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Which plugins does Wavelab 7 have (that Wavelab Elements doesn't have)?

I'm thinking about buying Wavelab 7 or Wavelab Elements 7. I'm not planning to do multi-track recordings, so I thought that Elements may be enough for me. But one major difference between the two ...
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Apple Hardware have Digital Output - do I need to get a high end audio card?

I've been asked a question which has got me stumped. Apple hardware generally has digital output, so what would be the benefit of installing a high end audio card? Thanks
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Recording an instructor while filming him from a distance - Take II

I again have to video our Ninjutsu club's event using my consumer Canon HF10 camcorder. As I described in my question before the previous event, the instructor demonstrates a technique and then, ...
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FCP 7 swap in externally edited audio track

In Final Cut Pro 7, I've edited together a scene, using the original audio recordings from the video files. However, after doing so, I realized that I needed to edit the audio using an external ...
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Powering a DI box

We have just installed a new sound system at my church. As part of this we are using a DI box to connect in a keyboard. The DI box needs power either from Phantom Power or a 9V battery. Our sound desk ...
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How do you make a phonograph for amateurs?

We are six students who search information about making our own phonograph. We have to make it completely by ourself and we have to use everyday components to make it. We want to base our phonograph ...
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How can I convert the AAC audio in an MP4 from CBR to VBR?

I'm trying to get MP4 video files I have created in Corel VideoStudio to play on an XBox 360 via streaming from a NAS device. In my question on gaming.stackexchange.com, it's come up, that perhaps ...
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Best Sony Vegas rendering options for audio-only on YouTube?

I am not an expert in Sony Vegas 10, still learning, but I was wondering what the best settings would be for an audio-only video for YouTube, with one image. Thinks to look at are: Best audio quality ...
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Normalising volume across thousands of files

For a project I'm working on, I need to produce approx 5000 voice-only recordings of approx 15 seconds each (typically each file is a couple of short sentences spoken aloud). I've approached this as ...
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How can I add mp3 audio to an mp4 video?

I have been sent a video clip from our latest gig, but it was taken on a small camcorder and the bass has overloaded the sound. Luckily I have a studio version at the same speed that I can use. I don'...
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Merge audio and video in post-production

I have recorded a few video clips of a childrens' choir concert, using an OK external microphone to my Canon 5DII. Because the position of the camera wasn't really ideal for audio recording, I ...
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'Future-proof' Live Audio Capture & Broadcast

I'm looking to implement some live audio broadcasting functionality within a Ruby on Rails site for a client and was hoping I could get some input from people who have tackled this type of thing ...
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3.5 mm vs RCA for home stereo (both unbalanced)

I have two home stereo amplifiers in different rooms. I tried connecting Zone 2 with (the other room) with 50 feet of RCA cable and noticed there was some noise (I live right next to an AM radio tower ...
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Is it possible to access multiple audio tracks in AVI file in Adobe Premier CS5.5?

Is it possible to access multiple audio tracks in AVI file in Adobe Premier CS5.5? I see only first track. UPDATE Please, don't doubt file has multiple audio tracks as I said. This is the ...
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Make quiet parts louder and loud parts quieter

I was recording gameplay of Mass Effect 3 and for some reason the mic input is way louder than the game volume. They're both recorded on the same track but it has really loud parts and really quiet ...
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How do audio engineers (physically) treat rooms for studios?

Here's my problem: I live in a small apartment downtown São Paulo - it's noisy as it can be. Loud traffic, people screaming and buses circulating day and night. This was never a problem - I usually ...
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How to recognize deep from loud sounds?

I found a player at newgrounds.com time ago (cannot find it now, forgot the url, will comment if i find it) that has two pairs of speakers. The upper pair plays loud sounds or screamy sounds but the ...
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How do I test audio cables?

I have dozens and dozens of cables. XLR, 1/4", a few TRS cables, and some adapters and hybrids. Some are less than a few years old, some are decades old, a few may be older than I am. And every so ...
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When I load the track in garage band, I can hear it, but I can't see it!

My friends and I do a radio show and we use Garageband to record our individual tracks. Then they get uploaded to our site, where I download them and drag the entire file into Garageband. Voila! ...
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Treating plosives on voiceovers

I'm doing some voice recordings and I noticed that sometimes certain letters sound louder than they should: K, S, E, et cetera. What they all have in common is that they send a huge wall of air ...
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How can I View Audio in Real Time?

This may seem like a dumb question but I don't know where else to ask it! One of things I like to do with music is check out wave patterns, spectral phases, etc, if for no other reason than they look ...
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How can I make smooth audio transitions when editing a video?

I have a video that is essentially one person talking, with a crowd of people listening and responding. What I'd like to be able to do is edit out some sections of the speech. I need to do this in my ...
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What effects or alterations should I consider for clarity of audio in my video?

I should start out by saying I know just about nothing about audio. I have Audacity, and I've used it for the most basic things like trimming and combining audio clips. I have a video that consists ...
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In what order do I make edits to audio in a video clip?

I have a video of a live performance that was recorded on three different cameras. One of the cameras captured the audio much better than expected, so that is the main audio track I am choosing to use....
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Can someone please explain to me what each bar of the equalizer means?

I mean I'm pretty new to sound engineering. Can somebody at least introduce me to what each bar on the equalizer of a music player stands for and how would they effect the quality and perception of ...
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Input output devices listed as inactive in device set up (Cubase 5)

Totally new to Cubase. I have installed Cubase 5. Before even getting into recording I want to enable audio input output so that I can add some basic presets and play. I got to know that Audio ...
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What is a stereo pair of samples called?

I'm a part of a development team working on an audio processing application. We have the silliest problem that's already caused us some trouble coding. We work with stereo audio signals, and when ...
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Cost-effective ways to start a home studio with Pro Tools?

What is the best way to purchase Pro tools and computer in order to run it? I am starting up in creating my own studio and based on your advice and other positive input from many other sources I want ...
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What is it called when there are several channels of audio playing over a video?

I'm editing a video where there are several channels of audio playing over it. I have things like background music, sound effects, etc. Would it be correct to call them audio channels or is there a ...
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Where can I find resources for self-learning of audio-video production concepts

My father has an audio-video production studio that I wanted to inherit. However, I majored in computer science and have no clue whatsoever about how audio and video production works. The problem here ...
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What is the equivalent samplerate and bitdepth of FM radio?

At its best transmission quality, what is the equivalent samplerate and bitdepth of FM radio? Thanks.
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Batch processing solution for audio files

I'm looking for a way to batch process large amount of audio files (ogg and wav formats). Ideally, a solution that works from a Windows' command line, allows conversion between formats, allows ...
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Stream Windows audio over the network

How would I take all sound on a windows machine and broadcast it over the network for other machines to hear? I can find instructions for individual apps, but I don't want to do this on a per app ...
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How can I cut out background noise from my footage?

I recently shot some video footage and I used the camera's mic (I know it was a bad idea, but...). Unfortunately, there was some on-going background noise (I think it was a fan). How can I get rid of ...
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How to do live monitoring of audio input on Mac? (i.e. hear the input sound on audio out)

How to do live monitoring of audio input on Mac? (i.e. hear the input sound on audio out) Is there a generic way to do this or is is application specific?
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sub-100 pound/dollar SPDIF/coaxial audio input into USB (mac lion and Win 7 64 compatible?)

Can you recommend a sub-100 pound/dollar SPDIF/coaxial audio input device into USB (mac os x lion and Win 7 64 compatible?)
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Digital Performer - Copying Between Projects

Is it possible to export an entire chunk/sequence from one Digital Performer project file and import it into another?
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Assigning analog audio to play with HDMI/DVI video on an A/V receiver

I've got a computer I use to play a lot of media. The computer has a DVI video output and a standard analog audio soundcard. I currently have an audio-only receiver so I set the receiver to use the ...
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Balance Main Mix Between Multiple Speakers

I'm designing a small PA system. I currently have the following setup (stereo main mix into 2-channel amp with 4 speakers [front and rear in parallel]): +------+ +---+ +------+ |...
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creating glissando/portamento with piano roll editors

I've been using several Midi sequencers with piano roll editors (Ableton, Reaper) and none of them seem to have a straightforward way to join two or more note events into a single glissando or ...
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How would you go about restoring old voice recordings?

I have some old voice recordings I would like to restore and I'm not sure what software I should use and in what order I should apply the different transformations. They were digitized a while back ...
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Simple free program to add audio to video?

I am looking for a small free tool that will allow me to add some audio to my video. Windows movie maker doesn't seem to work well from some reason. Any recommendations?
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What's the difference between a vocoder and a harmonizer?

As a follow-up to this question: https://video.stackexchange.com/questions/351/what-is-the-difference-between-autotune-and-a-vocoder, let's get into the nitty-gritty about vocoders and harmonizers. ...
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I want to connect my iPod using the headset jack to a portable PA system and am worried about phantom power

I have a Liberty 4500 portable PA system and a headset plug to male XLR adapter. I am afraid the phantom power from the Liberty PA system will fry my iPod. How can I prevent it from happening?
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Why does does my audio go out of sync every time I reencode either the audio or video stream?

I have a video in an AVI container. The video is H264 AVC and the audio is VBR MP3. (I don't know if this is relevant— I recorded it in from an analog video capture card, from a VHS. The ...
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How can I set PulseAudio to use convolution

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 and PulseAudio. I made impulse to correct bass response on my speakers and would like to use it globally. I can set Jack through jack-convolve plugin to use my impulse, but as ...
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What is the title for someone knowledgeable in all that is related to sound?

I'm basically looking for a title that is more broad than an Audio Engineer. Basically, I'm looking for a title that would cover a: Musician (of their preferred instrument and/or more); Recording ...
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Soundcloud Dropbox linked to Ableton/Max4live

I want to build a self-generating audio installation with Ableton Live 8 & Max4Live which is fed by audio snippets via a constantly updating Soundcloud dropbox. Basically, I want Ableton/...
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Are there free records of separate piano notes in .wav files for instance?

I'm trying to find some piano sound bank -for my childish experiments with sound - the most desired form is of course a number of .wav files, each one corresponding to a piano key - being a record of ...
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How do I record audio and video screen-capture for Tutorials on DAWs with ScreenFlow?

My question might be a bit too specific, but essentially I'm trying to create my own tutorial material of How-To's in Propellerhead Reason 6. I'm using ScreenFlow as my Screen-recording software. So ...

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