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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 ...
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Sampling frequency

A friend of mine who lives in Thailand helps me to translate phrases in Thai. Today he sent me some audiofiles that I opened in Audacity for analyzing. His voice seems to be in some way distorted, or ...
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Rock n Roll Band Recording

Hello everybody! I will record a rock n roll band. My goal is to get the classic sound of the 1950s-1960s with a polished feel. I mapped the following recording setup, but i have a fear that it will ...
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Not getting mugged!

Hi folks, How cautious do you find yourself having to be when recording in the city? I'd love to be out recording more with by mics and pres, but am just so concerned about getting gear grabbed while ...
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foley sounds need advice

Hi guys I struggling to think of how to create the sound of horses galloping, I can create the sounds individually by banging two objects together in cycles of threes to create that "doo doo doof" ...
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Why some old voice recordings in Anime has ~15.7KHz sweep?

Out of curiosity, I was noticing hi-pitched sweep in some old Japanese animation (Serial Experiments LAin; Fushigi no Umi no Nadia; Kimagure Orange). Example voiceprint: http://i.imgur.com/G7dGgV2.png
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Recording shouted dialogue

When recording dialogue that involves the actor shouting, how do I avoid distortion without making it sound like it was recorded from across the room?
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Location recording in a warehouse, how to avoid reverb?

In a few days I will have to record dialogue for a short film. The set is build in an old warehouse. How can I avoid room reverb ? Of course I will use radio mics but what type of microphone I need ...
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What mic should I used to record a roundtable discussion in a noisy convention center?

I've been tasked to record multiple round table discussions at a conference that my company is going to in about a month. From what I've been told here's the setup: The table itself is literally a ...
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How to connect Alesis MMT-8 to Roland TR-909 with Cubase and Samson Graphite 49

I want to connect Alesis MMT-8 to Roland TR-909 via MIDI. Carefully studying the manuals, I try to record what is pressed on the TR-909 by recording with the MMT8 and pressing instrument keys on the ...
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How do you get rid of the birds in your recordings?

It's spring here and the birds are singing - but sometimes you just don't want them in your recordings ... so my question to you is what are your tricks for getting rid of those birds in your ...
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I'm working on a short where there are three actors, all wearing VANS shoes. Would you use a different pair of vans for each actor?

The short is about a coach who's trying to teach his players how to play baseball. All of the players are wearing vans in the scenes and the surfaces range from the dirt on a baseball, concrete, and ...
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Avantone CK-1 Mic noise problem

I am experiencing some issues with my Avantone CK-1. Whenever I connect it for the first time in the session it gets a static noise that doesn't disappear until I unscrew the capsule from the pre and ...
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Saw SFX Question

I'm looking to record some samples of both singing/musical saw SFX, as well as that wiggle effect you hear in cartoons (something like this: http://www.pond5.com/sound-effects/1/cartoon-saw-wiggle....
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What is a good mic in the $200 range for miking an acoustic guitar (for use with Apogee duet portable studio)?

I am considering purchasing an Apogee Duet (iPad/Mac version), to do a simple guitar/vocal setup. I already have an SM58 for vocals, but I need a mic for the guitar (steel string acoustic). I have an ...
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Recording app with video playback / remote solution

Hi, I am trying to find a solution to record foley in my recording booth while seeing a looping quicktime movie on my ipad. Is there any app that would allow me to do this? To avoid all the file ...
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Recording CRT sound effects

Hello everyone! My roommates and I recently decluttered the house. Once all the dust cleared, I found that we had 4 crt tv's that we're throwing out. Seeing them, I decided to hold on to them and use ...
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Binaural recording: monitoring with 'bone conduction'?

Hi, I was thinking about buying a bone conduction headset for monitoring binaural recordings. It would be used to hear if there's any wind noise or low battery beeps from my recorder. Does anyone ...
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Collaborative website of Field Recording

Hello, Do you know a great collaborative field recording's website where you can post, share and download field recording's sound for free ? Thanks for your anwsers
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Picking Sennheiser MKH 8040 or 8050 in MS setup?

Hello there! I am about to assemble a MS microphone set for field recordings; after some testing and researching I have decided to go the Sennheiser route with a MKH 30 for the side, and either a MKH ...
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Triggering a drum module from recorded tracks

I want to use my recorded acustic drum tracks to trigger a drum module. How can I do this, and what is the best (inexpensive) drum module to use? Thanks
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Awkward Sound Recording Contracts

I'm going to be working a gig for a month as a sound recorder with an employer I've worked with before. We have agreed on a fee for the days planned and what my responsibilities will be. This has all ...

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