Questions tagged [audio]

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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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Does Distrokid convert our audio files?

a little off-topic here, but still music related. I have a plan with Distrokid, haven't uploaded any music just yet. I have been trying to reach out to their support to ask a question but their ...
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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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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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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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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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Unintended chorus like effect when recording Fender P bass through Behringer Xenyx Q502USB

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finding the frequency of a note by slowing it down

Is it accurate and reliable if I try to slow down the tempo of a video or an audio in order to correctly identify the frequency of a note with Audacity? I don't have perfect pitch which is the ability ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Strange waveform from microphone

Does anybody have any idea why I'm getting such a strange wave on my waveform? It's an SE condenser, going into an m-audio preamp. Damaged mic perhaps?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (...