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Touch-screen app for sound file playback

Is there an Android app out there that would allow you to touch the screen (either a big icon or the entire screen) that would play back a selected sound file when tapped? The quicker the response time the better. And if it has options for multiple zones (like making a custom-made Simon), even better.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Feb 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Please help me with audio as if I'm a n00b.

Please help me with audio as if I'm a n00b. I have a couple components from the mid-90s and a 2007 iMac and I want to do a few specific things. [more inside]
posted by bendy on May 27, 2011 - 8 answers

What's the best quality podcast recording solution under these circumstances?

Starting a podcast (spoken word) and suddenly have the opportunity to interview the exact people I really shouldn't be "practicing" on. I'm a radiophile, want decent sound, but have no time to learn the technical side of sound recording before my interviews in a few days. Can I spend a little up front to make decent sound or do I just need to spend more? [more inside]
posted by lotusfeet on Mar 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Looking for a primer on digital video.

Primer on digital video codecs, containers, etc. While working with video on my Linux PCs, I am often confused because I just don't know much about all the different video formats (MPEG 4, h.264) "containers" (OGG, AVI) the different kinds of compression, how the audio and video stay in sync, what various terms like "muxing" mean, and so forth. I'm looking for a good document that explains all these things to someone with little knowledge of it. A web document, book, Wikipedia article, etc. would be good. I just don't know where to start to see how these things fit together. Thanks.
posted by massysett on Nov 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Please help me fix my audio recording that has the volume too high...

I have a Zoom portable digital audio recorder. I recorded a live band, but the volume level was too high, and now it sounds muffled. Is there anything i can do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by foodybat on Sep 20, 2010 - 6 answers

How should I wire my home theater setup?

Home theater conundrum. Ok, so, what's the best way to wire this up? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Sep 17, 2010 - 24 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

What happens when digital audio is pressed to vinyl?

More and more bands these days are releasing their albums on vinyl, which I think is really cool. However, isn't most recording these days digital? In that case, does the vinyl copy provide any auditory advantage? [more inside]
posted by mekily on Jul 22, 2010 - 22 answers

Hard drive to use with Fostex D2424LV MKII?

What hard drives can I use with a Fostex D2424LV MKII digital recorder? [more inside]
posted by setanor on Apr 22, 2010 - 1 answer

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

How do I go about creating some speech synthesized audio files of a handful of made-up words?

I need to create about 8 gender-neutral, speech-synthesized audio files of variants of a made up word for a research project I'm working on. What program should I use to do this? Is there a really simple way to complete this task? What's a good resource or tutorial that I can walk myself through? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 5, 2010 - 11 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

Best digital audio recording device for elderly people?

Best digital audio recording device for elderly people? [more inside]
posted by 1001 questions on Sep 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Should I buy a suspension mount for my Blue Snowball microphone?

I'm about to start recording an audiobook / podcast. I've settled on Blue's Snowball microphone, and thanks to previous questions here I know that a pop filter is vital. Should I also buy the Snowball's suspension mount? [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Jul 22, 2009 - 14 answers

Is there a radio to receive DTV audio?

Posting for a friend:

"I own a Sony ICF-C113V bedside clock-radio that receives television signals from the soon to be obsolete VHF channels (2-13). Does anyone know if there is a clock-radio solution on the market yet that receives the audio portion of the DTV television signals in a clock-radio footprint? I have an iHome which I use as my primary clock-radio for alarms and music (iPod), but would still like the option to listen to television periodically."
posted by ThyroidBob on May 28, 2009 - 9 answers

The sound from a movie download comes out of two speakers, but what about 5.1?

These days a lot of movie viewing takes place from digital files sitting on a computer and downloaded from BitTorrent. In this environment, is it worth having a 5.1 type surround sound audio decoder? Do most of the movie files on BitTorrent come encoded as multi-channel surround sound these days? And to output 5.1 digital surround from a computer what does one need? A special sound card? Some kind of surround sound decoder separate attached to the computer via its optical out?
posted by skylar on May 4, 2009 - 11 answers

The route to better transcription

Looking for your transcription hints and tips! [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Apr 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Accessible playlists

How would one go about creating a playlist akin to a mixtape (ie with specifically ordered songs), to share with a friend via thumb drive/zip file? [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett on Feb 25, 2009 - 3 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

A digital version of Janis Ian's "Ginny the Flying Girl"

Anyone know where I can get the song "Ginny the Flying Girl" by Janis Ian, short of buying an out-of-print Sesame Street LP? [more inside]
posted by suimin on Oct 23, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me pick an audio workstation

So I want to buy a standalone digital audio workstation for a small but serious project studio, and I'd love feedback from folks with hands-on experience. I've narrowed the choices to Yamaha's AW1600, the Boss BR-1600CD, and the newish Zoom HD16CD. Of course there is . . . [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Sep 23, 2007 - 9 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

Digital voice recording

Recommendations for mobile sound recording on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Jul 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Recording Phone Interviews

Advice on a portable digital recording device. Mostly for recording phone interviews (and not for broadcast), but I'd like something easy to mic, Mac compatible, and not overly complicated or fussy. (Not the first time asked, I know, but the state of the art does change so fast.) [more inside]
posted by aaronwsj on Jun 1, 2007 - 10 answers

CORRR-ECT!

I'm looking for a sample pack of all of the words/letters/numbers/phonemes from a Speak n' Spell (and/or derivatives). I'm not looking for crazy circuit bent samples... just something I can piece together words/phrases out of. Surely someone has done this. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Jan 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Why Are My Headphones Picking Up Digital TV?

I hear voices in the static... and they're laughing. [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Jan 18, 2007 - 6 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

how do I best get static off old tapes that I can't let out of my sight?

How do I best convert borrowed valuable audiotapes into a hiss and static reduced output? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Sep 26, 2006 - 7 answers

Audio Interface for Mac G5

AudioFilter:Looking for a high-quality audio interface to receive two mics in to my Mac. [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Nov 10, 2005 - 9 answers

How do I get a digital recording to sound like the original?

How do I get a digital recording to sound like the original? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Sep 15, 2005 - 12 answers

mov to mp3

Anyone know how I can create an .mp3 of the audio from a .mov video file on the same pc?
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket on Mar 18, 2005 - 6 answers

Which manufacturers make well-built home theater equipment at a reasonable price?

Over the past several years, I have been burned by poor quality in home electronics from various manufacturers. I have purchased pieces by Sony (home stereo), Panasonic (theatre-in-a-box) and RCA (various pieces of junk), and all have given out in one way or another far too quickly for my liking. In a renewed attempt to build a proper home theatre system (DVD/CD, receiver, speakers, etc), and recognizing that I haven't the money for really high-end stuff but will avoid anything cheap, I seek outside opinions as to which manufacturers are making products that are of reasonable quality, and reasonably priced. Your experiences, please.
posted by danwalker on Feb 4, 2005 - 23 answers

I need a low-end digital voice recorder!

Please help me purchase a reasonably priced, low-end digital voice recorder [m.i.] [more inside]
posted by naxosaxur on Dec 9, 2004 - 7 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

Merging Video and Sound

How do I merge an .m2v video file and a .wav sound file into a single, coherent MPG2 file? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Aug 11, 2004 - 11 answers

I have a mystery CD burner; how do I tell what model it is? Also recommendations for free CD burner programs?

I've just bought a CD-Burner from ebay. No maker's mark on it, so how can I tell what model it is? (lots of serial numbers all over it). Also, I need a good CD burning program. Can anyone recommend any free applications? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Mar 31, 2004 - 11 answers

Stripping audio from .avi videos

I am trying to strip audio from digital video clips I've captured, and having no success. The captured clips are in .avi format, and my sound editing software is CoolEdit 2000. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by beth on Feb 29, 2004 - 2 answers

What's the best software for recording real audio streams and converting to mp3?

What's the best software for recording real audio streams and converting to mp3?
posted by echelon on Dec 11, 2003 - 8 answers

Digital Audio Recording

I'm thinking about doing a bit of home recording & have been pondering 4-tracks & the like for a few weeks. Lately, though, I've been thinking it'd make more sense to do it all digitally through my computer & not worry about tapes & stuff. Given the need for hardware and software, what can fellow MeFites recommend that might set me back less than, say, $300?
posted by zempf on Dec 10, 2003 - 11 answers

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