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I want to know how to shout into my mic without distortion

just wondering what I can do to resolve this issue. I have an Audiotechna AT2020 USB condenser microphone hooked up to my computer. When I'm recording sometimes I may shout or scream and my microphone ...
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best quality of recording synthesizer

Just trying to figure out the best way to get the most of out of my sound recording with my synthezier. I have a yamaha s90x which has such a great sound, which most of the qualities are lost ...
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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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Does the shape of an acoustic/vocal booth matter for maximum isolation?

I am building a vocal booth at home, so I can do voice over work. Now I have some Wood lying around, & will build the booth with wood. I am confused as to, what shape I should build it in? So, ...
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Pre-amp/Mixer or USB Interface for vocals?

I am a newbie to studio recording (voice artist) . I have decided to purchase a condenser mic for my recording (audiotechnica). However, I am confused as to whether I should purchase a Pre-amp/Mixer ...
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Best Mic for baritone vocals?

I am just starting out as a voice over actor, & I would like to know what would be a good mic for a baritone voice. I need something under 300$ . Ideally it should bring out my baritone voice well....
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How to dress when recording Foleys?

Just discovered a 2014 short called The Sound of COS. It shows two guys creating Foleys for a fashion commercial. The short being sponsored by COS, of course the two are dressed sleekly. However, I ...
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Guitar amp sound distorted when miked up

I am trying to understand an issue I have when I record tubed guitar amps on the distortion channel with a standard SM57. I always feel like my miked sound is much more distorted than the actual ...
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Adobe Audition CS6 turning off playback while recording

I am trying to shut the sound when recording myself in adobe audition cs6. I just cant find where in the setting I can turn it off. Because I don't like listing to myself in echo when recording ...
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podcast with multiple mics, linux os: should i run the mics through an audio interface/mixer or connect both to pc using virtual audio cable?

any suggestions on how to best set up my mics for a multi mic podcasting setup? i haven't purchased any equipment yet. planning on buying a few mics, and then connecting them in the following ways. ...
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Recording electric guitar with+without effects

I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to record an electric guitar simultaneously to two tracks, one track getting the clean signal and the other getting a signal that has been processed through a ...
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Miking an upright bass

I am recording a live jazz quartet on Friday consisting of drums, acoustic piano, upright bass and either electric guitar or a sax (this will be confirmed tomorrow and I have no problem with these). ...
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Is less compression better?

Is it better to do a minimum of compression while creating a track (in terms of sound quality) ? Or is it just all about how the compression is used in the track?
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What gear is necessary to start vocal recording?

I'm planning to involve myself in music recording, and I'm starting with the voice. Hopefully once I get more experience I'll also record instruments. For a starter, what gear is needed?
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How can I blend a voice recording more in with an instrumental track in Adobe Audition?

Recently I started to record some friends singing to instrumental tracks in Adobe Audition. While the quality of both the recordings (made with Auna MIC-900S + Popkiller) and the instrumental tracks ...
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Microphone becomes inactive when I open a new project in cubase

I just bought a CAD USB microphone .Now using ASIO for all i managed to get it connected in CUBASE 5 and I can see the bars moving when i tap the microphone . But as soon as i open a new project the ...
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Sound Recording Noise in Different Places

I record sounds with the simple same equipment which consist of my laptop and a microphone, both in my home and my office. The sounds are very clear which I record in my office. But, in my home, there ...
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Need hand-held recorder and mic for use in old courtrooms

I'm a court reporter working in old courtrooms with bad acoustics and A/C noise that overpowers the voices on recordings. I just have the little table where I sit so I can't stretch mic cords all ...
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Leaving mic & preamp on for extended periods of time - problematic?

For a project i plan to use my good Neumann TLM 103 mics with a sound devices usbpre2 + laptop for 24 hours non-stop. Those 24-hour "sessions" will happen probably 5-6 times. (Not in a row) Could ...
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What constitutes 'high-quality' audio?

This question may need some editing ... potentially off-topic, yet IMHO, this is probably the best stack on the network to ask the question Background: I'm trying to get a toe in the door through to ...
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Ableton Live 8 Sample Timing

Hi. I'm using Ableton Live 8.2.2 to record basic band stuff: guitar/drums/vocals etc and keep running across the same problem. In the image it's the guitar (gtr 60) I'm dropping in and out for a ...
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Help identifying source of unwanted noise [duplicate]

Edit: Clarified this question to point out the differences between this and the one marked as a duplicate I have a Blue Snowball USB microphone plugged into an HP PC running Windows 7. Whenever I ...
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Home recording / talent? [closed]

What do you guys think how long does it take to be able to produce decent electronic music? (including everything: arrangement,mixdown,mastering, etc.) Is there a need to be talented?
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Annoying problem with the microphone when muted

I got a new HyperX Cloud headphone and I cant find a solution for a problem what I have when I mute the microphone using the switch (which disconnect the microphone completely), it makes a very ...
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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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How can I hear the sound during recording with a simple DSLR?

I have a Nikon D7000 and RØDE VideoMic Pro. The DSLR has only a jack for the microphone, but no second jack for the headphones, unlike Nikon D4. RØDE microphone has no jacks for a headphone either. ...
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VST alternative for TSE x30 Default Settings

I've currently found a nice set of Guitar impulses that I'd like to starting getting in to, unfortunately they all require the TSE x30 on default settings. As I'm on a Mac, I can't get this specific ...
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Prolems with mxl 770

I'm a voice actor and I'm trying to record a few tidbits. Now I'm just doing this in my apartment, but it's pretty quiet in here and all of my fans and such are off. When I plug up headphones directly ...
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How to record from keyboard to laptop? [closed]

I have a electronic piano/keboard ( Yamaha PSR E323 ) and I am planning to record myself playing a piece. My laptop, to which I will be recording to is a Lenevo Z570 . I am a newbie in in this area ...
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How to increase recorded audio quality using audacity?

My friend already recorded an hour speech a few weeks ago using his smartphone. But unfortunately, he put his smartphone was too far from the speaker, so the speaker voices in the recorded audio was ...
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Balanced line level to balanced mic level

What is the best practice for connecting a balanced, line level signal to a balanced, microphone input? I have a source with balanced, line level, +4dBu outputs (XLR) which I want to connect to the ...
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Good Microphone to record engine sound (cars and bikes) on track

I'm looking for a nice microphone to record sound of cars and motorcycles on track (from outside). I'm going to put it on this camera: http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/HC-V750K I'm going to ...
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Good, Cheap (!), Microphone for Recording Speech

I'm just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a high quality, cheap computer microphone for recording speech. I want to record the reading of books, not singing/similar. I'm not looking ...
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Sound sync problem

I have a bizarre sound synchronization problem which I am really puzzled with. I recently recorded an interview with the video camera capturing the sound of the interviewed and an external sound ...
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XLR output vs. 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) output - Which one is better for recording?

I got an Ibanez AEG8E acoustic guitar and a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface. The guitar has two outputs, a XLR output and a 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) output for instrument cable. The interface provides both ...
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How can I record using two USB microphones at same time? [duplicate]

Trying to start a podcast and I want to record it using two different USB microphones. I can only get Windows to recognize one mic at a time. What program can I use to make this work?
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Role of surface in sound recording

I have been recording keypress from laptops using my phone and it seems that I get better results when both the laptop and the phone are placed on a hard surface like a wooden table than when they are ...
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New auditorium construction— where is the 100% perfect place for sound?

I work for a church as a system admin. Considering the size of the organization, my tasks also involving being the go-to guy for research and making any decisions involving any form of technical ...
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Recording with different sampling rate and audio (16/24 bit)

Is it possible with a proper audio interface to record audio samples and simultaneously save multiple files with different sampling rate on live when the source is the same, such as from a mic? I ...
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Minimal home studio based on Focuserite Scarlett 6i6

I hope it is not too general question. I am planning to have very minimal home studio with good quality sound recording into MacBookpro iOS 10.6.x. With friends we just need to connect a stage piano, ...
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Equipment for speech recording with fairly high quality

I am involved in a project related to speech analysis. I really need to record high quality speech sounds. I quickly realised computer sound card is not exactly what I need to use. I do some research ...
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Tascam DR-100 MKII: Getting Noise on Some Recordings

I just picked up a TASCAM DR-100 MKII the other day and I'm learning how to use it. Full disclosure, all this sound engineering is brand new to me. I bought it because I'm going to start doing ...
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How to protect microphone in rain while recording frog calls?

What is the best, inexpensive way to protect my Behringer ECM 8000 microphone from rain while attempting to record frog calls outdoors? I am a graduate student with no funding, so inexpensive is ...
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Amateur voice recording for a game

I have developed a small card game. It is about geometrical shapes for educational purposes. I have managed to create some amateur sounds which are not so good, using embeded laptop mic/headphones ...
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Zoom H4N audio recorded on canon eos 6D directly

ecently I have bought a zoom h4n with a Canon EOS 6D. Together with the zoom h4n I have bought the zoom dslr pack too. I connected the zoom's line out to the 6D's mic in and set the manual audio ...
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Feasible way to make an omnidirectional dynamic microphone portable?

Info: I have an ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B microphone (handheld, dynamic, omnidirectional) that I want to use for man-on-the-street type interviews. I will be holding the mic in my hand just as you would ...
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Can I use a portable recorder with a dynamic mic? (Specifically, a ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B)

I'm looking for a portable recorder which my ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B will plug into for 'man-on-the-street' type interviews; but, I recently read this: note: we cannot recommend dynamic microphones ...
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How effective are VSTs for expressive classical compositions?

It seems the major downside of recording actual audio is the limited moddability in making a flawed human recording sound more perfect, while the major downside of MIDI recording is the time and ...
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Digital piano recording basics [closed]

Goal: Record high-quality audio, without distortions and clippings, from digital piano to PC, mix recorded audio, make amateur compositions. Details: This is just an amateur thing in a casual home ...
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I have a M-Audio MobilePre. Do I need an additional DI unit to record bass guitar?

I think the title says it all. I've tried recording some bass guitar but it didn't come out great, and a friend recommended that I get a DI unit. Thanks for your help.