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]
I'd been using Voice Recorder to make the occasional field recording. I finally listened to them - and they sound awful. Is something better available? [more inside]
How do I make my computer stop using the built-in microphone when recording sound? Is my sound card so poor that it can't record from anything but the built-in mike? [more inside]
Humming sound through newly acquired amplifier when TV tuner is plugged in (even when tuner input is not active, even when amplifier is in standby mode). How to solve? [more inside]
What reasons are there for a video not play the Voice over part on some Macs and some PCs? [more inside]
I just bought two Yamaha MSP3 speakers......no cables were provided! Help me connect them. [more inside]
Any experiences or recommendations for Bluetooth audio transmitters (3.5mm to Bluetooth)? [more inside]
Why is audio quality so lacking in consumer audio goods, when it is so easy to improve upon it? [more inside]
Fixing an HDMI connector: I broke the connector on one end of an in-wall HDMI cable. Is fixing it possible? This AskMeFi thread proceeded with some of the answers I found on the internet until the poster realized they had a DVI cord. So, I have an HDMI cable, one connector is broken, it runs 35 feet on a convoluted run through the walls and ceiling of an old house, so running new cable will not be as simple as just affixing a string to the old one and pulling it through. Is fixing it possible?
What's the best way to record audio (or video) of myself sleeping? Yes, ideally, eight hours of low-quality audio in one shot. [more inside]
I accidentally booted my two mismatched WD SATA AHCI drives in a RAID0 array and now the audio output from the media stored on those drives is static-filled and echoing (when it plays at all). Have I hosed my mp3 collection completely? [more inside]
wireless speakers filter: So, coming down the home stretch for wireless music at my place. Thanks to good advice on a previous question, I have cool speakers, and Airport Express seems to handle iTunes quite well. But now I'm trying to get other audio sources (Safari, etc.) piping through the wifi, and there's a syncing problem, specifically with Airfoil.... [more inside]
What devices/components do we need to store our music library centrally and access it throughout the house? Also, what's a good wireless speaker solution? [more inside]
I need TV speakers for my parents. How do I figure out which ones I need? [more inside]
How to connect a PC to an AV Receiver for the best quality audio? [more inside]
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]
Help me test the limits of my new home theater by recommending some good discs. [more inside]
What process is modifying my .mp3s in the middle of the night? [more inside]
Is there a way I can increase the maximum volume/gain on my computer on a software level? [more inside]
Please tell me the best current method for embedding/displaying audio and video files into a website using simple HTML &/or CSS. [more inside]
Great mic, nice pre-amp, sound card completely incompatible with Linux. What to do? [more inside]
Podcast/audio production and workflow: How-to guides and/or ideas? (Snowflakes inside.) [more inside]
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.
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?
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?
I'm having problems playing music in my car from my iPhone via Bluetooth. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Where is the best Cyber Monday (Cyber Weekend?) deal for home audio? Specifically speakers. [more inside]
[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]
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]
Help me build a journalism kit! [more inside]
Looking for a small home-stereo amp. Tripath or something else? [more inside]
Would a FiiO amplifier or similar be suitable for amplifying my TV through headphones? [more inside]
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]
I have conflicting needs driving me towards either the new Nexus phone or an iPhone 4S. Which will be better? [more inside]