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avconv screen recording to FLV, audio drifts out of sync

I've been using avconv to capture my screen and audio input and stream live to twitch.tv, but the audio is always about a second or two behind the video. This doesn't seem to be an issue on the remote ...
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Microphone and Technique Suggestions for Recording Audiences?

I want to record an audience (people sounds), in rooms about 50 to 100 people. My main mic (Speaker) has 1.m distance from the audience mic, and I want to install the audience mic in 1.5m Height. I ...
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Utilizing PCI-E USB extension card for Less latency on Lynx Aurora for Windows

I'm facing a situation, where I have a high end Lynx Aurora 8 A/D and D/A converter, and I was initially running windows 10. I experienced high CPU spikes and problems with audio, but absolutely no ...
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Recording: Sporadic ground noise with DI acoustic guitar

Getting loud sporadic buzz/hum/noise when recording my Ovation Celebrity acoustic guitar. Using Logic Pro 9, running direct from the guitar's 1/4" output into a PreSonus Tube Pre-amp --> Focusrite ...
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how to adjust audio level across multiple editors?

Alright, so this is a tough one for me to word in a google search, and I'm somewhat new to audio engineering. A video was shot, not by me, and the audio was monitored, also not by me. I edited the ...
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USB recording and RCA Stereo recording, which of them is better?

I worked with Smart Volume Management (SVM or normalizing sound) that be a capability of Creative Sound Card for Live Music Recording (we have one mixer and two mics on two separate line we get the ...
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Converting phone audio to save space - what's best?

Short version: What are the best settings to convert low-audio-quality WAV files into MP3 to save space? I plan on using ffmpeg. Hi, first time caller, long time listener, I have 22 GB of about 340 ...
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USB Input for 24 bit Recording, Is it possible?

I buy a Dynacord PowerMate 1000-3 Power Mixer devices, Here. I think the output USB of this device send 24-bit audio for record. I need a device that get this USB output as input and record with 24-...
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Boost peaks but leave troughs unaltered in Audacity

This is the reverse of the question asked here. I have a lot of audio recordings and I would like to increase the volume of the peaks without changing the troughs. So amplify is no good, I guess ...
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What format do WAV files need to have to be imported into the Korg D3200 Digital Recording Studio

The title says it all... What format do WAV files need to have to be imported into the Korg D3200 Digital Recording Studio? I created 8 WAV files and burned them onto a CD so that I could import ...
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DB25 recording outs include effects and equalization

I have question related with my mixer but really it is related with the DB25 connectors. My Mackie Onyx 1620 has two different DB25 connectors with independent outputs by channel. Currently I have ...
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Amplitude Too Low?

I record via USB with a Mackie ProFx16 with Cubase. You can listen if you like: https://soundcloud.com/dacsaunders Now it sounds like the level is too low, is that because I didn't master it? Or ...
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starting an effects rack, but not sure where to start or if needed

So I've been interested in starting an effects rack for months now after seriously getting into music production as a way to stay out of trouble. Don't get me wrong, music has always been a major ...
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Recording mono compatible audio with Sony PCM-M10 (RE50N/D-B mic)

I am recording with the Sony PCM-M10 using the RE50N/D-B mic with an XLR to 1/8" cable. This creates a stereo file. I've previously tried mixing this down to mono, but the L and R channels seem to ...
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How do I keep my guitar signal from clipping in logic pro x with UA Apollo Twin?

Using a UA Apollo Twin with Logic Pro X, I cannot record guitar without it clipping. I've tried messing with input levels within Logic and UA Console, but then the signal is weak and quiet compared ...
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Recording with an old laptop: how do DAWs use memory vs cores?

I have an old computer setup as follows: IBM Thinkpad T42 (single-core Pentium M 1.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM) Windows XP and Pro Tools 7.3 (Or maybe Reaper 3.5) with Digidesign MBox 2 device Is this good ...
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What microphone should I use to record therapy sessions?

I need to know what would be the best type of microphone (and cheapest) that could record a therapy session (2-4 people) in a medium-sized room. The only "rule" is that the microphone has to be able ...
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Splitting mono RCA plug to stereo

I have a VCR that I am using along with the Elgato video capture device to digitize old tapes. Unfortunately the VCR only has a mono audio output, so when I capture a tape the audio only comes out of ...
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Each instrument in its own track - format and online resources?

I'm making a visualization app, where the user can control instrumentals in an orchestra - volume of strings, horns, etc - similar to how an orchestra conductor would do it... I am looking for ...
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Recognition of timing information by sound device

Let's say I am using DAW soft with MIDI keyboard. When I start real time recording mode and press the key, then the timing and velocity information is recorded to some file or memory. Another ...
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Recording 2-6 lav mics to a Mac with a Behringer UMC1820?

I'm in the process of planning indoor "roundtable" type web videos with anywhere from 2-6 participants, whose voices I need to record in one way or another. I've already got a Zoom H5 with its X/Y ...
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Which built-in mic should I use

I need to record some audio, but I don't have any of my mics with me. I have a macbook, a samsung Galaxy, and a canon T5 camera. Which device has the best internal mic?
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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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What can I expect from this pc when producing audio?

Quick specs: 8 GB RAM 256 SSD drive and the weak part, CPU: Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core 2 GHz (turbo-boost up to 2.41 GHz) It’s a bargain laptop from aliexpress for 325 bucks here What job can ...
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How do I fix the latency issue when recording through M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro USB Audio Interface?

I'm having trouble using the "M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro" USB audio interface to record with. I've tried to manually adjust the latency in the M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro Properties but the slider is locked ...
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What is this microphone connector?

It's from a 70's Italian mic (UMC 7103), a unidirectional condenser microphone. I need to substitute the original jack cable, with a XLR, but i don't know what is this connector (it screws on the mic)
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Phantom power through a Line input

I'm looking to buy an audio interface for recording guitar. I'm planning on splitting my signal chain into 2, with 1 channel going direct into the interface using the line input, and the other going ...
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What audio interfaces/mixers work well under Linux?

I'm looking for an audio interface with about 8 inputs that serves as a mixer as well, so I could record several channels and play them back to a PA at the same time. An example would be the Behringer ...
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Record 2 microphones on one mic-in port (basic consumer audio)

I am recording sound from two outputs, but one of them is closer than the other, making it a bit louder than the other source. I am recording with a 3.5mm mic-in port on a basic consumer audio card (...
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remove static noise from audio recording

I have a recording with a static noise added throughout the audio. the longest silence period I could extract was this: audio_file however, it contains some moments of new sounds of flipping pages. ...
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Crackling in Camtasia Studio with Scarlett

I am using my Scarlett 2i4 to record inside Camtasia. Everything was fine for a while, but now I get an annoying popping noise all the time. Only happens with the 2i4, my lifecam is fine.
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Boost volume and improve quality of soft speech from audio track (Dropcam)?

I have some clips from a Dropcam, and I'm trying to improve the audio to make some soft human speech discernible. The speech is quite soft and fuzzy sounding, as the speakers are away from the camera ...
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Cubase Metronome silent

I've just bought Cubase 6 and installed it today. Managed to get my instruments coming out fine but for some reason the click sound is just not working. I'm enabling click and count in on the ...
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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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Monitoring multiple USB microphones

I am in the planning stages of producing a podcast consisting 2 or more people in the same room. I have a large diaphragm USB condenser mic, and another non-USB mic. At this point, I need to decide ...
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problem with external mics on h4n

I have an H4n and set up for the first time yesterday with two external mics - worked fine. Today i updated software and not sure if the problem is related, but when i choose '1 and 2' input buttons (...
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Recording multiple microphones tightly synchronised

I would like to record sound from multiple microphones (at least 3) to a computer, tightly synchronised in time. This is for some research into signal processing. Specifics of what I'm looking for: ...
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Howto enable sound recording from the pc and not from microphone?

How can I record sound from the computer (not microphone) with standard tools ? In the sound settings I see only microphone active.
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Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface and a field recorder with audio interface capabilities?

Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface (Focusrite 2i2) and a comparable field recorder with audio interface capabilities (Zoom H4n) in a direct audio interface ...
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Automatic EQ creation to get similar frequence response from two sources?

Is there some kind of plugin / tool (preferably ladspa, lv2 or at least open source) to compare two recordings of an identical source, done with two different mics & recorders and create an ...
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Cheap hardware to record multi-channel audio on mac

I'm doing some signal processing research where I would like to record multi-channel (3-4 channels would be enough) audio on my Macbook Pro. I just want the raw data so the hardware I'm looking for ...
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Should I use EQ before my Digital interface, Focursite?

I have a focusrite 18i10 and i feel the guitars can get easily to clip but i keep the tracks to low they seem weak... i know i should not worry because the extra 5+ db can be added in mastering phase,...
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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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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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What are the steps/phases of a CD/Album production

What are the steps/phases of a CD/Album production? From the moment of recording to when it's out?
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M-Audio FastTrack Pro levels are very low

I'm curious if anyone else has experienced very low levels from the mic pres on the FastTrack Pro. Whenever I use it, I have to crank the gain for the corresponding channel almost to its max before I ...
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UX2 and Cubase, Input does not work

Im using Cubase Elements 7 (and in the future I want to introduce Guitar Rig in the loop). I have a Line6 UX2 device connected via USB and it works fine (I can user guitar rig and latency is fine) ...
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Why can't computer software “shift” the recorded audio by whatever the latency is, thereby eliminating any latency in the track?

Why, in 2016, is latency still an issue in recording applications? Once you are finished recording, why can't the software simply calculate the latency and then shift the whole recording ...
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What sounds (not frequency!) can dogs hear?

I know dogs can hear well over 50khz. I've been searching for a while now for actual examples of things they are able to hear but we can't. There's a lot of generated sounds like this but that's not ...
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How to get line-level record-out on Behringer X2442-usb?

My band uses a Behringer X2442-usb. We have it wired-up thus: Inputs going along 10 of the channels (1-8, 9 & 11 -- we don't use the stereo input capability of the higher channels.) We use Aux 1,...