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It is the vibration that bothers. Electronic drums will not help. If the raiser is not an option, consider reducing muffling the vibration between the pedals and the floor. I had this problem even though I was using a practice pad-set. My solution was to get a set of excersice mats ...


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Your problem is likely the mic-in connection to the tape recorder: to have the right level for that, you'll likely need to attenuate your sound card output a lot just to have it reamplified again in the mic preamp. If that thing does not have a proper line input for recording, chances are that you could create one by plugging into the right place in its ...


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You are probably feeding too little gain into the analog recorder. The best thing about analog tape is the dynamics-compressed sound and distortion it produces when you overload/saturate it. If you are used to digital recording, you think of 0 dB being the absolute ceiling, but in analog recording, 0 dB and above is where it gets interesting. So I ...


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It sounds like you're using a MIC input to record from a LINE out. That's not ideal, as microphone inputs have a high gain. A LINE input to the cassette recorded would be better if it has one. Check that the bias setting of the cassette recorder matches that of the tape. If it doesn't have a control, then it was probably only designed to work with ferric ...


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Magnetic tape was one of the first formats that allowed folks to easily record speech or music at home. Unfortunately one of the biggest problems with cassette tapes using the magnetic tape format was their propensity to produce prominent hiss. Here is a quote from Wikipedia article on "Tape Hiss": Tape hiss is the high frequency noise present on ...


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Audacity has hiss/noise removal built in. Here is a simple tutorial video which shows how to use it:


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Flatwound strings It's an extreme option to be sure, but flatwound strings have drastically reduced scraping noises compared to roundwound. It's in their very design. Rather than a rippled profile like with roundwound, the edge of flatwound strings is nearly flat, with tiny gaps between the windings. When very new, they may have a slight very high pitched ...


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I play acoustic guitar primarily but I do use a great deal of sliding on strings to emulate bends that I would do on an electric guitar - and I like to keep the string noise toned down a bit. Most of the string noise I get comes from the lateral movement of my fingers down the strings which can sound like sawing wood on the wound strings as my fingers run ...


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How often do you play loud volume/high gain? This is definitely a skill that is "picked up" over time, and playing in that kind of environment will help you out. One definitely needs to "learn" to play loud. If that makes sense. It can be tackled a few thousand different ways, as I'm sure we'll see in the answers here but what has worked for me is ...



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