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How can I record frequencies from 0.1 to 20 Hz?

A webcam mic is going to be nowhere near good enough to record infrasound. Most mics, good or bad, aim to capture sound between 20Hz & 20KHz [the approximate absolute limits of human hearing]. The ...
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Should I use pedals for guitar effects while recording?

I wouldn't record using FX unless I was very sure about the end result I wanted and how it would sit in the mix, just to leave my options open since you can't go back and remove the FX. On the other ...
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What are these microphone connectors?

Those are DIN connectors. DIN line-level signals expect a different impedance than is usual for RCA or XLR connections. IIRC you can put a resistor in series to convert to RCA. I'm not sure what ...
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How can I record frequencies from 0.1 to 20 Hz?

If you want to save some money and do it yourself you might try suspending a membrane of some sort, like a piece of paper or plastic, and attaching an accelerometer to it. A quick search found the ...
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Choosing a studio mic for accordion

I would go with 2-4 goosenecked clip microphones positioned in top and bottom of each sound source, something like this: The important thing here is that the mics stay at a fixed position, so you ...
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Recording soft sounds

Even if you could record it properly, without significant background noise (e.g. in an anechoic chamber), you'd likely not be satisfied with the results. The actual recorded sound of rubbing a thread ...
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Connecting keyboard to a audio interface

Correct - a separate amplifier is not needed to record keyboard. Just about any decent quality 2 channel interface will do. For example look at the Lexicon Alpha Studio (about $60) - on the front you ...
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How can I record frequencies from 0.1 to 20 Hz?

This is not a direct answer to your question. What you need is not a direct answer because in order to carry out your intentions successfully you will need to know exactly what you are doing. ...
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What is this microphone connector?

Looks very much like a vintage Switchcraft 2501 connector. Note that those were typically used for vintage high-impedance unbalanced microphones. So even if you had a cable with that connector on one ...
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What type of speakers and speaker cable should I use to connect to my Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD audio interface outputs?

The Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD has 2 x 1⁄4 inch TRS output sockets(L/R). You need monitors for a start. Studio monitors are basically speakers with a refined, flat response i.e. a clean sound. ...
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What could be wrong to my h4n zoom recorder

Here are a few steps to investigate further : check that your h4n firmware is up to date check that the SD card you are using for recording is supported (here's an example for h4n pro). try to ...
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FOLEY TECHNIQUE: How to do squirrel running on a tree?

Never actually tried it, but my first thought was just fingernails* on actual tree bark. Maybe the stuff you can get from florists - I quickly Googled 'florist supplies tree bark' & got a bunch of ...
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How can I create 8-bit audio files?

Audacity will happily output 8 bit wave files. Choose export > other uncompressed then MS wav and 8 bit unsigned.
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How do I connect an amplifier to a PC?

To be honest, this is asking for trouble. I strongly recommend you purchase and use a DI box to isolate the amplifier from the computer. You are likely to experience hum and the DI will help to ...
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What is causing the 5.5 kHz noise in my recording setup

This is a broad sweep at the issue, some guesswork & experimentation required. First of all, if you have an alternative DAC try it, no matter how basic, just to eliminate the simplest explanation....
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How should I mic my upright piano?

There are as many ways to mic a piano as there are sound engineers. Using what you have, here are some ideas - this is not comprehensive, it's just to get you thinking outside the box. With all of ...
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Are "fake rimshots" really viable, and how can they be done?

I wonder if they mean what I'd call the 'Green Day sound'? Not that they're the only band to ever do it, but just the one I specifically noticed first. It's a sound I liked when I first noticed them ...
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Strange POP and loss of audio during Logic playback...?

Some musings… though whether this will lead to a 'fix' I'm not so certain. Because the monitors are internally amped, any pop/click sent to them at full line level will nail you to the back wall. It ...
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Individual headphone mixes from a mixer with only XLR outputs

XLR outputs are line outputs. You can use XLR to TRS Jack cables to connect the Qu-16 outputs to a headphone amplifier like the Headamp 8. The Qu-16 can also be connected to personal mixers. Those ...
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Sounds that have never been recorded before.

the music in my head exactly recorded.
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How to Reduce Keyboard and Mouse Clicks

There are two simple approaches that I can think of: Get a mic that doesn't pick up as much noise Get a keyboard that doesn't make as much noise The first one I don't know too much about, but ...
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Buzzing noise with Condenser Microphone + Phantom advice

According to the information on the Amazon.UK page you cited, the Floureon® BM-800 microphone DOES NOT use phantom power. There is no reason to use the InnoGear® 48V Phantom Power Supply at all. Since ...
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How can I record frequencies from 0.1 to 20 Hz?

What you are looking for is a seismograph
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Is it possible to use a M/S microphone as a mono mic?

SOME M/S microphones provide discrete access to the Mid and Side outputs, but most provide only the matrixed Left and Right derived signal outputs. Your question cannot be definitively answered as ...
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High quality instrumental backing tracks for vocal demo recording

Karaoke CDs would be okay. There are a few services that offer stems for remixing like https://www.beatport.com/stems. However, it might be hard to find the style you are looking for.
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USB Input for 24 bit Recording, Is it possible?

Such a device is called a computer ;-) Think of the mixer as an external sound card/adapter/interface itself - you plug in the USB cable into your computer and it will detect a new device. Install ...
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Microphone and Technique Suggestions for Recording Audiences?

I haven't tested the Beyerdynamic mic (and still haven't run into anyone using Beyerdynamic mics here in Norway), but the P170 sounds okay for most applications I've used it for (mostly as overheads ...
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