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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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Can Anyone Recommend iPhone Setup for Recording Guitar Videos over MP3 Tracks?

Strictly as a hobby, I record video of guitar performances, mostly for my YouTube channel and for the past several years I've been using the following products with mixed results: IKMultimedia ...
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Will playing my cello over a track recording of other parts sound good enough for a performance?

I am cellist playing a piece for my brother's wedding. He wants me to play a quartet, and suggested I could record 3 of the parts and play the Cello 1 line (melody of the song) live. I am planning on ...
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How can I use Ultimate Guitar tabs for backing

I would like to record a song with tabs I find in ultimate guitar. It export tabs as GP5, but no midi files. I want to record my guitar playing, but use drums/bass automatically generated via DAW. I ...
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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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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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How hard would it have been for a small band to make and sell CDs in the early 90s?

Suppose it's the early 90s and you have three or four high school students that are decent with music, have minimal other skills, but still want to be able to sell CDs of their songs. Nowadays they ...
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Route mono to Left or Right instead of centered in FL Studio?

This is my first post and hope I am on topic. In a DAW like Reaper when you record Mono mic on a track, it is by default centered. Same sound is then heard on both speakers. However, I have been able ...
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USB interface recording, adjust phone monitor volume in BOSS ME 25

I recently tried to record my guitar playing using a USB interface in ME 25. I recorded it using Audacity. I used a headphone monitor plugged in the phone jack to hear my playing. I struggle with the ...
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what types of equipment do i need to rapidly produce songs with keyboard instrumentation, USB microphone vocals, and multi-track recording? [duplicate]

I'm confused about the "tools" I need and what all is done by the synthesizer workstation vs laptop software. I will create percussion and rhythm tracks with a keyboard synthesizer, do ...
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trying to record on a blank cassette via aux, but external mic is also recording [closed]

I’m trying to record on my Panasonic RQ-345 (Portable cassette player/ recorder) using an auxiliary cord connected to my phone, I can hear the audio im trying to record, but I can hear the outside ...
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Why is my guitar coming out with a weird, distorted sound through my audio interface?

So i just bought / upgraded some of my gear to a Komplete Kontrol A49 and a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6. Downloaded my free Ableton Lite and plugged in my guitar to the no 1 instrument input on my Scarlett....
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How can I connect my condenser microphone to my PC using a Saffire PRO 24?

I'm pretty new to all this and I have a RODE NT 1A condenser microphone and an old Saffire PRO 24 DSP audio interface. I've connected the interface to my computer using firewire and a Pcie express ...
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Amp Creates Feedback When Using Output

Title essentially sums up the problem. I have a VHT AV-RL-20R combo amp that I am trying to hook up to my computer for recording, but every time I plug in my amp via the output jack on the rear panel, ...
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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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Does it make sense to invest in a better microphone if my recording room doesn't have good acoustics?

I record some of my own music at home, including singing. The microphone I'm using is not very good (it's a essentially a podcast microphone, some reviews explicitly say that it's not really suited ...
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Impulse response: does it represent a cabinet only or the whole chain used to record it?

I'm trying to grasp a concept of an impulse responses and getting a little bit confused. Most commercially available ones are meant to represent a cabinet with some microphones, but not the amp. And ...
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I would like to record playing the piano for ABRSM exams. In the past, I have set up the iPad on a stand. How can I get better recordings? [closed]

In the past I have recorded for ABRSM piano exams on a digital piano on my iPad. I would like to know what I could do to improve the sound quality in digital recordings in the future. Could you please ...
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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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Recording multitrack in FL studio with multiple USB-connected microphones

I have two mics which I connect to my PC via XLR to USB cables, but when I record in FL studio it only record the default mic. I have read that for multi track recording an Audio interface is needed, ...
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Can I use my old Korg D1600 as an audio interface to connect to laptop?

Does the Korg d1600 have mic preamp or d/a converters inside that would allow me to use this piece of equipment as an audio/midi interface? I believe It has all the appropriate inputs and outputs?
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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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Changeover from Garage Band to Logic Pro

Currently,i am using Garage Band to do my arrangements for the songs I've composed. I have four songs completed with all the arrangements and accompaniment. The only thing left is to record the vocals....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 connect a Shure SM58 to a mac? Do I need something like an XLR-USB adapter or just an XLR-jack cable?

I am a newbie and would like to record my singing with a Shure SM58 and a Mac (MacBook Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015). My question is: Can I plug the microphone directly to my Mac through an XLR-jack ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I record using electric guitar to Zoom G3 to M-Audio Fast Track?

I have an electric Fender and the Zoom G3 pedal; a friend of mine is going to provide his M-Audio Fast Track interface. Is it possible to record my guitar by plugging my Zoom G3 into this interface? ...
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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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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 ...