I need a pair of sturdy earbuds. Can you help me find a pair that will survive my pocket? [more inside]
Where can I find an audio file of (Ren and Stimpy?) singing "I've been working in the nose hole, pfft phbbt phbbt pfft pfft"? [more inside]
Any studies showing improved audio quality affecting perceived video quality? [more inside]
How do I replace a blown woofer in a Spica TC-60 loudspeaker? The datasheet is here. I am generally capable, but don't know anything about building/repairing speakers. Can I get away with replacing just the one? Is there any danger of damaging the crossover (whatever that is)? The very nice guy from Madisound recommended a ScanSpeak replacement but how do I know if it will fit and/or work properly? If I'm reading the datasheet correctly, the original seems to be 180mm in diameter, and the replacement he recommended 170mm - is this a good idea? How can I tell if there's anything else I should try? What, if anything, do I seem to be overlooking? Thank you!
Why are the drivers for my USB speakers missing sometimes when I reboot? [more inside]
Is there any relatively agreed-upon audio visualization standard, or are all visualizations of audio just interpretations of the sounds? [more inside]
Where can I purchase or download English audio and/or radio dramas based on animes? Is there a website that caters to such a medium? If not, which animes do you know that have been converted to an audio drama? Perhaps a podcast? [more inside]
My Klipsch S2 earbuds are worn out. Any suggestions for a replacement that has the best bang for your buck? I'm using them with an iPod Nano 6th Gen.
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]
Help me find the right AV equipment to buy for my cultural events nonprofit! I throw literary events that are awesome and generally undocumented. Tell me what I should buy (cameras, software, mics) to visually convey a sense of their awesomeness. Bonus points on tutorials on making podcasts and workflow process for videos. [more inside]
When starting and stopping (i.e. pausing) audio/slide recording in Keynote, how do I get the final export to play the complete audio when uploaded to YouTube? [more inside]
How can I get a Sansa MP3 player to recognize folders? Using the MSC option, it is recognized as a virtual drive and I can copy MP3 files (podcasts) to its podcasts folder, but it seems to disregard the subfolders I have created under that folder. This is for a new Clip, but it does the same thing (if I remember correctly) on my Fuze.
What speaker set up is best for 120 gbs of mp3s and a two room apartment? [more inside]
Mp3tag-filter: Can the program fill empty Title fields with the Filename? [more inside]
Seeking USB hub with audio in, or some other way to use my pro mic with my MacMini. [more inside]
How can I edit simple music tracks on a PC laptop without spending a fortune? I have pretty good working knowledge of music notation software (mainly Sibelius) but am looking for something that I can use with my Zoom H2 Digital Recorder to multi-track ideas using live instruments and have absolutely no idea what I need. HELP?! [more inside]
Help me recreate this bizarre Xbox 360 music streaming glitch! [more inside]
Which headphones should I get for a long (14 hours) flight with kids? I want ones that are comfortable on a large head and are easy to remove, because I'll need to get up frequently. I looked at noise-cancelling headphones on Amazon, but the ones that sounded best for me (Sennheiser PXC 450) are too expensive for something I'll use infrequently. On previous trips I've used earplugs to deaden the ambient noise and just turned the volume up on my (airline-supplied) headphones, but there must be a better way.
Is there a podcast or audiobook out there that is narrated by a whispering female? [more inside]
Audiophiles, please help. Any recommendations for wiring a living room for decent audio (from TV, radio, other devices)? We're renovating the living room and now's my chance to run wires wherever I want them - in the walls, under the floor, wherever. [more inside]
My PC's sound gets muted, how can I know? [more inside]
I'm a journalist; I record all my phone interviews, outputting them as WAV files. I just did one, and for reasons I can't determine, the audio levels are haywire - my input (when I'm asking questions) is eardrum-breaking loud; the answers to the questions are whisper-quiet. I'm trying to figure out how to remedy this automatically; flatten the peaks and boost volume on the whole thing; or flatten the peaks and raise the valleys (or another solution?) I'm on a Mac.
I'm looking for recommendations for equipment for my home audio recording setup (using GarageBand). Specifically, I want an audio interface capable of 24-bit recording with midi and microphone inputs. Many more details about my setup within! [more inside]
I am looking for great performances of Lady Macbeth. Please point me towards any recordings (video, audio) of Lady M's finest moments. I don't need whole productions of Macbeth, just great performances of Macbeth's wife. Online, preferably. [more inside]
I need to record two people at the same time. I can't follow them around with a boom mic and I don't want them to be attached at the hip with a splitter to one recorder plus 2 lapel mics. How do I record two people, walking around, talking to each other? Do I need two recorders? AND if I have two recorders, how much of a pain will it be to edit the material/will it sound weird? How is this normally done? It is for the radio. [more inside]
I need some new audiobooks! I'm a screen printer and find that listening to an audiobook helps me to focus and get more done during the day and consequently, I get through 3-4 books a week. I'll listen to just about anything (science fiction, biographies, western, you name it), as long as it's engaging but doesn't require too much concentration. I've listed my favorites below. Tell me what you've enjoyed listening to and what I've been missing! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a basic (and free) audio editing software program for Windows that is easier to use than Audacity? [more inside]
I'm looking for audio of people saying interesting things about making or listening to music -- movies, youtube videos, hip-hop albums, tv shows, doesn't matter. I'm especially interested in people talking about how music or dancing makes them feel or why they make music, more than details of how they make it.
What is the optimal wiring configuration to make the most of a very specific set of PA equipment? [more inside]
At our upcoming family reunion (the first in a good seven years), my mother wants to run an audio "story booth" where family members can come and tell stories to be preserved for posterity. Can y'all think of any tips -- before, during and after -- to help this run smoothly and get the most interesting stories? [more inside]
How do I connect stereo headphones (1/8" male end) to a Toshiba 24SLV411U HDTV/DVD Combo? [more inside]
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]
Could someone explain to me what's happening in the guitar solo in "You Wear It Well" by DeBarge? [more inside]
Is it possible to change the timecode on an audio file? [more inside]
Why won't my separately-recorded audio and video synch up in Final Cut Pro? [more inside]
I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
What are some examples of classic movie dialogue which are instantly recognizable from sound alone? [more inside]
Please guide me in buying 2 speakers plus sub-woofer and an amp for my 13 foot square home office (with TV and computer). I am adrift even after a good bit of research. My budget, room size and needs are more modest than in past questions I read. Also mail order is out. Lots of details and clarification within. [more inside]
What microphone should I use in rural Ghana? [more inside]
The science behind FM transmitter behaviour... how does it really work and what's going on? [more inside]
What's the best way to make sure that nothing except iTunes outputs sound while running XP? [more inside]
My USB Mic started picking up an omnipresent hum all of a sudden. It never used to. Any ideas what could have changed? [more inside]
How do I rip music from a data disc? [more inside]
I have an audio recording of children playing. I want to take data from that recording (frequency? volume? something else?) and use those numbers to generate some sort of visual output. [more inside]
Sleep sounds: do you have any podcasts or music you find it useful to listen to to help you to fall asleep? Or recommendations which might fit the criteria of the podcasts I currently use to help me to fall asleep - calm voices, very few sudden increases in speech volume or musical interludes, subject matter which is interesting but not urgent. [more inside]
Please help configure a sub-$1k PC for professional audio and video production. [more inside]
How do I make videos to put on Vimeo when I just have audio? [more inside]
When increasing the amplifier volume beyond a certain level, my speakers' woofers begin to shake spasmodically when my turntable is the source. However, the same problem doesn't occur with a digital source at higher volumes. What's goin' ahn? [more inside]