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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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How can I implement the following setup?

I am sorry if this is the wrong SE, but it seems to be the only one where my question makes even the slightest sense. I am taking music lessons online and I am having troubles setting up the following:...
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Noise from one of monitors near iMac

Setup: a desk from IKEA, an iMac 27 2017 staying in the center, Steinberg UR22C connected to the iMac via usb type-c cable, 2 Yamaha HS5 active monitors are connected to the audio interface with ...
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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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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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How can the power system mess up the audio?

Goal We have a Behringer X32. Everything in the mixer sound great. We try to bring its sound to a PC so we can record and stream it. Problem The audio in the PC is noisy. In indescribable, ...
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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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Trying to connect old speaker to old sound system

I hope I am asking in the right place. I don't know much about audio technology, so please excuse my terminology. I have an old sound system whose speaker stopped working, and I have a set of two old ...
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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 ...
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Decent and affordable setup to record slamming doors, thumping [duplicate]

I would like to record evidence of annoying sounds from downstair apartment (Please no judgment, legal or diplomatic advices). I need a recording setup using AFFORDABLE equipment that will capture ...
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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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Audio Technica ATR2100-USB Recording Issue

I am facing a issue while connecting my ATR2100 to my desktop computer via USB. The sound volume that is being recorded is very low. I have to amplify it each time after recording which distorts the ...
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+48v phantom on electric piano?

I'm putting together a small setup with a condenser mic (requiring +48 phantom power) a Yamaha electric piano with a 6.3 stereo "headphone" output and MIDI IN+OUT Steinberg UR22 MK2 (with 2x XLR/6.3 ...
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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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MICROPHONE - How is this PIN actually called?

I have a Yeti Blue mic that I am now setting up. I got the 3/8 to 5/8 thread adapter, but the mic is just too high up the horizontal boom arm, so I actually wanted to drop it down a bit. I was ...
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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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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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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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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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Sync Korg SQ-1 with DAW (Logic)

I'm trying to sync my Korg SQ-1 with DAW (Logic Pro X). SQ-1 is connected via USB to computer and Logic recognizes it. I've updated MIDI settings in Logic to make SQ-1 receive MIDI clock and tempo ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it ok to put an unbalanced 1/4 inch line through an XLR stage snake?

I've been tasked with setting up and doing sound design for an upcoming live event.Unfortunately, the equipment I have to work with is somewhat lacking. The analogue mixing desk (Allen & Heath ...
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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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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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Classical guitar to a mic to a guitar processor (or even better guitar amp)?

I would like to use a mic to amplify my classical guitar as I'm told it's the best way to do it without altering the guitar and losing some sound acoustically (with piezo, fishman....). However I also ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Sync projects with remote NAS

This question might not belong here, but it has to do with studio setup, and I'd like to know what other studios are doing for a syncing solution. I have a studio in town, which is about half an hour ...
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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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Need help with my ''studio setup'' (from a hobby perspective)

English isn't my first language so please excuse any errors :) I was mainly thinking of getting myself a studio setup, because i mainly produce house/EDM music etc, but i do play piano aswell (i do ...
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setup for having an amp output mono to two speakers

I have two passive bookshelf speakers Micca - MB42X and would like to use a single amp to send the same audio signal to each speaker. I do not want one speaker to receive the left channel and one to ...
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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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Shaky sound from speakers? [closed]

I am pretty new to this, just trying to get everything to work. I have an Onkyo TX-8050 receiver hooked up to a set of Paradigm Atom V7 speakers. I am playing from a turntable Audio Technical AT-LP60 ...
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Furman power conditioner - can I use with a power bar to expand my outputs?

I've been running my studio setup of about 15 - 16 pieces of audio gear (computer, monitors, mixer, etc) using a couple of surge protected power bars. I decided it would be a good idea to get a power ...
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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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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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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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How do I run this setup?

I have an Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone with an ART Tube amp. The mic has a Low Cut switch and an -10db to 0dB switch. The preamp has 2 dials: Input and Output, along with 4 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...