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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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Blue Yeti suddenly has static, hissing, RFI, ground loop? “Alien robot sounds”

Just today my Blue Yeti has started putting out what was described to me as on TS and Discord as "alien robot sounds". When monitoring it through its 3.5 mm jack, I don't hear it, but I have ...
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PreSonus 16.0.2 USB recording on PC makes a buzzing sound ONLY when playing video games

I have a StudioLive 16.0.2 USB that I use for live podcasting. I send the mix to my PC using a stereo 1/4" to 3.5mm headphone cable and plug it into the mic-in on the PC using one of the Aux Out ...
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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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 ...