS cable: does it make any difference, with a mono signal?

Is there any difference in using a TS cable or a balanced TRS cable (pictured below) if you're carrying a mono signal (for example, an output from an audio card or an instrument)? My understanding is ...
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Cannot get REAPER on Linux to record from PipeWire via EasyEffects

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (version 3, if I recall correctly). I'm running: Pop! OS 22.04 LTS ("Jammy") -- approximately = Ubuntu 22.04 pipewire (-jack, -pulse, -alsa, et al) 0.3.71~...
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Recording - Unwanted Vibration / Rumble

Using a Sennheiser MKH50 (high-pass filter on) to a Millennia HV-35P preamp (gain 85%), I sometimes get unwanted sounds in the form of vibrations / rumbles. Example below in a 4 second clip that has ...
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Cubase LE - why don't VST instruments "stick" when recording?

When inserting VST instruments (Halion, MT Power Drums, etc), I can hear them just fine in my monitors and all looks well. But when I record they leave only empty waveforms, and when I stop recording, ...
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How to diagnose Clarett 2Pre USB phantom power issues?

I have a Clarett 2Pre USB that I am suspecting may be malfunctioning. My setup: Electric guitar w/ passive pickups -> Radial J48 -> Clarett 2Pre USB input (1 or 2, doesn't matter). 48V button ...
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Can I acousticly shield a mic from one side?

I recently got into ambient recording and bought an inexpensive Zoom H1N. I did some test recordings at max gain to see what it would pick up. I aimed at a small fountain in my garden, from some ...
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Fix audio sample rate/clocking issue

I tracked a session today (48 kHz) where I ended up switching my sample rate half-way through down to 44.1 kHz (playing something on the internet that was playing back slow). I don't think I changed ...
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Connecting Behringer mixer to laptop

I have a Behringer DJX700, and I want to send the master signal to my laptop. Do I need a sound card for that? Cant I connect it to the microphone input of the laptop using an RCA-to-minijack cable?
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Can I retrieve sound from laptop speakers that has been cancelled unintentionally while recording from a microphone?

Is it possible to retrieve any sound from laptop speakers which has been cancelled unintentionally while recording from a microphone in Windows 7? I left the option to remove speakers' "...
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Si Performer Soundcraft 2 Recording Main output L&R

I am doing sound for a musical at our school in exactly 6 days, and we are planning on recording it. But last year when they recorded the annual musical, we used direct output from mixbus 6 and took ...
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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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Installing Muse Plugins Fx On Audacity [closed]

I want to install the Muse Hub plugin suite specifically for noise filtering and other real time effects, but as a beginner I can't really figure it out and I didn't find any useful tutorials that ...
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What distortions are present in this audio file?

I have the following audio file : https://vocaroo.com/1nF67OiFA9hm I'd like to know what kind of distortions are present so that I can reproduce those on other "clean" speech. Thanks
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Looking for (preferaby free) sofware that can pan an input signal while recording to a stereo track

To explain - I am an actor. I like to learn my lines by recording myself reading everyone else's lines on the right track, and all my lines on the left track. That way, on playback, I can mute the ...
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Malfunctioning audio from a Tascam DR-60DMKII

I use a TASCAM DR-60DMKII for audio recording in a Stage show performance. I record audio by TRS cable in 2R channel only, one channel. It is fine when it records, however not everyone can hear the ...
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RME Fireface UFX II: connecting unbalanced cable to balanced jack?

Not sure if anyone out there has any RME products, but thought I'd ask...in the RME Fireface UFX II manual it states (on p. 38): When using unbalanced cables with TRS jacks: be sure to connect the '...
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How to get a "CB" sound on a microphone

I'm recording a track and the singer wants to get a real dirty sound on the vocals, like a static-y CB radio almost. I've seen some live acts get a decent sound by talking / singing through a toy ...
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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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Why does compression acheive a louder volume without feedback?

Why can you reach a much higher volume for a vocalist (without feedback) if compression is applied? This has been my experience so far, and I'd like to understand why this is. When you add an input to ...
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Not able to remove noise after recording from headphone output to microphone input

With an audio cable, I have recorded my piano on a computer. One end is in the headphone output of my piano and the other end is in the microphone input of my computer. Now I am trying to make the ...
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Recording student questions in small class 20-30 people

I'm building a classroom that's set up to record in person lectures for online content. I want to capture the presenter and have an option of grabbing the audience if there's a question asked or a ...
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Delay when connecting piano to the computer

I am trying to record my piano's audio on my computer without an interface. This is what I have tried: I connect my piano to my laptop (Windows 11) using this cable. So one end connects to the headset ...
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Getting Levels Right for Voice and Instrument on Videos

I don't know if this is the right forum. Apologies if not. I'm making videos on playing the recorder and I'm using a good quality headset and a loop station (Boss rc505) as an audio interface. ...
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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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Audio splitter with no backfeed

I have just tried to take an audio source and split it into a recording device and a headset. But the headset is acting as a microphone and feeding unwanted signals into the recording device. Is there ...
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How can one record a high frequency low volume sounds?

Wish to capture high frequency sounds (up to 20kHz) at low volume estimated ~34-35 Db. The sound is non-directional and thus, source yet to be determined. First objective: capture the sound to ...
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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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Features suitable for a home studio microphone

In an untreated room, so we are talking about a very normal home studio without particular sound-absorbing panels or soundproof walls, what is the most important technical specification to take into ...
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Record audio from Bose S1 Pro using a Olympus WS-853

I need to record audio out of a Bose S1 Pro using a Olympus WS-853 audio recorder. I made the assumption I can just use a 1/4 to 3/8 adapter to hook up the line out from the Bose S1 Pro to my audio ...
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I need to edit and clear out obstruction in my recording

I have a recording from my IPhone it needs to be more clear. It was 26 min long and I downloaded it on a equalizer app I played with vocal spore and I need help cleaning out background noise and ...
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Multitrack recording on mackie pro fx 12v

I'm trying to figure out whether this mixer model suits my needs. I have an electronic drum kit, and an electric guitar which I want to record. The drums need left and right input. The guitar needs a ...
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The output from my synthesizer is only 32 kHz. Is there any reason to record at a higher fidelity?

I'm doing some recordings off of a vintage Roland SC-55 MIDI synthesizer which is capable of 16-bit @ 32 kHz. Is there any reason to record the audio at 44.1 or 48 kHz in my recording software or to ...
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Preamp Outs Clipping on my AD Converter ins, but not in DAW. Is it bad?

TL;DR: Do I need to avoid clipping on my AD Converter as well as the input in my DAW when gain staging? how much headroom should I leave on a track once it leaves my Preamp, and hits my AD Converter ...
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Minimizing "buzzing" in a recording

I made a rock recording of myself and a few of my friends playing, however since our iPhones were dead and we really wanted to record, so I was forced to borrow and setup a camcorder from the Cafe we ...
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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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What (and how) UHF receiver should I buy?

I am in a situation where a UHF mic is being used to transmit audio to a speaker with a built in receiver. In this case, the speaker in question is a Pyle PPHP1241WMU. The actual transmitter has no ...
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Does FL studio record better audio quality than any any other DAW?

There are so many daws present in Market, among them are FL, CUBASE, ABLETON LIVE, LOGIC PRO are considered to be higher preferred for many of the music producer. Does different daw gives different ...
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Pause recording and continue from where left off in Ableton Live 11

While recording a song, sometimes we want to listen our recordings and then we want to continue the recording from where I left off. And while recording the next part we need to play the previously ...
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Purchase process for piano microphones

I will purchase microphones for recording pianos, and I need advice on how I reason about it. My criteria for the microphones are (therefore): For piano exclusively, upright and grand. I have long K&...
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