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One of my classmates at Vancouver Film School is 47 years old and has no experience in sound design and is actually good at his work. Its how badly you wanna learn. As far as finding a job goes, I know people who've been in this field for a very long time but still don't have a job. Finding a job has got to do more with how good you are at your work (1st) ...


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how far away? is your macbook air connected to speakers? Your file has a "loudness" (RMS level) -> player volume (gain) -> system volume (gain) -> audio interface voltage specs (gain/level) -> amp (gain) -> speakers (sensitivity). So it's impractical to try and "compute" it with that many variables. Grab an SPL meter. There are SPL meter smartphone apps ...


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Here is 4 channels for $250 with mic pre amps and dedicated outputs should you need them. There are a handful of 2 channel units for under 200 here is a 4 channel right at the $200 mark. You are brushing right up on the lowest quality level at that price. You may sacrifice quite a bit of quality which may impair what ever research you are doing. Side note: ...


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Just do it. Know that you're taking a risk financially, because there's no guarantee for work (you have to be active in finding it) and there are a lot of people working in and studying for the field, with the same or stronger determination as you. So you need to be active in networking and giving yourself out as someone that people trust and will want to ...


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No you are not to old. I started at 30 and have been doing it successfully for 28 years now. Get an entry level job (driver, apprentice, assistant) at a sound house. You will meet people and you will learn how it is really done. A HUGE part of success is who you know. You will find out quickly if you have the feel, the talent, the creativity and the ...


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I hate to bring bad news but I don't think you can have a single NTFS or HFS+J/HFSX filesystem that will work stable to read and write data across both Windows and OS X computers. In 15 years of fiddling with drives and all sorts of filesystems I haven't once found a software solution that would write in a reliable way to a non-native FS, especially long ...


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The right way to do this is open the project in GarageBand and export each track as its own audio file. Then you can import the audio files into a PC-based multichannel audio editor and continue working. Failing that, though, notice that the GarageBand project is a folder, and inside the folder there is a “Media” folder that contains the individual audio ...


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Mac Minis are great for Qlab audio, and are also cheaper than a macbook pro or a macbook air. We have several mac minis at my school theatre (Ithaca College) for just this purpose. If you're looking to do video though, make sure you use something with a discreet graphics card (ie. NOT a macbook air or 13" macbook pro).


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The dB level depends on what you are playing and how far away you are from the speakers. The only way to get an accurate estimate of the SPL is to use a SPL meter.


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You can do this by selecting from the top menu Edit->Tempo->Show Tempo List, and then click on the + symbol to add a new tempo change. The default starting point will be the location of your time bar, though you can change that and the expected tempo by double clicking on the values that appear listed in the Tempo List window.


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PlayStation Eye is one of the best and cheap recommendations. It is a microphone array with 4 microphones in row with only 35 dollars. Check amazon


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What I would advice would be to use a mixing software like Native Instruments - Traktor for mixing tracks together. If you prefer non-live mixing you should definitely learn how to use a software like Ableton - Live. Your setup may vary depending on your needs, but one important thing in a live mix is not recording an audio feedback from your microphone. ...


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A procedure that would definitely work: for each file ${f}.wav, Split it up to M/S stereo, i.e. to a file ${f}_M.wav and a file ${f}_S.wav. For instance with ffmpeg -i ${f}.wav -filter_complex "[0:0]pan=1c|c0=0.5 * c0 + 0.5 * c1[mid];[0:0]pan=1c|c0 = 0.5 * c0 + -0.5 * c1[side]" -map "[mid]" ${f}_M.wav -map "[side]" ${f}_S.wav If f.wav is actually mono, ...


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The mini-jack will be a stereo jack socket, which requires a TIP/RING/SLEEVE plug to interface correctly. The two signals you will need are TIP/SLEEVE and RING/SLEEVE - with SLEEVE being the signal ground. You should be able to obtain a stereo minijack to RCA converter cable or plug adapter that will do this for you. The signal loss across this connection ...


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This is not possible with the Soundcraft mixer you are currently using. This mixer doesn't offer any external control interface. It should be possible if you buy an audio interface connected to your MacBook Pro that has sufficient inputs and outputs as the Qlab documentation mentions basic control of inputs and outputs of an audio device.


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Soundflower is used to Route audio from one application to another. Soundflower itself can't capture audio, only route signals. For routing you need at least 1 input and 1 output. So say you want to route the sound from DAW1 to DAW2. You select Soundflower input in DAW1 as output and Soundflower output as input in DAW2. Most people use Soundflower for ...


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I believe it is on page 71 of the manual: Input / monitor / On. No extra equipment needed. ( Disclaimer: I have not used the H4n ). https://www.zoom.co.jp/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/E_H4nSP_0.pdf


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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 most likely still be low in volume and sound weak). However the Line Out (yes - the line out port!) actually contains a real microphone input also (for use with ...


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Focusrite do a wonderful range of low cost adda and preamp hardwear (scarlet range) that will serve your purposes very well


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Purchase a splitter adapter that takes your mic output and splits it into left and right channel. If your mic is mono, it will just send the same signal down both. Like Winston Chow mentioned, you could use soundflower to re-route your audio but if that's too much hassle, the hardware solution may be a much better, simpler solution.


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Fwiw, the audio jack on a Macbook is both input and output. Apple uses the CTIA standard for wiring up their audio jacks... source You could look for something like this, just make sure the piece you look at is CTIA rather than OMTP.


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Yes you need an interface. For any recording, I suggest you do so. A simple USB interface with a couple inputs should suffice. Not sure on your budget but it's worth it. Better monitoring, better converters. What DAW are you using to record? Pro Tools, Logic? Get the right tools then you can use Amplitube as a plugin on a track and record directly in your ...


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In the box you can use Audio Hijack pro to Monitor your Level in dBFS. As it leaves your speakers you need a SPL Meter. There are some very Rough iphone apps that meassure the spl. And they are a good guideline!


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You can also try out sample organisation software. Below I have listed several free sample organisers, it's directly taken from this page on an audio forum. Windows: - Aural Probe - JamSoft SampleSort - SoundManager Mac: - Sonicwire Mutant You can find more similar programs in the linked forum page.


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I suggest you eliminate from the single-point-of-failure of one external hard drive to something more robust. The question is not whether your hard drive will fail, but when. Messing around with filesystems will never rule out physical failures or an OS writing corrupt data. Option 1 - the external drives don't cost a lot, so why not buy two? There will be ...


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I think the only way to get good buffer and full functionality of protools is to revert to Mountian Lion for now till Avid comes up with an update. I have gone back to Mountain lion and I'm using protools 8.05. It works great without any problems. I also discovered that for Windows 7 64-bit Protools 8.0 works and my friend uses 8.01 and says it works well ...


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There is in fact another solution that I'm about to try. It's called Coperlan Manager, and you can find it here : http://www.copperlan.org/index.php/download Works on mac and windows, and it appears to be driverless. Apparently super simple, cross-platform software for midi over ethernet, with no extra hardware needed.


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This happens because the quality of the internal soundcard on the PC laptop is crap and whatever it is using for its clock (even if its synced it still keeps its own time) is not very solid. I am assuming that you are attempting to do this via a network and therefore aren't using either an external soundcard (firewire or usb, MAudio Fastrack for ex) or an ...


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