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IMA4 file with wrong header

We have audio recorded as IMA4 file, and stored with incorrect headers, causing audio completely distorted. I am trying to fix the headers, to see if I can recover the audio. I tried with ffmpeg, hex ...
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How does room Size affect the dB level in the room?

So basically I had an early question and found out that if I have 15 machines running at 80 dB in a room it should end up being around 10*Log(15(10^7.5)) dB approx. 91.76 dB. But how would the room ...
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How much many dB will a room be?

Hey I am not sure if this is the right community for this question, might check if the physics community can answer it. Basically, if I am going to have a room with 15 machines that produce 80dB each ...
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How to find low base sound? [duplicate]

What equipment is needed to record low base sound? I ask people if they hear the low base sound but they don't hear it. This could be Infrasound or Low-Frequency Noise. Thanks
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How to get a clean audio where one voice has overlapped in a conversation recording?

I am using Adobe Audition and Audacity to clean an audio recording of an interview recorded using OBS Desktop. The problem is that the interviewee's audio is distorted. I hear overlapping in the ...
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Understanding microphone and recorder/preamplifier noise specifications

I am currently trying to understand the connections between microphone sensitivity, decibels, signal-to-noise ratio, bit depth, dynamic range, etc. A picture from which I expect a lot to understand ...
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Isolated audio buzz to computer screen, how to fix?

I've got a very noticeable and loud buzz. I've got several devices connected - mixer, monitor speakers, audio interface, guitar pedals etc. To cut to the chase, I've isolated that my (otherwise great) ...
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Weird hum with Dynamic Microphones

I have a new Rode PodMic (or Procaster) plugged into a Behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD and I experienced a very weird hum problem. If I place the mic on different locations / angles, a very weird hum ...
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Can wood cause interference?

I've already troubleshot and resolved the issue, my recording's come out well so I don't need help on that end, I just want to know how this issue that I had happened. I have a wooden bookshelf, real ...
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Can noise be produced by the lack of ground wires?

I just moved into a really old apartment that does not have ground wires at all and I’m getting some really annoying noises when recording my guitar and bass. Could these two things be related? If so, ...
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Sporadic, hissing, wind-like noise from condenser microphone - what cause/fix?

There are acoustic glitches in my recordings, and I would like to know the cause of the sound anomaly and possible fixes. This is what our spectrogram looks like: And here are the example recordings ...
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Why does acoustic foam control reverb but not stop sound from leaving or entering a room?

Acoustic foam, e.g. made of polyether or polyester, with a thickness of 2–3 inch, is often used to control reverb and enhance acoustics. It works through absorption of sound, and the foam’s absorption ...
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With a dynamic mic is it possible to have as low noise as a condenser?

This is a question just out of curiosity. I have a Rode NT1-A microphone and also a Rode Podmic. I run both of them through a Yamaha MG12XU mixer. The Podmic goes through an sE Electronics DM1 ...
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Can a bad XLR cable break my usb audio interface?

From church, I took home two XLR Cables (16 AWG) that I considered may be broken, so that I could test them in a more controlled environment. My Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 has been working great in the ...
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How loud must a speaker be for the sounds from it to be audible when the ambient noise is 80 dB, i.e. a speaker beside a highway

I am considering the miniature speakers of CUI Devices for a project. The ambient noise may be as loud as 60 dB to 80 dB (the speaker could for isntance be placed close to a highway), but could just ...
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Focusrite Scarlett Solo wind and rumble noise

My Focusrite Scarlett Solo interface is plugged into my HP Omen computer and when i plug my Blue Spark condenser microphone into the XLR port on the interface i get a loud wind and rumble noise when ...
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Noise when using Audio Interface and Video capture Card

I'm trying to setup a stream/webcast for live events at work, low on Budget, I got a good cost benefit audio USB interface called S200(A clone of a Maonocaster I think), plugged in in a USB port on ...
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How to get rid of a hiss in my Behringer Q802USB?

I recently purchased a Behringer Xenyx Q802USB, which I intend to use for inputing three Rode Wireless Go mics into my computer. I am using these adapters to use the "line in" inputs. But ...
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Question about quality of Rode NTG5 birds recording

I recently received the Rode NTG5 and the other day I was recording some birds. When I listened to the recording, I was surprised by how clearly the cars in the background can be heard. Please have a ...
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Annoying neighbours, barely audible sounds but still very annoying. Sensitivity being important, in my question

I have got a question. I'm having problems with a neighbour. And I want to record the sounds he's making that are audible to me but especially annoying cause of the nature of the sound, not the ...
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Guitar gain and noise setup for amp sim

I'm looking at recording DI guitar and I have a few questions regarding setup input levels and dealing with noise. My current setup: Ibanez RG321MHE (EMG h4 passive humbuckers) Behringer UMC204HD ...
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Elimination of hiss over entire recorded track

I am new to recording, I've started trying to record some of my guitar/vocals. I recently brought a mic but my budget was limited so it was only around 40£. Whenever i record with it there is a ...
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Need help in filtering

I would like to ask for help please. I don’t have an experience in sounds or recording or filtering. I have a voice record of two speaking with lots of background noise due to an instrument that was ...
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Noise from one of monitors near iMac

Setup: a desk from IKEA, an iMac 27 2017 staying in the center, Steinberg UR22C connected to the iMac via usb type-c cable, 2 Yamaha HS5 active monitors are connected to the audio interface with ...
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Focusrite 3rd-Gen Solo Bundle - Mic Mounted on a Boom Arm Noise Issue

Below is image and voice sample for recording by using Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen Solo Studio. Its mounted on a boom arm shock mount. Its got noise. I am touching it then noise goes away but if I ...
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Further to my question about wiring my music room...wiring finished, now I have a noise question!

I finished wiring 4 stations around my music room to my mixer, and tested everything and I have continuity through all the cables to the mixer. I tested the guitar jacks, and everything is sounding ...
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Behringer UM2 weird white/static noise problem

I have recently stumbled up upon a weird problem with my audio interface. I'm using a Behringer U-PHORIA UM2, with an Audio-Technica AT2020 mic connected to it. When I first got it there was no ...
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How Do I Reduce Noise Floor in a Booth With No EQ

I need to submit a raw recording to an audio engineer with no editing for a demo. The noise floor of my recording must be at least -40 RMS. When I do not speak, the RMS is at -60 but when I do speak, ...
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Static of death. Is the microphone or the sound card the problem?

I have an old Line6 Toneport UX2 and a Studio Projects C1 MkII large diaphragm condenser microphone that I haven't used in a long time (8yrs+). I just bought my dream guitar and thought I might do ...
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High pitched noise in my condenser mic [closed]

I am having a high pitched voice in my microphone wherever I speak and am quite troubled by it. I read some similar questions to this problem but still haven't find a solution for it. When I plugged ...
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How can I digitally recreating water sounds

I need a digitally created water sound, that is convincing enough but also not too realistic sounding. I have good ableton live and a bit MaxMSP knowledge but i don't know how to design this specific ...
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Is the microphone's self-noise the main source of background noise in a quiet room?

I am preparing a DIY home recording studio. I did four experiments a new Samson C01U plugged into a Mac computer and recording into Audacity. I recorded background noise in one room without furniture ...
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What makes these "sweeping" artifacts happen in high pitched audio?

Whenever you record somebody screeching in a very high pitched manner, you will usually get distortions. I will link to some examples (warning: LOUD) Example 1 [48kHz signed 16bit wav]: this almost ...
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USB noise from my Audio interface

I have a new Mackie Onyx 2x2 running into a Win 10 pro Intel i5-2500K CPU @3.30 Ghz w 8 gig ram, running Cubase 10 elements. I have terrible noise via the usb connection to my PC. I have tried various ...
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Røde NT-USB produces static noise depending on the USB cable [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask my question, so please remind me if this is the case. The problem I just discovered that my USB microphone produces static noise (not sure if this is ...
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How can the power system mess up the audio?

Goal We have a Behringer X32. Everything in the mixer sound great. We try to bring its sound to a PC so we can record and stream it. Problem The audio in the PC is noisy. In indescribable, ...
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What is causing the 5.5 kHz noise in my recording setup

Recently I noticed a high pitched noise in my recording setup in my new house, 5.5 kHz to be precise as you can see in the image below of me playing a bass note. This noise only is present when ...
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Why does this cheap mic not pick up background noise?

I tried this cheap mic he got off amazon and I was surprised at how little background noise it picked up during calls and on discord. I also tried a blue yeti in cardioid mode still picks up ...
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Eliminate static crackling noise when scrolling Scarlett 2i2 interface

This issue has been driving me crazy for years now to the point where I was using only single monitor for the last half year. There is a crackling noise at idle and a much more pronounced noise when ...
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Sennheiser mke 2 and ew100 g3= cable noise. Any ideas why?

Just upgraded my me2 to an MKE2. Used with g3 wireless. The cable on the new MKE2 has the blue (attenuator or whatever that is with the serial #). I read that the blue version had more shielding for ...
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Speaker Noise with PC but not with Laptop

I have a noise problem with my speakers and my PC. I've tried everything I can think of and I still can't eliminate the noise. Speakers (Yamaha HS7 x2) quarter inch jack to RCA to connect to M-Audio ...
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Does DC translate to sound?

In an analog signal it is alternating currents that mimic the sound wave; so in my mind DC should never produce audio but is that true? In a ground loop the noise is caused by differences in ground ...
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Sound noise reduction

I'm currently working on an engine record and I try to remove an "air" sound with Audacity. I've tried high pass filter and then noise reduction, here the original sample and the edited sample. But I ...
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Very loud static and buzzing noise, Behringer UM2 Audio Interface + AT2020. Microphone not working

I don't have much knowledge about this subject so bare with me. I have a AT-2020 Microphone and a Behringer UM2 Audio Interface. I have direct monitor enabled and plug in my headphones to the audio ...
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Is it possible to remove a whistle-like noise from audio?

The speech has whistle-like noises. We can clearly see that the whistle-like noise looks different from other parts of the voice. I searched Google for removing hissing (I don't know the correct term ...
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Calculating noise in dB produced by microphone pre-amplifiers

I need to know whether my pre-amplifier or my microphone is limiting the sound quality (in terms of noise) of my recording setup. The sound recorder (SM2Bat+, Wildlife Acoustics) has a specified ...
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Noise and Grounding: what's the point of external phantom power supplies?

I have a Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 2nd gen audio interface, which is powered through its USB bus. I have a AT2035 condenser mic attached to it, using the onboard phantom power capabilities. The interface ...
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Why does the tonearm cable from my turntable pick up noise?

I have recently pick up an old turntable (my detailed setup goes below) and facing the background noise issue. I think it is something being picked up by my tonearm cable because when I move it or ...
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Issues with mix-minus setup on Xenyx Q1002USB with dbx 286s

My setup is simple and complicated at the same time: My mixer is a Behringer Xenyx Q1002 USB Premium. 1. I have a XLR microphone going into a dbx 286s Mic Preamp/Processor. The processed audio is ...
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Denoising studio induced noise and noise due to poor recording

Background Cassette tapes of speeches have been made in 2000 in locations which are not studio like environs for recording (i.e. contain various sources of noise such as fans, folks moving about, ...
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