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Finding source of microphone background hum

I have a sony f-v220 dynamic microphone, and i'm experiencing some hum in the recording, I tried googling it, but found nothing working. I have the spectrum analyzer on, and there isn't really any ...
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Noise / Ground Loop problem with Devine BM 400 Microphone

I recently purchased a Devine BM 400 Condenser Mic, but when plugging it in (XLR -> Audio Interface -> USB) I get a hum at around 50Hz, and some more peaks at 155, 2670, 365, and so on, with smaller ...
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Low electronic noise in my audio

Hello and thankyou in advance for helping me. I've been having some audio issues for the past few months and I have no idea how to get rid of it. I've tried getting a new mixer and that didn't work. ...
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Recording audio from PC sound card

I am trying to use the sound card in PC 1 as a synthesizer from PC 2, which sends MIDI commands to PC 1 through Ethernet, which is not a problem. The problem appears when I connect line out to the ...
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Reduce noise from multiple clips

I have a whole pile of individual clips all taken from the same interview that I'm editing in premiere, unfortunately, theres some pretty solid noise on the clips. I love Audition, and it's very handy ...
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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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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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TS (1/4'') to XLR cable. Balanced or unbalanced?

Hi I've recently bought this TS to XLR cable: http://www.adamhall.com/en/ah_Cables_Liveline_Series_-_Microphone_Cable_XLR_male_to_6.3_mm_Jack_mono_6_m.html I know that TS is a typically unbalanced ...
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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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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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Best sound to use for ringtone

So I have never liked using ringtones. However my new phone has a weak vibration, so it seems I need to get one. I want a ringtone that is able to be distinguishable from a whole crowd of noises, ...
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Noise connecting mixer to PC

I've got a Xenyx1202FX that I am trying to use to record some stuff. I connect it to the PC throughout the stereo main out into the PC (win7) line in. I am also using a UK-> EURO power adapter. ...
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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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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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Is a dynamic mic better than a condenser mic in terms of outside noise?

I have a Rode NT1 condenser mic. I am more than satisfied with the audio quality I get, when I record podcasts and screencasts. I have one problem though. My apartment is located near a semi-busy ...
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Why is there noise in my spectrum analyser despite having no external devices plugged in?

I'm using a spectrum analyser to see the harmonics of various instruments so as to recreate their tone (or approach it) with additive synthesis. I've found that it detects some noise at around -100 dB,...
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Remove hiss from audio

I have a stereo track that was recorded in a dslr camera using a lavalier mic. The right channel has all the voice information (along with a lot of noise) and the left channel has only noise. I tried ...
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How to fix loud thunderous noise from Peavey PA system?

I am having a severe problem with my Peavey PA system. After connecting all the system components together, the PA system is left ON: A loud continuous noise of distortion starts coming out of the ...
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What is the difference between a tone and a noise?

In acoustics, what is the difference between a tone and a noise? I have been trying to find a definition of these terms. So far, the best I have come up with is A tone is a sound that can be ...
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What is a 'noise sweep'?

If you look around the internet, you can find the term noise sweep or white noise sweep all over the place and this is defined, but I can't find the basic definition of sweep anywhere. What does sweep ...
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The 'Sonic' Planck

I've been in a philosophical kind of mood as of late, and I've been pondering this question/concept for the past few days and I've love to hear others' thoughts and ideas on it. Not really a right or ...
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Mitigating Noise From Clothes When Making In-Ear Binaural Recordings Whilst Walking

I appreciate that I'm probably asking the impossible, but I'm looking for ways to prevent in-ear binaural mics from picking up noises coming from my clothes. I've managed to eliminate breathing by ...
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How can I fix robotic distortion from an audio track?

First of all I apologize if the title doesn't make any sense. I lack the vocabulary to describe the issue that I have with an audio track I'm trying to fix or at least make a little better. This is ...
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Why is my Rode NT1 Mic making noise

I have a Rode - NT1 Mic. I bought it several months ago and I haven't used it that much. I put it in the box along with moisture absorbent. Now I took it out and realized that it is making some kind ...
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How can I get the best sound quality from my Zoom H1?

I just bought a Zoom H1 to do things like walking interviews, conversations and sound effects from streets. Having tested it out so far, and from what I've read, there is quite a lot of noise that ...
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How to make a lead similar to a circular saw

How to make a lead like in Notre-Dame de Paris - La monture at the first 4 seconds? This sound is similar to a circular saw. It is often used to represent aridity. ...
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Source of ground looping? Different ground for USB and laptop's line out?

I have a Behringer UCA202 (no-external power) USB Interface (DAC): Bus 006 Device 003: ID 08bb:2902 Texas Instruments Japan PCM2902 Audio Codec and an Intel audio controller which is built into ...
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removing hammering noise behind speech

Rather unfortunate hammering noise presents itself in some footage I am processing, where the source of the sounds may actually be the heating / boiler in the building. You can hear it here (in the ...
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Dialogue cleaning, Tron

Hi guys, I was watching the Tron Legacy sound panel and Ms Whittle(sound supervisor) mentions a specific software or hardware (i think its called nova) that they used to clean up the dialog ...
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Electric noise when using a Condenser Mic in home studio

I am setting up a condenser mic for my ProTools 8 system on the Digi 03 interface. I have a Neuman TML 103 mic running through a 25 FT Planet Waves XLR cable. When I turn on Phantom power and put the ...
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Mouth noises: removal by hand or izotope 3 declicker?

I know, it's a regularly discussed topic: removing mouth noises. Anything from clicks, incontinuities mid word, saliva etc. I've recorded about 15 minutes of voice over audio for a theatrical ...
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USB Isolators to eliminate ground loop?

I believe I have an issue with a ground loop. I'm looking at some USB Isolators. I found this, Solarbotics model for $48 Would this eliminate ground loop? I have both my both two outputs going to my ...
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Cleaning up large group dialog quickly

I have more experience mixing music than dialog. Every two weeks I have to mix about 2-3 hours of dialog from a room with roughly 30 people and pump it out in half a day. There are six microphones ...
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How do I test audio cables?

I have dozens and dozens of cables. XLR, 1/4", a few TRS cables, and some adapters and hybrids. Some are less than a few years old, some are decades old, a few may be older than I am. And every so ...
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Sound - for the purpose of creating vibrations

What is the best way to distribute noise from more than one source (I'm envisioning a system with many), within a dome, with the ground as its primary target, at optimal frequencies and volumes to ...
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Hypothetical Question: In-Car Hands Free Microphone - Unlimited Budget - What Would You Do?

Hello, Totally hypothetical question: A wealthy man approaches asks you to design the optimal microphone solution for an in-car hands-free calling system. He has three goals: A: eliminate ...
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Trying to create a DAB radio garbled audio effect

(Previously posted in Amateur Radio: https://ham.stackexchange.com/questions/7335/how-does-dab-radio-garbled-noise-come-about ) I've been fascinated by my digital/DAB radio lately, whose placement in ...
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Help me understand Class-D amplifier intrinsic noise

Introduction I've recently entered the prosumer/pro audio market by buying JBL LSR305 studio monitors and noticed that the tweeters produce constant high-pitched noise (most people apparently call it ...
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How to prevent PA system from sound interference

I have recently brought a new PA amplifier and new cables as my old amplifier took RCA and this new one takes XLR, so when my new amplifier arrived I set it up like normal and realised there is a ...
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Tascam DR-100 MKII: Getting Noise on Some Recordings

I just picked up a TASCAM DR-100 MKII the other day and I'm learning how to use it. Full disclosure, all this sound engineering is brand new to me. I bought it because I'm going to start doing ...
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How can I avoid the self-noise of Electro-Voice RE-20 microphone?

I use my dynamic RE20 mic with Focusrite 2i4 preamp/USB-interface. I have some noticeable hiss with this setup. The least noise I can get is when the gain knob is on maximum (which is not what you ...
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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 ...
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Noise Removal in Dialogue editing vs mixing

In regards to dialogue editing and noise removal, I've read John Purcell's book and it is absolutely brilliant, however it is written under the assumption that someone else will be mixing the material ...
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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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Sony PCM D50 vs PCM M10 ( internal mics)

Is the PCM D50 really woth twice the price compared with the M10? I want them for recording ambiences, birds, waterfalls, animals... Is there such a big diference with the internal mics or not (...
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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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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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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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Assigning a numerical value to clarity

Is there any way you could assign a numerical value to clarity of sound? For example, if you wanted to see how clarity of sound was affected by environmental factors (being outside, for example), over ...
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Cleaning up noise from nature/ambience recordings?

Hello all, i really really hate noise(mic/preamp noise), and my recording rig isn't that great(fostex fr2le, 2x rode nt5)...now, cleaning up some sfx, that were close mic'ed, is easy with izotope rx2,...