Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of Conduct.

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

3
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

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?
1
vote
1answer
45 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
62 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
148 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
83 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
214 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
95 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
62 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
49 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
28 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
53 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
28 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
267 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

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.
1
vote
1answer
38 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
41 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
71 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

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. ...
38
votes
17answers
9k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
261 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
199 views

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 ...
8
votes
14answers
9k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
172 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
109 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
87 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
103 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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,
9
votes
2answers
297 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
39 views

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. ...
1
vote
3answers
65 views

MiniDisc to Mp3 recording [closed]

I have a Sony MD Walkman (model MZ-R3) and a whole bunch of minidiscs that I want to get the recordings off of. I would like to convert them to MP3, but I need a cable to connect the walkman up to my ...
2
votes
5answers
772 views

Will an XLR female to 1/4" TRS plug work to connect a dynamic microphone?

Can a XLR female to 1/4 inch adapter give power like a XLR input. I want to record dynamic mics into an line input. Will a TRS 1/4 inch cable give same level signal as xlr audio input.
4
votes
1answer
64 views

looking for an easy way to integrate recording and playing back into my practice routine

All. I'm a new (acoustic) guitarist trying to get some good practice habits into my day. I've heard that it's a good practice habit to start recording oneself, which I'd like to do, but less ...
1
vote
3answers
83 views

Which microphone to choose for normal recording

I'm confused between 2 low budget recording microphones. One has a sensitivity of 2mV/Pa and the other one has that of 2.5mV/Pa. Which one should be chosen? How does sensitivity affect sound quality?
0
votes
1answer
233 views

How do I record from a Casio keyboard with different sounds/instruments using multi-tracking?

How do I record different from a Casio keyboard to Audacity, where different sounds (bass, drums, piano, etc.) make up multiple tracks?
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Overall Latency — nothing happens?

My understanding of latency is that, if I'm recording vocals/guitar via a line-in, there will be some delay between my playing/singing and it registering with the computer; therefore, if the latency ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

What is the I Rig

I am interested in recording straight from guitar to my Ipad. I've seen the IRig for this but I am not sure what it is. Is the IRig simply an audio jack to 3.5mm converter? Will it amplify the ...
2
votes
2answers
95 views

Soft high pitched sound

Hi all i'm fresh here and this is my first post on this website. My name is mirko and i hope this is the right place to post this i have this problem here and i was hopiung to get an answer so if it ...
1
vote
4answers
155 views

How many microphones does it take to record an electronic drum kit?

I've read on this site that it takes several microphones to record a drum kit. How many mics does it take to record an electronic drum kit? Is it the same approach? What if it is plugged into an ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

It is possible to input two instruments simultaneously to iPad Bias FX?

I am asking this because i have the Fishman Rare Earth Blend Acoustic pickup and want to process the magnetic and the attached mic in separate channels.