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I can see two reasons why you'd use a gate while recording instead of in editing : 1. You're broadcasting live. 2. You're using outboard equipment. A gate should, generally, be first in your audio chain but in your case you might want to put it after your noise reduction. You never want to put it after the compressor! If you do it in editing you have ...


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It’s not distracting at all. It’s often not necessary. The only real reason to use headphones for a conversation or interview is if you want other audio to be heard by the talent but not picked up by the microphones. A basic headphone amp will work fine, but it should have separate volume controls for each person. Even with the same model headphone, ...


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Another option : use of the Web Audio API on the client side. That's basically two audio sources and one mixer.


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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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I would say that it is only weird at first to hear yourself but you get used to it. The only reason it would be a problem is if there were a long latency between when they speak and when they hear themselves. But I would strongly suggest you buy a small mixing console so you can have a "program mix" and a "monitor mix" separate from each other.


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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-Recall-Digital-Mixing-Console-for-Live-Recording-Applications-X32 But they can be pricey ! You might be better off having an analog mixer and a separate audio ...


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Definitely use the gates on the editing phase, rather than the recording. I am using gates to avoid crosstalk on a 5-person podcast, all recorded around a table, to 5 separate tracks in Logic Pro. Using dynamic mics The first time I cleaned up ALL the audio on a 1-hour show myself it took around 10 hours, but now I can do it in under an hour. (Someone ...


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Yes - you can do this. Various techniques would work, but in simplest terms: Create a single file from two audio files and serve this, either as a file or streaming. It really is that easy.


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I suggest you connect your microphones to an audio-interface that has enough inputs. Audio-interface vs mixer: With the mixer, you loose the ability to record the signal of each microphone separately, because the signals are added up to a mono or stereo sum. A good and affordable audio-interface with an appropriate number of microphone preamplifiers is not ...


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About Utopia's question of how to wind without wind: I cant't find the videos right now, but I remember Ben Burtt dragging a rolled-up carpet down the hall for a wind sound in Wall-E. And Gary Rydstrom just going "whoooo" into a mic in the opening scene of Terminator 2. Actually there are many ways to sweeten or even create wind sounds I think, because there ...


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Content: "Puppies and Sunshine" (defunct) with Otto and George. (RIP) The Monday Morning Podcast w/ Bill Burr. Just Burr and a mic. KISS-simple, outstanding. "MMM hmmm" w/ Bobbie Doolie celebrity interviews, produced by Phil Hendrie - on standby, may be defunct. The Phil Hendrie Show Podcast If you don't know Phil...you need a broadcasting education ASAP. "...


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Radiolab from WNYC is really good...from the way the hosts sound right across content, music, sound design.


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if your mics are getting phantom power via the Behringer interface, then I'm not sure a splitter would work. Or two mics needing phantom power from a single preamp would probably draw too much current (never good). A passive split with dynamic mics should work as long as the load of both mics combined is within the specs of the Behringer unit. The gain ...


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Interesting subject material! Firstly, the problem appears more to be a pre-echo problem rather than a post-echo problem. I'm not sure how this has occurred, but the sound of your voice in the recording appears to be preceeded by a pre-echo of it coming through skype. Additionally, the audio is very distorted and has been recorded at a very high level, ...


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You can, but it is not ideal. The remaining channels on your mixer don't just lack an XLR connector, they also don't supply phantom power and they expect a line-level input. A simple XLR to jack adapter will not suffice. To use a third microphone in this setup, you will have hook it up via a separate pre-amp to boost the signal up to line-level. The quality ...


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You really can't define specific parameters as "default". If you take a look at a compressor you'll notice the poti threshhold. This basically specifies at which point the compressor will actually start working. Now not everyone's voice does output the same dB level. It's close to impossible to find a setting that works for everyone, just to name one of the ...


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I think you could get great quality with your zoom device, and it will all come down to the room. So I think the living room is probably out of the question, but you can try it. To get a professional sound, you want to sound like a radio broadcast, and they do not have any room reverberation. I suggest you record in a dead space with no reverberation. But ...


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You should be able to make this work with a couple of 1/8" female to 1/4" male adapters. Plug a lav mic into the adapter, then the adapter into one of the inputs on the bottom of the Zoom. Press and make sure inputs 1 and 2 are lit up red and record! However, I believe the Zoom can only record interleaved files from those inputs. The mics would still be ...


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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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