Built-in MacBook microphone records an annoying buzzy/overloaded tone on loud vocals- is there a cheap fix? [more inside]
SoftwareFilter: Looking for voice / sound activated recording software to monitor what noises are spooking my dog when I'm at work. Mac-only, please. [more inside]
what's the best recording of music for 18 musicians available? [more inside]
What is the best audio card for my "old" PC? I'll be using it for home recording. [more inside]
How can I create my own Couch to 5K running podcast? [more inside]
Researching cheap and cheerful equipment (mics, mixers, etc.) for recording podcasts. The caveat: there will be several people in the podcast. [more inside]
I need an easy-to-use standalone MP3 recorder to record council meetings. It would need to have the facility to take input from microphones. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a WinXP-friendly solution -- ideally shareware, freeware, or open source -- for automatically recording online radio streams such as shoutcast at pre-selected times, a few times a week? I currently use a WinAmp plugin that does recording manually, breaking the tracks up into individual mp3s, but I would like to automate the process for particular broadcasts.
The final mixdown on music I have created at home is very low in volume. How can I raise the volume of my final tracks without getting that god-awful digital clipping? [more inside]
I have a Roland F-50 digital piano and a laptop. How do I connect them to record songs, do basic mixing and loop chord sequences? [more inside]
I heard a term somewhere that referred to the modern phenomena of sounds being decoupled from what produces them, in the sense that it's no longer a one-to-one relationship between sound and thing. So whereas previously every time you heard a bark you knew it was a dog, now it could be a TV, a computer, or a robot dog. Likewise, a big professional sound system could sound like almost anything. I think the originator was an academic. I distinctly remembering seeing mention of this on wikipedia once. What was that term? Who coined it?
what are your favorite, and "rawest", recordings of the great operas? [more inside]
I'm looking for standalone devices to continuously record video and/or audio. I would like to record while biking and when the memory is full automatic overwrite should occur. I.e. I always want to have the last X minutes of the recording ready in case something interesting happens. Anybody know of an affordable solution for this?
I just found out my landlord has been secretly taping our conversations. She uses a tape recorder hidden in her purse. The landlord is in the process of evicting another tenant of the building and has asked the court to bring in tapes of conversations as evidence. The judge gave her forms to fill out so she can get the tape recorder and tapes past security. [more inside]
What's the price range for a professional music producer for a rock band? We're looking at working with one producer but want to be sure we're getting a good deal. Are there any questions/features we should be asking the producer about to make sure we're getting a good deal? Right now he's telling us it's about $1500-$2000 per song, is that the going rate? [more inside]
I want to watch the Knicks this season and beyond. The problem is that I live in the UK for most of the year so I'm looking for a way of getting to see more than just highlights. [more inside]
EmergencyRecordingFilter: What are my options for a reasonably-priced, Cubase-friendly, fully multitrack-enabled control surface right now? [more inside]
I am in NYC, how can I find, in Tokyo ("near the Palace"), a recording studio that can record an interview between two people and send me the file? And an ISDN line connection would also be ideal.
How do I get the best audio quality out of Skype, specifically for recording? [more inside]
What are some good resources (books, sites etc.) to learn synthesizer techniques? [more inside]
I've heard a font about digital recording devices and how they obsolete tapes. I've considered getting a portable digital recorder to record song ideas, like a sketchpad. [more inside]
Looking for a good mixing engineer near Sacramento. We have tracks recorded in Logic (easily sent to Protools) and need a pro to help make them sound pretty.
What portable recording equipment is Jodie Foster's character using in The Brave One?
We're taking a road trip from Boston to Michigan this weekend, and would like to record some video along the way, just for fun. Problem is, we've got a cheap digicam with a lousy built-in mic. How can we record audio (two people talking, mostly) on the übercheap? [more inside]
What is going wrong when I try to record tapes from CD? Regardless of circumstance, the cassettes go weird near the ends of each side. [more inside]
I'm looking for an affordable recording interface and I think I have it narrowed down to these two M-Audio products, this one and this one. From what little I know I heard that firewire is the way to go with an interface, less lag or whatever, is this really that important and what does this mean when it comes to recording? What's the big downside to a USB interface because from what I've noticed is that they're generally cheaper. [more inside]
I seem to be getting a regular ground hum-type noise when I record onto my Macbook. [more inside]
I have been using JamStudio for a while now to quickly throw together backing tracks to practice guitar with. This website is great and highly recommended, but I now want something similar but which is more powerful/flexible, has better audio quality and variety, and which will integrate with my recording software (currently Cubase). Midi based would be perfect. I plan to use this mostly for practicing, but also for some recording. [more inside]
Where's a good starting place for a 22 year-old looking to get into the recording studio side of the music business? [more inside]
How do you home songwriters keep yourselves organized? How do you keep yourself motivated? [more inside]
Transferring from a dictaphone (headphone output only) to a MacBook, and I can't afford to lose much quality. Help! [more inside]
I'm headed out to travel rural developing areas on a folk music field recording expedition. Can I get some advice on what equipment to use? [more inside]
Asking for a co-worker: Is there a service, web-based or otherwise, that will record a message from me, then call a list of phone numbers I provide and play it back to them? [more inside]
I'm trying to record audio on my Mac Pro from a hardware source using the digital Line In on the Mac, but am only getting "digital noise" as the recording. [more inside]
Where can I find recordings of a voice saying "Side A" and "Side B" in Spanish, to reuse on a tape I'm making? [more inside]
My analog cable(vision) just dropped 9 channels--prices remain the same. It's time for a change. [more inside]
RecordingStudioFilter: Advice sought on how to run a collective no-budget underground (literally) studio; starting immediately. lots [more inside]
How do I best use Apple Soundtrack Pro to record multitake voiceover for a video project? [more inside]
AudioRecordingFilter: What is the best overall pitch-shifting plug-in for Pro Tools LE (Windows)? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are hiking the Appalachian trail for two weeks at the end of the month. We're taking along a Martin Backpacker (guitar) and a small set of bongos. What are some very excellent blues/folk/bluegrass/mountain songs that we should learn before we go? [more inside]
I'm looking for a recording studio in Manhattan or Brooklyn that can record Drums, Standup Bass, and Ukulele (at the same time, not overdubbed), in Logic Studio. I'd then like to have the Logic Project files given to me, so I can work on the rest of the arrangement in my bedroom. [more inside]
I'm trying to get better sound quality out of music recordings, I've been using one of those adapters that turn a 1/4 into 1/8 but it's gets really fuzzy sometimes. I'm looking for a better way to hook up instruments to the computer, I've looked at mixer boxes but they have all these onboard equalizer's that I'm not really interested in, I just want a decent transfer quality and not all the bells and whistles. I guess my question is I'm looking for something cheap that will let me hook up something with a 1/4 jack to my computer, and also having a mic input would be a bonus.
Are there any VST plugins that emulate the lo-fi tone of four track recorders? [more inside]
Recordingfilter: Why do strange buzzing noises and "zzzt"s appear when someone isn't touching the guitar strings while recording on a computer. [more inside]
To defrag or not to defrag (an iPod)? [more inside]
So I built a small but first rate recording studio on the back of my property for personal use and to make a little money on the side recording others. Two friends of mine ask to use the space half the week to make money for themselves recording commercial jingles. They have brought in a lot of nice equipment that I enjoy using almost exclusively. They've given me a small amount of money in the past but it's come time to discuss a more professional and fair arrangement of who owes who what. [more inside]
Why are some of the high resolution MP3s I've encoded recently (at 320 kbps) still turning out with traces of faint, but audible jitter? [more inside]
Is there any way to trick ProTools into recognizing the digital ouput from my Alesis Firewire 8? [more inside]
Help me find a good recording of Copland's Third Symphony. [more inside]
Is there any sort of discography for albums created/recorded at Studio PASS? What was the story behind Studio PASS anyway? [more inside]