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Monitoring multiple USB microphones

I am in the planning stages of producing a podcast consisting 2 or more people in the same room. I have a large diaphragm USB condenser mic, and another non-USB mic. At this point, I need to decide ...
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What should I look for in microphones for home audio monitoring “nanny audio cam” system

When building a home monitoring "nanny audio cam" system, the main component seems to be microphones/sound pickups. The qualities that I think I need for such microphones for this system seem to be: ...
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What are your favorite headphones and why?

I have a number of headphones that I use for different purposes: The obligatory Sony MDR7506s: Love these, they're like the NS-10Ms of headphones. I use them for as much as possible when external SPL ...
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Headphones to block outside noise

In a live recording environment, what "style" of headphones should I use to monitor what I am recording - in other words which block out the outside sound best. Are in-ear headphones completely ...
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How much differnce does a good headphone makes in recording ?

I am using Sennheiser HD201 for monitoring in documentaries.Where does a good headphone like Sony MDR 7506 make the actual difference.Sennheiser HD201 gave me a hard time in my last shoot since it ...
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I have two computers with audio output, and I'd like to monitor both, simultaneously, with one set of speakers. What do I need?

I have two computers with audio output, and I'd like to monitor both, simultaneously, with one set of speakers. What do I need? I know I could feed the line-out of one computer into the line-in of ...
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Real time fx in Reaper

I have a guitar fx vst that works fine in Reaper if I'm playing back the track. It adds the effects correctly and I can hear it. But how do I get it to do it in real time as I'm playing? Here is my ...
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How do you properly place studio monitors cheaply?

I currently have my monitors sitting on foam but they are not at ear level. I am looking for ways to improve their positioning without spending a fortune on something like an IsoAcoustic stand. I ...
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Do all USB microphones that offer 'monitoring' appear as output devices to the computer?

I've been looking around at various USB microphones and I've noticed that some of them offer a monitoring feature. While it's clear that this means that I will be able to listen to the sound picked up ...
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General (studio) headphones question; impedance, tonality, mixing

I picked up a pair of beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) headphones a couple of days ago. My reasoning being I don't have a decent pair (I borrow a cheaper pair occasionally, AKG K77s), and my room has ...
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Recording on impulse! Strategies for being prepared?

Hey folks. For those of you who do a lot of recordings on the go, how do you strategize being prepared? I'm not satisfied with my GO! set-up, which is hyper-minimalist: I carry a Zoom H4 with me at ...
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Considerations for moving monitor mixes to the stage

I am involved in a band with six members, one of which plays several instruments. In an effort to improve our chances of getting a good sound check by relieving the FOH sound engineer of the monitor ...
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Decent and affordable home monitoring setup

Anyone have any good brands for some home monitoring speakers for a small budget? Looking at Bose, but otherwise, I'm for a blank?
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Using EQ while mixing to compensate for frequency response of monitors/headphones

I've been wondering for a while whether it is possible to compensate for uneven frequency response in a pair of monitors or headphones. For example: I use the KRK Rokit 6's during my mixing as well ...
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How do you let your boom op monitor audio

I am just wondering for those of you who regually use boom ops your favoured methods of letting them monitor the audio being recorded. Some I have worked with use their own mixers or mix pre d etc but ...
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How to connect stereo output to mono speaker?

My mixer has 1/4" STEREO out L and R (+4 dbu) and music store sold me 1/4" male to male one ring (mono) cable so just want to check is this a right cable to connect with speaker? I have only one ...
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Does software exist to measure the frequency response of a room?

I'm interested in finding out which frequencies are emphasized or attenuated in the room where I listen to playback and try to mix. I know there exist proprietary solutions for some monitoring systems ...
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Opposite of a Y-cable

I recently asked a question about monitoring two recorders with one pair of headphones. I have been struggling like crazy figuring out a solution that will work in the time frame I have (short as heck)...
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How can I get my direct input monitoring louder?

I have a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB. It looks like this: Saffire 6 USB http://futuremusic.com/news/images/focusrite_saffire_6usb.jpg If I plug a mic into one of the preamps and set the "gain" knob to ...
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Small Monitors for a Small Room : KRK VXT4 or PMC DB1S ?

Hi All, A question regarding monitoring(again!) I went out listening to monitors the other day. I listened to to a variety of models in my price range of 800 - 1000 Swiss francs. I was particularly ...
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Vocal recording - Output level is too low even though the preamp show it's clipped

I'm using behringer B-1 mic and a Roland UA101 interface, trying to record vocals. I'm using the 1st preamp input (with phantom enabled) and although the input is clipped, it's still really really ...
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How to do live monitoring of audio input on Mac? (i.e. hear the input sound on audio out)

How to do live monitoring of audio input on Mac? (i.e. hear the input sound on audio out) Is there a generic way to do this or is is application specific?
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Monitoring and frequency response in the studio vs. sound stage

Dear all As you know, the sound stages have a precise and standardized reference level and frequency response (x-curve, physical dimension, delay, type of speakers, etc). In your editing studio, ...
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How can I send internal FX to monitors on a Behringer mixer?

How can I use built-in effects processor that goes to main to send to monitors?
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Best speakers to simulate Iphone playback?

Hi, I got to do some jobs that should sound good on a nice set of speakers but also translate well to iphones. In the past i have been emailing the mix myself and played it back on the phone to ...
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Genelec 8030s vs Blue Sky Pro Desk - I can't decide!

I'm investing in some new monitors for my home studio, and I just can't decide between a set of Genelecs or the Blue Skys...... does anyone have experience of these monitors, and which ones would they ...
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ADR Record Room Monitoring

Hey guys, I don't really have an easy set-up way of monitoring in the record room (where the talent and mics are) over speakers. Sometimes in fight scenes, the talent wants to have the headphones ...
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Monitoring headphones

I'm looking into buying some monitoring headphones. I know I'll need monitoring speakers as well but for the moment I can't get them. I'll be doing reference monitoring on a couple of systems to be ...
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How to separate in-ear monitor mix from audience mix?

I'm totally new to mixing and live environments, but my main concern is having In Ear Monitors for my band so we can hear a metronome. But I don't want the audience to hear it. This is the mixer I'm ...
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Calibrating my room

I was wondering what would be the best way to calibrate my room in my new apartment to my Mackie MR5's. The room is relatively small (10x12?) about 10 foot ceilings and carpeted with one window. I don'...
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What simple multi channel amp rack do you recommend?

For monitoring I need to drive sound of multiple soundcards into one and single amp with 4 inputs and 4 outputs No routing, input 1 goes to output 1, and so on. My speakers (4): 15-100w 8ohm FR 90Hz-...
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Affordable D to A

I am looking for some affordable DA for monitoring. I have an MBOX Pro at home, and I want something a bit better for monitoring. At this point I'm looking at the following which are all in the $850-...
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Unmute D-Command on startup

Every time I start up the D-Command the main output is muted by default. How can I make it start up unmuted?
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Mixing and monitoring separate livestream audio channels

I have been doing live streaming of video games on Twitch.tv as of recently. I have a decent setup, and I am getting all the audio and video that I need to stream through a program called OBS (Open ...
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What do I need to mix four microphones to PC, monitor all mics and PC output

Ok, so we do recordings of games all at one computer (four of us). We have 4 lav mics that have TRRS 3.5mm jacks (so we can use them on our smartphones for other things). We have 4 pairs of earbuds ...
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Monitoring In Ear Binaural Recording

Hi, I've checked almost all the binaural questions, but please excuse me if it has already been answered. I normally record fake-binaural with my DPA4060's sticking out of my headphones (DT770). I'm ...
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Low impedance monitoring headphones that work with Mbox Mini

I recently discovered that I can't use just any headphones with my Mbox Mini as it seems to have a somewhat underpowered headphone amplifier. I did this by buying a pair AKG K240 mkII headphones (...
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How to send different mix to 3 seperate headphones?

I would like to be able to send different mixes to different headphones. I initially did this by putting it through the Aux sends, but this comes out in mono and suffers from a large amount of ...
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How can I use the output of a wireless mic reciever as a wireless monitor and get audio on both sides of my headphones?

I referred to this Q&A, but I'm still confused: Stereo and mono cables and jacks? What happens when you cross them? I have this wireless lav set: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-EW-112P-G3-A-...
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Mixing and Recording a Telephone Conference Call

For a podcast project I'd like to hook up two phones with my Mixer. In essence this works, however callers do not just hear me and other callers but also themselves which is obviously very annoying ...
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Where to fix a Broken Headphone Input in an H4N?

Hello, I live in Chicago and I've a broken headphone input on my H4N. It still works, but when trying to monitor, I have to fiddle with my headphones in order to get a signal. I called but they ...
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Field Recording M/S matrixing

Hi to all field recordists. If using a stereo shotgun microphone, how could you hear what it is you're recording through m/s encoding in real time (ex, not later on in the studio, rather while in the ...
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How can I hear the sound during recording with a simple DSLR?

I have a Nikon D7000 and RØDE VideoMic Pro. The DSLR has only a jack for the microphone, but no second jack for the headphones, unlike Nikon D4. RØDE microphone has no jacks for a headphone either. ...
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Mixed performance from monitor headphones plugged into audio interface

Is there any reason why a perfectly good pair of headphones (Sennheiser Momentum) will be seemingly fine when plugged into a 3.5mm jack (for instance, my iPhone), but completely bomb when plugged in ...
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Comteks or equivalent system

Hello people of the sound realm! I have reached a point where I am now being forced (due to client and director pressure) to procure a comteks system. In laymans terms: I am mixing and recording ...
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The best mic's for mancave jam room to hear the room

I play drums in a regular jam, I wear plugs and cannot hear other instruments well. Thinking about buying a couple of microphones to stand up in the middle of the room and feed them into a small mixer ...
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Audio interface monitoring with 3.5mm cable and computer speakers

so I'm a recording newb looking for some advice. I have an M-Audio Fast Track Pro that I'm using for guitar recording, and I'm not sure how I should be hooking it up to speakers or monitors for ...
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Mid Side monitoring on PCM-D50

Hi, I've been recording M/S since a year or two and am very happy with my setup so far. My MKH's feed into a SQN4iia and i record on my PCM-D50. Unfortunately, the D50 doesn't have a MS matrix so i ...
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Client Monitoring and sound editing.

Hi guys, Had a strange problem with my sound files on a recent shoot. Basically it was a big hall and a talking head-static not moving. For recording I used a 702, a Sennheisser G3 E100 kit with ...
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Focusrite VRM-Box

I really like mixing with headphones. It kinda gives me the "silence" i need. Moreover i really enjoy to work outside with my macbook in the spring/summer to make dialogue editing and re-recording for ...