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How to eavesdrop on your pets using technology

Rabbits may vocalize in frequencies humans can't hear. How can I record my rabbits talking and play it back to myself? [more inside]
posted by epanalepsis on Nov 12, 2012 - 6 answers

What hardware do I need for recording and live mixing?

I need a USB interface to connect 2 mics, a midi keyboard, and an ipod to a computer, for both live mixing and recording. Hope? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on May 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Will a Portabooth work for instruments?

Will something like the Porta-Booth Pro work well for recording instruments or other large noise-making devices? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Apr 28, 2012 - 1 answer

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 umbĂș on May 7, 2011 - 14 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

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

Trying to locate a Sound Effects recording

I'm searching for an old BBC-style Sound Effects recording. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by The Discredited Ape on Dec 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Sound mixer: How to record and play back different inputs?

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]
posted by odinsdream on Oct 15, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I mic my doumbek so that I can play in a band with other amplified instruments?

How can I mic my doumbek (hand drum) so that I can play in a band with other amplified instruments? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Off-camera Movie sound: How does it work?

Off-camera Movie sound: How does it work? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jun 22, 2010 - 10 answers

TwangFilter

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]
posted by Zarkonnen on Apr 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Recording and editing Skype calls.

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.
posted by Frasermoo on Feb 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Buzz buzz buzz in the drum of the ear

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]
posted by dw on Feb 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Sound advice

I am looking for recommendations for a recording interface and self-powered monitors. [more inside]
posted by Zenabi on Oct 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Best gear for taking field recordings while traveling?

What compact gear setup is be best for taking general-purpose environmental audio field recordings while traveling? [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall on Jun 22, 2009 - 7 answers

The voice of me.

I want to produce a continuous synth tone from a sample of my own voice. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Apr 21, 2009 - 3 answers

a great school for the recording arts

I am currently looking to further my education in the recording arts. Does anyone know of an affordable, yet accredited program?
posted by konono on Apr 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Adobe Audacity vs Logic Express

Switched to Mac, looking for Adobe Audacity replacement. Should I go for Logic Express? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Apr 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Best Sound Card for my PC?

What is the best audio card for my "old" PC? I'll be using it for home recording. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Mar 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Sounds out of Place

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?
posted by phrontist on Dec 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Lado A / Lado B

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]
posted by kowalski on Jun 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Good production mixers for a podcast?

I am looking to get a mixer for my podcast, 300 bucks or less. I would like to get the Alesis IMULTIMIX8USB but I'm not sure if the recording to ipod is worth the extra 100 bucks. Can someone recommend a good usb or firewire mixer? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Jan 1, 2008 - 5 answers

A simple PC audio recording set up

Using a no-frills but decent PC, what (cheapish) sound card and what software should I buy for my father so he can record his guitar playing and singing as well as do basic mixing and editing? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Nov 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Stupid Low Hum

Why is there a low hum when I record with Vista? [more inside]
posted by superbird on Nov 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Please recommend a Belden alternative for my XLR cables

I'm about to make a bunch of XLR cables. I have everything but the cable and I'm hoping for some brand advice. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Oct 22, 2007 - 10 answers

Rockin' the mic with R2D2

Bzzzzzz! Whirrrrr! Advice on field recording various sounds made by a robotic device, please. [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Aug 8, 2007 - 4 answers

Removing video cross-feed from the audio mix

At a recent lecture, I taped from the soundboard & from some microphones. I meant to record these to separate channels, but I accidentally left it in low quality mode - mono, 22khz. It sounds like video got thrown into the mix. Can I salvage the audio? [more inside]
posted by Pronoiac on Jul 15, 2007 - 9 answers

How to record a voice mail message to my computer?

How do I record a voice mail message from a landline onto my computer? [more inside]
posted by annathea on Jul 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Looking to recreate the "perfect" sound

audiofilter: How do you get one sound sample (http://www.sendspace.com/file/x8yljn) to sound like another (http://www.sendspace.com/file/fh6v9l) without rerecording? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Apr 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Best way to record sound on a handheld device.

What is the best way to record sound with with a portable, hand-held device in regards to sound quality and ease of use? Suggestions for equipment and technique please. [more inside]
posted by lrobertjones on Nov 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Sound editing: Getting rid of regular clicks?

How do I get rid of these tiny clicks in the left channel of this audio file, every 10 seconds? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Sep 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Artifacts of India

What makes the older recordings of Indian music sound so distinctive? [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Apr 24, 2006 - 5 answers

I'd like to buy some reasonably priced, accurate studio monitor speakers.

I'd like to buy some reasonably priced, accurate studio monitor speakers. [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on Oct 3, 2005 - 20 answers

recording spoken audio

My not-for-profit theatre company (run by me and grumblebee) wants to start producing audio dramas and releasing them as podcasts (and maybe on CDs). We have a limited budget (under $1000). What recording equipment should we buy for good quality sound? [more inside]
posted by Evangeline on Jul 13, 2005 - 24 answers

Recording audio from Flash movies

I was inspired by this great post to make some of my own songs, using Harry Partch's virtual instruments, and record them into ACID Pro 4.0. How do I make those Flash movies my audio source? [more inside]
posted by dhoyt on Dec 14, 2004 - 3 answers

CBC Max Ferguson Show - Dave Dunston Air Traffic Controller Talk?

His name is Dave Dunston. Or possibly Dunson. Or possibly some other variant that sounds similar; I've never seen it written. He is, or perhaps was, a British air traffic controller. Many years ago he gave a talk on air traffic control, and commercial aircraft in general, to a group of British bankers. Somehow it got recorded, and was broadcast on Max Ferguson's show on the CBC. It is definitely one of the funniest things I have ever heard. I managed to tape it, but the old cassette technology is dying a speedy death. I want another copy, preferably on a more dependable medium. Has anybody heard of this guy? Does anybody know how, or if, this air traffic control talk recording was released? Somehow it got into Max Ferguson's paws; I want it in mine.
posted by DrJohnEvans on May 11, 2004 - 8 answers

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