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Converting M4A/AAC Low Profile to any other format always causes clipping… why?

So I'd like to send this file to my voice teacher through WhatsApp with the comfort of a play button... but converting it to any WhatsApp supported format causes the audio to be strongly clipped... ...
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How to mark certain points on the track in Adobe Audition while recording?

What is the best way to mark or highlight certain points or timestamps on the track while recording an audio file in Adobe Audition? This is mainly for relatively long recordings or interviews and ...
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Decent and affordable setup to record slamming doors, thumping

I would like to record evidence of annoying sounds from downstair apartment (Please no judgment, legal or diplomatic advices). I need a recording setup using AFFORDABLE equipment that will capture ...
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What is causing static while I am recording?

I am fairly new to recording and I am having an issue. I am using an AKG c214 Microphone, a Focusrite 2i4 interface, and running Fl studio. I am getting a static/robotic sound when recording or ...
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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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What do you call the problem with this audio from cassette tape, and how do I fix it?

I have a cassette tape recording of a spoken radio interview. The first half of the recording went bad years ago. Now, whenever I play it (regardless of the tape player), it sounds something like this:...
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Presonus studiolive AI mixer driver not installed when connect to laptop

Am using presonus studiolive 32.2.4 mixer and i want to setup a multi tract recording using Capture. I have universal control version 3.1.2.54970 installed and the Firmware version in my mixer is SL 1....
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What mic do I use to record acoustic piano?

I'm in a small church. We are purchasing an upright acoustic piano. It will probably be loud enough (probably too loud) so I don't need ampification. But I do need to make digital recordings. I would ...
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Rewind and playback audio while contining to record like a DVR

I have a Yeti Blue microphone that is recording my partners all day. When they yell an order to me, if I miss it I will stop the recording and play it back. I am looking for a way to do this without ...
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Ideal audio settings for voice recording

What would be the ideal audio settings for a voice recording app (length of audio could be long)? In terms of: 1- Output format, mpeg_4 or 3gp or something else? 2- Encoder, like acc or amr, etc 3- ...
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why the deconvolved response and impulse response in soundcheck has unit of Pa/s?

I am recently try to figure out the time selective response algorithm of soundcheck. I found: It uses a logarithmic sweep sine as a stimulus, x(t) for example, with unit of Volt. The excitation ...
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Can Blue Yeti record high-frequency sounds?

I do not have a background in audio recording, but I need to record high-frequency noise that has invaded my condo from the two students who live upstairs from me. This is not tinnitus. This has ...
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White noise on audio interface

I am trying to record using and audio interface into my PC. When the mic gain, on the interface, is turned up beyond half way I get this irritating white noise, even if there's no mic plugged in. ...
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Mackie pro recording and only showing audio from one input

So I have a Mackie ProFX16v3 and when I try to record from that into my computer via USB only the first input on the board actually sends to my PC. I tried moving that cable to other channels and ...
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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 to capture “real” slow motion audio?

Whenever a youtuber captures slow motion video, the audio is usually faked using something that sounds like it fits the scene, even if its unrelated. (e.g. crushing tomatoes into a microphone for a ...
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Direct input monitoring through one ear?

Is this considered "normal" for one-channel input? Or something you get used to? Or do people work around it? Background: With zero experience in recording, I'm considering two entry-level audio ...
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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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Best way to convert cassette tapes to digital files on a computer with minimal quality loss?

I have a large amount of mini cassette and regular cassette tapes I would like to covert to digital files. I am trying to buy a good tape recorder so that the output is high quality to begin with. ...
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How is sound recorded and reproduced?

I know and understand that sound = wave, based on this: How can a recorder knows the difference between when I (say) sing "aaaaaaaaa" in C4 (@ 261.626Hz) and when I sing "oooooooo" also in C4 if both ...
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How to add bass to a female vocal track in Nuendo 4?

While I am recording a female vocal,the treble,as I see,gets really high,which I am finding difficult to control.I want to add more bass to the track in order to resolve the issue.Will adjusting the ...
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What is this effect used by a lot of voice actors called?

I am looking for a specific voice effect that I have listened to in many videos on youtube and other places. I don't know what it is called and it also does not sound natural. Here are examples - ...
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Why does the Marantz PMD661MKIII appear to limit amplitude?

I have a Sennheiser K6/ME66 microphone attached with an XLR cable to a Marantz PMD661 MKIII recorder. I set my presets to: 16-bit/44.1khz sampling rate. Low cut off/high cut off/mic attenuation to ...
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Is hard panning the best practise when double tracking?

Apart from stereo width, why do people hard pan Left and Right when doing double tracking? Why not 50L & 50R or somewhere between? Is it because of phase cancellation?
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Can equalizing make voice recordings done during different sessions sound the same in volume?

Voice recording made during different sessions are not the same volume. Is there a way to make the volume more equal or do I just have to start over?
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10-15 dB lower input audio level on audio interface than output level on source

I am trying to record audio from a Philips VR 948 S-VHS Videorecorder with my Apogee Duet 2 audio interface. Somehow the input signal is at -10 dB (or about 10-15 dB lower) on the audio interface (...
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How do you use a piezo-electric sensor or accelerator to measure sound?

In my application, I need to analyze and differentiate the sound of two objects. One objects makes a high frequency pitch at 5khz which I'd like to detect. The other object tend to make sound around ...
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Blue Snowball Ice usb mic has echo sound

I use the Blue Snowball Ice usb mic. I have put mic around 6 - 12 inches from my mouth. I have used screen cast ometic Normalize and Reduce Noice functionalities of that tool. But I can hear a big ...
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Laptop won't detect condenser microphone

I have recently purchased a condenser microphone and a mixer which supports phantom power. I connected the microphone to the mixer and then connected the mixer with my laptop by using RCA. The green ...
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Improve quality of music recorded from a telephone call

I have recorded some hold music from a telephone call using the headphone out jack from my smartphone, running to the line-in of my Focusrite audio interface and from there to Audacity running on the ...
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How do I record a piano, respecting the balance between treble and bass?

I'm a pianist looking to buy a (portable) recording device to record myself both in concert and in the practice room. Reading about the various kinds of devices on the market I noticed many recorders ...
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Building a DIY sound isolation box

I need the box to block at least 40 dB of sound. The interior size can be as large as a shoebox. I'm thinking about using a plastic box as a frame, and then pad 2 layers of Dynamat or (one layer on ...
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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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what's the difference between microphone gain and microphone “level” and “boost” in Windows?

I have an USB microphone that has a gain control knob. As I understand, the gain here means the voltage amplifier gain inside the microphone. USB microphone will have an maximum output voltage of 5V, ...
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Poor quality while using PC Output Playback as Microphone for Android Phone

I plugged a mic/headphone Y spliter on my smartphone. My PC sends sound output to my Android phone (Huawei) from a 3.5mm jack plugged to the mic connector of the spliter mentioned above, which ...
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How to determine cause of white noise with new microphone/preamp?

I've been meaning to start making videos of covers of songs with vocals and acoustic guitar, so i purchased a Shure M58 microphone with a blue icicle XLR-USB. My Laptop is a macbookpro with touchbar ...
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Is there an easy way to mix headphones and mic into one output for recording purposes?

I’d like to have a portable setup that I can use to record conference calls for work, in particular I want to cover the cases where I want or need to use headphones. I often use more than one kind of ...
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Wireless Lapels / Group Conversation - Best settings to avoid Spill [duplicate]

Setting: 3 people, smallish room (no acoustic panels), screen recording a webinar, wireless lapel mics (Sennheiser ew100 g3) What are recommended settings are for both TX and RX when lapel recording ...
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How does sound pressure gets transformed into audio data when recorded on PC?

Based on some reading, here's my understanding of how sound recording works: Microphone outputs a voltage based on sound pressure. The microphone voltage is amplified and the amplified voltage goes ...
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Which type of microphone is good at picking up ambient noise?

I like to record in room but want to keep ambient background noise. For example if the room is near highway, or there is wind, or some motorcycle drive by etc, I don't want the mic to suppress those ...
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Reaper + Bias FX 2 + ASIO4ALL: Reaper shows “Not Connected” when setting up “Device”

Here is what I want to do: Record what I play on my Guitar which is set up with my computer (Bias FX 2 Amp) Here is what I have: Windows 10, Bias FX 2 Amp, Reaper 5.34 Here is what I have done so ...
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Is the beginning of Max Richter's “On the Nature of Daylight” recorded by 3 cellos, or 2 cellos and 1 viola?

It seems to sound like 3 cellos but I'm not sure. However, in another recording it sounds very similar but it shows a non-cello playing one of the 3 beginning voices: ...
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Microphone type for recording a string instrument in a very live room

Hi sounddesign community! (TLDR @ bottom. Also, If this is the wrong community to ask in, would you please direct me to a better suited place? Thanks!!) I’m a pretty amateur musician, and recently I’...
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Record the sound of a pipe organ in the church

I am wondering what would be the right set up to record the sound of a pipe organ in a cathedral/church. If this is the church: + | ---------------...
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Yamaha MG20 - What does the “variable mid frequency” knob actually do?

My mixer has four EQ knobs per channel. Two of them are standard EQ at 10khz and 100hz. The other two are for the mid range, but they're different. The lower knob sets the cut/boost, but the upper ...
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Audio drift issue

Some friends and I have started a weekly podcast, and have decided to add video to it, currently we are using Audacity to record audio and an SX30IS powershot to record video. When I place both of the ...
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Capturing 4 audio channels with exactly the same latency?

I'm looking to capture 4 channels of audio using small MEMS microphones like these, spaced less than a metre apart from each other in a grid to form a square microphone array. [EDIT: This is so that ...
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Recording speakers at community meetings

I’m live-streaming several community meetings onto Facebook. I'm usually sitting right on trying of the main speaker but when there is a presentation off to the side or question from the audience then ...
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m4a channel volume treated differently by different players

On a Mac, I've been using QuickTime to record .m4a audio files from Hangouts conversations via iShowU Audio Capture. If I open the file in Adobe Audition CC 2017 on Windows 10, it plays correctly: ...
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Recording from XR18 to Tascam-DR40

I have a live performance that I'd like to record from the house Behringer XR18 mixer to a Tascam DR40. What's the best way to do this? What exact cable and output source to the Tascam should I use? ...

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