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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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What impact does applying gain to a digital audio signal have on playback?

I'd like to know what role digital gain (volume) control has on logical and perceived quality. I do have knowledge about how audio is stored digitally but do not know how volume works beyond the fact ...
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My songs lose quality on high volume

I use cubase 5 and some vst's like nexus, silenth1, battery, etc. I have an HS50M yamaha monitor speaker and 2 Beyerdynamic monitor headphones and a Motu track 16 as my sound card. My problem is ...
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If we recorded tracks at 48khz, and are mixing through an analog console, is there any benefit to printing the mix in 96khz instead of 48khz?

We have a situation where we recorded tracks at 48khz. However, the final mix will be printed through an analog console. Is there any benefit - and if so, how much - to printing the mix through the ...
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If we recorded tracks at 48khz, and are mixing through an analog console, is there any benefit to printing the mix in 96khz instead of 48khz?

We have a situation where we recorded tracks at 48khz. However, the final mix will be printed through an analog console. Is there any benefit - and if so, how much - to printing the mix through the ...
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Max audio sample rates? [duplicate]

I work as a sort of multi-purpose engineer/developer at a very small startup game company. Recently, I've been asked to help out with audio development and editing, and I've been mostly able to hold ...
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Getting Tight & Crisp Sound

A bit of weird question, I don't even know how to ask it but I love listening to the cinematic for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria not only is the work done on it great but I love the sonic ...
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what causes the difference in cord quality between brands?

While "jamming" with a friend over the weekend, I noticed that every single one of the cables in his setup were the same brand. I even have one of the same type (but didn't know which it was from not ...
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Strange corruption in optical/toslink audio from PS3

Please listen to this: http://nate.quandra.org/wtf.wav It's me moving through the PS3 main menu and then playing part of a Bluray. You can hear that the clicking menu interface sound effect "hangs ...
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Deliverable Quality Control - Talk to me.

This is for you sound-heads out there that routinely (or even not-so-routinely) deal with full deliverables for audio post. The client is asking for full splits - VO, On-camera, Nat, Music, etc, ...
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Handheld XLR Input Tests

Hey guys! I tried searching the many questions about these handhelds, but I have a specific question: Has anyone done tests or has anyone tried out various handhelds to know which one sounds the best ...
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How many people use recordings from their Zoom or Handheld recorder?

Just like the title says... Obviously we are all nuts when it comes to sound and sound quality but how far does that go with recordings we use. Do Handheld recorder recordings get used in your ...
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Enhance badly converted 128kbps mp3 samples

i have very old recordings of songs (from my own bands) for which i don't have the source anymore and which have been badly converted to a bad quality mp3 (128kbps) I know that's all wrong but i was ...
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Why do some companies still sell SFX with 44.1 kHz sample-rates ?

Hi, I was wondering lately about differences in samplerates of wellknown sound libraries. Why does Sound Ideas, or other sound sellers, still deliver their libraries at 44.1 kHz instead of 48 kHz, ...
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Best sounding podcast

I am right now as we type mixing the first podcast in a series which will be distributed on iTunes. It's along the lines of Radiolab in content. I need your help in filling out a short survey for me ...
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Does lowering the pitch of a sound lower the quality?

I recorded my dog growling and shifted the pitch down -12semitones to get a really deep growling rumble for a monster sound. I put this sound in a video and I got a comment asking if it was an MP3. I ...
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Script stand ideas?

Hello everyone. What script stand do you use? Colin Hart touched upon metal mic stands creating reflections, and I'm sure this also applies to script stands - also paper. Anyone know anything about ...
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Uniqueness or quality?

Sometimes to get original and really unique sounds that might came out of unexpected sources (like circuit bent devices, tapes, and all things not positioned for pro quality output) we need to accept ...
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The best Pro Tools pitchshifter

Can anyone make a good suggestion for a good pitchshifter? The standard one is great if you want to 'adulterate' the sound in question, but I'd quite like one that keeps the sound reasonably intact ...
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Question about recording and air temperature.

I've heard that depending on the air temperature, the sound at live gigs will vary in it's harshness and softness. If I remember correctly, the hotter the temperature is, the better the sound will be. ...
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Should I record 24bit 96khz and then dither down for distribution?

Hello. Maybe this question has already answered itself as I'm not quite sure how else it would be done. But say I'm recording sound effects for distribution and I want to offer them in different ...
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Needing some advice for a small budget sound recording setup…

I'm currently into a project where I'll be needing to provide sounds in various formats, covering a whole spectrum of topices (ambience, household, human, impact etc). I will need to be providing ...
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Low-Budget Pre-Amp for Senn 416

Hello everyone. My friend asked me to do some research for him on a preamp for a Sennheiser 416. I'm stumped as I have been working in a professional studio my whole career and don't know where to ...
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When will films be mixed at 96K?

In my opinion, I hear a drop in quality going from 96K to 48K.K. When do you think it will be standard to mix a film at 96K or possibly 192K and have it stay at that sample-rate? What are your guys' ...