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When should a noise gate be applied?

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 ...
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Podcast headphone monitoring

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 ...
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Can our website automatically apply background music to a recording made via the site?

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 app can I use to create mixtapes?

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 ...
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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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When should a noise gate be applied?

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. ...
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How to record a multi-host podcast with a dedicated microphone on an iPad

Welcome to Sound Design. Your co-host will need to use headphones/earpods, etc to stop your voice interfering with their voice. You can use a TRRS splitter to combine the microphone and headphone ...
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How do I adjust recorded audio so that the quiet parts become louder and the loud parts become quieter?

This is one reason why a) you do a level check before you go & b) why you record to separate tracks. If compression/limiting can't make up the gain enough, or over-compresses one voice without ...
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Setting up specs for podcast edit

Upsample them all to 24 or 32-bit 48kHz* WAV at or before import. This will gain no 'new' quality but will enable more manipulation/plugins etc without losing anything further. You then have the ...
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Podcast headphone monitoring

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 ...
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Can our website automatically apply background music to a recording made via the site?

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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podcast with multiple mics, linux os: should i run the mics through an audio interface/mixer or connect both to pc using virtual audio cable?

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, ...
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Best sounding podcast

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 ...
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Connecting two dynamic microphones to one preamp

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 ...
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(How) can I remove this special echo in a specific recording

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 ...
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Can I add a 3rd XLR mic to a Behringer - Xenyx 802 mixer?

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 ...
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Audio compression and/or EQ for general podcast recording software

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 ...
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Zoom Q2HD for podcast-quality recordings?

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 ...
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Can I record 2 Audio-Technica ATR3350 lav mics split into a zoom recorder on different tracks?

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 ...
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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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What app can I use to create mixtapes?

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 ...
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