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Random clicks sounds when I record screencast

This is my recording setup Shure SM7B DBX 286S Focusrite 2i2 2nd Gen I use screencast and a mac to record it. Am listening to constant click sounds when I record the screencast. For sure it's not ...
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Converting balanced audio to RCA/phono audio - mixer needed? [closed]

I want to send balanced audio from one room to another in my home. The audio will originate from a Soundcraft Spirit Folio 12/2 mixing console desk. I'm assuming that the mix left/right and/or aux 1/...
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What Soundcraft Spirit Folio 12/2 mixing desk/console outputs are balanced?

I'm looking at the schematic on page 20 of the manual and am not sure myself if the outputs are balanced or unbalanced. I would like to plug stereo outputs using balanced 6.35mm jacks from either Mix ...
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Why is 3.5mm shaped the way it is? [closed]

Wouldn't a simple rounded tip cylinder be good enough? Why does it have a diamond shaped arrow tip?
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How do you increase the volume of an audio recording without distortion?

I have an audio recording that has a very low volume. When I try to amplify and normalise using audacity, the distortion and noise make it impossible to understand the words that are being said. It's ...
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pa system for band [closed]

I know absolutely nothing about sound to be clear. I would like to know the cheapest way to get a pa system for my band. We are a four piece indie band who play small venues like bars/pubs. I was ...
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How to save audio from 2 XLR mics as 2 separate audio files

Beginner here, so I’m sorry if this is a stupid question. Trying to make a binaural asmr video. I record with 2 xlr mics, and a zoom h4n. When saving audio, it saves as one audio file, so I am unable ...
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Adobe Audition / Audacity: If I sum all the bins of a FFT (rectangular window), do I always get RMS Amplitude?

First I use Audacity to perform an FFT of an audio clip with a rectangular window. Then I sum all the FFT bin values. Since the FFT bins are expressed in dB, I perform the "decibel sum" like this: ...
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How do I isolate and amplify faint dialogue on an audio track?

I have a video that shouldn't have any sound in it and I can faintly hear someone talking. My question is how do I isolate and amplify these sounds to hear them without straining and reducing other ...
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Sound Design/Sound Engineering Masters in Europe

I studied Computer Engineering in Italy and now I'm searching for a Master in sound in Europe. I want to explore mainly the technical aspects of the Sound Engineering, like recordig and post-...
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How can I record audio from an MP3 player into my Mac?

so I use a portable audio recorder to record interviews, but it’s microusb port broke (but everything else work), I can still record new files and play the recordings from the built in speaker and 3....
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SoundWire server is already running

I use SoundWire software. I want to launch multiple servers at once, so I could stream Audio to multiple channels to multiple users. It is written here http://georgielabs.net/SoundWireHelp.html that'...
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Subtract music from microphone input while recording

I do have a Soundblaster 5/rx with a line-in, my mixer has an aux-return (and if that does not what I think it does, it has a headphone out too which I could use). The signal that is sent to the ...
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New BM-800 Problems

I recently bought a BM-800 condenser microphone set and as i'm hooking it up, I want to be able to use my headphones with it, but the split USB input and output won't allow the mic to work in the ...
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How to find difference between 2 versions of the same song (one longer than the other)?

I have two versions of the same song. One is longer than the other (9 minutes Vs 13.55 minutes). Since our program only allows 10 min max time, we have to use the shorter version. but the audio ...
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Question about audio interfaces

Why external audio interfaces are better than the onboard sound boards? e.g. The sound recorded from a guitar is better if we plug on an external audio interface (like behinger U-phoria) than onboard ...
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How can I correct loud audio with noisy high peaks?

Accidentally, the song was recorder without hardware filter, and it become too loud and distorted on high peaks (you can see and hear noise on high peaks): example audio file is here. Is that ...
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I want to recreate a quirk that comes from mixing TRRS plugs with TRS sockets

First, let me point out that I'm illiterate when it comes to sound design and only learned of the terminology just now, but to sum this up: I have an old mp3 player, a Creative Zen MX, that doesn't ...
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How to do live vocals effectson microphone input, using LMMS?

I am using LMMS on Debian Linux, and I want to take input from a USB microphone and run it through some of the effects (delay, pitch modification, etc) in LMMS. I don't want to do this post-recording ...
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How can i remove noise from sound coming from my computer mic jack ?

Normaly The signal comming from the computer audio jack should not have any noise. But when i connect the signal to my oscilloscope i see a lot of noise in the signal. How to solve this ?
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Music but low / intermittent vocals

I found out today that if I plug my Apple EarPods into my laptop's 3.5mm jack almost all the way, but not completely in, I can listen to music where the background music plays nearly perfectly, but I ...
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How to power an outdoor DJ Set?

I occasionally see videos of outdoor DJ sets is places that look like they are far from any standard power source. There are many on YouTube but here is an example: . ...
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Why is exporting a .wav file as .m4a creating a sync issue in audacity?

Edit: it's 0.0330s delay, not half a second sorry. ALso the problem occurs when converting the wav to .m4a in ffmpeg using the basic ffmpeg -i input.wav output.m4a, and I used the newest release of ...
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Did hdmi ever not support audio? [closed]

My professor was going through slides and said “Oops, that should say hdmi supported. I wrote these slides when HDMI didn’t support sound.” Is this true? I can’t find anything saying that HDMI didn’t ...
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I cant remove “hiss” sound on my Audacity track

To briefly explain my problem, when I play the audio track on Audacity and any media player on my PC, it sounds absolutely perfect. When I try on my phone's media player, it also sounds perfect. But ...
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How do I fix the frequency of my audio?

I am editing some audio files of an existing game. The current frequency rate Im using is 6500hz and the music sounds pretty bad. P. D If I use 44100hz there will be a lot of noise. I am using ...
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Is this a sensible setup for interviews?

I'm buying equipment for a series of sit-down interviews involving two people which will be published online - our company's first go at producing these in-house. We already have a few decent ...
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Connect DJ controller to 2x home speakers using AUX

Apologies in advance if this question is stupid, but I am a complete novice when it comes to sound so please bear with me. Short of it is: I have a DJ controller (https://www.thedjshop.co.uk/pioneer-...
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How to substract two similar audios, and play the difference(in wav.file or mp3. file)

I have two audios, the original audio A and the new audio B, B is made from A by adding some noise, now, is it possible that I want to extract the noise and play it? By playing it, I need the noise to ...
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Combine PS4 and PC audio to have it play through one headset (through means of a mixer?)

So, first of all, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask a question like this. If it isn't, my apologies; but I'd still very much appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction ...
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Going from Cell Phone 1/8" stereo jack (in mono mode) to Behringer MPA40BT-PRO

I have a Behringer MPA40BT-PRO portable PA system. I want to play iRealPro on my cell phone and have the output go to the Behringer PA just mentioned. CellPhone => 1/8" ??? Jack ====> 1/4" ...
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How can these wav/mpeg files be the exact same duration—down to the (apparent) millionth of a second?

I'm working on a project that involves many different .wav files. In checking out some attributes of these files, I noticed something strange: The duration of all the files looks to be chunked in some ...
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Strange audio signal from unknown source

today I stumbled upon one folder in my backups I totally forgot about. It contains an audio file, a spectrogram and some observation. In mid 2017 (starting from june) my speakers began to (seemingly ...
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Can running audio from a laptop ruin your mixer?

We have a Behringer X-32 and two S-16 digital snakes. We were running our audio from a laptop (using a plethora of adapters--all passive--to go from 3.5mm stereo to xlr) to one of the digital snakes ...
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Audacity Recorded Commentary Is Out Of Sync With My Webcam And Gameplay Recordings

so basically my commentary that i recorded for a game play video is out of sync with my webcam footage and my gameplay footage Webcam: Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam My Microphone: Stadium USBMIC1 (...
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What causes an imported audio CD file to have silent gaps?

I used Audacity to import an audio file from a CD and I see that the file has numerous silent gaps in it. Are these gaps from the original CD?
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Any way to find out the sample rate, etc. of a .VOX file?

I'm unfamiliar with .VOX files, and I've come across one that I'd like to try and unpack; however, I'm unsure the sample rate and other specifics needed to decode it. I've fiddled around with some ....
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Audio interface question - number of inputs needed?

I m new to sound recording and I want to be able to record the following: a digital piano (2 line outs) condenser microphone I m looking into the Safire 2i2 Are there enough inputs on this thing? ...
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What's the difference between 3 pin, 4 pin, and 5 pin XLR intercom headsets?

I'm looking for new headsets for an old Clear-com intercom system in a community theatre. All the plugs in the walls for the system are 3-pin XLR, but shopping around I can't find anything but 4 and 5 ...
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Automated process to seamlessly loop music

I always loop audio tracks for my daily vlog. It's like audio track is 3 minutes but I make this audio like 20 minutes. I just find one point near the beginning that also appears near the end. Then ...
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Is there a sound quality difference between RCA (analog) and optical (digital) connections?

All other things being equal, if there's an option for connecting two components using RCA cabling or connecting the same two components using an optical cable, is there any reason to prefer one ...
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Is DSD actually practical or just theoretical

From what ive read on the internet and on google, DSD is able to capture sound at 1 bit. From what i understand, this is essentially a way to capture audio at the most atomic level?? I'm not an ...
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Does a 64 OHMS Headphones require an amplifier? [closed]

I recently bought a pair of HD7 from Presonus (https://www.presonus.com/products/HD7) which are 2 x 32 ohms headphones. They sound good but not as good as I though they would. Would that be due to ...
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What is causing this audio glitch during recording?

I have recorded some voice over using a condensor mic and the Presonus AudioBox iTwo (2-channel interface) into Logic X. The problem is that have found some random pops/clicks in the recordings. It ...
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How do I amplify a WAV file without adding distortion?

I have a wav file that the subject is whispering in, how do I amplify without distortion? I have tried using Audacity, made it slightly better but audio still too low. Thanks
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Audio callback and multiple threads

Given that real time inputs(low latency, say 96000khz SR and 128 "byte"(generally are these actually bytes or frames?) is about 1ms to process the input) must be processed quickly, I can't see how ...
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Why do YouTube Converters use MP3? [closed]

So youtube-dl shows that YouTube only uses Opus, m4a and vorbis containers. So how do these YouTube to MP3 converters get the MP3 then? Do they transcode from a lossy format? Isn't it better to get ...
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How do i take the arpeggiated midi and get the notes/rhythms being played in logic pro?

I arpeggiated a bass line in logic using the smart tools. I want it to show me the score for what's being played but it only shows me the chords at the moment.
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Is there a way to split audio?

I have two separate mono speakers. Is there a way to split the output from my computer into two 3.5mm jacks, one being the left channel and the other being the right? Also, I have a SoundBlasterX AE5, ...
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Why don't speakers sound as good as instruments

In audiophile communities you often see a crazy amount of tweaking and gear designed around sound, but I'm curious on a technical level, are there known reasons why speakers don't sound as good as a ...

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