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Get the microphone out of your pocket!

I've been asked to write summaries of some recordings of meetings. Problem is, whoever recorded it had the microphone in his shirt or his pocket or something, and there's impossible rustling preventing me from hearing what they're saying half the time! Especially when someone asks a question and they start explaining details. Is there any software I can run these sound files through to reduce some of that?
posted by saysthis on Apr 5, 2014 - 7 answers

Naughty Star Trek TNG audio

At some point in the mid-to-late 90s, I found an audio file (might even have been a .wav because MP3s weren't huge yet) that I'd like to find again. It was a fan edit of vocals from episodes of Star Trek:The Next Generation that strongly implied that Jean-Luc Picard and William Riker were lovers. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2014 - 3 answers

Headphone amp for Sennheiser 555s and mp3s--worthwhile?

I've been thinking about building this little Altoid tin headphone amp kit for listening with my Sennheiser 555s. Granted, the point of building the kit is, well, building the kit--but given the limitations of a (cheap) kit-built design and the fact that I listen exclusively to mp3s on my iPhone or Mac, will there be a perceptible improvement in sound from the cans? Is there more to the sound of my mp3s that I might not be hearing just driving the Sennheisers with the juice from the iPhone's or Mac's headphone jack that would merit stepping up the signal with the little amp?
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 28, 2014 - 8 answers

Rap song on bandcamp with Vanilla Ice sample - Alright stop

Longest of long shots but does anybody recall hearing a rap/hiphop song on bandcamp with a Vanilla Ice sample? The beat may have had a bit of the "under pressure" bass line and some hand claps. About 3 times through the song they'd throw the vanilla ice sample in from "Ice Ice Baby" and right when the sample said ".....alright stop" the beat would cut out for a few seconds and then start back up.
posted by cashman on Dec 17, 2013 - 2 answers

CD's not playing properly in my car?

When I burn a CD, some songs that sound fine in iTunes on my computer will inexplicably have between 3-20 seconds of 'silence' at the beginning, thus causing my car's CD player to skip them if I don't fast forward to the actual music...WTF? (do my best to give some Tech Specs inside!) [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Nov 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Audio editing software to easily and efficiently export brief MP3 clips?

Which OSX application will allow me to most efficiently set up the beginning and endpoints of MP3 files in order to extract brief audio clips? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Oct 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Optimal OGG to MP3 encoding for quality vs. file size?

I'm preparing to revamp my digital music library, including re-encoding a lot of high-bitrate OGG tracks as MP3 to increase portability and cut down on file size. What are the best LAME encoder settings to maximize appreciable quality for the future without taking up too much space? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 14, 2013 - 15 answers

I dread to consider re-ripping to FLAC

My third 500 GiB Archos 5 IT just died on me. I'm out of the loop and I need a new mp3 player. What's the best large-capacity mp3 player for me to get? [more inside]
posted by turkeyphant on Aug 20, 2013 - 22 answers

How does one upload audio clips to YouTube?

For a while now I've been wanting to upload to YouTube audio clips of myself speaking . . . but I've no clue how to do this. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 5, 2013 - 5 answers

Retro-fitting MP3 input to 1970s record player?

I have a record player from the 1970s (a Garrard 2025 TC to be exact). How difficult (or risky) would it be to replace the sound input from the tape deck with a mini-jack input so that I can play MP3s (such as from an iPod) through the speakers? Is it just a matter of taking the back off, cutting wires and splicing them together?
posted by Grinder on Jun 5, 2013 - 4 answers

car audio in Durham/Chapel Hill - where to buy?

_Other_ than Best Buy, how/where would one obtain a replacement car audio system near Durham, NC? I have no idea where to shop. I'm OK with installing it myself if it's not too involved, but installed is good too. [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 1, 2013 - 7 answers

How to Batch Convert using MAX or Fix XLD crashing on Bulk Conversion

XLD was working fine unless I have too many albums (such as 30 folders/albums apiece). I am not figuring out the interface on MAX for a batch conversion with several subfolders. I basically am using VBR to compress my music to smaller mp3 format. On XLD, there is Preferences-->Preserve directory structure-->subdirectory search depth "0", which makes it work on a small scale, like 10 folders or so, before crashing. So, if anyone can tell me what I am missing on MAX's menu or if they had the problem with XLD and fixed it, I am good to go. I like XLD's interface but it won't process my whole iTunes at a go.
posted by chicaboom on Apr 27, 2013 - 5 answers

I need a small audio playback device for a fixed set of sounds.

I'm looking for a small speaker capable of playing audio files (mp3, wav, etc), that has a set of buttons that you can program each to play a particular file. [more inside]
posted by bosco_costanza on Dec 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Audio in tumblr won't play on iPad - why?

An mp3 embedded in a tumblr post; iPhone plays it, iPad doesn't. Why? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Oct 12, 2012 - 5 answers

.mkv to .mp3 conversion

How can I keep these .mkv to .mp3 conversions from getting screwed up? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Oct 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Getting documents read aloud by a human being

Is there a service where I can submit articles or documents and have them read by a human being and get the result recorded as an mp3? I feel like such a service ought to exist somewhere, but I haven't had any luck finding one. Also, I'm not really interested in software that converts text to speech - it has to be read by a person.
posted by Proginoskes on Sep 26, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I record myself talking and listen to it later on my Android phone or Ipod Touch?

How can I record myself talking and then transfer that file to my Android phone or Ipod Touch so I can listen to it later with my other music and podcasts? I'm looking for advice on software, transfer procedures and best practices to make this an easy process. [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Sep 24, 2012 - 6 answers

What is the best way to extract audio from a youtube video?

I am trying to find the best, easiest and free way to extract audio from youtube. [more inside]
posted by firemonkey on Jul 25, 2012 - 17 answers

Snap Crackle Plop

Why is my mp3 voice recording riddled with skipping? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Jun 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Looking for Christopher Hitchens audio files (debates, interviews, etc)

Looking for Christopher Hitchens audio files (debates, interviews, etc) [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on May 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Looking for blog and podcast networks

Looking for blog and podcast networks. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 16, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I convert audio from 3ga to mp3 on a Mac?

Mac question: how can I convert a 3ga audio file to mp3 or other friendly format? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Mar 9, 2012 - 6 answers

I broke my mp3 collection =(

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]
posted by carsonb on Dec 31, 2011 - 17 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

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

Zombie Eaters, now 100% more grim

Help me recreate this bizarre Xbox 360 music streaming glitch! [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Jul 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Please help me create a pre-recorded conference presentation and reliable delivery and display method. Thanks!

I'm in the UK, and will be giving a pre-recorded video conference presentation remotely next month in the US. What is the deliverable I should be aiming for (YouTube link, QuickTime video, PDF with MP3, something else?) and what is the easiest, most hassle-free way of creating and delivering it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2011 - 2 answers

No wireless? No problem. Less space than a Nomad? Fine. Lame is out of the question though.

I'm looking for the MP3-player equivalent of the boom-box, a player that has built-in amp and speakers. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Mar 17, 2011 - 4 answers

How to extract multiple clips from an audio file

Simple, free, OSX tool for extracting audio clips from longer MP3s? [more inside]
posted by JPDD on Mar 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Science: Sound, Percption, MP3, and Beyond

I'm in need of graduate level schooling on psychoacoustics and audio compression on the cheap. What are the latest and/or most used textbooks on these topics? [more inside]
posted by waxboy on Feb 10, 2011 - 3 answers

You help me! You help me fix my music library!

My MP3 Library is a mess. I want to fix it. I know these questions have been asked before, but mine is perhaps a bit more particular. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Oct 30, 2010 - 21 answers

How to get rid of Interference on Car USB Adapter

How can I get rid of the audio interference caused when I use a 12v charger with an mp3 player in my car? [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on Oct 23, 2010 - 10 answers

What is the best / cheapest Netbook (or other device?) for this music server-ish application?

What is the best / cheapest Netbook (or other device?) for this music server application? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Aug 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Web Audio without the Flash

Is there a web audio player that doesn't use Flash? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jul 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Culling my musical herd

Looking for a media player for Windows that can directly delete files. [more inside]
posted by sonicbloom on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 answers

US car iPod compatibility?

I'm going to be renting a car and want to make sure that my iPod can be hard wired into the stereo. Help! [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Jul 12, 2010 - 13 answers

Can you help me resurrect SoundJam MP?

Does anyone know what happened to SoundJam MP, and possibly where I could find the source so I could create something for my use? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled on Jun 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Simple Audio Content Delivery/Store

I'm looking for a small-scale audio e-commerce software with PayPal or other payment integration. [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on May 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Please recommend a car stereo with a USB input jack.

I want to buy a car stereo with a USB input. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Looking to convert a recorded class's MP3 into text via speech recognition

I would like to run MP3 files through speech recognition to turn them into text (recorded class lectures). Can anyone recommend software to do this (directly from the mp3's - I can only find speech recognition for microphone input)
posted by lrodman on Apr 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Audio book rentals?

Anyone have any experience with renting a wide variety of audio books (preferably in MP3 format) online? I'm looking for reputable rental services for audio books, preferably via download. My local library does audio downloads. and I do use them, but their selection is limited.
posted by answergrape on Mar 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Can Windows Movie Maker Create Audio Files?

If I build a project in Windows Movie Maker, is it possible to save it as an audio file instead of a WMV file? If not, what's the best way to get around this? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Mar 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Sharing toddler noises with grandparents

I'm looking for a place to share audio files with friends and family. Nothing copyrighted; mainly voice memo recordings, for my parents of their grandchild. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Feb 14, 2010 - 9 answers

These are not the 3gp files you are looking for

Problem converting 3gp audio files. (recorded on Motorola Droid) [more inside]
posted by jstarlee on Jan 20, 2010 - 6 answers

What are some of your favorite self-help audio books available on MP3?

What are some of your favorite self-help audio books available on MP3?
posted by wordsmith on Dec 28, 2009 - 2 answers

Yeah, I realize I'm probably screwed

How can I fix unplayable MP3s recovered from a formatted hard drive? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Dec 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Champion Sound

Why does music on my MP3 player sound better with small earphones than with big headphones? [more inside]
posted by murtagh on Nov 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me get my digital music from the bedroom to the living room.

Help me get my digital music collection into the living room, with semi-decent sound quality and without breaking the bank. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Oct 13, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me help her

What mp3 player should my wife get? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Sep 12, 2009 - 31 answers

How to fix an mp3 file that doesn't burn to CD in its entirety?

One of my mp3 files does not get burned to CD in its entirety (using Windows Media Player). The actual duration is roughly 53 minutes, and the mp3 plays flawlessly all the way through in WMP, but only around 48 minutes gets burned to the CD. [more inside]
posted by darwesh on Sep 7, 2009 - 1 answer

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