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Random crackling audio when recording through USB devices on 2013 iMac / Mavericks

I've got a late 2013 27" iMac running the latest OS X (Mavericks 10.9.1). When recording audio through a USB device (I've tried both a USB headset and a USB Mixer (Alesis iO2 + condenser mic) I ...
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Volume boost from apps like Audacity VS Volume boost “through VLC playback”

I have a few audio files that are being used as a part of my Android application. What I do not understand is, when I apply volume boost to an audio file, say an MP3 file through applications like ...
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how to get rid of a loud buzzing noise when I try to record?

I have an MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB recording audio into Sonar x3. When I try to record, my voice is very very low. You can barely ...
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Recording clear audio from an iPad in Audacity

I'm trying to record audio from my iPad running the Launchpad app. I'm using a 3.5mm Stereo Jack to 6.35mm Stereo Jack Cable lead with a 6.35mm > 3.5mm socket converter. The quality is perfect when ...
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How to make recorded voice sound good

I've just bought a new microphone Vivanco DM 30 Frequency range: 50-14.000 Hz Impedance: 500 ohm Sensitivity: 75 dB Housing: ABS and tried to record my voice with it. At first, ...
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Test chamber for recording played sound

We want an environment where we can play speech recordings and re-record to determine distortions added by the equipment. We'd like it to be reproducible, meaning if we repeated the test 10 times, we'...
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Which quality Windows compatible DAW?

I have a small project studio and for my, mainly small scale singer songwriter acoustic, projects I use an Intel Mac coupled to an RME FireFace in the studio. I run Logic Studio on that machine. I ...
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How to record quality dialogues with DSLR?

I want to use my DSLR for recording a short movie. I realized, that with built-in microphone, the quality of dialogues will be very bad. What could I use for recording better quality audio? I was ...
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Are there any Audio Interfaces supporting USB 3.0? If not, why?

I like to record my sounds of my amp (VOX VT40+) using a microphone (e.g. the Shure SM57-LCE) and an audio interface (e.g. Focusrite Scarlett 2i4), but I did not buy one of these, yet. I was wondering ...
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Getting started with Audio Production

I'm a musician with a classical background, and I'm really interested in the complete process of Music Production (Acoustic Conditioning, Recording, Post-Producing). I'd love to start learning in a ...
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Using simultaneous Focusrite 2i2 and 2i4?

I am looking at doing home recording on my 13" Macbook Pro (mid-2012) and was wondering if it would be possible to use a Focusrite 2i2 and a Focusrite 2i4 at the same time so that I could have 4 mics ...
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CuBase LE 5 Static Noises

I bought a Lexicon Lambda interface and connected it to my MacBook Pro late 2011. Specs: Intel core i5 2.4GHz 16GB Ram 512GB SSD OSX 10.9 Lexicon Lambda (Connected via USB to computer) Samson ...
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How should I select a microphone to use with a sound recorder used as a pre-amp for a DSLR

I have a Canon 550d, which I have started to do some video work with. Recently while recording a friends blues band at a gig, the location I was in was too close to the speakers, causing the audio to ...
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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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I have a mixer and would like to do simultaneous multi track recording. Do I need something else?

I have: Behringer Eurodesk SL2442FX-Pro iPad 4 and a Netbook Around 8 microphones I'd like to record each microphone to a different track on a software program and do all the post processing on my ...
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I want to record/playback to analog tape at different speeds. What device am I looking for?

I want to use audio tape for creative resampling. I would like to record something to tape, and then play that tape back at various speeds (extreme speeds, like 8 times faster or slower) and record ...
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How to de-rush voice audio recordings

What would be an efficient workflow to process (de-rush) voice audio recordings? These recordings could be recordings of interviews, lectures, classes… whatever. The idea is to scrub through them as ...
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Where can I find piano samples (mono not stereo)

I just can't find this anywhere on the Internet! Google is drawing a blank! I'm looking for a set of 88 piano notes, preferably in .WAV. But MONO! I found: http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2010/07/...
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Help identifying audio equipment

I found this image on the web and I was trying to identify different components in it. Could anyone help? This is most likely equipment for a live use.
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Planning a simple setup for recording violin

I am an amateur violinist. I would like to start to record my playing, doing the recording myself. I will be playing and recording classical, eastern European folk and Jazz. I would like your help in ...
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Looking for really, really simple, but good quality ASIO recording software

My wife is a voice over artist and is completely non-technical. She needs to be able to record herself, but most software I have seen is very complex as they are full studio editing suites. Audacity, ...
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Saving modified MIDI patch information within track data itself

I'm new to software sequencing and am currently evaluating Sonar X2 to control an external module (Roland MC-909) via MIDI. What I would like is to be able to save any modification I make to the ...
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Purchasing A Portable Digital Recorder for Professional Video Work

I am an independent filmmaker. I already own a prosumer-grade camcorder and I am looking to complement it with an external audio field recorder. Perusing B&H, portable options with XLR inputs ...
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How to record myself djing with a pc, midi controller and a mixer setup?

I like making megamixes for fun but can't use pre-listening feature while recording. My setup: Virtual DJ software on PC, Denon HC-4500 midi controller, and a DJM3000 mixer. Currently the Virtual DJ ...
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Simple multi-track recording to a computer without tons of hiss?

I have a pretty standard laptop. I have been using the "sound recorder" program on Windows to record musical ideas I want to save. Of course it produces an incredible amount of noise, and not much ...
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My instruments sound muffled on consumer gear and radio, even though it sounds okay in the studio? What can I do to fix it and why is it like this?

I have been working on my new single but I feel like it could have a brighter more professional finish. To me, it sounds like there is a problem with the dynamics. The drums and the brass sections ...
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Researcher designing study for analyzing speech/movement during interpersonal interaction, need help with proper equipment and setup

Really would like the advice of all the experts out there. I'm a university researcher interested in interpersonal interaction during conversation. One of the things I would like to do is extract ...
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Is there a good amp to power a set 5.1 set of speakers for use with computer?

I'm looking to improve my home studio setup. I mostly just record stuff in GarageBand for personal to semi-pro use at this point. I have a decent (though old-ish) Kurzweil keyboard, a professional ...
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How to improve recording signal quality/reduce noise?

I have an electric keyboard which has pretty good-sounding output. It has two headphone jacks which provide the same output which sounds good with my headphones. I wanted to record the output so I got ...
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Is there any software with which I can create 5.1 surround sound?

I want to be able to create 5.1 and/or 7.1 surround sound/music. Create a single file which will play music on 5.1 or 7.1 channels and as details as follows. More explanation: I want to be able to ...
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Is it better to use a DI unit or USB audio interface to connect guitar to PC?

I'm looking for an economical way to play my guitar and possibly record on my computer without purchasing an amp. I'm hoping this will save me some money and still produce reasonable quality output ...
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Which functional specifications are most important in an audio interface?

I want to buy an external sound card, and I have two choices (because others are crazy expensive here) 1) Line6 POD Studio GX 2) M-Audio M-Track I want to be able to connect my guitar and midi ...
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Increased headroom vs resolution with 24bit audio recording

I've been doing a bit of reading on 16bit vs 24bit audio and came across this article that claims 24bit/192kHz playback is basically pointless (but, that's not what I'm hear to discuss). What I found ...
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Does cpuscaling have any signifcant effect on audio production?

By default most Linux distributions have the cpuscaling service on by default. In principle, it should "get out of the way" and run the processor at full speed once there is significant load. ...
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Record more than two external mics with Tascam DR-40 into separate tracks

Tascam DR-40 has two external mic inputs. I believe I can record two stereo tracks on each input. I've been plugging in an XLR microphone into each of the two inputs and recording a podcast with two ...
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how to record two sources into a single audio file in Linux?

I just found this forum. I previously asked my question at https://unix.stackexchange.com/q/88067/15010 but due to lack of response so far I want to ask here. (I can delete that prior question if ...
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Long audio recording solution

I need to record some audio for a very long time (possibly several weeks). Why you ask? a slight (incessant) next-door dog problem which I need to collect data for. I am looking for a lightweight ...
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How to record from two PC microphones with one computer?

I am using audacity to record conversation between myself and a friend in the same room. I am currently using two instances of audacity on two separate computers to record each individual headset. ...
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Record audio separatedly

I want to record a music scene live, and I will be recording the audio of the event properly, for quality audio production. I also want to produce a video of it using that audio after it has been ...
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Dual sound cards in Mac OS X?

I have a Lexicon Omega studio but I need 2 additional inputs. I have read about creating aggregate core audio interface, but does anyone have experience of this in mac? I have now found a cheap mbox ...
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Small and big membrane condenser microphone

I ask this trying to get words to what I have experienced and have seen as standard practice but without having words to back it up. What are the differences between big and small membrane ...
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Line-in recording w/ 2012 iMac possible?

The late 2012 iMac update simplified the analog line-in/out and headphone jack. Moving from a MacBook Pro to this iMac, I am now unable to record with my external dynamic mic and small Mackie mixer ...
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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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Control Synths with Voice

I have a bunch of synths from Native Instruments, including Massive and Absynth. I currently control them using a midi keyboard and a midi controller, but I'd prefer to control them using my voice. ...
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Occasional pops in recording with Audacity and Roland Duo Capture

I am having a problem attempting to record from a Yamaha P-140 stage piano to Audacity 2.0.3 using a Roland Duo Capture USB audio interface. The recording comes out almost perfectly, apart from ...
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Why do I get noise in audacity when recording?

When I playback with Cubase, the sounds are crystal clear and with no noise. Then I record with audacity using these settings: The result has a background noise like the noise level in my studio is ...
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Noise connecting mixer to PC

I've got a Xenyx1202FX that I am trying to use to record some stuff. I connect it to the PC throughout the stereo main out into the PC (win7) line in. I am also using a UK-> EURO power adapter. ...
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Cubase blocks other programs from recording audio

When I run cubase with the asio4all driver, I can no longer record audio with audacity. I used to record with audacity th playback from cubase but now I get an error message in audacity that I can't ...
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How to record yelling?

I'm working on an audio drama and there are some scenes involving yelling. How do I capture this without distortion but also without it sounding like it's being recorded from a distance?
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unable to reduce noise from recorded audio using Audacity and other tools

I had recorded one audio using recorded. But I get lots of room noise in recording. I try to use audacity's default noise removal option. But still I don't get good quality audio. So I want to know ...