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Can I connect XLR mic to my portable Bluetooth speaker (with sufficient signal strength)?

I have a small, portable, battery-powered Bluetooth speaker (has aux input) and an XLR microphone (Shure SM57). I was wondering if there is anything I could use to convert the microphone signal to 3....
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It's impossible, how do I get a lightweight, portable, loud busking amp/PA?

Without going really big, I don't know how to do this. So far I use a Roland Mobile AC amplifier. It's just 5 watts, but it sounds beautiful and it's tiny, fits in my backpack, powered by 6AA ...
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Presonus 24.4.2 for monitor board

I have a Presonus 24.4.2 digital mixer that I would like to use as a monitor board for road gigs. I know that a split snake would allow me to plug in to the snake head on stage going to FOH, but I'm ...
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Speaker Enclosure Material

Im building a (Portable) speaker. I have a design and most of the electronics done already, but i need some help with the enclosure. I'm not sure what to build it out of, since I've heard some ...
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Lightweight Portable Sound Recorder?

I do a lot of backpacking and want to start recording the wildlife I hear during the night. I thought a small portable sound recorder might do the job. The idea is to place the recorder a distance ...
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What portable recorder do you use and why?

I've been recording atmospheric sounds for a while now and I'm curious about what you guys prefer using as a recording device out in the fields. Mostly I've been using a Zoom h4n with it's internal ...
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good portable recorder using an external pre

Hi there, I'm thinking of getting Sound Device's USBPre 2 as I need a new audio interface at home and would also like to start recording in the field (I heard this interface is portable). So my ...
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Field recorder advice (again)

Hello fellow designers/recordists. I am covering some old ground, but I'm looking to 'upgrade' from the H4n to something a little more semi-professional, without a sound devices pricetag. For the ...
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Want to buy a portable recorder for birthday tomorrow

Hi I want to buy a portable recorder for my birthday tomorrow to record sound fx. My budget currently is 12000 Rs. here in Mumbai which is enough for Zoom H2N which interests me because of its ...
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Can you use an MBOX or other Audio Interface without a computer? Also, make your own portable recorder or mixer or both?

Can you use audio interfaces as mixers if you connect them to a USB portable power device? And say recording into a portable recorder ie. zoom H4n? Has anyone had any success with this or tried ...
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The Bare Minimum

With having applied to the master's program in Edinburgh I've started thinking about the gear I'm going to need to have with me. Even if I don't get in, I've been feeling a little over-encumbered ...
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Tim Prebble's mic stands.

Anybody know what these are called? I really dig the reverse-folding legs, and the fact that they look like they weigh half a pound at most. In fact, they look kinda like re-purposed cheapie music ...
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Recording two sound sources through two inputs at the same time with Tascam DR-1 Portable Digital?

Hello everyone here! It's my second time to post question here :) I have one simple question. I try to rent Tascam DR-1 Portable Digital, MKH 60, and MKH 416P for few days. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Mac Users: What Type Do You Use?

I'm looking into the possibility of getting a Mac. My question is which kind of Mac do you feel is most beneficial for a sound designer? The Mac 21.5-inch: 3.06GHz with the big screen and high spec? ...
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First time using a 8-track portable recorder on set

Hey you guys! Can´t describe how I love this website! What an awesome idea! My question is: I´ve been on set operating shotgun microphones before but, because of budget limitations and the fact it ...