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How can I have get rid of having delay while recording?

I'm working with protools 10 hd .my sound interface is audio komplete 6 and my recorder is zoom h4n.whenever I record something(even without plug ins) I've got delay. I wonder if there is a way to not ...
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Stealth Recording in Airports

Has anyone done stealth recording in airports? the reason why im asking this because the permission in my city cost a lot 1 lakh rupees for an hour thats approximately 2000 usd. So does anyone got ...
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What can I research to back up my sound design?

I realise the question is a bit ambiguous but I couldn't think of a way to put it into one simple question. I am currently a final year music technology student undertaking some sound design for my ...
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How to connect 1/4" audio jacks to my current setup

I am new to this so please bear with me and I will do my best to describe my issue. I have a PC which I want to connect all my hardware to. The list is as follows. 1 x Roland System 1 1 x Roland TR ...
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Extend pen drawing sound from 1s to 2.5s

On SoundDogs, I found the sound of a marker drawing on paper for ca. one second: Hi Liter Marker- Draw Line, Long; Pens & Pencils The problem however is that I need the sound of a marker (or ...
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Replacement for Sony PCM D50?

My PCM D50 died on me after many faithful years of service. It got dropped in a bit of risky bicycle recording that caused a bit of damage about two months ago and only now stopped receiving any input ...
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how do I make my voice higher without becoming a chipmunk?

So I'm working on making power metal. My voice is relatively deeper than i'd like. Using the basic tools in Audacity tends to make my voice not even squeaky, but more like a chipmunk. I need to ...
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Recording multi channel / track - SoundCraft Si Compact 24

Can I do multi-channel/track recording on a SoundCraft Si Compact 24 with the USB port using the software console? Would I have to purchase the Si Multi Digital Card for this? I wanted to record ...
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Fun with broken fluorescent lights

The project I'm currently working on has a lot of scenes in an abandoned research facility with flickering and broken fluorescent lights. Instead of relying on library sounds for that I'd like to ...
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Stereo Hydrophone Technique

I've got a stereo pair of JrF hydrophones which I've not used very much, other than just testing them out around the house. I'm planning a trip to the coast in a week or so and want to give them a ...
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Prolems with mxl 770

I'm a voice actor and I'm trying to record a few tidbits. Now I'm just doing this in my apartment, but it's pretty quiet in here and all of my fans and such are off. When I plug up headphones directly ...
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Compact high quality sound effects / ambience recording rig

I am new to field recording (being a musician and sound designer)and am looking to create a portable stereo recording rig to record sound effects and ambiences. So far i only recorded indoors. (except ...
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Recording MIDI from electronic drums

I am trying to record a MIDI track using my electronic drums D-Tronic Q2 Plus. The only output the drum model has is USB output. So I tried to connect my drums with my PC via USB-USB cable. I also ...
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Recordings the Americas by motorcycle

I posted this same question on gearslutz, but I'm sure I'll find plenty of useful insights here too. So in a few months, I'm going to be traveling by motorcycle from New York to Ushaia, Argentina (...
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Recording a group of people [closed]

I am going to be recording a group of six people, who will be in two rows (three people in front, three behind them), facing a camera. This is for a marathon livestream in which the people will ...
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Using External Mics with the Tascam DR-40

Will the Tascam DR-40 add any self noise or hiss to higher quality external mics? Also is it okay to use two different external mics into the Tascam DR-40 at once? Thanks
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I'm getting a no source input command on my logic 9

I'm getting a no source input command on my logic 9… Apple support has no answer… Its something simple. also my Saffire pro 24 seems to be on correct settings
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Studio Flooring - The Great Debate

I'm moving my studio from a room that has carpet to a larger room with tiles. I've researched online and there does not seem to be any flooring that is favored, so I wanted to get some opinions for my ...
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How to record an 'even' bass

I'm currently recording music using a focusrite 18i8 on logic pro x. I have Pro Tools 11, but have not yet learned how to use it. I am pretty unhappy with the results of my bass guitar recordings. ...
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Which of the two audio interfaces (M-Audio M-Track plus and Focusrite Scarlett 2i2) should I go for to record violin?

I am a Indian classical violinist. I want to record my violin along with a software instrument from the iPod at home. So I need a 2x2 usb audio interface. I will be recording the violin by a Cherub ...
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Good, Cheap (!), Microphone for Recording Speech

I'm just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a high quality, cheap computer microphone for recording speech. I want to record the reading of books, not singing/similar. I'm not looking ...
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Testing for where noise is produced

I've lately been trying to record my guitar/bass using logic pro X as a bit of a hobby but unfortunately I get ridiculous amounts of noise when I try to record. I am not sure where this noise is ...
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Lightweight Quality Field recording package?

I'm looking to upgrade some of my equipment in anticipation of doing some serious recording during an upcoming trip of mine. When I work in the theater, I use my zoom, which is great for that ...
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Found sound sampling

I hope this is relevant for the sound design forum, and apologize if not. I have to make a found sound remix for a university assignment and am struggling to find good samples for certain elements. I ...
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Recording software that will record multitrack streams to different formats (live)

What i need is pure recording software, so it does not need to have an UI like a DAW, none of the editing, moving tracks or effects features are needed. I want it to have the following features: ...
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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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What is the best way to record acoustic piano and vocals from home?

I am staying in a rented house which I cannot sound-proof. I have an acoustic upright piano which I cannot carry to a studio. The noise levels around are average, no heavy traffic, but passing car ...
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I have a M-Audio MobilePre. Do I need an additional DI unit to record bass guitar?

I think the title says it all. I've tried recording some bass guitar but it didn't come out great, and a friend recommended that I get a DI unit. Thanks for your help.
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Stereo mixing conventions for instruments recorded with more than 1 microphone?

I play the vibraphone. As a player, I'm used to having the low end of the instrument on my left, and the high end on my right. However, when the instrument is recorded, a setting with 2 microphones ...
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Home studio set up ideas

I am looking to build a better home studio than what I currently have. At the moment I am plugging a phantom powered mixer straight into the microphone jack in my Windows PC. I then use a condenser ...
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How should you set your instrument levels prior to recording?

That title isn’t very descriptive, but what I’m asking is kind of hard to summarize. I’ve been digging into some basic tutorials and introductions for recording, but so far I haven’t come across what ...
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Field Recording Alone in Remote Areas

I've been wanting to travel deeper into the mountains (of Taiwan) for my field recording. I can only go so far if I plan to be out by dark. So I've been collecting gear to allow me to stay a night or ...
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Record cassettes using computer

I know there are a lot of devices that take cassettes and digitize them into MP3s, but I'm looking to do the opposite. I'm looking for a device that I can plug my computer's (or phone or whatever) ...
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How do you fix an input device that simply doesn't work?

I've been using a Zoom H4n as an audio interface for a while - and it was working fine until I upgraded to Windows 8. Now, the only input I get is the occasional jolt of sound, several seconds after I ...
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What Technique do you use for Room Tone recording?

I realize it depends on the space, but generally speaking, what microphone technique do you use and what type of mic? XY, ORTF, spaced pair?
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A very good 2 tracks sound card?

I own a very interesting TL Audio Fat Track with 2 tube preamp channels. I would like to use it to record and monitor the two tracks on my computer, using MixBus. I record mainly acoustic music, with ...
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Who is recording in 24/192kHz?

Who is? And what is your setup? I fear of spamming again my harddrives with the doubled size of the double size of 48kHz...
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Gain knob on Sound Devices MixPre moving during recording

I use the Sound Devices MixPre-D to do field recording and I'm finding that one of the gain knobs often gets moved while I'm out recording. It seems to be just a touch loose compared to the other ...
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Behaviour of gears in freezing conditions

I have a gig coming where I will need to record cars passing on a frozen race track (the temperature there will be around -40 degrees celcius.. ), I already did some car recordings in the past but ...
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ADR Microphones, Pre-Amps, Compressors, Filters, Reverb

Since some time, I try to get my ADR sound perfect. But it feels like I am missing out something. Do you know what equipment professional studios use for off-takes in TV adds an on-takes in movies. ...
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How to produce a reasonable recording with a limited number of microphones on a drum set?

I want to record drums by using the least number of microphones while still getting an acceptable sound, in terms of dynamics, stereo image and tone. How would one go about this? I have heard about ...
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What is so special about the U47 mic?

I constantly hear awesome testimonials about the U47 and I was wondering why it is considered such a good mic. or is it? What are some typical uses for it?
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Recording in a Factory environment.

I have been given permission to record in a factory locally to me, which is something I have never tried before. I have gone on a recon trip and had a tour around which I recorded with my portable ...
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take a signal on mini-headphone and have a computer capture the stream to a .wav

I have an old digital 12-track recorder made by Korg. The technology is quite outmoded now, but I'd like to capture some of the music I recorded on it. There are ways to burn the music to CD's (with ...
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DPA 4060/61 alternative

I’m looking at buying a pair of 4060s or 4061s, though was just shocked to realise that to get them as XLR OPs Id need to spend another £160 for connectors!!!! Heading beyond my budget now. Can ...
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Which functional specifications are most important in an audio interface? [duplicate]

I want to buy an external sound card, and I have two choices (because others are crazy expensive here) Line6 POD Studio GX M-Audio M-Track I want to be able to connect my guitar and midi keyboard, ...
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sound quality when recording sound with google nexus 7

I will soon buy a tablet for a friend in Thailand. He needs it for skype-phonecalls and surfing. And I need his help to record phrases in thai. I have read that google nexus 7 has very good reviews ...
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Which service can I use to upload and distribute audio interviews

What service can I use to upload audio interviews I recorded whilst on a journey. They vary in length. I recorded interviews with various people from NGOs, and working in the environment area through ...
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The Combination of Field Recordings and Music

I'd like to start a list of examples of this particular combination, so please post any you can think of or any other thoughts about this. Here's one I think really works: [youtube]VVuJ_E_q4LI[/...
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LCR field recording

How many of you actually do this, recording with three mics (LCR)? I'm talking about using techniques like OCT (Optimized Cardioid Triangle)... I could see the logic of this for recording moving ...