Timinycricket
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Guitar pedals + sound card: What's wrong with the combination?
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A recommended setup would include impedance matching and voltage matching (line/mic) there’s not a risk of damage but for cleaner recording and less noise you should use direct boxes between XLR and ...

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Behringer 1204USB, mic shows as input device but why doesn't electric guitar?
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Your computer sees the entire mixer as a single input device. But you will not be able to hear anything with the guitar on 2 because the 1/4” input is a line input not an instrument input. You will ...

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Can headphones with 1/8" inputs be used with a mixing board's aux sends that output to XLR or 1/4"?
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You will need a headphone amplifier that has balanced input

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Behringer Euphoria UMC404HD damaged after connecting iRig2
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You probably accidentally turned on the direct monitor option on the interface which sends the input straight to the headphone output with the mix knob and if you are monitoring it through the DAW ...

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Would the Focusrite Scarlett be a good pair with the Samson Q2U
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Unfortunately setting the dB input isn’t as simple as that but don’t get too concerned with that part just yet. The Scarlett will be able to increase the level just fine. What is probably more ...

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The best way to get iPad Audio into my DAW?
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When I did my iPad through a DAW I used a 3.5mm TRS to 1/4” breakout cable to a DI box into the interface. Use two DI boxes for stereo input or set the iPad sound settings to mono.

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Would I benefit from a preamp?
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The Scarlett has a pre amp built into it. Most likely the issue is the distance you have the microphone from your mouth. An SM57 is not ideal for podcast recording because you will need the microphone ...

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Can you use ASIO input and a different output?
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No, it is not currently possible to use ASIO in a DAW as an input source, only, without using it as the output on Windows. However, I have seen people claim ASIO4ALL let’s you mix devices in some DAWs....

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Decibel sum problem on 0 dB + 0dB
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When talking about decibels, they are not a specific value but a ratio between two numbers. If you have 0dBV it does not equal 0 volts. It is equal to 1 volt. 1+1=2. 2 volts = 6dBV

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Stereo input to mono connector
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In short no it will not harm the mixer or speaker BUT Using a “mini” TRS stereo signal to TRS into the first four channels will result in a very bad output because of the differential amplifier. ...

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Iphone listen through headphones while recording through its microphone?
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Headphones and garage band are all you need to do that on an iPhone.

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How to quickly understand the layout in various digital console
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It is a good idea to be familiar with the industry standard equipment if you want to get jobs. Most companies have training videos on their consoles.

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How make my microphone not pick up the sounds my PC is playing?
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It’s called feedback and in your case “spill/bleed” from your headphones. A microphone’s function is to turn vibrations in the air into and electrical signal. It cannot tell whether the vibrating ...

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Can Blue Yeti record high-frequency sounds?
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I do not think it is possible to record the noise you hear and if you want to know why I will explain in detail below The Yeti has different sensitivity with different settings. Make sure it is in ...

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censor bleep delay - sam broadcaster
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An internet search will tell you what radio stations use. Keyword: “profanity delay” If you are only able to use your current set up I would suggest having a channel with no delay on it that plays ...

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Issues with mix-minus setup on Xenyx Q1002USB with dbx 286s
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a. Make the setup work with the new balanced audio cables and restore the fidelity of the audio. You don’t have new balanced audio; you have unbalanced stereo going into a balanced input which does ...

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Tascam DR-40 line vs. mic level
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There are a few points to hit here but I will just address one: However using line input on the tascam makes a very low >signal around -30dB. So I tried switching the input on the >tascam to mic-...

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How to separate Phones and Main outputs
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I’m not sure what you are using this for but the only channels that you can assign to main mix and phones separately is the usb/2track. However, you could pan channel one all the way to the right and ...

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Is the sound really decreasing according to the inverse square law?
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According to this article from jhsph.edu the formula for sound level is 10 *log(p2/p1) In that case, the halving or doubling of SPL would change by 3dB not 6dB and the inverse square law would still ...

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What frequency/bit depth were the Beatles recorded at?
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There is no way to compare them because one is analog and one is digital. The way to calculate kbps is: bit depth * sample rate * channels Neither vinyl nor cassettes use bit depth or sample rates. ...

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10-15 dB lower input audio level on audio interface than output level on source
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One meter is displaying dBV and the other is showing dBFS. which is what was suspected by Hobbes. Typical line level for dBFS is going to be between -18 and -12. So no big deal like audionuma said. It ...

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How do I make this airy pad sound?
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Do you mean the very beginning pulsing pad? To me it sounds like is a saw and maybe synth string pad with a cutoff filter set low.

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How do you change the equalisation of an individual song/audio?
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The way it’s worded it might not be suitable but I’ll give it a shot anyway. What you want is a 5 band parametric equalizer. There are plenty of DAWs that have them. A fully parametric equalizer (...

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What are the pros/cons of hiring backup vocalists as opposed to just having the lead singer record their own?
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Honestly it’s rare to have a band with a singer that is capable of recording all the backup vocals. But plenty have. A lot of the time the backup vocalists are the other band members and they want to ...

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How to save audio from 2 XLR mics as 2 separate audio files
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If you record in stereo then it saves as a single file but that file is a two track stereo file containing the left and the right channels. Make sure you have it recording in stereo mode and that the ...

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Which type of microphone is good at picking up ambient noise?
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Get a condenser microphone and point it out the window and use another one for recording the main source; then add a ducker on the ambient mic to reduce gain when signal is present from the main ...

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Is there a a way to automatically swap a noise gate between two tracks based on relative volume?
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Did you try to give each track it’s own gate and set the threshold above the bleeding audio? Alternatively, if you are so inclined, you can split the tracks during the non speaking sections and mute ...

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What type of adapter combines 2 mono 3.5mm jacks into 1 stereo 3.5mm jack with each mono track on a different band?
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It appears from a google search that this style of cable, one which splits the tip and ring to separate ends, is called a ”BREAKOUT” cable

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Change hardware output for Reaper
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ASIO bypasses the Windows audio interface to connect the DAW straight to the sound card; so selecting that as your audio system will not allow you to bypass and use it at the same time. You can try to ...

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Sending drums and vocals to the in-ear monitoring mixer on stage
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You can buy a splitter snake and then you can send each channel to both mixers without using outputs on the FOH console.

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