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

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Do I have to pay a licensing fee to mix in Atmos? What about other dolby formats?

I mix and master all of my studio albums at an actual recording studio, but I mix a lot of social media music posts and side projects myself. I am doing some experimental stuff and I want to try ...
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Are there any Linux GUI applications that can generate / export cue sheets?

I'm looking for an application -- or perhaps a plugin to something like Audacity -- that would allow a user to place cue point marks graphically, and then generate and export a filename.cue cue sheet ...
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How to record from amp to PC or Android device?

I have a Blackstar FLY 3 amp (this: https://blackstaramps.com/product/fly-3/), which provides a 3.5 mm output jack. This works great for headphones, but I've had no success getting this signal to any ...
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Where do I place monitors for the best [possible] recording of groups of singers?

I will need to record a group (approx. 20 children) of students performing a piece. The piece relies on using a pre-recording backing track the the students will need to hear during the recording. I ...
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How to record guitar into FL Studio 21

I have an audio interface hooked up to studio monitors and I have set everything up (Real life amplifier with 1/4" output wired to the 1/4" audio interface input). I see an output as a ...
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How does an analogue mixing desk fit into a small studio with a multichannel audio interface?

So I've recently started helping out at a local community centre, which has a recording studio. Specifically, it has a live room and a control room, with an A&H Zed 436 36-channel analogue mixer ...
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Beginner wants app recommendation for making electronic music [closed]

I make mathematical pictures and want to back them with some music of my own composition. I play no instruments besides doodling with pianos. Actually, if I could get an app that would record my ...
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Is there an audio mistake in the Carole King You've Got A Friend YouTube video?

I think I've discovered an anomaly in this video at approximately 4:13. It is subtle and I describe it as a faint ringtone on a phone. A friend described this as a ...
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What websites upload and sell online records of guitar and piano music? [closed]

Can you advise, please, what websites upload and sell online original records of guitar and piano music (authored by unknown players) ? How much to pay for that and what websites are known as fake and ...
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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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Can I connect a UMC202HD Directly to my pc via the units rear outputs?

I see that there are many issues with win10/11 and drivers. I was wondering if I just use the USB for power and use an audio cable to connect the unit directly to my pc via the line-in?
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How can I use an extra tom microphone when using the Scarlett 18I20?

I need to be able to use an extra tom microphone for my Scarlett 18I20 interface. The problem is that I already have microphones for inputs 1-4 (Bass Drum, Snare, Tom 1, Tom 2) and then I have 2 ...
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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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Weird humming picked up by mic when trying to record just the amp

I recently got a SM57 mic and wanted to record my guitar amp. I have a Fender Frontman 25R. The mic is plugged into a Scarlett 2i2. I'm recording via GarageBand. Unfortunately, in a barebones signal, ...
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How dry does a rock/metal vocal have to be during recording?

Is dryer (= less room ambience including room modes and short first reflection times) always better for the final mixing result, or is there a threshold below which it simply doesn't matter, and the ...
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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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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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My microphone was falling off the table and I do not know if it is working properly

My microphone was falling off the table and I do not know if it is working properly ? I have a SAMSON Meteorite desktop USB microphone. There are no external causes on it. It just fell down many times ...
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Recording Digital Piano through Line Out to An Interface

I have a Roland Piano FP30X which has dedicated line out. While it has the feature such as recording to a flash drive, I am looking to understand how to record through an interface, which for my case ...
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing [closed]

I record much of my practice for my own study and it tends to be interesting at least to me when I make mistakes. However I find some of my errors are valuable teaching tools for me to learn from. ...
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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 a synth using PulseAudio

I followed the advice for using PulseAudio to solve this problem. I have worked with a couple of Linux software synthesizers like Amsynth, ZynAddSubFX, and Yoshimi and they are really capable ...
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Is Gould playing extra notes in Bach's Toccata in C Minor, and if so, why?

In Glenn Gould's recording of Bach's Toccata in C Minor, it sounds like he modifies the melody in the the right hand to add two extra notes You can hear it here. Is this just a Gould improvisation, ...
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switching from built-in audio to usb-codec

I'm using the free trial of FL Studio. When I go to options->audio settings->device... and change it from built-in input to usb-codec for my m-audio m-track solo, it doesn't use the usb-codec ...
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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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