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How to power-off digital mixer to power off safely

Is it true that I can just power off a digital mixer (such as the Pioneer RX2) without some process? Since it has a built-in computer I would expect a shutdown process instead of just immediate power ...
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Power supply for guitar effects

I recently bought a few guitar effects, and now i want to get myself a good power supply for all of them. I've read about different parameters and i understand most of them, however what i want to ...
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Speak - amplifier wattage matching

Is there any rule-of-thumb for choosing amplifier wattage for the given speakers wattage? Say I have speakers, 100 W (maximum input power) / 6 Ohm each. Is it ok to match them with 44 W (minimum ...
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Are there specific settings to focus on when wanting to create a talking sound?

I have been watching plenty of tutorial videos on creating sounds and instruments for electronic music, but I could not find anything about what to focus on if you want to create a talking sound/...
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Using a graphic equaliser for open loop current control [closed]

Using a graphic equaliser for open loop current control. I was going to set up a sound system using the following method: 1) Use a RMS current measurement probe to measure the current to the ...
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How to fix my grado headphones?

Not sure if this is the right forum- I was initially thinking electronics.stackexchange, but I have a feeling this is more specific to this forum. My trusty old SR80s have served me well, and still ...
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Differentiate LIVE(REAL) and RECORDED voice [closed]

I am working on a project in which the system has to allow only the right person to access the vault. How can I make the system to understand and differentiate a recorded voice and a real human's ...
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Electrical engineering for sound designers

I've come from a background of education in sound design that was focused mainly on the creative applications of sound within media. More and more, I've found myself intrigued by the trades and skills ...
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How do I find a PROM chip for a Roland D20?

I'm looking for the u16 prom chip for CPU board of a Roland D20, would anybody have any idea where i can get one?
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What is this block diagram symbol?

I'm trying to figure out which jacks on my PA amp are shielded and which aren't. To this end, I was looking at the block diagram in the manual. I'm new to reading block diagrams, but it's obviously a ...
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What causes a buzzing that goes away when I touch the jack?

I'm sure this is a "ground" issue, but I'd really like to better understand what's going on. I have a bass guitar plugged into the "instrument input" on my interface (ART TubeFire 8). When I monitor ...
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Wait to unplug with phantom power

When I use a mixer (Behringer 4-track), the instructions say to wait about ~30 seconds after turning off the phantom power before unplugging anything. They say not doing that could damage the ...
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How does sending MIDI over USB compare to using a dedicated MIDI interface?

Is there an informed comparison between sending MIDI over USB versus directly from a MIDI interface on a PC expansion card - would a MIDI interface on a sound card provide some useful system ...
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Carver amp/receiver speaker problem

I have a Carver amp/receiver withy phono, cd and tape inputs, two sets of speakers A and B. From time to time the right speakers (or the left) will simply go out. What is wrong?
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MAX/MSP vs Cubase

I am interested about sound synthesis and music production. I came across max/msp and cubase and they seem to be the de facto standards in this field. I would like to have some recommendation about ...
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How do below-freezing temperatures affect audio equipment?

I now have an attic to use for studio space. We've spent some time taping down noisy windows and sweeping and vacuuming, putting some pieces of carpet down, and we did some sound checks today. While ...
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Fixing low-frequency hum in an undersaddle acoustic guitar pickup

I have an acoustic guitar - a Cort MR750 dreadnought, from about 1998 - with a Fishman pickup system that came pre-installed in the guitar. I haven't been able to identify the type of pickup or preamp,...
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How do you use gain effectively?

Have read a few descriptions and understand basically what gain is, but I am quite the novice with audio work. I've never heard gain or it's usage described by those who are really familiar with it ...
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Furman Power Conditioners: Good/safe to use as a surge protector?

I currently have a fairly simple studio setup here consisting of a Presonus Firepod, a Blue Robbie Tube-Mic Preamp, and a Furman M-8 Power Conditioner. As far as power is concerned, I essentially have ...
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Headphone amp sliders are making noise. Worth fixing or not?

I recently replaced my interface (that had two headphone jacks and volume pots) with a new interface that only has one of each. My next move was to pull my 13-year-old Rolls HA-43 headphone amp out of ...
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Amplifier Circuitry

I have in my bench a couple of BlueSky satellites (Mk1 of their pm3 THX certified series) that constantly blow BOTH transistors :S. I'm not really sure how to even start looking for the problem ...
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What is impedance and why do I care when buying a microphone?

I've been researching some mics and aside from reviews I've been looking at the specs. I'm not sure I understand what impedance is and why I care about it when purchasing a mic.
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Does headphone impedance make any difference except for volume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the effect of impedance on headphone sound quality? Does headphone impedance make any difference except for volume?
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What is a balanced input / output?

What does it mean when an input or output is balanced?
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Opposite of a Y-cable

I recently asked a question about monitoring two recorders with one pair of headphones. I have been struggling like crazy figuring out a solution that will work in the time frame I have (short as heck)...
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Computers vs. handmade equipment

After building performance patches with MAX/MSP for a fair while I picked up Nicolas Collins fantastic book "Handmade Electronic Music" and was surprised how fun, liberating and simple it was to build ...