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

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Why are digital tracks louder than digitized vinyls?

I am currently digitizing some of my vinyls for a DJ gig. Those tracks end up being less loud than tracks which I bought digitally. Is that to be expected due to the different mastering of music for ...
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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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Recording technique: not letting the crash cymbals ring out

I listened to the following song this morning on the way into work. I heard something I hadn't heard before. Each of the crash cymbals were very minimal, almost gated, or maybe miked from a distance. ...
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Audio Connection Issues - Recording

I have a Yamaha P45 that has a midi to USB connection, Abelton Live 11, Sapphire Solo Studio and I use Playground Sessions APP on a Dell Laptop to learn and practice piano. I can get the piano ...
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How to make something sound REALLY far away

I'm trying to add some trumpet solo into my film and I want to make it feel like you are in the school and someone is playing it in the far away playground/another building. For (1) post-production, I ...
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Recording audio from amplifier to mobile

I wanna record audio from an amplifier (this) via android phone. I have a 6.3mm trs and 3.5mm trrs jack. I wanna know how to wiring them for recording purposes. For example: 6.3mm left and right ...
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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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What's wrong with my strategy of recording two groups of 50 chorus members singing to an accompaniment over Zoom, and then mixing everything together?

I direct a school-aged chorus of 100 students, divided equally into sections A and B. The two sections sing different parts of 2-part arrangements. Our COVID restrictions this year state that: (1) 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 to connect a guitar mono TS output to smartphone TRSS input without an interface?

Is it possible to connect a guitar directly to a smartphone, without any interface in between? A guitar output is an unbalance mono TS, and a smartphone input is a balance TRSS. I already have a TRSS ...
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Why does sound seem more life-like in person than on recording despite advances in recording technology? [closed]

My question is not why musicians often produce better recorded works than their live performances. The question is why are the flawed acoustics of a venue far less acceptable on a recording than in ...
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When recording acoustic guitar with a pickup, minor mistakes become notable. Solutions?

The mistakes are that I can hear the sound of sliding the finger quickly when removing it properly (I don't really slide it between notes, it's a minor slide while removing the finger) and the sound ...
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Audio files/regions randomly changed in length on garageband

I was recording my electric guitar into garageband, I noticed I was recording in a different track so I deleted the recorded track, then that action suddently changed the length of my audio files. I ...
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How to properly set signal volume when sampling

When sampling from a turntable into my sampler trough a mixer I'm not sure how to best set the signal volume in order to get the best quality recording. My signal path is: turntable -> mixer ...
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What is the term in music recording for a mistake that is intentionally left in?

The original fuzz bass effect, in "Don't Worry" by Robbins, for example, is one of these. Another example would be a click track being audible within the song; this I have also heard. "...
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Sound blowout or cut out from old cassette recordings...anyway to fix

I recently started transferring to pc some recordings I made 45 years ago on a simple portable cassette tape recorder. Playing piano, it seems when I pounded a little too loud on the keys, the ...
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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 record/stream digital piano and microphone audio at the same time

I was trying my best (with my limited knowledge of audio equipment) but couldn't seem to find an answer for my specific goals! Here are the points I want to achieve: I want both my voice and my ...
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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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Is Onyx Artist 1.2 too weak for Marantz MPM-1000 18mm condenser microphone? [closed]

When talking I can hear myself normally through the headset but whenever I try to record sound on my laptop (MacBook Pro) I can barely hear anything - the voice is so quiet. How can I fix this?
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My B string on my bass keeps hitting the pickup

I went to record bass for my band a while ago and in some fills or moments I use the B string on my 5 string Sire Bass. Sometimes though, the Low B accidentally hits the pickup which makes a loud ...
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Connecting Acoustic Piano to Laptop for Recording in Logic? [duplicate]

I know about connecting digital pianos (MIDIs) to a laptop for use in logic. My question is concerning a standard normal acoustic piano. My baby grand has a silent piano Yamaha system attached to it ...
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What is the best WAV encoding and why? [closed]

I'm using Audacity to export a track, and there are just too many options to encode a .wav export: Signed 16/24/32-bit PCM Unsigned 8-bit PCM 32/64-bit float U-Law, A-Law IMA ADPCM, Microsoft ADPCM ...
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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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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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What is the difference between high impedance and low impedance microphones?

Everywhere on the internet I would people stating the differentiating factor of "power" and how high impedance mics require an audio interface but nowhere I find anything regarding "...
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How fragile or durable are condenser microphones?

I am planning on purchasing a condenser microphone to record acoustic guitar (AKG Perception 420) but I also plan on travelling via plane with it in the future so I was wondering, how fragile are they?...
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How can I record on a different octave then what is transposed on Yamaha E363 [closed]

I want to be able to record a piece of this song that is outside the 5 octave length of the keyboard. The idea I had was to record the section I can't play and transpose it but that transposes ...
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I am trying to setup my roland td-3 drum kit as a MIDI controller

So far I've setup the kit in ableton live 10 as remote control and turned local control off on the kit itself. I've been following the guide in ableton step by step so far but failing at 'verifying ...
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Will a RODE-K2 Mic work with a Focusrite 2i2 Interface and a basic Laptop for high quality male vocals? [closed]

I want to buy a K2 for my bedroom setup to record male vocals.
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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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Connecting AMP to Audio interface

I have the MOTU m2 to record my vocals through my Rode NT1 (XLR), I would like to connect my headphones (660s senneheiser) to a Topping A90 headphone amplfier, through a balanced connection. How ...
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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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Recording Yamaha Keyboard Audio on Macbook Pro

I have a Yamaha P45 whose audio I want to record on my Macbook Pro. I followed instructions from this video so to summarize: I have a 3.5mm stereo y-splitter plugged into the Yamaha P45, and two patch ...
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Excessive static when recording to cassette

I somehow can't seem to find any answers to this anywhere else. I am recording to a cassette tape for the first time and it worked for the most part, but I noticed a LOT of static when I play back the ...
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Recording Audio from Yamaha P45 on a MacBook

I have a Yamaha P45 whose audio I want to record — I use headphones when I practice so I know there is an audio output that's not MIDI. Does anyone know what kind of cables / equipment / software I ...
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Song recording on Yamaha instruments

I have a Yamaha CVP-805 which I enjoy very much. I am trying to understand the logic behind its MIDI record module. Why is there a "right-hand" part and a "left-hand" part that I ...
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Guitar Feedback Through Earphones

how can I get guitar feedback that will only be heard thru earphones. I've been playing 30 years off and on, and I know most equipment, but I want to quietly record but still get that Cobain-esque ...
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Unintended chorus like effect when recording Fender P bass through Behringer Xenyx Q502USB [closed]

I'm relatively new to the home studio game. I have started recording demos using my Behringer Xenyx Q502USB as an audio interface. It mostly works fine - but when I record bass through it the sound is,...
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Cannot get the desired tone when recording a Nirvana song

I am trying to record the main riff of "Come As You Are" by Nirvana. I searched on the Internet the amp settings that I should use and I ended up using this : bass 4, mids 5, treble 6, high ...
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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 do I fix a consistent micro-timing error?

I found out while recording (pickstyle) bass tracks into my DAW that I have a tendency to play about 25ms in front of the beat. I'm so consistent about this that I assumed the issue was the DAW's ...
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How to record and create my own digital instrument, is there a simple way?

As a beginner in those topics, recording, home studio, and so on, I would like to record my own instrument samples -- a lever harp -- and I would like to be able to use this instrument in Cubase in ...
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Connecting guitar to PC without an Audio Interface [duplicate]

I am trying to connect my guitar to my pc to record it without an audio interface. I tried connecting the guitar to the amp, and then using a 3,5mm jack plug from the headset exit into my pc's ...
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Roland Juno ds sound quality for recording

I would like to ask what is the sample rate and bit resolution sound quality supported by the Roland Juno Ds61 keyboard? Also I would like to know, what would be the difference if I use the midi cable ...
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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 are the benefits of stereo or mono recording?

Is there any difference between recording in mono or in stereo? Does stereo convey more atmosphere? What is the use of recording in stereo or mono? And what do you recommend?
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