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Buzzing sound in my audio. I think its the mixer

So I'm using a ProFX12 for video production (it was free, used one from my uncle who does radio). There's this odd buzzing sound in my audio though. My mic input to mixer is XLR. My mic output is 1/4" ...
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Static When Recording From My Mixer

So i have a Behringer DJX900USB Mixer and im trying to record a mix but i have this horrible static-y feedback kind of noise when i listen back too it ive tried turning the input level down (On both ...
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How can I correct loud audio with noisy high peaks?

Accidentally, the song was recorder without hardware filter, and it become too loud and distorted on high peaks (you can see and hear noise on high peaks): example audio file is here. Is that ...
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How do I synchronize input from a microphone array to a PC?

I'm using 4 microphones to built a microphone array. To interface them with my PC (running Windows), I bought four USB sound cards and using a USB hub I connect them to my system. Is there any ...
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How can i remove noise from sound coming from my computer mic jack ?

Normaly The signal comming from the computer audio jack should not have any noise. But when i connect the signal to my oscilloscope i see a lot of noise in the signal. How to solve this ?
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+48v phantom on electric piano?

I'm putting together a small setup with a condenser mic (requiring +48 phantom power) a Yamaha electric piano with a 6.3 stereo "headphone" output and MIDI IN+OUT Steinberg UR22 MK2 (with 2x XLR/6.3 ...
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Audio Files of Interviews with Overlapping Questions/Responses

I do transcription for several customers. In the last few months one company has been submitting audio files that have a glitch in which the interview starts out normally and then as it progresses ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I make a recording of a group of people playing a 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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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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