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What is “crosstalk”?

In Music Production by Hans Weekhout, he says "People discovered that manipulating instruments was more effective by separating them acoustically. To minimize crosstalk, acoustic screens (gobos) ...
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Help understanding sound wave interference from two sources as a function of distance and frequency

I am trying to optimize the acoustics of a room in my house for music listening. I use a computer that runs a free app called, REW (room Equalization Wizard) . This app can play a test noise through ...
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Does DC translate to sound?

In an analog signal it is alternating currents that mimic the sound wave; so in my mind DC should never produce audio but is that true? In a ground loop the noise is caused by differences in ground ...
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Running long PA speaker cables parallel to AC 120v lines -

I'm setting up a PA system (LabGruppen 2k watt power amp to two Bose 802 Panaray 8ohm speakers) over 120' 12GA speaker cables in a temporary outdoor tent for graduation ceremonies over three days. ...
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Condensor mic with phantom power constantly buzzes

I have a AKG Pro Audio C214 Condenser Microphone powered by a 48V phantom power device (Neewer NW-100). There is a very loud, low buzzing, the frequency of which would indicate that its AC ...
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Condensor mic stops buzzing completely after I touch the grill. Why?

I've been trying to diagnose why my condenser mic keeps buzzing for ages. I'm running it through an audio interface, but it still had a noisey 'buzz' that sounds like a very common electric hum (near ...
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Can metal desk legs cause grounding or interference issues?

I'm currently designing an audio production desk/workstation. I've got most of the thing worked out, planning to use mostly 3/4" maple plywood for the desk itself. The legs are where my question ...
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Interference in new audio setup - how do I get rid of it? Possible ground loop?

I just bought M-Audio BX5 monitors and connected them to my Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card with a stereo TRS to an unbalanced TRS (mono) in each speaker. The sound is fine, but ...
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Why do I get low frequency audio buzz during recording?

So I have a semi-ghetto system set up for recording on my PC using a shure sm58 microphone, it is on a modified lamp stand to suspend it in mid air, so it has no chance of vibration interference, and ...
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How to prevent PA system from sound interference

I have recently brought a new PA amplifier and new cables as my old amplifier took RCA and this new one takes XLR, so when my new amplifier arrived I set it up like normal and realised there is a ...
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Will multiple similar wireless devices interfere with each other?

At my church, the singers (3 on most days, up to 5-6 maximum) are "wired" into our audio system. (There is a cable that extends from the myMix output stations directly into earphones, 3.5mm jack). ...
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Maximum frequency of monaural beat frequency?

If I am attempting to make a monaural beat from two frequencies by playing two frequencies with equal amplitudes simultaneously, what is the maximum difference I can have between those two frequencies ...
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How to stop USB Audio Interface distorting sound in Ubuntu?

I have very simple USB interface (Line 6 Tone Port UX1), and I would like to use it's microphone and instrument plugs, to record some things in Ubuntu. The interface works very well in windows. In ...
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Help identifying source of unwanted noise [duplicate]

Edit: Clarified this question to point out the differences between this and the one marked as a duplicate I have a Blue Snowball USB microphone plugged into an HP PC running Windows 7. Whenever I ...
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Interference caused by a mixer?

I'm having a 'problem' with wireless sets we use. (Sennheiser EW100 G3) Whenever it's directly connected to one of our ENG broadcast camera's they work just fine. However, when the wireless receiver ...
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Prob with buzzing on zoom 4hn and ME66 powered with k6

My Question relates to below answer by JM V almost 2 years ago... zoom h4n problem 2 See below answer. I have humming noise on first recording I made today. Not an expert on Mics or recording so ...
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What causes the interference on this phone's 3.5mm?

I plugged my LG G2 into my mixing desk yesterday to listen to some music through my system and I discovered the strangest of interferences coming through the speakers. I hooked it up to my recorder, ...
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Can phasing occur with 2 seperate/unique instruments

I'm struggling with a piece of audio. Answers here on this site and my own searching suggests it is phasing, but I am very hopeful if some can clarify. Here is a link (download MP3), although I will ...
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Anyone have any luck fixing/attenuating wireless hits?

Hey Guys, A buddy of mine recently came to me with a seminar vid that contains some pretty nasty RF hits. Unfortunately the only sources are the lav on the speaker and the onboard camera audio (which ...
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Removing cell phone interference

Hi all! Was doing some location recording in a shopping mall today and recorded a cool sounding rickety lift going down with me in it. Unfortunately I seem to have picked up the sound of my mobile ...
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Does wind affect radio mic transmission?

I was shooting on a beach with gail force wind... The actress was literally acting at a 45º angle to prevent from flying away! Thanks to the Rycote lavalier windjammers, the wind didn't destroy ...
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Radiofrequency hearing [closed]

I came with another unusual question. Recently, during my little research in hearing and some of its phenomena, i found a term called RF hearing, which mean that people "hear" radio frequencies, ...