Questions tagged [audio-recording]

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Balanced output to stereo unbalanced input

My preamp gives a balanced TRS output instead of unbalanced stereo which is what my input device requires. Is it possible there is a reverse DI box of sorts that converts balanced mono to unbalanced ...
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Strange amp buzz

I have an Ampeg BA-10B small bass amp which is kind of fine for me, but one thing drives me crazy: a strange buzz I hear when playing notes. I can't hear it via DI though. That's not your usual 50/60 ...
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How can I make 3d sound

I Try To Made something like 3D sound I would like to know what to do. This Clip Is amazing Thanks for the help
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How to hook up my Win XP laptop (w/ Audacity) to a cafe's Mackie 1604 soundboard? How to record individual tracks through it?

I am singing two songs this Saturday at a cafe that has a Mackie 1604 soundboard. I'd like to bring my older Windows XP laptop, and hook it up to the soundboard to record my performances. Song one ...
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Do we need any driver to connect microphone to laptop or android phone using xlr to usb connector?

Do we need any driver to connect microphone to laptop or android phone using xlr to usb connector?
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Sony PCM-M10: safety track?

Suppose I feed an actress' mono lavalier mic into M10's Line-in. AFAIK there is no built-in safety track feature on M10, where I could set one channel's level to be say 12dB lower in case she yells. ...
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Line Level vs Mic Level?

The EXT MIC input on the Zoom H4N is specified as: mini stereo phone jack Input impedance = 2 kΩ Input level =  −7 dBm _ −47 dBm (0 dBm = 0.755 Vrms) so that's 0.346 Vrms --> equals −7.23 dBu to ...
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best settings to record indoor interview using Zoom H5 recorder and 2 external mics

I will be recording a number of interviews in office settings using a Schoeps CMC641 and a suitable lav mic. These will be connected to a Zoom H5 recorder. Question: how should I configure the ...
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Anybody know software to record one side of a SIP telephone conversation? [closed]

Using a SIP softphone with plugin, or sip voip hardphone, I'd like to record only my side of the conversation. Does anyone know open source or even paid software to do exactly this?
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midi problems audio/midi interface

I just purchased the Presonis 22vsl audio/midi interface, with studio one artist. I have a KORG MS 2000 , and a Roland MC-505 Groovebox. I tried several midi configs. Trying to play the Ms2000 as ...
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Low electronic noise in my audio

Hello and thankyou in advance for helping me. I've been having some audio issues for the past few months and I have no idea how to get rid of it. I've tried getting a new mixer and that didn't work. ...
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Each instrument in its own track - format and online resources?

I'm making a visualization app, where the user can control instrumentals in an orchestra - volume of strings, horns, etc - similar to how an orchestra conductor would do it... I am looking for ...
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Difference between internal sound card and Audio interface in simple setups

A set up consists of a single instrument that is guitar and a recording software like pro tools along with amplitube as the guitar effects. Is there a difference between using the internal mac sound ...
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How do I connect Zoom recorder to Yamaha mixer?

How do I connect my Zoom H4n to a Yamaha MG82CX that someone else is setting up? Just because the connectors match doesn't mean it works, and playing connector-converter doesn't help. I've always ...
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Why are these two recordings of the same event slightly different in length and how do I synchronize them?

I played a gig recently and I have two audio sources: one 192 kbps MP3 file from an H2N Zoom sitting near me (I'm the drummer), and another from the sound engineer at the venue which is a mix of the ...
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Using Mac/PC as an amp modeler and recorder

I'm trying to use a software called "Amplitube" as a guitar amplifier on a macbook air. However I'm really confused. I used to have a mac with both a mic input and sound output jacks so I simply ...
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Wav file matching

Is there a way to find / match two same recordings from different sources by analyzing the waveform of selected sounds. I have to find same recordings for reference purposes but nothing is labeled and ...
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Splitting up multiple inputs on one soundcard

I record audio on my PC from a couple sources and have tried to improve my setup over the last two years with no results so far. An example: I have a game's audio, my mic's audio and Skype or TS ...
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Finding loud events in lengthy ambient recording?

I just made a recording of ambient sound over night. Now, I want to find loud events made by animals, humans, etc. Loud means: Louder than the background noise, in this case mostly caused by waves at ...
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How to record Reason5 output

I have Reason5 + audioKontrol soundcard +midi device+guitar(with guitarRig) I want to record Reason output. Tried different DAWs with rewire. The problem is I don't want rewire to control midi, ...
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How can I get stereo input to my video camera from mono source?

Currently running 1/4 from soundboard aux out to 1/8 into mic jack on video camera. Can I use a second aux out with a dual 1/4 mono to stereo mini to accomplish this? Would this also work in sending "...
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How to record on a smartphone using XLR mic and guitar simultaneously?

I have a fast track pro that I'm trying to record vocals and guitar with using my Samsung Galaxy S5. I can connect the instruments to the fast track and plug it in and that's all fine and well, but ...
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Quality issues recording with Audacity [closed]

I purchased an Audio Technica AT-LP60-USB turntable that came with Audacity software - version 2.0.3. Here's the problem: When I record music off any of my old albums using the Audacity program and ...
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problems with Tascam DR-680 freezing up

I have started having problems with my dr-680 freezing up. I have to remove power to get it to turn off, and then all recording is lost. Anyone else have this problem, and know of a solution?
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Combine two mono mics into one stereo signal, such that each mic gets its own channel (left and right) [duplicate]

I am recording with Zoom H1. I have two ATR-3350 lav mics. They are self-powered and have 3.5 mm (1/8") mono miniplug. I would like to combine them into one stereo signal such that the left channel ...
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Relevance of digital recording and mixing techniques to analogue equipment

I'd like to begin learning about sound engineering, and am considering going to college for it this year, but I could do with some advice first. It's analogue music production I want to work in, but I ...
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Record Sound from Directional Speakers

How would I set up a microphone and laptop to record sound from a directional device like these ? http://hypersound.com/hypersound_technology.php http://www.soundlazer.com/ Audio Spotlight from ...
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I want to know how to shout into my mic without distortion

just wondering what I can do to resolve this issue. I have an Audiotechna AT2020 USB condenser microphone hooked up to my computer. When I'm recording sometimes I may shout or scream and my microphone ...
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best quality of recording synthesizer

Just trying to figure out the best way to get the most of out of my sound recording with my synthezier. I have a yamaha s90x which has such a great sound, which most of the qualities are lost ...
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Audacity records only 1 channel, inspite of being set to stereo

I use a Shure condenser mic with a Focusrite scarlett solo interface. However ever since the 1st time I connected it to the laptop , & recorded in Audacity & mixpad, It keeps recording only 1 ...
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Does the shape of an acoustic/vocal booth matter for maximum isolation?

I am building a vocal booth at home, so I can do voice over work. Now I have some Wood lying around, & will build the booth with wood. I am confused as to, what shape I should build it in? So, ...
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Pre-amp/Mixer or USB Interface for vocals?

I am a newbie to studio recording (voice artist) . I have decided to purchase a condenser mic for my recording (audiotechnica). However, I am confused as to whether I should purchase a Pre-amp/Mixer ...
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Best Mic for baritone vocals?

I am just starting out as a voice over actor, & I would like to know what would be a good mic for a baritone voice. I need something under 300$ . Ideally it should bring out my baritone voice well....
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How to dress when recording Foleys?

Just discovered a 2014 short called The Sound of COS. It shows two guys creating Foleys for a fashion commercial. The short being sponsored by COS, of course the two are dressed sleekly. However, I ...
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Guitar amp sound distorted when miked up

I am trying to understand an issue I have when I record tubed guitar amps on the distortion channel with a standard SM57. I always feel like my miked sound is much more distorted than the actual ...
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Adobe Audition CS6 turning off playback while recording

I am trying to shut the sound when recording myself in adobe audition cs6. I just cant find where in the setting I can turn it off. Because I don't like listing to myself in echo when recording ...
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podcast with multiple mics, linux os: should i run the mics through an audio interface/mixer or connect both to pc using virtual audio cable?

any suggestions on how to best set up my mics for a multi mic podcasting setup? i haven't purchased any equipment yet. planning on buying a few mics, and then connecting them in the following ways. ...
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Recording electric guitar with+without effects

I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to record an electric guitar simultaneously to two tracks, one track getting the clean signal and the other getting a signal that has been processed through a ...
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Miking an upright bass

I am recording a live jazz quartet on Friday consisting of drums, acoustic piano, upright bass and either electric guitar or a sax (this will be confirmed tomorrow and I have no problem with these). ...
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Is less compression better?

Is it better to do a minimum of compression while creating a track (in terms of sound quality) ? Or is it just all about how the compression is used in the track?
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What gear is necessary to start vocal recording?

I'm planning to involve myself in music recording, and I'm starting with the voice. Hopefully once I get more experience I'll also record instruments. For a starter, what gear is needed?
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How can I blend a voice recording more in with an instrumental track in Adobe Audition?

Recently I started to record some friends singing to instrumental tracks in Adobe Audition. While the quality of both the recordings (made with Auna MIC-900S + Popkiller) and the instrumental tracks ...
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Microphone becomes inactive when I open a new project in cubase

I just bought a CAD USB microphone .Now using ASIO for all i managed to get it connected in CUBASE 5 and I can see the bars moving when i tap the microphone . But as soon as i open a new project the ...
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Sound Recording Noise in Different Places

I record sounds with the simple same equipment which consist of my laptop and a microphone, both in my home and my office. The sounds are very clear which I record in my office. But, in my home, there ...
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Need hand-held recorder and mic for use in old courtrooms

I'm a court reporter working in old courtrooms with bad acoustics and A/C noise that overpowers the voices on recordings. I just have the little table where I sit so I can't stretch mic cords all ...
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Leaving mic & preamp on for extended periods of time - problematic?

For a project i plan to use my good Neumann TLM 103 mics with a sound devices usbpre2 + laptop for 24 hours non-stop. Those 24-hour "sessions" will happen probably 5-6 times. (Not in a row) Could ...
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What constitutes 'high-quality' audio?

This question may need some editing ... potentially off-topic, yet IMHO, this is probably the best stack on the network to ask the question Background: I'm trying to get a toe in the door through to ...
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Ableton Live 8 Sample Timing

Hi. I'm using Ableton Live 8.2.2 to record basic band stuff: guitar/drums/vocals etc and keep running across the same problem. In the image it's the guitar (gtr 60) I'm dropping in and out for a ...
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Help identifying source of unwanted noise [duplicate]

Edit: Clarified this question to point out the differences between this and the one marked as a duplicate I have a Blue Snowball USB microphone plugged into an HP PC running Windows 7. Whenever I ...
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Home recording / talent? [closed]

What do you guys think how long does it take to be able to produce decent electronic music? (including everything: arrangement,mixdown,mastering, etc.) Is there a need to be talented?