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Using a 13" MacBook Air as an audio delay.

This is for live sound at a party. I need to add a delay to a set of speakers to synchronize them with the main stacks. I don't have a digital console or an effects box capable of this. Could I use something like Audiomulch to do it? How would I set up my 13" MacBook Air so it won't shut don't or cut the audio for several hours? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Dec 26, 2013 - 8 answers

CD's not playing properly in my car?

When I burn a CD, some songs that sound fine in iTunes on my computer will inexplicably have between 3-20 seconds of 'silence' at the beginning, thus causing my car's CD player to skip them if I don't fast forward to the actual music...WTF? (do my best to give some Tech Specs inside!) [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Nov 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Audio editing software to easily and efficiently export brief MP3 clips?

Which OSX application will allow me to most efficiently set up the beginning and endpoints of MP3 files in order to extract brief audio clips? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Oct 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Best hard drive solution for mobile audio recording

Trying to decide what to get, here. I've got an interal 750gb 5400 rm drive in the MBP that very occasionally throws up the dreaded "drive too slow" dialog in Logic at only 6 or 8 tracks of 24 bit 44.1 kHz. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jul 12, 2013 - 16 answers

USB interface for vinyl conversion with a mac?

What device do I get to connect from preamp out to Mac via USB for better sound quality in converting cassettes and vinyl to digital media using my existing stereo and existing Mac mini? I don't want or need to buy a new sound system or computer. [more inside]
posted by brokeaspoke on Apr 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Music tempo adjustment software for Mac?

Can you recommend free/very cheap software for a Mac that allows me to slow down recorded music (mp3s) on the fly? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity on Jul 31, 2012 - 19 answers

Distorted recordings of live music

How do we fix the problem of an over driven microphone recording live music in bars. [more inside]
posted by txmon on May 22, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I convert audio from 3ga to mp3 on a Mac?

Mac question: how can I convert a 3ga audio file to mp3 or other friendly format? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Mar 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Connecting Multiple USB Microphones to a Mac Laptop

I need to find the best way to connect more than one microphone (probably two but it could be up to four) to a Mac laptop. I don't need studio quality but will be capturing voices and I'd like them to sound decent. The signal from the mics would need to be seen by Flash, for teleconferencing, and by the basic Apple OS applications (Quicktime, Garage Band, etc.) Is it possible to connect more than one USB microphone at a time, perhaps through a hub? If not, is there a simple external digital mixer that I can use? Is there an on-line store that specializes in this type of audio? And is the a wireless USB option?
posted by Jamesonian on Dec 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me become a bedroom musician

I'm a professional musician, but specifically a classical musician with essentially no experience with sequencing, recording, amplification, or anything to do with electronics. Can you tell me how I become a bedroom musician? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Oct 9, 2011 - 18 answers

Convert WAV to FLV audio only on Mac cheap?

[My friend has] a 771mb .wav audio file [he] desperately needs to compress into an audio-only .flv file. Is there a freeware, shareware or inexpensive software tool that will help [him accomplish] this? Big thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Apr 6, 2011 - 3 answers

How to extract multiple clips from an audio file

Simple, free, OSX tool for extracting audio clips from longer MP3s? [more inside]
posted by JPDD on Mar 3, 2011 - 6 answers

free mac app for no-hassle, spoken-word audio recording?

mac filter: (free) app for quick, easy mp3 audio recording of spoken word? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Dec 27, 2010 - 9 answers

How to edit out keyboard sound in GarageBand?

I have a mov file that I imported into GarageBand. It has male and female voices, and the sound of someone typing on a keyboard. How would I edit this keyboard sound out? FYI I know next to nothing about GarageBand, so keep it simple please.
posted by shivohum on Dec 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Play audio webfiles on remote speakers, help?

How do I play online audio files on remote speakers? Platform: OS X, Browser: Firefox. [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Oct 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Basic audio interface for Intel iMac

I do occasional audio recording with GarageBand. I just recently upgraded from a G4 tower to an Intel iMac w/Snow Leopard. I settled for analog audio in through the mic input on the G4 but I think I want to step up to digital input. I have an analog mixer, tube preamps, effects pedals, etc. so I don't need to have them in the audio interface. Midi I/O would also be nice but not necessary. What are my choices in a basic 2-channel Firewire(800)/USB(2.0) audio interface?
posted by tommasz on Aug 2, 2010 - 5 answers

How to sync iTunes libraries between computers to use a single external HD?

I have an external hard disk (a Western Digital My Passport), I have all my music in this drive and I want to be able to use it on my Mac and my girlfriend Windows machine, but I want to sync the library, with all the ratings, playlists, etc. Is that possible in any way? [more inside]
posted by Leech on Jun 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Sound advice for audio organisation.

OS X software for cutting, organizing and editing audio? [more inside]
posted by monocultured on May 9, 2010 - 9 answers

How to preset crossfades in a playlist?

Is there a music player software that lets you preset different kinds of crossfades for each track in a playlist? (Mac) [more inside]
posted by pablocake on May 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Audrio recording: We really hate crappy interface.

We have done some market research, and we are aware that digital audio recorders and Mac computers are not exactly friends or buddies. We want to do some reasonably priced field recordings, and mostly voice logging. An easy interface with iTunes would be a major plus. What have you used, and what do you recommend?
posted by ovvl on Mar 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me stereophonically multitask!

[MacFilter] Anyone know of a piece of OS X software that will allow me to independently set the audio balance (L-R) of different applications? [more inside]
posted by supercres on Feb 18, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I convert 5.1 AC3 to 6 WAVs?

How can I take 5.1 (or 7.1) audio from a DVD, encoded as AC3, and convert it so each channel is its own WAV file? (Mac solution preferred; Windows XP will suffice) [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jan 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Yeah, I realize I'm probably screwed

How can I fix unplayable MP3s recovered from a formatted hard drive? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Dec 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Where can I find attractive powered speakers?

Does anyone know of any attractive powered speakers? Ones that look like they belong on a bookshelf and not next to a PC? [more inside]
posted by bryanlacksfocus on Dec 16, 2009 - 14 answers

TOSLINK USB surround sound adapter + Mac OS X?

What is a good, working surround sound USB adapter for a Mac mini in a home theatre setup, which uses a TOSLINK connector? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 12, 2009 - 5 answers

What's the best wireless audio bridge / networked digital audio receiver that works on the Mac?

What's the best wireless audio bridge / networked digital audio receiver that works on the Mac? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Nov 29, 2009 - 1 answer

How to delay Mac sound output?

I want to delay the sound output from my Mac Mini so I can get it to sync with video from a different source. [more inside]
posted by i_cola on Aug 21, 2009 - 6 answers

I need an audio mixer for my mac!

[Mac Audio Filter] Help me find a software "mixer board" for my mac! Specifics inside [more inside]
posted by NeonBlueDecember on Jul 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Adobe Audacity vs Logic Express

Switched to Mac, looking for Adobe Audacity replacement. Should I go for Logic Express? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Apr 9, 2009 - 6 answers

electronica just doesn't do it for me

How can I create my own Couch to 5K running podcast? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Mar 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Howto record a meeting on a Mac?

This evening, I'll be sitting around a conference table with my PhD committee, getting feedback on some of my writing. What's the best way to record the session on my Macbook? [more inside]
posted by terceiro on Feb 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Make my home movies look less like bad kung fu

Why is iDVD ruining the audio of my home movies? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Feb 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Is there a Mac app that will let me draw (and listen to) a waveform?

Is there a (hopefully free) Mac app that will let me draw (and listen to) a waveform? I just switched to a Mac 4 months ago, and I remember there being all sorts of little audio tools that did stuff like this, but now I need one that will allow me to simply draw a waveform. Now, ideally I'd like to paste in graphical or vector shapes (photoshop or illustrator) and use those as the waveforms -this is really what I'm looking for - like a line to waveform ability. Would an oscilloscope-type software be more what I'm looking for, and would that allow me to "dial" between the drawn waveforms? Thanks!
posted by itchi23 on Jan 16, 2009 - 7 answers

How can extract audio from my DVD's on my mac?

How can I extract audio from DVD's on my mac? [more inside]
posted by fishthefly on Jan 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Vanishing iMovie Audio

My video project is due in 2 days, and out of nowhere, a bunch of my audio files in iMovie have become corrupt (I think). Is there any way to fix this, short of re-recording them? [more inside]
posted by rosken on Dec 2, 2008 - 8 answers

MacBook and Home Theater

Any ideas about a wireless (or at least fairly elegant) MacBook Pro/1080p projector entertainment system setup? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Nov 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Help my MacBook make sound again!

Possible solution to getting sound back on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by zacharyseibert on Nov 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Why can't I listen to conference calls on Yahoo Finance? (using Mac Safari/Firefox)

Why can't I listen to conference calls on Yahoo Finance? (using Mac Safari/Firefox) [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Oct 31, 2008 - 3 answers

Not Getting Famous on YouTube

I have a song I composed / recorded / etc. I'd like to make simple video by cutting together fragments of public-domain films with this song. I have a MacBook. How to get to point B? iMovie is crashing on every import. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Oct 29, 2008 - 2 answers

How can I listen to DSS audio files on my Mac?

How can I listen to DSS audio files on my Mac? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Oct 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me open a file.

Was sent an "untyped binary data" file with no extension. It's audio. Using a Mac, I've tried adding the .mp3, .aac, .wav extensions, and it won't open. What now? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Sep 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Why does Skype not want to take calls?

Important Skype Issue! I primarily use Skype for voicemails, however I am getting lots of complaints that Skype's line is busy. Every time I open Skype the preferences are set to only allow calls from people in my contact list. I keep setting them to allow calls from anyone and they keep going back to only accepting calls from people in my contacts list. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Which speakers should I get for my Mac?

I'm going to be relying on my iMac and the music stored on it for a while. I would like to get a set of speakers so that the computer sounds better. What reasonably-priced powered speakers have folks had success with? I'd rather not get a separate subwoofer. I'd be willing to get a small amp and use my small stereo speakers if all the other options are too crappy. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise on Aug 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Digital noise recording to Mac Pro

I'm trying to record audio on my Mac Pro from a hardware source using the digital Line In on the Mac, but am only getting "digital noise" as the recording. [more inside]
posted by wubbie on Jun 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Transcribe to Mac

Please recommend a solution for transcribing voice to text on my Mac. [more inside]
posted by segatakai on May 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Is there a cable that connects audio output (DVR) to audio input (MacBook)?

can I go directly from my earphone plug on my digital voice recorder to the microphone port on my Mac laptop? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Feb 12, 2008 - 4 answers

MultiMix8 on iMac OS X 10.4

Help fix my firewire mixer/recorder - MultiMix 8 on OS X only "seen" by the OS after a cold boot. [more inside]
posted by psychotic_venom on Nov 1, 2007 - 2 answers

Can anyone recommend a software oscilloscope solution for OSX?

Is there a reasonable software-based oscilloscope for the Mac? I need to record a video of approximately 20 seconds. [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Oct 22, 2007 - 5 answers

I need mp3 editing software

I need Mac software to let me edit out "stage talk" on some mp3s. [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Jul 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Reading a Blog About Audio Production Is Like Dancing To Metatalk

I'm looking for some 'informative' blogs about music production to add to my RSS reader. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by General Zubon on Jul 23, 2007 - 6 answers

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