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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pro Tools First and Video Camera for Recording

I am trying to record vocals via Pro Tools First but also video my singing at the same time. is this possible? if yes, how? I have tried using Cyberlink youcam 5 which is on the laptop, unfortunately ...
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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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Behringer x1222 Mixer, 286, 266 and Focusrite setup

Long time reader, first time commenter, I need help trying to hook up this setup for voice audio. Mic - Shure SM7b (with a CloudLifter) Mixer - Behringer x1222 USB Audio Interface - Focusrite ...
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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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Using XLR to Stereo jack for looping and panning signals, is it a problem?

I'm working on a looping set up. I have three mic's around my drum set going into a mixer and then i pan them to one side. I'll use this side to output the whole drums as 1 signal into an RC-30 looper ...
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Iphone listen through headphones while recording through its microphone?

Can’t find a simple solution to this. I have prepared a clicktrack for the singers in my chorus. For a singer who only has an iphone, is it possible to listen through headphones, and simultaneously ...
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How to record ultrastound with phone?

For an experiment, I need to record ultrasound using my phone. Is there an app for it? Can my inbuilt phone do? Is it at all possible (Are today's phones capable)?
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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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What is causing static while I am recording?

I am fairly new to recording and I am having an issue. I am using an AKG c214 Microphone, a Focusrite 2i4 interface, and running Fl studio. I am getting a static/robotic sound when recording or ...
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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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Ideal audio settings for voice recording

What would be the ideal audio settings for a voice recording app (length of audio could be long)? In terms of: 1- Output format, mpeg_4 or 3gp or something else? 2- Encoder, like acc or amr, etc 3- ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Reaper + Bias FX 2 + ASIO4ALL: Reaper shows “Not Connected” when setting up “Device”

Here is what I want to do: Record what I play on my Guitar which is set up with my computer (Bias FX 2 Amp) Here is what I have: Windows 10, Bias FX 2 Amp, Reaper 5.34 Here is what I have done so ...
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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 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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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 ...