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How to separate Phones and Main outputs

I have a XENYX Q802USB (https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-Q802USB-Premium-8-Input-Interface/dp/B008O517IC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=10RQLOK9VIBPJ&keywords=xenyx+802usb&qid=1570741963&s=musical-...
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Automatic mic level control for PA

I have a conference room that's big enough to require some voice amplification (15x7 m, seats ~50 people, acoustics not optimal with hard walls and a low ceiling). We currently use an ordinary analog ...
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Move high pitched sounds from left to right speaker

I'm deaf for high pitched sounds (above 6 KHz) in my left ear. This means when I'm listening to music with headphones I miss part of the percursive or higher harmonic sounds. If I try to balance the ...
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Logically ANDing two tracks together

I have two audio tracks, X and Y, which are similar, but both have things added to them. I want to take X and Y, and produce a new track Z with only the lower value of every frequency of each track ...
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I tried to match the sound of this song but it sounds very different, what am I missing?

I originally asked this question in the Music stackexchange, but they suggested I ask it here, so here it goes. I'm an amateur music producer, I have little experience. I tried to create a cover of "...
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Is there a a way to automatically swap a noise gate between two tracks based on relative volume?

I have two perfectly-aligned tracks, which came from two microphones in the same room, each having a person speaking in front of it. The problem is that the high frequencies of their audio have bled ...
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SoundWire server is already running

I use SoundWire software. I want to launch multiple servers at once, so I could stream Audio to multiple channels to multiple users. It is written here http://georgielabs.net/SoundWireHelp.html that'...
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making movie monster, need so advice about roars

so i'm in the middle of making a future monster movie, and i want to learn how to make a roar sound both powerful and terrifying. how would i go about doing that? are there any websites to produce ...
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Should each drum component be created separately when coming from a midi source, then mixed?

So like render the snare to audio, render the kick, etc. and then mix them all. Would that then reduce CPU usage?
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Software for achieving Automatic LevelGain between 2 AudioClips and Background Music

I am mixing for a 10hour long Audiobook.It consists of a vocal track and another for background music (mp3 file). I wanted to add Automatic level gain to the background music (mp3 file) when the ...
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Static When Recording From My Mixer

So i have a Behringer DJX900USB Mixer and im trying to record a mix but i have this horrible static-y feedback kind of noise when i listen back too it ive tried turning the input level down (On both ...
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I want to recreate a quirk that comes from mixing TRRS plugs with TRS sockets

First, let me point out that I'm illiterate when it comes to sound design and only learned of the terminology just now, but to sum this up: I have an old mp3 player, a Creative Zen MX, that doesn't ...
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I need some help understanding balanced/unbalanced and mono/stereo cables

I have a Q802 USB mixer from Behringer, I’ll outline its use briefly and they get into my question. I want to input a mic into the XLR, and the headphone jack from an iPad and the headphone jack from ...
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Record USB mic and Skype separately

I'd like to record a conversation between myself in a studio, and an interviewee calling in remotely (over Skype, Zoom etc - ideally I'd like it to be agnostic of the video conference software for ...
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Audio mixer with dedicated mic output

I'm kind new to all this sound stuff but I'm trying to do something wich seem simple but I can't figure out how to do it properly : I have an Alto Professional ZMX52 wich I use to manage my audio ...
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Should I start mixing my first ever produced track?

I've started learning Ableton Live about a week ago. Now I've created one track, and I actually do like it already as it is, but I see some problems like sound goes too high in few places. As I ...
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How to merge ~700 very short, sequentially numbered, audio files into a single track? [duplicate]

I recently received hundreds of audio files from a government agency. They are numbered sequentially in the order they were recorded and each file is anywhere between 1 - 12 seconds in length. I am ...
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Converting -10dbm to dbu?

I know that -10dbm is supposed to be lesser than 4dbu. But somehow, the online converter I used to convert dbm to dbu showed the former to be 40dbu, which I believe cannot be the case. So, here's the ...
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DAW software that I can share between 2 computers?

Is there a DAW software I could use with 2 different computers and share it? I will be doing a project for school but I will be recording instruments at home. How could I work on the same project at ...
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Logic Pro X / Mastering / Volume / Soundcloud

Ok hope someone can help. I listen to other peoples mixes / masters and the sound levels are all nice and loud, I do my own and they are nowhere near loud enough. I have tried all sorts, compressors, ...
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Yamaha AG06 USB output is too low on MacBook Pro

For voice recording for webcasts, I am using the following setup: Rode Procaster microphone Yamaha AG06 mixing console The Procaster is connected via XLR (without phantom power) to the mixing ...
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How to create music mashups

My question is about how to create music mashups from about 3-4 songs. I am a beginner and would like to learn. The proper software etc.
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At what volume should we mix audio at?

I would like to know how loud or quiet we should mix so there is enough room for mastering. I've knowledge about it but I'm confused. Some people say it should not be good above -3 dB, some say -6 ...
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Tips for Blending Voice with Hang Drum (or other instrument with similar frequencies)?

I have a track thats 95% female vocal and hang drum and I'm struggling to make them sound full without competing. They seem to both shine in the 1-5k range. What are my options for making them full ...
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How can I create this transition effect

I don't know what this popular transition effect that DJ's use is called, but I'd like to know how can I recreate it with common DJ programs (like Traktor) The effect I mean is the kind of noise in ...
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Stereo Spread on a 3.2 Channel System

I just set up a new speaker system in my work place. It is a 3.2 Channel system with three center speakers (left, center, right) and two subs. These are used to play music so the input audio is ...
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When you Know it Needs Something Else

When you're jamming and have created a sound that you think would be really good if only you combined it with another layer or two, but you're not sure what it needs, what do you do? I've had this ...
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Questions regarding mono / stereo during mixdown

I've been making a lot of super layered sounds recently, being quite militant about the m/s separation for certain layers, (sub and lower mids in mono, upper mids and tops in stereo). I generally ...
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rhythm guitar sound on 'only tomorrow' (my bloody valentine) (pedals?amps?guitars?mic placement? etc.)

i'm mostly active on stack overflow, but as i like the overall platform/concept so much i figured i'd give this here a try! basically, my question is in the title, and here's a link to the song: ...
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Mixing board output to single Bose L1 compact

How do I connect from a Yamaha MG10xu to a single Bose L1 compact using a TRS cable? Asked another way, do I have to buy another Bose L1 compact to play music? My problem is I can only seem to get ...
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Question about the Haas Effect

I'm reading an interesting article about incorporating the 'Haas Effect' during the mixing stage of a song but I can't understand the following extract: “The Haas trick adds to the standard panning ...
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Fixing an over-distorted guitar track

I recorded a metal band last year and have just gotten round to doing a rough mix / master. Unfortunately, I left the guitarist unsupervised who then proceeded to crank up his amp... to the point that ...
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mixing audio live over the internet between mac & pc

Mixing audio on a DAW.. Trying to connect over the internet to share audio with the artist & live mix. Stereo wav quality HD if possible. Tight sync not needed.... Mac & PC Thank you GP
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How to input sounds live during a podcast

I've been recording sound for a few years now but I'm still learning through trial and error. I've done a few short student films and local commercials as well as very basic seminar recordings. my ...
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Song mix sounds differently in computer and mobile phone

I am mixing a song. Normally, I am happy with the mix when I listen to it on my computer but the mix changes when I listen to it on my mobile phone (on SoundCloud or Dropbox). When I listen to the ...
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undesired interaction between multiple inputs to PA system

I'm using a 250W Fender Passport PA system (model P-250) with a vocal mic (MP-75) and an electric bass guitar hooked up to separate channels (e.g. mic to MIC-1 and bass to LINE-2). When both are ...
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How to crossfade between more tracks in Ableton Live?

I decided to pursue Ableton Live as opposed to the traditional Traktor / Pioneer CDJ standard, and I've been trying to find optimal ways of DJing and mixing songs, loops, and live drums. I hit a road ...
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Best way to record a spatial experience

I'd like to record a single voice 'in front' of me. I'd like for it to move left and right but still give the impression of being in front. Whenever I try it, it the voice feels inside my head, moving ...
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Name three most effective vocal effects used for this metal song

-Here is the song. In a live version of this live vocals you can hear the voice sounds much simpler. What effects have been used to change the vocals in the song? Name three highly effective vocal ...
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How do I fix bass on earbuds and speakers?

I want you to know that I have no education in music production. I am self-taught now for almost two years. I score orchestral music using FL Studio, but I have a problem. The sounds are different ...
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Waves 360 bundle only works in stereo in Adobe Audition

My question: Why do the waves360 plugins work only in stereo mode in Adobe Audition CC? I add them to the 5.1 channels. I have a 5.1 speaker system for monitoring when mixing. Waves Um226 and s360 ...
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How to avoid killing headroom when mixing action scenes?

I was watching the Bluray of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi that day, and I am wondering how to avoid killing headroom when mixing action scenes like those in the movie. There were gunshots,...
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Advice on gunshot sfx arrangement

Please forgive me if this question seems a little bit weird. I'm mixing a feature which has a tunnel scene where police and bad guys are shooting each other. The director added many CGI gun fire on ...
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mixing bass issues

I have problems mixing my bass composed by 4 notes in 4/1 (E3, B2, C#3 and A2 - scale of EMAJ) as the last note sounds much lower than the others. When I try to compress the channel that note won't be ...
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How to blend vocals into music using Adobe Audition

Ever since I've started editing my vocals/music, I've used Adobe Audition. Something that I've never fully understood, was to properly mix the vocals so that it blends in with the music (so the music ...
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Layering and mixing synths

How do you usually layer them? I would do the following: different sound for each layer trying to use something that would occupy different frequencies in the spectrum to not over-charge the high-end ...
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Mixing advice - let me know your opinion

I'm producing a big room house track with ableton and was looking for some mixing advice: basically the different sounds don't glue together completely, like the bass and the leads are quite separate ...
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Conflict bass / leads

I have some mixing issues with my leads and was wondering if you could give some advice. I'm producing a big room house track and have a melody composed of different lead layers - when the drop comes ...
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Learning sound engineering, mixing and mastering, the hard way

Well, I have read tons of stuff about sound engineering, specifically mixing and mastering on the internet. Since I mix and master my songs in my DAW, while I'm mixing sometimes I face bunch of knobs ...
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How to produce this vocal effect?

How do you create the vocal effect done in this video at 2:19 , the "urban" part?