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Is it possible for Matlab to read and decode an mp3 file?

I have run the following Matlab code and I got a signal as shown in the Figure below. [y, fs] = audioread(mp3file); y1 = y(:,1); y2 = y(:,2); dt = 1/fs; t1 = 0:dt:(length(y1)*dt)-dt; t2 = ...

audio mp3 signal decoder  
asked by Cyan 1 vote
answered by Mark 0 votes

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What audio formats and codecs are used for YouTube videos?

I'm looking for an official YouTube page that lists all of the audio formats and codecs used for YouTube videos. I can only find information posted by unofficial sources without citing their source ...

audio encoding  
asked by Phlox Midas 5 votes
answered by Gyan 10 votes

I just got a Blue Snowball Ice and it picks up my keyboard with Cherry Mx Blues

So I want to use this microphone both for skype and for my general audio recording purposes, but it is really sensitive (not exactly a bad thing). Is there a way I can set it up so that it picks up ...

noise noise-reduction keyboard  
asked by Meeesh 3 votes
answered by NReilingh 1 vote

How loud is 0dB, and what is a good dB to mix to?

In Shaun's recent post about the sound design challenge, he mentioned that there was a request for a loudness-limit (-10dB peak, I believe), and I realized that I was most likely the reason for it, if ...

mixing best-practice 0db loudness  
asked by Dave Matney 11 votes
answered by Shaun Farley 18 votes

Aux vs VCA in Pro Tools?

I'm in the middle of redoing some of my pro tools templates and was wondering if anyone could explain the advantages of using a VCA over an aux track to route my submixes to? Many thanks

mixing pro-tools workflow aux-sends vca  
asked by Tom 2 votes

Lav mic mounting tips

Hello, In the film I am working on there is quite a bit of cloth scratch I am getting on the lav mics used by the boom op. After watching The King's Speech and the interview from the production ...

lavalier microphone placement  
asked by Utopia 6 votes
answered by VCProd 7 votes

How many samples are in a frame?

I'm trying to find out the number of samples in one frame of SMPTE, does anybody know?

technical smpte samples  
asked by Chris 5 votes

How to open MIDI file in text editor?

I want to read the MIDI messages inside one MIDI file. When I tried to open the file with notepad it looks like the following How to open this in notepad or any other text editor?

asked by Chandan 3 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Ableton's Analog Voices

I have a question regarding the voices in Analog. So when you turn on unisono and choose 2 voices, does that mean my original voice plus 2? Or 2 altogether? When I use both oscillators then that ...

ableton analog voices  
asked by Peter 1 vote

How to use a jack route as a single audio-filter with ffmpeg

I have configured Ardour and there, An audio track takes input from a Jack-Sink device Applies some effects by using some Aux-Send Outputs the final audio to Master which is a Jack-Client Now, I ...

filter ffmpeg  
asked by Chitholian 1 vote
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