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Why does my piano sound so tinny and far away?

Sample here: I'm recording on a pretty nice keyboard that has stereo out to a focusrite scarlet 2i2. I've set up the focusrite with inputs set to line and adjusted the ...
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Use Android smartphone to record sound

Would it be possible to use a smartphone (in my case a Nexus S) to record sound using an external microphone. I guess I could use an adaptor to connect the microphone to the audio jack and use the ...
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Local Council needs recording device for barking dog matter

I have been tasked with finding options for our government council to purchase an outdoor recording device we can possibly attach to a fence, post, car or tree to monitor some of our VIP Nuisance ...
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Transfer recording from 4 Track Tascam 246 from another model possible?

I've been searching the net to see if it's possible to transfer some old recordings I did from a Tascam 246 4 Track recorder from a different 4 track unit? One hurdle is that the speed was not ...
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Can you have white noise in stereo?

I want to produce a sound file that is a sample of pure digitally generated white noise. I can make the noise myself. My question is: is there any point in having the sample file in stereo? As ...
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Can one effectively use an older (2004) laptop for audio recording and multitrack mixing?

I have an older laptop I'd like to salvage for music recording and digital mixing. My question is general enough for SE but I will also give specific details about my specific case: I have a 2004 ...
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What sounds can be effectively recording using just one channel (mono)?

Due to my seemingly more restricted budget (life is as it is and things keep popping up) I am still left very much with my current setup as is, and it looks like I cannot really purchase much else for ...
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How to record classical piano with one microphone?

I have a Blue brand microphone I've borrowed from a friend, which I'm almost positive is a Bluebird. I have access to a concert grand piano and want to do some recording. The room I'll be using is a ...
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What is the best software to amplify the sound of spoken voice?

I have a digital voice recorder that has the ability to download the recordings into a computer. I have recorded conversations that I will need to amplify. What is the best software to do that ? It ...
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How to fix a recording which have been sped up from the recorder using DPC speed control?

In my Sony recorder I accidentally switched on DPC speed control. I recorded for more than an hour (I can't remember exactly) but the output file is about 5 minutes. It sounds like a file which have ...
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Violin/Piano Recording Equipment

I've recently started writing classical-style piano and violin duets, and I've decided to start recording my work. As a newbie to the world of the home-recording-studio, I'm a bit overwhelmed by the ...
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How to produce finger snaps sounds for a particular intention?

I'm trying to add a finger snapping effect to a song that sounds like the one used by Oh Land on her song Rainbow I would like to know your ideas on recording and ...
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How do gaming channels use condenser microphones without having their keyboard and mouse clicks in skype calls and videos?

I just got a blue snowball and it picks up pretty much everything in the room. I understand that many of the youtubers and streamers have sound dampening, but some do not and seem to still be able to ...
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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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Where should I turn up the output when recording from a keyboard through an audio interface?

I use a Roland External sound interface to record from my Yamaha keyboard to my Laptop, with Cakewalk LE as the recording software. The output seems to be too strong using the volume control on the ...
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Recording multi fx unit directly to a computer

I have a Zoom G1on multi effects unit and it had a stereo 1/4 jack output. Is it possible to record from the fx unit straight to a mic input of a macbook, using to 1/4 to 1/8 jack converter? There is ...
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Does it matter which recording software I use?

Supposing the mic, cable, audio interface, recording computer, sample rate and bit depth etc. are all exactly the same, should there be any difference whether I record with Cubase or with Audacity? I'...
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How to calculate our hearing frequency

If we have an object which produces sound with approx. 120 kHz (i.e. bat). And let's say that we record this sound with sample rate of 44,1 kHz (assuming that we do not know about Nyquist theorem). ...
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Recording an electric guitar through effects pedal

I'm trying to get nice dry electric guitar recordings to use amp modeling in a DAW. Up to this point I always recorded my guitar through my effects pedal which acts as an USB audio interface (Zoom G2....
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Is it worth using guitar effect pedals on a DI signal?

My current recording set up is a guitar going into a Line 6 GX interface, into SONAR Artist. I use the built-in amp sim (TH2) to get my sounds. It works fine for demoing but that's about it. My ...
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Inside a phone booth

I want to create an EQ or other approach that mimics a person inside an old style enclosed phone booth. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Room tone/Ambience/Atmosphere loudness question

I recorded room ambience at -50db and I'm not sure how loud it actually should be (in relation to other sounds). I realized that I started to use this to mask the noise of foley recordings, then I ...
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best settings to record indoor interview using Zoom H5 recorder and 2 external mics

I will be recording a number of interviews in office settings using a Schoeps CMC641 and a suitable lav mic. These will be connected to a Zoom H5 recorder. Question: how should I configure the ...
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Foucsrite Scarlett 2i2 and Windows 7

About a year ago I purchased the Focusrite Scarlett Studio which includes the 2i2 preamplifier. I love the headphones, quite like the condenser microphone, but have not been able to get a sufficient ...
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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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24 bit vs 16 bit for midi samples

I haven't been able to find much of a satisfactory answer anywhere regarding the great debate between 24 bit and 16 bit sound recordings. It seems to be that most people say recording in 24 bits is ...
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Anybody know software to record one side of a SIP telephone conversation? [closed]

Using a SIP softphone with plugin, or sip voip hardphone, I'd like to record only my side of the conversation. Does anyone know open source or even paid software to do exactly this?
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Recording slamming doors?

I'm a complete novice hoping for someone to point me in the right direction. I'm looking for (hopefully) a handheld recorder to record assorted banging (primarily slamming doors) from next door. ...
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Reducing noise and crackling from wires

I'm looking for advises on how I could reduce crackling and noise when recording from line output to line input (big jack stereo wires). Actually I output the sound from a keyboard synthesizer to ...
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What essentials are needed to have a small bedroom studio to make music?

What is some of the best affordable hardware and software for producing music? I just want a basic starter kit that will help me get to know the basics. I only want the absolute essentials for now.
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Can't hear any sound after I plugged my preamp properly

Good evening. I started my Cubase adventure today, so I'm new in the business. I'm using VOX Tonelab ST as a preamp. After I plugged it in and set all properly (at least according to this tutorial: ...
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Modding a Zoom H5 and its Shotgun Mic: possible?

while I'm happy of the portability of these two, I'm pretty disappointed with the noise floor of both I must add that I tend to record fairly quiet sounds most of the time (like the internal tics of ...
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Piano vibration recording

How to record a grand piano vibration, but not a sound? Ok, we all know, the vibration is a part of the sound, but anyway?
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recording motorcycle

Hi all In a few weeks the movie I'm working on will be printed, so finally I'll have some time to spend on my projects. I'm planning to record a few motorcycles, this and this and I'm start to ...
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Is it legal to record my school band concert and give the attendees CDs?

Is it legal to record my school band concert and give the attendees CDs? The music is copyrighted by the various composers, etc, but I think that would be just for the sheet music, not the audio ...
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Low ambient noise in silent sections

I used a pair Behringer C-4 connected directly to the Marantz field recorder in manual mode to record a grand piano in a live performance (not a studio). Now I have low amplitude ambient noice sounds ...
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What is a telephone pick-up coil used for?

What is a telephone pick-coil used for? I am expanding my mic collection zoom (ZoomH4n only so far) and I want to get some mics. Contact mic for interesting SFX Boom for universally recording ...
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How to make money with sound design.

I've enjoyed recording samples and playing with audio as a hobby for quite a while now. Recently I purchased a zoom h2 and the quality of the recordings are just great. What I'm curious about, is how ...
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Baby voice-over

I currently work on an animation project involving 6-to-18-month-old babies. The context is a bit special because we follow the realistic evolution of several babies until they say their first word. ...
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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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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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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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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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I'm having problems recording sound effects at low volumes

I have been recording sounds like a rubber glove on glass and its going in at -22db. If i turn it up more I get a lot of fuzzy noise. I recorded low then opened it in pro tools. I turned up the volume ...
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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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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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Cost-effective ways to start a home studio with Pro Tools?

What is the best way to purchase Pro tools and computer in order to run it? I am starting up in creating my own studio and based on your advice and other positive input from many other sources I want ...
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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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