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Determine whether Dolby Atmos file is channel-based

So I'm a bit confused over this. It seems like Dolby Atmos formats (e.g. AC4, eac3) are advertised as object based and thus can adapt to the listening environment/setup, but from experimenting with ...
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Multi-line output from laptop to several speakers

I'd like to play many (currently up to eight, but possibly more in the future) distinct lines of audio from my laptop, and play each line from a separate speaker. The audio source is a Java program I'...
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Audio format that keeps separate tracks

I'm looking for a way to render a 4-channel audio file where the channels are mapped to stereo, that is, two of the channels play on the right channel and two on the left. When I make a 4-channel file ...
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One channel cutting out when splitting to two devices

One channel of my split audio is cutting out when the cables are plugged into two devices. I have a computer audio output that I have this splitter connected to. From the splitter I connect a cable to ...
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Make do with safety channel feature

I bought a mic that gives me original audio on the left channel, and -10db on the right channel (safety). After recording my last session, it turns out that I do indeed have clipping happening on the ...
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How many channels should a Dolby Atmos movie have?

A Dolby Atmos surround sound system is a Dolby surround sound system with height speakers added. So definitionally, to call something “Dolby Atmos content” just means that it has height channels in ...
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Does Bluetooth Multipoint allow for playing music on an iPhone and a tutorial YouTube on a PC at the same time?

I am having trouble establishing whether Bluetooth Multipoint can stream (and therefor mix) two separate audio streams from say an iPhone and Windows PC for listening to music from the iPhone quietly ...
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Yamaha TF5 USB Output to ProPresenter

How do I bring in Yamaha TF5 USB channel output (33&34) to ProPresenter (only 16 channels)? For now, I am having to use FocusRite and it is causing ProPresenter to have a memory leak (crashes ...
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Program for mixing multiple inputs and outputting to single stream

Is there some software that I can use that cane take multiple audio inputs, say from a mic, and two virtual audio cables, mix them so I can change volumes and gain and all that, and then output to ...
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What's the right (low cost) equipment for a two-person in-person interview setup?

I work at a non-profit that wants to do some two-person "Story Corps" type interviews, where two of our employees will take turns interviewing each other about their work. I expect about a dozen ...
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How to record left and right hand as separate tracks in Cakewalk?

I have some midi files that when played in Cakewalk, I can see that the left and right hands are separate tracks. I have seen in programs like PlayPerfect and MIDIculous, the software attempts to ...
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Multi-channel recording of sounds in a car using multiple microphones

I'm new to the field. I would like to set up a decent quality (at least 16 bit, 22kHz) multi-channel recording experiment using at least 6 microphones with a budget of ~100-300 bucks to record sounds ...
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Behringer x32 Out 1-16 levels

I'm using a Behringer x32, and I have OUT 1 and OUT 2 assigned to MAIN R. The sound and levels coming out of my main speakers are great, but I have OUT 1 run into my Cannon Video Camera and the audio ...
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"Merging" multiple audio sources in Windows into single multi-channel virtual source

I'm doing a multilingual livestream using OBS Studio on Windows 10. OBS can detect and stream these multiple languages, provided they are all available as channels of one audio source. We would then ...
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What is the solution for a 30 analog outputs sound card?

I'm looking for a setup with 30 analog outputs sound card. For now the only product I can see is the Motu 24io (2 of them), which seems to be out of date. Any idea of another hardware?
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Creating single channel sound (left or right) with no audio bleed into the other channel

Noob to sound engineering and not sure if this is a hardware/software query. I am trying to create a audio stream that plays a sound out of just the left channel. Eventually I want to create audio ...
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Audio-Interface to computer - multiple separate channels

I know this might be too broad or too subjective, but I'm hitting a wall here. I record short videos from time to time and also produce music. I bought a Behringer Xenyx X1222USB to use the ...
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Recording multi channel / track - SoundCraft Si Compact 24

Can I do multi-channel/track recording on a SoundCraft Si Compact 24 with the USB port using the software console? Would I have to purchase the Si Multi Digital Card for this? I wanted to record ...
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Music but low / intermittent vocals

I found out today that if I plug my Apple EarPods into my laptop's 3.5mm jack almost all the way, but not completely in, I can listen to music where the background music plays nearly perfectly, but I ...
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How do I use Adobe Audition for Spatial Audio Mixing?

I am looking for the best workflow to mixing/mastering bunch of wav files in an ambisonics file which has 4 channels(W,X,Y and Z). Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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16 channel output under linux

I am a linux user and have recently purchased a Behringer XR-18 digital mixer that I want to record and play back on. I am using audacity to record and it works just fine so my Fedora Linux laptop ...
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Multi-channel audio server over local wifi network?

In our space, there are 8 x TV's each tuned to a different TV station. Due to the environment, we cannot have the TV speakers turned on. I would like to create a network which streams audio from the ...
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Is there a way to split audio?

I have two separate mono speakers. Is there a way to split the output from my computer into two 3.5mm jacks, one being the left channel and the other being the right? Also, I have a SoundBlasterX AE5, ...
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Stereo channel combinator

I'm looking for basically the opposite of a splitter. I recently bought a Roland OctaCapture interface, and it'd be great if my bandmates and I could plug our headphones into each of the 5 pairs of ...
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How to change channels in audio (from BOTH to LEFT) without re-encoding/conversion?

lets say I have very long audio file, and I want to remove only right channel from BOTH (stereo) channels. Can that be done without re-encoding, just simply switching off one channel? (maybe FFMPEG??)...
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How do 8 tracks get recorded on a compact cassette?

AFAIK 4 tracks can be recorded on a compact cassette as the recorder uses both the channels of both the A and B side of the tape. But how does this Tascam 488 recorder records 8 tracks onto a compact ...
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Real Time indoor streaming and music mixing

I am working on this project where we are doing a live performance with about 6 musicians placed away from each other in a big space. The audience will be wearing their headphones and as they move ...
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How can I setup my M-Audio soundcard on Windows for multi-track recording?

I'm hoping this is a proper site to post this question on. I will give some context before asking my question. So this is how my setup looks: 32 channel Analog sound board, each channel having a 1/4 ...
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Which inexpensive device can record 8 channels (tracks) simultaneously?

I'm looking for portable recording device that can record 4 pairs of left\right channels, total 8. I found one that suits me, Zoom F8, but it is very expensive and almost not portable.
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Recording multiple microphones tightly synchronised

I would like to record sound from multiple microphones (at least 3) to a computer, tightly synchronised in time. This is for some research into signal processing. Specifics of what I'm looking for: ...
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Cheap hardware to record multi-channel audio on mac

I'm doing some signal processing research where I would like to record multi-channel (3-4 channels would be enough) audio on my Macbook Pro. I just want the raw data so the hardware I'm looking for ...
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Bit OT: Looking for a multi-track player that can chase SMPTE or MTC

If this is too off-topic here I can move it, maybe to Video Production? I'm looking for a device or Mac/PC app that can play six audio tracks (WAV preferred) in sync with incoming SMPTE or Midi ...
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Logic Pro X workflow options for multi-track live recordings

I'm new to live multi-track recording and wondering what workflow options are available in Logic for post processing. I have 16 tracks recorded live for 60+ minutes but I don't want to work with 60+ ...
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can one record multiple channels on a computer fed by mixer?

I'm planning on buying a mixer which will be able to digest several microphones. It has struck me that connecting the mixer to a computer (through USB) I may not be able to record each microphone ...
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Can one speaker be used as equivalent of two speakers?

I have a two channel audio output device for PC. For some reason one of them is broken down. So, I have logically an one channel audio output device. Can I still use it to hear sound outputs belonged ...
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Routing sounds to and from my computer

I know this might sound very basic to most of you, but I haven't been able to find an answer to this question yet. How can I route my sounds to and from (mainly from) my computer? I recently ...
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Unable to record effects from Alesis Firewire 12 mixer

I have Alesis Firewire 12 mixer and I am successfully recording multi-channel tracks with Ableton Live (version 9) when I connect mixer and computer with firewire cable. However, if I mess up with ...
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Does zoom record multiple tracks seperately as different files?

How do I record audio on Zoom H4N with multiple Shotgun Mics or Lavalier Mics and have different files so I can edit/sync them separately later for my film?
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Merge multiple 3.5mm or USB microphones into a single multi-channel USB audio interface

I'm playing around with USB audio recording on android, and I'm looking for a way to create multi-channel input over USB from multiple microphones, where each microphone is on a difference channel. I ...
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Can a single channel produce several timbres?

I learned that each channel controls a separate musical instrument or voice or synth patch, and therefore determines a separate timbre. Then when playing an audio file, which shows only one channel ...
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Do each track and each channel hold only one signal?

From https://books.google.com/books?id=MFSilO_OEPAC&lpg=RA1-PA8&ots=CYMCOLez-K&dq=sequencer%20recorder%20difference&pg=RA1-PA9#v=onepage&q&f=false After information is ...
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What are the definitions of a track and a channel?

I would like to separate a mp3 file according to that it has different sounds played by my left and right speakers. So I am reading this link http://b27.cc.trincoll.edu/weblogs/sta/2010/05/...
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How do you produce an immersive soundtrack?

As well as using a multichannel format to immerse the viewer, what other methods would you use to make a soundtrack immersive? I have just started working with a director who is making two short ...
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How to record on a smartphone using XLR mic and guitar simultaneously?

I have a fast track pro that I'm trying to record vocals and guitar with using my Samsung Galaxy S5. I can connect the instruments to the fast track and plug it in and that's all fine and well, but ...
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Spatialisation/diffusion of sound across 24 channels

I am looking for a tool/technique which would enable me spatialise diffenent sine waves across a (circular) 24-channel system in various speeds. This is not to be done live, but using playback of pre-...
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zoom h4n multi track recording

The zoom h4n is a brilliant set recorder! Now after I have recorded a session using all the channels (the xlr inputs and onboard mics) when I take the SD card or usb and put into in a computer will ...
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First time field-recording! 4-channel vs. 2-channel stereo ambience

First question on here... So I will be doing lots of field recording in Asia for the next few months. I've got a sennheiser me66 for mono spot fx, which is linked into a zoom h4n via the sound ...