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Buzzing Noise in Microphone, I can't even hear my own voice

So I've had this problem lately, where my microphone doesn't work, AT ALL. All I can hear is buzzing noise. I can explain to you through these pictures and recording. My equipment is new, it just came ...
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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 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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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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Relevance of digital recording and mixing techniques to analogue equipment

I'd like to begin learning about sound engineering, and am considering going to college for it this year, but I could do with some advice first. It's analogue music production I want to work in, but I ...
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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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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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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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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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I Copied MID files from Yamaha Keyboard, but Playback is Different

I am a newbie in sound design and digital musical instrument stuff. Recently, me and my friend recorded an instrument using some Yamaha Keyboard. When we play that recording on a Yamaha Keyboard, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Different recording speed using different models of voice recorders?

I am using four voice recorders to record the audio of a group interview. Three of them are Sony IC Recorder ICD-PX440 (stereo) and one is a Phillips Voice Tracker (mono). I synced the four tracks in ...
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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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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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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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I have a mixer and would like to do simultaneous multi track recording. Do I need something else?

I have: Behringer Eurodesk SL2442FX-Pro iPad 4 and a Netbook Around 8 microphones I'd like to record each microphone to a different track on a software program and do all the post processing on my ...
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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 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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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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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 to mark certain points on the track in Adobe Audition while recording?

What is the best way to mark or highlight certain points or timestamps on the track while recording an audio file in Adobe Audition? This is mainly for relatively long recordings or interviews and ...
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Decent and affordable setup to record slamming doors, thumping [duplicate]

I would like to record evidence of annoying sounds from downstair apartment (Please no judgment, legal or diplomatic advices). I need a recording setup using AFFORDABLE equipment that will capture ...
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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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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 do you call the problem with this audio from cassette tape, and how do I fix it?

I have a cassette tape recording of a spoken radio interview. The first half of the recording went bad years ago. Now, whenever I play it (regardless of the tape player), it sounds something like this:...
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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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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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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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How are audio samples of an mp3 file seeked?

I have a question concerning the idea behind the seeking of an audio file like (mp3 file). I am trying to implement my own seeking mechanism, but I cant understand how media players knows how to seek ...
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How can i download poor quality audio from youtube videos?

I stay in a underdeveloped area of India where only one telecom operator is available. The highest internet speed that I have seen in my computer is 11 KBps (as this operator supports only 2G). ...
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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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Connecting electric guitar to XLR

Is it possible and safe to connect my electric guitar to XLR input in my Focusrite - Scarlett Solo? If so, will I be getting worse signal from XLR than instrument input ?
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How can I avoid the self-noise of Electro-Voice RE-20 microphone?

I use my dynamic RE20 mic with Focusrite 2i4 preamp/USB-interface. I have some noticeable hiss with this setup. The least noise I can get is when the gain knob is on maximum (which is not what you ...
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Can Blue Yeti record high-frequency sounds?

I do not have a background in audio recording, but I need to record high-frequency noise that has invaded my condo from the two students who live upstairs from me. This is not tinnitus. This has ...
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White noise on audio interface

I am trying to record using and audio interface into my PC. When the mic gain, on the interface, is turned up beyond half way I get this irritating white noise, even if there's no mic plugged in. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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