I've been playing with recording songs or reading my poems as voice memos on my iPhone 5 (iOS 10) lately. I want to clean the audio up before I share it in any capacity. I have a PC running Windows 8.1. I'm hoping to learn the basics of things to specifically do in Audacity or another free program. I cannot afford software or recording equipment, and I have no previous knowledge of sound editing. For a sample here is a PJ Harvey cover I recorded today.
I'll be spending a week in Germany at the beginning of October. I have a ton of free time and the willingness to go anywhere that's rail-accessible. So, I beseech you: What are some of the coolest-SOUNDING places or things in Germany? [more inside]
I've been recording myself reading poems. I have a nice AKG P220 condenser mic which works really well in situations where there isn't a lot of room echo. My apartment is not such a place. If I can find a solution that costs less than buying a new microphone, I'd prefer it. I'm assuming that if I can deaden the room a little the problem will be fixed. Any suggestions for a cheap, nonpermanent way to accomplish this?
Is there an iPhone or Android video recording app that only records when motion is detected? [more inside]
Why did Audacity distort a recording? [more inside]
I have two chromebooks and a Yamaha YPT-320 keyboard. I have been trying like heck and failing at finding a way to record sounds from the keyboard to the chromebook. I would like to record multiple instrumental tracks that I could bring together and mess with in a garageband/ableton type program. [more inside]
Equipment and various sound / camera setups (wireless /wired , etc. . . ) [more inside]
A friend is currently at CNN, taking part in a panel discussion. I don't know if it's live or being recorded. Which is most likely? And is there a live feed on the 'net anywhere? (This is CNN Chile - the discussion is on Chilean politics so I don't think it will be in the International Spanish edition?)
Freelancer business writer here. Recommend me the best app to record interviews using an iPhone. [more inside]
What kind of computer and lighting (and recording devices) do I need to record and edit video? [more inside]
I need to learn how to create a training video. It needs to be able to capture what I am doing on my computer screen, while recording my accompanying dialog. I see these all the time on youtube, but I am unsure how to get started. Where can I find some free training, and/or what kind of software/equipment do I need? Thanks!
My computer records videos with terrible sound even with a microphone hooked up, what are some options to fix it? [more inside]
I currently use a nice set of wired headphones attached to my audio interface in my home studio. The wire is a pain especially when playing guitar or drums. What's the best/cheapest way to get a transmitter attached to my audio interface and a receiver plugged into my existing headphones? I understand that the receiver will likely be battery operated but if the transmitter could be plugged into a power source that'd be a bonus. Specific product recommendations especially welcome. Thanks!
I'm responding to student papers that are stuck inside our school's LMS. The software has a recording feature, but it is clunky and sluggish. What I would like to do is leave audio comments as a read the paper, hitting record and pause until I reach the end, then save the recording as an mp3. Quicktime would work perfectly for this if I could get the recording window to stay in the foreground. [more inside]
Friend and I are doing a recording and need a quiet place where we can close the door somewhere between Concord and Framingham, MA on weeknight evenings. [more inside]
Another geeky field recording question! I live in L.A. and would like to spend Memorial Day weekend in a "primitive camping" situation, surrounded by noisy nocturnal wildlife, to make long-form field recordings (6-10 hours). Birds and beasts are a particular interest. I'd like as little human company and contact as possible. Where would you go within, say, a six-hour drive?
I want to prepare a voice recording of step by step instructions for an exercise. [more inside]
I'm doing a music podcast based in my living room. I've a tripod, atop which is mounted a nice (Canon EOS Rebel T3) camera. Nice enough for my living room and for Youtube, I think. But what about the audio? [more inside]
I know nothing about recording or making music. How is something like Tight Pair by LIPPS, Inc recorded? When Cynthia Johnson comes in @ ~30 secs, she sounds like she is singing really loudly. At the same time, she sounds further away from the front of the music than the instruments. I'm curious how this effect is achieved, what volume Ms. Johnson was actually singing at in studio, and any other interesting things I don't know to ask about.
I need to get a recording made onto a 3.5" floppy from a roughly 1995 Yamaha baby grand player piano onto a CD the normal problems with old, unfamiliar technology apply here. [more inside]
Hi, mefi! I am looking for a song (ideally a recording that I can listen to) called "Run Run Run". It was in an elementary school music textbook in the mid-eighties, but I have currently found only one mention of it on The Web, on this page. [more inside]
I've been doing a lot of hands-on failure analysis and inspection for my work, and I need a good way to dictate inspection notes using my iphone. You know in TV when the coroner describes the autopsy as he's doing it? Like that. I'd really prefer it to be an iOS app, but some kind of laptop app would be vaguely acceptable. Specific Required features inside. [more inside]
My friend is looking for an inexpensive audio recorder for her very creative daughter to record the stories she comes up with. Specifics inside. [more inside]
Inspired by our old friend The Weatherman and in particular this project I'm interested in learning to use microphones for field recording. I'd like to experiment both with portable battery-powered recorders and with installed outdoor mics that can be connected to a computer or rack of other gear. [more inside]
If I want to try to do a fair amount of editing, is it better to record audio tracks or MIDI tracks? [more inside]
On Monday afternoon I will be recording a group (6-7) of non-singers singing a parody song for an event. The song being parodied is a novelty song and the only instrumental/karaoke versions of the song I've been able to find are rather sparse keyboard or guitar only tracks...which means that the non-singers will need to carry the tune. This isn't a singing competition so while the key priority is everyone has fun, what are the "simple" things I can do to make it sound like we can sing even just a bit. [more inside]
I'm currently writing a song and part of that includes recording lots of vocals. I have available --my computer, an apple laptop, with a built-in mike --garage band --my headphones with a voice input/mike Help me make it the best it can be! [more inside]
Yasmine Hamdan performed an hour set on Korsa Live, a television show on the Moroccan network 2M. Is there an audio album release of this performance that can be found? [more inside]
I'm seriously planning to try recording voice and acoustic guitar, and I need help on setting up the most basic, yet decent home studio. [more inside]
And I'm on a very tight budget. What do I buy? [more inside]
I have the only known master copy of an unreleased song by a very famous recording artist. What do I do with it? [more inside]
I want to start a few seconds video recording prompted by a gun blast. Plan is to attach a USB camera to a spotting scope and have my Mac start recording a few seconds of video the moment a shot is fired. The start and stop of the Video recording can be done with Automator ad/or Apple script. I am looking for an app or hardware solution to prompt the recording. It could be an application that starts a script once a sound exceeds a certain level. Perhaps even better a motion sensor that will sense the shock in the rifle stock. Thanks for your help. Rogier
What professional medical equipment, techniques and possibilities exist to record sounds inside the body? [more inside]
Looking for Aleatoric compositions on unaltered voice tracks. [more inside]
What's the best, easiest method of mastering tracks that were mixed in Garageband? [more inside]
I'm recording a little concert tonight and trying not to botch it [more inside]
I want to record (audio and video) the discussions of a team of 5~6 people during a training exercise that requires moving through a physical course. The recordings and transcriptions will be used to conduct a research study on how teams learn. I have agreements from the parties involved to record these exercises. What equipment/services could be used to accomplish this goal? [more inside]
In this day and age (2015), how should a happily obscure musician promote his music to a small audience? [more inside]
Can you help me find the best hardware or software solution? [more inside]
My son is trying to record his voice along with his piano and he needs a microphone/usb setup to record his voice. He wants to sing covers of songs by Coldplay or Adele, if that helps. (this question is eight years old so it seemed like it was time to re-ask.)
I've started to consider the possibility of recording a covers EP. Before I do so, I'd like to find out how much it would cost to get a license to release these songs. Most of the places I've seen online look like they have an application process, but is there a way to find out what the royalty rate would be before I record these songs?
I want to record vocals in GarageBand for iPad. Please recommend a microphone and any other necessary gear I might need. [more inside]
My neighbor and I own houses which are covered by a set of restrictive covenants we may be interested in dissolving. I want to know exactly what we need to do. Details within. [more inside]
I'd like to read stories in English with my daughter. [more inside]
I'd love to find a recording device that can fit within my pocket and record words said quietly ten feet away. I am a normal/small size woman with smallish pockets. But it's WINTER! Coat pockets are large, but are padded and seem to muffle the recordings I take on my phone QUITE A BIT. Needed for non-creepy, extra moral applications only, I assure you. Triple bonus points for amazon links.
I am about to wire some audio cables in my wall. It's two 1/4" jacks, stereo, one is microphone and the other headphones, going to a recording computer in a different room. Need help figuring out the proper parts. [more inside]
We want to capture eight hours at a time of conversation in an office, for editing later. There are two people at separate desks. What equipment is needed, within the sweet spot between "sounds good enough" and "affordable"? The end result should be 2 separate audio files, editable in Audacity. Paint me a picture of the setup you'd use for this.
In Canada, if someone asks you if you are recording a conversation, can you lie and continue to record it? [more inside]
We have been gifted what I think is a very nice mixing board. I'm wondering if it's a good fit for a home recording studio, or if it's too much. [more inside]