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Logic Pro and multiple microphones on separate tracks

In Logic Pro, is there a way to add two Shure SM81 microphones (connected via Shure USB-to-XLR adapters) as separate tracks for recording? Currently, the only way I've been able to bring them into Logic Pro is as a merged or aggregate input device, which means the signals from the two mics are merged before going into one track. I do not want this, but instead wish to feed the signal from the two mics into two separate tracks. Is there a way to do this in Logic Pro with the equipment I have? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 22, 2013 - 7 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

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

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

Wireless audio for my computer and phone?

Which Bluetooth headphones will work well with an iPhone 4 and late-2008 iMac? [more inside]
posted by andromache on Oct 10, 2011 - 4 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

Can I record internet radio using OSX Terminal?

Is there a way to record mp3 audio streams (and ideally schedule such recordings) using Mac OSX Terminal? [more inside]
posted by subpixel on May 11, 2010 - 5 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

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

Does Cubase Mac FLAC?

How can I make Cubase play nicely with FLAC files on OS X? [more inside]
posted by motty on Dec 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Adding ADDITIONAL audio to an avi file

How do I add an additional audio track to a .avi movie file in OSX? I downloaded a full length movie, it had stereo channel audio, but one of the audio tracks was still missing, possibly the center channel that was lost from a surround sound mix when it was bounced to standard 2 channel audio. I now have the missing audio file and need to add it to the other two. [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Oct 25, 2009 - 5 answers

Get words to mah team!

Is it possible to connect a Jawbone headset via bluetooth to an intel mac bootcamp'd into XP? [more inside]
posted by razzamatazm on Sep 3, 2009 - 2 answers

I need to transcribe some stuff, get some audio from A to B

My library is doing oral histories with a Canon HD video camera, then migrating them into iMovie to eventually edit and burn to DVDs to store. I've been tasked with the tech-side of this, a job I'm woefully unqualified for. I need help converting iMovie files into some sort of audio format to transcribe them! [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Jul 23, 2009 - 8 answers

How to control airfoil remotely, possibly on iphone?

I know of only one app (remote buddy) that claims a plugin that would let you control airfoil on a mac remotely via an iphone but it does not work very well. Is anyone else doing this? [more inside]
posted by joshgray on Jul 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Video killed my audio stars

Plugging in an external monitor to my Macbook Pro kills the audio. What's up with that? And is there a solution that does not involve an expensive USB audio product? [more inside]
posted by larsks on Feb 16, 2009 - 9 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 to shorten an MP3 without clipping the ends?

I have an mp3 I'd like to use as a ring tone, but it's 2 seconds too long. I don't want to cut off the beginning or end, but is there some other way to shorten it to 30 seconds? What software (OS X please) can do this? I realize some options might make it sound slightly off, but it's a ring tone so I shouldn't be too bothered by it.
posted by howling fantods on Oct 26, 2007 - 12 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

My ears! My ears!

Some sound design questions to follow up on this golden moldy oldie... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Help Me Stop Watching My iPod With My Glasses Off, Please

Audio and video are out of sync on mp4s downloaded from Google Video about 80% of the time. Is there anything simple that I can do about this? OSX, by the way, and it's mostly for watching on my iPod.
posted by interrobang on Jul 16, 2007 - 2 answers

How can I make iTunes play louder?

How can I increase iTunes volume beyond the current maximum on my Powerbook G4? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jan 2, 2007 - 7 answers

Airtunes-like function on the cheap?

How can I make my music play on two Macs simultaneously? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Dec 31, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I burn copies of an audio CD with a .cue file on OS 10.4.8 using either Burn or Firestarter?

How do I burn copies of an audio CD with a .cue file on OS 10.4.8 using either Burn or Firestarter? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Dec 12, 2006 - 5 answers

Spoken-Word-Audio-Filter: What is the best way to get audio from tapes to my Powerbook?

Spoken-Word-Audio-Filter: What is the best way to get audio from tapes to my Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by plemeljr on Oct 9, 2006 - 4 answers

Normalize audio within imovie

Is there any way to normalize audio within iMovie? A plugin or something? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Jul 28, 2006 - 1 answer

Are there any OSX burning programs that let you edit the tracks on the fly?

Are there any programs out there for OSX that allow you to burn a standard audio disk from MP3 Files that also allow you to, within the program itself, do simple editing of the CD tracks? In other words, I don't want to edit the mp3 files, but I'd like to be able to do things like clip the start and end of the tracks a bit to cut out extra noise and/or adjust the timing of the transitions. Nero for the PC let me do this, but I haven't been able to find a single program for the Mac that lets me do the same thing.
posted by Envoy on Jul 11, 2006 - 11 answers

Flash Audio on OSX

I installed OS 10.4.7 the other day, and now Flash files are soundless—on all of my browsers. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Jul 3, 2006 - 5 answers

Why is optical digital audio locked at full on a Mac?

What prevents the volume control working on a Mac when the optical digital audio output is being used? [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah on Apr 2, 2006 - 10 answers

Broken Audio in Flash Movies

Help me un-break Flash movie browser audio under OSX. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Mar 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Switching Audio Outputs in OSX

Is there a way to quickly switch between audio outputs in OS X? I have speakers set up through a Griffin iMic, and I also have headphones that I plug into my iBook's headphone jack. Sometimes I like to be able to quickly switch from one to another. Currently I have to go to the sound preference pane choose from my options there. Obviously this isn't an enormous pain in the ass, but it would be nice if I could map it to a keystroke or something. I have Quicksilver and have fiddled with it a little, but if there is a way to make it do what I want, I can't figure it out.
posted by rossination on Feb 13, 2006 - 3 answers

Looking for good, software only, audio editing program for OSX.

Looking for good, software only, audio editing program for OSX. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Feb 1, 2006 - 12 answers

Better sound device management on OSX?

Is there a widget or other worthwhile utility out there that can give me slightly easier, and better, control of the "Sound" settings on my Mac? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Dec 15, 2005 - 10 answers

External audio for Powerbook?

I currently use the standard 3.5mm jacks on my Powerbook and would like to upgrade to a nicer set of inputs and outputs. [more inside]
posted by suitcase on Nov 14, 2005 - 6 answers

OS X MP3 player with good "shuffle" ability?

Looking for: OS X MP3 player with good ability to scroll through long files easily and accurately. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Unfair use.

How to capture audio from a DVD movie on MacOS Tiger? [more inside]
posted by dontrockwobble on Jul 13, 2005 - 7 answers

osx filter : Record sound out?

How can I record soundcard output on a Powerbook (10.4)? [more inside]
posted by 31d1 on Jul 6, 2005 - 6 answers

Recording sounds played through the speaker in OS X

I'm wondering what applications (preferably free) I would use in OS X 10.4 if I want to grab and record audio on its way to my computer's speakers. A band I like has part of a song available through a flash player on their site, but I don't want to have to be online to hear it all the time. I tried playing it through the speakers and recording that, but the quality was terrible -- is there a way to record the sound directly?
posted by teem on Jun 20, 2005 - 8 answers

Why won't my iRiver show up on the desktop?

I'm having problems mounting my iRiver on the (G4 iBook, OS 10.3.9) desktop. [more inside]
posted by Len on May 31, 2005 - 4 answers

Setting up a spoken word studio environment with a Mac

I have the latest PowerBook G4 and would like to set something up in my home to record spoken word. I'm looking for recommendations on preamps, microphones and maybe software. From what I have read GarageBand can record vocals just fine. Does anyone have any experience they could share on that subject as well? Cost isn't really an issue, but I don't need anything super fancy or complicated.
posted by whatevrnvrmind on Mar 17, 2005 - 7 answers

Why won't my internet browsers play sound?

OSXFilter. My girlfriend has a problem with playing sound in her browsers: "I just got a new G5 running Panther. I have Safari, IE, and Firefox installed, and suddenly none of them will play any sound. Flash, Java, media files, nothing makes sound when it's running through a browser. Other applications play sounds fine." [+] [more inside]
posted by kenko on Feb 10, 2005 - 11 answers

Free Plugin or Filter for Audio Hijack to Reduce Artifacts From Low-Quality Audio?

Is there a free VST- or AudioUnit-compatibile plugin designed to remove or reduce compression artifacts from low-quality audio being re-recorded at a higher bitrate? Or special settings for a specific filter that will do this? I need one for AudioHijack on OS X.
posted by Mo Nickels on Jan 20, 2005 - 6 answers

Recording RealPlayer Streams

How can I reliably record RealPlayer streams for later listening, on Mac OS X or Linux? [MI] [more inside]
posted by beniamino on Nov 21, 2004 - 9 answers

Audio editing on OSX

Audio editing on OSX: I have a 30 minute long .aiff file that I'd like to break into separate tracks and convert to mp3. I know that iTunes can handle the .aiff -> .mp3 conversion. Is there software that can do the 1 .aiff -> 6 .aiffs part? Or one that can do 1 .mp3 -> 6 .mp3s if I do the conversion first?
posted by Dreama on Oct 19, 2004 - 8 answers

Real media streams: Saving, splitting, converting to mp3?

My own blue thread makes me want to know how I can record these concerts (Real media streams) to my hard drive and then convert to MP3 and then break them up into individual tracks. I'm on OS X Panther and prefer iTunes but will download whatever.
posted by dobbs on Sep 19, 2004 - 9 answers

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