Should I buy a second-hand tape recorder or cheap digital multitracker? How can I stop my speakers from 'booming'? Should the earth pin in an XLR plug be soldered to the shell? How reliable is the word clock on Yamaha's SW1000XG? Can you advise me about connecting a classic Leslie to a VK8?
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How can I use my external effects units with my Akai DPS16 hard disk recorder? How can I convert my mono recordings into stereo? Are there any cheap multi-band compression plug-ins? How can I reverse the effects of performing Windows XP tweaks?
Is it safe to switch all my gear off using one power switch? How can I get a vocal sound that's dry, but fits in the mix? How can I measure my soundcard's background noise level? Can I connect my keyboard's output to a mic input on my desk? How can I calculate the frequency of individual pitches? Will silica gel have a limited lifespan in my mic box?
How can I produce aggressive female vocals? Mac Or Windows? How do I eliminate flanging MIDI notes? Can I use Virtual Guitarist with Logic on a Mac? Should I record at a 24-bit resolution?
Is there any benefit in optional digital converters? How can I get my MOTU FastLane to work with OMS and Cubase? Will I have problems running dual monitors on the latest Macs? Why do my final mixes always end up in mono? Is there a way to bounce mixes in Ableton Live? Can you recommend a cheap and simple PC software sampler?
Why can't I run Cubase 5.1 on Windows 95? Is there a software package that acts purely as a virtual tape recorder? What is panning law? How can I get equal monitoring levels? Do multi-client soundcards still exist? Which hard disk format is best for PC audio?
Why is phase important? What orchestral sample libraries are available for HALion? Where can I get Windows-based ASIO drivers for an Audiomedia III card? Are there really reverb and synth plug-ins supplied with Mac OS X? How can I isolate the vocals from a stereo mix?
Can you tell me something about a vintage mic I've found? Why don't my synths' sounds work well together in mix? How do contact microphones work? Is there a combined soft sampler and sequencer on the market? Which soundcard should I upgrade to?
What causes soft-synth latency? What's the best thing to do when my old gear begins to wear out? What extra gear should I buy to make dance music? How can I stop my music annoying my neighbour? Can I ensure that my CDs will play on all hi-fi systems?
Which synth should I buy? How do you create a reverb algorithm? Am I better off with a soundcard designed specifically for musicians? Is hit dance track's tempo variation deliberate? Is all RAM the same? What's the best thing to do when my old gear begins to wear out? Can I ensure that my CDs will play on all hi-fi systems? How can I stop my music annoying my neighbour? What is a stereo signal?
All tangled up when it comes to audio leads? Here are the answers to the most common queries on the subject from SOS readers.