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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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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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looking for a program for mixing subliminals with music at automatic levels

I am looking for a PC Audio mixing program that automatically mixes to sources at the same levels (floodgate). What I mean is that I want to mix subliminal messages in my music for me and I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is Garage Band a viable tool for home recording?

Is Garage Band a good investment for a home studio? Are there any crippling limitations that would impact the quality of my productions? For example, limited number of tracks, bad performance in ...
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What is the best volume to work with studio monitors?

What is the best volume to work with studio monitors for mastering and mixing tracks? I own a pair of M Audio Bx8 Studio monitors and I always produce with the volume knob at the middle.... so here ...
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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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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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What to look for in a vocal mic for a small home studio

I'm just getting started with recording at home. I've done some recording in a band in a real studio in the past, but never really learned anything about the equipment and how to use it. I'm wanting ...
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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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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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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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Best setup for a portable studio?

I've often needed to record while at a musicians house/studio/practice-pad (same goes for podcasting on the fly). To do so I needed my studio (or part of it) to be very mobile. I always want to ...
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What is/are the first effect(s) I should put on raw vocal recordings?

The main problem my finished tracks have is a poor quality vocal sound. I generally try to apply a dynamic range compression filter first and then add some reverb/chorus as appropriate but I can never ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?)