What's the best place to go to see, learn about and purchase professional quality video production and sound studio equipment in San Francisco? Things like quality cameras, production lighting, studio quality microphones, etc... [more inside]
I use a very loud buckling-spring keyboard which is apparently even louder over Skype/Google Hangouts/etc., which have recently become a much bigger part of my job. I'd like to find a more directional microphone that will pick up more of my voice and less of my typing. [more inside]
I'm tagging along on a research trip to a biological field station in the Bahamas. While I'm there, I'd like to use my iPad to shoot some video of the researchers doing their respective things. How would you turn an iPad 2 into a lean, mean, field-video-recording machine? [more inside]
We're getting ready to do a weekly podcast, recorded live in a retail environment in front of an audience. I'm trying to build the gear kit. Can you help? [more inside]
Hidden cameras or microphones - on the go, or installed for long term capture. What are your pro tips? [more inside]
Is there a non-headset way of eliminating echo and feedback in Go To Meeting? [more inside]
I know next to nothing about professional audio and need expert advice on how to use an intimidating-looking portable mic/line mixer for my office's webcast. What are all those knobs for?!? [more inside]
Why does a tape recorder plugged into my computer's Mic input record so quietly? [more inside]
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?
How do American sound technicians make a folk/blues guitar sound really pop? [more inside]
Best 8-mic preamp to be used with a Korg D888 digital HD recorder? [more inside]
I need recommendations for lavaliere mic on the cheap. One I can hook up to my Zoom H4. Details inside. [more inside]
How can I use Skype on my Macbook, while I'm typing so that it doesn't pick up my keystrokes and internal Macbook Fan? [more inside]
Is it illegal to use 700MHz frequency for microphones now? What is the situation regarding the 700MHz range? Is anyone actually using it, or has it just been auctioned off? Has anyone had any troubles using it?
I need to amplify the sound of a carbon arc in a WW2 era searchlight. The mic will be inside the drum of the searchlight, about 25" away from the arc. The temperatures at that distance should be 500F or less. Are there any microphones that will operate happily at that kind of temperature? [more inside]
Calling my fellow PS3 owners! Do the PS3 Singstar microphones work with the PS3 versions of Guitar Hero: World Tour and the Rockband games? I have done some Google searching which has turned up responses ranging from "yes" to "no" to "maybe"... I'm hoping AskMe can turn up something a little more definitive.
Help me figure out the best video/audio recording gear for my company. [more inside]
What is a good set of condenser microphones for recording drums? [more inside]
So my buddy and I are starting a podcast. The catch? I want to record it at the bar. [more inside]
Finally got a condenser microphone - now what? Help me find my Phantom Power! (please, thanks) [more inside]
Say I was producing outdoor theatre. (I am.) And let's say that I wanted to mic my performances. (I do.) How best to do it, I wonder. [more inside]
AudioFilter:Looking for a high-quality audio interface to receive two mics in to my Mac. [more inside]
GiftFilter: Can you recommend a good vocal microphone? [more inside]
My not-for-profit theatre company (run by me and grumblebee) wants to start producing audio dramas and releasing them as podcasts (and maybe on CDs). We have a limited budget (under $1000). What recording equipment should we buy for good quality sound? [more inside]
I am a sort-of musician (lo-fi ambient-ish- real marketable stuff) and I want to start going out into the crazy world about me and recording various sounds. I'm looking for tips on a suitable microphone for field recording and, just as importantly, a good (quality + convenience) digital sound recording device so that I can come back and transfer my sounds without losing quality.
A few questions about microphones for recording guitar and vocals at home. (More inside) [more inside]
I've $50 to spend on a microphone. What's a decent choice for a girl with a computer and a guitar--and occasionally, a djembe? [more inside]
I am interested in gaining a more fundamental understanding of AV electronics, things like TVs, cameras, microphones. I use a lot of this kind of stuff from the front end but would like a better understanding of how they operate from the inside. I want to know how to wire, maintain and repair them. But where to begin... [more inside]