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How do I use a shorter audio as the background for the longer one?

I have two audio files, one is 41:27 long and the other is 01:31 long named 0909.mp3. I'm trying to use 0909.mp3 as the background for the longer one with ocenaudio. I tried Paste Special | Overlap, ...
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Unboxing - Recording voice when there's other louder noises (cutting, ripping)

So I often film unboxing and teardown videos for Youtube, and have so many issues with recording my voice clearly. Typically the waveform I get has severe peaks due to noises when cutting/ripping/...
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In what order do you edit your dialogue audio?

I'm a novice to audio. When it comes to removing background noise should you do it first or last? Different YouTube videos recommend different things. If I remove background noise first it comes back ...
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Extract/amplify background noise from WhatsApp voice note

I have received a voice note over WhatsApp from someone, and I have noticed there is another person speaking on the background. The background voice is much quieter than the person recording the ...
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Emphasize background conversation to make subtitles

I have an video file of somebody talking and some conversation taking place in the background. I need to remove or lower volume of the main voice and emphasize the background conversation. Is there a ...
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How to get the original background noise in between each piece of the recording in Audacity?

I have about 100 separate pieces of speech, each selected as the best one and cut out from the recordings where I recorded each piece about 5 times to get 1 good. Now, the problem is that each piece ...
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Extract similarities between 2 audio files

I want to extract the similarities between 2 audio files. Here's an example so that you guys can get a better idea of what I mean: I have 2 files, one where someone says "Duck goose" alongside some ...
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Remove vocals by combining multiple sources of the same background music? (cancel out differences)

Let's assume the same background music is used at different places in the same video and also in different videos (e.g. documentary series). AudaCity has a vocal removal plugin that works well ...
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Emphasize background conversation to understand what someone in the background is saying?

How to get background conversation in a sound record? To understand what someone in the background is saying during : 1) a recorded phone call. 2) In a noisy cafe. How would one go about it using ...
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How to remove Hitler's voice using audacity | Removing a certain typical sound in audacity

Watch this clip. [clip removed from youtube since this was first asked.] It has a sound of Hitler's speech in the background. I want to remove that, and just that. Is it possible to do that using ...
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Extract background music having some files with voice

Let's imagine I have some records of the radio program (for example, 20 different records). The background music is similar but voice is not. Suppose that audio is stereo. Is there a way to extract ...
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Equalizer: what dose each sound bar numbered 60, 230, 910, 3.6k, and 14k. And how do I set to get rid of all background sounds [closed]

How do I work thos equalizer with sound bars labeled 60, 230, 910, 3.6k, and 14k and wat dose each one of these bars and numbers mean
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Blue Yeti normal background noise

I've had a blue Yeti microphone for a couple years now and I've pretty much never managed to use it for any real project because I'm unable to do anything about the background noise which is just too ...
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Decrease main volume and increase background noise [duplicate]

I have a song from a show. During the song there is a conversation between two characters and I was wondering is there anyway to cancel that out and make the actual music (background music) more ...
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How to extract voice track from song?

I have several audio files of a song, performed in various languages, with the same backing. I want to extract the vocals from one of the audio files. However, the obvious approach (getting sample ...
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DJ mixing background music

Environment: 1 DJ mixer, 2 CD player We can mix 2 songs with dj mixer using fader and beat matching. As one cd player can play one song at a time. We can change the song to second cd player using ...
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How to silence background music leaving only vocals no matter quality?

I am using pitch analyzer app to write down notes of singers voice in a song but background music (instruments) makes it difficult. I am sure there is some Eq, filters setting that can make only vocal ...
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Is there any way to subtract or cancel background music picked up from a microphone, if I have the isolated background music?

Here's the situation: I'm editing a lecture presentation. This lecturer has spiced up his presentation with background music and sound effects, which worked well during the live presentation, but ...
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Recording room ambience

What would be the best way to record room ambience for ambience fx (not room tone for dialogue) with one mic? I'm limited on that side. Should i just transform mono to stereo later?
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Pro Tools and playback

When using Pro Tools, sound playback is only possible in the software, nothing else can use the sound card. But before I reinstalled Pro Tools I was able to use sound card for any playback with Pro ...
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Designing the sound of cities in a positive way. Any Ideas?

This is a question i often ask to myself, when i need to design the sound of a city on many commercials : What interesting elements can i bring in a modern city soundscape, that are evocative or ...
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Is it normal to get this much background noise (no ambient noise) when recording to a PC?

I do some voiceover work at home and have been experimenting with mics for a while. I've had background noise with 5 of the 7 Mic I've tried. And it's not the same noise. The spectrum for each is ...
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Any tips at constructing a "Press Conference" ambient track?

I'm working on a short film features a scene where lead character's making a press conference. Been trying to find ambient sound of conference room and quiet crowd but had no luck. Crowd sound often ...
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Selective amplification of a voice signal

In many TV programmes, the director is speaking to the show host via an ear-piece that the host is wearing, and at many instances, what is being said through that ear-piece is more or less audible ...
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BGs with no birds, bugs, or any other animals (make/fake/or break the bank)

I'm working on a film right now where there are only 3-4 people left on earth and everything else is dead, but I'm having trouble finding the right ambiances for this piece because it's really ...
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Making recorded ambient/BG sounds more like they're coming through a wall/window effectively?

Hi all, Currently working on a project where the use of "off screen" background sounds (ie streets, car passbys, crowds etc)in interior locations is very important. Any interesting tips on ...
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Mixing bg's and amb

Hello all, I'm very gratefully to have an awesome place that I can post questions and get valid feed back from experienced and talented people. Thanks in advance for your input! This is a two part ...
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Mixing exterior backgrounds for interior scenes

I know the topic of exterior BGs for interior scenes has already received a lot of attention here. However, my question is more specifically related to how to mix them. I'm working on a scene that ...
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Creative Use Of BGs In Film

I just finished reading Douglas Murray's guest article on Designing Sound during which he states: BG sounds connect the component shots into a whole scene and also separates the scenes one from the ...
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English spoken in M&E BGs

How do you handle discernible English walla in crowd BGs (library or otherwise) in an M&E for dramatic television? I've heard some take the momentarily understandable bits and just reverse it, ...
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When cutting BG's..

For car scenes that involve Dialogue and camera angles that move from the hood outside the car, to actual back seat perspective shots, does one cut everything from the interior perspective since thats ...
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Lite wind/air libraries

Hey guys, I notice myself using a few of the same lite wind/breeze files in my BGs for day and night time scenes. I mean I have enough to get by but I would like to know if anyone knew of any ...
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How do you cut BGs across time shifts within the same space?

How do you cut / delineate a jump in time within the same space? Is there a standard way to handle this? For example, setting = interior, home office, day. Character A is sitting at their desk when ...
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The sound/ambience of Seattle

Hey all, I'm about to start cutting some sounds for a scene taking place in Seattle. I haven't been there. For those of you who've been there or live there, is there anything I should keep in mind, ...
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Sounds of Iraq - natural environment

Hello all! I'm working on a film set in Iraq. I've done some research but I'm having a hard time finding out what the natural environment would sound like realistically in regards to animal and insect ...
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Background music for corporate video

This must have been asked before though I couldn't find any related question titles via search. I'm looking for recommendation for a resource (library / website) where I could find composed music to ...
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dpa 2006c or senn 8020?

Hey everyone, I am in the market for a pair of compact omnis for BG recording. I am looking specifically at the DPA 2006c or Sennheiser 8020. The 8020 set is about 600 more than the dpa's though, you'...
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Background interiors with different perspectives

Hi everyone! I'm working on a project in which the interior scenes have 2 different perspectives: 2 men sitting at a table close to the exit door (always shut) and 1 man sitting at the bar listening ...
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Backgrounds for Interiors

I am just curious as to what others are doing when it comes to backgrounds inside a house/apartment. I always have trouble trying to design and layer a bg for an interior where no visual evidence of ...
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Appropriate background music for a webapp screencast

I'm making a screencast tutorial of a webapp. It's primarily boring. Can anyone recommend an appropriate soothing background music from the FCP audio content? This will be my first time using Final ...
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Mixing Stereo Music to Surround

Hi All, I have been looking at moving me stereo short doco films with background music to a surround experience. At the moment the design is fairly simple, interview vocals center and music as it ...
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Any tips on creating "dangerous/harsh" backgrounds

So upon reading all the great interviews and posts on BG creation/layering, im finally designing a specific set of backgrounds for a film. Im trying to make a background that can convey the harsh ...
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Backgrounds for a dead city?

Hi guys (my English is failing me big time today for some reason! so please forgive me and bear with me if possible) I just started working on a short (30 min) settled in a (present) post ...
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Mixing backgrounds/atmos for 5.1

I'm curious as to how you all lay up/mix backgrounds for 5.1. Originally, i would lay the tracks discreetly and just send them to the appropriate output (ie. L, R, Ls, Rs), but since then i've seen ...
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Background Music: When to make it disaapear?

When laying the dialogue over background music, let's say it's a party scene. Are you concern with portraying the reality, by keeping the music throughout the dialogue, Or you faded it out as the ...
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Making flat background tracks come alive

Looking for tips & tricks on how to make those backgrounds, winds and crowds come back to life -- ie. how to effectively use amplitude or frequency modulation / EQ sweeps / delays to affect depth ...
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Legalities of sport TV in background?

For a movie I'm working on, I need some small rugby crowd ambiences. So I went to a pub to record some, but the TV was up a bit too present. It's non-distinct, but audible nonetheless. My question is ...
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