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Convert Mono to Stereo before or after editing?

I just came up with a rule of thumb. I don't know if it is is really any good or not, but maybe worth considering. If you are taking things away (cleanup) better to do it in mono. If you are adding ...
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Is there any loss of audio quality when converting from digital to analog audio?

Yes, any analog transition or transmission has quality loss. How noticeable that loss is depends on a variety of factors including the quality of the DAC (digital to analog converter), the quality of ...
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Digitize vinyl on PC (TT > Stereo Amp > USB Audio Interface > PC recording software)

Use the Marantz as your pre-amp. Route the audio out of one of its 'Recorder' outputs. This should give you consumer-level output, nominally -20dB. Input to the Behringer on a switchable input mic/...
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Does "converting" mp3 file two times, makes a difference?

Yes, there will be a difference. Mp3 is a lossy codec that deteriorates with every generation. It's bad practice to use mp3 (or lossy compression in general) at any stage where the audio may yet be ...
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Converting 8 bit sound into 2 bit sound

Taking the 2 MSBs should be just what you're after. The way I think of it is that 1 bit (1 or 0) simply tells it the signal is above or below the middle value - and since we're talking audio, that ...
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Converting -10dbm to dbu?

First convert dbm to Watts using the following: Pw = 10^(Pdbm/10) / 1000 Pw = 10^(-10/10) / 1000 = 0.0001 Watts So the max output power is 0.0001 Watts, and the output load impedance is 10 kOhm. We ...
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How do you convert sound decibel (dB) measurements to a common loudness scale?

There is no formula you can use to make this conversion. It is unlikely your webcam would be suitable as a sound sensor due to the processing involved in detecting and multiplexing the audio into the ...
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Do mobile phones etc. convert stereo music to binaural for earbud listening?

No, they do not. It might be possible to cross-connect a short delay across the left and right channels in order to simulate two speakers in front of the head, but this is generally not done. The left ...
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Is it safe to convert rca to xlr

Assuming that the preamp outputs are line level, then yes it is perfectly safe to do this. You will wire the connection up as follows: Ground (RCA) to Pin 1 and 3 (XLR) Signal (RCA) to Pin 2 (XLR) ...
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from Flac to wav

FLAC is lossless compression. During compression, you can set a compression option: setting this to a higher level creates a smaller file that is still lossless by taking more time to process the file....
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power density and dBm

The -60 is compensating for T being measured in μs rather the s of your first equation.
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Any way to find out the sample rate, etc. of a .VOX file?

From this wikipedia article: Unlike a WAV file, a VOX file does not contain a header to specify the encoding format or the sampling rate, so this information must be known in order to play the ...
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Cassette deck input to computer

Thanks. Problem was not hitting the 'apply' button to deactivate microphone features (facepalm). Laptop microphone still had boost set (\Recording Devices\\Properties\Levels tab. Microphones have ...
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Convert Mono to Stereo before or after editing?

The decisive step for answering this question is the "converting to stereo" step. You are adding another dimension not present in the original after the step. If this step is done with a specialized ...
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How should Mini XLR condenser microphone be wired?

Page 23 of the following document contains the circuit diagram for the PT40 transmitter. http://cloud.akg.com/9784/wms40_service.pdf The Schematic indicates that the connection is balanced however ...
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Converting WAV to FLAC. Compression level 0 has higher bitrate than 8

There is a limit to the amount of compression you can achieve with a "Lossless" compression algorithm - at some point all the recognizable patterns are removed and your file essentially becomes random ...
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Any reason not to convert WAV to FLAC and save some disk space?

I'm struggling with this issue now, as well. The one downside to Flac, that I can see, is that it doesn't support media cues. One benefit to recording in Wav is that I can record a lot of audio at ...
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