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Hi Fi quality Bluetooth player

I have a high-end hi-fi system (monitor audio studio 20se speakers, talk electronics preamplifier and 4 separate power amplifiers) and am wondering if there is a piece of kit available that will play ...
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How do I mic an upright piano to get a nice stereo effect

I have an old upright piano (slightly out of tune). First of all, I took the front off of the piano and put an SM-58 right in the middle and got a great sounding recording. I really like the sound ...
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Stereo versus mono lps

I'm not asking about anyone's preference, only an explanation of an observation. Jazz and Rock records recorded in mono are often preferred by active listeners, collectors. They command a higher ...
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Neumann KM 184 ORTF Røde Blimp

I want to try a pair of Km184 for field recording next week and can´t find any informations about packing them inside a Røde Blimp in ORTF Setup. Does anyone of you found a way to do this ? thanks ...
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Using a computer headset connected to a voice amplifier?

I'm trying to plug a stereo 3.5 mm headset microphone jack to a voice amplifier. So, besides being able to connect it directly to the PC, I'd like to be able to connect it first to an amplifier to ...
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Why does the headset buddy 3.5 mm male to microphone and speaker female have a stereo jack for the microphone?

I'm looking over this product by Headset Buddy. Simply, why does this reviewer claim the microphone jack is stereo: Mic port has to be stereo. Most headsets use stereo mics, so if you're using it ...
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Wire mono microphone to stereo jack?

I have a microphone with 2 wires, and a cable jack with 3 wires. How do I wire them together? Basically i took apart a usb headset and got a microphone with 2 wires, then i cut a jack cable 3.5mm. I'...
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Streaming pure Audio without Video with IIS smooth streaming?

Is it possible to use IIS Smooth Streaming for audio without any Video? If so, how do I encode it? I downloaded Expression Encoder 4, but I can't get it to encode to audio. It's converting my audio ...
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Summing Stereo to mono?

Can some help me please.. Im doing the sound editing for small animation, I want to use the sound effects which are in stereo, on to the mono track.. I dont want to use the splitted channels of the ...
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Masters Research Paper Survey [closed]

Hi guys, I'm currently studying my Masters in Sound for the Moving Image at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. I'm doing a research paper into the commercialization of ambisonics in existing ...
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how to do mono to stereo conversion

(This is a cross-post from StackOverflow. But I wondered wether some people here might be the better audience to answer this.) I am using libswresample to resample from any PCM format to 44.1kHz, ...
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A great stereo shotgun mic.

Im looking for a great stereo shotgun mic within the $1,000-$2,000 range. What can you suggest?
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Single Stereo Mic vs. Matched Pair for mono compatibility.

Hello, I know that mono compatibility is more of an issue with XY stereo techniques than say MS. I currently own a Schoeps CMC641 and will one day upgrade to an MS setup by adding the Fig-8 capsule. ...
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Stereo panning, headphones and speakers difference

Should stereo panning be done differently while using headphones or speakers?
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3.5 mm vs RCA for home stereo (both unbalanced)

I have two home stereo amplifiers in different rooms. I tried connecting Zone 2 with (the other room) with 50 feet of RCA cable and noticed there was some noise (I live right next to an AM radio tower ...
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Free (or great) VST panner with haas effect

Do any of you know about a nice and simple stereo panning VST that also does haas (delay-based) panning? Preferably free, but if you have a good recommendation, then let it spill anyway.. I'm just ...
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Neumann KM 183 Stereo Pair

Just wondering if anyone has had any experience of using these for recording outdoor atmos and quiet room tones? I would like a pair of omnis to record open outdoor spaces and from what I understand ...
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Stereo analyzer(visualizer) as a VST plugin

I recently saw this video about stereo field. The author is using Stereo Analyzer feature of the Inspector XL software to visualize the resulting stereo effect, this is what it looks like: ...
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Recording SFX in mono or stereo / Mic options?

A common question on here seems to be a recommendation for a SFX mic (mostly indoors). I too am currently mulling over this same issue. I am planning to do several SFX libraries in the near future,...
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MP3 cd in car stereo

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question, so if it isn't feel free to move or delete it. I just burned an MP3 cd (let's call it CD 1) with about 80 songs on it, and it plays fine on ...
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Convert sound inside a video, from 5.1 to stereo, without image modification?

2 days ago I had troubles with video conversion, today that's audio. Here is the problem, the converter I found (see this question) detects all my sources audio channels as different channels (like if ...
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cinema screening stereo problem

Hi guys, A film I worked on that I mixed in stereo is being shown at a cinema on Saturday. The director went today to check the setup and test the film, on testing apparently the audio sounds very ...
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Looking for a good but cheap hardware mid-side decoder.

I currently have a DIY M-S decoder, which is very noisy and the stereo image is wrong. The mid is much lower than it should and the sides are overbearing. Basically, it is impossible for me to monitor ...
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My first MS stereo setup.

I've been getting some great suggestions through email correspondence but I wanted to put this question out to ya'll. You have $4000 and you want to buy a M-S stereo microphone setup(zeppelin and ...
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Mobile Game Sound Effect Delivery; Mono or Stereo?

Does anyone know what the standard format of a sound effect asset delivery is for a mobile phone game? Is it better to deliver stereo sounds or mono? Does it all depend on the device and software ...
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Zoom H2 recordings with two different mic settings. How can I match them now?

I have a dilemma. I recorded live flute in a concert hall yesterday using my mac and the Zoom H2. I used the 2-channel setting that uses both the front and back mics, creating a stereo file. When I ...
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S/PDIF from PC to Mixer

Background: I have a Yamaha LS9-32 mixer and I'm getting a new sound card for my PC to interface with the mixer. From the Yamaha LS9-32 User Manual: 2TR IN DIGITAL jack This is a coaxial ...
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Does an AT825 fit inside the Rode Blimp?

Has anybody tried it? I emailed Rode but got no response. Thanks!
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Zoom H2, any way to balance the stereo?

I just noticed that my Zoom H2 (using the 90° pattern) records the right channel with a higher level compared to the left channel. I have made several tests, positioning the recorder exactly in front ...
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Grace Design Spacebar SB-30

I'd liked to get input on the Grace Design Spacebar SB-30 for potential use in a compact spaced omni nature recording rig? Is 30cm too close together for a good spaced image? Can you angle the omni's ...
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Adapter to sum 2 stereo signals each to mono and send each to a different ear of a standard stereo headset

I am having trouble finding an adapter, which I wouldn't think would have to be very large, that has two 1/8" male jacks, would sum each of them to mono, then send each one to a different channel of a ...
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Combining two balanced mono outputs to seperate channels of a single stereo jack.

I have two balanced outs of an interface I want to use as L and R channels on a pair of headphones. I know the single stereo jack won't carry a balanced signal to the headphones, but I want to make ...
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Why mix a feature film in stereo and not 5.1 ?

Is there any true advantage of mixing a feature film nowadays in stereo as apposed to the more standard 5.1 format ?
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Does “true” stereo panning exist?

I know that panning in a DAW is basically just turning the right/left channel up, making the sound pressure in one ear greater than the other. But as far as I know, in the real world, the perception ...
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Strip Right channel in GarageBand

I have recorded some tracks in GarageBand using a stereo setting, but only actually recorded onto the left channel. The right channel, due to some normalisation I did, is full of white noise. I ...
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Can you get “stereo” audio on a videocamera with a wireless microphone using a 3.5mm plug?

I have a Canon Vixia HD Camcorder which has a 3.5mm stereo input and yet cannot get stereo sound input from a wireless microphone system when using the 1/4" outlet plug and using an adapter down to 3....
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Hook up iPod/iPad to old stereo (No inputs)

I have an old turntable/stereo unit. There is no radio or tape deck on this. Just the turntable and speakers. Looking for a way to hook my iPad/iPod into it so it. I do have an 1/8 inch to RCA ...
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About mic positioning

I was wondering what is the reason behind positioning a third mic a few feet away from a basic stereo AB. I noticed this on the three tenors in Rome for example. Here is a link to understand better my ...
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Stereo bar 40 cm or 70 cm?

Hi, I'm about to buy a rycote stereo bar to use it with my kit of oktavas. This should provide me a quite versatile set up for stereo recordings (X/Y, ORTF, A/B). The rycote bar comes in two sizes ...
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Jecklin Stereo with Lavs?

Has anyone ever set up a semi-Jecklin-Disc-style stereo rig with two omni lavalieres with sound-absorbing material in between? I suspect that a lot of us are perfectly aware of binaural recording ...
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Stereo ambience - microphone selection

Hey all. I Have a hard time deciding if i shall order the MKH 8040/MKH 30 MS rig or not. Today i record most of my stereo ambiences with NT4 in a blimp into my SD702. Actually i think this sounds ...
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0db mono vs. 0db stereo

Let's assume I have a mono track in my DAW software. The track contains an audio file which was normalized to 0 db. If I play the track the volume gauge on the stereo out channel will go up only to -...
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Using a stereo bar for x/y?

Planning to do some ambiant recordings soon, and with the 2 NT5's I have coming in I'll grab a stereo bar for the obvious and easy spaced pair. Suppose I wanted to do an x/y - the bar's blurb claim it ...
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A basic question: What is the difference between Mono, Stereo, Dolby and Ultra-Stereo? (Don't worry, not looking for a detailed answer…)

Hi there, I'm producing and directing a documentary (for the first time!) and I'm currently filling out a profile of our film that will be seen by a number of industry executives (including possible ...
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First time field-recording! 4-channel vs. 2-channel stereo ambience

First question on here... So I will be doing lots of field recording in Asia for the next few months. I've got a sennheiser me66 for mono spot fx, which is linked into a zoom h4n via the sound ...
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Second Microphone for Stereo Recordings: Identical or Different?

In search for a more spatial and natural sounding recording, I thought perhaps I would add a second microphone to my existing setup (1 Rode NT1-A attached to a Marantz PMD-661 recorder) which records ...
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What is the best way to mix when you have a cold?

I have a cold actually its been going on for almost a week. How do you do a mix when you have a cold?
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Workflow Question: Batch splitting stereo tracks into mono?

I have files recorded on a Zoom H4N, the files are stereo, lav recorded to left channel and and shotgun microphone recorded to the right channel. Is there a program (ideally that works on a mac) for ...
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Matched or Unmatched?

Some people say a closely matched pair (consecutive serial numbers ideally) is the best possible way to record in stereo. Others say the difference in capsules (i.e., unmatched pairs) is important to ...
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single point stereo m/s NOT shotgun

I've been unsuccessfully looking for a single point stereo MS mic, that isn't a shotgun, for some time. I had the Sony ECM MS957 many years ago and that's hardly professional. I've used the VP88 for ...