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Reason ReWire Problem in ProTools LE 7.4.2

Pro Tools LE 7.4.2 on my Mac running OSX Leopard will not detect Reason 3.0.4. I have done the following: Installed reason first, then Protools Started a new session Created an aux input, instr. ...
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How to record several instruments with a Mac using minimal equipment

I have a band, but several players. Set up is as follows: 1 = Keys 2 = Acoustic 3 = Electric 4 = Bass 5 = Drums? 6 = Vocal Mic However, this is literally everything. I have a Mac, with Garage ...
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Software like LiVES Video Editing for Windows 7

Newbie here. I am wondering if there is any alternative for the open source LiVES Video Editing software (http://lives.sourceforge.net/) on Windows 7? Or, can the lives source be compiled on Windows ...
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How do I reproduce this echo effect?

I do not know the name of this effect but I want to use this effect on my audio. Can you please tell me how to do this using audacity. I think it is a kind of echo but I don't know the decay factor ...
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Where do the actual sounds come from in electronic music?

I'm about to start teaching myself to use Cubase, but before I do I need to understand a fundamental thing. I know the software has phenomenal power to alter and arrange sound, but where do the sounds ...
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Can Logic stretch an audio region with a varying tempo to fit an existing, stable project tempo?

I'm currently working on a project where the basic tracks are being laid down by a musician who is, for reasons beyond his control, not able to be in the studio very often. (I'll call him "Fred".) ...
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choosing a portable sound recorder and microphone

I am a musician and I want to record pub sessions etc. I am looking at voice recorders on eBay but it appears that all the ones with decent recording quality are very expensive (£100+) and to justify ...
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Where I find tips for sound in videos?

I use kdenlive/audacity for editing my own videos (mostly mountain bike & family events). While I understand the mechanics of audio/video editing, the sound in my videos is mediocre at best. Here ...
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What is the best, but least expensive live recording setup?

I am a videographer first and a recording technician second. I've been trying to get better and easier to use equipment and software to record live bands (audio). My goal is to have a setup that can ...
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What kind of microphone is being used by talkshow hosts?

Something similar to what this guy is wearing on his tie:
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Digital Performer - Copying Between Projects

Is it possible to export an entire chunk/sequence from one Digital Performer project file and import it into another?
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What microphone is used by sound engineers in foley?

I'm looking to record some sound in a "closed" setting similar to sound engineers when I toured the foley section of a movie production. Unfortunately, there wasn't a Q & A opportunity. I'm ...
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Problems with digital recording (is it the computer or the software?)

I am looking for good audio capture software that will record 24bit music with no problem. Last year I was using Audition CS5 and recording at 24/96, using PreSonus hardware, caused the software to ...
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How should I start recording my band?

For a while now I have been playing music with some of my friends. The style like a mix of Zepplin and The Strokes. Now we'd like to start recording, but I don't know how to go about things. I bought ...
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Record a video without static noise

I bought a cheap handycam some time back, one from Sony, for about $410 to record videos to put on YouTube. The recording picks up a lot of audio static even if I have the fan switched off. I want to ...
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Microphone recommendation for solo trombone recordings

I would like some help to come up with a good mic setup to record solo trombone. I am not interested in the pop-brass-full-power kind of trombone playing needing a Shure SM57, but rather the sweet ...
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Is it possible to create a master quality recording of acoustic guitar/vocal with an iPad?

Will I be able to record master-quality (e.g., to submit for film-TV pitches at TAXI) recordings using my iPad? Also have a Zoom H2, have Shure SLR mics, can put the guitar in directly. Would like ...
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Bass Inaudible In Mix Through Bad Speakers

I'm working on mixing an album right now, and it's all sounding pretty good but I'm having an issue with the bass. I really like the tone I have, but depending on the speakers it's being played ...
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Zoom H2 recordings with two different mic settings. How can I match them now?

I have a dilemma. I recorded live flute in a concert hall yesterday using my mac and the Zoom H2. I used the 2-channel setting that uses both the front and back mics, creating a stereo file. When I ...
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Rendering vs. recording in ableton live?

In Ableton Live, it seems like I get better (clearer, louder, better dynamics) results when I route and record my master track to an audio track instead of using the "render-to-disk" function. Has ...
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When should I use a separate preamp or field mixer when recording from a mic?

I'm quite new in sound recording - I'm only starting out with this as a hobby, and have yet to invest in (most of) the equipment... Let's say I should record voice with a microphone into a mobile ...
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Recording Audio | Samson R31S Microphone | Volume too low

I am trying to setup a home recording studio. I recently purchased this Mic Samson R31S ( I know its not that good but i am just giving it a go). When i connect this Mic to the microphone-in port on ...
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Does hardware DSP help with plugin processing?

I'm thinking of purchasing the UA Apollo, and run it using the optional Thunderbolt connection. I currently am using a Mac Mini with Komplete Audio 6, which is a major step down from the Apollo, and ...
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Software for Live Multi-Tracking Recording & Mixing

So I'm looking for a piece of software for recording multi-track live audio (PC or Mac is fine, I have system for both). That meets several key requirements: Can record at least 4 tracks Works with ...
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How do I mic a violin?

I have a Royer R-122 ribbon. My wife is a violinist, and I would love some tips on how to properly mike her violin for recording and mixing. I understand that ribbons are a little picky, so I would ...
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microphone for recording naturally occuring random noises

While I already have a condenser mic for vocals, I'm looking for a microphone that would be good for recording random naturally occuring sounds out in the open or inside as well. There would probably ...
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Wait to unplug with phantom power

When I use a mixer (Behringer 4-track), the instructions say to wait about ~30 seconds after turning off the phantom power before unplugging anything. They say not doing that could damage the ...
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How Do I Publish My Own Song

I'm recording my own blues number this morning on someone elses album. They will be giving me credit but what's the easiest way for me to publish this and protect my copyright?
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Mixing and Recording a Telephone Conference Call

For a podcast project I'd like to hook up two phones with my Mixer. In essence this works, however callers do not just hear me and other callers but also themselves which is obviously very annoying ...
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What's the difference between dynamic and condensor microphones?

When someone talks about a dynamic or condenser microphone, what do they mean? How do these classes microphones differ, and are they used for different things? Are there any more subdivisions of ...
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What equipment and software do I need?

I need to have two people on a phone call and record all the three voices -- mine and the voices of each of the other two guests -- on separate tracks. I could use the plain old telephone or Skype to ...
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Audio setup for webcast interview

My son is looking at creating a live-to-tape interview series, using a two camera setup. We are struggling to decide on the audio setup. There are serious budget considerations for him, so the audio ...
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Text speech software for flash presentation

Hello Everyone, I have made so many Flash presentations, but every time i stuck on one part. I need to get a professional vocal audio added to my presentation. So that when a slide is running its ...
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What equipment do I need to mix and monitor my recordings?

I am a complete Newbie when it comes to mixing and multi-channel Audio. I have two instruments I would like to record simultaneously - a Roland HD-1 V-drum set (outputting a 3.5mm PL connector) and an ...
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what is an A/D converter? and a recommendation about it

So its an analog to digital converter that uses sampling and quantization? I understand all of that but it sounds to me like it would change the outputted sound. How exactly is this performed? The ...
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Using a digital filter as a replacement for a wind screen.

I read that foam windscreens are effective against breathing. However, what it does is just filtering. Shouldn't it be possible to do the same thing with a digital filter? It should be as easy as ...
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Courtroom microphones for electronic audio recording of proceedings?

I have been doing a lot of research trying to determine which microphones would best suit my needs to record in a courtroom environment. Typically, I position microphones throughout the courtroom ...
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Capturing Wedding Vows

So I am starting into wedding videography for a company, and we are having a lot of discussions as to the best way to capture wedding vows. The way they are currently doing it is a zoom h1 set to auto ...
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KHz and bit depth in HD film and computer playback?

I just made a song for a talkshow we're making. I made it in Ableton Live 48kHz in MIDI. Most of my libraries is recorded in 24bit/96kHz. When I save it out as 48kHz 24 bit it sounds dull. I changed ...
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Cardboard boxes for room echo reduction?

I have a large amount of not-broken-down cardboard boxes that I need to hang onto, and they are piled just outside the door of the small basement room I am trying to use as a (admittedly incredibly ...
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Do audio interfaces output sounds from my computer or only from the input devices?

I came across audio interfaces while researching for microphones with semi-professional recording quality. What wasn't clear to me, and I couldn't find the answer by reading the specifications of ...
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Sterling Audio ST51 Condenser Mic XLR cord doesn't fit all the way and won't work

So I bought a Sterling Audio ST51 Condenser Mic on Monday to record vocals for some of my songs. the mic I bought it used from Guitar Center but they said it worked fine and obviously tested it. As ...
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App for recording ASIO line in

I have a PC running Windows 7 and a 4 channel external ASIO audio card. I thought I could record line in with Audacity but it doesn't suport ASIO. What other options do I have? I need a simple ...
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What quantity of hiss/muddiness should I expect give various studio setups?

I'm trying to get into home music recording of music that will now and then have some very quiet passages, quiet vocals, acoustic guitar--delicate stuff in addition to louder sections. My current ...
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Gear needed to support Ableton or other software

I am interested in composing electronic music using a program like Ableton Live. The array of choices in terms of midi interfaces and audio interfaces is overwhelming. Here is what I would like to ...
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Options for hobbyist audio-recording?

I met today a good guy, an artist D. McDade here, to whom I showed a song and explained about reverberation and noise -problems in small-room -recordings. He mentioned some tools such as German -tools,...
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m-BOX Mini wont record with Logic

I am using an mbox mini with a macbook, it has been working fine. But all of a sudden logic won't record. I get nothing from either channels, microphone or guitar, so it's not phantom power, it's not ...
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How do monitor speakers not produce feedback?

I always see monitor speakers hooked into recording systems in example diagrams. There are monitor outputs on my audio interface. Can you really monitor recordings on speakers in the same room as ...
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Headphones to block outside noise

In a live recording environment, what "style" of headphones should I use to monitor what I am recording - in other words which block out the outside sound best. Are in-ear headphones completely ...
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Which equipments can i buy to record sounds of animals and birds?

My friend is doing a acoustic project related to his studies. He needs to record high quality sounds from animals and birds. I don't know anything about recording audio as i am a programmer. So please ...