• How are proffessional cd/tapes/vinyl used in broadcasting industry differ from its consumer counterpart?

    Best answer: Pretty much everything is now archived as digital files so there is no need to handle physical media. When tapes were used they were different format to domestic "compact cassette" types. Broadcast machines used larger and more rugged tape cartridges [NAB cartridge] for short pieces like jingles and... show more
    Best answer: Pretty much everything is now archived as digital files so there is no need to handle physical media.

    When tapes were used they were different format to domestic "compact cassette" types. Broadcast machines used larger and more rugged tape cartridges [NAB cartridge] for short pieces like jingles and probably DAT for music pieces.

    eg.
    http://www.obsoletemedia.org/fidelipac/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Au...


    Standard CDs have been used almost since they were first introduced, but less and less so over the last couple of decades as hard drive storage for vast amounts of high quality music has become practical and simpler to handle.

    The only difference with the CDs is licence condition; the stations pay to allow them to broadcast while a consumer purchase does not allow public play.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why does my local supermarket have 2 different types of ceiling speakers?

    One of the types is smaller and the other one is about 3 times the size but there's not many of them. The large ones sound really strong and punch
    One of the types is smaller and the other one is about 3 times the size but there's not many of them. The large ones sound really strong and punch
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Where can a person find wireless earbuds to listen to music without having to be connected to the internet (such as downloaded music)?

    I don't want it to look like I'm wearing earbuds to listen to music (hence why I want wireless), but at the same time I don't want to have to depend on WiFi to listen to music all of the time either. I would prefer a way to listen to downloaded music so I can still jam without having to be connected to... show more
    I don't want it to look like I'm wearing earbuds to listen to music (hence why I want wireless), but at the same time I don't want to have to depend on WiFi to listen to music all of the time either. I would prefer a way to listen to downloaded music so I can still jam without having to be connected to the internet or WiFi. Can someone please help me? Thanks!
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Where can I buy earbuds that cancel all noise?

    I don't want earbuds that play music I want earbuds that cancel all noise
    I don't want earbuds that play music I want earbuds that cancel all noise
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why would anyone buy on-ear headphones instead of over-ear headphones besides the price?

    Best answer: I buy on ear headphones for running. they are cooler - over the ear are like ear muffs. may be good when its cold. I think its a plus to get some ambient sounds. I may hear the dog or car coming up behind me.
    Best answer: I buy on ear headphones for running. they are cooler - over the ear are like ear muffs. may be good when its cold. I think its a plus to get some ambient sounds. I may hear the dog or car coming up behind me.
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • How do i fix the left earphone?

    I accidentally yanked the left earphone by leaning back while playing a video game. After that it went silent and had stopped working. I had always been cautious with how i handle my earphones and i handled them gently with care.
    I accidentally yanked the left earphone by leaning back while playing a video game. After that it went silent and had stopped working. I had always been cautious with how i handle my earphones and i handled them gently with care.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do I update the wires to 1980's cassette speakers?

    http://1stopretroshop.com/item-pages/speakers-amplifiers/portable-speakers-sound-tote.htm Here's a link to the exact kind of speakers I got, but the ones I got are from a thrift store and the cord seems to be finicky with connecting and playing sound. I was thinking to upgrade the wires as they seem to be the... show more
    http://1stopretroshop.com/item-pages/spe... Here's a link to the exact kind of speakers I got, but the ones I got are from a thrift store and the cord seems to be finicky with connecting and playing sound. I was thinking to upgrade the wires as they seem to be the problem (including the audio jack), and I really like the sound quality the speakers produce but it's a little annoying when one speaker plays, or neither are on and I can still hear music faintly. I don't know HOW to upgrade them, and I don't want to go and get wires and then start a fire considering these things are 38 years old and might blow out or something if I connect them to 21st century power and tech without doing a full upgrade on the inside as well.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • My amp keeps on making weird noises?

    Whenever I try and use my amplifier it makes really loud buzzing and banging noises and I have to turn it off. I haven't used it in a little while so I was thinking maybe it has some dust in the input but even after I blew some dust out it keeps on doing it. It used to do this a lot so that's why I stopped... show more
    Whenever I try and use my amplifier it makes really loud buzzing and banging noises and I have to turn it off. I haven't used it in a little while so I was thinking maybe it has some dust in the input but even after I blew some dust out it keeps on doing it. It used to do this a lot so that's why I stopped using it until I tried again recently. Do you think this is a problem with the amp or maybe the lead I'm using? It's this model if it helps - https://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifie...
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Bluetooth wirdless headphones keep flashing ?

    Best answer: Nothing wrong with them. As long as they are turned on and paired they flash. Mine do that. Just to let you know they’re working I guess.
    Best answer: Nothing wrong with them. As long as they are turned on and paired they flash. Mine do that. Just to let you know they’re working I guess.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Best Beats headphones for the plane?

    I wanna buy Beats for the plane but I don't wanna bother people around me with my music. I also want them to be foldable so they fit in my handbag.
    I wanna buy Beats for the plane but I don't wanna bother people around me with my music. I also want them to be foldable so they fit in my handbag.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My 45 records are off pitch?

    My 33rpm records sound perfectly fine, but my 45s are somewhat off pitch, Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel sounds like he has a way deeper voice, and my other 45s are the same. They all have adapters put in too. I'm playing them on 45 speed too, nothing sounds right. Help?
    My 33rpm records sound perfectly fine, but my 45s are somewhat off pitch, Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel sounds like he has a way deeper voice, and my other 45s are the same. They all have adapters put in too. I'm playing them on 45 speed too, nothing sounds right. Help?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I have an indentation where the top of my headphones rest on my skull, is it natural or due to the headphones?

    Best answer: Can't tell what's natural without looking in person,
    and then it may not be obvious.

    A lot of people fail to adjust headphones for the best fit,
    and that can cause all sorts of discomforts.
    Best answer: Can't tell what's natural without looking in person,
    and then it may not be obvious.

    A lot of people fail to adjust headphones for the best fit,
    and that can cause all sorts of discomforts.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do my headphones keep breaking?

    Best answer: There are several Very important things to know: 1. Never bend wires sharply, which tends to break the conductors. All bends should be as wide and round as possible. Most headphones have very tiny wires that are incredibly easy to break, and this is true not only of poor-quality ones but even some of the... show more
    Best answer: There are several Very important things to know:

    1. Never bend wires sharply, which tends to break the conductors.
    All bends should be as wide and round as possible.
    Most headphones have very tiny wires that are incredibly easy to break,
    and this is true not only of poor-quality ones but even some of the best.

    >> Breaks happen Inside the insulation. You usually can't see that a wire has broken.


    2. Never stretch or pull on wires. Avoid any sudden jerking that can strain them.

    3. When you wind the wires up, do it slowly and carefully and make a loose loop at least 3 inches in diameter.

    4. Never play with the wires, such as wrapping them around fingers or twirling them in the air.
    (It's amazing to see how many Idiots do this!)

    5. Keep the wires from becoming tangled to protect them from most of the dangers mentioned above.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why are cheaper earphones not as good as £29.99 Apple ones?

    Best answer: Cheap products are often made from cheap components which are not good nor durable. Therefore, learn to rely ONLY on REPUTABLE manufacturers such as Sennheiser, Shure, Grado, Denon, AKG, Bowers & Wilkins, Bang & Olufsen, Etymotic, Beyerdynamic, Audio-Technica. Besides, music is MUCH MORE than thumping,... show more
    Best answer: Cheap products are often made from cheap components which are not good nor durable. Therefore, learn to rely ONLY on REPUTABLE manufacturers such as Sennheiser, Shure, Grado, Denon, AKG, Bowers & Wilkins, Bang & Olufsen, Etymotic, Beyerdynamic, Audio-Technica. Besides, music is MUCH MORE than thumping, booming, overpowering bass anyway.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Record player question?

    Best answer: The turntable has two "main" components" that make it work. The actual turntable which spins at a selected speed to spin the record; The needle and tone-arm assembly. The record has a groove that vibrates the needle when the record is spinning and the needed is place on the record. The pickup holds... show more
    Best answer: The turntable has two "main" components" that make it work.

    The actual turntable which spins at a selected speed to spin the record;
    The needle and tone-arm assembly.

    The record has a groove that vibrates the needle when the record is spinning and the needed is place on the record. The pickup holds the needle, gets the vibrations and converts the vibrations to electronic impulses. This is not much different from the way a microphone diaphragm vibrates, picks up audio and converts the vibration to electronic impulses.

    Merely plugging the turntable (or mic) into speakers won't work. The electronic impulses need to be amplified... so an amplifier needs to be inserted between the turntable (or mic) and the speakers.

    At home, commonly, a receiver has a built-in amplifier and is used as it typically has inputs for phone (phonograph - turntable) and others (cassette, TV/home theater audio, etc.) and can also receive AM and FM radio broadcasts.

    While less common, use of a separate amplifier with a separate tuner for AM/FM + turntable, cassette and other audio sources is how I set mine up.

    Step 1: Set a budget. "Affordable" start at about $300 (receivers or amps + speakers). There are lots that are less and lots that are more. How much you spend depends on how picky you are about your audio and your budget.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • 15" Sub vs 12" sub - if both had the same max SPL/wattage (ignoring freq response) which would work better in a large hall? or both be same?

    Best answer: Technically... A larger driver Can be capable of moving more air, thus producing more SPL in a given space, BUT There are other factors. If the two drivers have equal sensitivity (say, for the sake of discussion, 89 dB / 1 W / 1 m), they will produce Exactly the same SPL in the same space. The larger one may... show more
    Best answer: Technically...

    A larger driver Can be capable of moving more air,
    thus producing more SPL in a given space,

    BUT

    There are other factors.

    If the two drivers have equal sensitivity (say, for the sake of discussion, 89 dB / 1 W / 1 m),
    they will produce Exactly the same SPL in the same space.
    The larger one may be a tiny bit better at the lowest frequencies,
    but that is unlikely to matter with most material.

    So, if the 15" sub is less sensitive, it will Not be moving More air;
    it will be moving Less air even though it is larger.


    Things like this sometimes catch even experienced people who haven't considered all the details,
    so don't feel too bad if it leads you to incorrect conclusions.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to get somethink out of headphone jack?

    Ok, so long story short, a piece of my headphones broke off into the headphone jack. Its in there pretty tight, so I cant get anything around it to pull it out. I already triend the trick with glue and it's not working. I don't have any people who work on electronics close to me. I've already tried the... show more
    Ok, so long story short, a piece of my headphones broke off into the headphone jack. Its in there pretty tight, so I cant get anything around it to pull it out. I already triend the trick with glue and it's not working. I don't have any people who work on electronics close to me. I've already tried the straw trick but it's in to tight. Does anybody else know a different way I can get the piece out? I really need help on this.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago