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Headphones connected to Scarlett 2i2 sound poor versus direct synth connection

I connected the main/outputA Left & Right Channels of my DSI Prophet X synth to a Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) via two TS cables. When I plug headphones (no adapter) into the Scarlett's headphone jack ...
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Plugging Shure 520DX harmonica mic straight into audio interface

I plan to buy Shure 520DX microphone and plugging it straight into my audio interface. Do I need to add an amp simulation plugin in the signal chain to achieve the desirable sound or will it sound ...
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How to check the quality of an audio sample?

I'm new to the music scenario and EDM production. With so many options of FREE samples out there, I'm wondering how to best check the quality of a sample? Bit? Khz? Wav? Are there any software that I ...
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Recording Digital Piano (Headphone Out to a Mono In) with an Audio Interface?

I'm trying to figure out how to record my Roland FP-30 digital piano. I have a Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen), which has only one instrument/line input (I assume it's a balanced mono input, but ...
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DJ mixer play through audio interface

I have a numark mixtrack pro which has rca outputs. how can i get it to play through the audio interface (focusrite scarlett)? i need this to happen as i cannot directly connect to the speakers. I ...
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Can two notes be at the same frequency or different octaves, or vice versa? [closed]

I was reading something that mentioned playing the same octave of two notes on different instruments but having them at different frequencies. Is that possible?
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How do I get Logic Pro X to record the audio from my keyboard?

I have all the necessary cables to do this, however I'd like to know how to get it going.
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Is it safe to plug home stereo amplifier to my Scarlett Focusrite Solo?

I would be using rca to rca cable. The back of the Focusrite Solo has RCA connections (White and Red). My home stereo amplifier has an aux out rca connection. Would this work without damaging anything?...
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playing Analog Four MK1 , Analog Rytm MKII & Digitakt at the same time

I have an Analog Four MK1 connected to the speakers used as an Audio Interface. I have routed the Elektron Analog Rytm MKII through the analog four inputs (turning on the volume (FX track + OSC1 /Ext ...
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Connecting TRS Mono to TRS Stereo [closed]

What will happen if I connect TRS Mono output on my audio interface to an unbalanced stereo input on my monitor speakers using a 1/4 TRS to 1/8 TRS cable? Just curious, what will happen. I saw a ...
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Mircophone: mono or stereo [closed]

When we record and save audio using our cellphone's inbuilt microphone and it is saved in stereo, does it mean that it uses both the microphones in a smartphone? Can someone explain by what it means ...
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USB Audio Interface or Phantom Power Supply?

EDIT: SOLVED! I'm just going to use a "Plug-and-Play" microphone (the Samson Go Mic in my case). No need for extra hardware, easy to use, good quality, only $30! I know this exact question was ...
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What is the signal chain for a rackmount guitar interface, audio interface, and a power conditioner?

I have been thinking about upgrading my audio equipment to a rack system. It is going to be nothing crazy, just a Audio Interface Guitar Interface (multi-FX processor) Power Conditioner Here are ...
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Can I use my behringer umc202hd as a preamp for my mixer?

I currently have a behringer umc202hd audio interface and I'm looking to upgrade to a usb mixer (behringer xenyx q802usb). I'm doing this to give myself more mic inputs however, I don't want to waste ...
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Should I treat Impulse Response signal as cabinet itself? [duplicate]

I got a pack of IR signals from redwire that I can apply to my guitar in DAW and enjoy real-like cabinet sound. Can I treat them as a cabinet itself and put in the signal chain right after the power ...
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Studio headphones for audio interface (impendance)

I've bought an audio interface, that is: Tascam US-2x2. Now I want to buy some nice studio headphones and I wonder how high I can go with impendance in those headphones to still get a decent signal ...
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How to send audio from Yamaha MG16XU to Scarlett 2i2?

I am currently working for a radio station. And we're planning to live stream a program on youtube. Webcam mic is too noisy so I want to use the radio stream sound as youtube stream audio. But I don't ...
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Boosting signal of a dynamic microphone

Recently I've bought a Shure sm57 mic and I want to use it for vocals and acoustic guitar that I will record into my DAW on computer. When I bought it I didn't know this mic needs a lot of gain (...
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Issue with system audio and microphone audio

So I recorded audio & video with my computer ( NVidia Geforce instant replay ) of my mom singing a very deep song, completely out of her head with the guitar. I really want to save what she sang, ...
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What is the equivalent of setting the variation to 0 (FL Studio) in Logic Pro X

My goal is to make the vocals sound super unnatural. The vocals were produced by google translate and I would like to go directly from a note to the next, no sliding or anything. Here is a screenshot ...
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Can I use built-in and external audio interfaces together?

My band is using live backing tracks with songs. And our audio interface(Scarlett Solo) has only two outputs. Because of that, we need to use one of them for mono backing track and one of them for ...
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1MORE Quad Driver vs Shure SE846 Quad Driver earbuds? [closed]

In terms of treble, bass, high, mid and low ranges, frequency response?
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I can't listen to music anymore, is there anything that can be done? [closed]

Not sure if this is on topic for this site but I'll give it a go. I have been a 'musician' for around 16 years. I started with guitar playing, went onto college and got a degree in composition, all ...
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Are there mics that need an external sound card or audio interface?

I've bought an acltron mc410. It's a FET condenser mic that requires phantom power. I hooked it up to phantom power with XLR to XLR and connected the power to the laptop with XLR to 3.5mm audio jack. ...
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Is it possible to make/buy a gramophone for 33 1/3 LPs? [closed]

Do gramophones exist that would play a modern 33 1/3 RPM records without damaging it? If not, would it be possible to build one yourself? What are the limitations of a purely analogue gramophone (one ...
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Is the audio quality of a digital piano sufficient for enjoying classical music on YouTube?

Some months ago, I have started composing piano music in mostly romantic style (somewhere between Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Albeniz for most pieces). I have recorded some of them as videos using my ...
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I need help with my microphone

I bought a thirty dollar microphone and it works great but there is buzzing. I read online that I might need an audio condenser. I used my phone and the quality is way better than the microphone with ...
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Should I buy a dedicated microphone for recording?

I am currently using a blue Snowball microphone for most of my recording, although I mainly only use it to talk to other people. When recording stuff like guitars and vocals is it better to buy a ...
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Do I need an audio interface to play only voice/keyboard?

I have a CASIO CTK-6200 and I've been testing its line outputs. Used a cable and connected to my mobo (Gigabyte 990XA UD3). The quality of audio is pretty decent. I'm going to buy a mic now, and since ...
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Is there any reason not to use TRS cables for typically TS applications?

First, an assumption: given what I know about tip-sleeve and tip-ring-sleeve connections, using a TRS cable between two TS jacks just yields an unused contact/conductor in the cable. Other than cost, ...
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Using both outputs (internal speakers and headphones) on digital pianos

This is a common problem I had with many keyboards, and I think it's a standard, somehow: when connecting the headphones to a piano, the internal speakers are disabled. And that's cool! However, ...
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Can you use a cable with a single wire for a mono jack cable?

I know that a mono jack has two poles: So I always assumed that the cables for a mono jack would have two wires. But recently I have been told that if I ever were to make my own cable, I should use a ...
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Connecting Scarlett Solo output to mixer in live setting

I would like to play virtual instruments in Ableton Live in rehearsal setting. At my disposal are: Scarlett Solo interface (with stereo RCA outputs) laptop with Ableton Live Mackie Fx Pro 12 mixer ...
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How to control volume of USB monitor speakers?

I use Behringer Studio 50 USB studio monitors together with my Macbook Pro, connected via USB. The problem is that they are extremely loud, even on the "volume 1" setting of my Macbook. My current ...
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how to protect music against Shazam-recognition?

During a presentation (like a quiz), I want to use some kind of music , but don't want listeners to detect them by sound-recognition programs (like Shazam or etc). Is there any plugin, media-player, ...
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Microphone filter/ foam screen - to reduce fan noise

I live in India, a hot tropical country. Ceiling fans are indispensable parts of our lives. And naturally, the noise from it screws up my recordings (audio and video - done on my phone). What can I ...
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Singing along with a song while listening to another

I want to sing along to a kareoke version of a song while listening to the origional at the same time. How can I accomplish this to have them play in sync from the same source, say my phone. I want ...
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Groove, loop, pattern, section

Do the groove, loop, pattern, and section share a common meaning? I often see drum loops but guitar grooves and bass grooves and synth patterns or strings sections. I guess a loop is mostly a short ...
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Scarlett Solo Gen 2 Interface Picks up Audio but Windows doesn't receive anything

I'm using an AKG P220 condenser mic, running XLR to the interface and then USB into my computer. The microphone shows up as "Scarlett Solo USB" which is correct, but when I test the mic, it doesn't ...
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AUX Output is audible on main mix

My band uses a very simple in-ear-monitoring set-up in the practice room where we are taking advantage of the 4 AUX channels on the huge audio mixer there. We do use cheap headphone amps which cannot ...
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Sound processing - get one track per instrument/voice automatically

Given a recording of a song, is there any (automatic or not) way to process the recording so that I get one track per each instrument/voice separately? Does related research exist? If yes, how well ...
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How can I repair audio clipping?

Due to excessive use of noise reduction, I can hear audio clipping (in headphones). Is there a way to repair the audio after the noise reduction has been applied, so that it doesn't clip? Here's a ...
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Reference frequency computation procedure explanations

I develop a web tool to detect Harmonic Key on a < audio >/< video > node on a web page. I found over wikipedia, the "Harmonic Pitch Class Profiles". It's a procedure to extract the harmonic ...
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How do we record and sync four multiple audio tracks for a video?

I and my friends are thinking about doing a podcast on YouTube, but the main problem is that we want a clear audio and can’t use the different collar mic because that would be hectic to arrange those ...
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Transfering audio recordings from reel-to-reel to PC

My PC doesn't have a "line-in" jack - only USB and HDMI. How do I connect the stereo RCA output from my reel-to-reel deck to my PC to transfer the audio to the PC?
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Is it bad to leave my microphone in its clip?

I have an SM58 microphone and recently got a stand for it. Is it bad to leave the microphone in the clip - will the clip get worn? Thank you!
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What is stereo separation?

I am struggling to understand the difference in audio mixing between stereo separation, delay, and mid/side EQ when it comes to widening a sound. Can someone explain these in laymen terms, ...
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Reaktor 6 vs 5 Learning differences

If one searches for reaktor tutorials on youtube or elsewhere, he finds that there are many tutorials for reaktor 5 but not many for 6. I wanted to know if I can safely learn to make instruments(...
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Restoring Old Speakers(speaker cabinets) [closed]

Since this doesn't seem to have been asked as yet. I have this old Realistik Speaker cabinet set about 2 feet tall, bought back in 1985. After years of use, the speakers gave in like 5 years ago, ...
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Music Theory Audio Book [closed]

Are there any audiobooks on music theory? I'm thinking something like Tonal Harmony (Book by Dorothy Payne and Stefan Kostka) or The Jazz Theory Book (By Mark Levine). Yes, I know some are going to ...