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I want to build a freaking wall of speakers

I am planning a project for a new years party involving over a hundred speakers of assorted size and Ohm values , Basically the idea is to stack all the speakers to cover an entire wall of a room and wire them all up to an amplifier(s?) what would be the best way to wire them? [more inside]
posted by 70klicks on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Home theater test discs

Help me test the limits of my new home theater by recommending some good discs. [more inside]
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Sockpuppetry on Dec 9, 2011 - 27 answers

What's rummaging in my mp3 library?

What process is modifying my .mp3s in the middle of the night? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Dec 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Needs to go up to eleven.

Is there a way I can increase the maximum volume/gain on my computer on a software level? [more inside]
posted by triceryclops on Dec 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Best method for embedding video & audio files into a website?

Please tell me the best current method for embedding/displaying audio and video files into a website using simple HTML &/or CSS. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Dec 8, 2011 - 18 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

Podcast/audio production and workflow: How-to guides and/or ideas? (Snowflakes inside.)

Podcast/audio production and workflow: How-to guides and/or ideas? (Snowflakes inside.) [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Dec 7, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I listen to Audiobooks faster?

How do I listen to Audiobooks faster? So I am an audiobook fanatic. Which means I was happy years ago to find out you coud listen to them 25% sped up using old ipods. That feature went away and then came back. Now Audible.com's iphone app lets you play them at "3x speed" which is in reality only double speed. The weird part is once you listen at that speed it becomes normal which makes me wonder if I can go even faster. Ideas? The fewer number of steps the happier I would be of course.
posted by monkeywithhat on Dec 6, 2011 - 9 answers

My pet Sound question

Despite taking several physics classes many years ago I don't think I understand how sound works. I was watching the excellent Behind the Sounds video about creating "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and thinking about how all those instruments at different registers ultimately are just recorded as one wave (in mono) or at most two (in stereo) that hit the ear. How can one wave carry such a density of information (like the Beach Boys) yet only carry information based on frequency, wave length and intensity? How can I tell that there are all these instruments when I only hear one wave?
posted by 2bucksplus on Dec 2, 2011 - 14 answers

Connecting Multiple USB Microphones to a Mac Laptop

I need to find the best way to connect more than one microphone (probably two but it could be up to four) to a Mac laptop. I don't need studio quality but will be capturing voices and I'd like them to sound decent. The signal from the mics would need to be seen by Flash, for teleconferencing, and by the basic Apple OS applications (Quicktime, Garage Band, etc.) Is it possible to connect more than one USB microphone at a time, perhaps through a hub? If not, is there a simple external digital mixer that I can use? Is there an on-line store that specializes in this type of audio? And is the a wireless USB option?
posted by Jamesonian on Dec 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Problems with music over Bluetooth

I'm having problems playing music in my car from my iPhone via Bluetooth. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Nov 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Where is the best deal for Cyber Monday speakers?

Asking for a friend: Where is the best Cyber Monday (Cyber Weekend?) deal for home audio? Specifically speakers. [more inside]
posted by slightly sissy tea hound on Nov 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Easy Art Sounds

[Synthesizer/Audio Software/DJ Filter] I need easy art sounds! I'm looking for a easy-to-use device or software that can make minimal music/sounds for my art video soundtracks. [more inside]
posted by Murray M on Nov 20, 2011 - 8 answers

How to find a short audio clip inside of a larger audio clip?

Is there a Windows application that will search audio files for a clip? I'm not looking for a web search, but something that will take a short clip and look within larger clips for the same audio. [more inside]
posted by inthe80s on Nov 16, 2011 - 1 answer

Building a journalism kit

Help me build a journalism kit! [more inside]
posted by dudekiller on Nov 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Home stereo amp: Tripath?

Looking for a small home-stereo amp. Tripath or something else? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Nov 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Going up to eleven. And twelve, thirteen...

Would a FiiO amplifier or similar be suitable for amplifying my TV through headphones? [more inside]
posted by sleepcrime on Nov 10, 2011 - 2 answers

iTunes and speakers for a small house?

What I have: a MacBook Pro running iTunes. What I need: some speakers and a way to get the music into the other rooms of a small house. [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Nov 7, 2011 - 24 answers

Smartphone choices: iPhone vs. Nexus

I have conflicting needs driving me towards either the new Nexus phone or an iPhone 4S. Which will be better? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Oct 25, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I set up a simple audio system at home that plays music from my iPhone and also acts as TV speakers?

How can I set up a simple audio system at home that plays music from my iPhone and also acts as TV speakers? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Oct 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Hacking a way through Google+ and Skype audio cancellation

Hacking around sound cancellation on Google+ and Skype: Two tier question here about a related problem. Firstly, a way to sidetrack the software audio limits of a Google+ Hangout. Secondly, a way to stop Skype from cancelling out audio from one half of a conversation. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Which stereo will rock the party?

Help an audio noob figure out what kind of sound system would be good enough to play music at a small party in a large space. Would a home audio system be sufficient? [more inside]
posted by zosime on Oct 18, 2011 - 7 answers

MBP 2011 Speaker Pop

My MacBook Pro 2011 13" is making an odd noise through the speakers/headphones. Has anybody come across this before? [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Oct 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Please help me choose inexpensive audio for my home theater.

Hi I have a Panasonic VT30 65" plasma and I'm excited about the release of a video game next week. I'd like to celebrate by cashing in some amazon gift cards and adding better sound. Challenges: *My bedroom is small, so this stuff has to be low profile. *I only want to spend a few hundred dollars. Let's say $300-800. I'll upgrade some future day. I think a standalone receiver is not a sensible option but I'll consider it. Maybe a soundbar with sub is the way to go? If a soundbar really can simulate surround, that's great. If I have to go multispeakers they will have to be low profile. Thanks for reading. People probably ask this all the time but my search results were pretty poor!
posted by DesmondDoomsday on Oct 13, 2011 - 8 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

Help me become a bedroom musician

I'm a professional musician, but specifically a classical musician with essentially no experience with sequencing, recording, amplification, or anything to do with electronics. Can you tell me how I become a bedroom musician? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Oct 9, 2011 - 18 answers

Morgan Freeman as the voice of God

Where can I find audio by actors with awesome voices reading various stuff? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Oct 8, 2011 - 18 answers

Is it smart to run both my computer and record player audio through an amplifier?

Is it possible to use the same set of speakers/studio monitors with both my computer and record player/amplifier? Is it possible/smart to run both the computer and record player audio through the amplifier? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Where can I find this early NeXT audio clip?

Anyone know where I can listen to the Steve Jobs audio clip from the default NeXT welcome email? [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Oct 7, 2011 - 2 answers

What wireless headphones should I get?

What wireless headphones should I get? [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Oct 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Polarity unclarity

How to I tackle replacing (rear) car speakers when there's a special connector? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 5, 2011 - 4 answers

What was this song with clapping hands and happy singing?

waste-of-a-question filter: Contemporary, upbeat song featuring hand claps. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Oct 4, 2011 - 22 answers

Audio Blogs; do they exist?

Hello Mefi, I've recently discovered SoundCloud (!!!1) and its mobile application. Since, I'm trying to figure out a way to make use of it for a blogging platform. Say, random street-reports, or such. Do you know any Audio Blogs that don't deal with music, but with verbal audio bits? Reporting of some sort? Thanks!
posted by lipsum on Oct 2, 2011 - 9 answers

More audio comedy for my 8-year-old son.

Please help find more audio comedy for my 8-year-old son. Touchstones: Hitchhiker's Guide, Cosby, Nick Danger. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Oct 1, 2011 - 21 answers

I can't hear you over how awesome XBMC is (I wish)

Background music and effects are way louder than voices in XBMC, so much so that I have to get up and turn the volume down every time theme song or music comes on during TV shows or movies for fear of disturbing neighbors (not to mention that they're uncomfortably loud). [more inside]
posted by Strass on Sep 28, 2011 - 12 answers

No touchscreens in the ashtray, please.

Help me pimp my hybrid. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Sep 26, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I stream audio at home to my stereo?

How can I stream audio from several PCs (or one external-hard-drive-based music library) to my downstairs stereo? [more inside]
posted by audiodidactic on Sep 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Audio when Remoting Computers

How do I enable audio when remoting to a computer [more inside]
posted by digdan on Sep 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Want to build a feraliminal lycanthropizer

Calling all electronics/audio savvy MeFites. Let's say I want to build a feraliminal lycanthropizer. How? [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Sep 23, 2011 - 19 answers

Converting musical audio to data?

Is there software capable of analyzing the note-to-note event data from a melody played on a solo acoustic instrument (live or recorded), and then generating a text file containing said data in a list form? [more inside]
posted by jamjames on Sep 20, 2011 - 6 answers

The Sound of Silence

Trying to get a simple headset working with my (otherwise functional) Dell Dimension 9200 has led me to the hell I'm in now: no sound, scouring 2 year old message board posts for dodgy links to poorly labeled sigmatel drivers. Horror awaits inside! [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Sep 16, 2011 - 2 answers

Netbook for in-car entertainment

How can I turn my netbook into an in-car entertainment center? What software should I use, and what peripherals would make sense in an in-car setting? [more inside]
posted by mdavis1982 on Sep 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Screwed Up Meeting Room Audio System, Need Help

By inadvertently swapping amps of different power, a non-audio engineer has managed to screw up an entire sound reinforcement system and needs immediate advice on what to do next. (details inside) [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Sep 8, 2011 - 4 answers

I want to teach live, online classes

Is it cost-effective (affordable) for a single person to conduct online video training? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Please help me improve the sound of my iPod through my car stereo.

The stereo on my Toyota Aygo has an iPod jack, but the sound is AWFUL. If it's loud enough to hear, there's as much hiss as there is music. I've tried every possible volume adjustments between iPod/stereo. Will one of these headphone amps help? [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Sep 6, 2011 - 17 answers

Where can I get my turntable fixed in NYC?

My turntable has broken. Recommend me a good repair shop in NYC. [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Sep 5, 2011 - 2 answers

I'm trying to track down an audio/sound art piece from the 1960's (I think).

I'm trying to track down an audio/sound art piece from the 1960's (I think). [more inside]
posted by paulrockNJ on Sep 5, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I get podcasts to play at a normal speed?

Why does audio downloaded on my iPad play slowly? [more inside]
posted by eclecticlibrary on Sep 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me figure out the kitchen audio

We're remodeling the kitchen and, although I'm in IT, I don't know what to do with the audio. [more inside]
posted by TheShadowKnows on Sep 2, 2011 - 8 answers

How can I generate audio with a timbre similar to a sample?

How can I generate audio with a timbre similar to a sample? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Sep 1, 2011 - 8 answers

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