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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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Is CD audio quality good enough?

According to Wikipedia, the audio contained in a CD consists of two-channel signed 16-bit Linear PCM sampled at 44,100 Hz. Of course, both the sample rate and the bit depth could be increased to ...
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Is there any way to record sounds from keyboard as midi notes to DAW?

I've got some nice presets on my keyboard and I wonder if recording audio is the only option here? Is this possible to record these sounds as midi notes or is this kind of thing possible only in DAW ...
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Question about Sound Formats

so there seems to be a lot of different sound formats out there youtube is using 5.1. and there's also 6.11 7.1 10.2. with all these sound formats do you need to pay special action when you recording?
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How to record from a keyboard using (A-B) type cable?

I have a Privia PX-160 keyboard, and would like to record music and output the MIDI result to my device. I tried recording the music directly on my keyboard, and then transfer the MIDI file to my ...
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Recording a CD with piano improvisations [closed]

I have been playing piano for about 14 years and I am thinking to record a CD/album with piano improvisations. Is this a common thing to do? These songs will not necessarily have sheet music. I am ...
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What specification should I look in an audio interface for independent input recording?

I was using a PCI audio interface M-audio DELTA 1010LT, which had 8 input channels and it allowed me to record 4 independent inputs pairs, this is, the software recognized 4 sources (Line 1/2, Line 3/...
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How do I record a song that is already playing in audacity?

I am using the recent version of Audacity in Windows and I want to apply some effects to my audio(song). This effect is real-time and I have to record the audio while applying this effect. How to do ...
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Is syncing songs and recorded audio(playing instrument) illegal [migrated]

Sorry for this noob question. I'm planning to play instrument and sync/edit it with the original song/record and upload it in youtube. Im just wondering if this is illegal or not. Thanks you in ...
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How can I connect my electric guitar to a PC without using an audio interface?

I have an electric guitar and I'm trying to record music from it. I used audacity as the DAW and connected my guitar to my laptop using a 3.5mm to 6.5mm cable. But the computer doesn’t recognize it as ...
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Guitar Amplifier and Recording

Trying to test different recording techniques for my band, and was wondering about patching a guitar amp directly into my Behringer audio interface. The guitar amp had a "Preamp output", is that ...
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How to record multiple sequential fixed length clips?

If I want to, say, record 24 bars of guitar, how can I pre set it up such that I can hands-free play all 24 bars and let it get recorded into 3 8 bars clips? The closest I can think of is letting ...
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Musicians' jargon, on-stage communication

I’m translating a documentary about a Hungarian folk-jazz musician into English and there are a few words, which I am sure are very simple, yet which I simply cannot find a solution for anywhere on ...
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Piano recording at home for youtube [closed]

My daughter plays piano. So I want to record all her pieces at home and put them on YouTube, but I don’t know what I need to make decent recording. I have a Mason and Hamlin BB Piano, canon r800 ...
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Can I connect aux sends back into the mixer inputs?

I am considering getting a mixer for band practice. The model I'm looking at (Zoom L-12) has 5 individual submixes meant to be used as headphone monitoring outputs. What has struck me when I looked ...
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How do I record linuxsampler's ALSA output on Linux?

I have successfully connected my piano keyboard to Linuxsampler, loaded a high-quality GIG sampled instrument and outputted to my laptop internal speakers. I've followed the official documentation, ...
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Dynamic in vocal recording

What's a reasonable amount of difference between the loudest and quietest peaks I should go for in vocal take? When the singer goes from whsiper to scream for example. Would it be better to squash it ...
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How to record Roland Juno DS sounds onto a computer

I've been able to connect my JUNO DS-88 to my computer and can play and record sounds that GarageBand gives me. But I want to record sounds that my JUNO gives me, so if someone could tell me how in a ...
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Mircophone: mono or stereo [closed]

When we record and save audio using our cellphone's inbuilt microphone and it is saved in stereo, does it mean that it uses both the microphones in a smartphone? Can someone explain by what it means ...
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Help/Question about Microphone / Phantom power and audio interface

Just a quick short question, I have a USB audio interface (emu0202) which plugs into my pc but of course, the interface (emu0202) isn't 'Phantom Power' capable, So I wanted to know if it's possible ...
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Preamp and Rack System Question [closed]

Okay so i have the Tascam Us-1800 Preamp, im looking to add things to my rack setup to get better sound straight from the mic and not have to eq/compress digitally. I want to buy rack mounted eq/...
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Can I use my behringer umc202hd as a preamp for my mixer?

I currently have a behringer umc202hd audio interface and I'm looking to upgrade to a usb mixer (behringer xenyx q802usb). I'm doing this to give myself more mic inputs however, I don't want to waste ...
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Incorrect technique or signal chain noise?

I am getting a "hiss" noise from my amp sim after I play a note. This is not present in low gain. But gets pretty audible on higher gain. My signal chain is a guitar, interface, Logic pro with a ...
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Is redundancy used when live recording important performances?

From the wikipedia page about redundancy: [...] redundancy is the duplication of critical components or functions of a system with the intention of increasing reliability of the system, usually in ...
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uploading tracks for playback into multritrack recorder?+

I got a Zoom R16 recorder so i can collaborate with long distance band members. They recorded their parts and then sent me the files over email so I can record my tracks, But i cant figure out how to ...
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Midi and interface connectivity question

I own a MacBook Pro with 2 USB ports. I have it connected to an external monitor and have its lid off below the base the monitor sits on. To it I connect my Scarlett Solo 2 Audio Interface on one USB ...
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Can Ableton add another instrument layer every time a loop repeats whilst live?

Say I'm working with an 8-bar drum beat. If I want to add another instrument layer on top I must stop recording the drums, arm the new instrument, and then press the record button, wait for the count-...
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Trying to use USB guitar cord in Windows 7

I was given an Ibanez Acoustic/Electric for Christmas. I don't think it was brand new, but it looks and sounds great. I want to use this: Which I got from Amazon for like $12. When I plugged it into ...
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Software newbie needs help with sound libraries

I am a complete newbie with home recording so I need to understand a couple of things. I want to record my guitar using software such as GarageBand or Logic Pro. One way to do it is to directly ...
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What is the definition of Mid-side stereo as compared with X-Y stereo?

Perhaps someone can explain the difference between Mid-Side stereo miking technique and X-Y stereo miking technique and explain which technique is actually a more accurate reproduction of the original ...
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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. That one chord sounds ...
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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 ...