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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Proper way to record a digital piano

My equipment: Digital Piano - Yamaha p255 Audio Interface - Roland quad-capture I bought one 1/4 inch jack from a store near my house and connected my piano to the audio interface, and when I ...
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Any tips on how to get nord piano 3 to sound better?

1 2 http://www.mediafire.com/file/l7oqhcb2yl2hbsb/2018-07-28_13-01-14.mp3/file using two ts cable, effects are turned off and it is raw non-edited recording. first ...
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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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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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Effect of audio drivers on mixing

I was wondering about the effect of audio drivers on mixing music. When mixing you ideally use studio monitors because they are supposed to have a 'neutral sound' so that you can achieve a mix that ...
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Recording digital piano sound

I want to record (sound, not MIDI) from my Yamaha P115. I am just wondering what is the optimal way. I have tried doing it simply with my phone, without a cable, and as expected it sucks. I live in ...
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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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Weak headphone volume during playback through Mbox 2 interface

I bought an Mbox 2 off of Ebay, which I'm trying to use to record some demos. I'm using it with Audacity on Linux, via the JACK sound server. When I listen through the headphones (via the Mbox 2 ...
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Equalize on Mixer vs equalize on Instrument

i'm really newbie on the topic and i was wondering what changes and where is the proper way to equalize an Instrument (e.g. digital piano, acoustic guitar) on a PA System or during Home recording. It'...
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How can i soundproof my room for music making ? [duplicate]

I was looking for a suggestion, how to soundproof my room with a budget. and it should be good, since i am recording vocal, instruments etc My main job is to make cover song and our own song ...
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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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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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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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I want to start recording some bass riffs in FL studio to use them later in making songs. What are good practices for this?

I have heard before it is good to record clean audio in a separate track and apply effects later. I am very new to this and any advice would be appreciated.
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Behringer x1204usb + Shure SM48 + Laptop = very low volume

Recently I've bought Behringer x1204USB as my first mixer. I connected my mic, Shure SM48, to the first mixer's input (not into the XLR one, but into the "line in" one, because I don't have the XLR ...
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How to listen to spotify & record instrument with Lexicon Alpha?

What I'd like to do is this: -Plug my guitar into the instrument input on the Alpha -Plug 3.5mm headphones into the headphone jack on the Alpha -Record my guitar with audacity WHILE listening to ...
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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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Can cloud lifter work with 1/4 inch inputes

I'm running a Behringer UM2, can I use cloud lifter to boost my dynamic mic going into the 1/4 inch input
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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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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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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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Recording multitrack in FL studio

I have two mics which I connect to my PC via XLR to USB cable, when I record in FL studio it only record the default mic. I have reed that for multi track recording an Audio interface is needed, just ...
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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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Home vidiorecording classical piano music with M-1 orchesta accompaniment at home [closed]

I would like to record Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto, accompanied by the Stuttgart Symphony orchestra (Music Minus One CD). The setting is our parlor in an antebellum Virginia plantation home. ...
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How to play changed lyrics

Suppose I have a mp3 song and its lyrics, for example dream on by Aerosmith Every time I look in the mirror All these lines on my face getting clearer And I want to change the lyrics, basically one-...
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Microphone filter/ foam screen - to reduce fan noise

I live in India, a hot tropical country. Ceiling fans are indispensable parts of our lives. And naturally, the noise from it screws up my recordings (audio and video - done on my phone). What can I ...
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Micro DI to Guitar Link

Can I connect balanced output (xlr to 1/4 jack conversion cable) to guitar link interface directly? Like this: guitar > pedals > micro di > guitar link > laptop... The unbalanced output is connected ...
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Need advice on simple audio mixer and setup for novice sitar player to play along with masters recorded audio?

Currently the person plays the recorded audio on her laptop and practices along with it, the issue is background noise and other household noise distracting her. I am not a qualified person, my ...
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Phantom power and audio interfaces

I am a guitar player and a vocalist. I want to record my acoustic guitar and singing with a microphone. Now that I have bought myself an inexpensive condenser microphone (Neewer NW-1500), I got to ...
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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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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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Keyboard to Laptop Cable

I have a Casio Privia PX-100, and a Dell laptop. The electronic piano has a MIDI input-output set, and TWO headphone jacks. The laptop has HDMI, USB, microphone, and headphone inputs/outputs. I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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?
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Could anybody help me with ableton live lite 9 and softube Plugins .

I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit pro and Ableton live lite 9 and softube time and tone bundle (64 bit) . But Softube plugins are not visible in Ableton. Any solutions for this ..
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Vocals sound 'dead' in recording [closed]

I recorded some vocals in a quiet room in my home using a tripod mounted Zoom H1 recorder. However, the resulting sound seems dead and dry, and seems to lack any "atmosphere". What changes to the ...
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.Wav only sounds good with headphones not regular speakers

I've created great vocals on studio one, in wav format 32 bit at 44.1 khz. Problem It only sounds good on headphones. It sounds distorted on bass and high notes. Is it because the wav was created ...
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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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What microphone is suitable for recording voice and acoustic guitar?

Recently I've been performing several songs along with my acoustic guitar, so I'd like to record them. At most I've succeeded in recording myself with a phone, but I get this really masked sound. As ...
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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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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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Cannot get Guitar Rig 5 sounds recorded into Ableton Live 9

I cannot get Guitar Rig 5 sounds and patches recorded into Ableton Live 9. Ableton Live 9 only records clean sounds from my guitar.
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 on Asus Chromebook C201

Anyone had any luck with installing a Scarlett 2i2 on an Asus Chromebook c201 yet? A little bit of back story. All I want to do is record tracks. I got myself a small mixer where all my instruments (...
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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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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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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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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? ...