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What are the advantages of a condenser mic for recording vocals?

Or it's better to buy a dynamic microphone? I heard that condenser mics is too sensitive and there will be a lot of noises on the record. Is that statement true?
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Upgrading existing audio hardware

I have an existing home setup and I'm beginning to reach the limit of my hardware. I have a powerful Windows 10 laptop (i7 processor) which I use to run my DAW. I use Sonar X2 from Cakewalk. I have a ...
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Recording quality has significant noise

I have a Foucsrite scarlet solo and a bheringer C-1 microphone. I'm recording with a Acer laptop (which has a i5 cpu) which should be more than capable to power this setup. The problem is the quality ...
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Record actual piano from Keyboard CASIO CTK-3200 to PC

I need to record actual sound of whatever I am playing on my keyboard (CASIO CTK-3200) on my PC. I've looked up the Web for a place I could buy a USB interface cable or any other medium that would ...
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Best setting for digitizing vinyl

I would like to digitize my vinyl collection which consists mainly in electronic music. My setup is the following: - 2 Technics 1210 MK2 - Ortofon Concorde DJ E Cartridges (Frequency range at 3dB - ...
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Microphone and Technique Suggestions for Recording Audiences?

I want to record an audience (people sounds), in rooms about 50 to 100 people. My main mic (Speaker) has 1.m distance from the audience mic, and I want to install the audience mic in 1.5m Height. I ...
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Which inexpensive device can record 8 channels (tracks) simultaneously?

I'm looking for portable recording device that can record 4 pairs of left\right channels, total 8. I found one that suits me, Zoom F8, but it is very expensive and almost not portable.
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Can not record 2-channel in Audacity from DJM mixer

Does anyone know a solution to this? Record setting in Audacity is stereo but because the input into the audio interface is only mono, the recording only turns out mono. This is how everything is ...
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USB recording and RCA Stereo recording, which of them is better?

I worked with Smart Volume Management (SVM or normalizing sound) that be a capability of Creative Sound Card for Live Music Recording (we have one mixer and two mics on two separate line we get the ...
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Suggestions for a tensioned rope effect?

Hello! First time poster but (relatively) long time reader here. I am working on a kung fu short film and am currently stumped concerning a particular sound effect. Any suggestions would be so, so ...
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USB Input for 24 bit Recording, Is it possible?

I buy a Dynacord PowerMate 1000-3 Power Mixer devices, Here. I think the output USB of this device send 24-bit audio for record. I need a device that get this USB output as input and record with 24-...
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What format do WAV files need to have to be imported into the Korg D3200 Digital Recording Studio

The title says it all... What format do WAV files need to have to be imported into the Korg D3200 Digital Recording Studio? I created 8 WAV files and burned them onto a CD so that I could import ...
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Gear for stylized cinematic sound design project

I'm due to start work on a project next month which I'll be editing and sound designing. It's a 5 minute short film/commercial which requires a lot of heavily stylized sound design elements. There ...
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How can I remove mouse and key clicks from live audio? [duplicate]

I need to stream live audio from my desk while being able to use my computer at the same time. I have tried following the tips from How do I remove mouse click noise and How to Reduce Keyboard and ...
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What software do you use to catalogue your recordings and sound fx?

I use Logic Pro X at the moment for basic sound design stuff. I'm trying to find some software which I can use (like several of the online download sfx libraries where you can type keywords to locate ...
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Receiving sound from a startech 7.1 usb external sound card with spdif digital audio drivers

So I installed all the drivers for it but I can't seem to receive sound from it. I'll outline my setup so it'll be easier for someone to help me. I have a female XLR to aux running from my behringer ...
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How did the band America get the distortion for the guitar solo in Sandman?

I've been listening to this song for years and have never been able to figure out how they got that distortion sound during the solos. My only thought was that maybe they mic'd an unplugged electric ...
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What type of speakers and speaker cable should I use to connect to my Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD audio interface outputs?

I've just started out with setting up recording equipment, so I'm a newbie with this type of configuration. Thanks!
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What is this microphone connector?

It's from a 70's Italian mic (UMC 7103), a unidirectional condenser microphone. I need to substitute the original jack cable, with a XLR, but i don't know what is this connector (it screws on the mic)
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What records well to tape?

I never had the privilege of cutting tape and splicing tape. However, the studio I work at owns a couple great tape machines. What sound effects do you think would sound great on tape? I know Horns ...
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Phantom power through a Line input

I'm looking to buy an audio interface for recording guitar. I'm planning on splitting my signal chain into 2, with 1 channel going direct into the interface using the line input, and the other going ...
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Building a flexible, multi-channel setup with direct monitoring on a low budget

I currently have a very simple setup for recording vocals on top of pre recorded backing tracks using the Blue Yeti USB Microphone. The mic provides a headphone jack which lets me play the backing ...
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Headphones for film recording and mastering (music)

I need to buy a new headphone for film recording, but a good reference for editing and mastering music too. I have always used Beyer Dynamic DT100, very strong and closed, ideal for live recording, ...
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High quality instrumental backing tracks for vocal demo recording

I'm looking to branch out into recording professional vocal demos for singers. I'm going to need to access a catalogue of professional commercial backing tracks (that the singer can choose from). Sam ...
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ESI Juli@ - 2 channels in control panel, but Audacity recording only 1

So I am trying to capture audio from my Marantz PM5004, everything is plugged in just fine and ESI Juli@ is detecting the audio playing from both L and R channels, but when I try to record it using ...
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Recording Tap Dance

What mic would you use to record tap dance (specific which lavalier, what position)- I was thinking dpa 4061 at the heel, but maybe 4062x would be more suitable? or would you rather use foley instead?...
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Connecting keyboard to a audio interface

I have a Nord electro 5 keyboard and I am wanting to record using that (not as a midi). I am just wondering what kind of audio interface to use? I also want to be able to connect guitar and vocal ...
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Robert Altman, how to capture sound like in his movies?

I'm sound designing a movie and in conversations with the director, Robert Altman emerged. I know that Altman was a director that was revolutionary in terms of sound. He was one of the first ...
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Electric noise when using a Condenser Mic in home studio

I am setting up a condenser mic for my ProTools 8 system on the Digi 03 interface. I have a Neuman TML 103 mic running through a 25 FT Planet Waves XLR cable. When I turn on Phantom power and put the ...
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Sounds that have never been recorded before.

I thought maybe we could make a list of sounds that occur which have never been recorded before to our knowledge. So, if you were given a golden ticket, good for one isolated recording of anything ...
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How to Reduce Keyboard and Mouse Clicks

When i record with my headset mic it picks up my keyboard and mouse clicks without remorse, so I need to know, How do i reduce that? Gaming channels like Markiplier and PewDiePie when they play they ...
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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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Can I record in stereo using Scarlett 2i2 and Audition?

I have purchased a Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface and will be purchasing an Audio Technica AT2035. Am I able to record in stereo using the Scarlett 2i2 from my standard output jack on my Mac, or would ...
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Automatically splitting recording files

I'm looking for a software (Windows) that may record sound via line-in port in my sound card. The thing is my recordings are very long (long hours or even days) and I wish the software automatically ...
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Can a dog whistle frequency (23 to 54 kHz) by recorded on a CD?

Can a dog whistle frequency (23 to 54 kHz) by recorded on a CD and played on a CD player?For example can I be able to here music and transmitting the dog whistle frequency at the same time?
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What sounds (not frequency!) can dogs hear?

I know dogs can hear well over 50khz. I've been searching for a while now for actual examples of things they are able to hear but we can't. There's a lot of generated sounds like this but that's not ...
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How to create a lightsaber sound true to the original method?

The original Star Wars lightsaber sound is interference from a CRT, combined with a projector motor sound recording: [...] the microphone passed right behind the picture tube and as it did, this ...
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recording from vinyl to tape

I have a Marantz record deck, a Denon - DRM 540 Tape deck and a Marantz PM5004 integrated amp. I have been trying to record from vinyl to cassette with no success. Can anyone give some advice?
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REQUEST: Downhill ski recordings

Hello all, I'm seeking recordings of Olympic-style downhill skiing. Everything from start & aways, passbys (slow/med/fast) and in & stops. Also, jump impacts. Anyone have material like this? ...
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Convert drum audio recordings to midi

I recorded an acoustic drum kit with multiple microphones, and I'm not 100% happy with the sound. I have Superior Drummer 2.0, and I'd like to blend/replace my recorded drums with the samples. I ...
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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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Capturing audience reaction during a concert.

Hi guys, long time no see. I've been extremely busy on some over-seas gigs. Right now I'm post producing a concert, and I'm having a bit of trouble with the amount of PA to audience ratio in between ...
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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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How should I set up equipment for recording instrumental music?

I am planning to record two pieces: A cell piano duet A cello, piano, guitar piece I have a room available at my university which, I am told by a professional composer, has excellent acoustics for ...
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Do I need a DI box to record guitars with a USB Interface for re-amping?

I am currently searching if I should use a DI box to record active electric guitars for re-amping. I currently have a M-Audio Fast Track Pro USB interface. I am planning to record guitars at home and ...
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Using a journalist recorder for field recordings

I was plotting to buy one of these digital audio recorders for journalists, which I want to use for field recordings. Are these devices good for it?
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How can I mix two wireless USB headsets in full duplex?

I'm the editor of an ESPN affiliate website covering an NBA team. I'm shooting video and recording audio for on-court interviews during pregame when there is typically a lot of background noise. My ...
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Unable to record effects from Alesis Firewire 12 mixer

I have Alesis Firewire 12 mixer and I am successfully recording multi-channel tracks with Ableton Live (version 9) when I connect mixer and computer with firewire cable. However, if I mess up with ...
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What are the audible consequences of preamp impedance mismatch?

When working with outboard effects, microphones, preamps etc. the impedance may vary and some combinations may have a bad influence on the signal/operation of the equipment. Consider the following ...
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How to create a classic ska sound?

I've been recording reggae/ska in GarageBand, using a combination of: Voice through a condenser mic Electric guitar and bass using GarageBand's own amp simulators and effects Drum patterns programmed ...

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