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Questions relating to the process or action of recording music live or in the studio.

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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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What's the concert in which Richie Blackmore smashes his guitar over a tv camera? [migrated]

A long time ago, when I was in my teens, I watched either a live broadcast or a live recording of a Deep Purple concert on German television. I believe they played in Japan, but I'm not completely ...
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Horse hooves sound in the song background

I would like to know how the Horse hooves sound is recorded and played in the above song URL? What are the sound recording & playback techniques to achieve this? Is it possible to extract only the ...
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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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Fiberglass vs Rockwool: What are their pros / cons in making acoustic panels?

I'm trying to decide which material to use for DIY acoustic panels. Rockwool and Fiberglass have comparable sound absorption except for ~125 Hz where Rockwool performs much better. But I can buy 3x as ...
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What's the trampoline sound in some solo piano recordings?

I listen to classical music while I study. I've noticed a couple songs that have a kind of springing, trampoline-like sound in them. What is that? Is it an artifact of a specific play style or some ...
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How to preserve audio from old tapes: baking tapes to transfer to digital?

In my loft I have a collection of old quarter-inch tapes dating back to the eighties, mostly, though some as far back as the sixties. I'd like to be able to hear these again, and maybe transfer some ...
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Why do they say recorded when there is no instruments [closed]

For example i read bio of artist and it says After forming Ovum Recordings as an independent label in October 1994 with former partner King Britt, Josh recorded the cult classic 'Liquid Summer'. He ...
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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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How to avoid noise in a voice recording

I'm recording for a podcast with a Rodhe NT2 microphone and I'm getting a lot of noise in the background, although the room is pretty quiet. It looks like this mic doesn't pick up my voice very loud ...
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Recording Setup for Guitar with Impulse Response using a Pedal

I am investigating the usage of the impulse response technique (IR) for the purpose of recording electric guitar in studio, since I do not like the tone of my existing cabinet that much. It is good ...
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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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Can I record stereo on dynamic mics?

Can I record stereo on dynamic mics? I heard that stereo sound needs some distance. But dynamic microphones are recording at a very close distance. You simply don’t have enough space for a stereo ...
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How to record digital piano in laptop (without an audio interface )?

I am using Yamaha P45 digital piano. I have read at a few places that recording piano is possible without an audio interface, we can directly connect it to laptop and record in audacity. So I bought ...
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What are the reasons to use a dust cover protector in a full concert piano while performing?

In the Liszt Piano Concerto no. 2 by L'Orchester de Paris with Khatia Buniatishvili as the soloist, they covered the top of that beautiful Steinway although they had public and were recording ... I ...
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Speakers about to explode (loud SOUND) when I raise the volume on my interface and the mic is ON. why?

I always have to switch off the speakers and use the headphones instead, while I record. Is there a way to avoid that? Because I've seen plenty of people online recording stuff with the Mic in front ...
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Auto correcting a slightly off pitch recording?

Suppose I have a recording of a live concert of a known band. We can assume that the concert was played using instruments that were in tune, in standard tuning. This was in the 1990s, so the concert ...
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Can I connecct a Digitech Vocalist Live FX to a Boss RC 300 Looper?

I am hoping someone here can help me. I would like to run my Digitech Vocalist Live FX Processor through my Boss RC-300 Looper. I am not Tech savy. Is it possible to do this and if so how? Thanks ...
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Are studio monitors necessary for producing tracks?

Studio monitors are expensive. Excellent quality headphones are cheap. When I look at how people listen to music, it's almost always on earphones, headphones or cheap small speakers. Are studio ...
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Are pianissimo passages for solo piano “enhanced” through recording engineering?

When I listen to recordings of solo piano music featuring extreme dynamic contrasts - like the music of Debussy - the pianissimo passages seem impossibly quiet. Even if I turn up my stereo volume so ...
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JUNO DS 61 RECORDING GUITAR

I just got the Juno DS-61 and was interested in recording some guitar licks directly on to the keyboard to use on the performance pads. I want to do this without a DAW or midi just DI into the ...
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Record two voices not at the same time

I own Cubase 10.5 LE and it drives me crazy not to know how the feature I am desperately looking for is called. I am going to describe it in simple words here: I want to record something like a ...
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Can you record several individual string instruments and put them together to sound like a real orchestra?

During these times of the pandemic, our senior school orchestra missed out on the traditional final performance before graduating on with the rest of our lives. Due to the stay-at-home order, we aren'...
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XENYX Q502USB and Neewer NW 700 Mic not working

As the title says, im using a Behringer XENYX Q502USB mixer and a Neewer NW-700 mic and get no microphone signal on my pc. What I currently have: I got the mixer plugged in via usb in my pc and the ...
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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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Looking for someone to render a quality rendition of a song I wrote

What resources are there on the internet for someone who Writes music Is intermediate at best in guitar-playing ability Wants someone with above-average to top playing ability to learn a song they ...
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Behringer Xenyx302USB (mixer) vs Behringer U-Phoria U2 (audio interface) [closed]

I am a bass player who is considering purchasing one of these. At a first sight, the Xenyx is just like a better U2, with more channels a controls. Is there any reason why it would be better to get ...
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recording in ableton live 10 with Medeli electronic drum kit

total noob here. I have a Medeli DD638dx electronic drum kit. Tscam us 2x2 audio interface and want to record midi via usb only into ableton. is this possible? I dont have a midi cable and am stuck in ...
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Recording rhythm pauses that throw off the count

I'm quite new to recording and best practices. At the moment I'm enjoying learning through recording existing songs I'm playing myself. One song is in 8/4 (in my opinion) but has an extra (loose) ...
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Voice recording fading on the attack

I started to record my voice but I've noticed that it is faded on the attack. Do you know how to cope with that? Here is my voice recording (starts at 00:25). https://voca.ro/5fzFZKZz08p I'm using ...
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Which should I record first?

So my problem is that I don't know which is recorded first, do you record the orchestra first or do you record the drums or guitar first? I've tried recording the drums first but it didn't sound ...
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With EZ Drummer 2, when do you use a midi pack versus an EZX?

With EZ Drummer 2, when do you use a midi pack versus an EZX extension? I'm not sure when to use one versus the other.
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How to record my Yamaha ydp 143 digital piano with a Focusrite Scarlett solo audio interface?

I have tried connecting my digital piano to my audio interface using a 1/4inch cable but the sound quality is very poor. The yamaha ydp 143 has 2 phone inputs which are used for adding headphone jacks ...
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XENYX Q502USB and Neewer NW-700 Mic not working

As the title says, im using a Behringer XENYX Q502USB mixer and a Neewer NW-700 mic and get no microphone signal on my pc. What I currently have: I got the mixer plugged in via usb in my pc and the ...
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how can i mic a 7 piece drumkit to record it in a professional studio

The type of drum is a standard kit ....and i need to know the types of mics i will need to use and also their type (condenser/dynamic),brand names along with frequency response,directionality in terms ...
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Why does compression seem to improve the fidelity of recording?

I understand the basic idea of compression: increase low amplitude, decrease high amplitude to some 'normalized' middle range. I especially understand how the effect enhances electric guitar to turn ...
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Scoring for the Trumpet Part of a Larger Work

I want to score parts to for two trumpets, but have only a little experience in music notation. Fairly simple parts I can edit in Cubase Score editor, but how do I indicate different places where the ...
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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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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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How to do tempo change in a song with a band

I am rhythm guitarist in a 5-piece band. We play mostly rock/folk and are currently writing our own songs. One song is supposed to have a significant tempo change for the last verse where it gets ...
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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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Recording Stereo With U-Phoria UM2

I record my Clavinova CLP-360 with a Behringer UM2 interface. However, I can only record in mono using only one of the inputs on the interface. Would I be able to record in stereo if I connected ...
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Best recording device for acoustic guitar and voice [closed]

I have a couple of live concert consisting of an acoustic guitar and a singer that need to be recorded. One is totally unplugged, and the other has both musicians plugged through an acoustic amp ...
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What is an MC/Producer in Hip-Hop/Rap?

I saw this terminology used in an article I was reading and was wondering what an MC/Producer was. I am not that familiar with rap or hip-hop terminology so was curious what it meant. Thanks.
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A mixer or an audio interface? [closed]

So I wanna jam live and record, I first wanted to buy a normal Behringer mixer with a built-in USB but I've been told the recording quality is not that good compared to audio interfaces, so I have two ...
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Connect a balanced mono output - to - an unbalanced stereo input?

I am looking at purchasing this line mixer: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=615108 Here is the manual: https://downloads.monoprice.com/files/manuals/615108_Manual_160818.pdf At the output ...
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How to Record Software Synthesizers?

I have worked with a couple of Linux software synthesizers like Amsynth, ZynAddSubFX, and Yoshimi and they are really capable synthesizers in terms of creating many various sounds. But, one thing I ...
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How would you cleanly extract a singer's performance from a track?

At the weekend I was listening to BBC Radio 2 and they played Eva Cassidy performing "Autumn Leaves" with the London Symphony Orchestra, which I really enjoyed. As far as I know, the producers had a ...
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Splitting guitar signal and mic signal for recording in a live setting

I've read already some things about splitting signals here but im still unsure about how to make mine. So what i have is one acoustic guitar with an undersaddle pickup and a mic (K&K). Both ...

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