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Audio recording is the process of creating a sound wave representation in an electronic medium. Use for questions directly related to the audio recording process.

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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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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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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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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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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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Why does the deconvolved response and impulse response in soundcheck have units of Pa/s?

I recently tried 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 VB-CABLE Virtual Audio Device to forward some audio channels. With my ...
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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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Cannot get REAPER on Linux to record from PipeWire via EasyEffects

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (version 3, if I recall correctly). I'm running: Pop! OS 22.04 LTS ("Jammy") -- approximately = Ubuntu 22.04 pipewire (-jack, -pulse, -alsa, et al) 0.3.71~...
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Recording - Unwanted Vibration / Rumble

Using a Sennheiser MKH50 (high-pass filter on) to a Millennia HV-35P preamp (gain 85%), I sometimes get unwanted sounds in the form of vibrations / rumbles. Example below in a 4 second clip that has ...
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How can one record a high frequency low volume sounds?

Wish to capture high frequency sounds (up to 20kHz) at low volume estimated ~34-35 Db. The sound is non-directional and thus, source yet to be determined. First objective: capture the sound to ...
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Improving audio (Adobe Audition)

I have a recording with sound quality that I would like to improve. Got Adobe Audition software and tried various things in there (mainly different Effects). However, I'm not a professional and ...
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Multitrack recording on mackie pro fx 12v

I'm trying to figure out whether this mixer model suits my needs. I have an electronic drum kit, and an electric guitar which I want to record. The drums need left and right input. The guitar needs a ...
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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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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 2-channel 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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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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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 audio record a meeting with 8 people or sell around a table 5x1,40 metri

I need to record the meetings in my company. In the worst-case scenario, there are about 8 people around a table measuring 5x1.5 meters, but usually only half of the table is occupied (so 2.5x1.5 ...
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My impulse reponse cancels out a sound

I am mixing a song and there is a double tracked guitar recording. When I load up an impulse response on both of them, one seems to cancel out and goes completely silent while the other is track is ...
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Only loud static and robotic noises when recording with NT-USB Rode Mini Microphone

So frustrated with my brand new NT-USB Rode mini mic. I can record a perfect voiceover and then suddenly the next one will just be loud static or an unrecognizable robot static sound. If I unplug the ...
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I have a 24 track recorder. I want software that will let me download my tracks and mix the prerecorded tracks

I use a ZOOM 24 track recorder for recording my music. I want to download these tracks to a DAW and make adjustments to the sound, pitch and add effects. I don’t need a lot of plug in instruments just ...
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Minifuse only taking Mono Input

I have an Arturia MiniFuse 2 and a digital keyboard. I'm trying to record my keyboard into my MiniFuse which is relatively straightforward - quarter inch to quarter inch cable, from the stereo output ...
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Recording microphone audio only on iPad

Apologies if this has been asked before. I currently use an iPad with iPadOS 16.6 and record audio using the built-in recording software on the iPad. Is there any way to be able to record only ...
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Why am I getting a high pitched whine in my output?

I have the following set up: Roland Fantom 8 -> Mac via USB & Mixer via 1/4 Mono Mac -> Mixer via usb to 2x 1/4 cable When Ableton Live is running, and the Fantom is connected to the mac &...
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Cubase LE - why don't VST instruments "stick" when recording?

When inserting VST instruments (Halion, MT Power Drums, etc), I can hear them just fine in my monitors and all looks well. But when I record they leave only empty waveforms, and when I stop recording, ...
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How to diagnose Clarett 2Pre USB phantom power issues?

I have a Clarett 2Pre USB that I am suspecting may be malfunctioning. My setup: Electric guitar w/ passive pickups -> Radial J48 -> Clarett 2Pre USB input (1 or 2, doesn't matter). 48V button ...
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Is there a standard input voltage range for digital audio recording hardware?

If I'm recording digital audio on, say, a computer, whether I'm using a built-in line input jack or some fancy audio interface (assume I'm talking about post-gain amplification in the interface if it ...
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Malfunctioning audio from a Tascam DR-60DMKII

I use a TASCAM DR-60DMKII for audio recording in a Stage show performance. I record audio by TRS cable in 2R channel only, one channel. It is fine when it records, however not everyone can hear the ...
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