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Modding a Zoom H5 and its Shotgun Mic: possible?

while I'm happy of the portability of these two, I'm pretty disappointed with the noise floor of both I must add that I tend to record fairly quiet sounds most of the time (like the internal tics of ...
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Select microphone device programmatically to virtual audio cable in Windows 7

I would like to programmatically select between two microphones as the input device/app that is the source for audio to the virtual audio cable (VAC). I have two different microphones, mic A and mic ...
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Splitting up multiple inputs on one soundcard

I know this might not be 100% fit for the sound design SE, but right now I'm basically a kid yelling "teach me!" while running around frantically, so sorry about that. I record audio on my PC from a ...
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Merging multiple sound fonts

How do I merge two or more SF2 sound fonts? I read that the software Polyphone can be used for it. But I cannot seem to be able to do it. Can anyone please tell me the process?
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When to apply noise reduction? Before or after other processing?

I have a recording, in which i will do some processing, specifically: Expand Boost a bit around 150hz I also need to apply noise reduction My question is: When noise reduction is applied? Before ...
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Talking underwater effect replication [duplicate]

How could talking underwater be replicated with software? Would the software be free? Where could I get it? What microphones do you recommend?
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18 views

Piano vibration recording

How to record a grand piano vibration, but not a sound? Ok, we all know, the vibration is a part of the sound, but anyway?
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A condenser mic gain tuning on a mixer

I am working with a pair of condenser microphones. My mixer's gain knob should be turned on about half of single step (almost "minimum") to adjust the sensitivity each of one. Is there a trick, how I ...
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Is there a way to copy my panning pattern from one audio file to another?

I'm working in adobe audition and I have a very intricately designed panning patter for one of my tracks. I could go brute force and do it on each track (about 3, so not too tragic, probably an hour ...
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How can I stop slicex from taking out the channel settings?

Everytime I sample something using edison change the pitch in channel settings etc. and throw it in Slicex, Slicex interprets the sample in it's raw format. Is there a better way of stopping Slicex ...
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TouchOSC controlling two different devices

I've been using a single iPad to control an Ableton Live instance over TouchOSC. I've recently discovered that TouchOSC can also control the mixer on my MOTU interface through Cuemix. I don't want ...
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Reducing noise and crackling from wires

I'm looking for advises on how I could reduce crackling and noise when recording from line output to line input (big jack stereo wires). Actually I output the sound from a keyboard synthesizer to ...
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Maximum frequency of monaural beat frequency?

If I am attempting to make a monaural beat from two frequencies by playing two frequencies with equal amplitudes simultaneously, what is the maximum difference I can have between those two frequencies ...
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What was the instrument the guitarist used for recording the track?

I'm listening to the Billy Cobham track Red Baron (track nr 10 on the album) and I wonder if it can be known what equipment the guitarist was using? Spec. which guitar model? Singlecoil or humbucker, ...
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Passive Speakers connected to a mixer

I have a pair of Yamaha NS-333 speakers that are passive/unpowered speakers. Will I damage them by connecting them to a mixer or will I simply get a lower sound quality without an audio amplifier?
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What is the relationship between a speaker's magnet size the speaker's wattage rating?

I know a fair amount about speakers, but it never fails that the split second before I turn the speaker over to see the wattage rating while holding on to the magnet (and I'm talking all ceramic ...
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Using blue tooth or wireless wifi to send audio to camera from recorder

Does anyone have any information regarding issues sending audio from a sound device 722 to camera via a wireless wifi transmitter/ receiver or via bluetooth. The reason for my question is that my ...
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The absolutely simplest music production software for a complete beginner

I am not asking this question for myself, since I am already well seasoned with Logic and Cubase, but for my significant other. My girlfriend is interested in making some music, just for her own ...
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3answers
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How would you recreate this ascending sound effect?

I heard this song by Usher called "I Care 4 U" and there is an effect right near the end of the song. It seems like this was done to all instruments and not just a single instrument. The effect occurs ...
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1answer
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Microphone isn't picked up!

My laptop inbuilt mic works fine in things such as Camera (windows 8) or 'set up a mic' but it does not work in FL Studio! I have gone through all of the inputs in the mixer but none work! Please ...
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1answer
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Is it legal to record my school band concert and give the attendees CDs?

Is it legal to record my school band concert and give the attendees CDs? The music is copyrighted by the various composers, etc, but I think that would be just for the sheet music, not the audio ...
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Transcoding detection

Is it possible to detect whether a digital audio file has been transcoded? For example, if I take a 96kbps MP3 file, decode it to WAV, and then re-encode it at 320kbps, it'll sound terrible, right? ...
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How to make a exponential fade that doesn't start from 0 db

How can I achieve a exponential fade that doesn't start from 0 db in pro tools? the curve should look something like this
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1answer
51 views

How can I make the nastiest fingernails-on-blackboard type sound (not electronic)?

We all know how nasty the fingernails-on-a-blackboard sound is. What can I do to make a sound of this kind which is as loud and nasty as possible? This doesn't have to involve any particular ...
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Audio interface or Mixer with built-in audio interface?

Currently I have no equipment, but i plan on building up a very basic home studio and home DJing setup. The first thing i want to buy is a set of self powered studio monitors (KRK Rokit RP5's). I was ...
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Why Are Professional Sound Libraries So Noisy?

I just started field recording about a year ago. I initially took a tech course on GameAudio, that's what initially sparked my interest. While in the class we were encourage to listen to and study ...
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2answers
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Weird noises coming from EVERYWHERE

I'm really interested in home studio recording and am super new to it. I got myself a RODE NT1 condenser microphone with a Steinberg UR 22 audio interface and just used my old Audio-Technica open back ...
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1answer
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What's the difference of frequency sets for 10 band equalizers?

I'm making a player and now I'm trying to implment simple 10 band graphic equalizer. I found that there are two kind of major frequency sets for 10 band equalizer. 31.25Hz, 62.5Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, ...
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setting up surround sound correctly [closed]

I have recently been bought a home cinema system the lg DH4430P but I can't set it up. After reviewing the manual several times I am confident that it only tells me how to set it up as DVD ...
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2answers
63 views

Finding loud events in lengthy ambient recording?

I just made a recording of ambient sound over night. Now, I want to find loud events made by animals, humans, etc. Loud means: Louder than the background noise, in this case mostly caused by waves at ...
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Low ambient noise in silent sections

I used a pair Behringer C-4 connected directly to the Marantz field recorder in manual mode to record a grand piano in a live performance (not a studio). Now I have low amplitude ambient noice sounds ...
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Sending word clock to camera from sound device 722

I am interested in understanding the concept of sending word clock from a sound device 722 to camera (Arri Alexa and Nikon D800). What we are planning on doing is sending a reference from the sound ...
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1answer
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I bought 2 “portable” Marshall Hanwell speakers. Need to connect them as stereo [closed]

I have 2 Marshall Hanwell Speakers. I would like to use them in "stereo". That is, one for each channel. The speakers themselves are stereo, but even though they sound pretty good, they lack any ...
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Does professional quality stereo to mono conversion require a special adapter

I know this is going to sound like a really stupid question, but here it goes... I have dual mono 1/4" jacks for the main output from my soundboard. I currently, only have the left side being sent ...
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39 views

How to record Reason5 output

I have Reason5 + audioKontrol soundcard +midi device+guitar(with guitarRig) I want to record Reason output. Tried different DAWs with rewire. The problem is I don't want rewire to control midi, ...
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Windows (freeware) audio plugin framework?

I'm asking this question to help out a user on a sister SE site. I'm Mac-based myself & know this is an easy task in Mac, using CoreAudio, SoundFlower, Rogue Amoeba etc. Is there a comparable ...
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Good value sound card for low MIDI latency? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a sound card to give me unnoticeable latency while using a MIDI device. I tried asio4all but after an hour of headache, I got nowhere. This will be for keyboard MIDI input, mostly ...
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pro tools 9 audio post production - matching alternates production sound

i have recieved the AAF from the video editor. I opened it with Pro Tools 9 (no HD) and i am trying to match the clips with the multichannel production wave files. I have problems with this step. Pro ...
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61 views

videos for sound design to be used on a website

I need to build a portfolio of sound design examples for my forthcoming new website. From a legal/rights perspective: can I go on Vimeo and pick any video? (of course author will be credited etc..) ...
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Any documentary films on Sound Design in Film?

I've a bit of free time at the moment so I've been watching some films and documentaries. I've watched some docs on the topics of film v digital (side by side) and other docs on video special effects. ...
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Questions asked during video game job interviews?

I've managed to get a skype interview for a position of Junior Sound Designer in a big game compagny. I'm french and my english oral skills are a bit rusty, so i'd like to train a bit before this ...
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Can you help deconstruct this SFX?

I'm struggling to figure out how to recreate a specific sound effect. It's the prize bubble collection noise from the video game LittleBigPlanet 3. There are several varieties but a cohesive overall ...
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1answer
93 views

Festival requests DCP with mix level changes

I went to a screening at the London Short Film Festival last night of a short I worked on as sound editor and mixer. Unfortunately, I was appalled whilst watching it to hear the film being played ...
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Recording room ambience

What would be the best way to record room ambience for ambience fx (not room tone for dialogue) with one mic? I'm limited on that side. Should i just transform mono to stereo later?
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How to export MIDI with foot controller in Acid Pro 7

I have a e-durm track recorded in MIDI in Acid Pro 7. I want that track in another project. I tried File->Export Midi but it is missing the "foot controller (hi hat)" envelope. How do I include that ...
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71 views

Plug in suggestion

know any plug in that's capable to process sounds in real time (as I play) turning the sound into something completely different? the basic idea is: say I have a flute and while I record I keep the ...
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2answers
35 views

How can I get stereo input to my video camera from mono source?

Currently running 1/4 from soundboard aux out to 1/8 into mic jack on video camera. Can I use a second aux out with a dual 1/4 mono to stereo mini to accomplish this? Would this also work in sending ...
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1answer
25 views

Are there any simple VST hosts that accept Open Sound Control?

I'm not looking for anything fancy. Not a DAW or sequencer. Just a wrapper that will let me pipe messages coming from my controller via Open Sound Control to one of my plugins.
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1answer
32 views

Audio lags / drop-outs across the whole system (Windows 7 SP1)

I have a brand new clean Windows 7 64bit SP1 setup with newest hardware (i7-4770, SSD 1TB, 16GB RAM etc.). The main utilization of the computer is music production. However, I have problems with ...

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