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Mad scientist: How to cancel out hum of known amplitude from signal of unknown amplitude?

I like investigating real-world phenomena through sound, and this time I am checking out lamps. I have following scheme: I have noticed that each lamp type distorts 50hz mains tone in its own unique ...
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Share your experiences with USB Audio Interfaces (Specifically Behringer and Steinberg) [closed]

So I'm planning on buying my first interface and I've pretty much narrowed it down to Steinberg UR22MK2 and Behringer UMC404HD. Basically sound wise I'm fine with either (based on video comparisons ...
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Is there a device that confines the sound in the surroundings of the mouth or face

Is there any device in the market that allows a person to speak at any volume, but the sound remains confined/enclosed in the area of surroundings of the mouth or face. The idea is to work in places ...
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How much sound quality will I lose using a headphone which works only with frequencies above 80Hz? [closed]

I don't mean like... voice messages, but, music! Specially blues, metal and rock which tend to have lower pitch tones.
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Get mics to line level in the field

I'm new to field recording and I have a 744t, but channels 3&4 have to be line in. So if I want 4 mic channels, let's say Rode NT4 on 1&2 and Line Audio CM3 on 3&4, I need to get the 3&...
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Is there a device that can standardise on volume output from smartphones?

(Apologies if this is a really obvious question, it's all a bit new for me.) Hello all I'm researching ways I can make the sound coming out of the audio jack of a smartphone comparable between ...
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Building a flexible, multi-channel setup with direct monitoring on a low budget

I currently have a very simple setup for recording vocals on top of pre recorded backing tracks using the Blue Yeti USB Microphone. The mic provides a headphone jack which lets me play the backing ...
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Can I set a timer to auto record with an 744T?

I recentley got an sd 744t. I love it and was wondering if i can pre-setup a recording for later that night. For example I leave the recorder in a certain place and want it to record for 3 days at 00:...
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PA System Setup

I'd like to know where a crossover fits in a PA system. I'm using a basic pa system like below. [singer]->[microphone]->[mixer]->[?]->[speakers]. The ? means do I connect the mixer to ...
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Sound Devices 702 vs. Tascam Dr 680 Mk2 + External Pre-Amps

I am getting a new recorder. For the money I have to spend on a 702 I could buy a Dr 680 Mk2 and two pre-amps by Schoeps or Kortwich and go through the line in. I think the amps are superior to the SD ...
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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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Sound Devices recorder 722: media issue

I have a 722 recorder purchased 3 years ago that I have not used much. I was playing with the settings to get it back in the field when suddenly the "media" led (the one for the internal HD) went ...
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Does iRig work with old Mac Air 2008 with OS X 10.6.8?

I was planning on buying an iRig since it seems to be such a useful little device. Problem is, I have PCs and Android cellphones and tablets--not a big Apple fan. I do have an old Macbook Air 2008 ...
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Sound Devices 744t - Preamp / Self noise or Mic?

Recently purchased a used Sound Devices 744t and have been very impressed with it in general, however as purchased 2nd hand I have had some minor worries about it (most of which are probably unfounded)...
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SD 702 or Mixpre-D field recording upgrade path

currently going back and forth between the options for my next field recorder upgrade and would love some input. Have been working with the Sony PCM-M10 + NTG-3 + NT-4 for the past year and a bit for ...
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Sound Devices 633 or Sony PCM-D100

These are very different devices that ultimately do the same thing. I am a documentary photographer/film maker and I also have a hobby of making field recordings. I currently have a Roland R-26 ...
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Used Gear / recorders - When is “too old”?

I am in the process of getting a proper rig for sound effects recording and have been looking into buying sound devices gear, either mixpre-d or 722 used. I know they have a reputation of being very ...
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Sound synthesis alternatives?

I am new to sound design and production. It may be just me and/or the fact that I'm just a beginner, but I feel very limited when using conventional synthesizers to create sounds. I am searching for ...
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How do you fix an input device that simply doesn't work?

I've been using a Zoom H4n as an audio interface for a while - and it was working fine until I upgraded to Windows 8. Now, the only input I get is the occasional jolt of sound, several seconds after I ...
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Sound Devices USB pre / vs USB pre 2

I could get a USBpre very cheap. ($120) Are the converters the same quality as the USBpre2? Is it worth it, or should i save for the USBpre2 instead? thanks, John.
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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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Sound devices MixPre-D

I have read couple of post talking about this pre, and everybody seems to be pretty happy with the job out there. But what I would really like to know is how it works as a Audio interfece, has anybody ...
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Borrowing a Fostex FR-2LE

Hey all, So my friend is letting me borrow his FR-2LE for a shoot this week since my H4n is being repaired. I usually use my SD MixPre with my Zoom. I'll be getting it the day of the shoot so I ...
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Programming an Audio Unit that hosts another Audio Unit?

I need help programming a Audio Unit that wraps a 3rd party audio unit. I am trying to develop an Audio Unit instrument using Xcode. I want my AU to load an instance of a 3rd party Audio Unit called ...
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Problem with Mounting Compact Flash from Sound Devices 702 to OS X [closed]

I've been having a weird problem with my Sound Devices 702. It's less than a month old. Basically, the Compact Flash card I use (Kingston CF 8GB 133X) mounts very inconsistently. When I first got the ...
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Buying advice: 744t with a mixpre or a SQN4S-II as extra pre-amp ?

Hi All, I already own a SQN4S-II with a PCM-D50, but would love to record 4 track. Right now I'm in the position of buying a second hand 744 for a reasonable price, including a MixPre and a CL1+...
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Sound Devices Mix Pre and…?

Hey all! I know that the hand held recorder question has come up on this forum more times than I've had hot dinners, but none that specifically answer this; Has anyone used the Sound Devices Mix Pre-...
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How crucial is recording with timecode?

Hey. I wil be working on student film production soon. The camera for the job is Arri Alexa, I will be using Sound Devices either 744t or 788t. The problem I faced is the lack of time code cables at ...
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Sound Devices MixPre-D vs USBPre-2

Although my question is similar to another about an interface for Pro Tools/Preamp for field recording with a portable recorder (H4n aswell). I'm not as experienced as others on this site so I was ...
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Do any SD 722 owners have tips they could share?

So a buddy of mine is letting me borrow his Sound Devices 722, not to mention his MKH-30 and 40. I got about three weeks with it. I'm going through the manual to get a feel for what's inside, but I ...
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Best Comprehensive Location Equipment for £5000?

Hi guys, I'm wondering what you guys would pick if you wanted a comprehensive recording kit for small films, documentaries and SFX recording with a £5000 budget? I already have a NTG-3 shotgun mic ...
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Which Petrol bag will fit two SD 702s?

I'm in crazy mode... I have till tomorrow to buy a bunch of gear for a job, so sorry if my question is a bit raw. I bought myself the Sound Devices CS-3 case, and I'm not a huge fan. I'm about to ...
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Sound Devices usbpre 2 as a location field mixer, thoughts?

Hello folks, So I was wondering if any of you have experience using the Sound Devices USB Pre2 in location audio recording situations. I was thinking of purchasing one and using a USB battery pack. It ...
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Anyone using a SD 702 with a SD mixer?

Just ordered a 702 for sfx recording and was wondering if anyone else finds it helpful to pair it with a mixer. It seems slightly unnecessary although I know it could be useful for certain ...
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Sound Devices New 702, or Used 744T?

Hi, all I've been offered a used 744T, which has spend much of its time in a lab, but also some work in the field. The price is about $500 more then a new 702. All of my field work has been two ...
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552 Mixer or 702 Recorder? (Sound Devices)

Background: My main focus is sound effects recording. A very close second at the moment is onset recording (no huge productions though). I own a Fostex FR2 but it is slowly dying on me. It won't ...