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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 ...
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Audio Interface > Guitar Pedal Chain > Audio Interface

I have a bunch of guitar pedals (stompboxes) that are sitting idle. I'd like to run a mono track of music from my computer through these pedals and record it back into the computer again. The audio ...
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Why does my sample become “choppy” when I change its pitch?

https://soundcloud.com/drew-blaisdell/low-sample-test I recorded a note on my guitar into Logic Pro. This is the first note you hear played in the clip above. It sounds pretty much like a note on my ...
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Highly Directional Close up Microphone

I would like to record specific audio for the following scenario. I have a piece of equipment that rotates a drum via an electric motor. The drum contains food product that is heated by air entering ...
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How can i download poor quality audio from youtube videos?

I stay in a underdeveloped area of India where only one telecom operator is available. The highest internet speed that I have seen in my computer is 11 KBps (as this operator supports only 2G). ...
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Can I use my Focusrite Saffire 6 USB with a lav mic? (signal too low)

I have the following: Macbook Focusrite Saffire 6 USB audio interface Audio Technica ATR3350 lavalier microphone I'd like to record speech into Audacity (or similar) using the above. I've ...
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Samson GTrack USB mic on Windows 7

Has anyone used Samson GTrack on Windows 7? I read an Amazon review that almost changed my mind about buying the mic when I was about to hit the 'Add to Cart' button. I'd like to use the microphone ...
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Recording with a mixer

I've recently bought a small mixer (YAMAHA MG102C) for my semi-complex routing needs and have trouble incorporating it in my current setup. The mixer works flawlessly but when the time comes for ...
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Clean up Lecture recordings

I recorded some lectures with my smartphone mic and I was wondering is someone knows a good guide or has tips for cleaning up speech (not vocals in a song) with audacity. The lecture is recorded via ...
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Recording sound from another computer program

If I use audacity to record sound from foobar or itunes or vlc, do I loose quality? Specifically, i'd like to press play on the program and record on audacity.
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Combining 2 Mono Microphones to 1 mono output with a 4 channel recorder in the middle

I have an 4 Channel recorder/mixer. As well as recording, it gives me 1/8" stereo out on a head phone output. One mike is on the left and one mike is on the right. I use a 1/8” to 1/8” stereo ...
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Asio4All - couldn't get beneath 24 ms latency

Have an M-Audio M-Track audio interface. Upon electric guitar monitoring (jack plugged - guitar line input), there is a 24 ms lag (input + output). Reading on the internet, I see people getting lower ...
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In what units is a sample's amplitude value represented, and how it relates to the real world?

I'm new to digital audio signals and read about sampling rate on hydrogenaudio. What this doesn't mention is how a single sample's value, ranging from -32768 to 32767 in a 16 bit, relates to any real-...
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Software recommendation for cleaning out audio recording

How can I clean up noise from audio recordings? I recorded on a laptop, using a mike that came with a pair of headsets. It's one person speaking, no instruments or echoes or anything, just one human ...
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How to remove noise caused by very loud sounds in a recording?

I've recently recorded a choir. The choir was singing very loud and the recording sounds badly where high or loud notes are heard, perhaps because the microphone didn't support such loudness or ...
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Can someone explain 'phase' and related terminology in audio production?

I've looked a lot of places for info about this, and I've never found anything that was clear and satisfactory. I've been working with various DAW software for awhile and I always run into 'invert ...
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Recording - Can you 'see' if multiple microphones are in or out of phase

Many input tools show phase analysis. Now, without going into what tool, at the base level, I think they do the same thing. They show a visual similar to My question is about understanding this ...
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What can I use to record a band with?

I'm the audio engineer for a local band, and we want to record a little album. So we don't want to spend too much money on this.. So obviously, I can't afford a studio mixer. And so I've looked at ...
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Tascam DR-40 for Lecture and Speeches?

I'd like to get either the DR-40 or the DR-100mkii but one of the things I would need the unit for is recording lectures and speeches. Are either of these sufficient without external mics and preamps? ...
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First steps to improve a laptop recording

I have a song recorded off a laptop microphone. Obviously not the best equipment, but its just a few family members singing, not a commercial production. I'd like to contribute, and since my singing ...
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How to improve the effectiveness of a camcorder's built-in microphone

We video-tape work meetings but some speakers are quiet and we cannot pick up comments from them. We don't have the manpower to tape from the front and back and then splice the two. Also, my ...
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how to remove sound clipping in existing record

I have an old record that has some clipping effect that happened during recording. This is a song, so i can't just cut out all frequencies probably ... is there any smarter way around to get rid of ...
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Best software to record voice synchronously with a video (i.e Dubbing)?

I want to dub some videos, i.e. transfer them to another language with my voice. So, I need software to simply record my voice (one part after another), while showing me the original video and ...
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Connect Line Level To Mic Level

I have a old video camera that has a mic level input for connecting stereo mics. When I connect a line level device (computer, etc.) to it it sounds horrible. Is there a relatively cheap way to ...
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Connecting a microphone to a camera with a 25 foot cable - is it possible?

I've been assigned to document our class's stage play and I'm having trouble with the audio. I only have one shotgun mic (3.5mm output) and I'm planning on putting it on a tripod and leaving it on the ...
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How do I audio record a meeting with 10 people in a room 10ftx10ft

I have to do audio recordings for a college thesis. The recordings are of meetings in a room about 10 ft square. There will be between 7-10 people participating. I have permission to do the recording. ...
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How do I capture or create first-person audio?

I was wondering how I might capture or create audio which sounds like it's being heard first-person. For example, there's a scene in Being John Malkovich where the viewer sees through Malcovich's ...
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How to record several instruments with a Mac using minimal equipment

I have a band, but several players. Set up is as follows: 1 = Keys 2 = Acoustic 3 = Electric 4 = Bass 5 = Drums? 6 = Vocal Mic However, this is literally everything. I have a Mac, with Garage ...
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What equipment should I use for recording conference audio?

I need to record conference video/audio, and the audio is giving me trouble. Each hotel has their own type of PA (speaker) system, it is not universally compatible. Each conference takes place in a ...
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Software like LiVES Video Editing for Windows 7

Newbie here. I am wondering if there is any alternative for the open source LiVES Video Editing software (http://lives.sourceforge.net/) on Windows 7? Or, can the lives source be compiled on Windows ...
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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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How do I reproduce this echo effect?

I do not know the name of this effect but I want to use this effect on my audio. Can you please tell me how to do this using audacity. I think it is a kind of echo but I don't know the decay factor ...
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Least expensive microphone for hiss-free PC recordng

I'm having difficulty recording hiss-free voice audio using my PC using a USB headset combo, at least I think the problem is my headset because the built-in speaker gives much better quality, but the ...
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Phantom power and audio recorders and microphones

I want to get one of those ear microphone to used when recording cell phone conversations. I noticed on Amazon that one can get the Olympus TP-8 at a decent price. But from the reviews on Amazon, it ...
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Can Logic stretch an audio region with a varying tempo to fit an existing, stable project tempo?

I'm currently working on a project where the basic tracks are being laid down by a musician who is, for reasons beyond his control, not able to be in the studio very often. (I'll call him "Fred".) ...
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What should I look for in microphones for home audio monitoring “nanny audio cam” system

When building a home monitoring "nanny audio cam" system, the main component seems to be microphones/sound pickups. The qualities that I think I need for such microphones for this system seem to be: ...
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Where I find tips for sound in videos?

I use kdenlive/audacity for editing my own videos (mostly mountain bike & family events). While I understand the mechanics of audio/video editing, the sound in my videos is mediocre at best. Here ...
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What kind of microphone is being used by talkshow hosts?

Something similar to what this guy is wearing on his tie:
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Why does my NI Komplete Audio 6 have very low input volume?

I have an Audio Technica AT4040 connected to a recently purchased Komplete Audio 6. I used to use this same microphone with a Digi 003 and Pro Tools and it was always very sensitive... I could hear ...
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Problems with digital recording (is it the computer or the software?)

I am looking for good audio capture software that will record 24bit music with no problem. Last year I was using Audition CS5 and recording at 24/96, using PreSonus hardware, caused the software to ...
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How to reproduce any sound

This may be a silly question, but it is one I don't know and I haven't found an exact answer to it. A speaker can reproduce virtually any sound through vibration sequences, using an electromagnet. ...
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Mbox 1 as an audio interface into Live 8 intro is only causing a static hiss

I am running Ableton live 8 intro on an Imac running OS X snow leopard. My audio interface is an original Mbox, when i am recording audio and arm a track, all i get is static on the track and the ...
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Is it possible to separate voices from one mp3 file?

I want to separate 2 or more voices from one audio file, is there any software to this ? I have done some googling and seen that the answer is NO in most cases. But I think at least there should be ...
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Is it possible to create a master quality recording of acoustic guitar/vocal with an iPad?

Will I be able to record master-quality (e.g., to submit for film-TV pitches at TAXI) recordings using my iPad? Also have a Zoom H2, have Shure SLR mics, can put the guitar in directly. Would like ...
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Microphone recommendation for solo trombone recordings

I would like some help to come up with a good mic setup to record solo trombone. I am not interested in the pop-brass-full-power kind of trombone playing needing a Shure SM57, but rather the sweet ...
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Bass Inaudible In Mix Through Bad Speakers

I'm working on mixing an album right now, and it's all sounding pretty good but I'm having an issue with the bass. I really like the tone I have, but depending on the speakers it's being played ...
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Recording microphone input as a second input with Fraps

I do game commentaries with Fraps, and the biggest thing I miss from Camtasia (which isn't an option for many fullscreen applcations) is multiple audio tracks. Using Fraps to record both system ...