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Computer speakers?

Since 90% of my music listening happens at my computer, I've decided it's foolish to keep using the budget Zoltrixound speakers I've had for several years. Can I expect half decent audio from the new $100 range systems offered by Altec Lansing? I've read reviews that suggest they're surprisingly good. Will the sub-generated bottom end sound anything close to natural? I'm open to any and all suggestions.
posted by davebush on Sep 1, 2006 - 18 answers

Curbing feedback.

I've been roped into doing sound for a live music night at a pub in town. I haven't the vaguest idea what I'm doing. Having played in venues with horrible sound dudes, I know how frustrating it can be. I would like not to be that horrible sound dude, if at all possible. Can those of you with experience pass on some vital wisdom, or whatever helpful information you can? Thanks. [more inside]
posted by Evstar on Sep 1, 2006 - 15 answers

What's cool to do in a house wired with RG-6 and Cat6?

Home networking wizards: What cool stuff can be done when a house is wired with RG-6 and Cat6? Not just vanilla internet and file sharing. What wired activities and equipment do you love or covet? [more inside]
posted by Dave 9 on Aug 31, 2006 - 8 answers

Get this Mother^$(*ing Thump out of my Mother$*(#ing car!

Very strange electrical noise getting into radio on newly imported 1997 JDM Toyota Tercel hatchback. Radio replacement is imminent, but there's [more inside]
posted by toxic on Aug 29, 2006 - 5 answers

What is a "starving plate" design?

In tube ciruitry, what is a "starving plate" design?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 27, 2006 - 2 answers

Er, I've never heard Eruption played like that before!

Help me play the piano like the Edge plays guitar. Or Eddie Van Halen. Or... [more inside]
posted by Bearman on Aug 26, 2006 - 17 answers

Seeks Latin (or Greek) video audio

Has anyone ever produced a movie with wholly Latin language dialogue? Not just snippets (e.g. Passion of the Christ), but a clear better-than-fifty-percent on-going conversation. (Productions of Latin plays definitely acceptable.) Second best would be extended audio only. (I did a post once with snippets- I'm looking for extended play, something commute worthy, say.) Finally, repeat above questions for ancient Greek. (There is a video of Medea by the NY Greek drama Company (1986, good luck finding it now). Anything of that sort would be of interest.) Thanks in advance.
posted by IndigoJones on Aug 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Legality of public restaurant unmarked audio/video surveillance

What are the (US/WA/Seattle) laws regarding video, and audio, surveillance in a restaurant- of both employees and customers? [more inside]
posted by hincandenza on Aug 24, 2006 - 10 answers


Why don't more songs use total stereo seperation of different instruments? It worked for the Beatles. Why did they use it so extensively when few others seem to have?
posted by riotgrrl69 on Aug 23, 2006 - 36 answers

Help me with my VirtualFlub? Can't process AVI's with MP3 audio tracks

How do I convince VirtualDub to work on AVI's with MP3 audio? Alas, not too much [more inside]
posted by baylink on Aug 23, 2006 - 15 answers

Is the headphone plug on my iPod doomed?

Is the headphone plug on my iPod doomed? I just bought new earbuds to replace some old ones that I use with my 2nd gen. iPod and there's no sound in the left channel. [more inside]
posted by box elder on Aug 23, 2006 - 4 answers

In-browser, off-line mp3 player?

I'd like to play .mp3 files on .html pages in a browser without opening the files in a media player (off-line, too.) Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by imposster on Aug 22, 2006 - 14 answers

Normalize My Audio

I want to normalize the audio output of my DVD player within a certain range. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by escher on Aug 22, 2006 - 15 answers

In with the old

How can I convert Mac OS9 sound files to mp3 etc? [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling on Aug 19, 2006 - 3 answers

DIY DVD Commentary

Help me create my own commentary track for a DVD movie. [more inside]
posted by crypticgeek on Aug 18, 2006 - 6 answers

Homemade multi-zone Muzak for home ideas?

What's the best and least expensive way to setup a zoned audio system for my house -- MUZAK for the home -- with up to five different music channels playing in different rooms of the house. Preferably without having to wire the place. So wireless. [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Aug 18, 2006 - 7 answers

The Theremin Dilema!

Help me find somewhere online to purchase a theremin, preferrably cheaply. I'd just be a beginner, so great magical quality isn't an issue. Also, I have no problem with age as long as they function. There's aslo [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Aug 16, 2006 - 6 answers

How to listen in the car without an installed stereo?

I have an old car with no radio and would like to start listening to books on CD and music on the way to work. The car is on its way out, so I don't want to install a CD player if I can avoid it. What are some other convenient, inexpensive options to would allow me to listen without being dangerous.
posted by GernBlandston on Aug 9, 2006 - 14 answers

I'll take "A New Stereo" for $200, Alex.

So, the stereo I won on Jeopardy is about to break...what should I replace it with? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Aug 8, 2006 - 17 answers

Make it stop!

Why is my Mac G5 picking up radio signals? [more inside]
posted by squirrel on Aug 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me strip my DVD

Is there a relatively easy way (on a Mac or PC) to strip the audio from a DVD for the purposes of creating an MP3 file (or files) that can be listened to on my iPod? [more inside]
posted by ryanhealy on Aug 7, 2006 - 3 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

Hot to get internet digital radio via non-computer routes?

Hi all, longtime lurker, first-time poster. I’m keen to sort out our home with digital radio access, but some seemingly incompatible demands have got me stuck. [more inside]
posted by mywinningsmile on Aug 3, 2006 - 9 answers

Some questions about audio recording

Another audio recording question, this time regarding some technical aspects of Guitar Rig [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Aug 1, 2006 - 5 answers

How can I convert my AAC and MP3 audio files to FLAC?

Is there a tool I can use to convert my archive of music from AAC and MP3 to FLAC? [more inside]
posted by Colloquial Collision on Jul 31, 2006 - 11 answers

Am I damaging my hearing?

Often when listening to music or a film on my in-ear (ipod) headphones I fold my ears forward and hold them. Is this damaging my hearing? [more inside]
posted by oxala on Jul 29, 2006 - 6 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

What type of music is it?

i been jammin out to the Firestarter soundtrack by MoozE, and before that i was listnin to the OST's from Quake 2, and Quake 3 Arena.... i love this type of music! ok, so here's my question, what type of music is this? i'm asking because i want to find more
posted by xteraco on Jul 27, 2006 - 14 answers

iriver firmware update -to rockbox or not to rockbox?

I have an iriver Hp-140. I've had it for nearly two years and I haven't updated the firmware. I know I should do this, but should I update using iriver's firmware or rockbox? [more inside]
posted by ob on Jul 27, 2006 - 16 answers

Linux music software.

So, what's the state of music production software in Linux? What are people using? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jul 27, 2006 - 6 answers

What should I listen to?

I spend most of my work day listening to interview and essay type radio shows on the internet. My favorite, of course, is This American Life. I also love Fresh Air . I've checked out Radio 4 a little, and sometimes I listen to Democracy Now and even more rarely Air America. Keeping in mind what I already like, what else would you recommend I listen to? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jul 26, 2006 - 41 answers

Powerbook : Audio In

I'd like to record music (multiple synths, mics, etc.) with my Powerbook, which has one 1/8 input. Should I run everything through a mixer, and run the mixer out directly to the Powerbook in? Or should I run the mixer out to something like a MAudio firewire box? [more inside]
posted by four panels on Jul 24, 2006 - 4 answers

Where in Northern Virginia should I go for a new car radio?

Where in Northern Virginia should I go for a new, installed car radio? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Jul 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Reel-to-reel audio tape desires loving transfer to contemporary format

Old (circa-fifties) reel-to-reel audiotape: how do I read it and get it on CD or hard disk? [more inside]
posted by gkostolny on Jul 14, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me get started making drum and bass/idm.

MuFi has got the best of me - help me get started making electronic music, particularly drum 'n' bass/idm. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jul 12, 2006 - 15 answers

Audio/video stuttering

Audio and video has recently started stuttering on my computer. It might have something to do with the installation of new hard drive on Monday. It seems to be worse in some applications than others. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Jul 12, 2006 - 9 answers

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

Convert video+ppt to mp4 for Ipod?

How do I convert a window media presentation (AVI + PPT presentation) to a single MP4 file to play back on an iPod? [more inside]
posted by fintanc on Jul 11, 2006 - 3 answers

Do I need a special power cord for my hi-fi system?

Does it make sense to use a special power cord for hi-fi equipment? I'm a novice hi-fi enthusiast, and I've read that you should replace the stock power cords that come with your audio equipment, using designated hi-fi power cords (like those made by AudioQuest or Cardas) instead. But I'm wondering if laying out all that money will actually make an appreciable difference in sound quality to someone who isn't an audio engineer. My hi-fi system consists of a Cambridge Audio receiver & CD player and Hsu Research's Ventriloquist 6.1 speakers and subwoofer. My speaker cables & interconnects are AudioQuest.
posted by zembla3 on Jul 10, 2006 - 26 answers

the is what we call the zip zap rap

Is there a way to play my ipod through my computer? [more inside]
posted by Kifer85 on Jul 10, 2006 - 11 answers

Extremely Menacing Vibrations

Merging PC audio sources? [more inside]
posted by prostyle on Jul 7, 2006 - 4 answers

How to rip audio only from a dvd.

How to rip audio only from a dvd. [more inside]
posted by heartquake on Jul 5, 2006 - 6 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

Audio problems with mac os x

How do I get Imbedded Flash audio/video to work again on my computer running mac os x (10.4.7)? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on Jul 2, 2006 - 4 answers

Concert Audio Distortion- reduce to better than average

Live Concert footage recorded w/Casio exilim 7.2 meg. Audio is on a scale(1-10) 7-8 distorted. I can extract from source. I have roxio 8 and demo of sony-vegas. Is it possible to reduce distortion at least enough to be decent. 3-4 (or better ) on the same scale? Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. Will trade for said footage. The band is Mutemath, and Vedera.
posted by proph8 on Jun 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Demo Coding, and Audio... uh, playing

1.I'm looking for "demo coding" specific websites... i've seen a few that were lame, like, i wouldnt consider gamedev.net a demo coding site... oh, and by demo i mean graphics demo, like the ones seen on pouet.net. 2.a link to the smallest audio player you can think of, must play ogg, mp3, xm, it, mod, and s3m... the smallest i've found is called xmplay on un4seen.com, its 250kb or so
posted by xteraco on Jun 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me wire this crazy-ass layout for surround sound...

Help me inexpensively and at least somewhat discreetly wire my place for surround. The problem: Really challenging room layout and a tight budget. [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Jun 26, 2006 - 16 answers

Build my own touchscreen-capable multizone system to distribute audio from a NAS or a Mac?

Build my own touchscreen-capable multizone system to distribute audio from a NAS or a Mac? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Jun 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Animation of an Audio Tape

I am looking for an animation of a turning audio tape. Any suggestions?
posted by mitocan on Jun 22, 2006 - 4 answers

Porting from Vivo Audio

How can I port audio in the old Vivo format into something that will play with modern audio players? Let's say I don't have the original files. [more inside]
posted by Taken Outtacontext on Jun 16, 2006 - 2 answers

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