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Mixing voice audio for computer speakers

I have recorded dialogue to go into a computer game. The client insists that we take a "lowest common denominator" approach for mixing the audio. He wants to be biased towards the audio sounding good ...
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Using compressors in Live Sound (Houses of Worship)

Context: I recently (~2 months ago) got a gig mixing live sound for a church. I've had years of audio education, but none of the courses offered included extensive applications in FOH mixing (very ...
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Mixing Subbass and kick. How to replicate this tech house bass

Im currently using the following track for inspiration: I've been really trying to understand/replicate the bass in this track, introduced at 1:02. Im wrestling ...
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Grand Audio Engineering/Mixing and Mastering Course? [duplicate]

Does anyone know courses or playlist(s) that shows how to get into the world of mixing, mastering and recording in a progressive manner? I'm a complete newbie and would like to learn but I don't know ...
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Need help for removing cloth rustle

Recently I'm doing dialogue premix for a feature. Unfortunately the recorded location sound are in poor quality. The boom track is useless, off-axis and reverby. Only the LAV mic track can be used. ...
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Do I need a DI box to record guitars with a USB Interface for re-amping?

I am currently searching if I should use a DI box to record active electric guitars for re-amping. I currently have a M-Audio Fast Track Pro USB interface. I am planning to record guitars at home and ...
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How to keep loudness of SFX with TV mix?

TV mix is always restricted with limited peak level(eg. -12dbfs). When I put a limiter on it,all my sfx got fatten.What can be done to keep the loudness and transparency of SFX(gun, explosion, punch) ...
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How to design punching or impact sounds?

I need to make impact sounds for a fighting game and I'm not sure how to go about it. The closest parallels I can find are the hit sound effects from Super Smash Bros Melee (the link should start at ...
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How to improve the SFX sound during mixing?

I want to improve the SFX sound during mixing but I can't find much information about this on net. So I extracted two samples from movies. The first one is a fight scene from a Japanese Animation. All ...
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How to sync vocals in Pro Tools using a plugin?

I'm mixing an acapella choir in pro tools with 20 tracks. There are a lot of times when one singer or another isn't singing the same rhythm as others. I know there is a plugin that can sync the ...
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Real Time indoor streaming and music mixing

I am working on this project where we are doing a live performance with about 6 musicians placed away from each other in a big space. The audience will be wearing their headphones and as they move ...
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Is my dialogue premix too muddy?

I'm new to dialogue, I'm wondering is my dialoge premix too muddy? It is a film project, would be output to DCP and play back in an normal cinema. The whole film is redubbed, any one can give me some ...
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5.1 surround headphones for mixing?

I'm working on a job where the delivery specs are calling for a non-optional 5.1 surround mix. Unfortunately the space I am working in is pretty asymmetrical and almost the opposite of ideal for a ...
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Program that renders midi compositions

I have some compositions in the form of midi files. I would like to have a "preview" of what they would sound like with real instruments, without actually having an expensive orchestra playing them. ...
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How can I get my bass to come through?

Bass loses volume: Mackie sr32-4 board, Crown xls2500 amp and a Jbl monitor. The bass comes through the amp but literally the volume drops to nearly nothing once all the other instruments start ...
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Which effects are common in electronic drum mixes [closed]

What effects are typically added to drums with regard to electronic music? EQ is of course one and compression another. You could also add reverb or maybe even delay to a clap. Are there more ...
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mix sound over network from multiple devices to a single output

I have two computers (windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04) and an android phone (nexus 5 lollipop) Is there software out there that will mix the audio from all of my devices so all sounds will play on a ...
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How do I create space in my mix (example provided)

It seems no matter what I try I cannot recreate or even get close to the mix I desire. A mix where all my sounds are clean yet full and have the depth I desire. Over the years I have used many ...
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Live Sound - Male Vocals

How do I get the most out of male vocals in a live setting? Basic board with highs, mids, lows. Also have reverb and compression on board. Male range is mid range. Baritone with Tenor tendencies if ...
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Mixing and monitoring separate livestream audio channels

I have been doing live streaming of video games on Twitch.tv as of recently. I have a decent setup, and I am getting all the audio and video that I need to stream through a program called OBS (Open ...
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Skills for mastering old music

There is a new store in town that sells old music (1910s and onward), and while I find it enjoyable, the quality is generally poor. I have long wanted to learn how to work with audio, and this is ...
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Is it possible to have an external fader for controlling a soundboard

My buddy and I run audio for my church, and we had a great idea to mess around with. We wanted to hook up an external slide fader to a boat throttle via some pulleys and springs, and control the whole ...
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How to manage multiple singers on a live show when they are exchanging roles of lead vocal and background vocals?

I am regularly mixing live shows for a band having at least 4 vocals. How should I manage the situation that they exchange role of lead vocal after almost every song and others are doing BGVs? Is ...
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Searching for book recommendations

First of all sorry, because this question will definately be quite dull. When it comes to 'later stages' of audio post-production I generally have no idea of all these many terms and procedures. ...
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Mixing many audio files fast and easy

I have to mix audio data for a machine learning task. The setting is the following: I have two folders of tracks. One contains background files with background noise, the other contains files with a ...
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Connect Aux Send to a phantom powered input (designed for electret mics)

I'm trying to connect a mixing console to a videoconferencing equipment, to send the audio out of the console to the mic input of the videoconferencing unit. We are talking about a Yamaha MG166cx ...
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How is the mixing step separate from the parameter adjusting done during arrangement?

I'm new to audio production and am learning FL Studio and trying to understand the basic steps to producing a song, and this is something that confuses me. My mental model follows 3 steps: Make ...
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How to use multiband compressor in Mixing and Mastering?

I try to use Ozone-5 Multiband Compressor, but it looks very confused to me. I really want to know what is the purpose of doing Mutiband compression and How do you usually use it.
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Is it worth using consumer grade speakers to do surround sound design?

I was wondering what options I have for getting a basic 5.1 mixing setup in my house for under £100-£200. I know that might sound mad but I'm only looking for something to get started on to do some ...
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From simple to advanced mix techniques

In a few words, I know how to mix a fairly simple track (drums, bass, guitar, vocals...). This means that I know how to blend things together because each "instrument" is quite easy to isolate in ...
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Is it possible to mix MP3 Files into an audio mix a long mp3 without degredation?

I want to add and crossfade multiple mp3s into a long mix. Is there software that can mix many mp3's without re-encoding? If i use a normal mixing program and decode-re-incode, how much worse is the ...
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Real-world use of analogue mixing and digital recording equipment combined

(If this sort of question has been asked before - I apologise, I've used the search function and can't really find anything similar. Please merge and close if so!) I currently own a Behringer 8-bus ...
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How do you produce an immersive soundtrack?

As well as using a multichannel format to immerse the viewer, what other methods would you use to make a soundtrack immersive? I have just started working with a director who is making two short ...
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Compress more than once? (VO multi-mix)

I'm a bit new to all of this, so I just wanted to get some advice from some pros. I'm doing VOs for different segments that are all going to be strung together into one final track. In stage 1 of ...
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How to route signal to another application from a Sapphire Pro 24

I have a microphone (Rode NT1) and guitar plugged into a Focusrite Sapphire Pro 24 running on OSX 10.10.2 I can monitor these inputs but want to route them to another application (Skype). Is it ...
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How is this mix so clean?

How is this production so clean?? Literally every single sound sounds so clear and distinct from every other sound. I've tried many times to get my mixes sounding even ...
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How can I make 3d sound

I Try To Made something like 3D sound I would like to know what to do. This Clip Is amazing Thanks for the help
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Demo Reel feedback for student

I put together a short demo reel to submit while I am applying for internships, and was hoping that some of you wonderful folks could possibly give some feedback. I have lots of music recording ...
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Why some people high pass and low pass in final mixing? And why some don't?

I am very new at mixing stuff. Some tutorials show that they high pass about 30 hz the final mixing, but some don't do that. My question is - Is it good to high pass and low pass the final mixing? ...
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using many USB inputs

does using many usb 2.0 input makes the audio quality any bad? because I am using 6 usb input in my laptop through usb audio interfaces, keys , sonuus and other devices. I doubt it might lower my ...
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Hook up home theatre subwoofer to Cubase Elements 7 / Saffire Pro 40 rig?

I'm running a (relatively cheap) pair of M-Audio near-field monitors out of my Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. My DAW is Cubase Elements 7. Recently, I was given a subwoofer from a home theatre setup that ...
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How did the band America get the distortion for the guitar solo in Sandman?

I've been listening to this song for years and have never been able to figure out how they got that distortion sound during the solos. My only thought was that maybe they mic'd an unplugged electric ...
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Why are these two recordings of the same event slightly different in length and how do I synchronize them?

I played a gig recently and I have two audio sources: one 192 kbps MP3 file from an H2N Zoom sitting near me (I'm the drummer), and another from the sound engineer at the venue which is a mix of the ...
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How do I find the common audio between mp3 audio tracks?

I have a folder of nearly identical .MP3s, but each with a different voiceover mixed in. I'm trying to dump the tracks without the voiceovers. I've tried aligning two of them to the nearest sample, ...
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Mix sounds terrible in PC, while it actually sounded good with headphones in other devices

I'm using reference headphones to mix my tracks, which I know isn't the best way and I'm sure monitors offer better results. My concern has to do with something else though. I don't have decent and ...
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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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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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In Logic Pro X is there a way to split the output of an audio track to two tracks (live)?

Is there a way to route the output of a track to 2 or more other tracks? Busses would work in theory but I'd rather the outputs be to tracks in the main window. What I'm after is kind of the inverse ...
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Mixing a patterrned, complicated sound, without separating its components

I have a patterned rhythm (a loop) and its components are a bass drum, a snare drum, and two different hi-hats. I would like to mix them, but I can't really separate them. It would have to be a ...
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Why is my mix sounding dull and amateurish?

I've spent days trying to mix a track I've done for a local vocalist. There is EQ, panning, a little compression on the drums and some reverb and delay effects. It's not a complicated song, yet I ...