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Questions tagged [recording]

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

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Can you recognize this famous song from the '80s? [migrated]

So basically I've heard and recorded this guitar cover of a song. It's just one minute, I know I've heard it before but I can't come up with the title of this song! I guess it's from the '80s, ...
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What are the differences between live and separate instrument recording in a studio?

I want to record a song, and I have no clue which is the better choice: Recording of each instrument/vocal separately (by several band members) or all together in one room, well separated, and do the ...
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Am I hearing things in these two Michael Jackson songs?

My dad and I noticed something: On Michael Jackson's "Burn this Disco Out", there's a certain chord that occurs before the track fades out. The chord sounds slightly ...
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How to retain midi quirks in final recording with Logic Pro

I've got a song that I'm working on which has an Alchemy (Descending Below) synth track. At the end of the song, I do a progressive tempo slowdown, ending at about 5bpm. When the synth track ends, ...
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Are there mics that need an external sound card or audio interface?

I've bought an acltron mc410. It's a FET condenser mic that requires phantom power. I hooked it up to phantom power with XLR to XLR and connected the power to the laptop with XLR to 3.5mm audio jack. ...
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Making video with a clear audio [closed]

I have a Yamaha P-45 digital piano. Can anyone please suggest me how to make a video of playing piano with clear sound quality? Also I want the video to be trimmed from the starting and ending and ...
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How to reproduce 3d sound(holophonic) in room?

I have a task to reproduce recorded 3d sound inside a room, for the actors, which will possibly be located in the center. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holophonics Could you suggest how to position ...
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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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Basic Home Rec Set Up

Newbie in desperate need of advice! I want 24 bit studio quality recordings on a budget. Tough ask! Mainly for Voice overs & vocals. Here's my current plan: SHURE SM57--> FETHEAD PREAMP--> ...
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Record multiple mics on one line

Is there a way I can connect two or more headset microphones to a single jack to record drums?
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Has Debussy really recorded his own works?

I have heard some recordings on youtube which are attributed to Debussy himself playing between 1904 and 1913. However, the quality (even remastered) is exceptionally good, especially in high and low ...
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Long notes without hardware

I really want to record a lick which is actually an arpeggiated chord where each next note is played over previous while all of those notes remain ringing. I don’t have any hardware like sustain or ...
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I want to mix a friend's 96kHz .w64 files from Sonar but Logic Pro X can't read them

My friend records jams at 96kHz using Cakewalk Sonar on a PC, and the audio is saved as .w64 (Sony format). I offered to mix the tracks but my Mac's Logic Pro X DAW can't read the files. There are ...
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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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Why do guys record output from po-33 to tascam dr 05 and not to the computer [closed]

I saw a lot of videos on YouTube and no one records to the computer Quality will be different or what?
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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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Audio Interface and USB Mic

Am I able to use my USB mic and an analog audio interface at the same time? I have just purchased a USB to start my home studio, and planned on soon getting an interface. Should I ditch the idea of ...
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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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Best practise for setting up a home studio

I'm a guitarist and I'm looking for a better home studio setup. When I'm playing my guitar I go either directly in my amplifier or into my audio interface. When I go directly in my audio interface I ...
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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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How to record guitar and voice in laptop?

I want to record guitar (using line cable) and my voice(using earphone's microphone) on my Dell laptop(which has only jack) both at same time. Is there any way to do it in the cheapest way? Thanks in ...
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Large diaphragm condenser mic without pop filter

I see some artists singing into a large diaphragm condenser mic without pop filter and can hear no 'popping sounds' even though they are singing quite closely to the mic (see ...
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If I buy an “MP3”, is that equivalent to getting a CD or is it lower quality? [closed]

On Amazon I can buy "MP3s" of individual songs. Is that equivalent to buying a standard music CD, or am I getting lower quality if I buy an MP3 and I need to buy the CD if I want the highest quality ...
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What is the wall of sound on many early 60's pop records

Phil Spector is noted for his distinctive "wall of sound" on the records that he produced in the early sixties. What is it and how did he achieve it?
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Do classical recording artists learn and record each piece separately and then compile an album later?

Or do they learn all the pieces to perfection and then record them in longer sessions? For example, I am currently listening to Ronald Smith's complete Chopin compilation and it made me wonder if it ...
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Do analog mixers produce more noise than digital mixers?

We are recording interviews inside a studio setup. Mostly 2 people or a maximum of 6 people will participate. The noise floor is around 55-60dB, and we want to reduce it to at least 80-85dB. Shall we ...
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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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How to record voice over existing voice tracks using Audacity

I am trying to record singing using Audacity. Once I hit the record button is record my singing, but how to I overlay the existing recording if I wanted to keep parts of the tracks and re-record some ...
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Recording the parameters of a mix

Is there any DJ software available that allows you to record the parameters of a mix -- the offset and speed of the audio inputs, the levels of the left and right channels, the position of the ...
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Logic (or possibly general production) terminology - what does 'recorded box' mean?

I'm a singer and have been talking with a producer via email in regards to exchanging ideas/melodies on Logic. I just need to clarify what he means when he said 'Just some basic ideas with recorded ...
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What do I need for my condenser microphone to work correctly?

Now, I do know this question had been asked a thousand times, but I do have other questions along with it, so here it goes. Couple of months ago I've bought a condenser microphone which I am ...
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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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Do I necessarily need an audio interface to record sound from my Nord Lead A1 on a MacBook Pro 2016?

I have an analog modeling synthesizer with cool sounds that I can create myself. I want to record them on my mac. The midi port only transfer midi so that's out of the question. Then there is a usb ...
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USB sound card's microphone does not pick up anything from amplifier

So here's my setup right now. My electric guitar is connected to my amplifier using the standard 1/4" jack cord. The amplifier has a 1/4" headphone socket at the back, and I connected it to a USB ...
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Behringer Xenyx 802 Mixer into Roland VT-3

I'm trying to figure out what the easiest way to add the Behringer Xenyx 802 into my current audio path. Currently I have my XLR mic plugging into my Roland VT-3 and then that going into my PC. ...
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Will playing without mistakes at all become easy for me in the future?

I've been playing the piano for around an year, practicing at least an hour on a daily basis I want to upload piano covers just like the ones I see in YouTube which I admire and they got me into ...
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Recording from VCV Rack using Logic Pro X

I'm using VCV rack on MacOS High Sierra to create some synth patches and I want to record them. From a quick Google search, I found that Soundflower is a way to record the sound output from one ...
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How to record youtube audio to ableton live 10? [closed]

I have ableton live 10, and is configured to use ASIO4All because i use an external device (UPhoria UM2 from behringer). And i'm using onboard device to hear some music from youtube, etc. What i ...
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Why do people, not devices, play music?

When I see how a person plays music by reading musical notation, the question arises why devices could not play it instead? I do not mean playing music already recorded by people, but doing it from ...
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Play live and loop

My goal is for my friend to be able to record himself playing drums and loop what he just played, so that then he can go sing on a microphone (so everything is "live"). Not only drums, but I'd also ...
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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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Do I need an audio interface to play only voice/keyboard?

I have a CASIO CTK-6200 and I've been testing its line outputs. Used a cable and connected to my mobo (Gigabyte 990XA UD3). The quality of audio is pretty decent. I'm going to buy a mic now, and since ...
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Setup for project reusing old PCs?

this is my first question here on this Q&A, so great that it exists - I've been avid user so far for other subjects. I have a project in mind where I want to reuse old PCs to make music. There ...
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Disabling Mic before exporting from DAW

Sorry if this not the right place to ask this question..but i was just wondering how necessary is it to disable the microphone before exporting recorded audio from DAW to wav,mp3,midi,
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Why was Le Concert Spirituel playing out of tune at Proms 2012?

I know it sounds like an odd question, but I was listening to a recording of Handel's music for the Royal Fireworks (available here on Youtube), and there are sections where the horn players are ...
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How to Hook up M-Audio 2x2 Mtrack with Yamaha MG10XU MIxer for recording via laptop

I want to connect an M-Audio M Track 2x2M audio interface to a Yamaha MG 10 XU analog mixer, and record live using Cubase LE. Is this possible?
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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. ...