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Reduction of Reverberation Time in a home studio from blankets, textile, and foam

I am setting up a home studio in an empty closet with a dynamic or condenser microphone. Recordings have some echo and I would like to reduce reverberation time by about 75% to be barely noticeable. ...
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What kind of output does an active acoustic guitar pickup provide?

My kid has a Cort AD880 acoustic guitar with a built-in CE304T active ceramic pickup (amplifier and EQ). I failed to find any documentation about this piece of electronics, but connecting it to my ...
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If carpets are bad for recording room treatment, what about curtains?

I am preparing a home recording studio and considered carpets and drapes, two low-cost and easy additions repurpose a room. I read in multiple places that carpets are bad for room treatment, for ...
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Max/MSP Intercepting Sound From Other Programs

I want to do a couple of things: -I want to hear sound from all other programs through max, and max only. -I want to edit that sound in real time and hear only the edited sound. -I want to slow down ...
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Stopping outside noise from coming in [duplicate]

I have a wall facing the street, and a lot of noise comes in from there. I don't have the option of changing my room, so I have to stay here. I want to stop those noises from coming in. My room has ...
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How to record several takes in several tracks with autopunch

I want to prearrange a song in my timeline with empty (looping) regions and then record all the parts live. I.e. I want to create a classic loop station video without having to manually set start and ...
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proper way to control a condenser microphone volume

I'm setting up a home studio microphone with an Audio Technica 3035 (discontinued). My current setup is: AT3035 -> external phantom power -> Cloudlifter -> Focusrite 18i8 -> logic pro x ...
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Why is my input from my microphones so low?

I have 4 Behringer microphones (around £20) and a “SOUNDLAB 4 CHANNEL MONO MICROPHONE MIXER WITH EFFECTS“. I am attempting to start a podcast. When I record the audio, unless it is on full blast on ...
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How to have gain apply after the noise reduction?

I am using Equalizer APO to gain upwards of 50 dB and voicemeeter for bass adjustment and noise reduction. Unfortunately the gain mde the humming of my laptop into a loud droning noise almost as loud ...
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Logic Pro recording forward on Behringer X32

Hi I'm try to record keys on x32 via Logic Pro v10.4.8, and strange bug happened. When I record track, its recorded little forward, and after rec I need move track little back to match with metronome ...
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Is the microphone's self-noise the main source of background noise in a quiet room?

I am preparing a DIY home recording studio. I did four experiments a new Samson C01U plugged into a Mac computer and recording into Audacity. I recorded background noise in one room without furniture ...
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How to record left and right hand as separate tracks in Cakewalk?

I have some midi files that when played in Cakewalk, I can see that the left and right hands are separate tracks. I have seen in programs like PlayPerfect and MIDIculous, the software attempts to ...
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Microphone with wider frequency range or higher sensitivity for better qualtiy?

For instance I've put my eye on two mics (cardioid condenser ones). One has -90dB sensitivity and frequency range of 20 - 20 000 Hz. The other on has -46dB sensitivity and frequency of 50 - 15 000 Hz....
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Is this blip due to the voice actor or the recording equipment?

I am starting direction and audio production. In my recordings with a Sennheiser MD 441 dynamic microphone, I often hear a blip and I wonder if it's due to the voice actors or to the recording ...
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How to fix distorted robot-sounding voice track?

I've recorded a live stream of a digital conference via the "record desktop" function of the "Windows 10 Game DVR" (Windows key + G). Overall that worked well – however, while ...
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Recording operatically trained voices and pitch issues

Over the last few years I have attended performances of opera and art song recitals which have been recorded. However the sound recordings sometimes don't match what I have heard in the hall, and I ...
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Can I use guitar cables to connect my keyboard to my audio interface?

I have a Yamaha MX synthesizer and would like to record in stereo using the Scarlett 4i4 audio interface connected by two TS cables I use for my guitar. Should I use the TS cables or should I buy two ...
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A “newspaper in the photo” but for audio? Audible timestamp hash/signature/password/watermark? What (live?) audio channel works as an audio timestamp?

Short Version ("TL:DR"): Examples: My parent er landlord screamed and or banged pots and pans by my room from 3h to 7h (3AM to 7AM) and did not stop the entire time (but my door was closed ...
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What dB level corosponds to the lower 8 bits of a 24 bit pcm/wav file?

I'm wondering, what is the maximum peak amplitude, in decibels, that will register in the first 8 bits of a 24 bit wav and leave the upper 16 as 0's? Would something like -99.85dB be low enough or ...
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Recording sound on an iPhone

I need a colleague to do some recordings for voice-over publication and because of confinement I cannot give them my material, nor can they go to a studio. They have an iPhone 7 and recording on it ...
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Can I use one of these common USB audio interfaces with Sony F-99B dynamic mic?

I got an age-old Sony F-99B dynamic microphone lying around while I was looking for gear to shoot an interview-style podcast. Now, I understand that dynamic mics output mic level signals that should ...
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Recording using multiple lavalier mics

I have an interview-style recording to do that involves multiple people. I suppose using lavalier mics would be ideal for this. I couldn't find a way to properly record audio from more than one ...
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Unknown polar pattern on bought MXL 990 mic

I just got MXL 990 Heritage Edition, for recording guitar and vocals. However, when opening the box I saw the polar pattern on the box. It's something like this. It doesn't fully resemble a cardioid ...
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Voice recording for deep warm voice (spoken)

I need to record a male voice for narration. I want to strengthen the natural "warmness" of the voice. I am not sure what the technical term would be, but I am looking to get a warm, deep voice. Think ...
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I Copied MID files from Yamaha Keyboard, but Playback is Different

I am a newbie in sound design and digital musical instrument stuff. Recently, me and my friend recorded an instrument using some Yamaha Keyboard. When we play that recording on a Yamaha Keyboard, ...
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Wireless system (transmitter and receiver) for XLR lavalier microphones and audio recorder?

Please forgive me, if this question sounds rather basic or even noobish to some of you. I've been trying to do some research into the technology, but, so far, have not been able to find answers to ...
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Dialogue between 2 or more people

I'm a film editing student and I was wondering whether it is a common practice to always aim the boom microphone back and forth between the two (or more) people when their lines come up, even if a ...
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What kind of sound frequency which can be audible in speaker but cant be recorded & playback

What kind of sound frequency which can be audible in speaker but cant be recorded & playback. I want to send a sound file which can be listen by receiver but cant be recorded for future playback ...
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How to reroute the audio interface output back into input?

I have a Behringer UMC404HD Audio interface. It has 4 inputs and 4 outputs. Through the inputs, I have mic, guitar, and keys. In order to put all of these through my loop pedal and effect pedal I have ...
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What is causing the 5.5 kHz noise in my recording setup

Recently I noticed a high pitched noise in my recording setup in my new house, 5.5 kHz to be precise as you can see in the image below of me playing a bass note. This noise only is present when ...
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Latency compensation not working in any DAW

I have windows 10, and no matter what DAW I try (audacity, Ableton, amplitube), the computer does not put into effect any latency compensation I adjust on screen through each program’s appropriate ...
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Recording solo violin on stage

Below is a screenshot from this exceptional solo violin performance. Can anyone identify the microphones (type, if not model) in front of the stage? Also, does this appear to be a good setup for ...
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Rode NTG3 vs Sennheiser MKH 416

I am pretty torn between the Rode NTG3 and the Sennheiser MKH 416. The Sennheiser MKH 416 is considered to be the industry standard and is considered by many as probably one of the best in the market. ...
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Need help to record thumping sounds

I am a single parent with four children and I have a inconsiderate neighbor directly above me who is literally running around late at night and dropping things on the ground. I have spoken to my home ...
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White noise on audio interface

I am trying to record using and audio interface into my PC. When the mic gain, on the interface, is turned up beyond half way I get this irritating white noise, even if there's no mic plugged in. ...
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How do you organize recording session files?

For the past year or so I've been recording jam sessions on my new (and growing) modular setup. I don't do it every night, but when I do I usually record 3 or 4 sessions. So... without actually ...
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Recording soft sounds

I'm a visual artist and want to record the sound of human touch live to be included in an installation artwork. (The very soft sound of touching thread.) I have no science or engineering knowledge. ...
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Why am I experiencing unsynchronized audio during recording?

I've run into an issue while recording audio with MXL-990 using Behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD. We're recording audio with the above devices and video+audio with a video camera. The audio does not sync ...
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What is the easiest way to split a voice recording into phrases?

I am doing the Japanese Language proficiency test and it has a listening component. Some listening exercises are long ones and when practicing I don't understand the parts when needed. I'd like to ...
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Can I Record 4ch in a zoom H4n with my setup?

I need to record a live session, and I am trying not to buy anything else. I have a Zoom h4n as a recorder / mixer mics: 1 Shure SM 57 dinamic mic(to record percussion) (xlr cable) 1 Shure SM 11 ...
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How do I connect an amplifier to a PC?

I have a guitar amplifier and I am wondering if I could connect any of its outputs to a PC microphone input on the motherboard through a 6.3 mm. to 3.5 mm. adapter. Or it will not work and ...
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How do I use a Tascam DP-32SD as a midi controller?

I had a Tascam 2488 port-a-studio that had MIDI capability. I now have a Tascam DP-32SD with no MIDI capability. How do I use my Tascam DP-32SD as a midi controller?
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Recreating the Bass sounds of Daft punk's Voyager and Avicii's Peace of Mind

I was trying to recreate the quite similar Bass sounds of Avicii's Peace of Mind and Daft Punk's Voyager. I suspect they used a saw wave and pushing the resonance on the filters, but I fail with my ...
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Newbie who wants to record nature sounds on a budget

I'm new to field recording but not studio recording. I'd like to buy a portable recorder and mic for under $400 US (approximately). Having researched online, can I get away with a cheaper recording ...
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What are these microphone connectors?

I have this old Philips mic, it doesn't have a regular XLR connector but rather two strange smaller connectors, a three-pin and a five-pin. Is it possible to connect this mic to a modern recorder, ...
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How do I isolate and amplify faint dialogue on an audio track?

I have a video that shouldn't have any sound in it and I can faintly hear someone talking. My question is how do I isolate and amplify these sounds to hear them without straining and reducing other ...
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Condenser Microphone Without Phantom Power - Constant Noise

Condenser Microphone > XLR Cable > USB Soundcard > Computer I haven't connected a phantom power, it records well but there is a constant noise/static in the background. Please help, how do I get ...
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How can I record audio from an MP3 player into my Mac?

so I use a portable audio recorder to record interviews, but it’s microusb port broke (but everything else work), I can still record new files and play the recordings from the built in speaker and 3....
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Microphone type for recording a string instrument in a very live room

Hi sounddesign community! (TLDR @ bottom. Also, If this is the wrong community to ask in, would you please direct me to a better suited place? Thanks!!) I’m a pretty amateur musician, and recently I’...
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Recording from XR18 to Tascam-DR40

I have a live performance that I'd like to record from the house Behringer XR18 mixer to a Tascam DR40. What's the best way to do this? What exact cable and output source to the Tascam should I use? ...

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