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Help me understand Class-D amplifier intrinsic noise

Introduction I've recently entered the prosumer/pro audio market by buying JBL LSR305 studio monitors and noticed that the tweeters produce constant high-pitched noise (most people apparently call it ...
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How do LPC encoders work

I asked this question on the DSP forum and got a reasonable answer but the answer was very technical and was wondering whether someone could give me a more general idea of how it works. My ...
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How to check for audio plagiarism?

I have a scenario of a global organization that has workers across the world uploading digital audio content and we need to confirm that their contributions are not reworked from older contributions ...
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Ogg metadata: cover art tag

I'm a software development and newbie in audio engineering topics. I ran Icecast audio stream server and would like to show cover art audio tag to website users. Stream format is Ogg. The problem is - ...
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Adobe Audition / Audacity: If I sum all the bins of a FFT (rectangular window), do I always get RMS Amplitude?

First I use Audacity to perform an FFT of an audio clip with a rectangular window. Then I sum all the FFT bin values. Since the FFT bins are expressed in dB, I perform the "decibel sum" like this: ...
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Favourite FREE sound design plug-ins?

Thought it'd be good to have a thread discussing everyones favourite free plug-ins that they use for sound design, everyone likes free. A useful resource for everyone! To get the ball rolling for me ...
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Having volume issues when recording a podcast

When I'm recording a podcast with my two other co-hosts, lately the output sound has been fluctuating to loud and then very quiet levels seeminly randomly. We've replaced the mics and cords with no ...
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Transcoding DV Without Desyncs

I've recorded DV video from my camcorder over FireWire, and it plays fine in OSX. However, when trying to transcode it to H.264 for editing and uploading it to YouTube, the audio desyncs. I've been ...
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Good piano patch for Nord Modular?

Do you know a good piano patch for the Nord Modular? Not grand piano, but for dance song. A piano sound I like is the piano from the song Someday by Ce Ce Rogers for a reference.
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Sonar LE freezes when using MME (32-bit) driver mode

A few days ago I started having problems with Sonar in MME driver mode. Basically it freezes when I try to execute the most trivial operations, such as arming a track for recording. It had worked fine ...
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Automatically split audio before and after music

I have an audio file of a person answering several questions. Between each answer, there are seven seconds of music before the person starts to speak again. The audio is originally from a video and ...
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Headphones: How are different types of headphones are made or designed?

I am here to ask some technical questions on the differences between some audio devices point by point. I am a beginner in audio devices and sound editing. How are different types of headphones made? ...
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Audacity Recorded Commentary Is Out Of Sync With My Webcam And Gameplay Recordings

so basically my commentary that i recorded for a game play video is out of sync with my webcam footage and my gameplay footage Webcam: Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam My Microphone: Stadium USBMIC1 (...
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Building an AES50 stage snake

Recently I had the opportunity to see how AES50 works in action with the Behringer X32 and two S16 digital snakes connected together with a Cat6 cable. I did a ton of research on AES50 and wasn't able ...
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Looking for Sound/Voice advice for an Audio Clip I'm editing in Pro Tools!

Im new to audio production and I am creating a cartoon for youtube. I was wondering if anyone could listen to this audio clip and tell me why it doesnt sound very good. Then let me know what I can ...
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Website for audio equipment specifications?

I'm looking for a website where I can compare audio equipment just by specification listings. A lot of times, I notice that several specifications are either incomplete or meaningless (looking at you, ...
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How can I mix two wireless USB headsets in full duplex?

I'm the editor of an ESPN affiliate website covering an NBA team. I'm shooting video and recording audio for on-court interviews during pregame when there is typically a lot of background noise. My ...
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programming for sound design and music

Does someone have any names of softwares/gears related to sound that allow scripting or/and programming. my list for the moment: Software - Language - Purpose: Ableton Live - ClyphX, Max/MSP - Clip ...
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Play music through multiple speakers

Hi I'm working on a project where I'd like to hook up about 15 small speakers and play music through them. I'm setting up a haunted path for a halloween party (2016) at my house. I have a long ...
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Audiotrack (for video) - workflow from Ableton Live to Adobe Premiere

I'm creating audio in Ableton Live that will be muxed with edited video footage in Adobe Premiere. The audio is everything from (Foley) effects to background music, and it must be in sync with events ...
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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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Strange corruption in optical/toslink audio from PS3

Please listen to this: http://nate.quandra.org/wtf.wav It's me moving through the PS3 main menu and then playing part of a Bluray. You can hear that the clicking menu interface sound effect "hangs on"...
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Has anyone built an audio equivalent of this?

This is a tool which generates imagery based on text prompts using machine learning tools. Does an equivalent for generating audio clips exist? https://github.com/pixray/pixray
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How to create a sense of motion in stereo audio

I have a :15 mono audio file of a car driving by. What I would like to do is use that as the input to create a stereo audio file where the sound 'moves' from left speaker to right for better realism. ...
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Audio sample analysis - Comparing two audio samples, the original sample with a reproduction capture sample

Introduction I'm currently working on a project where I'm implementing a basic software phone, which connects two users. Since I'm implementing both server service and the client applications, I'm ...
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Steinberg UR22 and UR24C signal is panned

I have a problem with my Steinberg UR22, the sound has started to feel stronger by about 5-10% in the left channel (headphones). I thought it was a HW problem so I ordered a new sound interface, this ...
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Combine audio files with silence gap between each file (What's best software to do it on bulk)

How to merge audio files audacity with 0.8 seconds of silence between each clip like automatic way? It's many tracks, and usually, I was able to align them by "Select All> Tracks> Align ...
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Behringer 1204USB, mic shows as input device but why doesn't electric guitar?

I have a behringer 1204USB with an XLR mic plugged into it. In my Recording Devices on windows I have 'Microphone 2-USB Audio CODEC' as an input device. I plugged an electric guitar into the Line 2 ...
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No external mic input can be given to Laptop

I have a ASUS A555LF laptop. I facing an issue with microphone, my laptop only detects in built mic but any other external mic source like headphones or condenser mic. I used OBS as audio monitor for ...
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Opus adds "unexistent" frequencies to the audio spectrum?

I admit that I am more than a newbie in terms of audio compression and everything that surrounds that world, but I was doing some research on how audio codecs work and how they actually cut off ...
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Focusrite Scarlett Solo wind and rumble noise

My Focusrite Scarlett Solo interface is plugged into my HP Omen computer and when i plug my Blue Spark condenser microphone into the XLR port on the interface i get a loud wind and rumble noise when ...
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Would the Focusrite Scarlett be a good pair with the Samson Q2U

I'm looking at getting an XLR interface for my Samson Q2U as right now its just usb and while it works fine I want to keep improving my setup. The Samson Q2U claims it has a sensitivity of -54 db ...
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Mono adapter on stero output

My soundcard (Sennheiser HDVD800) has a 6.35mm jack output that I'd like to adapt to listen on my earphones (3.5mm connector). However, I'd like to retrieve only the first channel (L or R) outputted ...
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Film/Tv/Game Trailer Sound Design Mixing

I am new here posting wise but have been shadowing this forum for a while. I have a question I hope to get answered by anyone involved in this field. What tips and techniques can you all share on how ...
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Audio normalization and comparison of pitches

I need to compare the pitch of one person's singing with another person's singing. If this second person is from a different gender, do I have to normalize the female singing before F0 extraction and ...
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PreSonus 16.0.2 USB recording on PC makes a buzzing sound ONLY when playing video games

I have a StudioLive 16.0.2 USB that I use for live podcasting. I send the mix to my PC using a stereo 1/4" to 3.5mm headphone cable and plug it into the mic-in on the PC using one of the Aux Out ...
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Record video while simultaneously listening to another video using the same headphones

What I want to achieve (to avoid the X-Y problem) I want to record a video, which is synchronized with another, already existing video. I want to do it as simply as possible, using my Windows 10 ...
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Focusrite 3rd-Gen Solo Bundle - Mic Mounted on a Boom Arm Noise Issue

Below is image and voice sample for recording by using Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen Solo Studio. Its mounted on a boom arm shock mount. Its got noise. I am touching it then noise goes away but if I ...
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Behringer UM2 weird white/static noise problem

I have recently stumbled up upon a weird problem with my audio interface. I'm using a Behringer U-PHORIA UM2, with an Audio-Technica AT2020 mic connected to it. When I first got it there was no ...
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looking for a 24bit audio file only recorded in the lower 8 bits, or the ability to make such a file for testing

As the title suggests, I'm looking to either download, or create, a 24 bit audio file, that only has data in the lower 8 bits. The point of this would be to determine, definitively, if a piece of ...
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What type of microphone is best for a medium space room mix?

I'm looking for a way to record a live dance class in a 25' x 20' space. I want the classroom ambience but also want the teacher's voice to be clear. I'll be using a PA system either in the back or ...
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How to simulate stereo from a mono audio file with command line or python?

I'm trying to do stereo effect from a mono audio, not a copy of the mono track to another channel. Some examples of stereoizing with Audition and Cubase 5.
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I want to make a pair of 2 ways loudspeakers reusing the drivers from two old identical 5.1 systems. Make it sense?

I have two identical 5.1 systems that doesn't work (I think the problem in both are the power supply, but I don´t care about that, I'm interesting on reusing the drivers, they are working fine). The ...
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Audio repair service

I have some damaged audio from a video I recently took. Is there anyone interested in attempting to repair for me< happy to pay if need be.
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Audio conflict between applications when my audio interface is the default audio output

Sorry if this is not the correct place but... has anybody had audio problems when two different audio capable applications (let's say Google chrome and any DAW) are up, on a mac, when you have only ...
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Track/id detection like Shazam (Clip to short)

i found a nice melody on a German documentation. How can i find more information about the melody ? I tried to recognize it with shazam, but the problem is the part is only around 1sec long, on the ...
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My speaker makes a buzzing sound only when the aux cable is NOT connected

I seem to have the opposite of the common problem of buzzing when AUX is connected in that the speaker is fine if the aux is connected to a device, but if I remove it then it starts to buzz. Quick ...
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Tool to fix rapid-fire dropouts?

I recorded a phone call and the cell service was pretty shoddy. Here's an example. Good briefly, then high-speed dropouts, then good again. In the below image, you can see the dropouts to the right ...
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How do I isolate and amplify faint dialogue on an audio track?

I have a video that shouldn't have any sound in it and I can faintly hear someone talking. My question is how do I isolate and amplify these sounds to hear them without straining and reducing other ...
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SoundWire server is already running

I use SoundWire software. I want to launch multiple servers at once, so I could stream Audio to multiple channels to multiple users. It is written here http://georgielabs.net/SoundWireHelp.html that'...