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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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Combining several inputs to a single headphone output?

I use in-ears on stage and was wondering if there are any headphone amps that support several inputs to a single output? Input 1 (jack) Input 2 (jack) Output 1 (jack) Basically my end game is that I ...
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My mic has low gain

I have an Avid Mbox 3 soundcard. It has a preamp built in, but it does not do the job for me when it comes to getting a respectable gain. the mic I'm using is a rhode NT-1A, pretty decent condenser ...
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What is the difference between headphone jack and line out on Zoom H5 Audio Recorder?

I'm not very familiar with sound engineering, so this may be a stupid question! I use a Zoom H5 for video production work. I plug microphones into the H5, and then plug the Line Out from it into the ...
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How to setup microphone with pre-amp for general purpose PC input use as well as audio recording?

I'm trying to get a multipurpose audio setup going on my PC which could include but isn't limited to audio recording and VOIP (gaming, streaming, skype, etc.). I have a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 pre-...
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Is it better to record a vocal as close to raw as possible, or to compress, eq etc along the way into Pro Tools?

I've been playing around with running vocals from our 1073 pre-amp into an Avalon compressor and EQ before hitting our Pro Tools rig. I'm loving the sound I'm getting, but am not sure if this is ...
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Using SQN into a H4n, issues!

Hello folks Had a sound job this week where I tried to use an SQN mixer into a H4n only to find out sending any kind of signal just limited the H4n dB meter. Padding the SQN with -20dB resulted in ...
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Best low noise mic pre?

Hey guys, What is the best low noise mic preamp for recording foley and Sfx in the studio? I started out working in music, and I have a 2-610 universal audio tube pre, that I haven't really used for ...
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Sound devices MixPre-D

I have read couple of post talking about this pre, and everybody seems to be pretty happy with the job out there. But what I would really like to know is how it works as a Audio interfece, has anybody ...
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Best Mic/Preamp for footstep recording

Hello, I would like to record footstep to create a personal sound bank. I wonder what preamps and what microphones you usually use for this kind of thing in studio? I do not have specific or maximum ...
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Tascam DR-680 ratings??

I'm in the process of getting rid of my zoom h4n primarily because of the noisy circuitry inside. I have found that most tascam stuff is extremely quiet. With the zoom I use an MP1 sound device preamp ...
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Does the Signal/Noise ratio keeps constant as you rise the gain?

I have written about this question in my blog. I appreciate your opinions. http://javierzumer.com/en/test-niveles-de-ganancia/
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Edirol R-44 mic preamp mods

I am thinking about upgrading the preamps in my Edirol R-44 as I really like the recorder, but find the mic preamps a little noisy. If you have modified yours, which mod did you go for and how ...
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Portable audio recorder remcomendations (Roland R26 or Marantz PMD 661)

Hey, I'm planning on investing in some personal audio equipment to use once the ability to borrow my university's equipment is gone! Ultimately I plan on ending up with a solid MS portable recording ...
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Yamaha MG24 vs. Digi002

I've got a Yamaha MG24/14FX and a digi 002 sitting on my desk. I'm debating what signal path I'd like to use. Which piece of gear has better preamps? Here's the Yamaha mixer: http://www.sweetwater....
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Anyone using Naiant Gear?

I'm thinking of getting the new Naiant Littlebox when it comes out and am considering picking up a mic or two of theirs. Has anyone here used any of the Naiant gear and what do you think about it? ...
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New audio interface

I'm looking to get a new interface and was looking at three options: Mbox 3 Apogee Duet w/breakout box Apogee Duet 2 I don't have Pro Tools HD so I don't have a need for 192kHz, just 96kHz with ...
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Mic Preamp for ADR

Hi! I am looking for a decent preamp that would be used mainly for ADR recording and also for some voiceovers. The films that need some ADR are usually shot by MKH 416. It is important to be able to ...
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Studio Pre-Amp with Low Noise Floor

Can anyone recommend a studio pre-amp with a low noise floor for recording foley? Don't worry about the $$$$££££, maybe just best in each price bracket! Edit: I'll mainly be using it with a Neumann ...
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If you were to buy a studio pre-amp - cost no issue - which one would you buy and why?

No cost limit for a studio pre-amp - solid-state or tube, doesn't matter which. Which one would you buy for: Vocals - (Katy Perry, etc. - contemporary pop) Drums (any type of drum) Voice Over (if ...
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Low-Budget Pre-Amp for Senn 416

Hello everyone. My friend asked me to do some research for him on a preamp for a Sennheiser 416. I'm stumped as I have been working in a professional studio my whole career and don't know where to ...
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Low-budget field recorder with good pre-amp

I'm working on a couple of mod projects and I sorely need some kind of a field recorder to get a lot of the sounds I need. I've read a lot about the Zoom H2 and H4, and I'm leaning towards the H2 due ...
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Portable Mic Preamp… Suggestions?

I am in the market for a portable, battery-powered microphone preamp for my shotgun. My Zoom H4n portable recorder does not seem to be driving my Rode NT2-A well enough, I would like to give it more ...