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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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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 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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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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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 it possible to capture “real” slow motion audio?

Whenever a youtuber captures slow motion video, the audio is usually faked using something that sounds like it fits the scene, even if its unrelated. (e.g. crushing tomatoes into a microphone for a ...
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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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Direct input monitoring through one ear?

Is this considered "normal" for one-channel input? Or something you get used to? Or do people work around it? Background: With zero experience in recording, I'm considering two entry-level audio ...
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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 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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Poor quality while using PC Output Playback as Microphone for Android Phone

I plugged a mic/headphone Y spliter on my smartphone. My PC sends sound output to my Android phone (Huawei) from a 3.5mm jack plugged to the mic connector of the spliter mentioned above, which ...
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How to add bass to a female vocal track in Nuendo 4?

While I am recording a female vocal,the treble,as I see,gets really high,which I am finding difficult to control.I want to add more bass to the track in order to resolve the issue.Will adjusting the ...
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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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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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Best way to convert cassette tapes to digital files on a computer with minimal quality loss?

I have a large amount of mini cassette and regular cassette tapes I would like to covert to digital files. I am trying to buy a good tape recorder so that the output is high quality to begin with. ...
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how do I get a 4 mic system with 6.5mm to be source for PA?

I have this wireless mic system: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XJ6VVBC/ and this cord: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000068O1K It seems to plug in perfectly when I place cord into my ...
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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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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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Why does the Marantz PMD661MKIII appear to limit amplitude?

I have a Sennheiser K6/ME66 microphone attached with an XLR cable to a Marantz PMD661 MKIII recorder. I set my presets to: 16-bit/44.1khz sampling rate. Low cut off/high cut off/mic attenuation to ...
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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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How is sound recorded and reproduced?

I know and understand that sound = wave, based on this: How can a recorder knows the difference between when I (say) sing "aaaaaaaaa" in C4 (@ 261.626Hz) and when I sing "oooooooo" also in C4 if both ...
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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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What is this effect used by a lot of voice actors called?

I am looking for a specific voice effect that I have listened to in many videos on youtube and other places. I don't know what it is called and it also does not sound natural. Here are examples - ...
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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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Audio Technica ATR2100-USB Recording Issue

I am facing a issue while connecting my ATR2100 to my desktop computer via USB. The sound volume that is being recorded is very low. I have to amplify it each time after recording which distorts the ...
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Is hard panning the best practise when double tracking?

Apart from stereo width, why do people hard pan Left and Right when doing double tracking? Why not 50L & 50R or somewhere between? Is it because of phase cancellation?
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Is it possible to separate voices from one mp3 file?

I want to separate 2 or more voices from one audio file, is there any software to this ? I have done some googling and seen that the answer is NO in most cases. But I think at least there should be ...
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Microphone for two presenters while screencasting?

I have been reading a lot about microphones lately and I still feel a little overwhelmed. So, please forgive, if my questions sound a bit "noobish", but I have been unable to find an answer to a ...
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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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How do you use a piezo-electric sensor or accelerator to measure sound?

In my application, I need to analyze and differentiate the sound of two objects. One objects makes a high frequency pitch at 5khz which I'd like to detect. The other object tend to make sound around ...
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Fix for terrible “Hard Drive Noise” Audio Interference?

When recording direct input instrument audio using Ableton, my recording is plagued with a terrible noise interference that sounds like the clicks and movements of my PCs internal Hard Disk drive. ...
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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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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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Can equalizing make voice recordings done during different sessions sound the same in volume?

Voice recording made during different sessions are not the same volume. Is there a way to make the volume more equal or do I just have to start over?
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10-15 dB lower input audio level on audio interface than output level on source

I am trying to record audio from a Philips VR 948 S-VHS Videorecorder with my Apogee Duet 2 audio interface. Somehow the input signal is at -10 dB (or about 10-15 dB lower) on the audio interface (...
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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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Blue Snowball Ice usb mic has echo sound

I use the Blue Snowball Ice usb mic. I have put mic around 6 - 12 inches from my mouth. I have used screen cast ometic Normalize and Reduce Noice functionalities of that tool. But I can hear a big ...
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Improve quality of music recorded from a telephone call

I have recorded some hold music from a telephone call using the headphone out jack from my smartphone, running to the line-in of my Focusrite audio interface and from there to Audacity running on the ...
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Quantizing audio

Quantizing MIDI is a piece of cake and every program/DAW that supports MIDI does it. But say I'm working with raw audio instead, say maybe a guitar line I just recorded, and the performer's timing is ...
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How do I record a piano, respecting the balance between treble and bass?

I'm a pianist looking to buy a (portable) recording device to record myself both in concert and in the practice room. Reading about the various kinds of devices on the market I noticed many recorders ...
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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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Random clicks sounds when I record screencast

This is my recording setup Shure SM7B DBX 286S Focusrite 2i2 2nd Gen I use screencast and a mac to record it. Am listening to constant click sounds when I record the screencast. For sure it's not ...
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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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Building a DIY sound isolation box

I need the box to block at least 40 dB of sound. The interior size can be as large as a shoebox. I'm thinking about using a plastic box as a frame, and then pad 2 layers of Dynamat or (one layer on ...
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How does sound pressure gets transformed into audio data when recorded on PC?

Based on some reading, here's my understanding of how sound recording works: Microphone outputs a voltage based on sound pressure. The microphone voltage is amplified and the amplified voltage goes ...
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How to determine cause of white noise with new microphone/preamp?

I've been meaning to start making videos of covers of songs with vocals and acoustic guitar, so i purchased a Shure M58 microphone with a blue icicle XLR-USB. My Laptop is a macbookpro with touchbar ...
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Condenser mic noise - can anyone identify the problem?

I bought an Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Condenser Shotgun Microphone off eBay which works fine most of the time but sometimes picks up noise as heard in this recording. Can anyone identify the problem?
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Wireless Lapels / Group Conversation - Best settings to avoid Spill [duplicate]

Setting: 3 people, smallish room (no acoustic panels), screen recording a webinar, wireless lapel mics (Sennheiser ew100 g3) What are recommended settings are for both TX and RX when lapel recording ...
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Heavy Metal Vocal Equipment and Processing?

I'm in an upstart metal band and, currently, we have little recording equipment. Because I work in video production, I have some audio software on my computer for the occasions that I need it (...
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Which type of microphone is good at picking up ambient noise?

I like to record in room but want to keep ambient background noise. For example if the room is near highway, or there is wind, or some motorcycle drive by etc, I don't want the mic to suppress those ...