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by DVDdoug
Tue May 11, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: Clipping

I carry a Tascam DR40. That's better than nothing. Unless you have some special requirements it should be fine and it's probably better than lots of things! There's no fan making noise and compared to a computer there are not as many things to mess-up. It could be GREAT in a soundproof studio! For ...
by DVDdoug
Tue May 11, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Audacity in Education
Topic: Student turned in aup3 file, is it possible to convert?
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Student turned in aup3 file, is it possible to convert?

What version of Audacity are you running? AUP3 is new starting with version 3.0.0.

If you don't NEED an Audacity project file, ask the student to turn-in a regular audio file (MP3 or WAV, etc.).
by DVDdoug
Tue May 11, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Buzzing in audio, especially noticeable after compression or raising volume
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Buzzing in audio, especially noticeable after compression or raising volume

I can't listen right now but since nobody has responded yet... Hum or buzz could be a bad microphone cable. If moving the cable around changes the buzz the cable is probably bad (maybe a broken ground/shield connection). Or if you have a different cable, just try it. Of course boosting the volume al...
by DVDdoug
Tue May 11, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: macOS
Topic: Recording a band
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Recording a band

Books have been written for that. ;) If the whole band is playing at the same time you'll need a multichannel interface, and of course multiple microphones. You'll probably want at least 2 mics on the drums and maybe more. Here is some information about multi-track recording. You'll need to separate...
by DVDdoug
Mon May 10, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Mastering
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: Mastering

When you adjust the levels linearly (such as RMS normalizing) EVERYTHING is adjusted up or down by the same amount. If you boost by 6dB, the peak, RMS, and noise all go-up by 6dB. Limiting "pushes down" the peaks and it should have almost no effect on the RMS or noise levels. It should be no problem...
by DVDdoug
Sun May 09, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: How to increase noise floor
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: How to increase noise floor

As far as I know, ACX doesn't do any processing but of course they require your file to meet their loudness and noise standards. Now, the reason ACX doesn't encourage the use of a noise gate is because... I assume it's because a noise gate will "hide" the noise in your recording from their automatic...
by DVDdoug
Sun May 09, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Podcasting with Audacity
Topic: Need help with JVC M-510 microphone
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: Need help with JVC M-510 microphone

Is there a another gain to XLR than to mono Jack? Not "mono", "unbalanced". ;) A single mic is mono (unless it's a rare stereo mic that picks-up directional left & right sounds separately). A TRS connection has two signal lines (plus a ground) that can either be balanced mono or un-balanced stereo ...
by DVDdoug
Sun May 09, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Podcasting with Audacity
Topic: Need help with JVC M-510 microphone
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: Need help with JVC M-510 microphone

Also: A someone on internet said that phantom power gives more signal gain compare to a battery (48V vs 1.5V). I am not sure if that is true. Not true.* Some microphones are more sensitive than others but they typically put-out a few millivolts (also depending on the loudness of the sound). Condens...
by DVDdoug
Sun May 09, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Strange display of Audio Tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Strange display of Audio Tracks

It sounds fine DC is zero Hz so you can't hear it (and it's probably filtered-out in your soundcard or amplifier, etc.). However, you'll hear a "click" or a "pop" at the beginning & end or when you start/stop playback or anytime the signal suddenly "jumps up" from zero. If you filter-out the offset...