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Need help setting up 2 Audio Feed inputs with two seperate auto outputs.

I'm using Scanner Cast and was needing help trying to find the best way to have two different scanner audio feeds that can be uploaded to two scanner cast feeds without each hearing the other. Right ...
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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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How do you increase the volume of an audio recording without distortion?

I have an audio recording that has a very low volume. When I try to amplify and normalise using audacity, the distortion and noise make it impossible to understand the words that are being said. It's ...
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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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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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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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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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Fix stuttering audio

I have a long piece of recorded audio which has many regular gaps of silence: When you zoom in you can see it like this: Is there any way of removing these regular gaps of silence? They are around "...
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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 = 0:dt:(...
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Are there stereo systems that play music slower?

While building a mobile app that plays music for fitness classes, I was asked to add a feature that allows the user to speed up the tempo of the music 0-4% to compensate for some gym stereo systems ...
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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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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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How do I amplify a WAV file without adding distortion?

I have a wav file that the subject is whispering in, how do I amplify without distortion? I have tried using Audacity, made it slightly better but audio still too low. Thanks
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Open source software/library/tool/patch/… for converting audio to MIDI suggestions?

Having found 2 open source tools that can convert any audio file to midi, I'm still interested if there are others (for comparison). I've tried WaoN and Audio_to_midi_melodia. But not all samples ...
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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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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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How to reroute the audio interface output back into input?

I have a Behringer UMC404HD Audio interface. It has 4 inputs and 4 outputs. Through the inputs, I have mic, guitar, and keys. In order to put all of these through my loop pedal and effect pedal I have ...
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Rode NTG3 vs Sennheiser MKH 416

I am pretty torn between the Rode NTG3 and the Sennheiser MKH 416. The Sennheiser MKH 416 is considered to be the industry standard and is considered by many as probably one of the best in the market. ...
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what adaptor to use when connecting 3.5mm Boya lav mic to my old Moto X Android headphone jack

what adaptor to use when connecting 3.5mm Boya lav mic to my old Moto X Android headphone jack? The Boya mic slides into the Android headphone jack but does not fit correctly and does not work (of ...
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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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How are audio samples of an mp3 file seeked?

I have a question concerning the idea behind the seeking of an audio file like (mp3 file). I am trying to implement my own seeking mechanism, but I cant understand how media players knows how to seek ...
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What is the name of the audio equipment Charlie Puth has on under the Meinl shakers?

second 15 in video under the Meinl shakers? second 1:12 in video right above the Universal Audio 1176LN
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Anyway to track out two different voices within 1 audio file?

I have a podcast audio file with 2 voices, each speaking 1 at a time, and I need to track these out into two different files. I have logic, and I'm curious if there is any quicker way to separate the ...
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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 to route audio output from laptop to desktop for live streaming?

I have a Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO, but the drivers seem to hate my desktop the more I use it (frequent buzzing/beeping/loss of audio), which requires frequent and annoying turn off/on ...
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Difference between car audio system and portable speaker

I designed a circuit which would turn on LEDs with intensity of the music (music reactive LEDs). I tested this using a portable Chinese speaker and it worked amazing. This makes me think that the ...
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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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How do web video players alter playback rate?

I've been playing around with playback rate (time stretching) using Librosa in Python. The time stretch implementation there sees to consist of a stft, followed by a vocoder time stretch and then an ...
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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'...
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How to substract two similar audios, and play the difference(in wav.file or mp3. file)

I have two audios, the original audio A and the new audio B, B is made from A by adding some noise, now, is it possible that I want to extract the noise and play it? By playing it, I need the noise to ...
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How to Improve 1-Mic 2-People Video Podcast Audio (with Audience)?

Everyone seems to have unique issues, and I was hoping for some advice. I help out on a video podcast/show, with two people at a table, and currently record them with just a Zoom H6 on a stand ...
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What are the latest Innovative Audio Technologies

Just to get up to date, Do you have any links to websites/blogs, magazine or shops (this could be one specific shop's category) dedicated exclusively to innovative audio technologies (hardware, web, ...
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Why don't my VST instruments have sound in cubase?

My VST instruments lost their sound in cubase. I connected two MIDi interfaces that control the Roland TR909 and the Cyclone 303 bass, they work via MIDI but a) My MIDI keyboard makes no sound and b) ...
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Silent Disco Equipment

I get quote from my client to make event with Silent Disco What is the hardware required for Silent Disco? Here is some link referral, but I'm looking advise from expertise have done this. http://...
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I want to recreate a quirk that comes from mixing TRRS plugs with TRS sockets

First, let me point out that I'm illiterate when it comes to sound design and only learned of the terminology just now, but to sum this up: I have an old mp3 player, a Creative Zen MX, that doesn't ...