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Re: [solved] Re: Live recording

David Christensen <dpchrist@holgerdanske.com> writes:

> On 08/06/17 09:18, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> The cable that made me possible to live record stereo from two mics, without
>> mixer nor preamp nor external audio card nor audio interface, is a 3.5mm
>> twin-mono-female and a 3.5mm single-stereo-male: the two mics plugged into
>> the two mono females and the stereo male plugged into the `mic' input of my
>> PC.  This cable was solded for me by the owner of the electricity shop near
>> my house.
> That is called a stereo break-out cable:
> http://hosatech.com/product/ymm-261/
>> To add a third microphone for human voice (the former two are for piano), I
>> plan to use a second PC as suggested by Fungi4All.  This way I'll continue
>> to do without mixer or audio interface, till the moment I'll want to do
>> things more professionally.  Now, they're just home made records...
> As I understand it, professional digital audio recording gear includes clock
> in and clock out connectors.  All the devices are linked together with
> cables, one device serves as the master clock, and all the other devices are
> slaves.
> Without hardware clock synchronization, the clocks for the various recording
> devices will drift ("clock skew") and the recordings will lose time
> alignment.  One work-around is to record audible synchronizing marks near the
> beginning of a take and near the end -- e.g. strike two sticks together, clap
> your hands, use a "clicker" device, etc..  Then during editing/ mix-down, use
> digital audio workstation software with time-stretch/ time-compression/
> time-alignment features to adjust the individual recordings until all the
> synchronizing marks line up exactly.

It seems that Audacity can do that...


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