Hot answers tagged

5 votes

Laptop audio out to mixing board 30' away

I'd say you really need a balanced line converter. Google will find dozens. Keep the unbalanced connection as short as possible & run the rest balanced. Simply connecting mini-jack to XLR ...
user avatar
  • 7,249
3 votes
Accepted

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

Zoom H2 recording echo

After numerous deep dives into configuration of my Zoom recording device, trials with Audacity to eliminate the recording software as an issue as well as various tests with different volume levels and ...
user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

Recording goes from loud to quiet with constant sound

Built-in mics typically have a massive amount of compression and also variable makeup gain and/or reduction assigned to it at the OS level prior to its input ever making into your DAW software. ...
user avatar
2 votes

Recording quality has significant noise

There are a dozen different things that could be called "noise". Unless we can identify exactly what kind of "noise" you are talking about, we probably can't help you much. Take 30 seconds of ...
user avatar
1 vote

Laptop won't detect condenser microphone

Not only are you using the input of the mixer, you are most probably plugging the cable into another output. Laptops generally don't have an input jack socket - the jack socket in most cases is a ...
user avatar
  • 8,504
1 vote

Why didn't I get any signal with this setup?

The youth center that I volunteer at has the USB version of that board, which I opened up and modified to put the USB input on a channel strip instead of the tape input. Makes the laptop much more ...
user avatar
  • 121
1 vote

Recording with an old laptop: how do DAWs use memory vs cores?

If you can use your old laptop as a recording device or if you can use it as a DAW with current up to date software are really two different questions. I'm pretty sure you'll be able to use it as a ...
user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

Need a good mic for screencasts. Are USB headsets less likely to pick up computer line noise, and are wireless ones even more so?

The on-board mic/line-ins in laptops are at best crappy ;-) "USB Headphones" are likely to remove the typical line noise as the A/D D/A conversion is taking place in the connector itself, only sharing ...
user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

How to connect microphone to MacBook (combined input/output ports)

Your MacBook only has Line In and Line Out ports. The Line In port does not contain a microphone preamplifier (You may be able to boost the microphone signal enough to make it useable, but it will ...
user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible