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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How to make ASIO work with multiple programs simultaneously : how can I listen to Guitar Rig plus something else through the same interface?

I've been using Guitar Rig 4 for a year or two, and it's a fairly useful toy for a bedroom guitarist. Currently, I use a Behringer UCG102 USB interface, which has a guitar in and headphone out. When ...
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Mounting acrylic between guitar mic and mouth

When I play a guitar solo, my congested breathing gets onto the guitar track. It is very loud and my mics are very sensitive, and a pop filter and many of the other suggestions here are not practical ...
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Efficient strategies when recording alone

I've been recording in my own room for about two years and I've been in semi-professional studios for a few bands as well. I have noticed that working in a studio, where a recording engineer gives you ...
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Why do people use a microphone to record an electric guitar

I'm looking to start getting into recording - electric guitar specifically. Although I've noticed people place a microphone in front of the amp's speaker. Wouldn't it be easier to use a male to male ...
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How should a pop shield be set up?

Following answers to a previous question Avoiding Plosives I have bought a simple pop shield. I'm wondering what the optimal setup is for it, especially in terms of distance between the shield and ...
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How can I improve my piano recording?

I recorded my self playing piano. I've been reading a lot about the subject and I know I can improve the quality of my recording by applying some filter like compression. Are there other filters that ...
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What properties of a material make it ideal for acoustic foam or paneling?

I want to make some acoustic foam/paneling substitute but I'm wondering makes foam paneling "good" or not? I know that if it's too dense or stiff then the sound won't "trap" and will just bounce right ...
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How to record and add the voice of my friend for a song who is in another country?

I am an amateur pianist. I want to release a music album. I have a friend in another country who is willing to sing for my music. I play my instruments and send her the mp3. She plays the mp3 and ...
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Avoiding Plosives

I recorded this cover for feedback/critique: One valid point raised was about 'plosives' which I guess is the way some consonants 'catch' at the start of words. I don't ...
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Will an XLR female to 1/4" TRS plug work to connect a dynamic microphone?

Can a XLR female to 1/4 inch adapter give power like a XLR input. I want to record dynamic mics into an line input. Will a TRS 1/4 inch cable give same level signal as xlr audio input.
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How to improve upon a vocal recording in GarageBand? (Sample vocal attached)

As an amateur music enthusiast, I like recording vocals for songs I like to sing in GarageBand. I have a Blue Yeti condenser mic for this purpose. However, being the amateur that I am, I have to set ...
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Any bed sheets thick enough to be used as sound proofing?

I am curious of anyone has any alternative ideas to standard/typical sound proofing. Currently I do not feel like constructing anything elaborate and I really can't do to much were I live. Noise isn't ...
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Simple one-channel audio-interface plus analog mixer, or multi-channel USB audio interface?

Wondering on what all things would one miss, for a hobbyist home-studio if one were to go with a single-channel audio-interface, that is fed by an analog mixer, as against a multi-channel USB ...
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Can I plug my guitar multi-effects pedal straight into the audio interface and record the processed sound via my DAW?

I want to record the sound effects from my multi-effects pedal rather than using the plug-ins that come with my DAW. I have a Tele, a Zoom G3Xn pedal, a Focusrite 2i2, and Garageband. Can I simply go ...
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How do I use an audio interface to record music on my PC?

I'm new to instruments and recording. I have an electric guitar and I'm learning to use it. I'm interested in recording music, and I understand that I should use an audio interface. If an audio ...
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What sort of setup do I need to record reasonable quality singing and guitar playing?

I would like to start recording myself singing on audacity and I know I need a better hardware setup to get reasonable quality recordings, how ever I have no idea where to begin to do this. I am ...
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Crackles when recording guitar amp line out into PC

I am having problems recording into my laptop. Here's my setup: Guitar into Vox Pathfinder 15R Amp line-out into PC audio, via 1/4"-1/8" adapter. Recording with Audacity on laptop. Unfortunately ...
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Tempo when recording a guitar amp by microphone?

As my external soundcard does not perform good when I record two guitars simultaneous, I want to take a shot at miking my amp. Is it possible listen to a metronome or drum pattern without ruining the ...
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Understanding signal-flow of Neutrik NYS-SPP-L1 Patch-Panel

I purchased a patch-panel for my home studio, coming with the following diagrams: My question is about the signal direction. Where are inputs and where are outputs on the first images in the row? ...
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Recording Piano Tutorials

I'm thinking about starting a YouTube channel for piano tutorials, covers, etc. I have some equipment, but I'm just not sure how to put it all together. I would like to have a camera mounted over me ...
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how to use a headphone with a D.I. output?

I have a fishman loundbox mini amp but it doesn't have a headphones output and only has a mic level D.I. output. I'm happy with the amp but would like to monitor my singing and guitar. What should I ...
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Logic Pro X multi outputing problem

I have a problem here (Logic Pro X version 10.3.1): I want all my rhythm section tracks (all except guitar in this case) to sound through a wireless speaker iLoud, but I want my guitar to sound ...
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Do I really need tube pre amp and condenser to properly record bass/vocals at my home studio? If so, is there affordable option on it?

I have a small home studio setup.I'm using a focusrite interface and dynamic microphones as SM-58. I feel as if the recorded signal is not big enough and I always end up having to push some Pro tools ...
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Should I buy an Audio Interface for USB microphone?

I am completely new to the recording world, please help (even there are dumb questions from me). I bought the AT2020USB mic, but I heard a lot of people said a condenser microphone plus an audio ...
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Record drums for cheap

As of in the title, I'd like to record my acoustic drumset fairly cheap, but I have no idea of what I need to buy to do it. My drumset is made of: hi-hat snare drum 2x Tom's, and a floor Tom kick 2 ...
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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 there a software that will allow me to create my own drumless track? [closed]

I want to be able to take any song from any source, and remove the drums so that I can practice, and possibly play my own interpretation. Is there an specific software package to do this? I see a lot ...
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Setup and requirements to produce sound/songs with 6 microphones

Home recording: perfect topic to spend a lot of time with techniques, enthusiasts and fools like me. After some research I ended up with a lot of information but without a clue. We will use 6 ...
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Distortion kills some notes while playing

Maybe there are solutions of this question like lowering the gain level on a virtual amplifier or something. Right off the bat I want to point out: doing that does not remove those problems, it just ...
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Can I just split the guitar signal before the amplifier to record it?

My setup is: guitar -> effects pedal (ME-70) -> looper pedal (RC-3) -> amplifier (studio pro 112) I'd like to get the output from the looper pedal into Ableton, while still hearing ...
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Ribbon mics and Focusrite Scarlett USB audio interface

I've recently started recording some classical guitar pieces using a focusrite scarlett 2i2 and a pair of Rode M5 mics. The recordings end up being excessively bright unless there's a lot of EQ. This ...
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Can Audacity only delete the stuff I just recorded with backspace instead of all the audio?

Here's the process I go through: I start recording I mess up I stop recording I press backspace But backspace deletes all the audio I've recorded in the project - easily undone - but still very ...
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What is this iPhone interference while recording(Rode Rec) - cell tower?

(Note: I posted this question on AskDifferent (Apple SE) but it's getting no attention so I'm re-posting it here.) Sometimes when I record myself playing mandolin on my iPhone, using a Rode mic and ...
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Weird sound playing on an backing track in A

I have a hard time figuring out what is wrong with my playing when trying some impro stuff in blues. I am fairly new to playing guitar on a more serious level now. Just started with blues because I ...
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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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Home recorded mic signal seems a bit weak

I've been setting up a home recording studio in my basement. I have a brand new Shure SM58 dynamic mic that I bought, which I am inputting straight into an Mbox 2 USB interface, which connects to my ...
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Home studio setup with Mac & LogicPro

I used to do recording on a Korg hard disk recorder, worked fine, but due to an intercontinental move, I've left most of my equipment behind as I thought it would be a good time for a modernisation. ...
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What do I need in a home recording setup to eliminate a problem with recording and playback happening at different speeds?

I'm looking to record myself playing one part at a time, but I always run into the problem that my playback slows down over time, leading me to change tempo when I shouldn't. By way of example, if I ...
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How to reduce noise when recording audio to computer from keyboard?

I'm just getting into recording music, so I'm very new at this. My preferred method of recording would be to connect the audio output of my keyboard (in this case a Casio CTK-4400) to the auxiliary ...
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Recording Sound Through Casio Keyboard Using Audacity

My Casio WK-110 has four ports... a USB port (used for MIDI recording), a sustain port (used for sustain pedals), a power port, and a phones/output jack. I would like to record the SOUND of my ...
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Do mixers support 6.5mm mics?

I an new to recording world. I jut want to know is does mixers support 1/4inch mics for recording. Or XLR mics with XLR to 1/4inch converter cable?
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Home recording!

I have an electric Fender and I have the Zoom G3. A friend of mine is going to give his M-Audio Fast Track interface so can anyone tell me if it is possible to record my guitar by plugging my Zoom G3 ...
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How do I record piano and voice music to the best of quality?

My phone records piano music quality very poorly. I am using the built-in microphone. I am humbly asking whether you could suggest an app for me that could record high quality music for my playing ...
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Advantages of a dedicated audio interface device over microphone jack on desktop

I have been doing some recordings from an OP-1 synth using the line out on the OP-1 connected to the microphone jack on my desktop and then using audacity to record while playing to my headphones. I ...
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Website to post recordings of music and play thru browser [closed]

Few months ago I saw a post on Music Stackexchange where a person uploaded a sample of their music to get assistance. They used a website to upload their recording and were able to share a link of ...
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How do I get higher recording quality for my Nord Piano 3?

this is the test recording I did but when I compare to like these videos, they all sound way better ...
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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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Using a Mac for backing and recording

I have an electric guitar, a Micro Cube amp and a Macbook Pro (mid-2012, so no aux). I've always been wondering how to connect all that into a small rig for practicing and probably some recording? ...
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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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record guitar chords with a pedal

I sometimes see on youtube that guitarists play some chords and record them by using a pedal. So, what is the device used to record chords as home backing tracks for my own solo playing?