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Getting rid of a lisp

I am recording a podcast for a radio show using WaveLab 6. I have a bit of a lisp, and so the sounds ess and shh seem to have a burst in volume and in pitch in the recording. I was wondering if ...
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How can I multitrack record my band practices?

I would like to start recording my band practices. Current configuration is bass, guitar, and drums. I would like to record individual tracks to my computer so that we can add other parts, work on ...
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Miking a djembe

I'm near the end of a project that involves a lot of small percussion, and we're using djembes for many of the tracks. I got a decent sound by using a pair of dynamic mics, one above the rim pointed ...
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What advantages does a combined mixer/interface have over an interface and DAW software?

I'm creating a podcast and am wondering if I should buy a plain audio interface, or a mixer with a built-in multi-track interface -- like the MultiMix 8 USB 2.0. I'm planning on mixing/mastering on ...
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How do I broadcast a live event over a phone (land) line?

I'm running a live event where there's a panel discussion. The panelists will be mic'ed and there will be an audio setup with receiver and speakers. I know it's old school but I want to broadcast ...
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Is it common to have problems when recording audio on a computer as opposed to a multi-track recorder?

I'm going to be recording a podcast and I'm trying to decide if I need to buy a multi-track recorder, or if I can get away with recording to my laptop (via an audio interface). I've noticed some ...
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Equipment setup for recording a podcast

I'm helping a non-profit set up a podcast and want to make sure I pick out the right types of equipment. The podcast will usually have 2 people talking. I'd like to put together two different ...
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How can I record audio from another application into Adobe Audition 5.5 on a mac?

I have a Firewire 410 audio interface and Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard & Adobe Audition 5.5. I would like to record the audio output from another application e.g. a stream in a browser into a ...
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How do I maximize the audio quality of a recorder?

Do I maximize sampling rate beyond 44100 Hz, or do I do something else? And at what point do humans stop noticing any increase in sound quality?
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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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How to connect unbalanced output to balanced input?

I would like to connected my bass guitar, which has an unbalanced tele output, to a preamp/mixer with balanced XLR inputs. Currently, I simply have an unbalanced cable with a tele male connector on ...
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What is the title for someone knowledgeable in all that is related to sound?

I'm basically looking for a title that is more broad than an Audio Engineer. Basically, I'm looking for a title that would cover a: Musician (of their preferred instrument and/or more); Recording ...
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How can I limit live audio from the “clipping” effect?

When audio becomes too loud, it clips. How can I limit?
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What should I be looking for in an audio interface/field recorder?

I am looking for a good audio interface for recording, but I don't really know what features I am looking for on an interface. I will be using it for field recording, so I don't know if it would be ...
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Why is my PC microphone so quiet?

When recording with a Hama DM-65 dynamic microphone on my PC, the recording is barely audiable over the background noise. Here's an Audacity screenshot where in the highlighted part I'm playing an ...
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Are dialogues recorded separately while filming?

Usually when filming, are the dialogues being recorded together with the scene of the shots or are the dialogues usually re-recorded by asking the actors to speak and record over the footages in a ...
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How can I simply record, edit, and export one track of V/O?

My sister has a mic, a good voice, and a Mac, and she's getting voice-over work. I'm trying to help her set up a simple home studio, and so far we haven't hit on any combination of hardware and ...
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Acoustic guitar sound of Dylan MTV unplugged

I really like the sound of the acoustic rhythm guitars on the Dylan MTV unplugged album. I am not sure how to describe the sound, so here is a short sample: Short sample of Dylan MTV unplugged (John ...
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How to avoid/remove the hissing in your recorded audio track.

I am using a SM57 and an E835 hooked up to a Fast track Pro interface by XLR cable, and recording on my Macbook Pro with Reaper. I recorded a few tracks and there is a 'hissing' noise in the ...
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Imitating a phone call?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to do a voice over of a phone call with it actually sounding like someone on the phone instead of just a voice over?
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Ascending Hi Cut Filter?

I Tracked a guitar track and for a certain section there is a transition guitar part, and it would sound amazing with an ascending hi cut filter, but i have no idea how to implement that into the ...
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iPod Recording Quality

How are iPods for recording music, or for me in particular, singing from a lavalier mic? I certainly get my best musical inspiration while I’m on the move, and since I’m backpacking across the ...
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What's the cheapest way to plug a guitar/bass to my computer?

I'm looking for a simple/cheap interface (preferably USB) to plug a guitar or a bass in my Mac. I know about full-featured interfaces like M-Audio Fast Track but they're a bit overkill for me. I ...
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want to find a program or other sources that can help me find subliminal recordings in my custom cd's

I have purchased custom subliminal cd's and I have using them for over 3 months now and I am not sure if the message I wanted on it is even on there or what message is on there and or even if there ...
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Second Microphone for Stereo Recordings: Identical or Different?

In search for a more spatial and natural sounding recording, I thought perhaps I would add a second microphone to my existing setup (1 Rode NT1-A attached to a Marantz PMD-661 recorder) which records ...
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After modifying the tempo of a recording I get a echo/ripple — how do I remove that?

I have recordings of several sentences in foreign language. I want to slow down the speaking to hear it more clearly so I adjusted the tempo. This works but I get a echo/ripple. How can I remove that? ...
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CD Recorder that can burn directly to CD from Microphone and burn to another disc?

I am looking for something that will enable me to record/burn directly to a cd and if possible making another copy of the burned disc, so I don't have to burn it to a computer hard-drive first and ...
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What is the best drums midi recorder?

I have a Roland TD4 KX2 drum set and I would like to start doing some recordings of what I do. What is the best option in terms of software to use?
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Ableton Live - record midi CC data during a live performance?

I'm really struggling with one little aspect of Live that has got me stumped. Suppose I've mapped a number of instrument parameters (LFOs, freq / filters, FX etc) to any number of dials, sliders or ...
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What is the best order in which to record instruments?

I am teaching myself home recording using GarageBand. I play guitar and piano, and have a Korg padKontrol to enter drum data. My question is, what is the best order in which to lay down tracks? ...
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What are some good audio software for Tascam US 2000 interface?

I am looking for some good recording and mixing software to use with my new Tascam Us 2000 interface on my windows 7 64 bit PC. Preferably ones what ar'nt to spicy on the pocket book! The Cubase LE 4 ...
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Any plugins out there using GPGPU/CUDA/OpenCL for horsepower?

It looks like the dedicated hardware plugin boxes (UAD etc) use traditional DSP chips like the Analog Devices SHARC for their horsepower. Is anybody using graphics card processors via GPGPU (General ...
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How to hook up guitar to Mac Pro?

Besides the actual guitar, what are my options as far as hardware is concerned for connecting it to my Mac Pro? Is it possible to plug the guitar directly into the computer? Is it significantly better ...
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Why are all my recordings fuzzy and quiet!?

I originally thought I could just record my guitar using my laptop camera/mic, like I assumed many of the very-non-professional Youtubers I saw do. This (just the first part) was the result. I then ...
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Recording with Ableton - good or bad idea?

My band has a pretty 50/50 combo of organic and electronic (programmed) elements. I know someone who records everything in Ableton. We have been using Logic, but I find the Rewiring to be a little ...
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Why does your voice sound different when you record it?

Is it just yourself, or can other people hear it too?
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What do I need to make reasonable quality amateur recordings of vocals/piano to put on Youtube?

I have been recording myself playing piano and posting to Youtube, just so friends can take a look at how my progress is with the instrument for the most part, but also to post tutorials for some ...
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Audacity - export selection across all tracks.

Using Audacity, how can I export my selection but across all tracks? Say I only want from 0:30 to 0:50 of my timeline, but all non-muted tracks. Thanks.
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Audacity - cut without repositioning.

Using Audacity if I trim an audio track the remaining audio is shifted to the left. I want it to stay in position since it is in time with another track. How can I accomplish this? Thanks!
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Music/Voice/Notation editor

I looked around at other answers on audio stackexchage that are related to my question, but the answers seem to leave much to be desired. (At least, for my situation :P ) As a hobby, my wife is a ...
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How to record one or several celli?

I have tried to record a cello with a Audio Technica ATM10 omnidirectional microphone with mixed results. As this is something I am likely to do regularly, I would like to receive advice. There ...
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Why do my vocal recordings sound thin and muffled?

Hi there i'm a newbie in recording so i have a beginners question: I recently bought an Audio Interface (the M-Audio FastTrack Pro) and recorded some stuff, which was really fun, and seems to have ...
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choosing gear and set up for recording live 16ch same time

I've just rented a house with a 30 sq control room and a 30 sq playroom. Both rooms need no work on the acoustics. I want to record simultaneously on 16 tracks and mix up to 32 not on pc but on the ...
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What is the best way to record Electric Guitar on heavy distortion?

I am striving to record Electric Guitar on heavy distortion. I'm using an SM57 and an Audio Technica AT2020 as a room mic. I'm getting a pretty good sound but is there anything i can do to, really ...
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Individual performing complete band performance (eg rock) by sequentially recording each instrument

Can a single person record a rock song on their own? Here is how I imagine it: A musician records one instrument (e.g. bass), then has the recording played and mixed with the sound of the next ...
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Mixing Alnico and Ceramic on 1969 Fender Bassman

I am a classic amp collector, and have a great number of great pieces. I also run a recording studio and a reamping service. I found at a great price a 1969 Fender Bassman TEN (silverface) ... a 50W ...
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Dubstep Whomp's on logic express 9?

I am looking to create Dubstep Whomp's on logic epress 9! anyone know of a good and easy to understand tutorial?
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How can I record with Ableton Live ? My setup seems to be missing just one part at this point.

Objective I am trying to record my MPC-1000 as just a raw audio to Ableton Live through my MBox, But my output monitors are not picking anything up. Equipment I use an mBox. I downloaded the stand ...
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Digital Kazoo Filter

I'm working on an iPhone app where I need to record audio, modify the audio to sound like a kazoo, and play it back. I don't need help with the coding aspect, but I do need help designing some sort ...
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recording a rock band perfomance

Really basic question. We have the classic 4 person rock band. I want to record them. The procedure is to set up the mics on each instrument including the vocals and to do so in a way so that sounds ...