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What components will I need to create a PA system? [closed]

I am wanting to create a rack mounted PA system for use at a camp. I am wanting to build it to support 3-5 speakers, 4 wireless mics, and 2+ corded mics as well as having a aux port to play from a ...
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Whats the role of a DAC and is it totally different to a dedicated sound card?

I am watching Deadmau5 masterclass and he says you definitely need a proper DAC, and to not use the computer's builtin DAC. Whats exactly does a DAC do? Is it a separate device or can I get one in a ...
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Microphones for instruments ranging from double bass to fife

I am a professional multi-instrumentalist and I am looking to start recording some of my own music. When I perform live, I've always been a guest and used the host's sound system so I haven't invested ...
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Is Behringer C-1 mic good enough for foley recordings for the price?

I have a deadline in three days to finish a project that requires some foley recordings, but I am without a mic. I would buy this mic for this purpose (I am low on budget) and I was wondering if it ...
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what is the best headphone with a good bass for $100 [closed]

I'm trying to buy some good headphone (I would prefer if it was Bluetooth but I don't mind if it wasn't wireless), I'm listening to House music especially dubstep and trance, so the bass should be ...
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What to look for in a microphone/studio [closed]

So, I know this question will probably be really far-fetched. However, I was wondering what I should look for in a low-budget microphone for making video game sound effects, as well as a studio. ...
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What are the advantages of a condenser mic for recording vocals?

Or it's better to buy a dynamic microphone? I heard that condenser mics is too sensitive and there will be a lot of noises on the record. Is that statement true?
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Does the RODE Lav mic need a pre-amp?

I am looking for an inexpensive solution for youtube commentary videos. I came down to the RODE Lavalier, and the RODE SmartLAV+. I don't have an iPhone, so I discovered that you can use any ...
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What do I need for buying a good microphone [closed]

I'm trying to buy a new microphone for recording vocals, and I though about this one . I don't know anything about voice recording so I hope if someone helps me to pick a good one which costs lower ...
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5.1 surround headphones for mixing?

I'm working on a job where the delivery specs are calling for a non-optional 5.1 surround mix. Unfortunately the space I am working in is pretty asymmetrical and almost the opposite of ideal for a ...
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School class recording [closed]

I'm a student and I have trouble taking notes and listening at the same time, therefore I wish to get myself a voice recording device so I can listen to the teacher's lecture again later. I'm looking ...
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Need a new laptop to run Pro Tools 8 for around £600

I'm currently running Pro Tools 8 on an six year old Dell laptop with 2gb ram. Which basically sucks. So basically I want to get a new laptop or PC with a £600 budget. Preferably not a mac as i'm ...
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Best cheap basic analogue audio mixer?

I'm basically looking for a device that allows for multiple (at least two, maybe three or four) stereo RCA inputs and a single stereo RCA output. There needs to be a fader on each stereo input. A ...
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Sound Card VS DAC Unit

I'm planning to upgrade the audio on my PC (my mobo currently has integrated Realtek ALC892 which doesn't sound that good) and am wondering if I would be a better idea to get a sound card (PCIE or ...
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First big investment for my sound kit - microphone or recorder?

Hi all, I've been lurking for a while and have seen similar questions but not exactly the feedback I'm hoping to solicit. I'm transitioning over to the world of audio for film and I'm looking into a ...
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Falcon Boom Poles - Any Thoughts?

I was looking around Ebay, to find a good deal on a boom pole, since I lost mine on a shoot and I came across this listing. http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-ft-Carbon-Fiber-Microphone-BOOM-POLE-The-Lux-...
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HD Native Thunderbolt Box sold separately?

I'm putting together a portable production sound mixing rig and I was looking at the possibility of using 192 I/Os with a laptop, and I can't find anywhere where they sell that little Avid HD Native ...
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best online place to buy DAW's and plugins for the uk?

Looking to get DAW's, plugins, synth packages, midi keyboards, and maybe sound libraries. Please recommend your favourites. Much obliged.
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Buying advice: 744t with a mixpre or a SQN4S-II as extra pre-amp ?

Hi All, I already own a SQN4S-II with a PCM-D50, but would love to record 4 track. Right now I'm in the position of buying a second hand 744 for a reasonable price, including a MixPre and a CL1+...
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Logic 9 vs Pro Tools 10

Hello all you social sound designers out there. Another question from me: I have £200 to spend on a new DAW. Logic 9 as an app is available for £140 from the app store, whilst Pro Tools 10 is just ...
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Is pro tools worth it?

I am about to finish uni and was questioning wether I should take advantage of the student discount and buy pro tools? I have used Logic for a long time and find it excellent, but think as everyone ...
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What is your experience with Microtech Gelfell microphones?

I have an opportunity to get the Microtech Gelfell sms 2000 preamp with the M series of diaphragms for quite a good price. Haven't had much luck on the net regarding feedback or reviews. I was ...
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Help! Pro Tools LE 8 in Sound Post-Production

I make a post here because don't know anything about Pro Tools, I'm a Nuendo user, and want to take the next step to Pro Tools, but I don't know this is right or wrong... is Pro Tools LE 8 for post ...