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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are Drop Mics a good option for capturing audience questions in a theater style meeting room?

I think you'll struggle. With only two fixed mics your best speaker will be 8ft from either side of the room, on the front row. Mic maybe 6ft above them so no-one accidentally catches one on the way ...
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Audio format that keeps separate tracks

You can export a multi-tracks audacity project as a multichannel wav file. For this, you need to activate the use advanced mixing options in the Import/Export preference pane. You will then be offered ...
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Software for managing field recordings

Soundminer is by far the most popular audio library software for sound recordists (for instance a friend uses it for his nature recordings) / audio post production (such as when you're using SFX), who ...
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Are the speakers in a good position?

You have one speaker in a corner and one against a wall. Consequently the speaker in the corner will have an enhance bass response compared with the other speaker. I would recommend placing the ...
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How do you slow down a sample without losing so much quality?

REAPER has multiple different time-stretch algorithms that can be used, each with their own sound and strengths. Try experimenting with those. Additionally, if you are losing high-frequency content, ...
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What's the sound difference between blown out speakers and needing new foam?

Throw those in the bin, unless you want to replace all the drivers. Anything allowed to get into that state isn't even worth opening to see what may be salvageable. The cones are free-floating on ...
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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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