Music Recording: Do I want a Shure SM57, 58 or something else? [more inside]
Asking for a Friend: My father still uses VHS tapes. I need to get him on tech from this millennium. [more inside]
Trying to buy a mixer with a usb interface. Is 2.0 that much better than 1.0? [more inside]
How can I best go about better recording the audio from a sound system, and then syncing it with video taken from the opposite side of the church? Also, how can I turn out multiple DVDs cheaply? [more inside]
I'm having a problem with screen recording software on Windows XP. [more inside]
Distribution/broadcast of recorded phone messages (in Canada) where the calling-in party is unaware they are being recorded: legal? [more inside]
GarageBand Filter: I am recording with GarageBand 3 and I have some questions about how best to seamlessly create/join loops so I don't have to play the whole song through for each track. Looking for tips and tricks. [more inside]
We want to record students giving presentations and give them a copy of the video afterwards for later review. The camera would be fixed in some way to the room (either to the ceiling or one of the walls) and connected to a computer where the recording would be done. What kind of camera would work? Can this be done on the cheap (as in not in the thousands of dollars)? If not, what alternatives exist? [more inside]
Do you know of any sweet, kinda secluded spots in Portland, OR that might sound cool if one were to record music being played in them? [more inside]
What is the fastest and least expensive way to get from Seattle to a beach with reasonable surf (at least 3')? [more inside]
How to record from Toshiba dvd player/recorder hard drive to another Toshiba dvd recorder? [more inside]
I want to record stories of people who might not otherwise get to tell their stories, or who don't have anyone who will preserve their heritage. I need any advice you can give me, including equipment, logistics and legal issues. [more inside]
How can I mic my doumbek (hand drum) so that I can play in a band with other amplified instruments? [more inside]
I need recommendations for lavaliere mic on the cheap. One I can hook up to my Zoom H4. Details inside. [more inside]
I'm the "everything that runs on electricity" technical advisor for a local band. We're in the process of wrapping up the first CD, and the recording set up is killing us. Am I missing something here with the Presonus Firestudio? How can we just finish editing the CD without it crashing every hour? [more inside]
A computer recording question. What will I need to turn a modern desktop PC into a multitrack studio? [more inside]
I want to start recording TV programmes at home to use at school, but I haven't used any kind of TV recording equipment since VHS tapes. Ideally what I want to be able to do is record TV programmes from a Freesat box (including iplayer programmes) onto a USB external HDD. [more inside]
How can overdubbed voice tracks to a film, which were recorded in a sound studio, be manipulated to sound more natural? [more inside]
Off-camera Movie sound: How does it work? [more inside]
[Yet another Android app question] Android music app choices look to be slim. Looking for recommendations for playback, streaming and recording apps. [more inside]
Point an old school composer toward making electronic music, especially with these so-called 'beats' all the kids are talking about. [more inside]
Help me build the best possible mobile video/audio recording set-up, for under $1,000. [more inside]
Does anyone know if there is a recording of the original opening night of the "RENT" Musical; from the night after Jonathan Larson passed away, and if so, where I might find it? [more inside]
I want to record baseball games which often take 3~4 hours. I've tried a Radio Shark to record directly into my computer, but I can't seem to get the reception that I can get with a tuner and a cassette deck. I've tried to find a dual cassette deck that records in auto~reverse on BOTH decks~they used to be common but it seems they're no longer made. Can you help me?
We have a satellite provider rather than cable tv. I recently bought from e-bay a Toshiba RD-XS235 which comes with a "TV Guide" feature built in, unlike my previous Toshiba recorder, an RD-XS32SU (the drive of which is giving out after extensive use). The reviews say that there is a "manual recording" feature, and I looked up the owners' manual online and found the relevant page, but the directions do not seem to work. Is that because I need to allow a few hours for the TV Guide feature to attempt to "kick in"? The manual says to "turn it off overnight for the TV Guide programming to take effect." It WON'T take effect because we no longer use a cable provider. I prefer the manual programming anyhow. Does anyone in the hive mind know how to manually program the RD-XS235? My frustration is running high right now! Any and all advice is welcome! Thanks, techies.
A simple question that has led me down many dead ends: what cheap-ish headphones would you recommend for someone (in the UK) who primarily wants to listen to music and recorded songs? [more inside]
Which iPhone application is best at recording telephone conversations? [more inside]
Best method of recording high quality spoken poetry on my Macbook Pro? Not in performance, but with somebody reading, sat down with the mic in front of them. [more inside]
Is a Macbook with Garage Band the best foundation for a home studio? [more inside]
He's talented. He's just finished his cd, poured his heart and soul into this thing. But -- he fell in love with the studio, all those toys, sucked the life right out of this record. I've had a copy two days, I need to call him and tell him I love the record. But I don't. [more inside]
I want to record/create/find the kind of groaning/sudden pinging/twanging noise you get when a large metal structure is under a lot of stress. Suggestions for how to achieve this? [more inside]
I'm looking for a device or setup that will allow me to record calls on a cell phone (preferably using the 2.5" headset jack). Radio shack seems to have recently discontinued their Wireless Phone Recording Controller, Cat. #17-855, which is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for. Can anyone point me to a similar item? [more inside]
What do I (a totally non-musical/non-technologically savvy person) need in order to get started recording music on a Korg D1600 16-Track Digital Recorder that I just found myself in possession of? A friend and I want to record some music, and we have amassed an electric bass, a stylophone, and a glockenspiel. [more inside]
I want to wirelessly control basic transport functions in my recording software without using an internet-based network or buying a Frontier Tranzport. Specifically, I'd like to use my iPhone 3G to connect to a local network that I will create, including a Mac G4 with OS 10.4.x and an Intel G5 with 10.4.11. How do I do this?
We have done some market research, and we are aware that digital audio recorders and Mac computers are not exactly friends or buddies. We want to do some reasonably priced field recordings, and mostly voice logging. An easy interface with iTunes would be a major plus. What have you used, and what do you recommend?
According to All Music Guide, the band Mercury Rev "recorded a demo onto a reel of 35mm magnetic film." The classic record "Instinct" by Richard Davies / The Moles claims to be "THE FIRST 35MM RECORDING" but the practice seems to date to the 50s. Can anyone explain how this actually works? [more inside]
In flapjax's Put A Spell On You post today, what headphones are they wearing? (The big flat white ones.)
What Windows XP-compatible software is closest in feel and functionality to Garageband? Apple's music making package is one of the things I miss about my old Mac, but for now I am stuck with working on two PCs. The last AskMeFi question on this was five years ago; I've tried Acid and Audacity and hate them both. Help me get my groove back!
I'm going to conduct an interview over Skype for a podcast. What (free) tools are at my disposal for recording and editing? Any advice gratefully appreciated.
I want a software program that will mimic the recording function of the Livescribe pen, but for typing rather than note-taking [more inside]
What factors cause high latency when recording music using a laptop, and what can I do to decrease it? [more inside]
I record university lectures for podcasting, but I'm finding I can't rely on plugging in to the lecture hall audio system to get a clean recording. Given I have a digital field recorder with XLR inputs, what sorts of equipment (mics, mixer, etc.) could I pick up for $500 total that could allow me to make a decent recording of a lecture? [more inside]
What audio or video recording device should I buy my moderately technologically savvy 80 year old grandfather? [more inside]
Music recording filter: I think I need to use a compressor/limiter on an audio track but I don't know how. [more inside]
I'm working on an art project and need to record some videos, add a separate audio track, and burn them to DVD. I have no idea how to do this. Complications inside. [more inside]
Korg D888 multitrack recorder no longer overdubs [more inside]
Where's the best spot in or near Los Angeles to record distant train whistles? [more inside]
I want to be able to record TV shows for both analogue and digital TV. I've done some research and have figured out that I basically have three options; a PVR, a PlayTV peripheral for my PS3 and last of all, a TV Capture Card for my laptop. I've done some research on all of these and have worked out some pros and cons but can't make up my mind. Help me decide what the best option is. [more inside]
What’s a good hardware/software solution to be able to record my voice with my MacBook Pro such that I’m able to playback on my iPhone? [more inside]