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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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Truck Public Address System, Upgrade Questions

This is my first Stack Exchange post ! Hopefully I'm doing this right Anyway -- My truck has a public address (PA) system that is used for volunteering for events at a nearby venue PA System Model: ...
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In what order should I change the various volume knobs in my setup to change the volume of what I'm hearing?

So, say I'm recording an electric guitar using some software on my PC. I have the guitar and some headphones plugged into a recording box (specifically, Behringer U-Phoria) and that box plugged into a ...
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Source localization on a laptop

I have been trying to achieve sound source localization for a long time with two mics using the ITD method and have gone through various articles on the net. I want to know if its possible to ...
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Basic audio switch for one output and two inputs

I have no experience with audio hardware so I'm asking here. I'm looking for a device that allows me to connect one output device and two input devices with 3,5mm audio jacks. The goal is to connect ...
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Emulating StarWars X-Wing Recv Communications Effect

I'm curious the best method to mock the effect used in the voice communications of the X-Wing and other ships that were garbled when received, There is some kind of modulation going on if I'm not ...
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What is the best way to change the voice from male to female (instantly)?

There are some software solutions as well as vocal performers. Anyway, it is unclear if vocal performer can produce any effect which would be impossible to get using software (if it modifies sound in ...
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Hardware recommendations to record two separate tracks but keep them in sync over long session? (1st from local microphone + 2nd incoming from Skype)

Situation: I'm teaching language lessons over Skype I'm recording "demonstration" sessions The basic pattern is: (1) - the teacher gives a prompt (2) - then the student thinks for a second ...
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furman power conditioner stuck in delay 1 flashing mode

Background: We have 2 furman power conditioners/sequencers (ps-8r) that, from what I am told, talk to each other. Recently, the remote ps-8r stopped working properly. It seems to be stuck at "Delay ...
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Built-in Line Output to Interface Line Input on a Mac

How can I play audio on a Mac (10.11) in a 3d party software instrument (eg. Arturia Synth), piping it through the built-in line out, into an analog effects pedal, then record that as an input through ...
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ART USB interface + Mac connection stops working after a while

I'm using a ART USB Dual Pre with a MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5 set up pretty much like described in the user manual, with a microphone plugged into to one of the XLR inputs, the USB hooked ...
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Decibel specification for audio equipment

I came to something a little confusing while learning EQ techniques... this might be quite simple to some of you... 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0, -1 dB) i read that this means the level 1kHz (1000 Hz) is ...
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How much sound quality will I lose using a headphone which works only with frequencies above 80Hz? [closed]

I don't mean like... voice messages, but, music! Specially blues, metal and rock which tend to have lower pitch tones.
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M/S-stereo signal to mono (for monitoring)

I'm recording in M/S-stereo for radio documentaries and would like to monitor only the M-signal (where the talking usually takes place) in my headphones. Therefore I wonder if I can use a plug like ...
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Hardware FM synthesizer similar to DX-7?

I'm looking for a FM synthesizer (either keyboard or rack) that is similar to the Yamaha DX-7, but more modern and that would include the following features: Musical patches based on modulation ...
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Can anyone identify the source of these recording artifacts?

I have a setup with a pair of high-frequency (200k) ultrasonic microphones which I am trying to run from a Raspberry Pi Zero. The microphones are attached to a USB hub, and both the hub and the Pi ...
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What are mixers that balance multiple inputs and outputs called? [closed]

Im looking for a mixer that allow me to balance 2 input for 2 distinct outputs. What are these mixers called?
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Parametric speakers have not replaced headphones; why? [closed]

I hope this isn't off topic; any feedback is appreciated. I was wondering what the next thing would be after bluetooth headphones. It would have to be a device that would make sound only you could ...
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Recording stereo audio on an iPhone using an adapter

I'm looking to have a highly portable setup for binaural field recordings, and since I take my phone everywhere, it would be nice to use my iPhone as a recorder. It isn't possible to have stereo mic ...
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Upgrading existing audio hardware

I have an existing home setup and I'm beginning to reach the limit of my hardware. I have a powerful Windows 10 laptop (i7 processor) which I use to run my DAW. I use Sonar X2 from Cakewalk. I have a ...
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Hardware audio decoding on Windows?

I have been asked to decode audio using hardware on windows in a way that it works on most windows computers. Is that possible? because every search on hardware audio decoding only returns hardware ...
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Recording with an old laptop: how do DAWs use memory vs cores?

I have an old computer setup as follows: IBM Thinkpad T42 (single-core Pentium M 1.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM) Windows XP and Pro Tools 7.3 (Or maybe Reaper 3.5) with Digidesign MBox 2 device Is this good ...
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Connecting analogue mixer console to FL studio

I am to help edit audio in a live performance in which 10 microphones will be used but my audio interface only supports 2 microphones. I have an analogue mixer console that supports more than 10 ...
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Recognition of timing information by sound device

Let's say I am using DAW soft with MIDI keyboard. When I start real time recording mode and press the key, then the timing and velocity information is recorded to some file or memory. Another ...
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Building a flexible, multi-channel setup with direct monitoring on a low budget

I currently have a very simple setup for recording vocals on top of pre recorded backing tracks using the Blue Yeti USB Microphone. The mic provides a headphone jack which lets me play the backing ...
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Latency optimization (DAC?)

My Ableton shows that I have input and output latency = 11.6ms, so in total it's 23.2 ms. I think it's too much. I'm using Focusrite Saffire 6 (usb 1.1) and I wonder if I should but sth with 2.0 usb......
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Why software's reverbs algorithms never sound the same as their hardware's original?

I hear hardware units algorithm sounding far better than their software reproduction, more precise, accurate, dense and linear. listen this video I know many units run fixed point CPU against the ...
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How to assign samples to key groups with Akai S2800i

I just picked up an Akai S2800i, but cannot find the manual for it (or S3000) online. I'm hoping that someone can direct me on how to assign samples to key groups in the Akai S3000. Thanks.
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Wiring an XLR 1/4" jack combo wall box to a single cable (Neutrik ncj6fi-s)

I purchased one of these sockets for my home studio and I need some advice wiring it up. I purchased a balanced cable XLR > 1/4" jack, cut the XLR end off and wired it up like this: I have limited ...
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programming for sound design and music

Does someone have any names of softwares/gears related to sound that allow scripting or/and programming. my list for the moment: Software - Language - Purpose: Ableton Live - ClyphX, Max/MSP - Clip ...
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Is homemade noise cancelling possible using existing hardware and included software/filters?

I'd like to create a higher tech noise cancellation machine (possibly with added white noise) for a room to reduce the sound of snoring from the next room over. I was thinking that by placing a mic, ...
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What interface should I choose to extend Yamaha LS9-32 outputs?

I need more outputs on Yamaha LS9-32 so I am looking for an interface to extend outputs via ADAT output. I have MY16-AT card in it.
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How to set up multiple analog interfaces to a single sound device

Pre note: Complete beginner talking here. I have been DJ'ing for a while, using a traktor s4 combined with traktor 2 software. Mixing is fun, but I like to do more with music. A while ago I decided ...
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Compatibility between Yamaha FC3 sustain pedal and M-Audio 88 II keyboard

Does a Yamaha FC3 sustain pedal work with a M-Audio Keystation 88 II keyboard controller?
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What is the solution for a 30 analog outputs sound card?

I'm looking for a setup with 30 analog outputs sound card. For now the only product I can see is the Motu 24io (2 of them), which seems to be out of date. Any idea of another hardware?
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Splitting up multiple inputs on one soundcard

I record audio on my PC from a couple sources and have tried to improve my setup over the last two years with no results so far. An example: I have a game's audio, my mic's audio and Skype or TS ...
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Does professional quality stereo to mono conversion require a special adapter

I know this is going to sound like a really stupid question, but here it goes... I have dual mono 1/4" jacks for the main output from my soundboard. I currently, only have the left side being sent ...
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What is the name for an audio splitter that mutes one output if the other is connected?

I am trying to find a device for which I don't know the name. Please help me find the name based on the following function functional description: It should be an audio splitter (e.g. one input I, ...
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Multiple audio sources to monitoring speakers

I bought a mixer (Alesis MultiMix 4) thinking I would be able to connect multiple stereo audio sources (jack or mini jack) , adjust their level which each knob and output everything on a pair of ...
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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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Is multi-threading important for DAWs?

I read an anandtech review of AMD's 8 core Vishera CPUs (sorry could not find the exact review) a little while ago which benchmarked them against intel's CPUs of similar power\cost. According to ...
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Which gear to use to get dark and ambient techno / house sounds?

I've put together some hardware that I like and use for my productions that can resemble 80s house and techno pretty good with my setup which is a Roland TR-909, a Roland TR-808, a Roland Juno 106, a ...
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Stereo to mono Jack!

My mixing desk only supports stereo outputs. To connect a mono grotbox i need a mono signal. Is there an Adapter or cable that feeds the two stereo signals in one mono Jack or xlr?
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A very good 2 tracks sound card?

I own a very interesting TL Audio Fat Track with 2 tube preamp channels. I would like to use it to record and monitor the two tracks on my computer, using MixBus. I record mainly acoustic music, with ...
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Digital Mixing Consoles

I am searching for a Digital Mixing console with inbuilt Converter and inbuilt Reverb FX. Roght now i found this one http://www.thomann.de/gb/presonus_studiolive_1602.htm. What is your experience ...
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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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Exporting sounds - is it done by processor alone?

WHen you get to the point of exporting the sound into a WAV or an MP3, does it involve the machine's sound card in the rendering of the sound into file? I would guess that the CPU handles the export ...
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Which external DAC to use with igrados headphones?

I have igrados for listening to music from my ipod-touch/nexus 4, and I'm considering buying an external DAC to improve the sound quality if possible. Since igrados are very entry level and not very ...
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Is it safe to connect 2 players to a single pair of headphones using Y splitter?

I would like to connect 2 devices (player and tablet) to my headphones; would it be safe to do so using a simple Y splitter? (Two male 3.5 mm connectors would to go both devices and one female 3.5 ...
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Emu E6400 Ultra crosstalk/left and right channels bleeding into each other

when resampling, I get crosstalk/left and right channels bleeding into each other during auditioning the sounds when the "monitor on" is selected on the emu...Especially when you crank up the ADC gain,...