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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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Looking to record audio automatically triggered by a signal

I’m a music producer with a handful of outboard gear, I like to play around on the synths making noises for a while. When I go to record, often I can’t recreate the sound or the way in which I want ...
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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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Subtract music from microphone input while recording

I do have a Soundblaster 5/rx with a line-in, my mixer has an aux-return (and if that does not what I think it does, it has a headphone out too which I could use). The signal that is sent to the ...
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How to get rid of persistent mic buzz?

I have a Shure SM57 running into a behringer UMC202HD Audio Interface. It records all sound fine but when i try to record my acoustic guitar, there is a persistant buzz at a G2 in all the track and it ...
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How is cinematic sound produced?

This could be a bit subjective, but I think broadly most people know what "cinematic sound" means. At least, in my mind, it is sound that: Has extraordinary depth Quite a bit of warmth Richness and ...
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Which type of microphone is best equipped to capture eating sounds?

I am wondering which type of microphone this girl used to make her videos. I tried condensor hypercardioid but it still doesn't sound as clear and loud.
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Condenser mic noise - can anyone identify the problem?

I bought an Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Condenser Shotgun Microphone off eBay which works fine most of the time but sometimes picks up noise as heard in this recording. Can anyone identify the problem?
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Mad scientist: How to cancel out hum of known amplitude from signal of unknown amplitude?

I like investigating real-world phenomena through sound, and this time I am checking out lamps. I have following scheme: I have noticed that each lamp type distorts 50hz mains tone in its own unique ...
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Record Very Low Sound

I want to record very low sound. This sound can be heard by ear, so it is in the range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz , but i think it is more between 20 hz to 200 hz . The sound that i want to record is ...
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Does amplification and De-amplification of a recording affect the quality?

I looked online and didn't find anything definitive, they all wanted to compare the source and changed data structures and listen for differences....which I would consider too subjective to yield any ...
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How to record the tick of a mechanical pocket watch?

I'm talking about the slight ticking sound of a truly mechanical watch. I've done some research, and I'm thinking of using a Cardioid Condenser Microphone along with a USB preamp and connecting that ...
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Quality loss when using high amounts of gain in DAW instead of recording louder

Does it result in a loss in quality for my audio file, if I record really silent and have to apply strong gain (+30dB) in my DAW, instead of just recording the signal a little louder by increasing the ...
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Who can identify this microphone?

Does anybody know what microphone (brand + model) the singer in this video is using? Thanks.
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DAW software that I can share between 2 computers?

Is there a DAW software I could use with 2 different computers and share it? I will be doing a project for school but I will be recording instruments at home. How could I work on the same project at ...
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Safe to record a synth with a 1/4" cable instead of MIDI?

I have a synth that has MIDI and 1/4" output jacks. Which should I use for recording? I believe MIDI is the standard, but would there be a noticeable lack of quality if I used a 1/4" Y-cable instead? ...
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Best way to set up my DIY studio/recording/interfaces?

I have a mixer that someone gave me, which has a built in USB interface, which introduces a horrible hiss into my computer when recording. I purchased a Focusrite 6i6 interface, which provides ...
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Does a higher sample rate compensate for quantization errors from higher gain?

While normally bit depth would be associated with a more accurate signal to avoid quantization noise, I am wondering if recording at a higher sample rate will allow a more accurate interpolation of ...
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How can I create 8-bit audio files?

I have a client that wants 8-bit WAV files with music for telephone IVR recordings. I work in Adobe Audition and one time by some fluke the recording did not sound too bad. I was not able to reproduce ...
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Condenser Microphone - Constant noise when using Phantom Power [duplicate]

Firstly my setup : Microphone : Neewer NW-800 Phantom : Neewer NW-100 1-Channel 48V Phantom Power Supply USB "interface" : One of those cheap USB soundcards Software : Audacity, Adobe Audition CC ...
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Logic Pro X Long Recording - Static Clicks While Speaking

I recently recorded an interview in Logic Pro X which lasted for over an hour. Before the actual interview, I had run several short ~2 minute tests to ensure the recording was working properly. And ...
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Recording group of people playing tabletop rpg

I'm in front of small challenge. I'll be recording group of 6 people playing tabletop RPG. They'll be all sitting at one table but game master (person who narrates thru game) will be hidden behind his ...
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FOLEY TECHNIQUE: How to do squirrel running on a tree?

I am out of my imagination. Maybe someone could help or have done this? How to do sound of a squirrel running on a tree branches? The shot is close.
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How can I run mics with xlr into an old (ancient) mixer with 1/4 TS inputs?

Output from the mixer will go to a recording program on a tablet (we've got that part figured out). Reason for doing this is the band I'm in wants to create some practice tracks for the songs we are ...
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My keyboard recordings sound tinny/low quality

I’ve recently started recording piano covers for Youtube. I use a USB and Audacity to record the audio. However, when I play it back on my computer it sounds more tinny or lower quality than my ...
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Using Samson C02 for small groups

I'm planning to buy a pair of Samson C02s for one-on-one outdoor interviews (mostly dog trainers working with dogs, so lavaliers aren't really an option) as they seem to be very good microphones for ...
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Cassette deck input to computer

I'm trying to convert some cassette tapes to mp3's (or eventually burn onto audio CDs). Have followed the usual advice (here: https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/transfer-audio-cassette-to-...
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How to record a low frequency pulsating sound? [duplicate]

We hear/feel a pulsating sound/vibration in our house and in our car (when the car is parked at the house. The sound cannot be heard outside. It continues even after the circuit breakers are turned ...
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Should I use pedals for guitar effects while recording?

Is sound quality at all effected by using pedals before the interface, as opposed to recording a clean sound and applying effects in the DAW? I am using a Scarlett 2i4 interface.
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To record infrasonic sound in the presence of ultrasonic sound.

I am planning to build something. For that I need to able be to record the sound less than 200 Hz, however sounds with higher frequency are present. Is there a method to avoid high frequency sounds ...
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Can a FX send on a mixer be used as an extra buss for multi-track recording

I am working on a podcast with 3 other people and I was looking into multi-track recording to make editing easier. I was looking for a cheap mixer that would be able to be hooked up to a recorder ...
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How to input sounds live during a podcast

I've been recording sound for a few years now but I'm still learning through trial and error. I've done a few short student films and local commercials as well as very basic seminar recordings. my ...
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Cinematic soundtrack recording - is it better to record instruments sections separately or all together?

We want to record something that sounds really cinematic. I've been in a studio twice before with a 50 pieces orchestra and although the quality of the recording was great, it didn't have quite that ...
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DI box : which is more versatile, active or passive?

There are several questions here and on the Internet about what are DI boxes and what is the difference between active and passive. But I often end up reading things like "passive for active pickups ...
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Volume enhancement of recorded calls

Audio clip of recorded calls of other side is too low that cannot be heard, means two voices in audio clip are there in which one volume is very high and other is too low. pl. guide me detail that by ...
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The higher the gain the more white noise

I use the samson c01 condensor mic with the scarlet solo 2nd gen interface, I use logic pro x to record on. I record vocals in the closet with blankets and everything surrounding so there is no ...
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What could be wrong to my h4n zoom recorder

Every time I switch on my h4N, it takes quite a long time to load. After I finish recording and press the stop button, it also takes a very long time to complete. When the screen finally appears in ...
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Connect various outputs: 1/4 / XLR / RCA from various sources to 3.5mm jack into Cellphone

I am not an audio engineer, but rather for my company we are in a situation where we need the following customer variables met: Multiple customer locations have variations of mixing decks and ...
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What to consider when selecting RCA-to-3.5 mm cable for recordings

I've got a Pioneer DJM800 (see rear connections) mixer at home, and would like to record some mixtapes to my stationary computer that's 10 meters away. I'm considering getting a 10 metre RCA-to-3.5 mm ...
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Why is there a 19.9 kHz tone in mobile digital recordings?

I have made a recording inside a quite office (office noise) with the Zoom H6 mobile recorder and XY microphones and got the following spectrum from the signal: There is a peak at about 19.8 kHz. ...
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Audio compression and/or EQ for general podcast recording software

I’m building general podcast recording software for users who are generally unfamiliar with audio. What is the best default configuration that I can provide for a dynamics compressor, filters, and/or ...
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How to make a voice over sound like a football commentator

I have to record a voice over and make them sound like a football commentator... Can anyone recommend any tips & tricks to emulate the lip mics they use? It's short notice so we'll be recording ...
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How to record voice and guitar with Zoom H6

I have a Zoom H6 that I use mainly for voice recording purposes. Now I want to make a video for a friend who is singer. Will be voice + guitar. I'm wondering how should I setup the H6 with one of ...
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How can I hook two headsets with mics up to the same PC/laptop, allowing them to freely talk to each other?

I am involved in broadcasting for a school and want the two broadcasters to be able to communicate with each other through the headsets. We had this setup functioning properly on a laptop using a ...
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Can I record sounds of every program running separately, Windows 10

Is there a way I can record every source of sound separately in Windows 10? For example, I want 1 track to be Google Chrome, 1 track to be a video game, Skype as another track, etc... without them ...
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How to sound like Yoda

I'm not too sure if this is the proper category of this site to ask this question but... There's a chance I may make a Star Wars fan film at some point in the future. If I want to use the script I'm ...
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Combining two clicky copies of the same record into one good recording

I have two copies of a Belgian 45 RPM single that are both rather clicky even after being washed. The pops occur throughout, stochastically, but occupy a small fraction of the overall time, such that ...
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Recording our dreams: Ideas for speeding up post-analysis?

My girlfriend talks in her sleep in a language neither of us have heard before. It's a rare occurrence: Since we started recording our dreams in early December, we've caught just a handful of words. ...
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Can I record 2 Audio-Technica ATR3350 lav mics split into a zoom recorder on different tracks?

Podcast setup: Zoom H4N PRO 2 Audio-Technica ATR3350 Lav Mics 3.5 mm Stereo Jack Splitter I wish to be able to record each mic separately, in case I need to edit out a cough or unwanted noise from ...
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Ardour: Setting recording levels

I'm brand new to Ardour, and not terribly experienced with Linux audio. My first question about Ardour is probably a very, very, stupid one: why is it that the audiogram of the recording in the track ...