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Poetry reading

I'm looking for a reading recording of the poem by Ntozake Shange: With No Immediate Cause . [more inside]
posted by what's her name on Apr 2, 2012 - 1 answer

A Tried and Tested Tripod

Where can I find a tripod for my smart phone (Samsung Galaxy S2)? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Apr 1, 2012 - 3 answers

How to plan TV documentary soundtrack budget?

First TV work soundtrack commission. How to best spend £2K budget? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Mar 23, 2012 - 11 answers

How do I get people to really EXPERIENCE DnD?

How do I get people to really EXPERIENCE DnD? [more inside]
posted by justalisteningman on Mar 10, 2012 - 20 answers

I'm really dumb, but did I break the law?

I recorded a business meeting without consent. Did I do something illegal? [more inside]
posted by meta x zen on Mar 6, 2012 - 14 answers

How can I preserve this recording?

Is there a way to copy a recording from a Verizon FiOS DVR to a disc, thumb drive, or anything like that? Is this actually possible? I was on the New Year's Eve in New York broadcast multiple times and at length, so I would like to somehow keep this recording. What would I need to do?
posted by signondiego on Mar 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Is there a way to record streaming Flash video from a website?

I'm giving a talk next month at a professional meeting. While researching/preparing online, I've come across some Flash videos that I'd like to use in my presentation. Anybody know how I might go about recording them? Thanks
posted by BadgerDoctor on Feb 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Why does a tape recorder plugged into my computer's Mic input record so quietly?

Why does a tape recorder plugged into my computer's Mic input record so quietly? [more inside]
posted by JoeGoblin on Feb 23, 2012 - 10 answers

What's the frequency, Kenneth?

Need advice on recording my lectures. I use presentation software and I move around the lecture hall/room interacting with students. I want to record audio directly to my computer while moving around a classroom. What equipment and software do I need to do this? I am open to all suggestions.
posted by jadepearl on Feb 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me best record family history.

I'm embarking on a new stage in a family history project, in which I'll be interviewing my grandmother and great aunt for their knowledge and stories about our relatives. What is the best technology by which to do so - that is, how should I best record and preserve these conversations? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Feb 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Limited sound card?

How do I make my computer stop using the built-in microphone when recording sound? Is my sound card so poor that it can't record from anything but the built-in mike? [more inside]
posted by Termite on Jan 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Can you find a way to do dictation from a distance, using a microphone headpiece and your laptop?

Is there a way to set up some sort of dictation system in which you can talk into a microphone while out walking around and have the words transmitted back to your computer? [more inside]
posted by AdamCSnider on Jan 25, 2012 - 8 answers

I'm sort of the Brian Wilson of people who plonk ineptly in Garageband.

Does anyone have any awesome tips, tricks, hacks, etc. for becoming a Garageband (11) hero? If so, this is the AskMe where you would post them and garner the favorites and best answers you so crave. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Recording program?

Free recording/editing programs more advanced than Audacity? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jan 9, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me find danceable Garageband drum loops that work with rock music

What songs have beats that just demand you hit the dance floor? Which of those beats would translate well to minimal rock/funk/dancepunk music? Where can I find those sorts of loops for Garageband or Logic Pro? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Jan 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Please help me set up a small, humble home recording studio

New to home-recording and need recommendations for a condenser mic, reference monitors, a few other things. [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Dec 30, 2011 - 8 answers

waves.wav

Would you recommend some very high fidelity nature sounds recordings? I am especially interested in ocean waves / beach sounds. The 1080p stuff on youtube is just not cutting it. And it's impossible to tell the audio quality of CD samples. The higher the quality the better.
posted by parallax7d on Dec 20, 2011 - 7 answers

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

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