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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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Is there some system to convert 5.1 audio to binaural audio for headphones? [duplicate]

I wish to plug something on my tv (optic output?) to listen 5.1 Netflix audio on headphones with binaural techniques. Do you have some suggestion ? I would like to look for equipment options that ...
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Do I need a studio Headphones from beginning?

I am completely new to electronic music production. But recently started watching some good YouTube videos and reading a lot about it. I am planning to get my hands on some DAW and start making ...
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What microphone should I use to record therapy sessions?

I need to know what would be the best type of microphone (and cheapest) that could record a therapy session (2-4 people) in a medium-sized room. The only "rule" is that the microphone has to be able ...
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Should I sell this awesome equipment?

I bet any music-lover / audiophiile knows this one. You own or find or get a great piece of audio equipment, be it speakers, a huge old tube amp, old mixing desk, vintage headphones, etc. for which ...
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Studio Package vs Self-Assembled Studio

I enjoy producing house music using my computer. However, I am looking to upgrade to a budget home-studio; mainly because I am interested in recording vocals. I am aware that I require various ...
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What equipment and software do I need to make ricochets please?

I’m a total newbie, and would appreciate any help in choice of equipment/software etc Firstly, I need to replicate ricochet sounds, from different angles, coming towards, across and away from the ...
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Audacity Recording volume too low

I've been using an AT2020 USB directly into my 2015 macbook Pro retina and recording in Audacity. I recently wanted to upgrade to a nicer mic. Every mic I try, the volume is super low. Increasing the ...
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can you help me identify the vintage synths used in this opening of the pilot episode of Dino Riders

the brass sounds at 1:03 into the timeline, are they dx7/roland d-50, synclavier, or maybe fairlight...I recall these sounds from "The Return Of The Living Dead" scenes...any info helps, cheers.
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How do I properly test an analogue desk?

We have a 24 channel analogue desk, and I want to ensure that all the sends and inputs work consistently and soak for a long time. I also have a few other boxes that I need to test, as we have an ...
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Drum shielding: Budget solution for back screen — what materials will absorb high frequency well and are cheap?

I would like to build a back-screen for a drum kit (highly reflective stage etc.) Currently I'm thinking of 6 2'x6' panel screen for the back, and I'm currently got a few materials suggested involving:...
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What is the size and name of mic input nut?

In the below picture is the mic input missing a nut. Does anyone know the size and name of such a nut?
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Rechargeable Batteries [duplicate]

Was looking for any good recommendations on reliable power/battery solutions. Working on set, Location Sound and other equipment can soup up the power as many of you may know. I've tried the 15min ...
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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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Home studio set up ideas

I am looking to build a better home studio than what I currently have. At the moment I am plugging a phantom powered mixer straight into the microphone jack in my Windows PC. I then use a condenser ...
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Equipment and software recomendations for VO studio

So this is a somewhat hypothetical question. I am possibly partnering with someone who is interested in getting a VO room and Control Room going. We collectively agree on charging a rate in the area ...
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What's the difference between consumer and pro audio music equipment?

Besides that pro audio equipment is bigger and louder, requires cooling fans, is more rugged, might have different connections, etc. What's are the practical difference between consumer audio and pro ...
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What (affordable) precautions can I take to protect DJ equipment when using a generator?

I'm hosting an outdoor party and want to protect our DJ's equipment. We have a 5000 watt generator that is pretty consistent and will far exceed our power needs. I can't afford the battery bank/...
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How to connect tops and bass bins

I'm DJing all kinds of parties, house parties, and events the last year or so. I have a set of Prosound 500w passive tops and a Prosound 1600w amp. Not great but does the trick. I'm using a Numark ...
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Components of a Basic DJ Setup

I want to play music from my MacBook or Thinkpad. I have high quality mp3s that I can play. I imagine, I need the following equipment: DJ Software Mixer Speakers Can I make this work, or will I ...
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Recording Vehicles passing at high speed: which type of microphone 4 the job?

I have been tasked to capture the sound of various vehicles racing past me at high speed on a circuit. My question is, what sort of microphone would you all recommend for the job? At the moment all ...
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Wall E Special Features - What is that pen pad controller Ben Burtt Uses?

Hello again everyone. So, I was recently re viewing Ben Burtt's Sound Design Special Features on the Wall E DVD and noticed he used a digital pen pad to manipulate some digital audio. I am highly ...
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Field hints and tips?

I have taken the plunge and bought a sound devices 788T with SSD and CL8. Also a M/S rig consisting of Senn. MKH40/30 combination. I would love any hints or tips re cabling, bags, tripods, stands.. ...
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PC builder for PT

I will soon be in the market for a new pc to run protools 10. Is there any good companies in the UK that build a PC for protools? Using the correct motherboard for PT and quiet power supply /tower etc....
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ZoomH4n - Some kind of an answer…

After recording again and being puzzled again by the levels on my Zoom H4n, I googled a bit and found this awesome handheld recorder shootout: "Noise floor of the on-board mics and mic-inputs - Zoom ...
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iPhone microphones, are they worth looking at [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this the Zoom killer? Hallo All I often find myself in a situation where I can hear a brilliant sound (when shopping, for example, or trawelling to work) but I do not have ...
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Labelling your stuff. What's your method?

I am making the transition into operating through an LLC of mine. I have been slowly going through all the stuff I have and making an inventory and replacement cost for insurance. With doing this I ...
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Finding Used Equipment

Hello folks. I am looking to do some major upgrades on my kit, specifically my microphone. I have been looking for a used Sanken CS-3e. However, beyond eBay, my search hasn't been fruitful. I was ...
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Your Dream Console.

Money is not an issue. What is the ideal mixing console you would prefer to use in your own studio? Think with ease of use, sound quality, compatibility with other studios, compatibility with Pro ...
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Anyone beta testing the nomad?

So I know this thread is on many other sites, specifically jwsound, but I would like to get the take from post audio minded people, not just production sound guys. I am looking at the Nomad 6 pretty ...
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Sontronics users?

Hi y'all. As many of you I'm trying to gather information on what mics to buy. I've spotted the Sontronics line of small condenser mics and they're insanely cheap. Too insane? Has anyone ever seen/...
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Astatic DN-HZ microphone

I have recently inherited an Astatic DN-HZ mic, it's on a stand with a grip trigger. It was used for a PA system back in the 50's. The frequency response on is pretty narrow, not a lot of low end, ...
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Sound Design Equipment

I did some research and thus far came up with the following list of purchases and would like your thoughts. My immediate budget is $1000-$1500. Phase 1 Purchase Tascam HD-P2 or Tascam DR-680 or ...
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tv series production [closed]

What are the microphones, cameras and mixers used in recording a television series?
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Field Recording Equipment

I am a Novice Sound Designer and would like to do field recording to build my own personal library of sounds. I am looking for some advise on which recording equipment and microphones I should ...
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Microphone Rehab / Reconditioning

I know I've read stories on here about some of you buying thrift store mics that you take in and get tweaked into great mics at amazing bargains. The 414 at work has been giving us some issues that ...
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What's the difference of versions of Sennheiser Headphones HD-25?

What's the difference of versions of Sennheiser Headphones HD-25? HD-25 BE (Basic Edition) HD-25 Sky HD-25-1 HD-25-1 II HD-25 SP HD-25 SP II HD-25 C II HD-25-13 HD-25-13 II I allready ask to ...
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any good sound designing memories through photos to share?

recently updated my teams devblog with some sound designing times for the minigame Fatous Olous we made for a big website! http://devblog.tsimpountiii.gr/sound-design-music-scoring/sound-designing-...
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Which bags you use?

Simple, which bags you use for caring your equipment and why?
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DIY Windscreen ideas?

Hi Guys I recently bought a matched pair of NT5s for field recording and was wondering if anyone has any ideas about how to reduce wind noise as Rode doesn't sell any dead cats or kittens catered for ...
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Anyone using a SD 702 with a SD mixer?

Just ordered a 702 for sfx recording and was wondering if anyone else finds it helpful to pair it with a mixer. It seems slightly unnecessary although I know it could be useful for certain ...
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Rock-solid telescoping mic boom arms?

I'm tired of using El Cheapo mic boom arms whose knobs don't keep the telescoping arms from rotating, whos knobs are hard to tighten and loosen, and generally possess poor quality control. For heavy ...
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Inboard or Outboard

Quick survey: How many tools do you use in the box and how many are actual pieces of rack gear? What type of mixboard do you have and do you still use volume/pan automation on it? I'm curious to ...
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Costs of Renting

Hi guys, I was wondering what the average cost of renting at 744 recorder, 442 mixer, a couple of wireless lavs and wireless transmitters. I'll be making some phone calls to ask around and I wanted to ...
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Who makes the quietest microphone?!

We're preparing to do an interior foley-type recording session that requires extremely low self-noise microphones. Schoeps? DPA? Earthworks? Your opinions are appreciated!
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Would you rather use flat headphones for monitoring?

Hey guys, If you cannot afford nearfield monitors yet and will work only using headphones, would you rather look for flat ones or it doesn't matter much? I'm afraid of, let's say, buy a headphone ...
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On the hunt for a new pair of ears

Hey. I'm looking for a new pair of lightweight and compact (ideally closed back) headphones for field recording as my DT100s are a little bulky and I'm not happy with the quality with any other pair ...
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In-line Pad Recommendation

I'm looking to get an in-line pad to have part of my gear, no specific needs. My main mic I would be using it with is the MKH 418s. I have a few questions: Does a cheaper pad add much noise to the ...
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Recommendations on hardware and software

Hi Thanks for another great forum. Really appreciate it! When delivering sfx for sound fx library companies like Sound-ideas, and Hollywood edge, and not being able to bring the material to a real ...
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Tripods/Grips for Handheld Recorders

Does anyone have some suggestions for a small and portable tripod or grip for a basic handheld field recorder with tripod mount? I'm mainly looking for something that will help reduce handling noise.....