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by harvey
February 26th, 2009, 11:14 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Strange volume fluctuation
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Hokuspokus, One guess is there's a loose connection somewhere in the analog portion of the signal path or a partially broken (stranded) wire in the headset. I processed the file with a limiter filter. Now how do I upload it? E.g., upload.librivox.org asks me to log in, but I don't know the name or p...
by harvey
February 17th, 2009, 2:26 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Problem, random noise. [RESOLVED]
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

I've tried videocalling over messenger with a friend and nearly deafened her, so it's definitely just shoddy mic issues. Since I wouldn't know what to do if I took this apart, and I'd probably completely break the still useful transmitting picture part of it, I'll just wait for the new mic I've ord...
by harvey
February 16th, 2009, 8:37 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Problem, random noise. [RESOLVED]
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

Audacity mixer tool bar has three sections -- left to right: Output Volume slider, Input Volume slider, and a pull-down menu for selecting the input source. The default source is "Microphone". When I use Audacity the pull down box is both empty and greyed out (Clicking on it does nothing.) and I ha...
by harvey
February 16th, 2009, 8:27 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Query: Sample format 32 or 16 bit ANSWERED
Replies: 3
Views: 955

16 bit samples (the guide which says 32 is wrong)
by harvey
February 16th, 2009, 8:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Doctor Who Radio
Replies: 19
Views: 6354

recording streaming audio

I wasn't aware that 'old' Dr Who? was ever on the radio at all. I thought I had acquired a few of these, but can't find them. I'm pretty certain one was with Tom Baker, since I remembered at the time having already seen the TV version of the story. I recall that it struck me that what they'd done w...
by harvey
February 16th, 2009, 7:36 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Problem, random noise. [RESOLVED]
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

Odd that you couldn't record from another source, since I did exactly that in troubleshooting your problem. Can you try giving slightly more detailed instructions and I'll give it another go. I'll also try putting an audio CD in the Disc Drive as opposed to trying to get stuff from media player. Au...
by harvey
February 16th, 2009, 6:34 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: No LAME for Audacity 1.2.6 on Windows?
Replies: 11
Views: 2378

Re: No LAME for Audacity 1.2.6 on Windows?

I've downloaded Audacity 1.2.6 to my Windows box, and went to http://spaghetticode.org/lame/ to download LAME, but it only offers a Windows option for Audacity 1.3.3 (Audacity are now offering 1.3.6). FYI (since Intemporaliter's initial quandary has already been resolved). I believe the labeling at...
by harvey
February 16th, 2009, 6:05 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Problem, random noise. [RESOLVED]
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

Odd that you couldn't record from another source, since I did exactly that in troubleshooting your problem. Yes, it would appear that what you've got is an interaction between conflicting components. It's possible that whatever you do in Audacity to switch off hearing your voice through the speakers...
by harvey
February 16th, 2009, 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10453

For those of you who haven't been following it, the Watchmen thread
of this forum has, in recent days, discussed several movies.
by harvey
February 16th, 2009, 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10453

We just saw Coraline (3D). Fantastic movie! Do read the book first. Wow! It's been out only eleven days, yet Coraline is already on the IMDb's Top 250 (at #201). The plot summary reminds me of Spirited Away (2001) by writer-director Hayao Miyazaki, which is currently #61 on the Top 250 (more detail...
by harvey
February 16th, 2009, 4:11 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Problem, random noise. [RESOLVED]
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

[ harumpfff !] Ruth asks a good question: Was there a time when you could record without the hiss, or have you been plagued with it since you started? Let's see what happens when you record from a source other than your mic, so unplug it. This will help us figure out if the problem is in the compute...
by harvey
February 16th, 2009, 2:26 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Problem, random noise. [RESOLVED]
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

Lucy_k_p, try these: Audacity (1.2.6) (if you haven't already done this) Edit [menu] > Preferences ... > Audio I/O [tab] > Playback, Recording [both sections] > Device: (select your specific input and output devices) The default setting for both "Devices" (assuming you have MS Windows) is "Microsoft...
by harvey
February 15th, 2009, 12:58 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: New XLR to USB adapter from Blue
Replies: 3
Views: 2897

Interesting. For those who haven't followed the link to the product description, in addition to adapting between connector types and having an analog-to-digital converter, the Blue Icicle also contains a pre-amp and supplies phantom power for condenser mics. Some time ago at a neighbor's yard sale, ...
by harvey
February 14th, 2009, 11:34 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: New-Having download problems
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: New-Having download problems

MollytheCat wrote:Thank you, Harvey, for all that information. It clears up some of my questions.
You are welcome. Ask away if you have more questions.
p.s. I like your occupation
{:-) Yes, cats can be quite the curmudgeon.
by harvey
February 14th, 2009, 8:16 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Want to help with Bible recordings (KJV)
Replies: 3
Views: 813

This should help get you started. Parts of the King James Version of the Bible have already been done (true also of other translations), although not Joel. However, it doesn't matter if something like this has already been done. Additional recordings by different readers are always welcome. Someone ...