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Placement of monitor speakers: Is it normal to hear a lot more bass when stepping back?

What you have is too much bass bouncing off the walls. You've created what are called standing waves in your room, which is very common. When there is a standing wave for any frequency, some spots in ...
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How to dress when recording Foleys?

A lot of Foley artists use sweat pants, soft clothes that don't make sound when rubbing together. Also take off any jewely, belts, etc.
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How to dress when recording Foleys?

shorts and a t shirt, to minimize clothing noise when doing a foot pass. clothing moves can be added separately. pants swishing noise can build up when doing multiple passes of feet.
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How to dress when recording Foleys?

It depends. If I know for sure there are no way anyone would see me, and I'm in my own studio - tee and boxers. In extreme cases also a thick Palestinian scarf (textured with skulls and crossbones for ...
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Placement of monitor speakers: Is it normal to hear a lot more bass when stepping back?

A couple of things to add on; If you are djing, then I assume you won't be sitting by your computer?? The way you describe it, it does sound like standing waves. If you are to produce, then you ...
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Placement of monitor speakers: Is it normal to hear a lot more bass when stepping back?

If you're using the set up purely for mixing in the DJ sense, as you've indicated, then it doesn't particularly matter how you position things. I'd suggest you go with your gut preference and what ...
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Studio Flooring - The Great Debate

Yes, you will certainly have a change of sound in the new room and this may or may not be a bad thing. Whether or not adding a carpet/rug is a good idea will depend on several factors, the most ...
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How do I make this guitar sound?

Fender Stratocaster (or other twangy sounding guitar, anything with a single coil pick up should do), through a compressor, DI into your DAW, then apply light digital delay in post production. You ...
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Wobbly sound FL Studio

Is the compression applied correctly? It sounds like you are applying compression to the overall signal rather than just the guitar. In that case, if the secondary instrument gets louder, it could ...
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Setting up Home Studio, need advise on setup

In a tiny room like that, with unspecified materials, the quickest way to find out is to try it. My optimum in a home studio ended up being this… My ceiling is also partially sloped. Room is approx ...
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How to achieve low latency for live audio: new soundcard or computer?

The smallest buffer you can use is the next one up from the one that glitches. The computer itself is the main cause of buffer under-run. The external hardware is probably non-adjustable. The more ...
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How do I build a studio in an old ‘01 Chevy single cab?

TL;DR: You're better off learning how to plan your time and working on your networking skills. I'm from the UK so I had to go and look up what a Chevy Silverado Single Cab actually was. Having seen ...
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In theory, could a choir rehearse safely by using multiple recording booths mixed with a soundboard?

Turning my rambling comments into an actual answer… It would probably be simpler & safer to run fast covid testing on-site. Keep everybody outside & separated until they get the all-clear. ...
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TRS or XLR to TRS? which one?

XLR and TRS are two different things. XLR is a "balanced" audio cable, which means that it sends the signal in such a way that the noise picked up while traveling over the cable can be canceled out ...
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TRS or XLR to TRS? which one?

Assuming that the same type of cable is used with either configuration, there will be no sound quality difference. The plug type makes no difference to the fact that there are essentially three ...
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Best way to set up my DIY studio/recording/interfaces?

I was first going to write a long answer with all permutations on how you could hook everything up, in multiple configurations. However, this would be a very long answer, and would probably complex ...
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Laptop -> Audio Interface -> Studio Monitors

Just to clarify, I believe you are saying that you have a laptop, and a USB audio interface that goes from USB to a pair of 1/4" balanced outputs (TRS). You are now about to buy some monitors and want ...
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Building a modern radio studio

Yes Yes I don't have a lot of experience with lots of different models, so maybe focusrite would be decent one to look at, and it's not too expensive. Behringer bcf2000 would be the cheapest way (...
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Recording a group of people

its Elaborinth8993. What I am suggesting might not be what you are looking for, but it would produce the best sound quality for what you need. I may be going over the top with what I think you need,...
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Studio Flooring - The Great Debate

You might find that the natural resonant frequency of the new room is more pronounced and this could be annoying. It will tend to occur below about 200 Hz and can give a booming effect. Resonance and ...
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