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Can a digital sound wave take any shape?

I'm studying the topic of sound waves in digital audio. I have a basic understanding of the concepts of frequency, amplitude, samples, and how it all comes together to create a sound with a distinct ...
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Need hand-held recorder and mic for use in old courtrooms

I'm a court reporter working in old courtrooms with bad acoustics and A/C noise that overpowers the voices on recordings. I just have the little table where I sit so I can't stretch mic cords all ...
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kontakt exchange for post audio [on hold]

anyone interested in exchanging kontakt instruments they've made? I'm starting to build more and more foley stuff as i see fit. It saves a lot of time using a controller VS pro tools chops
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16 views

Mobile application to turn smartphone into wireless microphone

I am lookin for an app (iOS or Android) that turns any smartphone into a wireless microphone for any kind of event. For example I can talk in my phone and sound is broadcasted in real time to the ...
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1answer
25 views

Why does changing the sampling rate, cange the sound of the tone? (Not pitch)

Okay, so I'm trying to make a sine wave in an audio file, however it doesn't work (the sound is really weird), even though the values generated resemble a sine function. I've been trying to figure out ...
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22 views

Outdoor recording with TLM 103 microphones

Is there a way to mount two TLM 103 microphones into a blimp? I'd like to have a compact stereo setup with those two mics, are there any options except two individual stands. I couldnt find something ...
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How to connect my iPad Air and my Yamaha CP4 Stage Piano?

Let's say I have Garageband for the iPad (or other Synths and Apps) and want to play them through my Digital Stage Piano which has a USB Host Adapter. (meaning it behaves like a SoundCard and ...
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How does digital audio data capture 'texture'? (And not only pitch and volume)

I've been reading about digital audio. I now have a basic understanding of frequency and amplitude. To my understanding, frequency is the 'width' of a wave, and amplitude is the 'height' of a ...
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Leaving mic & preamp on for extended periods of time - problematic?

For a project i plan to use my good Neumann TLM 103 mics with a sound devices usbpre2 + laptop for 24 hours non-stop. Those 24-hour "sessions" will happen probably 5-6 times. (Not in a row) Could ...
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1answer
33 views

How can Imake the sound of fly or mosquito

I wonder how can I make the sound of a mosquito or a fly or any kind of insects ? I prefer a comic sound .
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1answer
25 views

how to make the sound of a metallic spring

I want to make the sound of spring I want it to be a little comic? IS there a material which I can make the sound?
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41 views

How do I know if I need a microphone preamp?

I don't often record with microphones (mostly with synthesizers patched directly to an audio interface, or in-computer with virtual synths). However when I do, I've never been very happy with the ...
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Propellerhead Reason 7 video window

Hey guys does anyone know if Reason 7 has an add on/patch to enable video playback (to make it a post production DAW)? It would be really neat if there is cos Reason is my DAW of choice, even though ...
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Protools versions that work with mavericks

so, now that i have just had a new hard drive and mavericks OS 10.9.4 installed, i come to find i may have trouble finding the right protools software, especially if it is an older, cheaper version. ...
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1answer
56 views

Designing household sounds using a synth

any advice, tutorial, video or even book you recommend for designing household sounds using a synth?? I work mainly in Live9 and in our next game I'm planning to design sound the majority of sounds ...
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3answers
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Electronic Mic for very loud sounds

I would like record the sound a motor car, by fix a mic on the motor directly, the problem that I get is that the sound overload the mic, and I'm how that some here could tell me what kid of mics can ...
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1answer
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How can more than one input trigger an operation in Pure Data?

I need an operation to be performed whenever a change in a control is performed. Operations are only performed when the left input is changed or it receives a bang. Right now I'm achieving this by ...
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Automatically Removing Duplicate Files in SoundMiner

all! This may be an extremely basic question but - is it possible to make SoundMiner remove the duplicate files from my library automatically? I've scanned and found all of my duplicate files, but ...
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The relevance of 5.1 ambiences

I am curious how much need there is for 5.1 ambience libraries of different locations. Are sound designers / editors looking for 5.1 recordings, or is it more practical to build 5.1 atmospheres from ...
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Multichannel soundeffects / different perspectives

I recently came across some independent sound library publishers offering "multichannel WAV files" for different mic perspectives of the same sound. Those are not traditional multichannel files (as ...
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28 views

Cheap, sensitive omnidirectional microphone

Can anyone recommend a cheap microphone for omnidirectional recording? I'm doing a project where I need to record some sounds from many different locations and I need to buy a bunch of mics on a ...
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0answers
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Automixer gating versus gain-sharing

I have a programmable DSP with an automixer component that has two operating modes: gating and gain-sharing. What is the difference between these two modes, and what are good use cases for each?
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Foley: a rolling rock

I've got a scene which a huge rock is rolling down a mountain.how can I make this sound? Is there a material I can use to make the sound?
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1answer
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Exporting audio in Nuendo five

i am using nuendo five on a PC, i have several tracks in my project and I want to export them as one stereo mp3. when I click file export - then audio mix down the export audio misdown box opens but ...
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1answer
46 views

How lossless is my lossless music?

I have ripped an audio CD using iTunes and saved it in Apple Lossless format. I used Spek to draw a specrtogram and here is the result: My first question is, why doesn't it go all the way up to 22 ...
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3answers
71 views

Why signal is overloaded when I use a low cut filter?

I have a stereo mix file at about 0 dbfs. When I put a high pass filter and cut below 30Hz it boost the signal +3db up. Is this normal? I tested it with different filters (plug ins only) and I had the ...
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1answer
36 views

School class recording

I'm a student and I have trouble taking notes and listening at the same time, therefore I wish to get myself a voice recording device so I can listen to the teacher's lecture again later. I'm looking ...
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1answer
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How to make a good Pitch Pipe Sound in Pure Data

Here's the pitch pipe sound I want to emulate: http://www.harmonize.com/metropolis/images/Sounds/CNatural.mp3 I read through the synthesis techniques for PD here ...
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1answer
83 views

Replicating “computer readout” sound

Many films and television shows from the 80s and 90s (for example, Blade Runner, the BBC television adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, etc.) that depict computers use a distinctive ...
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155 views

How would one “morph” human vocals with a bat scream?

I am producing sounds for an old time vampire game. I have recorded human vocals in Latin that I would like to combine with a bat scream. It's (obviously) for a section in the game where the vampire ...
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40 views

Tuning out from world sound design

Hi can you recommend movies where the main characters get overwhelmed and they start to "tune out" from the real world and their surroundings? (The effect being that everything is slowly brought down ...
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1answer
41 views

What is the size and name of mic input nut?

In the below picture is the mic input missing a nut. Does anyone know the size and name of such a nut?
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1answer
99 views

Is it possible to remove the Pro Tools Unique ID from an audio file?

I'll soon have a number of projects coming in sequence for which I'd like to prepare some blank "stems" so I don't have to prepare them ahead of each project. The only problem is that Pro Tools is ...
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1answer
28 views

Effects: On “insert” or “on-line”

I'm not sure how's it called. I use an EQ for my microphone. I have two options how to plug it: Microphone -> MIC IN -> Insert OUT -> EQ unit -> Insert IN -> Microphone -> EQ unit ...
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Tips on post processing recorded shows? [closed]

I recorded a friend's band using a Zoom H2 recorder. I would like to be able to give him the recording on a cd after doing some edits to it. Currently it is in 24-bit/96kHz. Unfortunately I don't ...
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Any tips for close miking SFX and getting good transient responses?

For a white-board animation example, i'm building a new sound palette for the dry eraser markers and some other sfx (coins) with sharp attacks. I usually take an MKH50 and record a session in my booth ...
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1answer
41 views

Does sound quality increase if you play a video in High Definition? [closed]

I have a friend who always tells me to listen to his sound videos in HD, because, he claims, the sound quality will go up if you watch the video in HD. I've listened to the same video's in both HD ...
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1answer
25 views

How does audacity play text

I thought that if importing raw data in audacity it had to be in hexi pairs. But it was pointed out to me elsewhere that actually audacity can import any text. So what is audacity doing to the text ...
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0answers
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Cable remote control for Olympus Audio Recorders possible?

How to switch an Olympus Audio Recorder on (and maybe off) with a cable remote control? I am using the Olympus LS-3/LS-7 audiorecorder. Its remote control port is a 2.5-mm-jack-plug, like most ...
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0answers
38 views

44kHz vs 48kHz for music playback [closed]

I was wondering what's the best setting for typical music playback. Songs are encoded with 16 bit & 44kHz, but my windows 7 sound playback is set to 24 bit / 48kHz (that was the default). Does ...
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2answers
56 views

EQ'ing ADR to match Dialogue

So this is a question that has been around since the dawn of post production. How to get the best possible match to surrounding dialogue with ADR. Does anyone have any top secret tips? Obviously ...
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3answers
469 views

Is it recommended to record a whole album with an iPad only?

With more and more stories of people making music with their tablets (e.g. Gorillaz's "The Fall" album -> The entire album was recorded on group co-founder Damon Albarn's iPad), I'm wondering, can I ...
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2answers
43 views

Are there any online courses/resources to help you start making Electronic Music with a PC/Mac? [closed]

So, I know nothing about music and would like to accelerate my learning. Are there any online courses/resources to help you go from zero to Electronic Music guru? Paid or free.
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372 views

What constitutes 'high-quality' audio?

This question may need some editing ... potentially off-topic, yet IMHO, this is probably the best stack on the network to ask the question Background: I'm trying to get a toe in the door through to ...
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2answers
22 views

Paired Aux sends and return jacks on mixer

My mixer has paired aux send and return jacks. For example aux 1/2 send and return are SPDIF, and the 3/4, 5/6 aux send and return jacks are paired. There are not separate aux send and return jacks. ...
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Where to study Sound Desing? [duplicate]

thanks for your time. I'm from Honduras and sadly, here we don't have that career. I'm tired of looking for a University to study. I don't know where to study, i come from a medium-class family and i ...
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2answers
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Why does the internet sound like a sine wave [closed]

I scraped a couple of webpages, then in java converted every letter into a number zero to nine dependent on how far along the alphabet it is. I then turned these into pairs of digits. I imported this ...
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3answers
62 views

How to add amount control to amplitude modulation?

I'm trying to implement amount control to amplitude modulation similar to the amount control of frequency modulation. The more amount, the more amplitude variation. The problem is that I can't figure ...
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1answer
16 views

How to export/save edited samples from Reason's NN-XT?

I edit samples in the NN-XT sampler of Reason like mod envelopes, pitch etc. After that I would like to export or save the playback of one key/note as Wave file. For example I have a monkey scream on ...

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