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Numark Party Mix not recognised on my Mac. How to fix?

I've tried everything I can find on the internet. So hoping someone has other ideas. I have a Numark Party Mix and cant get it to connect to my Mac. Its not showing in Midi Studio in the ...
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Is MP3 good for cats?

As you know, MP3 format is built using some hacks based on things that our ear can't hear. For example human hearing aid can not hear for a milliseconds after short and loud sound. Mp3 compressing ...
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PA: how do I amplify a cello?

I'm going to do PA for a band that consists of piano, guitar, flute and cello, plus vocals. I don't have much experience amplifying a cello. The cellist brings along her own microphone (don't know ...
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Can instrument effects pedals be used for (live) vocals? Either at mic level or line level?

I just saw Rosetta last night, and noticed that the vocalist uses some kind of all-in-one effects pedal. I don't know whether or not it was specifically made for vocals though. I would like to have ...
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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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Car & Two Wheeler Simulator Sound

We are a small startup based out of India and are looking at making an ultra low cost but realistic Two wheeler and Car Simulator for Indian villages. In our attempt, we are looking at providing ...
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Installation of OS/DAW on slower hard drive doesn't affect its processing speed?

I am going to build a new pc from scratch and saw on some youtube tutorials, that people are installing their OS (operating systems) and DAW (digital audiowork station) on slower hard drive. They do ...
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Denoising studio induced noise and noise due to poor recording

Background Cassette tapes of speeches have been made in 2000 in locations which are not studio like environs for recording (i.e. contain various sources of noise such as fans, folks moving about, ...
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What software is best at ripping multi-CD audiobooks?

I want to take a 6 CD audiobook and rip it into MP3s that I can listen to on my phone. Maybe this works ok if the audiobook has already been entered into some CDDB. But my CDs aren't recognized. ...
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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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How to separate Phones and Main outputs

I have a XENYX Q802USB (https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-Q802USB-Premium-8-Input-Interface/dp/B008O517IC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=10RQLOK9VIBPJ&keywords=xenyx+802usb&qid=1570741963&s=musical-...
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Why do some audio amps use AC while others use DC

In particular I am looking at the JDS Labs Atom and the iFI iCan SE. The iCan outputs a tremendous amount of power, 4 times that of the Atom, enough to drive speakers; But does so less cleanly, at-...
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Is it possible to record higher frequencies using multiple microphones sampling in lockstep?

I have only a basic understanding of audio, so this may be somewhat naive, but is it theoretically possible to record frequencies above what microphone allows by using multiple devices sampling in ...
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Monitor speakers and distance from the walls

I got some monitor speakers for my studio (Yamaha HS8), but they seems to sound better if I keep them 4 or 5 feet from the walls. When I move them near the walls they don't sound equally good. Does ...
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What's the difference between additive and subtractive synthesis?

Seems that most of the hardware synths use subtractive synthesis techniques, while in the digital realm it's common to see synths that work with different degrees of additive synthesis. What's the ...
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Sennheiser passive omnidirectional antennas

We have one EM-XSW 2 and one EM-XSW rack-mounted wireless receivers which are experiencing dropouts in a large cafeteria because they need to be located in a closet in a older building with stone, ...
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Rode SmartLav+ does not work with Scarlett 2i2

I try to use my Rode SmartLav+ with Scarlett 2i2 USB pre-amp. I already bought Rode SC3 adaptor and small jack to big jack adaptor. I try to use any of the line/instrument inputs on my pre-amp, but it ...
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VST Plugins to filter mic input for Skype or Google Hangouts

I'm a user of Reaper and OBS, but nevertheless it seems I cannot find a good solution for my problem: We have a conference room with 3 microphones that go into an AKG mixer & audio interface. In ...
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I have a BM 800 Mic that isnt working?

I have recently got a bm 800 mic that i have plugged into my Yamaha audiogram 6 interface with phantom power and the microphone is just not working. Plugged it directly into my pc and i get audio but ...
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Why not use more than 48kHz with HeSuVi

So I recently installed the HeSuVi app in preparation for the t50rp Mk3 headphones I've ordered (hoping that they'll sound good enough running directly from my Creative AE-5 sound-card and that I won'...
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How can I measure the sound intensity outside my house?

If I wanted to measure the noise outside of my house, in decibels, let's say I want to take a reading every second for one month and record these measurements in a file: a CSV file or something of the ...
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Why is my RODE Podcaster recording distorted sounds?

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 do you use a piezo-electric sensor or accelerator to measure sound?

In my application, I need to analyze and differentiate the sound of two objects. One objects makes a high frequency pitch at 5khz which I'd like to detect. The other object tend to make sound around ...
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Maximum sound pressure

Can someone explain this please? The dynamic range that can be represented by a 32-bit (floating point) file is 1528 dB. Since the greatest difference in sound pressure on Earth can be about 210 dB, ...
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Di-Box, Audio interface or Both for live performances in theatres?

I'm a juggler, selling a circus-musical to theatres in Europe and I have been gradually buying all the equipment that I need to perform with, without borrowing it from each theatre I go to. One issue ...
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Some wav's sound too fast and/or distorted some sound good…?

Not sure if this is the right place to ask... I am building a sound project on an ESP 32 via I2S using an example from: https://github.com/nhatuan84/esp32-i2s-sdcard-wav-player [/edit:]I use the ...
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How to remove DC offset from normalized white noise?

I generated a 10 second audio file containing white noise, using SoX : sox.exe -n witteruis0.wav synth 10 whitenoise sox.exe witteruis0.wav -n stats The resulting "witteruis0.wav" is more or less ...
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Reaktor - How to use variables and Interpolation

I am making a Reaktor macro. Inside the macro I would like to set a variable panelset. I would like to use that variable in OSC mappings like so OSC Receive Primary Block Properties > Connect > OSC ...
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Corrupted / duplicated audio from a Tascam DR-60DMKII

I have a really strange problem with an audio recording from my Tascam DR-60DMKII linear PCM audio recorder. I recorded about 40 minutes of audio using DUAL ST mode, where two audio streams are ...
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Fix for terrible “Hard Drive Noise” Audio Interference?

When recording direct input instrument audio using Ableton, my recording is plagued with a terrible noise interference that sounds like the clicks and movements of my PCs internal Hard Disk drive. ...
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Grado SR80 headphones, measurements with multimeter

Started with muffled, scratchy sound on the right ear. Was pretty sure it would be a loose connection, but once inside the can, found no loose connections, no electronics, just two solder terminals ...
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i have a 48 volt Innogear phantom power that is causing a thumping noise to be in my recording

so I have had an innogear preamp for about a year now and it is in great condition but it's causing my recordings to have a thumping noise in it I don't know what to do should I toss it and buy a new ...
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Where should I spend money to improve installed sound system?

Which components in a sound installation are likely to have the greatest effect on sound quality? Is it speakers? The amp? Where would you throw your money? The room has a very high ceiling and seats ...
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Loud Whining Sound with Start/Stop of Audio

I get an loud whining sound after a big pop oftentimes when my laptop is hooked up to my monitors and there's no music playing. My Setup 2 x Presonus Eris E5 M-Audio M-track (v1) 2 x female XLR to ...
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band PA: how to get good intelligibility when a singer talks while music is playing?

I'm running the PA system in a church. During worship, the lead singer will sometimes say a few words while the band is already playing a song intro. These words are invariably difficult to understand....
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JBL Everest Elite 100 earbuds won't stop lowering their own volume

I'm new here, so I'm not sure if this is where to go for this, but I've been trying to get help with these damn things for around two years now. I got these earbuds as a gift from my stepdad a long ...
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how do I make a song sound like its another song

A while back I saw a song edit on twitter I sparked an interest with and I wanna see if I can do it myself. Anyway how and what program I can achieve this with? https://twitter.com/Waltmann13/status/...
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Surprising issues with a Shadow 4020 preamp

I have a Faith guitar which came with a Shadow 4020 preamp fitted. The preamp worked beautifully for a few years, but at some point over the last year (I think!) it started to misbehave. Specifically, ...
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Sony MDR1a headphones - what replacement cable?

I have these headphones... I need to get replacement cable -- can anyone tell me what standard / value the replacement cable must meet , because all replacement cables I bought so far don't provide ...
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Amplifier to power a Project 2 turntable

I have a Project 2 turntable and have just bought some Dali Spektor 2 speakers. I have a 20 year old budget Cambridge Audio Amp and a basic Cambridge preamp bought a couple of years ago. I'd like ...
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Closed or open-back headphones for live monitoring?

Assuming Ableton is giving me a metronome playing through headphones, and I'm performing a live-looping session live, I need to be able to hear both the metronome as well as the music I'm making. I ...
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My question is about adding vocals to a loop station with only 2 inputs

I'm a performer/entertainer & wish to loop my vocals occasionally but at the same time use my looper to capture my guitar signal & electronic drum tracks separately. My loop pedal only has 2 ...
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Suggestion on changing the quality of generated sound

I have built a text to speech system that is generating speech for a given text, however the generated audio has a lot of vibrations in it. Although the speech is clear, it doesn't really sounds ...
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Make samples using videos

I'm currently looking for make engine sounds samples using YouTube videos. Do you think is possible to sample this type of video? (Ex at 0:20 or 0:35) I think the ...
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What are the 1 2 3 settings on the back of The Blue Snowball?

The Blue Snowball has settings on the back controlled by a dip switch that says 1 2 3. What do these do? Googling for it I get a bunch of bad results (html numbered lists) and this manual which doesn'...
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How to prove the authenticity of a voice recorder file

this is a very important problem. As consultant in a legal proceedings, I have an audio file created by voice recorder of Apple. The duration of this file is only 20 seconds long; there is the ...
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Can someone please tell me the names of these sound effects and where I can find them?

I found some sounds from the TV Show "Deal or No Deal" and I was wondering where I can find the full, clean versions of the sounds. The sound when the contestant accepts the deal: https://send....
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Can you tell which percussion instrument this is?

(I didn't find the song on youtube neither on soundcloud so spotify it is.) I just want to know which percurssive element is this, so i can find a sample of it or a library. The sound plays at 0:30 (...
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what's the difference between microphone gain and microphone “level” and “boost” in Windows?

I have an USB microphone that has a gain control knob. As I understand, the gain here means the voltage amplifier gain inside the microphone. USB microphone will have an maximum output voltage of 5V, ...
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Laptop won't detect condenser microphone

I have recently purchased a condenser microphone and a mixer which supports phantom power. I connected the microphone to the mixer and then connected the mixer with my laptop by using RCA. The green ...

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