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Should I use pedals for guitar effects while recording?

Is sound quality at all effected by using pedals before the interface, as opposed to recording a clean sound and applying effects in the DAW? I am using a Scarlett 2i4 interface.
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Repair audio file without header

We recorded the audio of a rather long meeting of a couple of hours on a phone. Someone forgot to turn off sound recording at the end of the meeting and the phone must have turned off due to low ...
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What technology/technique is used in this track?

Whenever I listen to this track, it feels like there is an additional sound applied to the singer's voice. The singer can sing very well, that's I know for sure, because I saw him live. By the way, in ...
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Built-in Line Output to Interface Line Input on a Mac

How can I play audio on a Mac (10.11) in a 3d party software instrument (eg. Arturia Synth), piping it through the built-in line out, into an analog effects pedal, then record that as an input through ...
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What dBFS threshold should I set for differentiation between silence and NOT silence

I am trying to set a threshold in dBFS terms for the input audio from a smartphone (in this case Android), below which the application will demarcate it to be Silence within a case of User speech. ...
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Why we hear noise (when it's silence) while AUDIO - RECORDING

I know , when video-recording absolutely dark scenes, the mid-priced recorders cant record fully dark video, instead they have some sort of "noise" in image , like this: I see, that something same ...
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Help with amplifying voice on a call recording

I recorded a market research interview using ACR recorder on my andriod. I can hardly hear the person on other side when I play the recording. Tried amplifying through Audacity, using compressor ...
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Microphones for instruments ranging from double bass to fife

I am a professional multi-instrumentalist and I am looking to start recording some of my own music. When I perform live, I've always been a guest and used the host's sound system so I haven't invested ...
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How to I properly reduce the voltage intended for a speaker to a level appropriate for Mic input?

Various microphone inputs in the building are fed into an amplifier, and from there, distributed to a patch panel that feeds various speakers. To my uneducated surprise, there is no jack on any of the ...
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Recording setup for a podcast

I'm looking to start recording a podcast and thought I had a setup which would work, but I'm having trouble. I'm looking to record on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and I have two Turtle Bay Earforce X12 ...
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DI box : which is more versatile, active or passive?

There are several questions here and on the Internet about what are DI boxes and what is the difference between active and passive. But I often end up reading things like "passive for active pickups ...
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Separate speakers from stereo microphones

I have two audio tracks of dialogue: First, the speech of the client, second, the speech of the manager. The recording was done with two microphones. Unfortunately, each track contains the little ...
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Make it sound like outdoors

How do I make it sound like it's outdoors? If I record clean audio indoors with no reverb. Obviously, add ambient noise, I'm just talking about the vocals. Edit: Like this ...
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Is it possible to fix such level of corruption in a buggy audio recording (sound distorded-choppy-Laggy)

You'll find here a part of that corrupted audio file. I don't know how to describe this kind of distortion, so I did not find any thread talking about that specific kind of corruption. (I found a lot ...
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HTML5 audio recorder stream and upload to MVC server - Why is it noisy? [closed]

I'm trying to make a web audio recorder using getUserMedia and .NET MVC. I got as far as recording it and sending the chunks of data to the server. The problem is that i can't play the results. The ...
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Can I use phantom power on an iPad?

Is there a way to connect both phantom power and an iPad mini to my computer, so that I can use a condenser microphone in GarageBand? The microphone is an Earamble BM-800 and the phantom power is ...
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Identify source of “clicking” in track

I have this issue with recording my audio podcasts where i randomly start getting this "clicking" (im not sure clicking is the best way to describe it). It will randomly start after about 10-20 mins ...
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Volume enhancement of recorded calls

Audio clip of recorded calls of other side is too low that cannot be heard, means two voices in audio clip are there in which one volume is very high and other is too low. pl. guide me detail that by ...
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(How) can I remove this special echo in a specific recording

Is there any possibility to remove the echo in my audio recording (seehear short example on soundcloud)? How? Details The audio recording is from a Skype session. The echo is very bad, but also ...
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Converting DI signal to analog to record from an amp

My idea is to record "clean" electric guitar and electric bass signals directly my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, going into Ableton Live. Then I can edit the signal and piece together different takes to get ...
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Best audio Format for pure audio of Vinyl Digitization

I understand that this is a fairly subjective question, so let me provide a little bit of background. I am trying to set up a easy to use panel with a couple of buttons to make digitizing old vinyl ...
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Digital distortion Clipping & mastering advice?

I have a apollo twin solo , when I boost up the volume on main stream songs on YouTube I barely hear any clipping or digital distortion.. I'm in the middle of mastering my track , I have like 30 ...
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Basics about classical music ensembles recording [closed]

I'm not (yet) a sound design enthusiast, but I would like to acquire some basic knowledge about audio recording. I'm most interested in recording classical orchestra and choir performances. I'm ...
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getting multitracks from a file

I was listening to some tracks which are remix versions of some songs(and some songs with samples from others), and my question is about how exactly tracks are remixed using say, just vocals from the ...
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Crossing stereo and mono cables between multiple instruments

My audio mixer comes with only one pair of mono phone jacks, which internally in the audio mixer are wired to come out as a stereo signal that goes to the computer on a USB cable. The piano also has ...
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How do 8 tracks get recorded on a compact cassette?

AFAIK 4 tracks can be recorded on a compact cassette as the recorder uses both the channels of both the A and B side of the tape. But how does this Tascam 488 recorder records 8 tracks onto a compact ...
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Soundcraft Vi6 audio output issue

This is quite an interesting problem I'm having. I go to a local church and recently volunteered to mix their live band occasionally on Sunday mornings. They have a SoundCraft Vi6 console. Everything ...
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and Sontronics STC-20 low sound on Audacity

I don't understand much of sound material, but i searched a little, talked with a few friends and the store technician and end up buying a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and Sontronics STC-20 ...
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Why does this spectrorgam look so jagged?

While I was testing out the "Stereo Mix" tool on Windows 10, I had noticed that the output of Spek (after I rendered the audio file in Audacity using "Insane, 320kbps" preset and Joint Stereo) looked ...
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How to get rid of sharp ticks/clicks when amplifying sound

I am amplifying an audio file frame-by-frame via the following algorithm: Find maximum value among all the samples in a frame Find the amplification factor to make the maximum value equal to 0 dB ...
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Can anyone identify the source of these recording artifacts?

I have a setup with a pair of high-frequency (200k) ultrasonic microphones which I am trying to run from a Raspberry Pi Zero. The microphones are attached to a USB hub, and both the hub and the Pi ...
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Audio recording at wrong speed

I have recorded a speech using my tablet voice recorder. The output is in m4a. When I open the recording (both in the tablet and in PC), the audio is distorted. Put in layman's terms, it's like he's ...
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How to use all 8 ports (both input and output) in M-Audio M-Track Eight as seperate channels to play and record audio files

I'm using M-Audio M-Track Eight (as an external sound card) to play and record an audio file to a device from a Windows7 PC. Right now, I'm able to use only 4 input and 4 output ports for playing and ...
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How to record two people side by side?

Me and my girlfriend are side-by-side when playing video games, and we would like to stream the game, so the question of how to pick up the sound had to be brought up. I bought two cheap ...
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How to sound like Yoda

I'm not too sure if this is the proper category of this site to ask this question but... There's a chance I may make a Star Wars fan film at some point in the future. If I want to use the script I'm ...
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Can I record 2 Audio-Technica ATR3350 lav mics split into a zoom recorder on different tracks?

Podcast setup: Zoom H4N PRO 2 Audio-Technica ATR3350 Lav Mics 3.5 mm Stereo Jack Splitter I wish to be able to record each mic separately, in case I need to edit out a cough or unwanted noise from ...
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Recording Microphone with Cubase problem

I am new to sound recording. I have a Steinberg UR22 MKII sound card that I have connected to mono inputs (one for my electric piano and one for my dynamic microphone). The microphone input only ...
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Recording Batch Audio for Holiday Greetings

What is the best way to go about recording custom greetings? *This may sound sad, but I am trying to wish as many of my friends a happy new year, but do not want to spend all the time in the world ...
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what essentials should I have for recording

I have Ableton and some Native Instruments plug-ins on Mac. I'd like to record for some educational music to put on YouTube. I would also like to take a first step into building a home recording ...
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Microphones for live Interview in cheaper

We are doing some question/answers in live with public,so we need suggestion which microphone will be good for us, We found one on ebay.in on following link: http://www.ebay.in/itm/14-37-Pro-Video-...
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Free software to remove “sound pattern” from recording?

I am trying to remove undesirable sounds from a recording: I have a video conference recording that includes sounds such as "Has joined the conference" and "has left the conference" that I am trying ...
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Audio combo jack on Lenovo ideapad 305

New to the forum and hopefully someone can help me out. Not sure if this is the stack to be asking this on or not, sorry if not. I'm trying to setup a system that will allow me to record meetings in ...
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Automating soundcheck: Can I get volume of an instrument from a live band audio GIVEN that I recorded the live mic input?

Let's say, during a live performance I save the mic input of every instrument and vocals. I also record the speaker output from the crowd. Can I extract the volumes of the individual instruments ...
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Getting a weird thumping noise when recording music

I have a Sennheiser ME 66 and I'm using an H4n to record. I'm new to recording, and it's new equipment. I was recording someone playing guitar and while their voice was perfectly clear while singing, ...
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Buzzing and Humming Sound while recording live Church Service..

I am trying to record church service but i can hear humming or some kind of buzzing sound in recording how do i fix it.....just for your understanding i have one end coming from mixer out to Pyle-Pro ...
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Recording piano part for rehearsal at different speeds

I can't afford a rehearsal pianist and want to explore whether I can record the piano part and play it back at various speeds for rehearsal purposes. I'm not very technologically advanced but is ...
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How can I record sub-bass frequencies?

i live in a flat the people that live below play low frequency noise 24 hours a day. When environment protection put recorder's in it don't pick it up. I have been told to buy a camcorder but i've ...
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Does the RODE Lav mic need a pre-amp?

I am looking for an inexpensive solution for youtube commentary videos. I came down to the RODE Lavalier, and the RODE SmartLAV+. I don't have an iPhone, so I discovered that you can use any ...
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What do I need for buying a good microphone [closed]

I'm trying to buy a new microphone for recording vocals, and I though about this one . I don't know anything about voice recording so I hope if someone helps me to pick a good one which costs lower ...
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Audio Technica ATR2100-USB Recording Issue

I am facing a issue while connecting my ATR2100 to my desktop computer via USB. The sound volume that is being recorded is very low. I have to amplify it each time after recording which distorts the ...

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