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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When you plug a mic into your soundcard, it's typically plugged into a dedicated microphone input. If you're going to connect the stereo output of your mixing desk to your computer, you'll most likely be using a different input, typically called the line-in (most soundcards have one). The best way to be sure is to test it out before hand, would be asking ...


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The keyword for your request is Digital Signal Processing (DSP). That is the science and technology that deals with digitized signals (including audio). There are several freely available resources on the web to learn some basic or advanced techniques. Nevertheless, some concepts require a solid mathematic background. Examples (among others) : The ...


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Behringer make several small and simple USB audio interfaces like their U-Control series. And versions with more features like the U-Phoria series, etc. Of course there are many other makers of similar USB audio interfaces as small as a thumb drive. There are few actual performance differences between these products as most of them typically use the same ...


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This mixer doesnt support usb connectivity, youll need a usb interface for that. After you get a usb interface you can route your mac to output the channels from your usb interface outputs and then just connect them to your mixer. Until then you can simply connect your minijack to your mixers input..


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I recommend Ableton - Session View. You can drag each clip onto a track and set the global BPM (the clips will automatically fall into time with each other) - then draw in the fades and such. There are several algorithms to choose from to make the time adjustment sound more natural. I prefer to leave it on beats > transient. This is all super easy if the ...


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I've got to say, this is fraught territory. At work I'm shuffling video files between a Mac, a PC and five FAT32 hard disk recorders. The Mac plays well with the FAT32 drives, but two of our NTFS drives have become munted whilst transferring with Paragon NTFS, and they are currently at the data recovery shop being scanned for salvageable material. Working ...


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I've met no problems with Paragon software, but neither have with Tuxera NTFS-3G. If your main computer runs Windows, then it's probably easier to have the drive use NTFS and have the Mac access it (NTFS drives can be read, but not written to out-of-the-box. Write-support comes with those 3rd party software.).


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After doing a lot of research I came up with a way of digitizing my records, which I am quite happy with. I posted my recommendations already at Discogs, but would like to share my experience here too. I have to say that I ended up spending much more than I anticipated, but I am fine with that. Recordings sound amazing and let us say I made myself a couple ...


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If by vocoder you mean "voice simulator" you can try the following cli on your Mac's terminal: $say "Hello World" For more informations about the command line type in $man say If you search for the other type of vocoder, try Jack with a normal vst plugin like Matrix on your Mac. If you are on Linux it's even better here is what I've found searching ...


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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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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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