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Focusrite 18i20 to SONY HDR-PJ780VE Camcorder

I have a Focusrite 18i20 Audio Interface, and want to record the sound when i video my drum sessions on my SONY Camcorder, model no: HDR-PJ780VE I have tried connecting the headphone 2 outlet on the ...
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How to record the tick of a mechanical pocket watch?

I'm talking about the slight ticking sound of a truly mechanical watch. I've done some research, and I'm thinking of using a Cardioid Condenser Microphone along with a USB preamp and connecting that ...
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Studio monitors get overheating

I bought my Mackie CR3 about a year now. I listening to music mostly and I'm happy with the overall performance. But recently I heard buzzing noise, with the indicator light was blinking while my ...
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How can I remove short bursts noises in a recording?

I try to clean a recording of a lecture that has noises of turning of pages or a chair squeaking. I want to get rid of (completely silence) any sound shorter than 100ms exceeding a general silence of -...
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How to Record Snowmobile Audio (Equipment and Methods)

The company that I work for wants me to be able to record as close to true to life audio of our snowmobiles as we can for as low budget that I can manage (low budget meaning under $200 for the audio ...
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How do I read this frequency response chart?

I'm looking for a directional (off-axis rejection) microphone with flat frequency response. The Shure SM81 is the only such mic that I've been able to find online, however its frequency response chart ...
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Can I record audio through headset jack on my netbook?

I have a netbook (Acer Aspire One) with one "combo" jack which can be used only with a headset similar with a headset for a cellphone (has 3 parts, 2 channel R/L audio and 1 channel microphone). I've ...
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Recording incoming audio and mic simultaneously

What I want to achieve is to record incoming audio from skype (or other similar software) and on the same time record the audio from my microphone, preferably in stereo - one channel for incoming ...
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I have an issue with my audio being not as clear as I want it

So I have a home studio set up, got everything i needed, so i can record my own podcast n vocals n everything right? Wrong As the title says my audio has a annoying amount of “white noise” when i ...
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Microphone technology for noisy environment

I am looking for a microphone that would allow me to record my voice in a noisy place where I can't control the environment. Think recording your voice while cycling in a big city as a voice over for ...
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Who can identify this microphone?

Does anybody know what microphone (brand + model) the singer in this video is using? Thanks.
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Record two-way audio from phone with laptop

I'm trying to connect a phone to a laptop and record two-way the audio. For now i'm using Windows with my own software, and using https://www.vb-audio.com/Cable to forward some audio channels. With ...
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Enhance vocal percussion / beatboxing

I'm looking for a way to enhance the vocal percussion (i.e., beatboxing) of some acapella recordings--this is the one I'm working on at the moment. I realize I'm not going to be able to isolate it ...
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Good Type of microphone to Pick up banging and stopping on walls and ceilings

I have been having persistent issues with my neighbor aggressively banging on walls and ceiling. I would like to purchase a good microphone to pick up these type of noises(consider the frequency level ...
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What's the easiest way to utilize the stereo tracks on my Zoom L-12 as microphone inputs?

I have a Zoom Livetrack L-12, and I'd like to to use the two stereo channels as individual microphone channels. Obviously, I will need a microphone preamp for each of these channels in order to do so. ...
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Recording A Lot Short Audio Clips

Just a heads up: I have 0 audio experience. So I'm working on a project where I need a number of short audio clips. Like, a lot. I was thinking that it would be tedious to create a new file, record, ...
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Condensor mic stops buzzing completely after I touch the grill. Why?

I've been trying to diagnose why my condenser mic keeps buzzing for ages. I'm running it through an audio interface, but it still had a noisey 'buzz' that sounds like a very common electric hum (near ...
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What are readily usable metal tools to use for sword-like sounds?

I'm interested in recording a variety of metallic striking sounds, but ones that don't seem to come easy are sword-like sounds for sharp objects. So far I have a machete, and I figure I should be ...
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Software equivalents for the high end hardware microphone pre amps

Is there an (affordable) software version of a microphone preamp (such as the world class but unaffordable avalon 737 specifications) that allows my (phantom powered) nararted voice audio recordings ...
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Is DSD actually practical or just theoretical

From what ive read on the internet and on google, DSD is able to capture sound at 1 bit. From what i understand, this is essentially a way to capture audio at the most atomic level?? I'm not an ...
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Multitrack view of audition all greyed out

I imported a Premiere Pro file into Audition using dynamic link for audio work. It all worked out fine, except that my multitrack workspace is all greyed out and faded. I opened another older peoject ...
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Is there a way to find the degree of compression used in a recording

I have recorded a live choir performance using typical compression parameters. Is there a way to find how much compression was used, and at which points?
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Yamaha AG06 USB output is too low on MacBook Pro

For voice recording for webcasts, I am using the following setup: Rode Procaster microphone Yamaha AG06 mixing console The Procaster is connected via XLR (without phantom power) to the mixing ...
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Amplifier 1v line-out -> DI box with 30db attenuation -> Mic-in of Zoom H1. Does it remove clipping?

I assume that it's standard practice to record audio from a pa amplifier (for an event with multiple microphones, same amplifier box) using the line-out. I see that all of the amplifiers I have come ...
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Phasing out monitor bleed

I was just thinking, has anyone tried phase/polarity inverting to remove playback getting into a mic? For example, recording a group vocal part and instead of giving them all headphones, just playing ...
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Why don't speakers sound as good as instruments

In audiophile communities you often see a crazy amount of tweaking and gear designed around sound, but I'm curious on a technical level, are there known reasons why speakers don't sound as good as a ...
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Recording group of people playing tabletop rpg

I'm in front of small challenge. I'll be recording group of 6 people playing tabletop RPG. They'll be all sitting at one table but game master (person who narrates thru game) will be hidden behind his ...
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Does side address off-axis voice recording give better quality than speaking directly?

I've read that it's best to a have mic at a 45 degrees horizontal angle, pointed not towards the mouth, but at some point in front of it. Is it really the case? What advantages does it have? ...
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Bose Compact T1 Audio Recording on MacBook

I'm looking for the correct connection from the Bose Compact Stand T1 to my MacBook Pro (GarageBand) to capture sound from two microphones that are being projected by the Bose Stand. On the Bose ...
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What is the best way to mike a grand piano?

Awhile ago I hired a sound engineer to come and install a bunch of equipment at my church, which included amplifiers, a mixer, microphones, and more. At the time we were using an old upright piano and ...
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Loud audio recording microphone

I'm trying to record really loud audio - a jet engine, actually. I'm limited to recording in a 20'x 20' cinder block test room. We have cameras in the room, some that record audio, but the audio is ...
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Hardware recommendations to record two separate tracks but keep them in sync over long session? (1st from local microphone + 2nd incoming from Skype)

Situation: I'm teaching language lessons over Skype I'm recording "demonstration" sessions The basic pattern is: (1) - the teacher gives a prompt (2) - then the student thinks for a second ...
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Microphone to record piano in concert hall

I have been given the wonderful opportunity (mostly due to networking in the music department) to record myself on my school's concert Steinway grand piano in my school's concert hall. Unfortunately ...
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Comparison (diff) of digital audio files? [duplicate]

Are there services that can diff digital audio files in MP3 and AIFF formats? The linked discussion below on this forum talks about the process but I'm looking for someone who knows how to do it and ...
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Do I need an audio interface to play only voice/keyboard?

I have a CASIO CTK-6200 and I've been testing its line outputs. Used a cable and connected to my mobo (Gigabyte 990XA UD3). The quality of audio is pretty decent. I'm going to buy a mic now, and since ...
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What are those “IN 1/2 MS Matrix” and “L/R MS-RAW MONITOR” functions on a Zoom H5?

I am new to sound design, still learning. I have purchased this Zoom H5 that I use to record sound from my cardioid mic and it works fantastically great, specially compared to a crappy M-Audio ...
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Suitable lapel/neckband microphone for dual mic presentation

So, I record a small youtube channel with a friend, we record games, camera is top down and we both have lapel mics as we tend to record in dining area's etc where it sounds a bit too echoey. The ...
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Record ambient noise without voices

There's lots of information about getting rid of ambient sound to focus on voice in recordings - what about the opposite? I want to capture ambient noise in a specific environment (a place of business)...
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Record 2 different tracks with my computer

I can't find a straight, recent answer to this problem. I want to record in my computer a stereo sound with 2 mics I have at home. Nothing fancy. Just 2 sounds that were recorded at the exact same ...
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Midas MR 18 OSX 16 track 24bit 44.1khz 4-second-long random dropout issue

Weird issue recording 16 tracks at 24bit/44.1kHz on a Midas MR 18 connected to Ableton Live on OSX via USB. Within a period of about 4 seconds, there were handful of missing parts on each track ...
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For my specific purpose (1 mic, hiphop vocals only), will one of these preamps give a better sound?

Looking at the new Presonus Quantum 2 at $700. Since I'm just using one mic (TLM 102) and laying down vocals, is there an advantage to getting that over their lower end modals, such as their Studio 6|...
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Audio recording software, continues recording during playback

I wish to more fully develop some music I've roughly sketched out. I have an idea for the kind of program I'd like to use - if such a program already exists, I'll use that, otherwise, I may write my ...
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Has newfound popularity of cassettes spawned interest in improved-fidelity DSP-assisted recording techniques?

During World War II, one of the Germans' major advances in magnetic recording was the use of an AC bias signal. Adding a high-frequency AC component to the recorded signal improved the linearity of ...
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Connecting keyboard, soundmodule, and a PC

How do I connect a keyboard, sound module, and pc so that a song played on the keyboard can be played back afterward, but the sounds heard both during the recording and the playback is that of the ...
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How can I record with multiple mics at once?

I am starting a podcast with two other people and so far I have the mics connected to a mixer that runs to the mic port of my computer. I have set it to recognize the device as a mic, line in and ...
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Best way to record drums with one Mic?

What would be the best way to position a microphone record drums with one microphone? Though seemingly a ridiculous question, as one whos strapped for cash and doesn't want to use a drum machine, how ...
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Problems with xlr mic [closed]

So for about 2 months now i've owned a Audiotechnica AT2020, which has been working fine for the whole time i've owned it. It is hooked up to a Newer NW-100 power supply, and uses an xlr cable to get ...
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Looking for a recording/mixing workstation

There's thousands of recorders, mixers, DAW, multitracks (digital or analogical), interfaces, XLR... I am confused as a newcomer to the field. I see too much buttons and stuff on this gisms. I am ...
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What is a good way to connect a soundboard to a computer?

I have an EPM 8 mixer by Soundcraft. How could I connect the mixed signal in a stereo format? Is there any best way to minimize latency? Is firewire good to use? I have a Firewire input on my computer....
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how to meke fl studio stop adding new tracks every time it loops

i want to try loop recording on fl studio, i followed some tutorials on youtube and i got the hang of it but the problem is that fl studio adds a new track every time it loops help me please