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Can I Record 4ch in a zoom H4n with my setup?

I need to record a live session, and I am trying not to buy anything else. I have a Zoom h4n as a recorder / mixer mics: 1 Shure SM 57 dinamic mic(to record percussion) (xlr cable) 1 Shure SM 11 ...
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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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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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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 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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Simplest way to record a scratch or guide track for a band

We want to record some songs in a studio. But before that we want to have a scratch/guide tracks available for the recording. We have been rehearsing using click tracks and now we are ready to record. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Suggestion on preamp, RME QuadMic 4 channel preamp?

I'm looking for a 2 channel, preferably 4 channel, mic preamp for the studio. My budget is around €350, which is what the RME QuadMic is going for in Europe. It seems to suite my needs but I'm not ...
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Foley/ambient recording on Nagra 4.2

I've been commissioned as foley recordist/sound designer/sound editor for a feature indie film which is attempting to capture a nostalgic feel both visually and in its sound track, something akin to ...
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Rode NTG3 vs Sennheiser MKH 416

I am pretty torn between the Rode NTG3 and the Sennheiser MKH 416. The Sennheiser MKH 416 is considered to be the industry standard and is considered by many as probably one of the best in the market. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Connect various outputs: 1/4 / XLR / RCA from various sources to 3.5mm jack into Cellphone

I am not an audio engineer, but rather for my company we are in a situation where we need the following customer variables met: Multiple customer locations have variations of mixing decks and speakers ...
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How to record Sounds from Trains without being spotted?

there i am recording for like 2 years my train rides. Sometimes people look at me weird because i record audio/Video. Are there any tricks how not to be spotted?
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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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Latency compensation not working in any DAW

I have windows 10, and no matter what DAW I try (audacity, Ableton, amplitube), the computer does not put into effect any latency compensation I adjust on screen through each program’s appropriate ...
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How to connect a yamaha pss 570 to audio interface

I need help connecting a yamaha pss 570 to a audio interface can't seem to work it out as it dosent have any xlr ports on it ? Any help on this would be appreciated just want to record the internal ...
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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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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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A “newspaper in the photo” but for audio? Audible timestamp hash/signature/password/watermark? What (live?) audio channel works as an audio timestamp?

Short Version ("TL:DR"): Examples: My parent er landlord screamed and or banged pots and pans by my room from 3h to 7h (3AM to 7AM) and did not stop the entire time (but my door was closed ...
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What kind of sound frequency which can be audible in speaker but cant be recorded & playback

What kind of sound frequency which can be audible in speaker but cant be recorded & playback. I want to send a sound file which can be listen by receiver but cant be recorded for future playback ...
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Good, Cheap (!), Microphone for Recording Speech

I'm just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a high quality, cheap computer microphone for recording speech. I want to record the reading of books, not singing/similar. I'm not looking for ...

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