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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 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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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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Has anybody used Earthworks microphones for sound effects

I think some of you may find this video interesting for the sound recording link text My question is, does anybody use Earthworks microphones on here as I am thinking of investing in a pair. On this ...
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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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My first field mic. [closed]

I'm in the market for a quality shotgun mic for field recording, foley, ADR, etc.... Budget: less than $1,200. I really like the Sennheiser MKH 416, but haven't had a chance to try many others. I ...
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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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Double M/S on seperate 2 channel recorders?

I have the opportunity to use a Schoeps double M/S system, but I don't have a recorder with enough channels. I have two 2-channel recorders, and I'm hoping I will be able to get away with this setup ...
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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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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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Recording in an underground parking lot

There is a shoot happening in an underground packing lot with a low cement ceiling and a cement floor as well as a low end hum that will be constant in the background. The genre is a crime drama where ...
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Small budget solution for portable recording

Before I start I have to admit: I am far, far away from being a pro - in fact, I am not even making sounds/music for a living. It´s what I love to do in my leisure time and that´s why my budget is a ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to record music with “fingers on a table” style?

I am looking for a pad, MIDI controller, or some device, that I could use to recognize single fingers, so I would be able to play the snare with little finger, toms with middle fingers, bass drum with ...
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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 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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How can I record frequencies from 0.1 to 20 Hz?

For my experiment I've recorded a sound during the day with my webcam microphone, and accelerated it 900 times, to hear whats going on there in the street at very low frequencies. Effects was ...
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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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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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What's the strangest sound you've recorded?

The 'strange' aspect can be the context it was recorded in, or the actual sound recorded.. come on - weird me out!
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How to record the sound of an acoustic guitar with a magnetic pickup?

I have a magnetic pickup... How can I use it to record the sound of a guitar to a laptop? I was told magnetic pickups should not be directly connected to a laptop (and that might be true, because I ...
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Loud buzzing noise using Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 on Macbook

I just bought a used Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 from Guitar Center online. The focusrite website says that no drivers are needed for the mac, and don't even have any links for downloads. I have a '15 ...
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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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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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ADR Recording Software

I am new to ADR recording. I have a question specifically for beeps/streamers software: I have seen on DVD extras that show the ADR recordings and I have noticed that their software is able to give ...
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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 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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How do binaural recordings sound in a typical stereo situation?

I'm curious if there's any notable difference between a binaural recording and a typical stereo miking pattern when listening in a studio environment. Is there anything that needs to be compensated ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Condenser Mic - Constant white noise (hiss), can't get rid of it

I've been reading through the posts and learning a lot. Thank you all for sharing and helping! I'm new to recording and I just set up my recording system to do voice overs and audio books. Here is ...
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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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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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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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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.