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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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PZMs for ambience recording?

Seems our sound design forum is leaning more and more towards gear and technique these days…which is actually pretty great because sound design occurs not only in the box but out in the world. Has ...
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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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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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In ear headphones for stealth street recording

Hi everybody I've been looking into getting a pair of good in ear headphones, preferably providing decent isolation. This is to use with handheld recorders, if possible to avoid people asking stuff ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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.

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