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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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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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Managing Machine Noise in the Home Studio

Does anyone here have strategies, or more specifically successes, in limiting machine noise (computers and hard drives) in your home studio? There are people who build their own acoustic isolation ...
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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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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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How can I reduce noise with many cables?

I have a home studio with 10 microphones cabled up. These cables all connect from the audio interface to the microphones, and follow generally the same path. I have heard that parallel cables add ...
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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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M-Audio BX5a just died?

A little less than a year ago, I picked up a pair of BX5a's cheap off eBay. They've worked just great up until about five minutes ago. I was working on a minimal techno track with pretty heavy bass (...
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Voiceover Recording Equipment

I'm in the earliest stages of starting a 2nd career as a voice professional, and will be working from my home office. The work involves bidding on, and accepting voice-over jobs from commercial, ...
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Software/Hardware requirements for home recording

I'm as novice as one can be regarding home recording, hence my broad question. I play guitar (classical/electric) and keyboard (MIDI output available) and I want to (try to) record some songs I've ...
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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 ...
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Need help with creating subliminal audio cd's with "Max/MSP'

I have custom subliminal CD's scripts already made and masked under white noise and all I want to do is mix them together and record them realtime and maintain the right frequency level through the ...
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Why does my Variable Audio Out not send a signal from my Toshiba 26AV500 TV?

I have a computer hooked up to a Toshiba 26AV500 TV with an HDMI cable. The TV has a Variable Audio Out with RCA cords as well as a Digital Optical Audio-Out, that is hooked up to my amp (which is ...
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Second Microphone for Stereo Recordings: Identical or Different?

In search for a more spatial and natural sounding recording, I thought perhaps I would add a second microphone to my existing setup (1 Rode NT1-A attached to a Marantz PMD-661 recorder) which records ...
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How to evaluate home studio monitors?

I'm looking for a good pair of studio monitors for a home project studio. The room is 12'x12'x10' and I'll be seated about 4' from the speakers. Budget is about $500-600 per pair. What features do I ...
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What are some good audio software for Tascam US 2000 interface?

I am looking for some good recording and mixing software to use with my new Tascam Us 2000 interface on my windows 7 64 bit PC. Preferably ones what ar'nt to spicy on the pocket book! The Cubase LE 4 ...
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All Around Workhorse Studio Mics

I'm starting a small project studio & I need a couple of relatively inexpensive versatile workhorse mics that can do it all (at least to start). I've looked at the AKG C2000B & C1000S to start ...
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making a multiple speaker system from stereo headphone socket for apartment

I have an mp3 player that has a headphone/speaker output socket of 3.5mm type. I want to use it to feed into a group of 4 speakers sets for PCs. The maximum cable distance should be around 8 meters ...
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T-Bone SC450 mic…

Have any of you tried this mic? It´s a low cost mic, but I´ve read some good reviews. I´m just recording some voices for a demo project, and can´t afford an expensive mic. I´ve been using the built in ...
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software DAW comparison to hardware studio equipment

I am getting confused about the line of separation today with what a DAW can do and what it can't. Maybe it can do everything nowadays and more than the hardware, or just not as clean as hardware? It ...
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What equipment do I need to transfer audio from MiniDisc to hard disk?

I need to transfer some recordings made on MiniDisc to my MacBook computer. My MiniDisc has an S/PDIF digital output, so I imagine I need to buy something that will connect to my computer via USB ...
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Building a surround sound room

If you could build your ideal surround sound mixing room what pieces of gear would you include? How about sound effects libraries? Surround plug ins? Speakers? Monitor controller? Anything and ...
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Compact desk for daw and music composition?

We're finding that the desk for our daw, plus the keyboard to the side of it (Yamaha P-140) is getting to be a bit much for our space. Ideally we'd like the the computer and keyboard to share the same ...
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Recording and processing backing vocals with only one singer

I'm recording a few songs using Studio 64 Linux and I'm wanting to add some backing vocals. As there's only me I was wondering if anyone had any good tips to make the recording sound more like a ...
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Are there any cheaper alternatives to the SM81?

I'm wanting a good mic for recording an acoustic guitar in my home studio. Everything I read says the SM81 is the way to go. But at $350 new it's a bit more then what I can spend. Can anyone recommend ...
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How should I improve my singing?

I've been singing and playing guitar and writing songs for years with neither fame nor many complaints, but when I started trying to record myself a couple of years ago I noticed how terrible my ...
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Suggestions for micing violins

I have a session coming up where I will be recording a couple violins. I've done a few violin sessions in the past and never been happy with the violin sound I've ended up with - it's always been too ...
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What is the best setup under $10K?

I've always wanted to have a home studio and I figured that with around 10K I could build a semi-descent setup. I'm interested in everybody's opinion on what is the best (Pro Tools preferably) setup I ...
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DIY Digital recording studio

I want to set up a small home studio. What should I be looking for in a digital recording system? I'm most familiar with Windows on a PC, and have been eyeing off products like the Delta 1010LT
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The Value of Home Studios in The Professional World

I dream of the day when I can telecommute. Wake up, stroll across my backyard to the studio and begin my workday of mixing, editing, and recording. Because on that day, I don't have to live wherever ...
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Home Studio - Making the best out of what I have

It's setup time and I have several options as to where/how to set up my freshly acquired pair of Adam A7. Three rooms in my house have interesting characteristics but not one is perfect and I am ...
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In the studio, should I have a sub or not?

One of my early teachers in music production indicated that having a subwoofer in the recording studio will skew the true nature of the sound. We can all agree that without proper room treatment, ...
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What is best way to record a doublebass in a home studio enviroment?

What is best way to record a Doublebass in a home studio enviroment? What type of mic? What kind of processing? (compression? eq?)