Questions tagged [audio-recording]

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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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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
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Why wood is used for creating orchestral music theaters?

Saw a lot of concerts and they have one thing in common, every concert I was, the stage was made entirely by wood, I don't know what wood is..birtch or pine. And why the lunar form, why not a cube? In ...
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Should I use pedals for guitar effects while recording?

Is sound quality at all effected by using pedals before the interface, as opposed to recording a clean sound and applying effects in the DAW? I am using a Scarlett 2i4 interface.
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Repair audio file without header

We recorded the audio of a rather long meeting of a couple of hours on a phone. Someone forgot to turn off sound recording at the end of the meeting and the phone must have turned off due to low ...
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What technology/technique is used in this track?

Whenever I listen to this track, it feels like there is an additional sound applied to the singer's voice. The singer can sing very well, that's I know for sure, because I saw him live. By the way, in ...
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Built-in Line Output to Interface Line Input on a Mac

How can I play audio on a Mac (10.11) in a 3d party software instrument (eg. Arturia Synth), piping it through the built-in line out, into an analog effects pedal, then record that as an input through ...
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What dBFS threshold should I set for differentiation between silence and NOT silence

I am trying to set a threshold in dBFS terms for the input audio from a smartphone (in this case Android), below which the application will demarcate it to be Silence within a case of User speech. ...
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Why we hear noise (when it's silence) while AUDIO - RECORDING

I know , when video-recording absolutely dark scenes, the mid-priced recorders cant record fully dark video, instead they have some sort of "noise" in image , like this: I see, that something same ...
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Help with amplifying voice on a call recording

I recorded a market research interview using ACR recorder on my andriod. I can hardly hear the person on other side when I play the recording. Tried amplifying through Audacity, using compressor ...
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Microphones for instruments ranging from double bass to fife

I am a professional multi-instrumentalist and I am looking to start recording some of my own music. When I perform live, I've always been a guest and used the host's sound system so I haven't invested ...
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How to I properly reduce the voltage intended for a speaker to a level appropriate for Mic input?

Various microphone inputs in the building are fed into an amplifier, and from there, distributed to a patch panel that feeds various speakers. To my uneducated surprise, there is no jack on any of the ...
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Recording setup for a podcast

I'm looking to start recording a podcast and thought I had a setup which would work, but I'm having trouble. I'm looking to record on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and I have two Turtle Bay Earforce X12 ...
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DI box : which is more versatile, active or passive?

There are several questions here and on the Internet about what are DI boxes and what is the difference between active and passive. But I often end up reading things like "passive for active pickups ...
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Separate speakers from stereo microphones

I have two audio tracks of dialogue: First, the speech of the client, second, the speech of the manager. The recording was done with two microphones. Unfortunately, each track contains the little ...
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Make it sound like outdoors

How do I make it sound like it's outdoors? If I record clean audio indoors with no reverb. Obviously, add ambient noise, I'm just talking about the vocals. Edit: Like this ...
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Is it possible to fix such level of corruption in a buggy audio recording (sound distorded-choppy-Laggy)

You'll find here a part of that corrupted audio file. I don't know how to describe this kind of distortion, so I did not find any thread talking about that specific kind of corruption. (I found a lot ...
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HTML5 audio recorder stream and upload to MVC server - Why is it noisy? [closed]

I'm trying to make a web audio recorder using getUserMedia and .NET MVC. I got as far as recording it and sending the chunks of data to the server. The problem is that i can't play the results. The ...
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Can I use phantom power on an iPad?

Is there a way to connect both phantom power and an iPad mini to my computer, so that I can use a condenser microphone in GarageBand? The microphone is an Earamble BM-800 and the phantom power is ...
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Identify source of “clicking” in track

I have this issue with recording my audio podcasts where i randomly start getting this "clicking" (im not sure clicking is the best way to describe it). It will randomly start after about 10-20 mins ...
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Volume enhancement of recorded calls

Audio clip of recorded calls of other side is too low that cannot be heard, means two voices in audio clip are there in which one volume is very high and other is too low. pl. guide me detail that by ...
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(How) can I remove this special echo in a specific recording

Is there any possibility to remove the echo in my audio recording (seehear short example on soundcloud)? How? Details The audio recording is from a Skype session. The echo is very bad, but also ...
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Converting DI signal to analog to record from an amp

My idea is to record "clean" electric guitar and electric bass signals directly my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, going into Ableton Live. Then I can edit the signal and piece together different takes to get ...
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Best audio Format for pure audio of Vinyl Digitization

I understand that this is a fairly subjective question, so let me provide a little bit of background. I am trying to set up a easy to use panel with a couple of buttons to make digitizing old vinyl ...
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Digital distortion Clipping & mastering advice?

I have a apollo twin solo , when I boost up the volume on main stream songs on YouTube I barely hear any clipping or digital distortion.. I'm in the middle of mastering my track , I have like 30 ...
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Basics about classical music ensembles recording [closed]

I'm not (yet) a sound design enthusiast, but I would like to acquire some basic knowledge about audio recording. I'm most interested in recording classical orchestra and choir performances. I'm ...
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getting multitracks from a file

I was listening to some tracks which are remix versions of some songs(and some songs with samples from others), and my question is about how exactly tracks are remixed using say, just vocals from the ...
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Crossing stereo and mono cables between multiple instruments

My audio mixer comes with only one pair of mono phone jacks, which internally in the audio mixer are wired to come out as a stereo signal that goes to the computer on a USB cable. The piano also has ...
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How do 8 tracks get recorded on a compact cassette?

AFAIK 4 tracks can be recorded on a compact cassette as the recorder uses both the channels of both the A and B side of the tape. But how does this Tascam 488 recorder records 8 tracks onto a compact ...
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Soundcraft Vi6 audio output issue

This is quite an interesting problem I'm having. I go to a local church and recently volunteered to mix their live band occasionally on Sunday mornings. They have a SoundCraft Vi6 console. Everything ...
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and Sontronics STC-20 low sound on Audacity

I don't understand much of sound material, but i searched a little, talked with a few friends and the store technician and end up buying a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and Sontronics STC-20 ...
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Why does this spectrorgam look so jagged?

While I was testing out the "Stereo Mix" tool on Windows 10, I had noticed that the output of Spek (after I rendered the audio file in Audacity using "Insane, 320kbps" preset and Joint Stereo) looked ...
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How to get rid of sharp ticks/clicks when amplifying sound

I am amplifying an audio file frame-by-frame via the following algorithm: Find maximum value among all the samples in a frame Find the amplification factor to make the maximum value equal to 0 dB ...