Why is my mp3 voice recording riddled with skipping? [more inside]
I would like to use a motion sensor/occupant detector to trigger scripts in a Linux box. I'm open to using a web cam, building something with an Arduino, modifying a commercial motion sensor, etc. [more inside]
Smart phone question: Is it possible to be directed to a website and have a sound play on loop automatically (I suppose through Flash or HTML5). [more inside]
I am confused about The Doors catalog. There are many versions. I am not sure which is the best. I know "best" is subjective. What I mean is not altered with remixing but simply the best remastered. Or if the original releases are still considered the best. I have the "Perception" set but saw a previous box from 1999 that I've read is better quality. Any input? This may be your opinion but your opinion is appreciated.
Computer/Electronic/AudiophileFilter: I just finished my first build of a computer. When I plug in my computer's onboard sound into my receiver through the standard 3.5mm audio jack and output to two KRK monitors and a sub, I get screeching/scrambling from the speakers that drives me nuts. It basically sounds like I can hear my processor. This doesn't happen with headphones. Lots more inside. [more inside]
One of my Soundbridges died. What's a decent network audio player to replace it with? [more inside]
My husband and I have gotten absolutely addicted to Yale history prof David Blight's course on the American civil war on iTunes U. Help us find more courses like this, preferably in the humanities. What are your favorites?
Where should I go in the Twin Cities to buy an audio-video setup to fit a somewhat specific situation? [more inside]
How do we fix the problem of an over driven microphone recording live music in bars. [more inside]
Is there a basic online DAW that my friend in another city and I can use to collaborate on music? We want to do an album in 24 hours, and we're looking for a site where we can upload parts of audio tracks we are working on and do basic editing on them. [more inside]
Looking for Christopher Hitchens audio files (debates, interviews, etc) [more inside]
Looking for blog and podcast networks. [more inside]
Rdio/Bluetooth/home theater receiver/iPhone...please help me out of this mush. [more inside]
- a PC (a HP Compaq 6200 Pro Small Form Factor PC with VGA and dual-mode DisplayPort outputs)
- a TV (a Toshiba 55G310U - 55" class 1080p 120Hz LCD TV)
- a DVD of a company presentation that we need to play on this PC
- a room that seats 9
- … and a CEO who is coming very soon who needs the audio from the presentation to be clearly audible.
I need a new amplifier/receiver for music and TV/home-cinema. I've looked at the Onkyo "network" range, especially entry level around £350-£400, but I am sure I could get my hands on an amp from a few years ago with all the features I desire, and save a bundle. I'd really appreciate your advice. [more inside]
Home theatre audio systems... Help! [more inside]
Audiophilia-on-a-budget advice needed: I want to upgrade my desktop listening experience for around $200 or less. Currently reasonably happy using Sennheiser HD-280 plugged straight into my Mac Pro, but borrowing a friend's Total BitHead has inspired me to look further. [more inside]
I need a USB interface to connect 2 mics, a midi keyboard, and an ipod to a computer, for both live mixing and recording. Hope? [more inside]
Surpriseish birthday gift filter: Shirley, the hive mind knows more than me for radios, and can pull together a Sirius XM radio recs/kit recs for installation in a 2006 Toyota Prius (currently has factory radio)? [more inside]
What is a good-quality USB headset? (Headphones with Microphone)? [more inside]
What are your favorite current recordings with good dynamic range, preferably jazz and blues? [more inside]
Why does my iTunes have a delay on audio output unless it's "warmed up"? [more inside]
Are there any simple wireless audio adapters that plug directly into 1/8" (or 1/4") audio jacks on a laptop or other mobile device? Perhaps bluetooth or some sort? [more inside]
Help me pick a decent medium-size HDTV. [more inside]
I have high-pitched ringing in my the recording set-up of my new home voice recording studio (it seems to have a pulse, not steady, and occaionally disappears). Where should I start trying to get rid of it? [more inside]
How can I get audio while streaming Netflix through my PC to my tv? [more inside]
Please recommend a table-top microphone for recording interviews on a tablet PC. [more inside]
Looking for a small, cheap amplifier to sit between a Sony D250 portable CD player and a pair of Energy e:XL 15 or 16 speakers. Toying with the idea of a DIY gainclone but not sure I have the smarts to put a kit together without killing myself, or even to know whether that sort of amp is suitable for my needs. [more inside]
Can you give me recommendations for portable, yet powerful speakers for a laptop? Audio quality not necessarily the #1 priority. [more inside]
Recommend me some audio interviews like NPR's interviews. [more inside]
How to automatically mute (or pause) one audio source if any other audio source is playing. [more inside]
YAHQ (yet another headphone question) -- what's the best all-around pair, good for running *and* working?
YAHQ (yet another headphone question) -- what's the best all-around pair, good for running *and* working? [more inside]
One of the rear surround outputs on my receiver causes any speaker that's plugged into it to constantly produce a quiet but noticeable sound of static or white noise. What could be causing this? [more inside]
Why can't I find a desktop-style analog volume knob? [more inside]
Mac question: how can I convert a 3ga audio file to mp3 or other friendly format? [more inside]
I'm going back to school in the Fall for a 2-year biomedical equipment tech degree which will hopefully lead to a decent long-term career. Yay! In the meantime (until the Fall and during the 2 years) though, I need to make some money. I've thought that maybe A/V or home theater installation might fit the bill as something I have some interest in and wouldn't be completely dead-end. Is it a good job? [more inside]
I recorded a business meeting without consent. Did I do something illegal? [more inside]
Audio filter: My beloved Sennheiser HD 202 desk headphones died last weekend. What should I replace them with? [more inside]
Attention Filter: I can't filter things out when it comes to hearing. [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations on great over-ear headphones I can use with my iPhone. I've been using Klipsch earbuds, but they don't stay in my ear that well, and I'm concerned about hearing loss, so I'd like to keep a small distance from my sound source. I've seen in previous questions that the Sennheiser HD-280 and Sony MDR-V6 have been recommended for general use. I'm not sure about the viability of a hugely long cord for using these while walking around, however, nor do I know if the iPhone could drive these cans. I'm looking for accurate sound reproduction (no pumped-up bass, please) and comfortable wear. I'll be using them both outside and indoors, but they don't need to be sound-canceling.
Buying advice for audio equipment that can be used for both home video and for field recording? [more inside]
Keep and fix or junk? [more inside]
How do I set up Google Voice to ring my computer speakers when I have a headset attached? [more inside]
Need advice on recording my lectures. I use presentation software and I move around the lecture hall/room interacting with students. I want to record audio directly to my computer while moving around a classroom. What equipment and software do I need to do this? I am open to all suggestions.
I pay the band to play, I shoot the video and photos and record the audio. But who actually owns the media? [more inside]
I'm a drummer in an indie-rock band with a 5-piece kit who is looking to expand my setup to include a drum sampling pad. I want something that has unique percussion sounds (not just cheesy electronic beats), built-in effects, plenty of storage space to upload my own samples, and the ability to record and loop live drumbeats. Any advice? [more inside]
I'm with a buddy working on his Tumblr page. We've noticed more and more visits from iOS devices and this shuts them out of his audio posts because Tumblr uses Flash. Is there any way around this with html5 plugins that support Tumblr and actually do? I am googled out with this. So much conflicting information. With so many visits from iPads (especially), it seems there has to be a way. Any help would be appreciated. As always, thanks in advance!
Does software exist that can search for an audio clip inside the larger audio file and return the timestamp? [more inside]
I'm embarking on a new stage in a family history project, in which I'll be interviewing my grandmother and great aunt for their knowledge and stories about our relatives. What is the best technology by which to do so - that is, how should I best record and preserve these conversations? [more inside]