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Features suitable for a home studio microphone

In an untreated room, so we are talking about a very normal home studio without particular sound-absorbing panels or soundproof walls, what is the most important technical specification to take into ...
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Why does acoustic foam control reverb but not stop sound from leaving or entering a room?

Acoustic foam, e.g. made of polyether or polyester, with a thickness of 2–3 inch, is often used to control reverb and enhance acoustics. It works through absorption of sound, and the foam’s absorption ...
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How do I connect active speakers

I have a pair of Mackie MR524. I would like to use them with my laptop and tablet. To simply plug in my tablet or phone without an interface what cables do I require? I have RCA, XLR to 3.5mm XLR to ...
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Behringer Euphoria UMC404HD damaged after connecting iRig2

Context I was trying to send audio from my interface to clubhouse through my phone and I think I fried some parts of interface through the process. I have a Behringer UMC 404HD interface, a bunch of ...
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Recording acoustic guitar with Dynamic and condeser at same time

It's possible or a bad idea to use a condenser mic and a dynamic mic simultaneously to get body details with the condenser and neck Brightness with the dynamic? There will be seriuos phase issues? ...
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If carpets are bad for recording room treatment, what about curtains?

I am preparing a home recording studio and considered carpets and drapes, two low-cost and easy additions repurpose a room. I read in multiple places that carpets are bad for room treatment, for ...
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Setting up Home Studio, need advise on setup

I am setting up my home studio (I am mainly a music producer, produce hip hop / trap beats). My present setup is as shown in image 3 which is not giving me the perfect results. I have 2 ideas that is ...
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What's the best way to make my practice room sound better?

I have a practice space in my garage (20' x 20'). It has a Cement floor that I have covered with a few area rugs. I have a drum set, bass, guitar, pa... Initially the drums sounded awful. Lots of ...
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Thoughts on mics for recording vocals

I was keen to buy a mic for recordings. I have shortlisted two of them - Shure SM58 AT 2020 I have heard people say that condenser mics are mostly used for vocals. I wanted to buy At 2020, but the ...
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Unknown polar pattern on bought MXL 990 mic

I just got MXL 990 Heritage Edition, for recording guitar and vocals. However, when opening the box I saw the polar pattern on the box. It's something like this. It doesn't fully resemble a cardioid ...
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How To Automatically Set ALL Note Velocity for MIDI Files in FL Studio?

i am new in sound design and home audio production, right now i am playing with FL Studio. I know i can change note velocity for imported Midi files in FL Studio, one note by one note. But, how i can ...
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What is causing static while I am recording?

I am fairly new to recording and I am having an issue. I am using an AKG c214 Microphone, a Focusrite 2i4 interface, and running Fl studio. I am getting a static/robotic sound when recording or ...
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White noise on audio interface

I am trying to record using and audio interface into my PC. When the mic gain, on the interface, is turned up beyond half way I get this irritating white noise, even if there's no mic plugged in. ...
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Looking for a small mixer with jacks on the BACK

Most small mixers (Yamaha MG10X, Mackie Mix8) have the connectors on top. I am trying to fit my home studio into a small desk, and it would be nice not to have to leave that much vertical space over ...
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Monitor speakers and distance from the walls

I got some monitor speakers for my studio (Yamaha HS8), but they seems to sound better if I keep them 4 or 5 feet from the walls. When I move them near the walls they don't sound equally good. Does ...
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"Super W" neoprene pads for electronic drum decoupling platform?

I am looking to build a platform for my electronic drums to decouple vibrations (mostly from the kick) to the building structure. The 'tennis ball' platform is a recommended DIY solution often found ...
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Mixing question about headphones

I mix using headphones, Samson SR850s, cheap but sounds good. Now, do I ever need studio monitors if I can mix on Headphones and play on normal speakers, hand free and mobile phone for reference?
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Looking for a recording/mixing workstation

There's thousands of recorders, mixers, DAW, multitracks (digital or analogical), interfaces, XLR... I am confused as a newcomer to the field. I see too much buttons and stuff on this gisms. I am ...
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DI box : which is more versatile, active or passive?

There are several questions here and on the Internet about what are DI boxes and what is the difference between active and passive. But I often end up reading things like "passive for active pickups ...
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I'm getting an annoying whining noise over my monitors from of my optical mouse. How do I get rid of it?

I've been getting an annoying whining noise over my studio monitors due to my optical mouse. As I move the mouse the pitch of the whine changes, particularly when I change the angle at which its ...
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What are the advantages of a condenser mic for recording vocals?

Or it's better to buy a dynamic microphone? I heard that condenser mics is too sensitive and there will be a lot of noises on the record. Is that statement true?
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What are some good in-depth resources for learning Sound Design?

I have searched the whole net millions of times to find some useful up to date resources regarding Sound Engineering. I am looking for some practical resources for self studying Sound Engineering. ...
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what is best subwoofer for the genelec 8030b speakers?

I want to buy the Genelec 8030B speakers. But most reviews tell me the bass is a bit underwelming. So many suggested buying a subwoofer... I thought of buying a genelec subwoofer, but there 2 ...
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Home Studio Echo Problem

I've got a room 5x4x2,5 m set up for a Home Studio. Before it was a much larger room that I made smaller by using plasterboard with insulating material. Now in the room I've got some forniture on ...
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Buzzing (humming) sound in the speakers (ground loop)

Very often, when I connect my pre-amplified speakers to some peripherals such as a computer and a mixer, I get a very annoying buzzing sound in the speakers. The volume of this noise is rather ...
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Need help with my ''studio setup'' (from a hobby perspective)

English isn't my first language so please excuse any errors :) I was mainly thinking of getting myself a studio setup, because i mainly produce house/EDM music etc, but i do play piano aswell (i do ...
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Bose Home-theater selection [closed]

I am trying to decide which of Bose home theater system is good for our living room. We have low sealing big living room (not huge) and 50 inch TV. Please let me know. just fyi we got two infant ...
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Speaker Monitors for sound film [closed]

well... I have seen some threads about this subject. but they are pretty old. so i would like to hear some new advices. I´m trying to build up the best "home studio" I can afford for editing, small ...
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Audio/Video lag when playing through M-Audio Fast Track Pro

I have an M-Audio Fast Track Pro (MAFTP) running on a Windows 7 64-bit OS with an 3.4 GHz i-3 processor and 8 Gb of RAM. Yet usually when I run any sort of audio through the MAFTP I get serious lag ...
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Want to record multi track at home pc

How i can record multi track using my home pc?? i want to record each track individually so i can edit effects on each track as neccessity. which hardware or/and software require to complete this ...
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Monitors and Audio Interface

I'm getting 2 KRK monitors and I know that the quality of the sound it's a lot better if you are using a audio interface, but my question is, would matter the computer that I have? I mean, would my ...
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Basic all digital mixing and audio interface home recording solution

Im a non pro electric and accoustic guitarist. I play together with my son on drums and my daughter on digital piano. Ive had some past digital recording experience going back 10ish years but havent ...
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Difference between internal sound card and Audio interface in simple setups

A set up consists of a single instrument that is guitar and a recording software like pro tools along with amplitube as the guitar effects. Is there a difference between using the internal mac sound ...
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Pre-amp/Mixer or USB Interface for vocals?

I am a newbie to studio recording (voice artist) . I have decided to purchase a condenser mic for my recording (audiotechnica). However, I am confused as to whether I should purchase a Pre-amp/Mixer ...
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cheap hand held sound meter vs smartphone app

For learning purposes i want to play around with a sound meter. Are the smartphone sound meter apps (have a droid 2) that accurate? Is a $30 hand held sound meter usually going to be more accurate?
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Prolems with mxl 770

I'm a voice actor and I'm trying to record a few tidbits. Now I'm just doing this in my apartment, but it's pretty quiet in here and all of my fans and such are off. When I plug up headphones directly ...
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Help setting up mixer and headphone amp

I could really use some help, I have a Behringer MINIMIX MIX800, Behringer MINIAMP AMP800, Audio-Technica BPHS1 Headphone Mic, running Windows 8.1. with a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio, a ...
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Home recording, how to isolate non-constant street car noise?

I moved into this 2 BR apartment on the 5th floor in a building residing in a main street (didn't think about it when I got it ), and even at night (even after 1-3 AM) there's always a car or a truck ...
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Planning a simple setup for recording violin

I am an amateur violinist. I would like to start to record my playing, doing the recording myself. I will be playing and recording classical, eastern European folk and Jazz. I would like your help in ...
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What are good alternatives to studio foam for a home studio?

I have built a vocal booth for my own studio and plan to line it with acoustic studio foam (a.k.a., "egg-crate foam"). However, acoustic foam is very expensive (http://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Foam-1-1-...
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Is it possible to create a soundproof studio in an apartment?

I have a 70 square meters building apartment, and two pretty decent rooms i could use as a studio. Is it possible to soundproof that good that it's possible to play drums and amplified guitars without ...
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Can't get rid of this humming noise in recordings

I have a brand new Blue Yeti USB microphone on a shock mount attached to a boom - no vibration noise possibilities in this setup. I have tested this in a dead silent enclosed room using a Macbook Pro ...
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How to choose a used Roland TR808?

I've been scanning the net for a used TR808 and 2 cheap Icould find are from ebay in the UK and also one from leboncoin in France. I live in Stockholm Sweden and there is no used TR808 for sale in ...
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How do you properly place studio monitors cheaply?

I currently have my monitors sitting on foam but they are not at ear level. I am looking for ways to improve their positioning without spending a fortune on something like an IsoAcoustic stand. I ...
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Owens Corning vs Cotton Batts

Hello all! I am looking to build some acoustic panels and a small sound booth. At first I thought about buying Owens Corning but am unsure about how safe it is. I would be installing them in my home ...
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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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How to transfer records from cassettes to the computer?

I have a walkman with a lot of cassettes (TDK D-C60 cassette) - some of the records that I made back in 80's - can anyone, please, recommend a software for transferring all those records from ...
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How much would I need to spend on a condenser microphone to get a reliable professional vocal sound?

I realise the question is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string, but consider my scenario. I have a Berringer B1, which cost about €80 I think. I know that I can get a good vocal sound from ...
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How should I start recording my band?

For a while now I have been playing music with some of my friends. The style like a mix of Zepplin and The Strokes. Now we'd like to start recording, but I don't know how to go about things. I bought ...
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What level are speakers supposed to be calibrated at?

I thought I remembered reading somewhere that when setting up a home theater system, you were supposed to play a track at -12db and bring the volume up to about 80db. That was supposed to help with ...
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