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TRS 3.5mm microphone not working in mixer

I can't get my microphone to work in my mixer. It is a standard 3.5mm TRS headset microphone. I have it plugged into a 3.5mm TRS to 1/4" TRS adapter, which is plugged into a 1/4" TRS to XLR adapter. I ...
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Capturing 4 audio channels with exactly the same latency?

I'm looking to capture 4 channels of audio using small MEMS microphones like these, spaced less than a metre apart from each other in a grid to form a square microphone array. [EDIT: This is so that ...
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Microphone Hiss with Gain at 0 and No Phantom Power

My recording setup is suddenly having an issue with microphone hiss. This hiss is overpowering in every recording that I do, and it shows up even when I set the gain to zero and turn phantom power off ...
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Running long PA speaker cables parallel to AC 120v lines -

I'm setting up a PA system (LabGruppen 2k watt power amp to two Bose 802 Panaray 8ohm speakers) over 120' 12GA speaker cables in a temporary outdoor tent for graduation ceremonies over three days. ...
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Sound source located in a room with opened door and listener is outside

This question has been bothering me for a while, so the situation is next: imagine that you have a person talking to you surrounded by four walls with an opened door and you are as a listener located ...
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“Perceptually the ear hears different pitches for soft and loud 100 Hz tone.” - Master Handbook of Acoustics - 5e

After having tried to look for answers as to why the ear hears different pitches for soft and loud 100 Hz tones, here's what I've found : 1. Pitch of the low frequency tone decreases with the increase ...
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2.5mm mono + mic to 3.5mm stereo + mic adaptor

I'm looking for a 2.5mm mono + mic (male) to 3.5mm stereo + mic (female) adapter. It's for connecting a 2.5mm phone headset socket to a normal 3.5mm headset with mic. Anyone know where I can find one?
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New MacOS dropping Qlab audio

Ok so here's the deal, We're running a show on a new mac-OS Mojave version: 10.14.2 (3 GHz, Intel i5 Processor, 8 GB memory) and Using Qlab version: 4.4.4 We have the computer hooked up to our light ...
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6answers
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how to get rid of a loud buzzing noise when I try to record?

I have an MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB recording audio into Sonar x3. When I try to record, my voice is very very low. You can barely ...
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9answers
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Really weird DIY shotgun mic (old, yes, but I just found it again…)

Anyone ever seen one of these or played with one before? Its been floating around for quite some time now. I found it a few years ago and just stumbled upon it a few days ago. I'd imagine if you ...
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What's this vocal distortion called?

I've heard it called 'vox' once but nothing seems to come up when I search for it. I've tried replicating it with overdrive and sample rate changes but I can't seem to get it.
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Pitch shifting made my audio weird

So I added a pitch shifter to my audio, making it a lot deeper. But when I listened to it the balance between the left and right channel weren't pan center anymore. The left and right was constantly ...
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I am trying to start asmr [on hold]

I started recording asmr to start tapping, but the sound is so different from the others. Could you suggest which plug-in should make the sound better? I have been so hard for a long time and I do not ...
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Sound recognition app or data base

Good day, Is there an app or a database where I can upload a .wma (n file (not songs, but rather sound bites/effects) to help identify a specific sound? Thank you.
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Curious loudspeaker in church

I was visiting a church in the Rioja region in Spain the weekend, and beside the organ keyboard, at the back of the church, there was a piece of furniture, like a cupboard, with a one meter disc of ...
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Multiple audio output equipment

Found some answers online but none that really matched my situation. I have one or two audio sources, and i want to find a device that can take these sources and output them to many monitoring devices,...
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Audition Remix alternatives?

Adobe Audition has a useful feature: Remix. Remix makes it easy to shorten or lengthen and audiotrack by analyzing it using a proprietary algorithm - and then finding the best pieces to loop ...
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What should I improve about my music? [closed]

I've been very interested in music production, so I've been trying to make some songs. The thing is that I know some music theory, but I don't know much about sound design. I use FL Studio and I make ...
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pioneer ddj sb2 unbalanced sound

DDj SB2 unbalanced sound Hi, I recently purchased a pioneer DDJ SB2 and want to use it with some active vonyx speakers which have both RCA and XLR inputs. Im not really much of an expert in the ...
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Recreating Iconic Electric Zaps

I am working on some electricity zaps for a spell and have always wondered how these iconic zap sounds were made. I own some quality newer electricity libraries, but none of them have this zap sound ...
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How to route a USB Microphone to an external effects processor and back with low latency

I recently bought a Boss VE-2 Vocal Harmonist. It has an XLR input and output, which I use when rehearsing with my band. It also has a USB connection which acts as both input and output when ...
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5answers
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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 do you create the deadliest sounding gunshots?

I have been experimenting with different layers to create a perfect gunshot but they all fail and sound like toy guns. What do I have to layer in order to create a deadly sounding gunshot?
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Digitally controlled analog sound: will it work? [on hold]

I've just had an idea for how to reproduce sound with the data security of digital but without the sampling: If any sound wave can be decomposed into sine waves that add to make the original wave ...
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3answers
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I just got a Blue Snowball Ice and it picks up my keyboard with Cherry Mx Blues

So I want to use this microphone both for skype and for my general audio recording purposes, but it is really sensitive (not exactly a bad thing). Is there a way I can set it up so that it picks up ...
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Is there a tool capable of fixing loops? [duplicate]

I know how to fix loops in music, but I mostly work with noisy files (think engines, electric motors and such) and I usually have to make them seamlessly loop. Sometimes is easy but sometimes is ...
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How to properly equalize headphones?

I have a pair of headphones - it doesn't matter which exactly. I read some overviews and technical reviews and find out that some frequencies are "unbalanced", like the middle range may sound more ...
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2answers
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Using an unpowered microphone on a mixer board?

I just recently bought a Mackie 402VLZ4 and trying to use a set of microphones on the board. The microphones I'm trying to use are as follows: A lavalier microphone (mini to XLR adapter being used):...
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Using Ableton, how can I replicate the synth used in this song?

Heads Will Roll by the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs features a synth that sounds like a mix of a number of instruments. Perhaps a stringed instrument or a wind instrument, among others. This question is ...
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Tips on Car Recording?

I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on recording car engines/cars in general? I'm thinking of hiring a Marantz PMD671 to record with, and as for mics, I was going to hire a few different ...
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What type of adapter combines 2 mono 3.5mm jacks into 1 stereo 3.5mm jack with each mono track on a different band?

[Note: Heavily edited for clarification] My Zoom H1N can record stereo input from a 3.5mm input. I have two lav mics with 3.5mm ends. I want one mic to record into the left channel and the other to ...
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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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Filter to make music sound like it's being played in a mall?

I'm trying to conceptualize how I want the music for my game to sound, and as I have no musical experience, there are some ideas I have trouble describing, but the musical aesthetic I want for my game ...
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Why does Adobe Audition compute the effects that are disabled?

I noticed (by observing the impact on the latency between Adobe Audition's input and Adobe Audition's output) that Adobe Audition computes the effects that have been disabled. Is there any point in ...
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What is a good way to connect an analog soundboard to a computer?

I have an EPM 8 mixer by Soundcraft. How could I connect the mixed signal in a stereo format? Is there any best way to minimize latency? Is firewire good to use? I have a Firewire input on my computer....
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FM and PM synthesis - what is the difference and why?

I heard in numerous places that Yamaha DX7 used Phase Modulation in spite of being advertised as an "FM synthesizer". An opensource synthesizer called ZynAddSubFX has both PM and FM modulation modes ...
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My RODE Podcaster is recording distorted sounds.No sound at all if it's quiet

As the title specifies my RODE Podcaster isn't working the way it should. The sounds it picks up are all distorted and you can't make nothing out of them. I've searched the internet for possible ...
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How can one achieve a decent latency when using Adobe Audition on Microsoft Windows to enhance one's microphone audio quality in real time?

My setup is as follows: I have an Audio-Technica AT2035 microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio interface, which is connected to my computer (Microsoft Windows 7). I use Adobe ...
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What sound design books have influenced you the most?

There are so many great books on sound design. I'm interested in hearing about a book that has been your faithful companion. You can pick one per discipline you're involved in. My selection is: ...
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Can you use ASIO input and a different output?

Can you set a DAW to use ASIO input and something else (laptop speakers for example) as the output?
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Recording speakers at community meetings

I’m live-streaming several community meetings onto Facebook. I'm usually sitting right on trying of the main speaker but when there is a presentation off to the side or question from the audience then ...
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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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Can I use my Focusrite Saffire 6 USB with a lav mic? (signal too low)

I have the following: Macbook Focusrite Saffire 6 USB audio interface Audio Technica ATR3350 lavalier microphone I'd like to record speech into Audacity (or similar) using the above. I've ...
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Pro Tools Hardware in the Home Studio

What do you use in your home studios for Pro Tools hardware? Some people seem to just want to use the hardware as a dongle, others need better D/A converters, yet others need Pro Tools-oriented ...
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Software solution for splicing in audio in real time

I've got a phone system for the company I work at. We have a line in for the FM radio, it plays music for when people are on hold. What would be the easiest way for me to have the radio fade out at ...
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Best mics for foley and sound design

I am an experimental composer and I have often used samples and effects in my work. Some I have purchased but I am very interested in using my own because I am often looking for a specific sound ...
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How to record the sound of an acoustic guitar with a magnetic pickup?

I have a magnetic pickup... How can I use it to record the sound of a guitar to a laptop? I was told magnetic pickups should not be directly connected to a laptop (and that might be true, because I ...
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Why is a pop filter necessary?

I'm doing recordings for YouTube videos and would like to know whether a pop filter is really necessary. I, of course, care about audio quality, but I'm on a tight budget. Do I really need one? I'll ...
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Sound reinforcement for an outdoor event

We are a group of stand up comedians who would like to perform in an open space (a park). We have no idea about speakers. Could you please recommend what type of speakers and wattage we should use?...

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