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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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Portable recorder for loud motorcycle

Hello! I recently bought the zoom h1n audio recorder to record high quality audio together with my gopro footage. However since i have a racebike that reaches well over 120db at full throttle ive ...
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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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PreSonus 16.0.2 USB recording on PC makes a buzzing sound ONLY when playing video games

I have a StudioLive 16.0.2 USB that I use for live podcasting. I send the mix to my PC using a stereo 1/4" to 3.5mm headphone cable and plug it into the mic-in on the PC using one of the Aux Out ...
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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 noise when recording on Boya BY-WM8 PRO with iPhone X

Randomly getting this ticking sound: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qf-uxDQgbyC52N9pU7rY_MnGPRRcoYVX/view?usp=sharing I'm recording 1080p video on my iPhone Xs. Microphone: Boya BY-WM8 PRO. iPhone ...
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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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What likely caused the audio to be badly distorted in this YouTube video?

Please direct me to an appropriate site if this is off topic. I have been checking out some of the footage and recordings posted on-line following the pro-Trump riot in the United States, and one of ...
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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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Compare device recordings

I will be conducting field recordings using different devices (same models). Due to possible changes in recording range from additional casings added for protection, I will be playing a set of ...
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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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15/16 ips reel to reel tape speed

Have old 1/4" tapes from my father on 7" reels that were recorded at 15/16 ips and I am having difficulty finding a reel to reel that will play that slow and accept 7" reels. Looking ...
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is there a way to have NOICE CANCELLATION through a secondary mic

is there a way to have NOICE CANCELLATION through a secondary mic 🎙? This will help in meetings. I am able to detect 2 microphones through this: I am finding answer ...
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Incorrect Album and Attribution in Windows Media Player

After exporting an audio mixdown from DAW to (WMA or MP3) and editing applicable tags with appropriate software, Media Player in Windows 10 often still gets album, artist and other attribution ...
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How to launch clips from instrument in Ableton Live to USB audio interface for recording

I am trying to record for YouTube and a podcast with a dynamic mic plugged into a 2channel Presonus usb audio interface. I would also like to launch audio clips from a Monome grid 64 key controller ...
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Properly connecting a guitar to audio interface with a pedal

I want to preface this that I'm a total noob and though some answers are similar to my question here, I wasn't sure I understood them. I've purchased Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen) USB Audio ...
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Record sound clip from Skype and immediately playback for teaching purposes

I teach English online via Skype. I want to be able to record what the student says and then play the clip so we can discuss his pronunciation. I can see how to use Audacity or a Skype-specific ...
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Can I gauge the performance and richness of a microphone from the spectrum plot?

I am preparing an audio recording studio at home and want to understand the traits of microphones before I get one. I recorded with actors in a semi-professional studio with a Neumann condenser ...
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Ear Fatigue Recording into Surface Pro USB

Problem: Poor audio recording resulting in ear fatigue and unclear mix at higher frequencies (5k and up). Causes headache. Feels like a cloud pushing on my ears. It is not a click, pop, or hum. When ...
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Is it possible to split an audio recording that has two audio recordings in one

So basically I put my phone on record to record that day but at the same time someone else got a hold of my phone and started listening to another recording so both were on that recording is there an ...
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How to use Sennheiser e945 mic as input for Smartphone

I have Sennheiser e945 microphone. It says it is a Dynamic microphone. I have OnePlus 7/8T phones and have been trying to figure out how to use the mic for singing and recording (wirelessly) directly ...
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I want to get started with modulation recorded audio

In there an app (preferably Android) that can take a audio recording (music, voice, etc.) and change the frequency to above or below human hearing (infrasonic and ultrasonic) and vice versa. I want ...
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Macbook Air internal mic is bad for recording vocal music. Should I use an external microphone to pick up sound from the amp? [closed]

I have a Macbook air which has a very bad internal mic to record vocal music, to be honest. I tried using an external mic of a headphone to record audio by keeping it near my Roland amp. This worked ...
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Is the microphone's self-noise the main source of background noise in a quiet room?

I am preparing a DIY home recording studio. I did four experiments a new Samson C01U plugged into a Mac computer and recording into Audacity. I recorded background noise in one room without furniture ...
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Microphone delay and PC output hiss with new mixer

I just got a new mixer (Depusheng U6) and I'm running on Windows 10 (up to date). Mixer is only being used for podcasting / streaming. I had an Alesis before that started acting up (constant noise in ...
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How to remove street noise to isolate conversation?

I have an audio file that I have a conversation that is hard to hear the vocals due to street noise - traffic background, barking dogs etc... I'm trying to isolate the vocals to hear the conversation. ...
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How to pitch shift female voices to male realistically?

I have a friend currently gender transitioning and he is struggling with having too high of a voice. He'd like to make YouTube videos and podcasts, but the voice pitch is a serious problem for him. He'...
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Microphone with wider frequency range or higher sensitivity for better qualtiy?

For instance I've put my eye on two mics (cardioid condenser ones). One has -90dB sensitivity and frequency range of 20 - 20 000 Hz. The other on has -46dB sensitivity and frequency of 50 - 15 000 Hz....
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Is there any difference between Gain and Volume for single input?

I've read a lot about gain when you have multiple inputs, it's best in a digital setup to keep it well under 0. I can't find anything about a single input though, which is what I'm recording for some ...
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Can't get mic into 'yellow zone' in OBS or other programs

I own 3 mics. A Rode NT-USB USB mic A Movo 3.5mm shotgun A Rode 3.5mm lavmic I've read (and agree) that when recording you want the sound level in the 'yellow' (-20 to -9dB) zone in OBS just below ...

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