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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monitoring two recorders with one pair of headphones

I'm getting a second Sound Devices 702, but I obviously want to only use one pair of headphones for monitoring. I got really excited thinking that the HX-3 would do the trick, but I need 4 input (two ...
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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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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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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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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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