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Connecting Multiple USB Microphones to a Mac Laptop

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?
posted by Jamesonian on Dec 2, 2011 - 8 answers

What movies talk about recording life events?

Help me identify movies that feature the recording of one's life events. I am looking to develop a strategy for a website or an app like Path, and I would like to include references to movies. [more inside]
posted by jacobw on Dec 2, 2011 - 15 answers

How to record from multiple cameras at once on OS X?

Is it possible to record video from two sources simultaneously on a Mac and/or sync up the video somehow? [more inside]
posted by hijinx on Nov 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Why listening while singing?

Why are singers using headphones while recording? [more inside]
posted by knz on Nov 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Capturing and Compiling HD Video Clips?

I'm looking for the cheapest and/or easiest way to capture and compile segments of certain television news and comedy shows in full HD from a standard set-top box, then export them as a single HD presentation (either as a file or maybe as a Blu-ray disk). Luckily, I'm not starting completely from scratch. I already have MacBook Pro (2010) Final Cut Studio (the 2006 release I think but certainly not the most current version) and Adobe Creative Suite CS5 Master Collection. What more do I need (some type of capture device I assume) and what's the best workflow given the heavy duty software package? This project is NOT intended for any kind of sale or public distribution but instead is part of a school project.
posted by Jamesonian on Nov 17, 2011 - 2 answers

What would be a good camera to set up a stream from out of my window? And is this legal?

What would be a good camera to set up a stream from out of my window? And is this legal? [more inside]
posted by wooh on Nov 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Best way to record iPhone interviews on the cheap

Best solution for recording phone interviews. Here's my equipment: iPhone, MacBook, iPad. I'm a blogger, and I've been recording my interviews into a recording app on my iPad, or into garageband on my mac, using my iPhone on speakerphone. I'd prefer to not use speakerphone, as it cuts out and sounds like a walkie-talkie. I have an important interview coming up, and I'd like to up my game audio fidelity-wise without buying any other gear. What's my best solution?
posted by letstrythis on Nov 7, 2011 - 8 answers

iPad multitrack recording

I have an iPad2, a Peavy PV10 mixing board, several reasonable microphones (sm57, e835), and many acoustic and electric instruments. I do not have a computer that is anything other than ancient. What is going to be the best way to rig this all up for the best multitrack sound recording? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Oct 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Get out the vehicle, hippy!

How can I outfit my car with an automatic recording device to protect myself and my passengers from crime and civil rights violations? [more inside]
posted by ambulocetus on Oct 23, 2011 - 9 answers

IANAL, obviously

YANALFilter: I want to prepare a release form that gives me rights to use recordings I make of literary performances on the internet and radio. What should be included? [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Oct 5, 2011 - 1 answer

Quality Dictaphone

Can anyone reccomend a quality dictaphone (up to £150) for recording interviews in noisy enviroments?
posted by nam3d on Oct 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Echo...

Sound engineers, please give me some great ideas for making my home studio acoustically stable on a budget. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Sep 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Help a complete newb create high quality ambient recordings of spaces (need recommendations on equipment, and software)

Help a complete newb create high quality ambient recordings of spaces (need recommendations on equipment, and software) [more inside]
posted by wooh on Sep 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Is it possible to edit takes in LogicPro?

Another LogicPro question. Actually 2 problems: (1) It seems impossible to follow the manual's instructions on editing multiple takes within one track (I can't "click-drag" on a MacBook). (2) I'm getting a weird error message. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Sep 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me playback some sounds on a costume prop

Where do I find a portable and programmable sound board-like thing? [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Sep 5, 2011 - 4 answers

I really wish Australia had Radio Shack.

I need a basic landline phone recording lead like this. I might not have enough time to order one online. Can I make one myself? How would I do that? (Bonus question: Where can I buy one in Sydney?) [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Aug 24, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me rewind Audacity when in the middle of recording (please)

I am recording a list of names on Audacity. Usually, when I go wrong, I know I've gone wrong. I'd like to be able to rewind to where I was about to go wrong and re-record over the wrong one, rather than adding a new version of the name after the wrong one then going back later to cut out the mistakes. So the ideal: "Peter, John, Rabbit" [rewinds to end of John] "Robert, Paul ... " and I end up with a tape saying "Peter, John, Robert, Paul ..." rather than "Peter, John, Rabbit, Robert, Paul ..." [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Aug 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Long distance podcasting, how does that work?

Long distance podcasting: equipment, software, and how to make it work. [more inside]
posted by itsacover on Aug 21, 2011 - 3 answers

One mic or two?

One mic or two? I am recording myself on the shakuhachi more and more these days, and I'm in the process of building up a recording set-up. I have one professional audio engineer friend who says I only need one mic, and another very knowledgeable friend who says I will definitely do better with two. My lack of knowledge about the subject knows no bounds, and much of the information online is confusing or incomplete. [more inside]
posted by zachawry on Aug 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Monitor Speakers for a Living Room Studio

Thanks to the ever-wonderful advice of AskMeFi, I picked up a Mackie Onyx mixer which I've been using with Reaper to record a small band, and I am perfectly pleased. In order to hear ourselves live using the mixer's low latency, the audio out from the mixer is being piped out over unbalanced stereo that passes next to a wall full of electrical wiring and into a 1/4"-1/8" converter into the line-in of my computer's speakers. It is roughly as awful as it sounds. [more inside]
posted by DoubleMark on Aug 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Windows XP USB soundcard?

I want to record LP's using a Windows XP external soundcard. [more inside]
posted by facetious on Aug 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Can't hear one audio track in LogicPro

Another LogicPro question: What did I accidentally do to one of my guitar tracks that caused it to stop playing back properly? [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Aug 3, 2011 - 4 answers

How to navigate copyright permissions for a CD by a small a cappella group?

My small a cappella singing group is recording a CD and needs to know about licensing of copyrighted songs before we sell copies of our CD. [more inside]
posted by palliser on Aug 2, 2011 - 8 answers

American guitar

How do American sound technicians make a folk/blues guitar sound really pop? [more inside]
posted by Baldons on Jul 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find the right film and AV equipment for my nonprofit

Help me find the right AV equipment to buy for my cultural events nonprofit! I throw literary events that are awesome and generally undocumented. Tell me what I should buy (cameras, software, mics) to visually convey a sense of their awesomeness. Bonus points on tutorials on making podcasts and workflow process for videos. [more inside]
posted by johnasdf on Jul 18, 2011 - 8 answers

YouTube not handling multiple Keynote audio tracks

When starting and stopping (i.e. pausing) audio/slide recording in Keynote, how do I get the final export to play the complete audio when uploaded to YouTube? [more inside]
posted by pavane on Jul 17, 2011 - 1 answer

Help me sing the blues. To my mac mini. Without a preamp.

Seeking USB hub with audio in, or some other way to use my pro mic with my MacMini. [more inside]
posted by letahl on Jul 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Recording of girl who designed a video game?

I remember seeing a reference somewhere on mefi float by that I can't find anymore. There was a young girl (8-13?) who had hand-written a design for a video game and someone interviewed her about it, possibly her father. She went into great detail in an audio-only recording about this Portal-like game she made, and somewhere there was a link to the audio and the hand drawn pictures of several horizontally laid out levels. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by sciurine on Jul 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Creating simple audio tracks

How can I edit simple music tracks on a PC laptop without spending a fortune? I have pretty good working knowledge of music notation software (mainly Sibelius) but am looking for something that I can use with my Zoom H2 Digital Recorder to multi-track ideas using live instruments and have absolutely no idea what I need. HELP?! [more inside]
posted by joboe on Jul 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Radio Kreyòl

So, I have this song allegedly performed in Haitian Creole. What are they singing? Can you divine a title? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Best way to record a phone call?

What's the current state-of-the-art for recording a telephone conversation? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jun 28, 2011 - 1 answer

What are the components of Lenny Kaye's guitar sound?

Geetar-filter: What axe/fx achieved the sound of Lenny Kaye's wonderful solo on "Pissing In A River"?
posted by Trurl on Jun 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Keyboardist/vocalist needs audio interface for home studio

I'm looking for recommendations for equipment for my home audio recording setup (using GarageBand). Specifically, I want an audio interface capable of 24-bit recording with midi and microphone inputs. Many more details about my setup within! [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on Jun 19, 2011 - 6 answers

How to record two people at once who are walking without a third person recording it?

I need to record two people at the same time. I can't follow them around with a boom mic and I don't want them to be attached at the hip with a splitter to one recorder plus 2 lapel mics. How do I record two people, walking around, talking to each other? Do I need two recorders? AND if I have two recorders, how much of a pain will it be to edit the material/will it sound weird? How is this normally done? It is for the radio. [more inside]
posted by cyberdad on Jun 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Like StoryCorps, but with more beer.

At our upcoming family reunion (the first in a good seven years), my mother wants to run an audio "story booth" where family members can come and tell stories to be preserved for posterity. Can y'all think of any tips -- before, during and after -- to help this run smoothly and get the most interesting stories? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jun 3, 2011 - 10 answers

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

Help me record my explaining

What device / technology should I use to record interactive lectures at home and publish them online? [more inside]
posted by knz on May 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Audio-archeology, or listening to the roar of the t-rex

Has anyone ever attempted to find sound recordings out in the world that weren't made with human technology? [more inside]
posted by umbú on May 7, 2011 - 14 answers

Etta James sings...

20 years ago, at a concert in Toronto, Etta James sang a song that my partner fell in love with. To the best of her recollection it had the lyric, "why was was I born green, instead of blue -like everybody else?" I've googled around but can't narrow my results down to anything useful. Does anyone know what the title of this song might be and if there is a recording of it available?
posted by bonobothegreat on May 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Guitar -> ??? -> iPad -> audio files

What connection kit and software do you recommend for amp modeling and recording guitar on iOS? I'd like to plug the guitar into the connector, pick an amp, record stuff, then get the audio files either off the device or into other apps for mixing.
posted by ignignokt on Apr 25, 2011 - 8 answers

justin.tv DVR?

Hey, anybody got an end-to-end solution to do set-it-and-forget-it style timeshifting of Justin.tv streams? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Apr 19, 2011 - 0 answers

Using "Record" plus "Lexicon Alpha" with my guitar?

how to hook up Record, Lexicon Alpha, and my Guitar? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Mar 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Ideas for enhancing smartphone audio recording for live events

RecordingFilter: I got the idea of using my new Android phone to make a live recording. I just used the Voice Recorder app that came on the phone. The resulting recording is obviously pretty low quality, but not completely terrible. How can I find ways to make future smartphone recordings sound better? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Mar 26, 2011 - 4 answers

What's the best quality podcast recording solution under these circumstances?

Starting a podcast (spoken word) and suddenly have the opportunity to interview the exact people I really shouldn't be "practicing" on. I'm a radiophile, want decent sound, but have no time to learn the technical side of sound recording before my interviews in a few days. Can I spend a little up front to make decent sound or do I just need to spend more? [more inside]
posted by lotusfeet on Mar 20, 2011 - 10 answers

It would be great if There Can Be Only One

Help me figure out how to get the video capabilities of a Flip Ultra in a smartphone. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Mar 17, 2011 - 5 answers

technical music books

Books that all aspiring audio engineers/mixers/producers should own.
posted by hiddenknives on Mar 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Will an HTPC help get shows off my DirecTV DVR?

Can I use an HTPC/DIY DVR solution to record shows off my DirecTV DVR? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Mar 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Guitarfilter: Direct Injection

Guitarfilter: I am looking to find the best DI (Direct Injection) box for my needs. The most important things to me are: 1.) Active not Passive 2.) Has two outputs, one to USB for PC recording and one (as bypass or as wet) standard 1/4" to feed to amp 3.) Low latency. [more inside]
posted by kjl291 on Mar 3, 2011 - 13 answers

Home recording 101

Help this musician get started with home recording. I've written lots of music and its time to get it recorded. I have basically zero equipment and zero knowledge, so start me from the beginning. [more inside]
posted by Khalad on Feb 22, 2011 - 15 answers

Home Electronic Music Studio - DA signal paths and other questions.

Re-building my electronic music home studio with a new computer at the heart of it. Have lots of pieces but not sure of optimal setup/signal path. [more inside]
posted by erebora on Feb 10, 2011 - 6 answers

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