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Mixer-audio card-notebook recording problem

Xonar U7 works perfect at home, where I use my desktop headphone as a source of sound and set it at line-in. I use a recently purchased Lenovo notebook with Intel i5 to record a powerpoint ...
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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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Buzzing noise with Condenser Microphone + Phantom advice

I'm using the Floureon® Condenser Microphone 3.5mm BM-800 Studio Recording Mic with the InnoGear® 48V Phantom Power Supply but I'm getting a buzzing noise in the background when I use the phantom ...
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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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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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What' is the best piece of hardware to use for recording DJ sets?

I've been using a Macbook Pro with Audacity, via USB, to record DJ set's for a few years, but it's very cumbersome being the laptop is slow and old and frankly, I'm tired of lugging that thing around. ...
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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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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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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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Why is my playback from stereo recording splitted ? Audacity

I'm recording vocals and guitar in a stereo recording and when I playback through the headphones when overdubbing it sounds split. I guess this is how it's supposed to be but I'd almost prefer it be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When should a noise gate be applied?

I produce a weekly podcast and I'm slowly trying to improve my mixing and editing skills to make it sound as good as possible. The podcast is recorded with me and my co-host in the same room, which ...
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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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How to record with a phantom powered microphone on a computer?

I want to record with a CAD Audio GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone into a laptop, but I don't know how to connect it. The mic did not come with a cord, so I bought one, but the plug in is way ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Accurately recording both voice and engine sound

I have just bought a ZOOM H5 in an effort to make my videos a bit less amateur. I have a project in mind which requires me to be talking in a (loud convertable sports) car whilst driving. SO There ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tips and tricks for recording a trumpet

I will soon have to record a friend of mine who plays the trumpet. The thing is, I've recorded plenty of guitars, vocals, and drums in my times... but never actual brass instruments. Could you share ...
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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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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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Real-world use of analogue mixing and digital recording equipment combined

(If this sort of question has been asked before - I apologise, I've used the search function and can't really find anything similar. Please merge and close if so!) I currently own a Behringer 8-bus ...
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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 ...