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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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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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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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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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Wierd sound on michrophone nikabe m2 [closed]

I wonder what the problem with my mic is and how i can fix it
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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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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 to remove background television audio from a phone audio recording

Hey guys this is what I am trying to do: I have audio recordings from my blackberry that have conversations on them. The only trouble is that there is music and tv playing in the background that ...
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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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Acquisition setup recommendation: insect monitoring

I'm building an audio-based insect / pollinator monitoring device for crowdsourced biodiversity assessment. I want to record sounds of bees, bumblebees and other pollinators arriving, departing and ...
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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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Recording from XR18 to Tascam-DR40

I have a live performance that I'd like to record from the house Behringer XR18 mixer to a Tascam DR40. What's the best way to do this? What exact cable and output source to the Tascam should I use? ...
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Is there an easy way to mix headphones and mic into one output for recording purposes?

I’d like to have a portable setup that I can use to record conference calls for work, in particular I want to cover the cases where I want or need to use headphones. I often use more than one kind of ...
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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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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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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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What mic do I use to record acoustic piano?

I'm in a small church. We are purchasing an upright acoustic piano. It will probably be loud enough (probably too loud) so I don't need ampification. But I do need to make digital recordings. I would ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to perform noise reduction using multiple recordings?

I have an interview recorded using a Zoom H1n audio recorder and and two DSLR internal mics. Is there a way that I can use all three tracks in some sort of noise reduction process that looks for the ...
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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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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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What type of microphone is best for a medium space room mix?

I'm looking for a way to record a live dance class in a 25' x 20' space. I want the classroom ambience but also want the teacher's voice to be clear. I'll be using a PA system either in the back or ...
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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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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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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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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 is cinematic sound produced?

This could be a bit subjective, but I think broadly most people know what "cinematic sound" means. At least, in my mind, it is sound that: Has extraordinary depth Quite a bit of warmth Richness and ...
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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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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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how to get rid of a loud buzzing noise when I try to record?

I have an MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB recording audio into Sonar x3. When I try to record, my voice is very very low. You can barely ...
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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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Laptop won't detect condenser microphone

I have recently purchased a condenser microphone and a mixer which supports phantom power. I connected the microphone to the mixer and then connected the mixer with my laptop by using RCA. The green ...
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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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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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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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How do you use gain effectively?

Have read a few descriptions and understand basically what gain is, but I am quite the novice with audio work. I've never heard gain or it's usage described by those who are really familiar with it ...
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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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How to match voice on a record to one hears?

As you all know, the voice one hears when s/he is speaking and the voice one hears from a record differs. There are many articles and videos explaning this phenomenon. What I'm wondering is how can I ...
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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 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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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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