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How do you use gain effectively?

Have read a few descriptions and understand basically what gain is, but I am quite the novice with audio work. I've never heard gain or it's usage described by those who are really familiar with it ...
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Cheap DIY solutions, like using egg cartons

I record and produce as a hobby, so funds are limited. What are some nice do it yourself solutions people have found. As an example, you can line the walls with egg cartons instead of paying for ...
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What are your favorite in-ear binaural microphones?

What are your favorite in-ear binaural microphones? There's been some discussion about this earlier here and here, but not exactly in an in-ear or stealth context so I wanted to refresh the ...
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Two microphone setup to record voice and acoustic guitar

what are some good microphone setups for recording a single singer/guitar player with two microphones? Position, types, levels, etc. Thanks!
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How to connect Powered Subwoofer to Mixer?

I have two Alto TS210 Powered Active Speakers connected to Yamaha MG06 Mixer, which is then connected to my laptop via Stereo Y-Cable. That setup is working fine, however, I would like to now add a ...
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Setup, EQ changes based on tuning of guitar

What should you consider when playing an Open-Tuning where more open strings will be played and the overall sound will be brighter than the equivalent notes in standard tuning?
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Will a generator work with a portable DJ setup?

So, understanding the risks of using a 7500 watt gasoline powered electric generator (Dirty Power), I was wondering if battery backup or power cleaner conditioner could mitigate the risks such that it ...
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Speaker set-up for a projector

I am reconsidering buying external screen monitors to expand from my laptop and thinking more about buying a screen projector instead. What would be the best way to set up a speaker system from a ...
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Electric guitar connected to Mixer doesnt work

Just wondering if someone could tell me why my setup didnt work. I have an electric guitar and was supposed to play as part of a choir at one of the churches. I have never played at the church or ...
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Does Logic 9 solve the lost MIDI mapping problems that were present in Logic 8?

This is a follow up to this question I asked months ago. My MIDI mappings are still being lost even if I keep the Axiom turned on between sessions in Logic and it's maddening. It's a lot of work to ...
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What are primary differences between a soundcard and a DAC?

I am interested in building a setup with KRK Rokit 8 G2, but I am not sure if I should go with an external DAC or purchase a soundcard to use. What the main differences between the two?
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What are the disadvantages of a powered speakers setup over passive setup?

Im looking to build a mobile DJ Sound System. I want to use powered speakers and do away with speakers and amp setup. I'm looking to accommodate at least 300 people. This is the equipment I was ...
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M/S mic options

I'm working on another feature film this summer and I need to record a lot of sound to be used in post. On set we'll have unique planes, tanks, armored personnel carriers, weapons etc. that we won't ...
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Binaural Recordings

Anyone who is doing binaural recordings, what mics/setup are you using (makes & models of mics and for setup: binaural head, in-ear etc.) I'm looking at investing in some and would like to have ...
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Home Studio - Making the best out of what I have

It's setup time and I have several options as to where/how to set up my freshly acquired pair of Adam A7. Three rooms in my house have interesting characteristics but not one is perfect and I am ...
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Amplifier + Speakers setup

I have a noob question about an amp/speaker setup that I would like to buy. I currently have a Behringer EUROPOWER EP2000 amplifier with two passive Behringer EUROLIVE B212XL speakers. The amplifier ...
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Mixer / Power amp / Decibel Meter setup

I just bought: A power amplifier (Amazon.com link) A mixer (Amazon.com link) Two loudspeakers (Amazon.com link) A decibel meter (Amazon.com link) Before buying the decibel meter, the setup was clear ...
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Combining multiple Speakers Impedance - what is the preffered way?

I'm building a custom sound system using the HiFi Berry Amp2 which claims to [...] "work with all speakers or 4-8 Ohm impedance. It supports sample rates from 44.1-192kHz (16-32bit)." According to ...
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How to setup one instance of Kontakt to use more than one virtual instruments to their own outputs

So as far as using one MIDI channel per instruments, I understand that (somewhat). But how to route their output to individual channels in Reaper is a bit beyond me. Is there any way to achieve this? ...
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Help to identify this solo recording setup

Looking at this video from youtube featuring the amazing Bob McChensey playing the trombone, I can identify two microphones, the Royer R-121 and the old Sony C-37A. I can see both mics in use, would ...
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How to input sounds live during a podcast

I've been recording sound for a few years now but I'm still learning through trial and error. I've done a few short student films and local commercials as well as very basic seminar recordings. my ...
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I have 2 keyboards PSR E353 and PSR I455. Can I connect them both in a midi setup?

I have Yamaha Psr E353 and I455. Both have no midi ports in them. But the i455 has a USB port for a thumb drive. I am hoping if in any possible way the both keyboards be linked to form a rack. And so ...
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Low/distorted signals from headworn microphone

I'm producing a podcast with several speakers in the same room. I'm also a complete novice when it comes to audio engineering. The Original Setup Originally we used a Yeti microphone set to '...
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What could cause a project not be transported in Reaper when using Asio4All with Zoom H2?

(Feel free to edit the title if you find a better way of describing the "transport" aspect of this problem.) The problem is this: I'm trying to set up my Zoom H2 in Reaper via the Asio4All driver, so ...
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choosing gear and set up for recording live 16ch same time

I've just rented a house with a 30 sq control room and a 30 sq playroom. Both rooms need no work on the acoustics. I want to record simultaneously on 16 tracks and mix up to 32 not on pc but on the ...
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opinions on setting up a mic test

If I were to be hypothetically setting up a mic shootout, which initial setup would you see as most relevant? Specifically, if I were to set up using one methodology and never change preamp levels ...
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Cover an unplugged audio cord so it doesn't create a hum [closed]

When I have my laptop at my desk, I plug in my computer speakers to it. When I move it to my bed, I have another headphone cord that runs there, which is also plugged into the speakers. The problem is ...
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Hum/noise near electrical devices on the set

I soon have a filmproject and a have a problem with the equipment i have rented. Now, when i'm to close to electrical devices like a laptop, tv or even the ceiling lights, i get an electrical hum. I ...
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Is buying a compressor a good thing for vocal recording?

I have a little home studio and so far, just recording with my Studio Project B1 microphone right in my Presonus Firebox was ok for vocals. I have some money to spend on an upgrade for this setup, and ...
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Small speakers/monitors for demo purposes

Hi folks, I'm assembling hardware (laptop, interface, speakers, ...) for a small demo setup which is meant be easily portable, so as to be able to pack it into a flightcase and quickly put it ...
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Undestanding a recording studio configuration

I have recently taken over as the Technical Manager for my local Talking Newspaper (local news recorded for visually impaired listeners) - my technical background is more in IT/Web Development than in ...
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Speaker noises when computer falls asleep. Doesn’t everyone have this problem? How do I fix it?

Setup- computer > audio interface > monitor speakers I want my computer to sleep occasionally so my external displays, etc aren’t draining power or blasting light at me while not in use. But ...
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Setting up Microphone to avoid feedback

I have a shotgun microphone which I'd like to be able to use while using my speakers. I find this to be very practical when, for example, talking to other people without needing a headset. However, ...
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Unbalanced Phono output from (Pioneer DDJ-SB2) to balanced XLR mic level

I'm playing a gig in a few days where I need to connect my Pioneer DDJ-SB2 to a XLR mic level input. Assuming that the XLR is balanced. Can anyone suggest the best way to achieve that? I was thinking ...
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Audio interface to use with Korg KP3 and MIDI keyboard?

I recently bought a Korg KP3 hoping that I could use my YAMAHA PSR E403 as input to the KP3, to play with effects, and then record the sound on my computer. I also use Reason 5 to compose my ...
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surround setup / combining different speakers?

Hi, I have a very good stereo setup (K&H 0300) and another pair of decent speakers (Event TR6) sitting around. I would love to keep using those speakers and combine them to a Frankenstein Surround ...
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What do I need to setup a 5.1 system?

Hi guys, it's a quick question. I am just wondering... I have an presonus audiobox 22vsl, just 2 outputs. In case I wanted to setup a 5.1 system, do I need at least 6 outputs from my interface? Or ...
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Wireless options for a documentary shoot

I'm currently researching for an upcoming project in which I'll be using a wireless setup for the first time (transmitting from bag to camera). I've read a couple of similar posts on wireless setups ...
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Best way to control audio in dual (same LAN) locations from one spot.

Currently we have one office that I run music through in this order Pandora-->PC-->amp-->speakers. Pretty simple. However, We've added a separate building 300' away that shares the same LAN. I'm ...
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Can a FX send on a mixer be used as an extra buss for multi-track recording

I am working on a podcast with 3 other people and I was looking into multi-track recording to make editing easier. I was looking for a cheap mixer that would be able to be hooked up to a recorder ...
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Adding live band and choir to PA System

I have a similar task to do as with this question Sound system for home theater and band but mine has a different application. I am running an event venue To start, my challenge is to be able to ...
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Will this portable DJ setup work?

I'm looking to purchase a portable DJ Setup for my business, I'm targeting Pubs,Weddings(Halls), outdoor parties and occasionally small conferences. My setup will be based on powered speakers. It ...
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First Field Setup

Hi guys, I have been working in sound design for just under a year now in my first professional gig and have now gotten to the stage where I can no longer just rely on library recordings to work ...
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midi setup axiom25 on nuendo 4

hzt guys, just a question, I've recently purchased an axiom25 midi controller, nuendo 4 recognizes it and there is an input when i press a key on the controller why am i not hearing anything also do i ...
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Wireless Headphones?

In my VO and ADR room I am considering buying wireless headphones for the talent - this would be awesome to do away with another cable. Do any of you have experience with a certain type of wireless ...
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Connect stereo L+R pair to 2x stereo IKEA FREKVENS speakers

After waiting for a year or two I’m superhappy with the Frekvens lights and audio units. For sure it’s no pro audio but hey, nice for playing around... I’m now puzzeling for the right setup and ...
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Directivity index measurement - steps to follow

I am interested in measuring the directivity index of a loudspeaker. I have been looking on the Internet information about the setup, but unfortunately the information I have found so far has to do ...
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Matching line in/line out levels

I recently asked about the general setup of our Talking Newspaper recording studio (Undestanding a recording studio configuration). From the answers given, it seems that without buying extra ...
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I am not getting any sound out of my PA system. Did I connect something incorrectly?

I have a NUMARK M6 USB 4 channel mixer with LEFT and RIGHT Balanced XLR output connected to channel 1 and channel 2 of my AUDAC EPA252 power amplifier respectively. My speaker is a passive HYBRID ...
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On a small mixer (Behringer 802) do I have options for crowded cable management?

The Behringer mixers, like many, have vertical input jacks. In trying to come up with a good cable-management solution, so my desktop set-up is nice and pretty, I'm running out of ideas. I'm not ...