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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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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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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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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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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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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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32 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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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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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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Too much bass with 4 channel setup. Could Subwoofer help?

I am currently running a 4 channel speaker setting (2 large in the front, 2 small ones in the back) hooked up to a Denon AVR. I have run the auto calibration and apart from the bass, everything is ...
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105 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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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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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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97 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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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 have some friend's band first show recorded using a Zoom H2 recorder. The recording is in 24-bit/96kHz and I plan to give him a cd. Fact is: I don't know nothing about post-processing and was just ...
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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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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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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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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
37 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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Fixing Muffled audio [closed]

I have a lot of recorded lectures that I edit and publish. Sometimes the person speaking is muffled. What software can I use to fix this?
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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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How can I convert passive speakers to active and add bluetooth functionality? [closed]

I have a beautiful pair of bookshelf Quad speakers. After decorating my house I have no room for the giant AV receiver that powers them. I'd really like to keep the speakers and use them for my ...
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467 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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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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371 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
77 views

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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61 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
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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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Make a PureData Sine Wave Synth that is audible from C0 - G10

I have been trying to generate a basic sine wave synth in PureData using a "osc" object, but my lower pitches are so low in volume and higher pitches are high in volume. My understanding of ...
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The New MAC Pro and Protools [closed]

I am a lecturer at a University and there are some consideration for buying the latest MAC Pro (The Trash can) to run our Protools 10. There has been serious apprehension regarding this from the money ...
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1answer
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Ableton Live 8 Sample Timing

Hi. I'm using Ableton Live 8.2.2 to record basic band stuff: guitar/drums/vocals etc and keep running across the same problem. In the image it's the guitar (gtr 60) I'm dropping in and out for a ...
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How do I make this guitar sound?

I'm a new musician trying to become comfortable with FL Studio 11. Most of my difficulties lie in creating the sounds that I hear in my head. With that in mind, how should I go about making or finding ...
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33 views

How to handle conversion of 32728 Hz for playback on common software/devices? [closed]

I've been working on converting the soundtrack from a video game from its original format to something that you can easily play back on regular consumer devices. The system is Nintendo 3DS, utilizing ...
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Considerations for moving monitor mixes to the stage

I am involved in a band with six members, one of which plays several instruments. In an effort to improve our chances of getting a good sound check by relieving the FOH sound engineer of the monitor ...
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Managing dozens of wireless stage mics

I watched the past two seasons of NBC (US)'s show "The Sing-Off" which pits acapella groups against each other. The groups range in size from five to fifteen or so members each. For opening numbers ...
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sound device bag back support

Hey guys I have a sound device case like this one http://www.sounddevices.com/products/cs3/ I was wondering if I could get some advice, I added a strap to go around my waist so I do not get back ...
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Help identifying source of unwanted noise [duplicate]

Edit: Clarified this question to point out the differences between this and the one marked as a duplicate I have a Blue Snowball USB microphone plugged into an HP PC running Windows 7. Whenever I ...
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1answer
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how to manually make sound of 7 mirrors breaking

Re-creating old radio episode of Fibber McGee and Molly- need to manually create the SOUND of (for live audience to see) 7 mirrors breaking in succession - safely. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Recording multi channel / track - SoundCraft Si Compact 24

Can I do multi-channel/track recording on a SoundCraft Si Compact 24 with the USB port using the software console? Would I have to purchase the Si Multi Digital Card for this? I wanted to record ...
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1answer
36 views

Hitting a leq(m) spec

Doing sound design for materials that need to hit an 82 leq(m) spec which is the TASA standard for cinema ads. But all I have is an LUFS meter. Any ballpark range I can mix it to, at least to pass the ...
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1answer
79 views

How to visualize alarm sound

I am new in dealing with sounds. I am not very sure if I am asking the right question, but I will try to explain what I am looking for. I want to be able to distinguish and visualize a specific alarm ...
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3answers
74 views

How To Create a Net Launcher Sound

I need some help folks, I have to create the sound of the net launcher, in fact near from the one in the "Fitfh Element" of Luc Besson. It's a big powerful gun who fires a net over the oppents, So It ...
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1answer
62 views

Help with connecting my gear

I put together a diagram to see how close I am to getting my gear connected. I would like to know if what I have done so far is correct. I also need help with the midi wiring. I get confused with the ...
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1answer
105 views

Using basic EQs to correct for uneven mike response

I would like to know what are exact characteristics of the mixer's 3-zone EQs, namely of the one of Behringer Xenyx802. My problem is the following: I plan to get a microphone (Shure SM35), but its ...

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