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How do I read this frequency response chart?

The response curves are for each of the three selectable roll-off switch positions... Flat –6 dB/octave below 100 Hz –18 dB/octave below 80 Hz From the spec sheet - Low Frequency Response ...
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Should I use pedals for guitar effects while recording?

I wouldn't record using FX unless I was very sure about the end result I wanted and how it would sit in the mix, just to leave my options open since you can't go back and remove the FX. On the other ...
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Recording multiple microphones tightly synchronised

Virtually all modern audio interfaces for computer use have clock-synchronized sampling across all inputs. This is a prime requirement for most ordinary multi-track recording. It would be difficult ...
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How to record wav file in bit depths lower than 8 bit?

Lower bit depths are not easily available simply because they are not looked for commercially, not because of some intrinsic technical difficulty. Audio interfaces or other capturing devices have ...
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What can I expect from this pc when producing audio?

less tracks per project. less plugins opened. if you use your factory soundcard (the one on your motherboard) you'll probably suffer from latency and a bad signal/noise ratio. But you still can ...
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Microphones for instruments ranging from double bass to fife

If you're specifically after something that's versatile, the Shure SM57 is the best microphone you'll find for that budget. It can be used for pretty much anything, it sounds good live and in the ...
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Best way to record drums with one Mic?

The short & realistic, if somewhat cynical, answer would be... Do it like they did in the 50's - find a good-sounding room, keep moving the mic around the room until you get the best sound. ...
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How is the recorded sound of a galloping horse so much different from a trot or a canter?

Assuming you're not interested in the old Hollywood method of making foley horses, used for decades of cowboy movies - banging coconut shells into various substrates in a box - then you have to do it ...
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Why can't computer software "shift" the recorded audio by whatever the latency is, thereby eliminating any latency in the track?

If you are talking about recording audio, latency is not an issue in 2016. Today, audio interfaces that are designed for multitracking have zero-latency monitoring. The audio input is split and you ...
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Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface and a field recorder with audio interface capabilities?

I have both devices and to be honest I wouldn't buy either of them. Haven't used H4n as interface and have used 2i2 for recording only in some rare situations, so I'll just list pros and cons. H4n: +...
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getting multitracks from a file

There are essentially two ways to get hold of source material broken down to stems or tracks. Legitimately. a) Negotiate with the record company for the rights to use, pay the fee, agree the ...
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Why we hear noise (when it's silence) while AUDIO - RECORDING

In a way everything other than the signal you're interested in is noise. Silence is the 'weird' thing, not noise. There are many types of noise produced in different ways. But the most common (the ...
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What dBFS threshold should I set for differentiation between silence and NOT silence

This question, as stated, is not answerable. The answer is "it depends". What you need to determine is the noise level in the file. Silence is rarely silent, but there is a large difference between ...
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Is it possible to capture "real" slow motion audio?

Videographers never actually capture video in slow-motion. All video is captured in real time. What differs with "slow-motion" is that a higher frame rate is used to capture the vision so that more ...
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How can I as beginner learn Sound Design cheap?

The best advice I can give is to make a lot of mistakes. And learn from them. So, if you really are serious about this: start today. Select one animation, any animation already there, download it to ...
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Preamp Outs Clipping on my AD Converter ins, but not in DAW. Is it bad?

This is really a fundamental question around recording technique for bands, of which there are a number of schools of thought that are equally applicable. Personally, I come from a classical music ...
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Can I record a sound frequency I can't hear and play it back so I can hear it?

I would like to expand on the caveat in @Rory Alsop's answer, since to me he answers one part of your question (can I play it back so I can hear it?) while relegating the arguably far less trivial ...
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Music Muffled nosie

Use a low pass filter or EQ to remove high frequencies.
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Howto enable sound recording from the pc and not from microphone?

You're probably trying to find the "What You Hear" (or, depending on the sound board of your PC, "What U Hear" or "Stero Mix" source), which is not visible in your posted screen shot, as opposed to ...
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What is this microphone connector?

Looks very much like a vintage Switchcraft 2501 connector. Note that those were typically used for vintage high-impedance unbalanced microphones. So even if you had a cable with that connector on one ...
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Recognition of timing information by sound device

When using a DAW, wether for midi sequencing or audio recording, the fundamental timing of the DAW is managed by a high frequency clock. Depending on your DAW and audio interface, this clock source ...
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Recording with an old laptop: how do DAWs use memory vs cores?

That should work, as long as you ensure that the PC is not running all sorts of irrelevant software and processes, and you make sure there is enough virtual memory allocated (about 3 Gb - it is ...
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Boost peaks but leave troughs unaltered in Audacity

You could try working with an expander, which is the reverse of a compressor and increases the dynamic range.
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Recording piano part for rehearsal at different speeds

May I ask what kind of experience you have in the audio field? It would help us give a more useful answer for you, with the right level of detail. I'll offer a general response for now though: You've ...
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Crossing stereo and mono cables between multiple instruments

This is a bad idea, not least of all because you won't be able to balance the instruments and piano properly. What kind of stereo mixer has only two inputs all in all? That's not a mixer, it's a ...
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What are those "IN 1/2 MS Matrix" and "L/R MS-RAW MONITOR" functions on a Zoom H5?

"IN 1/2 MS MATRIX" This recording mode lets you record with mid-side (m/s) mic signals through inputs 1/2. The sub menu simply lets you adjust the relative levels of mid channel and side channel. ...
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