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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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How to pick drum notes for a song?

First, I would like to say that Im not sure if this question belongs in sound or music stackexchange since it is related to the musicality and the mixing of a song. I know that each part of a drum ...
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Recording from Sound Board to Zoom Handy Recorder H4n

How do I get my Handy Recorder H4n to record directly from an Alto Live 802 mixer via the Aux Out port?
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mono balanced to stereo minijack lead

i was making a lead to attach a balanced shotgun mike to a Panasonic NV-GS230 DV camera, minijack stereo mike input. This is now interesting because i made the lead, Ring to negative polarity for ...
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Audio Signal Difference Extraction

I'm from visual arts background and so, I'm not familiar with technical aspects of sound design. But I'm exploring and learning everyday. Currently, I'm working on a sound art project, for which I'd ...
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Merge multiple 3.5mm or USB microphones into a single multi-channel USB audio interface

I'm playing around with USB audio recording on android, and I'm looking for a way to create multi-channel input over USB from multiple microphones, where each microphone is on a difference channel. I ...
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What determines the quality of a sound recorded with device into which a mic is plugged in?

Let's say we have one good boom mic and several recording devices. For instance boom mic plugged into zoom h1n, zoom h2n, zoom h4n, smartphone, dslr etc. What technical features of those recording ...
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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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Lower audio output volume on audio input (speech)

What would be the prefered way to lower the volume of my audio output whenever I speak? Similar thing is being done on some radio stations with some continuos music playing in the background. I'm ...
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POD Studio UX1 for professional DI recording

Me and my band will soon start recording our first album. To do that, we chose to record tracks our self in clean direct input then send them to someone to have them sampled, mixed, etc My question ...
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Professional quality sound recording at home

I have purchased a Blue Yeti microphone for recording my screencast. My room where I do the recording is adjacent to the main road and the road is also steep. Hence vehicles put the accelerator and ...
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Audacity Recording volume too low

I've been using an AT2020 USB directly into my 2015 macbook Pro retina and recording in Audacity. I recently wanted to upgrade to a nicer mic. Every mic I try, the volume is super low. Increasing the ...
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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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How to fix a recording which have been sped up from the recorder using DPC speed control?

In my Sony recorder I accidentally switched on DPC speed control. I recorded for more than an hour (I can't remember exactly) but the output file is about 5 minutes. It sounds like a file which have ...
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Need to remove noise from audio

Can anyone guide me on howto remove the fan noise from this audio. Kinda stuck here. Here's a link to the file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzggrj5zmviwfpj/fan_noise%26Hiss_audio.mp3?dl=0 Thanks
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Software to identify words or voices in a recording?

I have several legally obtained recordings ... too many. They're not labeled and I would like to see if I can "scan" these recordings for a particular voice so I know if that person is on that ...
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How can I avoid the self-noise of Electro-Voice RE-20 microphone?

I use my dynamic RE20 mic with Focusrite 2i4 preamp/USB-interface. I have some noticeable hiss with this setup. The least noise I can get is when the gain knob is on maximum (which is not what you ...
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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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Where should I turn up the output when recording from a keyboard through an audio interface?

I use a Roland External sound interface to record from my Yamaha keyboard to my Laptop, with Cakewalk LE as the recording software. The output seems to be too strong using the volume control on the ...
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Record actual piano from Keyboard CASIO CTK-3200 to PC

I need to record actual sound of whatever I am playing on my keyboard (CASIO CTK-3200) on my PC. I've looked up the Web for a place I could buy a USB interface cable or any other medium that would ...
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Recording goes from loud to quiet with constant sound

When I record with audacity (I haven't tried other programs yet) I have loud parts and very soft parts in the recording. Some parts are just missing (flat line). The microphone didn't move and neither ...
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Amplifying just the troughs while keeping the peaks the same. (Audacity)

I recorded me talking/yelling to try out my new mic. I am wondering if I could increase the talking while keeping the yelling the same volume. Some parts are really quite but when amplified (by ...
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Help with setting up audio recording for retirement home meeting

First time posting on here. My mother's apartment complex like to record their board meeting and are on a small (< $300) budget. There should be four board members speaking, each should have a ...
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Quicktime for recording high quality audio?

First off, I'm completely new to sound recording, so pls excuse any dumb questions :) I just ordered a Focusrite Solo Studio Package, so what I need to know is.. Given the high quality (sampling ...
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does a di box can run a condenser microphone?

I'm planning on buying a DI box, essentially for bass. But I'm thinking getting latter a microphone, and i was asking myself if an active DI can work with a condenser microphone, without any pre-amp. ...
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Voice sounds uneven after noise removal?

After noise removal my voice sounds uneven if volume is more than 40.There are many ups and downs and also there are echos sort of thingy. https://clyp.it/sh3t0aoz (with noise removal) https://clyp....
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Balanced output to stereo unbalanced input

My preamp gives a balanced TRS output instead of unbalanced stereo which is what my input device requires. Is it possible there is a reverse DI box of sorts that converts balanced mono to unbalanced ...
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Strange amp buzz

I have an Ampeg BA-10B small bass amp which is kind of fine for me, but one thing drives me crazy: a strange buzz I hear when playing notes. I can't hear it via DI though. That's not your usual 50/60 ...
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How can I make 3d sound

I Try To Made something like 3D sound I would like to know what to do. This Clip Is amazing Thanks for the help
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How to hook up my Win XP laptop (w/ Audacity) to a cafe's Mackie 1604 soundboard? How to record individual tracks through it?

I am singing two songs this Saturday at a cafe that has a Mackie 1604 soundboard. I'd like to bring my older Windows XP laptop, and hook it up to the soundboard to record my performances. Song one ...
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Do we need any driver to connect microphone to laptop or android phone using xlr to usb connector?

Do we need any driver to connect microphone to laptop or android phone using xlr to usb connector?
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Sony PCM-M10: safety track?

Suppose I feed an actress' mono lavalier mic into M10's Line-in. AFAIK there is no built-in safety track feature on M10, where I could set one channel's level to be say 12dB lower in case she yells. ...
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Line Level vs Mic Level?

The EXT MIC input on the Zoom H4N is specified as: mini stereo phone jack Input impedance = 2 kΩ Input level =  −7 dBm _ −47 dBm (0 dBm = 0.755 Vrms) so that's 0.346 Vrms --> equals −7.23 dBu to ...
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best settings to record indoor interview using Zoom H5 recorder and 2 external mics

I will be recording a number of interviews in office settings using a Schoeps CMC641 and a suitable lav mic. These will be connected to a Zoom H5 recorder. Question: how should I configure the ...
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Anybody know software to record one side of a SIP telephone conversation? [closed]

Using a SIP softphone with plugin, or sip voip hardphone, I'd like to record only my side of the conversation. Does anyone know open source or even paid software to do exactly this?
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midi problems audio/midi interface

I just purchased the Presonis 22vsl audio/midi interface, with studio one artist. I have a KORG MS 2000 , and a Roland MC-505 Groovebox. I tried several midi configs. Trying to play the Ms2000 as ...
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Low electronic noise in my audio

Hello and thankyou in advance for helping me. I've been having some audio issues for the past few months and I have no idea how to get rid of it. I've tried getting a new mixer and that didn't work. ...
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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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Difference between internal sound card and Audio interface in simple setups

A set up consists of a single instrument that is guitar and a recording software like pro tools along with amplitube as the guitar effects. Is there a difference between using the internal mac sound ...
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How do I connect Zoom recorder to Yamaha mixer?

How do I connect my Zoom H4n to a Yamaha MG82CX that someone else is setting up? Just because the connectors match doesn't mean it works, and playing connector-converter doesn't help. I've always ...
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Why are these two recordings of the same event slightly different in length and how do I synchronize them?

I played a gig recently and I have two audio sources: one 192 kbps MP3 file from an H2N Zoom sitting near me (I'm the drummer), and another from the sound engineer at the venue which is a mix of the ...
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Using Mac/PC as an amp modeler and recorder

I'm trying to use a software called "Amplitube" as a guitar amplifier on a macbook air. However I'm really confused. I used to have a mac with both a mic input and sound output jacks so I simply ...
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Wav file matching

Is there a way to find / match two same recordings from different sources by analyzing the waveform of selected sounds. I have to find same recordings for reference purposes but nothing is labeled and ...
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Splitting up multiple inputs on one soundcard

I record audio on my PC from a couple sources and have tried to improve my setup over the last two years with no results so far. An example: I have a game's audio, my mic's audio and Skype or TS ...
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Finding loud events in lengthy ambient recording?

I just made a recording of ambient sound over night. Now, I want to find loud events made by animals, humans, etc. Loud means: Louder than the background noise, in this case mostly caused by waves at ...
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How to record Reason5 output

I have Reason5 + audioKontrol soundcard +midi device+guitar(with guitarRig) I want to record Reason output. Tried different DAWs with rewire. The problem is I don't want rewire to control midi, ...
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How can I get stereo input to my video camera from mono source?

Currently running 1/4 from soundboard aux out to 1/8 into mic jack on video camera. Can I use a second aux out with a dual 1/4 mono to stereo mini to accomplish this? Would this also work in sending "...
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How to record on a smartphone using XLR mic and guitar simultaneously?

I have a fast track pro that I'm trying to record vocals and guitar with using my Samsung Galaxy S5. I can connect the instruments to the fast track and plug it in and that's all fine and well, but ...
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Quality issues recording with Audacity [closed]

I purchased an Audio Technica AT-LP60-USB turntable that came with Audacity software - version 2.0.3. Here's the problem: When I record music off any of my old albums using the Audacity program and ...
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problems with Tascam DR-680 freezing up

I have started having problems with my dr-680 freezing up. I have to remove power to get it to turn off, and then all recording is lost. Anyone else have this problem, and know of a solution?