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How to Solder Twin Core Guitar Cable To Mono Guitar Jack

I have a braided 25ft Ernie Ball cable that I decided was just too long for what I needed, so I cut it and made it into two cables using REAN silent jacks. The cable is a twin core cable with a ...
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Do HiFi tweaks work on studio equipment?

It's possible to purchase a big stone block to stand your hifi amplifier on, and the vendor claim is that it improves the audio performance. Is there any evidence that doing something similar with a ...
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What is a listener's typical audible angular resolution?

According to wiki, the human eye has an angular resolution of ~1 arcminute, which means you can distinguish things that are 30 centimetres apart at a distance of 1 kilometre. But your ears have a much ...
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Can I plug both laptop and multi-fx to audio interface which is connected to a speaker?

Looking to output my multi fx to my speaker but also at the same time output my laptop to the speaker. So setup is looking like: Guitar -> Multi FX -> Focusrite Scarlett Laptop -> Focusrite ...
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How to Logic Pro Headphone Sett-Up for Sample prelistening

I am new to Logic and want to make Live Performances. I could not find anything about setting up Headphones and Master audio split. I want to hear the Samples preview on my headphones and the track on ...
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Ableton: Pressing solo button on audio track mutes all tracks, including the one I am trying to solo

In my Ableton Live 10 project right now, I have both midi and audio tracks. When I press the solo button on my midi tracks it behaves as I expect - the solo'd track is audible and all the others are ...
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Which audio processing techniques lead to soft, warm, velvety, ASMR-like kind of sound? [closed]

The goal is to create as soft music as possible. It might be EQ, tube preamps, saturation, compression, recording on tape, tape delay, certain mic positioning, or something else. I just don't know ...
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Recording audio from amplifier to mobile

I wanna record audio from an amplifier (this) via android phone. I have a 6.3mm trs and 3.5mm trrs jack. I wanna know how to wiring them for recording purposes. For example: 6.3mm left and right ...
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How to connect a guitar mono TS output to smartphone TRSS input without an interface?

Is it possible to connect a guitar directly to a smartphone, without any interface in between? A guitar output is an unbalance mono TS, and a smartphone input is a balance TRSS. I already have a TRSS ...
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Do you mix with an Audio Interface?

I recently completed a mix of my song and it sounded really well! I am using my Behringer UM2 Audio Interface in both recording and mixing my song. However I noticed that whenever I don't use my AI ...
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Humming sound on one side of the headset, with a used audio interface

I have purchased a used Apogee Duet 2, and I am testing if everything's fine and I can close the deal. However, when I connect a headset to it, I hear a slight humming sound mostly on the left side. ...
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Aggregate audio interfaces and use outputs into analog mixer - possible?

Can two USB audio interfaces be aggregated together, with the intention of using all its outputs to connect to the inputs of 12 or 20 track analog mixers that are usually used for live-sound? Secondly,...
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Application for finding ( and playing ) a guitar chord [closed]

I will frequently be playing guitar and end up playing a sound that I am unsure of the technically defined chord type. I have a very basic level of understanding when it comes to guitar theory in ...
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Is there a way to balance the panning of an audio file?

I am using Logic Pro as my DAW, and I have an audio file that has a signal completely panned to the right side. So, I decided I would turn the pan knob to the left, but of course, there is no audio ...
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When I use the Aux In on my guitar amp the sound only goes through when I touch the aux with my finger

I want to plug in my guitar and my phone into my amp so I can play over a song, the whole system works properly but can only hear my phone when I touch the aux head, otherwise it’s a loud buzz and ...
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Generated sine wave in Python comes out buzzy or 'square-ey' [closed]

For anyone who finds this in the future, I've opened up this thread on stackoverflow, which will hopefully be more informative: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/66129025/generated-sine-wave-sounds-...
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Connecting AMP to Audio interface

I have the MOTU m2 to record my vocals through my Rode NT1 (XLR), I would like to connect my headphones (660s senneheiser) to a Topping A90 headphone amplfier, through a balanced connection. How ...
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Duplicate Sounds

I connected my Casio keyboard to an interface (vault ai22) (1/4" cables) and I also use stero headphones connected to the audio interface.i also connected the Casio USB out put to my laptop. Now ...
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Korg SV2 to Monitors without Computer?

Digital piano and audio newbie here. I picked up a Korg SV2 and JBL 104 active monitors. I hooked them up with 2 1/4" jacks but the output is very low when maxed out on both the keyboard and ...
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Recording Yamaha Keyboard Audio on Macbook Pro

I have a Yamaha P45 whose audio I want to record on my Macbook Pro. I followed instructions from this video so to summarize: I have a 3.5mm stereo y-splitter plugged into the Yamaha P45, and two patch ...
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Singing with face mask?

How does wearing a standard Type I or Type II disposable surgical mask affect the voice when singing? I particularly interested in singing into a good microphone. What modifications (EQ or effects) to ...
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How can I transpose an audio track in Logic Pro X without having the duration changed?

I'm recording vocal audio tracks, but I don't reach some pitches (like a C2) so i tried singing the parts one octave higher and using the transposition feature in the inspector (Shortcut: "i"...
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Recording Audio from Yamaha P45 on a MacBook

I have a Yamaha P45 whose audio I want to record — I use headphones when I practice so I know there is an audio output that's not MIDI. Does anyone know what kind of cables / equipment / software I ...
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Unintended chorus like effect when recording Fender P bass through Behringer Xenyx Q502USB [closed]

I'm relatively new to the home studio game. I have started recording demos using my Behringer Xenyx Q502USB as an audio interface. It mostly works fine - but when I record bass through it the sound is,...
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Recording with Scarlett 2i4 in Audacity (Mac)

I want to record audio into Audacity via Scarlett 2i4 audio interface (connected to a Behringer DDM4000) on Mac, but I does not show up in the drop down list, I only see the integrated microfone, ...
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How can I listen to my electronic drums through my computer without additional delay?

I recently got a Roland TD-11K, which has an USB output. I plugged it on my Windows 10 and the drivers were successfully installed. I went to the Sound Control Panel, checked "Listen to this ...
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How to reinitialize audio devices after opening Ableton Live?

After opening Ableton, when I plug in another Audio device I have to completely restart it before Ableton recognizes the devices, is there an option to have Ableton look for new devices?
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Roland Juno ds sound quality for recording

I would like to ask what is the sample rate and bit resolution sound quality supported by the Roland Juno Ds61 keyboard? Also I would like to know, what would be the difference if I use the midi cable ...
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How much difference would an audio interface make?

I have a sE Electronics ProMic Laser microphone that I've mounted on top of a monitor with the goal of using it with a laptop to record videos. Currently, it's connected to the laptop, but I'd like to ...
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How to enable Line6 POD HD500x driver on Mac OS X

As I am new to the Apple OS X, I struggled installing the Line6 driver on my Mac. The installation showed success, but after restarting I could not use the connected device, no additional input or ...
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I don't have access to my amp right now, and I want to play so that I can hear myself through my heaphones from my laptop

I'm not trying to record and I don't care if the sound isn't studio grade I just want to hear the effect my pedal applies to the guitar through my pc. I don't have an audio interface and I don't want ...
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Why does my bass not provide enough gain for my audio interface?

I bought a used bass some time ago to teach myself some basics and have fun. I don't have a dedicated bass amp so I play it over my audio interface (Behringer U-Phoria UMC22), DAW (Reaper) and PC ...
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How much would cable quality affect the audio quality coming from a microphone to a laptop? [closed]

I have a sE Electronics ProMic Laser microphone that I've mounted on top of a monitor with the goal of directly connecting and using it with a laptop to record videos. I currently have a 20 centimeter ...
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How can some USB 2.0 audio interfaces support phantom power through USB alone?

I'm planning to buy an audio interface and it being exclusively bus powered is a requirement. However I also use condenser mics which require phantom power. Now I'm a bit confused about why some bus-...
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Microphone levels come in low even when at max volume

When I record guitar, the sound coming from the microphone is still low even when the input is turned up to max. Why this is, as other people don't seem to have their audio interfaces turned up this ...
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Audio Equipment for Transcribing

I have been having a blast transcribing pop songs to piano, but I have some trouble hearing the bass clearly. Even when I use EQ, the notes from the bass guitar don't feel very distinct. Is this just ...
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Audio Interfaces: How to determine minimum requirements?

I have a few needs and want to build a home recording studio. I want to produce a podcast and have multiple mic working at the same time (with each guest wearing headphones). I'd like to pause us ...
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Recording Live Music at Home -- Microphone Help

So I'm pretty new and I don't know the first thing about sound, but I think my question (and the answer to it) is pretty basic so I'm shooting my shot: I bought a baritone ukulele and want to record ...
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How to record digital piano through a wired usb a to b connection?

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-625 digital piano. I have recorded it onto the piano so I can listen to it by pressing play. I want to get a good audio recording my laptop so I can upload it. All I have ...
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How to connect wireless mic (TRS output) to mixer (1/4 inch input)?

I'm having trouble connecting my wireless microphone (lavalier set) to an audio mixer. My wireless microphone is Saramonic Blink 500, which has TRS output on its receiver, and my audio mixer is ...
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Remove sharp sounds in audio

I listen to music as a way to relax. However, sometimes the brass section of orchestral works produce quite sharp sounds. Using an equalizer works and reducing the 5-44.1khz sections work, but then ...
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Determine quality of audio file with comparison

Usually, artists will release their work on multiple platforms, e.g. Bilibili, YouTube, niconico, etc. These platforms have different codecs and/or bitrates. Is there a way that determines which ...
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Resolve buzz when plugging my amp headphone out into audio interface?

I want to record my amp without a mic and hear it at the same time. I have a Yamaha THR10 and a Focusrite Scarlett Solo. When I plug in the headphone out of the amp into the line input of the audio ...
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Styles player for Yamaha DGX 660

I have a DGX 660 keyboard. On this keyboard 200 styles files are preinstalled. But you can use 100 more... 2 ways exist: load them on the keyboard or use them on a USB key. The bank total can't exceed ...
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Connecting Keyboard to Audacity

I 've tried to connect my Ketron keyboard to the hp laptop which only has only a headphone jack meaning a port with the headphone logo on it. I want to know how to connect the audio of the keyboard ...
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Question regarding Threshold and Ratio on a Compressor

I'm currently studying compression and I have it down packed I think minus one issue. I am able to get the same gain reduction on a signal no matter how high or low my ratio is. If i want a gain ...
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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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