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Recording multiple microphones tightly synchronised

Virtually all modern audio interfaces for computer use have clock-synchronized sampling across all inputs. This is a prime requirement for most ordinary multi-track recording. It would be difficult ...
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Cheap hardware to record multi-channel audio on mac

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 ...
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"Merging" multiple audio sources in Windows into single multi-channel virtual source

You can achieve that with this or this I've used both with great success when streaming to twitch and hosting remote lessons to my students
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Does zoom record multiple tracks seperately as different files?

The recorder supports 3 different recording modes: Stereo: either the build-in mics OR external inputs) 4CH: a stereo file for the build in mics AND another stereo file for the external inputs) MTR: ...
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Merge multiple 3.5mm or USB microphones into a single multi-channel USB audio interface

Before you get too far in - make sure you are aware of the latency issues common with most android devices. This might not matter for your application but it could be a dealbreaker if you are planning ...
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Routing sounds to and from my computer

In short, no. Your DAW will have the ability to route signals to and from the interface as is. Each channel strip in the DAW can have sends and receives, same for the monitor channel. For example ...
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Logic Pro X workflow options for multi-track live recordings

I do this all the time. Position the playhead at a convenient/natural point between songs, select all the regions, and "Split Region(s)". At this point you will have a "song" and "the rest of the ...
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Logic Pro X workflow options for multi-track live recordings

If it is all one band doing one contiguous concert, I wouldn’t want to break that up into 16 projects, because you will likely want to treat each channel in basically the same way. It likely really is ...
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What are the definitions of a track and a channel?

What you are interested in here, is the side material, or the difference between left and right (i.e. when these don't play the same). Typically vocals are mixed equally loud in left and right ...
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What are the definitions of a track and a channel?

Basically, a 'channel' is an audio signal and a 'track' is where they can be written/read. In recording studios, before the digital revolution, multitrack tape was used to record single channels of ...
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How do 8 tracks get recorded on a compact cassette?

This is a common misconception about tapes and tape recording. Tape is a magnetic medium and it's not divided by anything.It's particles are (at first) scattered and unordered. What dictates the ...
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Cheap hardware to record multi-channel audio on mac

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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Creating single channel sound (left or right) with no audio bleed into the other channel

This is called crosstalk: the signal on the left channel leaks into the right channel. When you have 2 audio circuits (left and right) close together without being shielded, the electromagnetic fields ...
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Behringer x32 Out 1-16 levels

I think so, yes. Route both L and R to one matrix bus, and assign that to Out 1. That depends on how you provide a signal to the Out port: Out 1-16 is just the output assignment. You set the volume ...
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Make do with safety channel feature

Simply use the non-clipping right channel. It will have sligthly more noise but no clipping compared to the left channel.
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One channel cutting out when splitting to two devices

Guitar amp input impedance ≅ 1MΩ Headset impedance ≅ 50 - 300Ω Totally mis-matched. However, this doesn't add up to what you're hearing. The amp should be the one suffering lack of signal, though it ...
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Multi-channel audio server over local wifi network?

There is hardware commercially available today that will accept multiple audio inputs and broadcast them over Wi-Fi to smart devices (phones, tablets...) with the use of apps. See Listen Technologies,...
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Multi-channel audio server over local wifi network?

If the audio inputs are correctly configured, you can use the method in this answer (or any answer to that question). The only difference would then be multiple instances of VLC. (Sorry for the ...
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What's the right (low cost) equipment for a two-person in-person interview setup?

One setup that I've found to work pretty well is an all-in-one field recorder, such as a Zoom H6 or a Tascam Digital Portastudio. Such devices can often be found for cheaper than the cost of a full ...
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What's the right (low cost) equipment for a two-person in-person interview setup?

Have you actually TRIED recording with a phone in your conference room? If you identify exactly where is the microphone and hold it around 8 inches from the subject's mouth you may be surprised how ...
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Which inexpensive device can record 8 channels (tracks) simultaneously?

Depending on what features you require and the gear you have, the Zoom R16 might work. 8 inputs with preamps, records to an SD-card, 16-channel playback and runs on batteries if needed. I don't know ...
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Which inexpensive device can record 8 channels (tracks) simultaneously?

I think you're asking too much here. The Zoom F8 is probably one of the cheapest 8 ch. portable solution available. EDIT: Tascam made a "portastudio" too - the Tascam DP24 SD. It has 12 mono tracks ...
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Cheap hardware to record multi-channel audio on mac

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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can one record multiple channels on a computer fed by mixer?

Of course there are, any mixer that comes with an audio interface is what you are looking for. For example :http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/Behringer-X32-DIGITAL-MIXER-32-Channel-16-Bus-Total-...
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Real Time indoor streaming and music mixing

I'd look for any encoder that can support MPEG-TS encoding for 30 channels. The problem you will run in to with doing 30 independent ffmpeg streams is that they will not properly interleave and you ...
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Unable to record effects from Alesis Firewire 12 mixer

According to the manual: The INDIVIDUAL channels sent to the computer send the signal after the preamp gain knob, the high-pass filter, the three-band EQ, and the channel fader. The ...
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Can a single channel produce several timbres?

When recording, each "timbre," in the sense that you're using of, instrument or voice, is generally recorded to a separate track so adjustments can be made to each individually in a software that ...
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Do each track and each channel hold only one signal?

I think the quote is misleading. Let's say you want five different MIDI violin parts to play, all with the same violin sound. You would normally have five different MIDI tracks, each with their own ...
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What is the solution for a 30 analog outputs sound card?

I recommend paying attention to various MADI solutions. For example, I highly recommend to see the RME's MADI solutions in conjunction with an Ferrofish's A32 AD/DA Converter You can add and add new ...
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