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USA seller of "twin screened audio cable" or "two core screened cable?"

I need basically this. I'd rather order it from closer to home. My searches for this type of cable in the US haven't turned up anything, and I don't know enough about electronics to figure out what other names it might go by. I think it's a common type of cable so there must be something I'm missing. Thanks!
posted by univac on May 17, 2014 - 5 answers

What audio equipment do I need to make a vlog/podcast?

Any ideas for a good, cheap audio/video setup for vlogging/podcasts? [more inside]
posted by Sarah Lund's Jumper on Jan 11, 2014 - 3 answers

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

What's the best simple lavalier microphone setup to use with DSLRs?

I've been tasked with filming a series of seated "talking head" interviews using my DSLRs. What's the best way to create a minimal audio setup that will have acceptable quality, be reasonably easy to set up on location and to edit the final results, and also be reasonably cost-effective? [more inside]
posted by DaShiv on May 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Cheap conference room audio for non-profits

I need a better audio setup for a projector in a conference room for a non-profit with no budget. Seriously: we're poor. [more inside]
posted by Fnarf on Mar 28, 2013 - 28 answers

What's wrong? jacking mic and headphones for Frankenstein headset

I really want to combine my headphones with my microphone so that I can use it as a headset on my home phone. So I got a 3.5mm splitter and a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter so that I can plug the mic and headset together, then reduce it to 2.5mm so it can plug into my phone. It doesn't work. Why? More details inside... [more inside]
posted by cheesyburgercheese on Mar 8, 2013 - 15 answers

How can I use 2 microphones with only 1 input?

I use a wired lavalier mic that plugs into my camera with a mini-plug input. I'd like to use 2 mics for interviews - preferably on seperate channels. Is there a small box/mixer than can be the middleman between the mics and the camera? These aren't fancy XLR mics... they just have a basic mini-plug. Any help would be mucho appreciated!
posted by smelvis on Feb 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Help a home recording noob solve direct-input and monitor issues.

Help a noob figure out his home-recording troubles - I don't understand my M-Audio Profire DI or my reference monitors and a few other things. [more inside]
posted by critzer on Nov 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Please recommend a table-top microphone for interviews.

Please recommend a table-top microphone for recording interviews on a tablet PC. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Aligning a mic and audio buddy with Mint Linux

Great mic, nice pre-amp, sound card completely incompatible with Linux. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Dec 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Mobile phone audio cable w/ high quality mic

Does anyone make an audio cable w/ a high-quality mic (w/ noise canceling?) for use in the car w/ a mobile phone? [more inside]
posted by reddot on Jul 20, 2011 - 1 answer

What Microphone should I use in Rural Ghana?

What microphone should I use in rural Ghana? [more inside]
posted by justalisteningman on May 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Wind cover for iPhone?

I have been taking video with my iPhone 4 recently, but it's been windy so I get a lot of wind noise. What's the best way to go about reducing the wind noise, and/or how can I make a microphone cover/windscreen for the iPhone 4?
posted by Korou on Jan 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Suggest a podium microphone that is sensitive and won't pop.

Please suggest a replacement podium microphone with two main goals in mind: Reduce or eliminate popping noise from close talkers, and increased sensitivity for picking up people not speaking directly into it. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Oct 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Cheapo audio setup for small conference room (with wireless mics?)

I work for a nonprofit that rents out smallish space for other nonprofits to meet in. We have one room that's big enough that soft talkers are sometimes hard to hear in back, and one of those soft talkers has recently asked if I can set up a wireless lavalier mic for her. So I need to solve too problems: the mic system, and the amplification system. [more inside]
posted by Erroneous on Sep 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Could somebody please help me with my new headset and speakers?

Could somebody please help me with my new headset and speakers? [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Aug 1, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I mic my doumbek so that I can play in a band with other amplified instruments?

How can I mic my doumbek (hand drum) so that I can play in a band with other amplified instruments? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Where's a good, reputable, online place to rent professional/prosumer video and audio equipment?

Where's a good, reputable, online place to rent professional/prosumer video and audio equipment? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jul 7, 2010 - 5 answers

My iPhone case protects it from everything DOWNSIDE: Everything includes sound

iPhone Filter: Bestest external mic for my 3Gs?? BUT, it's in a bulky otter box defender case (Other audio questions as well) [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jun 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Please solve my audio/video recording conundrum.

I'm working on an art project and need to record some videos, add a separate audio track, and burn them to DVD. I have no idea how to do this. Complications inside. [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight on Feb 5, 2010 - 8 answers

What is the best Electronic News Gathering microphone for my Zoom H4n on a $150 budget? Also, critique suggestions I've already received.

What is the best Electronic News Gathering microphone for my Zoom H4n on a $150 budget? Also, critique suggestions I've already received. [more inside]
posted by DumbPoet on Sep 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Webcam recording softwrae

I need to record myself giving a presentation for school. My laptop has a built in webcam and microphone. What free Windows software would you recommend for this task?
posted by gocubbies on Sep 24, 2009 - 4 answers

EV RE50N/D-B mic + Olympus LS-10 recorder = hollow, tinny sound

Recordings made using an ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B microphone with my Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM Recorder sound quiet, tinny and hollow. Why could this be? [more inside]
posted by BugsPotter on Jul 26, 2009 - 9 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

Mic level vs. Line level FIGHT!

How do I build a microphone preamp for a Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by knowles on Jan 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Wedding Ceremony Microphone Setup

What type of microphone setup would work for an outside wedding ceremony? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Sep 11, 2008 - 8 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

Sound system gonna bring me back up, yeah...one thing that I can depend on

AudioEngineerFilter: I'm now in charge of a medium-sized (50 people) auditorium and the sound output system is okay, but the wireless mic system is limited to two mics (a handheld and a lavalier), and it needs upgraded...and quick! [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Feb 8, 2008 - 5 answers

How to hear my microphone in my headphones

How can I hear instantaneously what I'm recording with my microphone. [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Jan 31, 2008 - 11 answers

Please recommend a Belden alternative for my XLR cables

I'm about to make a bunch of XLR cables. I have everything but the cable and I'm hoping for some brand advice. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Oct 22, 2007 - 10 answers

How to audio record a meeting with 20 people in it.

Best setup for audio recording meetings with 20 people in them? [more inside]
posted by davidvan on Mar 13, 2007 - 6 answers

How to record a sing-along choir track without a pile of headphones?

Lo-fi group recording: how can I record a 6-8 person sing-along choir cleanly if I don't already own a bunch of headphones and splitters? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Feb 7, 2007 - 18 answers

Need wireless microphone advice!

Recommendations for wireless inexpensive microphone combos for small church. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Oct 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me find a clip-on microphone for my officiant to wear at my wedding.

Help me find a clip-on microphone for my officiant to wear at my wedding. [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Sep 5, 2006 - 5 answers

How can I record speech in stereo?

Oh, how I wish I could record in stereo, but as things stand, it's looking like it's going to have to be a mono-podcast. Help me get into both channels. [more inside]
posted by featherboa on Aug 4, 2006 - 13 answers

What's a good, cheap outdoor mic?

What's a good microphone for recording audio of outdoor TV interviews? [more inside]
posted by aaronetc on Jun 15, 2006 - 4 answers

Recording voice over demo on the cheap: USB or pre-amped mic?

I'm trying to determine the best bare bones microphone system for recording a basic voice-over demo cd for the smallest financial outlay possible. Is there a tremendous advantage to USB mics over 1/8" mics? Can I get decent quality without having to buy a preamp, or is phantom power the only way to go? Can a USB headset give me CD quality audio, more or less? [more inside]
posted by StrangeTikiGod on Mar 22, 2006 - 7 answers

Can I boost the line-in feed on my laptop?

PC Audio: How can I boost the audio coming in through my laptop's line-in? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Feb 7, 2006 - 17 answers

MXL 990

I dropped my MXL 990 condenser mic. The grill is slightly dented and the capsule inside has come loose. Can I repair it myself? Can I get it repaired in London? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 29, 2006 - 4 answers

The best microphone for recording vocals?

Can anyone recommend a high quality, reasonably priced, project studio microphone specifically for vocals? Are preamplification and compression as important as the microphone? [more inside]
posted by stagewhisper on Dec 20, 2005 - 16 answers

Best Mic for Recording a Discussion?

I'm clueless when it comes to audio recording - what's the best way to record about 1-2 dozen people, in a larger room, having a roundtable discussion? [more inside]
posted by jeresig on Aug 27, 2005 - 11 answers

48 or 12 Volts for my condenser mic?

MicrophoneFilter: Should I connect my MXL 990 condenser mics to preamps providing 12V or 48V of phantom power? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 25, 2005 - 2 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

Need help picking a microphone for recording interviews

I badly need a recommendation for an audio-recording instrument (and directional mike) for print interviews. Many thanks beforehand. [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Feb 15, 2005 - 15 answers

How do I connect a guitar and mic into a MOTO soundcard?

Guitarists and gearheads! I need assistance connecting an electric guitar and a microphone directly into a MOTU 828 soundcard. [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on Oct 12, 2004 - 10 answers

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