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USA seller of "twin screened audio cable" or "two core screened cable?"

I need basically this. I'd rather order it from closer to home. My searches for this type of cable in the US haven't turned up anything, and I don't know enough about electronics to figure out what other names it might go by. I think it's a common type of cable so there must be something I'm missing. Thanks!
posted by univac on May 17, 2014 - 5 answers

What Video Camera Should I Get For Recording Family Interviews?

Looking for a recommendation of a video camera (and anything else necessary like external microphone etc) that is inexpensive but good enough that I won't regret not spending more money. If I could spend $200 that would be great, but if you tell me I'll kick myself for not spending $300 then I can do that. [more inside]
posted by Mjolnir on Apr 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Conference microphone for skype

My Dungeons & Dragons group has one player who skypes in. What kind of tabletop microphone should we buy? [more inside]
posted by hayvac on Feb 3, 2014 - 3 answers

What audio equipment do I need to make a vlog/podcast?

Any ideas for a good, cheap audio/video setup for vlogging/podcasts? [more inside]
posted by Sarah Lund's Jumper on Jan 11, 2014 - 3 answers

It's only for personal use, honest.

Please advise me on the best microphone to buy in order to record vocals at home. [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Dec 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Logic Pro and multiple microphones on separate tracks

In Logic Pro, is there a way to add two Shure SM81 microphones (connected via Shure USB-to-XLR adapters) as separate tracks for recording? Currently, the only way I've been able to bring them into Logic Pro is as a merged or aggregate input device, which means the signals from the two mics are merged before going into one track. I do not want this, but instead wish to feed the signal from the two mics into two separate tracks. Is there a way to do this in Logic Pro with the equipment I have? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 22, 2013 - 7 answers

How can I get my Chromebook microphone to work with Duolingo?

I am happily working my way through the Spanish lessons on Duolingo.com, but I am disappointed to find that I cannot get the "record" option to work on the lessons. I can click the button to record, but once I stop it, it always says that Duolingo couldn't hear me / couldn't understand what I was saying. I have an acer Chromebook and I am using Google Chrome to access the site. I've tried using the microphone on the computer and also a microphone attached to my headphones, but nothing works. I can't find anything helpful through web searching. What steps can I take to fix this issue?
posted by soundproof on Oct 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Wireless Shure Microphone Issue

We have two Shure brand wireless microphones, model number SLX2. One works perfectly fine, but the other one, not so much. Actually, it's fine most of the time, but is prone to blasts of static while someone is speaking into it. The events happen about 10 to 15 minutes apart, so it's not too annoying, but there is an issue. As far as I know, the batteries in it are brand new. Any thoughts on what the issue could be?
posted by NoMich on Aug 4, 2013 - 6 answers

What's the best simple lavalier microphone setup to use with DSLRs?

I've been tasked with filming a series of seated "talking head" interviews using my DSLRs. What's the best way to create a minimal audio setup that will have acceptable quality, be reasonably easy to set up on location and to edit the final results, and also be reasonably cost-effective? [more inside]
posted by DaShiv on May 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me decide on a first time vocal microphone purchase!

Hi Mefi-ers. I've been thinking of purchasing a mic for a professional-style singing output. I don't have much knowledge of brands and or what to look for. I am a somewhat accomplished singer (that is, I have talent and have performed in front of people with mics that have been supplied for my use) [more inside]
posted by ethelwulf on Apr 2, 2013 - 19 answers

Cheap conference room audio for non-profits

I need a better audio setup for a projector in a conference room for a non-profit with no budget. Seriously: we're poor. [more inside]
posted by Fnarf on Mar 28, 2013 - 28 answers

What's wrong? jacking mic and headphones for Frankenstein headset

I really want to combine my headphones with my microphone so that I can use it as a headset on my home phone. So I got a 3.5mm splitter and a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter so that I can plug the mic and headset together, then reduce it to 2.5mm so it can plug into my phone. It doesn't work. Why? More details inside... [more inside]
posted by cheesyburgercheese on Mar 8, 2013 - 15 answers

How can I set up a vocal recording studio in my house?

I'm starting to get moderately serious about vocal recordings, and I need some help figuring out which gear is most suitable and how to best set everything up in my small, noisy apartment. [more inside]
posted by semaphore on Mar 2, 2013 - 17 answers

Apparent static coming from microphone

People I talk to on Skype claim to hear static coming from my end. I ran a test in Audacity and I could hear the static as well. The microphone I'm using is an MXL 990 and I'm using and Icicle Preamp (This thing) to connect the mic to my laptop through USB. I'm copying over any and all specs that would help. Here is the link. I've tried disabling my internal mic and that didn't work. Before I got this laptop, I was using a laptop that had XP on it and it worked fine. I did spray febreeze in the room and on the mic so that everything would smell nice (I was trying to clean up the room). I tried using both my internal mic and another USB one and they worked fine. I also tried using a different USB cord to hook up my mic to my laptop and I was told there was static. What should I do? I've been having this problem for a while now and it's starting to get on my nerves. Thanks in advanced.
posted by Flamzeron on Feb 21, 2013 - 13 answers

How can I use 2 microphones with only 1 input?

I use a wired lavalier mic that plugs into my camera with a mini-plug input. I'd like to use 2 mics for interviews - preferably on seperate channels. Is there a small box/mixer than can be the middleman between the mics and the camera? These aren't fancy XLR mics... they just have a basic mini-plug. Any help would be mucho appreciated!
posted by smelvis on Feb 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Help a home recording noob solve direct-input and monitor issues.

Help a noob figure out his home-recording troubles - I don't understand my M-Audio Profire DI or my reference monitors and a few other things. [more inside]
posted by critzer on Nov 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Please recommend a table-top microphone for interviews.

Please recommend a table-top microphone for recording interviews on a tablet PC. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 1, 2012 - 4 answers

OddFilter: Tracheotomy microphones for sale?

Where can I buy one of those old microphone things that tracheotomy patients put up to their throats, and when they talk they sound kind of robotic? [more inside]
posted by pablocake on Feb 19, 2012 - 11 answers

How do I disable a pitch cancellation feature?

When I record myself singing a single note in Audacity, it records fine for a while. Then after about two seconds it cancels out that pitch as if it were background noise. (It will then record other notes, although the quality is severely affected.) It does this with both the built-in mic and my headset mic. How do I disable this feature? [more inside]
posted by gray17 on Feb 5, 2012 - 3 answers

I want to record my voice.

I want to record myself singing. What hardware do I need? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Jan 23, 2012 - 15 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

Wireless Lapel Mics

I need a cheap wireless lapel microphone for a school musical. Give me your recommendations. [more inside]
posted by robotot on Dec 8, 2011 - 7 answers

What's a good model of headset with microphone?

Can anyone recommend a headset with a good microphone for a webinar I'm running? [more inside]
posted by emcat8 on Oct 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Microphone For Beach Recording

I plan to go to the beach with my laptop and record the sound of the waves for an hour. What microphone type/ brand (not crazy expensive) would I need to do this? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Sep 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Need a good headset

I need recommendations for a good headset with mic for recording. The mic can't shake when I move my head, and the headphones need to be insulated enough so the mic doesn't pick up what's coming through the headphones. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Breaker breaker, what's your twenty?

Are there wireless radios and microphones appropriate for bicyclists to communicate with each other?? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Aug 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Fix the Fatal Fuzz!

I have (what I think is) a bad solder (mp3 around 0:42) in a pair of Church Audio CA-14 miniature headworn omnidirectional microphones. Where might I find someone to fix these here in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Aug 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Mobile phone audio cable w/ high quality mic

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]
posted by reddot on Jul 20, 2011 - 1 answer

What Microphone should I use in Rural Ghana?

What microphone should I use in rural Ghana? [more inside]
posted by justalisteningman on May 12, 2011 - 6 answers

sing me a song, you're a singer

affordable good microphone recommendations? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on May 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Recommend a USB microphone or headset for NaturallySpeaking?

Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Can you recommend a USB microphone or headset that works well with this software? (or maybe bluetooth) [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Apr 20, 2011 - 4 answers

Can you recommend a headset that doesn't pick up ambient noise?

Is there a computer headset that has a very limited range of pickup to avoid ambient noise leaking into my Skype calls? [more inside]
posted by burnfirewalls on Feb 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Glass table = hum? Why?

When I set my microphone stand on a table I get a hum. How can I fix that without spending a lot of money or holding the microphone the whole time? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Jan 24, 2011 - 24 answers

Wind cover for iPhone?

I have been taking video with my iPhone 4 recently, but it's been windy so I get a lot of wind noise. What's the best way to go about reducing the wind noise, and/or how can I make a microphone cover/windscreen for the iPhone 4?
posted by Korou on Jan 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Have they invented the snorkel-microphone yet?

Privacy-preserving microphone: does this product exist yet? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Dec 15, 2010 - 4 answers

hopin' mic

All I want to do is record from my microphone to Audacity. Help! M-Audio Producer USB mike. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Dec 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Turning my iPhone into a voice recorder?

I want to turn my iPhone into a broadcast quality voice recorder (for radio). What's the ideal setup? [more inside]
posted by mooza on Nov 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Suggest a podium microphone that is sensitive and won't pop.

Please suggest a replacement podium microphone with two main goals in mind: Reduce or eliminate popping noise from close talkers, and increased sensitivity for picking up people not speaking directly into it. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Oct 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Another microphone/phone connection question

Microphone adaptor for Samsung phone - difficulty: in the UK. [more inside]
posted by gene_machine on Sep 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Cheapo audio setup for small conference room (with wireless mics?)

I work for a nonprofit that rents out smallish space for other nonprofits to meet in. We have one room that's big enough that soft talkers are sometimes hard to hear in back, and one of those soft talkers has recently asked if I can set up a wireless lavalier mic for her. So I need to solve too problems: the mic system, and the amplification system. [more inside]
posted by Erroneous on Sep 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for a mic to use when making iMovie videos

I am looking for a good quality, but not too expensive, external mic to use when recording videos using iMovie. [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on Aug 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Could somebody please help me with my new headset and speakers?

Could somebody please help me with my new headset and speakers? [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Aug 1, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I mic my doumbek so that I can play in a band with other amplified instruments?

How can I mic my doumbek (hand drum) so that I can play in a band with other amplified instruments? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

With XLR is it Tab A, Slot B, or Slot A, Tab B?

Question about audio cables, XLR specifically, and what cables do I need for my event? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Jul 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Where's a good, reputable, online place to rent professional/prosumer video and audio equipment?

Where's a good, reputable, online place to rent professional/prosumer video and audio equipment? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jul 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Can you hear me now?

Please recommend a microphone for family Skype time. Caveat: multiple people talking at once while sitting 6ft. away from the computer. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Jun 28, 2010 - 3 answers

My iPhone case protects it from everything DOWNSIDE: Everything includes sound

iPhone Filter: Bestest external mic for my 3Gs?? BUT, it's in a bulky otter box defender case (Other audio questions as well) [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jun 21, 2010 - 3 answers

My mic is muffled on my Mac, how can I fix it?

My iMac built in mic sounds muffled again, after visiting a karaoke website. How can I correct this issue? The website was thekaraokechannel.com.
posted by InterestedInKnowing on May 5, 2010 - 6 answers

What is this microphone?

What is the microphone attached to the computer in this picture? [more inside]
posted by Awkward Philip on Apr 21, 2010 - 1 answer

What kind of wireless microphone are they using on The Amazing Race?

What kind of wireless microphone are they using on The Amazing Race? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Apr 8, 2010 - 11 answers

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