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What is the likely cause of intermittent channel loss in Behringer mixer

My Behringer Eurorack MX2004A occasionally ceases to transmit signal from one or more of its input channels to headphones or to main out. I would like to try to figure out why to see if it is ...
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Computer in the next room

My computer is quite noisy. What is the best way of putting it in a different room? Right now I have two HD monitors and a usb audio interface, but I'd like to be future proof.
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Pro Tools Hardware in the Home Studio

What do you use in your home studios for Pro Tools hardware? Some people seem to just want to use the hardware as a dongle, others need better D/A converters, yet others need Pro Tools-oriented ...
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What is the difference in controlling volume through the software application, the system, and hardware?

I remember reading somewhere that controlling volume through hardware was "better" than controlling through software. This begs a couple of more specific questions to me as someone who uses ...
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Should i upgrade my Microphone or my Interface first? [closed]

Good Day, Im searching for my next upgrade in Hardware. At the moment i am working with: Steinberg UR MKII (Audio Interface) Rode NT1A (Microphone) KRK RP5 G4 (Monitors) My Room is sound-treated. As i ...
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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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A trip down your DAW memory lane

This could lead to some very long posts, but here goes anyways... I got into a conversation with the guys at work about the old DAWs they used to use, what's changed, what they miss, and what's ...
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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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Recording sound on an iPhone

I need a colleague to do some recordings for voice-over publication and because of confinement I cannot give them my material, nor can they go to a studio. They have an iPhone 7 and recording on it ...
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MXL 990 Mic, UR22-MKII sudden breakdown

I was using my Steinberg UR22-MKII, MXL 990 setup for 4-5 months without any problems. But today, suddenly when the mic was connected (and working), the mic suddenly stopped giving output. I couldn't ...
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What microphones setup is suitable to record both a moving speaker and questions from the audience?

I am trying to improve the sound quality for following situation: - the speaker stand in front of a 20-30 people crowd. - the speaker moves around in front of the audience - the speaker writes from ...
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3.5mm Audio Jack - No Black Insulating Ring [closed]

The 3.5 mm audio jack on my headphones (Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 32 Ohms) got bent but I straightened it and it was working. The problem is that now I have to turn the jack around in the 3.5mm plug to ...
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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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Which USB Audio Interface or USB Mixer represents each port or stereo pair as its own device in Windows Sound settings?

I want to make clear that I do not plan to use a DAW, if such a device exist This questions spawns from another post I made where I learned that these devices are dependent on how the drivers are made....
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Difference between microphone and line in inputs?

Just something I've always wondered—most sound cards have both a line in and a microphone, and I've never been able to tell the difference between anything recorded with them. Lately I've seen cards ...
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How can I combine two sources of audio into one set of headphones?

I am using my PreSonus AUDIOBOX 96 and Facetime in my computer to record a podcast. My current setup is: mic to AUDIOBOX and Soundflower to record audio from my computer. I don't have problems ...
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Minimum hardware required for headphones monitoring?

One reason I use DT-770's is for their sound isolation. However this sometimes works against me when I need to be hearing my own voice in addition to whatever is normally coming in through the ...
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Looking For 1/4" stereo -> dual L or R mono

I'm looking for a cable that splits a single stereo 1/4" to two separate mono outputs (also 1/4"), one left and the other right. Do you know of one? The only thing I can find online mixes the stereo ...
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Does installation of the OS/DAW on a slower hard drive affect its processing speed?

I am going to build a new PC from scratch and saw on some Youtube tutorials, that people are installing their OS (operating system) and DAW (digital audio workstation) on slower hard drives. They do ...
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How (do you) use Kyma?

I'm deeply interesting in purchasing a Pacarana. I use Max/MSP a lot, and while that's super powerful for tool creation, it's also super difficult to get something to sound awesome. Oh, yeah, and ...
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Are there shallow rack cases or bags?

I'm looking for a portable 4RU rack case or bag with less than 8 inches depth. Everything I look at seems to be over a foot deep which makes plugging things in the back a bit of a hassle. Does such ...
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Power supply for single Eurorack module

I am new to Eurorack modules and I ordered a Pittsburgh Lifeforms Percussion Sequencer (https://pittsburghmodular.com/store/lifeforms-percussion-sequencer). I read the online manual before ordering ...
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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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What are the disadvantages of parametric speakers? [closed]

I was doing some research about Sound from Ultrasound. In short, this beams two inaudible ultrasound waves at your ear, which interfere with each other after hitting a solid (like you) to create an ...
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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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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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How do I generate a chord (one bit)?

for a project, I am trying to generate a sound by directly accessing a loudspeaker. I can send a one-bit signal to the speaker and I know how to generate simple sounds by controlling the frequency (...
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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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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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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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How to connect Alesis MMT-8 to Roland TR-909 with Cubase and Samson Graphite 49

I want to connect Alesis MMT-8 to Roland TR-909 via MIDI. Carefully studying the manuals, I try to record what is pressed on the TR-909 by recording with the MMT8 and pressing instrument keys on the ...
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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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How to connect two (2) MIDI devices to an Audio Interface with only one (1) MIDI In port?

I have one large keyboard (Roland KR-370 [MIDI IN/OUT]) and a small one with pitch/mod wheel (microKorg [MIDI IN/OUT/THRU) and I'm trying to connect them to my Audio Interface (MOTU Traveler [MIDI IN/...
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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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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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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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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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Protools 10 what is a 32-bit floating point about?

Today I started a course on protools 10, there are a few things I just can't get my head around. What exactly is a 32 bit floating point? I understand there are 6 Db between each bit (i.e 16 bit= ...
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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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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 ...