Another geeky field recording question! I live in L.A. and would like to spend Memorial Day weekend in a "primitive camping" situation, surrounded by noisy nocturnal wildlife, to make long-form field recordings (6-10 hours). Birds and beasts are a particular interest. I'd like as little human company and contact as possible. Where would you go within, say, a six-hour drive?
What professional medical equipment, techniques and possibilities exist to record sounds inside the body? [more inside]
I'm recording a little concert tonight and trying not to botch it [more inside]
We want to capture eight hours at a time of conversation in an office, for editing later. There are two people at separate desks. What equipment is needed, within the sweet spot between "sounds good enough" and "affordable"? The end result should be 2 separate audio files, editable in Audacity. Paint me a picture of the setup you'd use for this.
I'm a researcher with no film experience, and am beginning to think about an oral history project, which best case would become a short film. The theme is regional accents, so audio quality is important. [more inside]
Rabbits may vocalize in frequencies humans can't hear. How can I record my rabbits talking and play it back to myself? [more inside]
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]
Will something like the Porta-Booth Pro work well for recording instruments or other large noise-making devices? [more inside]
Why does a tape recorder plugged into my computer's Mic input record so quietly? [more inside]
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]
Sound engineers, please give me some great ideas for making my home studio acoustically stable on a budget. [more inside]
Where do I find a portable and programmable sound board-like thing? [more inside]
I want to record LP's using a Windows XP external soundcard. [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]
Has anyone ever attempted to find sound recordings out in the world that weren't made with human technology? [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]
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]
I'm searching for an old BBC-style Sound Effects recording. Can you help me find it? [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]
How can I mic my doumbek (hand drum) so that I can play in a band with other amplified instruments? [more inside]
Off-camera Movie sound: How does it work? [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 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 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]
I am looking for recommendations for a recording interface and self-powered monitors. [more inside]
What compact gear setup is be best for taking general-purpose environmental audio field recordings while traveling? [more inside]
I want to produce a continuous synth tone from a sample of my own voice. [more inside]
I am currently looking to further my education in the recording arts. Does anyone know of an affordable, yet accredited program?
Switched to Mac, looking for Adobe Audacity replacement. Should I go for Logic Express? [more inside]
What is the best audio card for my "old" PC? I'll be using it for home recording. [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?
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]
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]
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]
Why is there a low hum when I record with Vista? [more inside]
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]
Bzzzzzz! Whirrrrr! Advice on field recording various sounds made by a robotic device, please. [more inside]
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]
How do I record a voice mail message from a landline onto my computer? [more inside]
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]
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]
How do I get rid of these tiny clicks in the left channel of this audio file, every 10 seconds? [more inside]
What makes the older recordings of Indian music sound so distinctive? [more inside]
I'd like to buy some reasonably priced, accurate studio monitor speakers. [more inside]
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]
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]
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.