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What's the shortest sound perceptible to the human ear?

How long would the shortest perceptible sound last? I'm guessing there'll be a frequency at which we can hear short sounds best but I don't need to find that. Admittedly this is also completely ...
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Selective amplification of a voice signal

In many TV programmes, the director is speaking to the show host via an ear-piece that the host is wearing, and at many instances, what is being said through that ear-piece is more or less audible ...
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i need a singer simulator or virtual singer?

i am going to generate artificial human voices like a singer do you know a tool with such ability ? like this
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Logic Pro Environment: Panning Signal Processing

I'm trying to send an arpeggiated audio signal (in logic pro 9) into separate signal streams to creating an automated, synchronised panning effect, in one stereo channel. Problem 1: The audio signal ...
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generate pulse pattern with specific rise time using matlab

I am trying to create an audio alarm signal composed of several pulses and in order to do so, I need to generate a pulse pattern with specific rise time,fall time and duration can anybody help? For ...
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Ceiling speakers central switch

I have 16 2-way ceiling speakers (2-way speaker, RMS: 30W, Max: 60W, 8 Ohm (coax, polypropylen membrane)) and I would like to have a box, to which I could connect them all and 1 (maybe more) input ...
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How to create the muffled sound effect like hearing through walls?

I don't know what's the correct technical audio term for it. How do you create the sound effect to simulate hearing a sound source from far away through thick walls? Kinda like you would hear standing ...
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Smoothing transitions between sound clips

Is there a tool that allows the smoothing of a digital audio signal? For example, if I have hundreds of very different short audio clips one after another and I want the transitions to be smooth so ...
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Highly Directional Close up Microphone

I would like to record specific audio for the following scenario. I have a piece of equipment that rotates a drum via an electric motor. The drum contains food product that is heated by air entering ...
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Vocal Disguise Effect

Any suggestions on how to achieve an "Anonymous Vocal Disguise" Effect? Along the lines of: "Ransom Phone Calls" or "Anonymous TV Interviewee". I haven't started to experiment yet, seems to be a bit ...
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how to remove sound clipping in existing record

I have an old record that has some clipping effect that happened during recording. This is a song, so i can't just cut out all frequencies probably ... is there any smarter way around to get rid of ...
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How do I capture or create first-person audio?

I was wondering how I might capture or create audio which sounds like it's being heard first-person. For example, there's a scene in Being John Malkovich where the viewer sees through Malcovich's ...
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Do I need an amplifier to listen to the signal audio coming from a DAC?

I'm planning to use a DAC (digital-analog converter) to convert signal from an optical/toslink connection (Apple TV) to my speakers with 3.5 analog jack. I'm wondering if I need an amplifier or if I ...
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How to fix an audio-set with wrong levels

I have a set of 300 audios. I use those files in an App, as the voice of an animated character. So, the thing is, that I can't find a process that take the audio, and "normalize" its levels to make a ...
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How to amplify & clean up a weak reel-to-reel recording for converting to digital?

I am in the process of converting old reel-to-reel and cassette tape recordings to digital. One reel-to-recording from the early 70’s of my first band is real weak. When I amplify the sound the tape ...
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Which DSP / VST / AU / RTAS external units exists to offload audio processing from internal CPU?

I'm looking for a list of products that allows the user to install and run their own purchased VSTs, AU, RTAS or any other kind of audio plugin - on an external device dedicated for running virtual ...
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Raw Audio Edit Process

Hey everyone! I've been trying to refine and improve my sound editing process/skills and have been working from Ric Viers 'L-I-S-T-E-N' process from 'The Sound Effects Bible' (pg 187 for those of you ...
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Removing tonality: antitune

What kind of processing would you apply to an audio track to remove its tonal quality (its pitch), leaving sound with the same texture as the original but ambiguous pitch? For example, a drum sound ...
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What's the difference between a vocoder and a harmonizer?

As a follow-up to this question: What is the difference between Autotune and a Vocoder?, let's get into the nitty-gritty about vocoders and harmonizers. For example, in Imogen Heap's famous Hide and ...
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What causes the limitation on excessive analog signals vs. digital signals?

In the digital world, "clipping" would occur when a signal passes above 0db. But if you are dealing with analog equipment, is there a certain "ceiling" that tends to "brickwall" the signal down as ...
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Can I record a sound frequency I can't hear and play it back so I can hear it?

Can I record a sound frequency I can't hear and play it back so I can hear it? If yes, How?
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creating a gradual 'frequency unification' effect (or illusion)

hello, i'm working on material with rather rich frequency range. now i've reached a point in the process where i need to design a gradual transparent effect which would make this wide-ranging sonic ...
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Ascending Hi Cut Filter?

I Tracked a guitar track and for a certain section there is a transition guitar part, and it would sound amazing with an ascending hi cut filter, but i have no idea how to implement that into the ...
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Low Pass Filter?

I've constantly heard about the Low-Pass (or High-Pass) filter, but I am confused. I read that it works on cancelling out certain frequencies that are below (or above) a certain threshold. However, I ...
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In which situations is Audio Expansion applied (opposite of compressors)?

I've encountered from time to time some plugins that allows a threshold and a ratio to be set so that quieter sound can have an even more quieter level (or silenced altogether). Ableton Live actually ...
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Video As Audio?

Apologies if this is outside the purview of this forum, but I thought that if people here are doing fun things with all kinds of sound, why not? I'm curious to know if anyone here has used a video ...
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What do various sounds look like on the wave spectrum

I am trying to understand some basics of the acoustic theory. Can someone in their own simple words explain what are the differences between the waves on two different instruments playing the same ...
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How to amplify mans voice in a noisy recording?

There is a party and as usual people are grouped. We have 2 groups - in first there is a woman who is telling a story at the moment. In second, there is a man, telling interesting anecdote. We have 7 ...
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Adverse effects on soundfields from plug-in processing

I've heard tales of plug-ins and effects processes doing bad things to the spatial perception of a soundfield. Of course, most of those tales come out of the music industry, where a mastering engineer ...
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Understanding Convolution Reverb

This question is more for me to understand the uses of convolution reverb, how to perform it, and clear up any misconceptions I have. As I understand it, to create a convolution impulse you: Set up ...
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What is best way to record a doublebass in a home studio enviroment?

What is best way to record a Doublebass in a home studio enviroment? What type of mic? What kind of processing? (compression? eq?)
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Hmmm what about Sound Design talk? (jet engines)

OK I'll try to change the typical "what's the best mic, best recorder, etc." question and ask something about Sound Design!!! To the point now! I have to make a sound like jet engines (airplane fight ...
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Outboard Processing/Pedals?

As the march of virtualization continues, I've ditched most of my effects boxes and pedals in favor of plug-ins. Who hasn't, right? But some mad scientists' creations just can't (or simply aren't) be ...
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Who is using a vocoder these days and how?

This wonderful little device has stood the test of time but rarely does it make its way into my sound design bag o' tricks. Who has good tips or stories? Btw, my version of a vocoder comes by way of ...