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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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Ableton Live lite 11 | Navigate audio clips between layers of audio track

Is it possible to copy and paste a small portion of recorded clip to a new track above or below in the the same time stamp without manual placing and then pasting? It will help me in navigating the ...
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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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Does Using Mic and interface with setting device class MME reduces audio quality?

I am using Ableton Live lite 11 with rode NT1 & AI1 interface. Now the problem(and this is my question also) is I don't have pairs of studio monitors and studio headphones which needs to be ...
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Need advice on hardware and software to manage sound from microphone into Mac for interviews

I am occasionally interviewed via teleconference platforms (sometimes Zoom, sometimes through web interface applications). I need to improve the quality of my audio. I have a high-end (fast) Mac, and ...
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Can noise be produced by the lack of ground wires?

I just moved into a really old apartment that does not have ground wires at all and I’m getting some really annoying noises when recording my guitar and bass. Could these two things be related? If so, ...
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Audio bit rate for youtube Short Film

I am planning out a Horror Short Film for youtube. Since youtube will compress the audio and video quality. Is it better to record the audio and sound effects at 48k/24bit or 96k/24bit?
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Modify voice recording so that the original voice cannot be recovered

I have a voice recording. I want to modify it to have a different voice but to keep the intonational shifts and the pauses between the words. I want to be sure that the original voice cannot be ...
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Audition export button grayed out

What I'm doing now is export using media encoder as alternative which doesn't have 320k mp3 settings. This happened a while ago and I can't really recall what I've done that may caused this. I've ...
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Behringer 1204USB, mic shows as input device but why doesn't electric guitar?

I have a behringer 1204USB with an XLR mic plugged into it. In my Recording Devices on windows I have 'Microphone 2-USB Audio CODEC' as an input device. I plugged an electric guitar into the Line 2 ...
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Extract/amplify background noise from WhatsApp voice note

I have received a voice note over WhatsApp from someone, and I have noticed there is another person speaking on the background. The background voice is much quieter than the person recording the ...
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Best volume setting for audio capturing

I'm trying to capture audio from a phone on a PC sound card. What is the best volume setting for the phone to get the best quality? If the app on the phone that's producing the sound has its own ...
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How do I connect active speakers

I have a pair of Mackie MR524. I would like to use them with my laptop and tablet. To simply plug in my tablet or phone without an interface what cables do I require? I have RCA, XLR to 3.5mm XLR to ...
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Read audio buffer from Line-In port or re-route to Microphone port

This question is largely related to Linux/computer processing audio inputs and outputs. I am currently using PyAudio to read from Microphone and livestream the audio data to the Internet, using https:/...
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Mono adapter on stero output

My soundcard (Sennheiser HDVD800) has a 6.35mm jack output that I'd like to adapt to listen on my earphones (3.5mm connector). However, I'd like to retrieve only the first channel (L or R) outputted ...
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How to do unattended recording

I am trying to record audio from a microphone connected to my computer for a duration of several hours, but I need to start and stop the recording without human intervention (I am using cron jobs). I ...
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Guitar gain and noise setup for amp sim

I'm looking at recording DI guitar and I have a few questions regarding setup input levels and dealing with noise. My current setup: Ibanez RG321MHE (EMG h4 passive humbuckers) Behringer UMC204HD ...
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Fixing spikes in an audio file using a CLI tool

I have an audio file which has (I believe) spikes due to an encoding error. Below is a screenshot from adobe audition. How do I fix such thing using an command line tool? (CLI is important because I ...
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Audio Interface sounds distorted and records only mono

I'm new to audio recording and have been struggling a lot with connecting an audio interface to my macbook pro running macOS Catalina. I have an M-audio M-track solo. It has two stereo inputs that ...
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Merging and duplicating two audio outputs

I have a Steelseries Arctis 5, which allows two separate inputs to be mixed in a "chatmix", allowing me to use a physical dial to make one output softer, which subsequently makes the other ...
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Elimination of hiss over entire recorded track

I am new to recording, I've started trying to record some of my guitar/vocals. I recently brought a mic but my budget was limited so it was only around 40£. Whenever i record with it there is a ...
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what are audio recording formats/types?

i am working on my final year project at the university. I am implementing AI on my project in baby crying detection. the problem is that i am recording live audio using max9814 which gives values ...
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How can I as beginner learn Sound Design cheap?

I want to make a short animation video with some terrific 7.1 audio. Let that be my goal. Now where can I even begin to learn how to create small to big cinematic sounds, record good dialogue and how ...
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How to Remove Microphone Buzz on Lavalier

While recording this narration on my lavalier, there is this buzz that is on the end of a lot of speaking points my video. I have tried the noise reduction process and the sound remover, but I'm ...
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Need help in filtering

I would like to ask for help please. I don’t have an experience in sounds or recording or filtering. I have a voice record of two speaking with lots of background noise due to an instrument that was ...
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Ticking sounds in my screen recordings

I have some issues with my home audio setup. I use a Mac Book Pro and when it comes to gear I use Shure SM7B, DBX 286S, Scarlett 2i2, Screenflow to record screen, and Audio hijack to capture audio. ...
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What is happening in my audio interface?

Following this question, I acquired a second hand Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD audio interface. I'm suprised to find out that it seems to totally distort, or apply filter to my audio input. To better ...
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My brand new AT-2035 mic sounds EXTREMELY muffled. Can someone help me solve the problem?

I have the mic hooked up to a Scarlett Solo and just as of recently my vocals are so muffled to how it sounded just a few months prior. I haven't recorded in a while and when I decided to start ...
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Logic Pro X: How to avoid loosing comp selections after new vocal take/recording?

In Logic Pro X when I record multiple takes and choose my comp selections. After already choosing the selections I want to come back and record another take, but then I lose my previous comp ...
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What rig or custom components would help record 360 degrees of stereo audio, not unlike human ears in a theatre

I'm interested in recording sound in 360 degrees, and then playing back 180 degrees (or similar to human ears) for an immersive Sound Therapy program for holistic health. Are you aware of any way to ...
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Why is this audio obfuscation algorithm not working?

I'm the author of software that, among other things, records audio. I got the requirement that the audio should be encrypted or at least obfuscated before saving to disk, so that someone using ...
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Line out of guitar amp when connected to soundcraft notepad 8FX does not give sound to the mixer. Is the Line out busted?

My guitar line out refuses to produce sound through the mixer. I am beginner guitar player and for my first gig I went to the church to play for a communion, I was carrying my guitar (Juarez), a ...
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How difficult is real-time software "noise cancellation" using two input sources

Good active noise-cancellation technology costs money, but delivers great value. I'm wondering if I can obtain half the value at tenth of the price by hacking together something myself. This is for a ...
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Zoom H4N Audio recording for android videos?

I have seen how to connect the USB B mini to the USB C port for audio recording. However since the Zoom draws power from the USB, I would like to use a stereo jack connector from the phone's USB C (...
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Reduction of Reverberation Time in a home studio from blankets, textile, and foam

I am setting up a home studio in an empty closet with a dynamic or condenser microphone. Recordings have some echo and I would like to reduce reverberation time by about 75% to be barely noticeable. ...
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Balanced cable canceling out sound post production recording

Background story I recorded a live event, the sound came from the audio guy through a balanced XLR to 3.5mm cable. Issue When watching the recording I get extremely quiet and distorted audio. Issue ...
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Do microphones have noise gates or pre-processing in hardware?

A follow-up on Is this blip due to the voice actor or the recording equipment? : I noticed on different microphones and computers that I sometimes get a subtle and sudden drop in volume at the end of ...
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If carpets are bad for recording room treatment, what about curtains?

I am preparing a home recording studio and considered carpets and drapes, two low-cost and easy additions repurpose a room. I read in multiple places that carpets are bad for room treatment, for ...
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