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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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Problems in GoProHERO6 Audio RAW

GoPro Hero6 creates a separate .wav file along with the .mp4 video. But my .wav-s are all too silent I can barely hear them. As the excerpt from HERO6 manual shows, I followed the Protune instructions ...
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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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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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what essentials should I have for recording

I have Ableton and some Native Instruments plug-ins on Mac. I'd like to record for some educational music to put on YouTube. I would also like to take a first step into building a home recording ...
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Apollo twin and Sterling ST55

I plugged my ST55 into the Mic one channel of my Apollo twin. The cable is XLR and I turn on the +48V phantom power. But even if I crank up all the gain to the max in the apollo console, I get ...
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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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Sonar LE freezes when using MME (32-bit) driver mode

A few days ago I started having problems with Sonar in MME driver mode. Basically it freezes when I try to execute the most trivial operations, such as arming a track for recording. It had worked fine ...
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What software exists to record into BWF on a Mac?

As an alternate solution to lining up my podcast tracks I've discovered that Audition has the capability of inserting BWF files into the multitrack environment by timecode. My thinking is that so long ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Multi-channel recording of sounds in a car using multiple microphones

I'm new to the field. I would like to set up a decent quality (at least 16 bit, 22kHz) multi-channel recording experiment using at least 6 microphones with a budget of ~100-300 bucks to record sounds ...
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Unknown polar pattern on bought MXL 990 mic

I just got MXL 990 Heritage Edition, for recording guitar and vocals. However, when opening the box I saw the polar pattern on the box. It's something like this. It doesn't fully resemble a cardioid ...
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Possible ground loop when recording audio via phantom power into laptop through old audio interface

I recently attempted to start recording with my old audio interface (Audio Kontrol 1) in my new laptop (Windows 10), and got a horrible high-pitched metallic noise (specifically 3 distinct peaks ...
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Converting M4A/AAC Low Profile to any other format always causes clipping… why?

So I'd like to send this file to my voice teacher through WhatsApp with the comfort of a play button... but converting it to any WhatsApp supported format causes the audio to be strongly clipped... ...
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why the deconvolved response and impulse response in soundcheck has unit of Pa/s?

I am recently try to figure out the time selective response algorithm of soundcheck. I found: It uses a logarithmic sweep sine as a stimulus, x(t) for example, with unit of Volt. The excitation ...
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Mackie pro recording and only showing audio from one input

So I have a Mackie ProFX16v3 and when I try to record from that into my computer via USB only the first input on the board actually sends to my PC. I tried moving that cable to other channels and ...
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what's the difference between microphone gain and microphone “level” and “boost” in Windows?

I have an USB microphone that has a gain control knob. As I understand, the gain here means the voltage amplifier gain inside the microphone. USB microphone will have an maximum output voltage of 5V, ...
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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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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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Can anyone identify the source of these recording artifacts?

I have a setup with a pair of high-frequency (200k) ultrasonic microphones which I am trying to run from a Raspberry Pi Zero. The microphones are attached to a USB hub, and both the hub and the Pi ...
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Looking for Sound/Voice advice for an Audio Clip I'm editing in Pro Tools!

Im new to audio production and I am creating a cartoon for youtube. I was wondering if anyone could listen to this audio clip and tell me why it doesnt sound very good. Then let me know what I can ...
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ESI Juli@ - 2 channels in control panel, but Audacity recording only 1

So I am trying to capture audio from my Marantz PM5004, everything is plugged in just fine and ESI Juli@ is detecting the audio playing from both L and R channels, but when I try to record it using ...
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Subtle high-pitched tone from Samson C02

I'm wanting to use a Samson C02 going into a Zoom R24 to dabble a bit in recording music, gameplay commentary, and other miscellaneous things. However, whenever I use the mic, there's a rather quiet ...
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Loud buzzing noise using Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 on Macbook

I just bought a used Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 from Guitar Center online. The focusrite website says that no drivers are needed for the mac, and don't even have any links for downloads. I have a '15 ...
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Audacity Recording volume too low

I've been using an AT2020 USB directly into my 2015 macbook Pro retina and recording in Audacity. I recently wanted to upgrade to a nicer mic. Every mic I try, the volume is super low. Increasing the ...
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VST alternative for TSE x30 Default Settings

I've currently found a nice set of Guitar impulses that I'd like to starting getting in to, unfortunately they all require the TSE x30 on default settings. As I'm on a Mac, I can't get this specific ...
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Change input source in sox when recording

I would like to change the input source when recording something in sox from the default input source to the speakers. Is that possible? If so, how can I specify the input sources in sox?
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How do I improve the recording levels when rcording from mixer to laptop?

I'm an amateur when it comes to all things audio, but I've been put in charge of the audio system at our church. We're making the switch from recording sermons directly to CD to recording to a laptop....
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How should I select a microphone to use with a sound recorder used as a pre-amp for a DSLR

I have a Canon 550d, which I have started to do some video work with. Recently while recording a friends blues band at a gig, the location I was in was too close to the speakers, causing the audio to ...
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Where can I find piano samples (mono not stereo)

I just can't find this anywhere on the Internet! Google is drawing a blank! I'm looking for a set of 88 piano notes, preferably in .WAV. But MONO! I found: http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2010/07/...
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Can anybody help me get rid of the static from my compressor?

I got a new compressor, and everytime I plug my microphone into it, there's a lot of static. It doesn't show up in the recorded audio, but I would love to get rid of it.
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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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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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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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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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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 (...