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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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How do you decide how much to charge a client for Audio / Music jobs?

If you we're asked "How much do you charge for your Audio work?" (assuming that you can compose, record sequence, synth / sound design, mix and master), how do you come up with your price? What is a ...
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What quantity of hiss/muddiness should I expect give various studio setups?

I'm trying to get into home music recording of music that will now and then have some very quiet passages, quiet vocals, acoustic guitar--delicate stuff in addition to louder sections. My current ...
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A few questions about beginning to record

I have never recorded myself singing before. I have sung a couple times in weddings and in churches, but now I'd like to start recording myself singing at home. I want to start simple and then get ...
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Playing a channel whilst recording another in Sound Forge

Basically, I'm doing some recording in sound forge pro 10. I have 4 channels, 2 of which have the backing track on and the other 2 are to be recorded on. Is there any way that I can play the backing ...
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Home studio minimum setting and cost

What would be the minimum requirement neccessary for audio (music) home studio? And what would be the minimum cost? what software and hardware would you recommend?
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Improving audio quality of MIDI recording

I'm trying to connect my Yamaha Keyboard to my laptop through Midi to USB cable. But, I don't get a good result from that. One reason is that the sustaining is really awful, and another being the ...
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How do audio engineers (physically) treat rooms for studios?

Here's my problem: I live in a small apartment downtown São Paulo - it's noisy as it can be. Loud traffic, people screaming and buses circulating day and night. This was never a problem - I usually ...
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Is this sound card good enough?

We have a sound system with 6.1 channels (7.1 if we use two active speakers in addition to the sub-woofer.) We're going to use the optical SPDIF connection. Are some sound cards better than others if ...
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Cost-effective ways to start a home studio with Pro Tools?

What is the best way to purchase Pro tools and computer in order to run it? I am starting up in creating my own studio and based on your advice and other positive input from many other sources I want ...
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What gear do I need to start Home recording?

My dad is planning to build a home recording studio for him and his friends to use. Suggestions on recording gear and microphones? The instruments will most likely be: 2 x electric guitars 1 x bass ...
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Sound system for home theater and band

My father is building a home theater system in his new home. Since it will be sound proof he wants to use the room for playing music and dancing as well. So now I am tasked to find a sound system ...
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Getting rid of a lisp

I am recording a podcast for a radio show using WaveLab 6. I have a bit of a lisp, and so the sounds ess and shh seem to have a burst in volume and in pitch in the recording. I was wondering if ...
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Which reference monitors should I buy for my home studio?

I am in the market for reference monitors for my home studio. I will be mixing both instrumentals and vocals. I am not concerned about using these speakers in any live scenarios. I am primarily ...
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How to connect unbalanced output to balanced input?

I would like to connected my bass guitar, which has an unbalanced tele output, to a preamp/mixer with balanced XLR inputs. Currently, I simply have an unbalanced cable with a tele male connector on ...
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work environment / sound designing in a multi-functional studio space

hello, partly for economic reasons, i'm considering leaving both my apartment and studio, and move into a single 65m2 ex-factory loft which i'd like to use as multi-functional space for living and ...