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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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Scratchy noise with studio monitors

Trying with your laptop was a great idea and tells us what the problem likely is. There’s probably some kind of grounding issue with your desktop computer and that’s causing noise in the ground ...
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How to power-off digital mixer to power off safely

As detailed in the online manual In general these days, the power-off switch on digitally controlled pro audio equipment initiates a controlled shut down procedure instead of just killing the power ...
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Confusing choice of audio-production PC

You really just need the best of everything you can afford - as an extreme example, marrying a dual 6-core Xeon to 2GB RAM & a 64GB 4200 rpm drive would be rather a waste. Very very broadly... ...
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How to power-off digital mixer to power off safely

It depends on the digital mixer. Many digital mixers run on firmware rather than software and such firmware is much simpler than a modern operating system, so sudden loss of power is not a concern ...
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How to connect old stereo system to pc?

The "Tape" input is effectively identical to "Aux". It is almost certainly an ordinary line-level input. It should be trivial to connect the speaker or headphone or line output from your computer to ...
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Options for connecting XLR mic to computer KVM via aux?

The SM7B as well as most dynamic mics are known to have a very low output level. Many "standard" USB sound cards struggle to amplify the signal enough to get a useable result. It is not ...
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Speaker noises when computer falls asleep. Doesn’t everyone have this problem? How do I fix it?

Solved- I got a Mackie Big Knob passive($60) and it solved the issue..
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Speaker noises when computer falls asleep. Doesn’t everyone have this problem? How do I fix it?

The "fix" is to get an interface that doesn't do this, or never let the machine sleep. I have a similar problem with dynAudio BM6a's in that when the interface switches, the 400w bi-amps ...
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Boost audio performance on old Windows 7 laptop

This should be a Memory Problem, the pops and clicks etc. are memory overruns. Turning up your Buffer Size/ Sample Rate or deactivating some Costy effects while producing because when you render/...
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Properly connecting a guitar to audio interface with a pedal

Link them up exactly as you would with a guitar amp - guitar > pedals > amp/Scarlett. Analog effects pedals don't have latency. Only once you go through the computer will you see any latency at ...
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Condenser vs Dynamic microphones for plug 'n play PC use

There are two types of condensor mic - Electret condensor and true condensor. Both require a positive DC charge in order to function. Condensor mics are based on capacitative plates which physically ...
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Using a bluetooth headset with aux support on a PC

You need a cable that has four connections. Ground, L, R and mic. This will need to split to two connectors - one stereo connector and one connector for the mic as usually, on PC's the mic connector ...
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Upgrading existing audio hardware

An audio interface is definately what you need... Really this is very basic stuff, so just go on Google and type "Usb audio interfaces" and just find one that suits your pocket and your needs, it'll ...
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How to connect old stereo system to pc?

You should look if there is a jack called "AUX", it will take an external source as an input for your amplifier, otherwise no easy way to do it.
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What microphone should I use to record therapy sessions?

It's difficult to record several people talking with just one microphone, because using just one microphone, it will have to be omnidirectional (i.e. capture sound equally from all directions) and be ...
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Mono and stereo jacks

Nope, the best case scenario - you'll only get one good sounding mono channel. Stereo cords and adapters have two rings on their jack while mono only has one
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Sync projects with remote NAS

I have a "recording" folder on my HomeComputer and a "recording" folder on my StudioComputer, and I wanted these working folders to stay in sync, similar to dropbox or google drive. The folders ...
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There are a lot of piano-keyboards, is there any violin-mouse?

There are some issues to solve, but it is doable. I wrote a Java theremin. Available to try out if you have Java 8 running. Consider this a beta test version--please write back if you have suggestions!...
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What is quantum computing going to mean for digital audio/music?

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/qmuo-qpo031317.php This reference "describes for the first time the use of the Filter Diagonalisation Method (FDM) in music signal processing. The ...
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