Questions tagged [homerecording]

Recordings made at home or with amateur setup as opposed to one made in a professional grade studio with corresponding pro equipment.

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What are next steps to release an EP or an album, once I will finish recording?

I wanted to know, what are steps to do once I will record a DIY ep ? Actualy, I started this project : recording songs, and make out of them a punk rock ep. I do play all instruments, I record using ...
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What useful corrections can be made, in the mixing phase, using an Aston Origin connected to a Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen [closed]

I would like to know what is the best recording and effects chain that I can apply to my recording setup. I use a Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen and an Aston Spirit. The room is untreated and I will ...
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Does the sound quality of a digital piano's speakers matter for headphone usage

I'm deciding to buy a digital piano keyboard for home usage as a beginner and I intend to only use headphones while playing. So, does the sound system even matter, and are there any good value ...
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What musician life I can have today if I want to quit my job and be full-time musician? [closed]

Like many people, I play music by ears and with no theoretical knowledge. I was in bands since now more than 12 years, played drums most of the times. I do play guitar/bass/keyboard (my level allows ...
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How do you properly/professionally record your vocals and its processing?

I'm a fairly experienced newbie in producing and I've always wondered specially on a lot of "tutorials" on Youtube specially when you search "how to edit/process vocals"; their &...
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How to choose a Direct Box for plug my Acoustic guitar to the level line of my Audio Interface

I have a Scarlett 4i4 Audio interface and I would like to plug my Acoustic guitar in one of the two back side lines (and keep free the two in front for two mics), I have understood that I need first ...
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Record condenser mic and acoustic guitar in the same time?

I am wondering if with Audio interfaces such as the Scarlett 4i4 is it possible to plug a mic with +48V phantom power in line 1 and plug a guitar into line 2? I mean, if I activate the +48V power, I ...
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Can I plug in an electrified acoustic guitar in a line level input?

I am a complete neophyte in recording, so I am very poor in theory. I am thinking of buying some hardware for some home recordings and I am faced with the first choice: the audio interface. Since I ...
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Can I connect my guitar amp headphone out directly to laptop?

Well, I want to record myself playing guitar but I dont have any kind of audio interface ,So I came up with this is idea Can I connect my guitar amp heaphone out directly into laptop aux port? Would ...
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Setting Yamaha MG10XUF mixing console [closed]

I am trying to set up my MG19XUF mixing console as the usb sound card directly connected to computer to record music in Audacity and then to listen my recordings (as well as any audio played from the ...
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Reduce pedal noise when recording

When recording my upright piano with a zoom recorder and a dynamic microphone, I find that the noise from the sustain pedal is quite noticeable. I usually don't think of it while playing. Is there a ...
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Instrument or line level for recording amplifier through headphone jack?

I just got a digital combo amplifier and the only outputs it has are USB and a headphone jack. I am trying to record it by using a 3.5 mm to dual 1/4 inch adapter and plugging it into my interface. ...
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How to properly record electric guitar?

I want to record my electric guitar for the sake of making covers as well as my own music, however I'm having trouble getting a good tone. I have 3 possible approaches (one of which has worked fairly ...
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What is your experience using a Sound Device MixPre 3 II as Audio Interface on a WIndows 10 PC? [closed]

I need to buy a new USB audio interface for my laptop. And at the same, I've always dreamed to replace my good old Marrantz PMD 670 fieldrecorder by something ligther, working at 96kHz, ... I'm ...
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NI Guitar Rig 6 Buzzes, crackles and hums

I am using a Fender P bass into Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen, Ableton Live 11 running on a new Dell G-5 Windows 10. I can record and play without using the Guitar Rig 6 plugin without noise, but ...
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Can an audio interface like the scarlet solo power a 250 ohms headphone like the DT 770 pro sufficiently?

Can I use the scarlet solo paired with the DT 770 250 ohms to listen to recordings at sufficient volume and do things like audio monitoring at good volume levels?
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What is the difference in sound quality between high and low impedance 'headphones'?

I want to record and mix music and I have been looking at some equipment, one of which is the DT 770 PRO headphones. However, this headphone is available in varying levels of impedance, namely 32 ohms,...
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Would there be any issues with combining both a mixer (PV14AT) and an audio interface?

I am currently looking to setup a home studio to record music with drums, bass, guitar, and vocals.The goal is to have up to 12 different microphones connected and ready for recording. At the moment I ...
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XLR to headphone “jack”? [closed]

I want to practice performing at home. Shure X2U offers this little attachment that enables headphone monitoring that goes anywhere with the microphone itself, instead of being always tied near the ...
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How to avoid losing vocal comp on Logic Pro X when recording another take?

In Logic Pro X when I record multiple takes and choose my comp selections. After already choosing the selections I want to come back and record another take, but then I lose my previous comp ...
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Is using an amp sim along with a passive speaker a good idea for home practie and small gigs

I am fairly new to using amp simulators for guitars, I was trying to figure out the best setup I could have for practicing at home and for jamming sessions. I will list down my requirements of the ...
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EM Out/Headphones and amplifier recording

I have got this practice amplifier and as it is seen it has got an EM OUT/Phones output jack where you can directly listen to your guitar through headphones. My question is If I would buy a male-to-...
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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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Recorded track is fractionally ahead of the beat

I've got a drum track in Garageband and been trying to record verses/choruses individually, copy and paste good versions around, etc. However I've noticed fairly consistently, my recorded vocal and ...
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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 make Audacity record in loop

I know how to loop PLAY (with shift+space after defining a region), but i can't find how to record while looping the region. Precisely: I want to record multiple versions of the same vocal line in a ...
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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 to arm specific Reaper tracks using Behringer MIDI footswitch (FCB 1010)?

I'd like to switch the record arm of specific tracks in Reaper using a Behringer FCB 1010, which is a MIDI footswitch. As an example, let's say I have 4 tracks in Reaper: 3 for guitar (same input, but ...
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What setup to use with a shotgun condenser microphone to record on a laptop?

I've been using a USB headset and an external web camera both connected to a laptop to record educational videos. The way I record the videos is by looking directly at the web camera which is located ...
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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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Is it necessary to have an audio interface to record electric guitar directly?

As it is told on title, should one have an audio interface to record electric guitar or If I use an adapter and plug into computer directly will it still work? With adapter I mean something like this ...
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Does adding a cardioid microphone to an iPhone improve recording of classical guitar?

I have recorded myself a few times playing classical guitar by using both the iPhone X selfie camera and the voice recording app with surprisingly descent results. I have been thinking to look for ...
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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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Are Audio Interfaces required for recording distorted guitar?

Previously, when recording a basic guitar song, I would plug my guitar directly into my computer using a basic line-in adapter. This still works if I add my amp into the mix. Specifically, when the ...
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Record Audio in Ableton Live from Behringer Digital Pro Mixer DDM4000

I connect OUT B from Behringer Digital Pro Mixer DDM4000 to Scarlett 2i/4, on Ableton -> Preferences -> Audio Input Device -> Scarlett 2i4 USB. on Audio Track I select Audio From Ext. In, but ...
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Connecting Zoom g7.1ut effects console to focusrite 2i2 Audio Interface?

First of all, I am very very new to digital audio recording and working with audio interfaces, so apologies in advance for possibly sounding like an idiot! So I bought a focusrite scarlett 2i2 audio ...
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Direct recording an amp head with my audio interface

I have a question about direct recording my amp head. I have a Micro Dark Terror right now and the manual says : " If the Phones jack is not in use, a suitable speaker cabinet must be connected at all ...
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Doubt regarding Frequency Response & Polar Pattern

Given this Frequency response for my Microphone. At 180*, Polar Pattern says -10dB. Say Frequency response for a specific frequence is -x at 180*, So will the mic pickup (-10 - x) or just (-x) and ...
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What guitar setup to use to record on phone [closed]

I have been playing guitar for a while now and I admit that I have been neglecting learning about the hardware. But now I would like to start recording what I play and preferably what I sing as well. ...
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Violin-Piano Self Duet - which part do you record first?

During the lockdown many professional musicians are recording and posting videos of them playing. Some of them, ingeniously, record self-duets. One such example is "Augustin Hadelich plays both parts ...
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Ensembles at home - how to do it?

I have seen two quite different examples of ensembles from home recently. Sadly, the obvious solution of a web conference is unlikely to work as even good internet connections will probably have ...
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I don't fully understand recording and signal to noise ratio

I'm recording vocals and acoustic instruments with my shure57 microphone and behringer ultragain pro preamp and I've been trying to reach the best signal to noise ratio. From what I know to achieve ...
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What soundcard do I need to reduce latency and how does ASIO work?

I work with Ableton Live 10 and I have a latency issue, i think it is because I only have a internal soundcard. Voice and guitar run into the PC via a Macky Mixer ProFX 16x2. I also use a Avid Eleven ...
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Pickup or microphone or hybrid?

I am a fingerstyle guitarist learning how to record quality sound by studying from other recordings. In this video, I am guessing the dude is recording directly from the pickup attached to his guitar ...
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Direct recording

When I record I use a Fender Superchamp XD. I run a cord from the "out" jack to the recorder and then unplug the speaker in the amp. I have been doing this for years. Is this safe for the amp? ML
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Why would someone use a DI box if they're recording directly into the external sound card

It has been recommended to me to connect my bass directly to a DI box and then into my external sound card. The sound card is MOTU 896. I don't understand why this is the case and the person who ...
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I am mic'ing my amp and running it through Garageband, and it sounds really bad! Is it something to do with Garageband, or is my mic setup wrong?

My set up is as follows : Fender Tele --> Zoom G3XN --> Blackstar ID Core 10 --> Behringer Dynamic Mic (1 inch away from speaker) --> Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (Line Setting) --> Garageband. The tone ...
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Choosing and using an electro-acoustic [closed]

Basically my question is : "are electro-acoustic guitar a good/fair/bad thing ?". But in case this question depends on context or needs I will describe my plan. I'm open for any comment. Where it ...
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Why are most microphones XLR and not USB?

Wouldn't it be easier for the end users if all microphones were USB? Then why are most of them using XLR?
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Recording a Digital Piano

I have a Roland Rp-102 which is an Upright Digital Piano. However, this piano doesn't have a recording functionality built in. So, I want to record my piano with the best quality possible ( Recording ...