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Audio interface or Mixer with built-in audio interface?

Currently I have no equipment, but i plan on building up a very basic home studio and home DJing setup. The first thing i want to buy is a set of self powered studio monitors (KRK Rokit RP5's). I was ...
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Add white noise to silence

I edited an audio track where I silenced out unwanted interjections from the off. However, since the original track has a low but noticeable noise the perfect silence introduced with the silence ...
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5 loudest and 5 softest points in an audio file

Is there a way with Audacity (or any other software) to find and and mark the 5 loudest and 5 softest points in a movie audio file? It seems like this should be easy to do. I know next to nothing ...
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Deadlines of Post-Production

I am going to be doing post-audio for a short film that is about 3 minutes long and the director told me I will only have two days to do it. Is this a reasonable time to get a short film done because ...
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Creating walla from dialogue

I have some dialogue that is clean and it's easy to understand what the people are saying but I was wondering if there is a way to create this dialogue into walla so it's unrecognizable. Thank you.
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Record Sound from Directional Speakers

How would I set up a microphone and laptop to record sound from a directional device like these ? http://hypersound.com/hypersound_technology.php http://www.soundlazer.com/ Audio Spotlight from ...
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Recording video on external camera/device, and syncing with Pro Tools

I'm going to be recording some audio in a studio, and would like to also document each take by video. Then I can put together a live video when I'm done the audio track. My question is, how!? I ...
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Why do mp3 have sample rate?

So my understanding of mp3 or any lossy file format is that a lossless audio such as wav will be sampled at some rate i.e. 44.1kHz and the mp3 will compress each second of that to a constant rate of ...
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How to connect 1/4" audio jacks to my current setup

I am new to this so please bear with me and I will do my best to describe my issue. I have a PC which I want to connect all my hardware to. The list is as follows. 1 x Roland System 1 1 x Roland TR ...
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can you power the speakers through the same 3.5mm jack that you use to send sound to the speakers?

I wanted to know if the same 3.5mm cable that transmits the sound from the speaker to the player can be used to transmit the power required to drive the speakers. Are they in commercial use?
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Solo Audio Track with DIfferent meter reading from Master?

So I've created and processed my own kick drum sample with a generator, bounced it to 24-bit wave file. and went to place it in my song. Now, this audio i have decided to process a little more with ...
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Sound changes pitch upon converting and playback

I have a piece of music, and whenever it is converted (f.ex. from .ogg to .mp3) or played back by certain software, it changes to a higher pitch, and also seems to have its frequencies distorted. ...
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Assigning a numerical value to clarity

Is there any way you could assign a numerical value to clarity of sound? For example, if you wanted to see how clarity of sound was affected by environmental factors (being outside, for example), over ...
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Sounds design with video seq and DAW

What procedure should I use if I have video clips from a game (animations/cut scenes) and I need to precisely set every sound in it to the ms. For example, I have a sequence with starting monitors ...
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How do I get into sound design?

I have been really interested in sound design, based on how it is a very creative type job and how much impact it has in games and movies. I have always wanted to work in the creative, artistic field ...
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Can a digital sound wave take any shape?

I'm studying the topic of sound waves in digital audio. I have a basic understanding of the concepts of frequency, amplitude, samples, and how it all comes together to create a sound with a distinct ...
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Why does changing the sampling rate, cange the sound of the tone? (Not pitch)

Okay, so I'm trying to make a sine wave in an audio file, however it doesn't work (the sound is really weird), even though the values generated resemble a sine function. I've been trying to figure out ...
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How does digital audio data capture 'texture'? (And not only pitch and volume)

I've been reading about digital audio. I now have a basic understanding of frequency and amplitude. To my understanding, frequency is the 'width' of a wave, and amplitude is the 'height' of a ...
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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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Are any special steps needed to combine two or more audio files without quality loss?

Let's say I have two audio files, both at 60 seconds length, .m4a or equivalent. When I overlap these two files, I get one audio file at 60 seconds. What is the technical necessary process to minimize ...
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What is a “violator”?

I'm exchanging email about specs with a video editor who was going to send me materials. He asked me if I needed a "violator" in the video to do my audio work? What is a violator? Is it a video term ...
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Using External Mics with the Tascam DR-40

Will the Tascam DR-40 add any self noise or hiss to higher quality external mics? Also is it okay to use two different external mics into the Tascam DR-40 at once? Thanks
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What are the correct audio levels for Voice and Music in a web promo video?

I'm editing a promo video that will appear on the web (specifically, PledgeMusic) and I'm curious what is the current best practice for the correct audio levels (base -dB) for: Music (when no other ...
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What are the correct audio levels for Voice and Music in a web promo video? [duplicate]

I'm editing a promo video that will appear on the web (specifically, PledgeMusic) and I'm curious what is the current best practice for the correct audio levels (base -dB) for: Music (when no other ...
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Where can I find “cosmic” sounds like on the show Cosmos?

Where can i get sounds, musics or one OST that seem like Cosmos (the new tv show inspired in "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan)?
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We are putting speakers in the trees in parks and need some design suggestions for systems [closed]

Sounds Art project in the Parks. We are putting speakers in the trees in parks and need some design suggestions for systems. We are putting 3 x out door speakers in seprate trees in the park and we ...
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No sound in VST & Audio (Cubase LE 5)

I got myself this Tasscam US-122 MKII audio interface and Cubase LE5 bundled. As I was testing it I was able to record both audio & VST, but can't hear no sound, just the click. There's no sound ...
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How is Audio Compression possible (file size)

I understand that compression works by exploiting certain psycho-acoustical characteristics of our auditory perception, but I'm still confused. I mean ultimately, the waveform must be recorded ...
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From mp3 to wav and back to mp3. What's the best method for loosing the less quality possible?

Supposing that you have to enhance and clean up an mp3 file. After the clean up you export the file in wav format and you import the file to a DAW to make a final mastering. Then you export the ...
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How to emulate Pan using SOX

Pan effect is deprecated in SOX, actually we have to use the remix effect. As i know, pan is not just an attenuation of one channel but follow the Pan Law, how can i use sox to implement pan ...
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What impact does applying gain to a digital audio signal have on playback?

I'd like to know what role digital gain (volume) control has on logical and perceived quality. I do have knowledge about how audio is stored digitally but do not know how volume works beyond the fact ...
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Batch split wave files from markers

I have several thousand wave files which I'd like to split into tracks. I plan to add markers with Audition CC, then split them into individual wave files and convert to FLAC, but Audition won't split ...
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Zoom H4N audio recorded on canon eos 6D directly

ecently I have bought a zoom h4n with a Canon EOS 6D. Together with the zoom h4n I have bought the zoom dslr pack too. I connected the zoom's line out to the 6D's mic in and set the manual audio ...
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Feasible way to make an omnidirectional dynamic microphone portable?

Info: I have an ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B microphone (handheld, dynamic, omnidirectional) that I want to use for man-on-the-street type interviews. I will be holding the mic in my hand just as you would ...
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How can I remove scuffs from a vinyl record? [closed]

So I fumbled my favorite vinyl the other day. It hit the side of my cabinet which transferred some white paint scuffs that I can't get off. I don't think there are any scratches, just surface-level ...
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I have a M-Audio MobilePre. Do I need an additional DI unit to record bass guitar?

I think the title says it all. I've tried recording some bass guitar but it didn't come out great, and a friend recommended that I get a DI unit. Thanks for your help.
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How to recover audio from an incomplete or corrupted AAC/m4a file

I recorded an 85-minute AAC/m4a file using Notability on my iPad. This app has always worked well before but for some reason there was a problem this time. The relevant file shows up as having 21MB (...
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2KM distance FM Transmitter?

I'm looking to do something like a Drive-in cinema but for music play. Is it possible? Is there a FM Transmitter device I can use that can support about 2-3KM coverage? Can it operate at least 12 ...
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Why are there headphones with frequencies beyond humans can hear? [duplicate]

For example Sennheiser HD 800 has 6 to 51,000 Hz but humans can only hear 20 to 20,000 Hz. Is there a benefit in terms of sound quality to humans if they listen to something they can't hear?
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What are the distorted sounds in 2 - 5 kHz range?

I have an mp3 128 Kbps music file with particular parts where a series of single note only on a cello is played initiated with a bell click. Less than a second after a bell click and cello note ...
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Balanced/unbalanced audio and TS/TRS jack issue with mixer

Following my previous question regarding which mixer to buy, I have now bought the one I was talking about but I'm having some issues setting it up. My understanding of balanced/unbalanced audio is ...
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How long is the lifetime of a audio jack?

Earlier today I thought I'd broken my audio jack, it turned out to be nothing but a problem a restart fixed. But that got me wondering. How long can a audio jack last under normal circumstances? So, ...
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How to loop an engine sound so that it doesn't sound looped?

I have this audio clip here. It's of a car revving up through the gears. I'm making a game and the sound for each gear of the car is all stripped from this one audio file. Although, I need to make ...
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static in my video sound

I am getting static sound on my video playback. I have my computer and camcorder going into a manual switcher and out of the switcher to a monitor on the wall. The static occurs when I have my HDMI ...
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Differences between Waves CL-2A and UAD LA-2A

I bought the Waves Classic Compressors bundle yesterday and wondered if there is a noticeable difference between those and the one from UAD regarding sound and CPU usage. Has anybody tried both and ...
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How to handle the 2 kHz - 5 kHz frequency range in production?

The ear is most sensitive to the 2 kHz - 5 kHz range. This causes the recognizable sibilance effect. This is a common problem with vocals that can be solved with an equalizer. But what about the ...
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Isolate the difference between two mostly-identical audio tracks?

I have two audio tracks which are mostly identical. I want to isolate the differences between the two. I can use Audition, Audacity, or really anything else.
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Creating audio file (mp3, wav, or wma) with one high frequnecy sound (20 kHz)

I am developing an application that will detect a high frequency sound played by TV. My TV is capable of playing mp3, wma and wav files. When I generate a high frequency audio sound file (18 kHz to ...
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Best means for digital transport of audio

I have three choices for digital input into my DAC: USB audio 2.0, through the USB input Toslink, through the optical input S/PDIF, through coaxial (via HiFace2 adapter) My understanding is that the ...
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How to render composition with audio in after effects?

I'm quite new to After Effects, anyway I have an After Effects project with a composition that has an audio layer. The audio is a .m4a file (recorded from Samsung Galaxy S4). The composition is ...