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Microphone type for recording a string instrument in a very live room

Hi sounddesign community! (TLDR @ bottom. Also, If this is the wrong community to ask in, would you please direct me to a better suited place? Thanks!!) I’m a pretty amateur musician, and recently I’...
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Yamaha MG20 - What does the “variable mid frequency” knob actually do?

My mixer has four EQ knobs per channel. Two of them are standard EQ at 10khz and 100hz. The other two are for the mid range, but they're different. The lower knob sets the cut/boost, but the upper ...
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Audio drift issue

Some friends and I have started a weekly podcast, and have decided to add video to it, currently we are using Audacity to record audio and an SX30IS powershot to record video. When I place both of the ...
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Samson GTrack USB mic on Windows 7

Has anyone used Samson GTrack on Windows 7? I read an Amazon review that almost changed my mind about buying the mic when I was about to hit the 'Add to Cart' button. I'd like to use the microphone ...
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Capturing 4 audio channels with exactly the same latency?

I'm looking to capture 4 channels of audio using small MEMS microphones like these, spaced less than a metre apart from each other in a grid to form a square microphone array. [EDIT: This is so that ...
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How do you use gain effectively?

Have read a few descriptions and understand basically what gain is, but I am quite the novice with audio work. I've never heard gain or it's usage described by those who are really familiar with it ...
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Recording speakers at community meetings

I’m live-streaming several community meetings onto Facebook. I'm usually sitting right on trying of the main speaker but when there is a presentation off to the side or question from the audience then ...
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Can I use my Focusrite Saffire 6 USB with a lav mic? (signal too low)

I have the following: Macbook Focusrite Saffire 6 USB audio interface Audio Technica ATR3350 lavalier microphone I'd like to record speech into Audacity (or similar) using the above. I've ...
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How to remove noise/hissing sound while recording from a Dynamic Mic

I am using the Panasonic RP-VK21 which is a Dynamic microphone. Every time I record a video tutorial I have to edit the sound to remove the hissing sound (The background noise). What can I do to ...
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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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m4a channel volume treated differently by different players

On a Mac, I've been using QuickTime to record .m4a audio files from Hangouts conversations via iShowU Audio Capture. If I open the file in Adobe Audition CC 2017 on Windows 10, it plays correctly: ...
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What are those “IN 1/2 MS Matrix” and “L/R MS-RAW MONITOR” functions on a Zoom H5?

I am new to sound design, still learning. I have purchased this Zoom H5 that I use to record sound from my cardioid mic and it works fantastically great, specially compared to a crappy M-Audio ...
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Is it possible to record a short contained sound no longer than 60 milliseconds?

I wish to play a short sound in an app (60 Milliseconds is ideal), however I'm noticing glitches in the sound on the current clip I have made. I'm wondering if these glitches have to do with any ...
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Background sounds get picked up only when I talk by Tascam DR-07X even with low-cut filter

In my videos, I am using Low-Cut (High-Pass) filter coming with Tascam DR-07X to eliminate ambient sound such as air conditioning or computer fan noise, etc. but they seem only to be eliminated during ...
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hum noise when recording

Guys I have just connected a studio microphone to the phantom power which inturn is connected to the sound card (m audio) which is also in turn connected to my PC using a usb port. The problem am ...
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Mini Synth via external soundcard

I recently bought a Korg Monotron Duo. To record with my laptop that lacks an internal mic I also accquired an external USB soundcard with one mic and two headphone jacks (rather cheap device). The ...
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How to record streaming audio?

Let's say I want to record part of an internet radio broadcast so that I can listen to it later. Is there a way to route the audio from my web browser into a recording app like Audacity? This seems ...
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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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Why does my NI Komplete Audio 6 have very low input volume?

I have an Audio Technica AT4040 connected to a recently purchased Komplete Audio 6. I used to use this same microphone with a Digi 003 and Pro Tools and it was always very sensitive... I could hear ...
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Impedance mismatch buzzing?

Can a mismatch in impedance cause a buzzing noise? I plugged a MacPro into my Yamaha QL5 using a 3.5mm to XLR(well I didn’t someone else did) and there is some buzzing coming through. I know how to ...
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Question about audio interfaces

Why external audio interfaces are better than the onboard sound boards? e.g. The sound recorded from a guitar is better if we plug on an external audio interface (like behinger U-phoria) than onboard ...
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Static When Recording From My Mixer

So i have a Behringer DJX900USB Mixer and im trying to record a mix but i have this horrible static-y feedback kind of noise when i listen back too it ive tried turning the input level down (On both ...
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How can I correct loud audio with noisy high peaks?

Accidentally, the song was recorder without hardware filter, and it become too loud and distorted on high peaks (you can see and hear noise on high peaks): example audio file is here. Is that ...
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Miking a grand piano

I have a SM57 and RHODES NT1 microphone and I was wondering what the best way to mike a grand piano was. I tried opening the grand piano and pointing the SM57 at the strings and then placing the ...
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recording with Shure SM7B is surprisingly quiet

When recording with my new mic, the Shure SM7B, everything that gets recorded is extremely quiet and gets a ridiculous amount of static after upping the gain and using a compressor. I recorded it ...
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How can i remove noise from sound coming from my computer mic jack ?

Normaly The signal comming from the computer audio jack should not have any noise. But when i connect the signal to my oscilloscope i see a lot of noise in the signal. How to solve this ?
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How to record the tick of a mechanical pocket watch?

I'm talking about the slight ticking sound of a truly mechanical watch. I've done some research, and I'm thinking of using a Cardioid Condenser Microphone along with a USB preamp and connecting that ...
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Easiest way to convert audio tape to mp3?

I have a few hundred of audiotapes; I am looking for an easiest way to convert them to mp3; I would like to find a software which would 1) adjust recording level automatically (and do it gradually - ...
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How can I remove short bursts noises in a recording?

I try to clean a recording of a lecture that has noises of turning of pages or a chair squeaking. I want to get rid of (completely silence) any sound shorter than 100ms exceeding a general silence of -...
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How do I read this frequency response chart?

I'm looking for a directional (off-axis rejection) microphone with flat frequency response. The Shure SM81 is the only such mic that I've been able to find online, however its frequency response chart ...
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How can I record my singing voice the way I hear it?

When I hear myself sing, which I only do in my car to and from work everyday now just to practice (which is about 2 hours total), I actually like the way my voice sounds. It is at least tolerable. My ...
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Microphone technology for noisy environment

I am looking for a microphone that would allow me to record my voice in a noisy place where I can't control the environment. Think recording your voice while cycling in a big city as a voice over for ...
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Who can identify this microphone?

Does anybody know what microphone (brand + model) the singer in this video is using? Thanks.
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Any tool to easily record audio from movies?

Is there any tool that I can use to record audio to mp3 when I watch movies on my computer easily . I know some software but I need some software which work in the background so I can simply use ...
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Audacity records only 1 channel, inspite of being set to stereo

I use a Shure condenser mic with a Focusrite scarlett solo interface. However ever since the 1st time I connected it to the laptop , & recorded in Audacity & mixpad, It keeps recording only 1 ...
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Enhance vocal percussion / beatboxing

I'm looking for a way to enhance the vocal percussion (i.e., beatboxing) of some acapella recordings--this is the one I'm working on at the moment. I realize I'm not going to be able to isolate it ...
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Clean up Lecture recordings

I recorded some lectures with my smartphone mic and I was wondering is someone knows a good guide or has tips for cleaning up speech (not vocals in a song) with audacity. The lecture is recorded via ...
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Music Muffled nosie

I am trying to figure out how to make this music sound muffled, but I need a certain song, but I just need to have to sound like maybe that you are standing outside of a wall with loud music.
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Condensor mic stops buzzing completely after I touch the grill. Why?

I've been trying to diagnose why my condenser mic keeps buzzing for ages. I'm running it through an audio interface, but it still had a noisey 'buzz' that sounds like a very common electric hum (near ...
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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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Hardware recommendations to record two separate tracks but keep them in sync over long session? (1st from local microphone + 2nd incoming from Skype)

Situation: I'm teaching language lessons over Skype I'm recording "demonstration" sessions The basic pattern is: (1) - the teacher gives a prompt (2) - then the student thinks for a second ...
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Software equivalents for the high end hardware microphone pre amps

Is there an (affordable) software version of a microphone preamp (such as the world class but unaffordable avalon 737 specifications) that allows my (phantom powered) nararted voice audio recordings ...
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Is DSD actually practical or just theoretical

From what ive read on the internet and on google, DSD is able to capture sound at 1 bit. From what i understand, this is essentially a way to capture audio at the most atomic level?? I'm not an ...
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Recording a headphone output using USB sound card microphone input

So the setup that I have is that I have a device that traditionally outputs sound from a speaker but also includes a single headphone output via 1/4" jack that, when plugged in, turns off the speaker. ...
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Is there a way to find the degree of compression used in a recording

I have recorded a live choir performance using typical compression parameters. Is there a way to find how much compression was used, and at which points?
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How to record wav file in bit depths lower than 8 bit?

First of all, sorry if this is not the right stackexchange site to ask this, but here it goes. For research and learning purposes I want to record wav files at different sample rates and bit depths ...
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How do I record songs straight from a vinyl record to a cassette tape?

I really know nothing about the process at all, save that I like how things sound a lot more on analog formats than digital, and that I want to make a mixtape for someone that preserves that sound ...
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Yamaha AG06 USB output is too low on MacBook Pro

For voice recording for webcasts, I am using the following setup: Rode Procaster microphone Yamaha AG06 mixing console The Procaster is connected via XLR (without phantom power) to the mixing ...