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Record two-way audio from phone with laptop

I'm trying to connect a phone to a laptop and record two-way the audio. For now i'm using Windows with my own software, and using https://www.vb-audio.com/Cable to forward some audio channels. With ...
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use AKAI mic on Laptop

I do not know about audio. I found an AKAI microphone and want to use it with my laptop. The AKAI microphone's jack is probably a 6 or 6.5 mm. Can I use this microphone to record on my laptop? If I ...
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Why didn't I get any signal with this setup?

I'm trying to understand something that happened today. A friend called me to help him capture his band's rehearsal. He had an analog Yamaha MG166 Cx, so no USB. And a Laptop with Windows 10. So, ...
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Recording quality has significant noise

I have a Foucsrite scarlet solo and a bheringer C-1 microphone. I'm recording with a Acer laptop (which has a i5 cpu) which should be more than capable to power this setup. The problem is the quality ...
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Recording with an old laptop: how do DAWs use memory vs cores?

I have an old computer setup as follows: IBM Thinkpad T42 (single-core Pentium M 1.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM) Windows XP and Pro Tools 7.3 (Or maybe Reaper 3.5) with Digidesign MBox 2 device Is this good ...
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Laptop for music production

I want to work with music production - in particular with Sibelius software. I same time I need new laptop and I am wondering - does laptop build-in sound card/chip makes any difference in quality of ...
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Zoom H2 recording echo

I just started using my Zoom H2 for recording screencast audio with a new laptop. It is connected via USB and setup as external mic. I am using it with Camtasia. For some reason I get sound bites ...
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Need a good mic for screencasts. Are USB headsets less likely to pick up computer line noise, and are wireless ones even more so?

I'm REALLY tired of removing the noise later after recording audio on a laptop. What are the main ways to prevent line noise from causing a hum/hiss in the first place? (I.e. computer/monitor/AC ...
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How to connect microphone to MacBook (combined input/output ports)

I want to record sound on my MacBook Pro Late 2011 for screencasts, and I need a lavalier microphone for this. I have been looking at the JK MIC-J 044 Lavalier microphone, and from what I can tell, ...
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Recording goes from loud to quiet with constant sound

When I record with audacity (I haven't tried other programs yet) I have loud parts and very soft parts in the recording. Some parts are just missing (flat line). The microphone didn't move and neither ...
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Laptop audio out to mixing board 30' away

Where I work we routinely need to connect random laptops, both PC and Mac, to our mixing board usually at a distance of about 30' away. Generally we will be connecting to both a projector in the ...
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Assessing the reliability of using a laptop in a stage environment

I have been experimenting with a Dell D-510 laptop computer for stage use. In my equipment arsenal, I also have: A Casio PX-5S keyboard A Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio/MIDI Interface An M-Audio ...
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Need a new laptop to run Pro Tools 8 for around £600

I'm currently running Pro Tools 8 on an six year old Dell laptop with 2gb ram. Which basically sucks. So basically I want to get a new laptop or PC with a £600 budget. Preferably not a mac as i'm ...
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Choosing a mic for laptop viola recording

My daughter will be preparing a solo viola recording to include with her college applications. We are hoping for good sound quality without spending too much money, and know little or nothing about ...
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How/why do Mac laptop mics suffer from hiss so much less than PC laptops?

A friend and I have been looking into mic hiss recently. We have come to the conclusion that Mac laptops (MacBooks?) suffer much less than PC laptops. Experimenting I have found that Using an ...
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How can I quiet a noisy computer in my home studio?

I have a basic home studio setup with a Macbook, Apogee Duet, Logic, and a few microphones. Most times while recording, the fan on my laptop is spinning furiously; this is a problem when I record ...
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Buzzing sound when recording to laptop

I'm part of a church and we are looking to record sermons using a laptop and our sound desk. Everything works fine until we connect the laptop to mains power. Searching on Google I found this post ...
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Which laptop is best

Hello- I'm a sound design/post production student and my old dell laptop is literally on its last legs. Could anyone recommend me a good laptop that would work well with pro tools, logic etc and has a ...
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Best Way/Equipment To Record A Group Outdoors

I am trying to find a good way to record a group of people spread out along a field in a park. There will be wind. I had planned on using a windsock. I used an AT2020USB mic and was surprised that ...
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I am getting a hiss in the recording when using a portable digital audio recorder.

I produce nature recordings accompanied with a separately recorded spoken word channel. My technical understanding is pretty minimal, I am just trying to get the cleanest sound and get on with the ...
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How can I get rid of phasing on source audio?

I am trying to record a very simple demo with my laptop mic onto Audacity. I've used this same setup on other laptops with no problem. However when I attempt this on my current PC, I get this intense "...
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Is it common to have problems when recording audio on a computer as opposed to a multi-track recorder?

I'm going to be recording a podcast and I'm trying to decide if I need to buy a multi-track recorder, or if I can get away with recording to my laptop (via an audio interface). I've noticed some ...
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M-Audio Ozonic and Windows 7 Laptop (64bit) FireWire Woes

Has anyone had any luck getting the M-Audio Ozonic to work properly with Windows 7? I have a new Sony Vaio F Series : i7 Core, 6gb RAM, FireWire S400 : Ricoh Interface (using the legacy drivers) I ...
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Mid-range external sound card recommendations.

I'm looking to retire my old Windows XP desktop which has been my studio for a long time now and move to a Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate laptop (i5 processor w/ 6Gb RAM). The final hurdle is replacing ...
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Using my Cpu efficiently when using Fruity Loops

I don't have a top notch computer; I only have what I've got, which is an acer laptop. With about only a 1.6ghz cpu. I don't have the money to upgrade, or to buy a desktop. I'm just wondering if there ...
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Non-audio applications on performance OSX laptops

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX 10.6 that I use as my primary computer for audio production and performance, mostly using Ableton Live. I've been trying to keep it free of other software to minimize ...
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How can I clean up my laptop's sound card input?

My Windows XP laptop has a sound card that's integrated with the motherboard. I've tried doing some recording directly into Audacity using my headset microphone, but I always get an unacceptable ...
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Low End on Small Speakers

So I am working on a trailer for a video game that features Dinosaurs. I have big ol epic feet for the T-Rex - friggin epic on my monitors. But it seems like the only audio that finds its way through ...