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Top new questions this week:

Son wants to major in Sound Design

My son is interested in sound design. Most schools offer music degrees for active musicians who want to learn recording, or a film degree with a few classes in sound. Emerson offers film with an audio ...

sounddesign college scad  
asked by Kate Sawyer 2 votes
answered by Luke Farroh 1 vote

Is "level" control amplifying or attenuating?

On the Zoom H4N, the “level” control goes from 0 to 100 (or is it 1 to 100?). What does it do actually? Specifically, is it controlling the degree of amplification of the incoming signal, or ...

levels zoom-h4n  
asked by jdlugosz 1 vote
answered by Panayiotis Delinikolas 0 votes

None of my recent synths (2000 onwards) have MIDI Thru. Why?

My older synths (JX-8P, Juno 106, and DX7) all had MIDI in, out, and thru. But my Nord stage and Little Phatty only have In and Out. Was this an intentional design change in the industry? Did ...

asked by derjur 1 vote
answered by Ragamffn 2 votes

Beginner Recorder with onboard mics for on location/foley recording

I'm looking for a portable recorder to record (high quality) audio on location to use in parallel with video. I've been looking at some RODE microphones, and at the ZOOM h4n (which currently seems ...

foley location  
asked by Charlie Middleton 1 vote
answered by Luke Farroh 0 votes

Line Level vs Mic Level?

The EXT MIC input on the Zoom H4N is specified as: mini stereo phone jack Input impedance = 2 kΩ Input level =  −7 dBm _ −47 dBm (0 dBm = 0.755 Vrms) so that's 0.346 Vrms --> equals −7.23 dBu to ...

audio-recording levels zoom-h4n  
asked by jdlugosz 1 vote

24 bit vs 16 bit for midi samples

I haven't been able to find much of a satisfactory answer anywhere regarding the great debate between 24 bit and 16 bit sound recordings. It seems to be that most people say recording in 24 bits is ...

recording midi sound bit-depth  
asked by MrTheBard 1 vote
answered by Roger Middenway 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

I want to learn how to make electronic music. Where do I start?

First of all, I hope this is the right place to ask this question. My desire is to make electronic music; what I have in mind is something between glitch, IDM and ambient. In the last 1-2 years ...

learning electronic-music  
asked by pt2ph8 40 votes
answered by Rein Henrichs 51 votes

Are there any Audio Interfaces supporting USB 3.0? If not, why?

About one year ago I started recording my guitar sound using the IK Multimedia Stealth Plug CS and Amplitube 3. The sound was good, but I got frustrated really quickly because during recording I got ...

audio-recording usb  
asked by Michael 8 votes
answered by leftaroundabout 12 votes
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