What's the current state-of-the-art for recording a telephone conversation? [more inside]
Geetar-filter: What axe/fx achieved the sound of Lenny Kaye's wonderful solo on "Pissing In A River"?
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]
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]
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]
What microphone should I use in rural Ghana? [more inside]
What device / technology should I use to record interactive lectures at home and publish them online? [more inside]
Has anyone ever attempted to find sound recordings out in the world that weren't made with human technology? [more inside]
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?
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.
Hey, anybody got an end-to-end solution to do set-it-and-forget-it style timeshifting of Justin.tv streams? [more inside]
how to hook up Record, Lexicon Alpha, and my Guitar? [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me figure out how to get the video capabilities of a Flip Ultra in a smartphone. [more inside]
Books that all aspiring audio engineers/mixers/producers should own.
Can I use an HTPC/DIY DVR solution to record shows off my DirecTV DVR? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Best Windows free/shareware software for recording analog cassettes to mp3? [more inside]
Two questions about an academic conference: (1) voice recording at a distance and (2) networking at said conference as an undergrad. [more inside]
How do I fix two audio recordings that should be in sync, but aren't? [more inside]
record live digital piano with sd memory card [more inside]
I have a couple of old sporting events burned to a DVD+R. My DVD players and computers no longer recognize any data on them. Is there a way I can view what I recorded, or recover the data? [more inside]
When I set my microphone stand on a table I get a hum. How can I fix that without spending a lot of money or holding the microphone the whole time? [more inside]
I have been taking video with my iPhone 4 recently, but it's been windy so I get a lot of wind noise. What's the best way to go about reducing the wind noise, and/or how can I make a microphone cover/windscreen for the iPhone 4?
I'm just starting out recording/producing music so I'm looking to buy a decent sound card which will get me started, but without getting too high-end. Ideally I'd like to have a couple of mic ports (for guitar + vocals) and also midi I/O to connect my keyboard. Any recommendations/advice? [more inside]
Is there any software that will take the input of a USB webcam, and (at a given signal like a mouse-click) save the previous 30 seconds/45 seconds/one minutes/two minutes of video/audio to the hard drive? Windows is required, F/OSS is preferred. [more inside]
I have some old cassette tapes of African music made by my in-laws who were missionaries the in the 1960s. A friend transferred the reel-to-reel recordings to cassette. Backwards. My in-laws didn't play the tapes until much later, and the original reels were overwritten by then. Any ideas on the easiest way to restore the music?
Which recording of Andrea Chénier, the opera by Umberto Giordano, is the best? And why?
mac filter: (free) app for quick, easy mp3 audio recording of spoken word? [more inside]
Can you help me find a recording of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" with the ORIGINAL original lyrics? [more inside]
I've offered to help fund the pressing of a local musician's new album. Help me not to be an arse about it. [more inside]
All I want to do is record from my microphone to Audacity. Help! M-Audio Producer USB mike. [more inside]
I'm searching for an old BBC-style Sound Effects recording. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
How do I record a podcast? [more inside]
I´m looking for a way to record electronic music using binaural technology. I already have all the necessary equipment (binaural mics, dummy head, DAW, etc.), but I want to record the sounds DIRECTLY from the source without using the dummy head, is it possible? [more inside]
Examples of "funky, soulful" lyrics? [more inside]
Why am I picking up a hum when recording? [more inside]
What's the best way to record antenna-based broadcast TV? [more inside]
What hardware and software would you use to assemble a lightweight music production kit for audio recording and/or sequencing using the iPad as the "hub?" [more inside]
Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, original cast - does a film or videotape exist? [more inside]
I'm working on a new podcast with a co-host who's 3000 miles away. The podcast requires us to take telephone (or Skype) calls. What hardware & software setup will allow us to record mic-quality audio of my co-host and myself, along with telephone/Skype-quality audio of our guests? [more inside]
How do I play my iPod instruments into Garageband? [more inside]
My High School student needs to record a sample of his trombone at home so he can take it to his teacher. [more inside]
A nice, easy-to-use HD recording setup (mics and cameras). $5000 budget. GO! [more inside]
I have a 14-channel mixer. During a live performance I want to play some channels to loudspeakers while simultaneously recording, but I want the recording to contain more channels that are not played through the loudspeakers. Details and diagrams within. [more inside]
As someone who's just starting to seriously explore classical music, I'd like a reference that surveys the repertoire, puts composers, their works, and specific recorded performances of those works into context, and which preferably discusses specific CD releases of those performances. [more inside]
Computer music MeFites! I need your help! Here is what I want to do: compose music on Finale, export the composition to a MIDI sequencing software, add beats that I'd also like to create myself, and then mix in real instruments including voice. What do I need? [more inside]