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Microphone to pick voice of several people in a big room

If you are on a budget you might want to give the Blue Microphones Yeti a try. It has switchable pick up patterns on it one of with it polar which will pick up 360 degrees around the mic. It's USB so ...
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Do I need a studio Headphones from beginning?

Built-in laptop speakers are largely useless. A cheap headphone already has a much better chance at reproducing lower frequencies. Its stereo representation is rather different from that of a pair ...
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Basic Ultra Low Budget Audio Equipment for Video

You're not going to find anything worth using that you can buy for that budget. My suggestion would be to find a local shop that rents gear out and talk to them about what you'll be shooting and how. ...
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Microphone to pick voice of several people in a big room

I second Mike Rinehart's suggestion of the Blue Yeti. Although I haven't used one personally, it is one of the most popular budget mics on the market. Its switchable pickup pattern means you can set ...
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How to increase recorded audio quality using audacity?

Quality of recorded audio (in the digital realm) is measured by captured frequencies (sample rate) and dynamic accuracy (Bit Depth). Once recorded, changing those wont improve the signal, only ...
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REQUEST: Playful elephants

There's a database of elephant sounds at http://www.elephantvoices.org/ and you could try The Elephant Listening Project: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/BRP/elephant/
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Which reference monitors should I buy for my home studio?

I think I was reasonably lucky when I bought my Mackie HR624 speakers - I just trawled the net and these seemed to be recommended the most (for my budget back in 2009 of about £500 a pair). Now I ...
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Capture sound waves

You should check out Sonic Visualiser. It's free, has image export built in and is generally designed for this sort of thing.
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Microphone to pick voice of several people in a big room

Many manufacturers make microphones specifically for conferencing that have purpose-designed coverage patterns and low profiles. An example is a Shure MX396, which can be obtained with several polar ...
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Amplitude Too Low?

From what I can tell your sources sound just fine! You should definitely not record "hotter", i.e. with more gain. And the mixes are in general balanced - I'd be a little harder with compressors here ...
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Is there a standard way to organize audio tracks?

No "standards" that I'm aware of, but what I've seen most often in film post-production is: Production Dialog ADR Group FX Design BG Foley Music
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Share your experiences with USB Audio Interfaces (Specifically Behringer and Steinberg)

Most USB devices use the standard USB audio device driver, as they all conform to the USB Audio standard. Behringer has a cohort of haters out there that spend all their time not making music and just ...
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How would I configure huge custom surround setup playback in Windows?

Let's just call this impractical at best. You are not going to do this with an unmodified home computer or on a shoestring budget. You need capable hardware & software. If you don't start with 18-...
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Do I need a studio Headphones from beginning?

You'd be better off spending the money on a pair of monitors. No pair of cans can get even close to monitors. You didn't say what kind of music you are making, but if you are a musician who is trying ...
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Recording Batch Audio for Holiday Greetings

Perhaps not the answer you really wanted, however... I think your life would be a whole lot simpler if you just made each one in its entirety. Recording them all in a line, reading from a script ...
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Recording Batch Audio for Holiday Greetings

I'm going to throw an answer out there as the audio part of this question falls within domain. The scripting side is debatable but probably not worth moving to another SE as it's a trivial answer. ...
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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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How can I remove mouse and key clicks from live audio?

The best way to proceed in your case is to increase the signal to noise ratio as much as possible. Try a different location for the microphone - somewhere where is further away from the keyboard noise....
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What microphone should I use to record therapy sessions?

It's difficult to record several people talking with just one microphone, because using just one microphone, it will have to be omnidirectional (i.e. capture sound equally from all directions) and be ...
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Building a flexible, multi-channel setup with direct monitoring on a low budget

First of all I'd say that 200$ is a bit short considering you need a microphone too. If you set 150$ for an audio interface and 100$ for a mic then I think you'll find some pretty good solutions. ...
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Microphone to pick voice of several people in a big room

Mics made for conferences are a specific application of 'boundary mics.' wikipedia.org: Boundary microphone. These are better for speech intelligibility relative to free-standing mics like the Blue ...
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Choosing a mic for recording video on DSLR camera

A microphone like a common clip-on "lavaliere" microphone is used by 10s of thousands of news people every day on television and nobody thinks of them as "distracting". My first preference would be ...
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What microphone and wireless speaker to choose for large audiences

The reason you can’t pair a Bluetooth microphone and speaker is that Bluetooth has latency. You would speak and the sound that comes out of the speaker would be 1–2 seconds later, like an echo. ...
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How to properly create/find and use sounds realistically in a convincing way in Blender?

I think what you are realising is that creating sound for film is an intricate process that should be considered from the early stages of the film production. And it's great that you are! You can ...
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making a mashup of two songs with different BPM

You could slice up one of the songs (Let's call that song 1 for now, and let's call the song you "Mix" into song 2). Set up a new project for your mashup. Or use the one in which you made the mashup. ...
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Looking for a musically oriented outline of analog signal processing circuits

A huge amount of information can be bought from here: http://electronotes.netfirms.com but you will need to have a fair knowledge of analogue devices and circuit theory. You'll probably also have ...
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Looking for a musically oriented outline of analog signal processing circuits

You might be able to find some of what you seek here or here or if you really like Bose stuff here and one more to the list here. All these links offer schematics which is all you need to start ...
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