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Power supply noise in cheap condenser mic: is this normal?

Wanting a microphone that picked up less noise and was more sensitive to soft sounds than the mic built into my laptop, I picked up the cheapest condenser mic I could find on Amazon, the Nady SPC-15 — ...
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Do audio cable splitters reduce signal quality or add noise?

I'd like to record audio coming out of a DJ mixer that has only one output. So I thought I'd use those 'Y' shaped cable splitter plugs which take the L and R cables as input and output to two. ...
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How can I reduce noise with many cables?

I have a home studio with 10 microphones cabled up. These cables all connect from the audio interface to the microphones, and follow generally the same path. I have heard that parallel cables add ...
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Wireless mic problem: Amplitude sounds like it is “jittering” up and down by a few db

We are having a strange problem with our set of Audio Technica 1800 series wireless lavs. It seems as though the amplitude of the sound is jittering up and down by a few db. It throws the dynamic of ...
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Vuvuzela silencing techniques

Last year's soccer World Cup in South Africa brought about many vuvuzela silencing tools. What are the characteristics of vuvuzela noise that allow it to be silenced? What are some of the common ...
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Location Recording for a period drama

Hi guys, I have recently been shooting in the south of England for a period drama independent film. The on-location sound is quiet enough for the indoor scenes and dialogue is nice and clear without ...
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How to eliminate 50 Hz noise from microphone?

Can anyone recommend a good technique on microphone grounding and elimination of 50 Hz noise? Update This is a simple headphone mic. When I touch mic's body the noise is decreased significally.
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Cell Phone noise wanted

I actually want to amplify and enhance the cell phone interference you often hear when speaker setups are un-shielded. I wondered if I could reverse tactics people are using to get rid of it? The ...
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Strategizing “fill” with three different mics in a high-noise environment

To my frequent saviors, esteemed mentors, and fellow adepts, Recorded a "free-driving" scene on a freeway with eight actors in a van improvising DX. Setting the myriad factors aside which would have ...
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How to eliminate guitar amp hum (software and hardware amps)

There's nothing quite like the sound of a guitar playing into a warm tube amp with the pre turned up high and the post turned down. There's also nothing quite like the hum you get out of one of these ...
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Another noise related question

sorry. i have this clip that a friend sent me to ask if i could reduce the noise on it. im still new to all this stuff, but to me it seems the noise is more background sound than noise if that makes ...
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Noise Frequency

Im just wondering, as there are lots of kinds noise that creep into our recordings. what are the typical frequencies where noise is mostly present as so I can apply filters etc.. And also, what type ...
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If you could choose noise reduction or ADR. What would you choose? (Poll)

If you could choose noise reduction or ADR. What would you choose? (Poll)
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Hum/noise near electrical devices on the set

I soon have a filmproject and a have a problem with the equipment i have rented. Now, when i'm to close to electrical devices like a laptop, tv or even the ceiling lights, i get an electrical hum. I ...
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Cooled, soundproof enclosure for a noisy laptop in a bedroom studio?

I recently bought a 2011 Macbook Pro (15") for, among other things, some serious audio in my bedroom studio. If I open up Pro Tools or Ableton and start working, within 5 minutes the MBP's fans turn ...
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How to get rid of static background hum

I have a very small hum, it's not that audible but it's there and if I crank up the volume it's there and very annoying. The funny part is this: if I put any flesh part of myself on the cord going ...
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Questions about simple single-track line-in recording

I'm trying to create a simple recording of my electronic keyboard. It has a 1/4" stereo output, and I've connected that into my computer's microphone/line-in jack. I only have a few questions: Should ...
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How can I reduce interference with two radio microphones?

(Hopefully not off-topic noob question) We have a hearing loop set up which uses a Sennheiser collar radio mic and receiver which works pretty well. We recently bought a handheld Sennheiser mic for ...
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Headphone amp sliders are making noise. Worth fixing or not?

I recently replaced my interface (that had two headphone jacks and volume pots) with a new interface that only has one of each. My next move was to pull my 13-year-old Rolls HA-43 headphone amp out of ...
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Noise removal vs. adding bed noise

I've been recording podcasts and screen casts for a while now. I've always ran all my audio through Audacity and used the noise cancellation to clean up the audio. I've been happy with the results ...
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Noise Removal, Self noise Hum

Hey, does anybody have any suggestions for removing the low level hum of a microphone? It's noticeable enough to be heard across cuts. I've tried removing it with Izotope but I'm not confident that ...
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How can I clean up my laptop's sound card input?

My Windows XP laptop has a sound card that's integrated with the motherboard. I've tried doing some recording directly into Audacity using my headset microphone, but I always get an unacceptable ...
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Any good use for digital distortion?

I recently worked on a lot of dialogue that was digitally distorted probably because the microphone was damaged. Can anyone think of a time or place where digital distortion is used beneficially? It ...
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How do you remove rain noise?

So I have an entire mountain of dialogue that has rain noise all through it. There is also a good deal of clipping throughout the movie. Does anybody have a clue about how to remove the rain ...
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evil locust swarm

Hi, I was asked to create the sound for a locust swarm, however not a usual one, but one that is characterised by its evil and metallic buzz, sort of otherworldly, mutated... Now my main problem is ...
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How do I fix USB Mic Static through a preamp?

I am trying to setup a semi-pro recording area for creating a podcast and I am quite new to audio recording. I have a KAM C3 (Bottom one on the site) Mic going into an ART Tube MP - Project Series ...
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Using Zoom H4n handy recorders in windy condition

I had a very bad experience recording ambiances on the mountains with the zoom recorder.It was very cold and windy.I was using the on-board XY mics and windshields(which comes along with the recorder)....
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What is this incredibly annoying noise?

Hey all, I've been getting this noise out of my set top box, desktop and laptop audio outs into my mixer. I've also tried using usb soundcards out ($5 from ebay) and they don't eliminate the problem. ...
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Remove cloth sound from radio mics

Hello forum, I was wondering, how do you guys deal with cloth sounds on radio mic recordings. Is there any way to get rid of this? I tried to deal with it with the normal noise reduction tools, but ...
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How many folks going into record and walk away in quiet settings?

when recording nature sounds and ambiences I often setup and get out of the way . . . literally! How many folks going into record and get out the way when overlapping your recordings is a high risk.
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Removing camera noise

Hi there, Does anyone know any good techniques for removing camera noise from location sound recordings. I lecture and we have very old, loud Arri's and one of my students is struggling to remove the ...
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External noise in field recordings.

So I'm finally wrapping up the Doors project (I know. I procrastinated. I apologize - I'm really busy, though! That's my excuse!). I couldn't help but notice while being out field recording: THERE IS ...