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Why can't I isolate center-panned audio using inverse phase cancelling?

In Audacity, you can split a stereo song to mono and invert the phase to remove center-panned audio (usually vocals). Can someone explain why inverting the result and adding the original (in mono) ...
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Resources on UX/UI and Product Sound Design

Where can I find resources focused on the theory behind user interface and user experience sound design, especially for physical products such as phones, cars etc? There are a few questions here on ...
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Fading Out Best Practices

I make presentation software, and we have the ability to export that presentation to a video. Lately, we're trying to add the ability to choose a soundtrack to attach to that exported video. We want ...
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lightning / thunder offset

I'm wondering why, in films, we usually see and hear lightning and thunder at the same time? Is there a theoretical reason for this? Or is this just because it would be weird to see the lightning, ...
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Sound Design Lecture

Hi! I was invited to talk about Sound Design in a film festival (focused in cinematography). This is the first time I will be giving a conference like that, and I would like to ask you for some help. ...
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Where can I find some theory about rhythm in Sound Design?

For a while I've been looking for some good paperwork and overvieuws to gain my knowledge on rhythm in sound design. Few books I found have something to say about it and I'm wondering if there's any ...
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Abstract Sound Design

(I've already looked at the other Abstract question, and it doesn't really cover what I'm about to ask.) Now, I know how to design literal sounds, and I'm pretty confident I know how to design for ...
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What are the implications of this new software?

I kind of just needed an excuse to post this fabulous article from the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12510702 It is basically a software that does what the leighman has always asked of ...
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EQing with reverbs rather than parametric EQ

Would anybody like to share their experiences, tips, processes, etc from EQing with reverbs instead of using a parametric EQ?
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What does Foley mean?

We probably all know & use the word Foley but everyone seems to have a slightly different understanding of what it means. From talking to other sound people & watching documentaries I've ...
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Can you please explain “Scanned Synthesis”?

I just purchased (an amazing deal, pay what you want for) Scanned Synth by Humanoid Systems. I'm curious about scanned synthesis. I've read the Wikipedia page on it, but I'm wondering if someone ...
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What would sound sound like at the speed of sound?

Crazy title. This is out of interest sakes, and maybe a stupid question: Theoretically, if one where to travel at the speed of sound with no air/wind (not a vacuum as there would be no sound) what ...
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Do you play an instrument?

How important is musical training to a sound designer? What, if any, instruments do you play, and has this affected the way you 'compose' a design? I play the cello and piano,nowhere near as well as ...
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What sound design books have influenced you the most?

There are so many great books on sound design. I'm interested in hearing about a book that has been your faithful companion. You can pick one per discipline you're involved in. My selection is: ...