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How can I practically check audio parameters?

Is there any way (may be program or by hand) to check audio parameters? I ask because I heard somewhere the hi-res audio websites are at certain titles fooling people to believe they bought hi-res ...
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Applying Autotune to a Video [closed]

I would like to auto-tune a video, but I do not know how. Please tell me how I can achieve that effect.
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Why are linear phase EQs not the standard?

Considering all the phase issues that may arise when working with non-linear phase EQs, I asked myself why are the linear ones not the standard? Why do non-linear EQs even exist? It may sound a bit ...
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How to put a real time audio effect on Windows 10 master audio output

Watching different lectures on YouTube, the problem is some of them are recorded poorly with so much noise in the background. So I've been thinking about a way that lets me first put a gate plugin (...
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Can I output the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 to a guitar amp?

Since i don't own speakers, and I don't want to use Headphones, I was looking for an alternative solution. I want to input my guitar and use amplitube and then output to the guitar amp. I have a ...
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Should I look into IEMs as a drummer(not playing live)

I've been drumming for a few years in my spare time for fun, and I've recently got issues with my ears.(I'm not playing live) Although I've always been drumming with some sort of protection, I feel ...
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Active noise cancellation effects on hearing

Would active noise cancellation increase or reduce the damage to ears? For example, in a hypothetical system with a constant level of external noise, would wearing noise-cancelling headphones increase ...
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Behringer UMC1820, signal detected even gain is on lowest level

I bought Behringer UMC1820 yesterday. All is ok, but when I connect for example guitar to any input, signal is coming even when gain knob is on the lowest level. I think no signal should be coming if ...
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What is the difference between increasing volume and increasing gain?

Out of experience, I found that recording with smaller microphone gain results in less noisy audio, which later can be amplified by increasing its volume or adding a gain. My question is which one is ...
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Can I use a ribbon/dynamic mic preamp with a Condenser mic?

I have a Condenser Mic, phantom power, a sound card, and a preamp designed for ribbon and dynamic mics. I bought the Preamp thinking it would work but apparently it draws power from the phantom source,...
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Connecting keyboard USB-B (usb host) port to audio interface with midi out and midi in ports

I want to connect my Casio CT-X5000 keyboard with my audio interface. Casio keyboard has USB host port and my audio interface has midi in and midi out ports. How do I make the connection here? I ...
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Duplicate instruments in unison in an orchestra

Theoretically, each addition of a sound identical to the previous one results in a 6db increase in the final sound result. I ask: is that why in some orchestrations we see, for example, 6 clarinets ...
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How to increase audio buffer size? [duplicate]

How can I increase the audio buffer size beyond what the audio interface driver allows? For example: the driver offers 16, 32, 64, ..., 1024 samples, but I need 4096. Is there some universal driver ...
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Hard increase Audio Buffer size [closed]

In DAW programs, in the "audio device settings" settings there is an ASIO-panel, which is a window for controlling the driver of an audio device. In this window (for all professional audio interfaces),...
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How do I route VST audio through effects/amp simulator in Cubase?

I have Shreddage II that came with Peavey Revalver, and I want to route the Shreddage audio through Revalver but I don't know how to do that in Cubase.
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Focusrite Scarlett and mic preamp

I am going to purchase an 8i8 Scarlette Focusrite Audio Interface. I will be running the outputs from the interface to my computer via USB. My question is I'm not sure my Behringer dynamic mic will ...
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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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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, ...