= r/AudioEngineering Shopping, Setup, and Technical Help Desk =

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Thinking of buying an Elgato Wave XLR audio mixer to hook my AT2020 up to. I don't sing or anything like that but a few people have advised it's a bad buy because of the zero latency monitoring

My question is would I need that when my sole use is some slight voice recording work/talking on Discord and are there any other reasons to avoid this product entirely?
ok the zero latency monitoring is not an issue so there is some sort misunderstanding here. Anyways, I'd suggest you to buy Audient iD4, it will be of better quality than the Elgato in every way. Audient is a respected manufacturer in the pro audio scene, their stuff is super good

So I got the 57, my friend gave me a 58, and I happened to find a M88 on sale so that's been what I've been playing with. All going through Soyuz "The Launcher" preamp

I like the M88 and SM57 for recording vocals, the SM57 naturally has the kind of effect I like. Low cut, a bit more aggressive. The M88 is verysmooth. I feel like if I was singing more smooth it would compliment me a lot more. Some post processing can get it where I like it, but I figure I'd ask something:
Can anyone give me the rundown on the M88 vs the EV20? I was thinking of swapping the M88 for an EV20 naturally because that's what a lot of my influences used in the studio for vocals (I mainly make a lot of garage rock/punk/lofi stuff). There are, of course, way more broadcast demos on YouTube of people using this mic than singing demos. Where do you guys sit with using the EV20 for vocals?
Recommendations on tracking compressor for vocals for pop music/top 40 stuff (so both singing and rap). I want something versatile. Looking at the Retro 176 or any 1176 clone. Wondering if I should go with an opto comp. Please make some recommendations, thanks!
Does anybody know of any XLR cables that don't use nickel on the OUTSIDE of the connector? Either one using a different metal or one thats plastic / rubber covered?
I have a nickel allergy and I'm tired of having to tape mine up. Apparently this is more rare than I thought because I can't find much online info wise

don't bother trying to utilise the phone hardware, it can be a quite tedious

Maybe hack a voice activated voice recorder in the phone? Like remove the mic and put something like this in there httpswww.ebay.com/p/17006879847
I hope this is the right place to look for some help. This issue is driving me crazy, and I'd really appreciate someone who knows more about this than me to help me out, if possible, please :)
My microphone sample rate is being changed to 44100hz by something automatically but I cannot figure out what. I did a fresh install of Windows last night, it's fully up to date

My current setup is
M-Audio Air 192|4 USB interface
Rode Podmic
Edifier MR4 monitors
Windows 10 64 bit (version 21H2)
I have the M-Audio drivers installed and I've disabled onboard audio in my computers BIOS. I have selected 48000hz sample rate and 64 buffer size in the M-Audio driver control panel

If I go into the Windows sound settings for the line 1/2 input for my interface, I can set the sample rate to 96000hz, but then it changes to 44100hz after a short amount of time. I've also tried this with 48000hz but the same thing happens

I have exclusive mode unchecked for both my recording device and my playback device
Can anyone help me with getting this setting to save please?

Hi all, I'm helping a friend purchase a second hand microphone (RODE NT1) in a few hours after this post. My friend and I have never set up a microphone before and we'd like to test it once before we buy it, what's the best way to check if it's working quickly?
We have a Scarlett 2i2 audio interface and Cubase on a laptop

well if it gives you healthy sounding recording, then it should be fine :)
Remember to engage 48v Phantom power in your Scarlett, the mic needs it to operate

if there is heavy dents in the grille, be wary, it is a sign that the mic has been dropped and mic capsules don't like to be dropped

How do you route audio from Ableton over Zoom?
This is what I want to do
The tutorials online don't help with my problem. I want to simultaneously route audio from Ableton as well as my laptop mic into zoom so the other person can hear both. I would be listening to Ableton through headphones so the other person won't hear Ableton through the speakers

I've tried setting the output of Ableton to a multi-output device containing the Blackhole and my interface but I can't route this to Ableton. I've tried doing this with an aggregate device but it doesn't work either

Somebody please help!
If it is possible for the viewer to install additional piece of software, Try Sonobus for a separate audiostream from Zoom. httpssonobus.net/
You might be able to accomplish something useful with Voicemeeter virtual mixers too

Any ideas what might cause this type of "chirping" sound? Signal source doesn't matter, and the amp in question is Apart/BiAmp REVAMP 8250

I have a static noise on my fones when using them on my laptop, it works well on my phone, but wrongs on my notebook
I have a USB mic that is plugged into the Dell Latitude 7320 provided by my company. I have some in-ear monitors plugged into the 3.5mm audio jack. Is there a way I can hear my mic in my in-ear monitors without delay? There's a Win10 setting on the mic that enables playback, but there's an annoying amount of latency that makes this non-viable

I'm willing to spend money on a solution if that's what it takes. At the end of the day, I want to be able to hear the sounds from the computer (YouTube videos in the browser, MS Teams meetings, etc) and my mic's audio through my in-ears. Surely I can achieve this with relative ease, right? Thanks for the help

Do you have to use an USB mic with the 3,5mm IEMs? Most external USB audio intefaces have "direct monitoring" or something similar, wich does just what you are trying to achieve, but it works with wired (3,5/6,3/xlr) mics and earphones rather than usb mics. The delay/latency is mostly present because DA-conversions (Digital to Analog) are being done by your computer in real time

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