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Converting -10dbm to dbu?

I know that -10dbm is supposed to be lesser than 4dbu. But somehow, the online converter I used to convert dbm to dbu showed the former to be 40dbu, which I believe cannot be the case. So, here's the ...
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Is converting a wav file to an m4a file going to reduce sound quality?

Is converting a wav file to an m4a file going to reduce sound quality? I tried to change the termination from wav to m4a as the software I’m importing into doesn’t support 32 bit wavs. It works, but I ...
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Any way to find out the sample rate, etc. of a .VOX file?

I'm unfamiliar with .VOX files, and I've come across one that I'd like to try and unpack; however, I'm unsure the sample rate and other specifics needed to decode it. I've fiddled around with some ....
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Converting 8 bit sound into 2 bit sound

How can I convert an 8-bit raw sound file into 2 bit sound? I want to test a 2-bit DAC I made with some real speech recording. Here is what I have currently: 0x7e, 0x7e, 0x7b, 0x7b, 0x7b, 0x7b, 0x7a,...
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Cassette deck input to computer

I'm trying to convert some cassette tapes to mp3's (or eventually burn onto audio CDs). Have followed the usual advice (here: https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/transfer-audio-cassette-to-...
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UAD Apollo and Thunderbolt length limitations

Thunderbolt has a length limitation of 3 meters. In my studio, my computer lives in a machine room that is more than 3 meters away from my desk (approx. 10 meters). Typically, the audio interface ...
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Does “converting” mp3 file two times, makes a difference?

I am interested in: I have Digital Voice Recorder appliance, which saves audio in 192kbps MP3 file. I put that file in AudaCity, then I export the final (optimized) mp3 file (192kbs), which i put in ...
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Midi to .wav conversion

I'm looking for a program that turns my short MIDI-sequences into .wav files. That in itself isn't the problem, tho. The problem is that most programs append 1 or 2 seconds of silence at the end of ...
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Is there any loss of audio quality when converting from digital to analog audio?

If I need to convert from a digital input to an analog output, is it better to convert to analog early and use converters to get to the needed format or stay digital as long as possible? Where are ...
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Convert Mono to Stereo before or after editing?

Source file: WAV44/24bit/Mono If I wanted to do a basic cleanup/sweeten in Audition of this mono voice recording, would I perform the edits BEFORE converting to stereo or AFTER? Thanks in advance.
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Does lossy to lossless make sense in this case?

So, from my understanding audio lossy to lossless conversion is a no no. However, what if I want to edit a lossy file (e.g. change tempo, make cuts etc) and I don't want to lose quality by converting ...
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2x balanced mono (TRS) <-> 1x Unbalanced stereo (TRS)

[Note: I've read the six other questions (and answers) that appear similar to mine. I am pretty certain that most are not quite the same question, and the one that might be the same question did not ...
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optimal way to transcode 320 mp3 kbps to a more efficient lossy format? [duplicate]

Several thousand 320kbps mp3s of studio and live high fidelity recordings of concerts will be landing on my computer soon. (not pirated, I promise you!) I'm happy to have and use them for personal ...
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How should Mini XLR condenser microphone be wired?

I have bought an AKG WMS 40 (Instrument) kit which comes with the PT 40 bodypack transmitter. This has a mini XLR socket. I am trying to use it with a spare headset mic that had a 3.5mm mono connector ...
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Converting WAV to FLAC. Compression level 0 has higher bitrate than 8

So I just recently got into this lossless audio thing and mostly buy my music from beatport, bandcamp, qobuz etc. Most of these stores have the option to download as FLAC file but beatport only offers ...
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Converting phone audio to save space - what's best?

Short version: What are the best settings to convert low-audio-quality WAV files into MP3 to save space? I plan on using ffmpeg. Hi, first time caller, long time listener, I have 22 GB of about 340 ...
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Converting audio recording to numeric values representing how loud the audio is at a given time

Warning: Complete audio beginner Background: I have audio recordings that were recorded through a mobile device using an app. I need to write a program that takes the audio and finds periods of ...
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Which methods exist for converting stereo to mono?

The typical way stereo signals are converted to mono is by summing left and right (and perhaps attenuate the result). Obviously, the sum approach does a poor job capturing the side material, as the ...
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Convert FL Studio time to just Ticks

I need to convert FL's bar/step:tick to just ticks. The end of the song as FL shows it is 42:04:095 but in just ticks it is 64416. I need the tick number to use a external program. Also, is there a ...
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Convert wav with multiple data chunk to single data chunk

I need to convert a wav file with multiple "data" chunks to a wav file with a single data chunk which includes all others. I will do this operation for thousands of files, there's a tool to do this?
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Identification of VOX/ADPCM-like format needed

I'm dealing with an odd format here, and it seems similar to VOX ADPCM, 8000Hz, but it when played back as such, produces the most horrendous sound. It's definitely similar to VOX ADPCM or some ...
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How lossless is my lossless music?

I have ripped an audio CD using iTunes and saved it in Apple Lossless format. I used Spek to draw a specrtogram and here is the result: My first question is, why doesn't it go all the way up to 22 ...
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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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Backing up DVDs on computer and change the audio tracks from 192 to 384 kbps [closed]

I'm backing up my dvd's and I can decide what Bitrate the output file (*.avi) will have. I can choose between AC3 (384 kbps, 48000 hz) and MP3 (64 - 384 kbps, 24000 - 48000 hz). In that program it ...
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What concerns are there when converting 24bit 48khz to 16bit-44.1khz (CD quality)?

My band is working with a somewhat pricey mastering engineer and we are wanting to keep the price down. For a price we're comfortable with, he will either provide us with hi-res masters (24bit, 48khz -...
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Is there a gadget that would convert the stereo speaker output into Bluetooth?

I have an old car stereo radio but the car only has a mono speaker. I do not want to do any metal cutting to install new stereo speakers. Thus, is it possible to use the output signal (low impedance) ...
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Audio SYNC question regarding a FPS conversion from 24 FPS to 25 FPS

Hey, A question for the more experienced postpro experts here... A film i worked on had to change its FPS from 24 FPS to 25 FPS and therefore now has a different duration. Unfortunately i produced ...
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What is the proper way to reduce audio sample rate and bit depth?

When presented with a lossless audio file, what is the proper way to reduce sample rate and bit depth? When reducing bit depth, I understand that I should apply dither, but I don't know what scale or ...
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Reaper: Convert split items to regions?

Is it possible to convert split items/sections in timeline to regions or markers so they can be rendered as marker points inside a wav file? This would be a huge time saver for me because I use Sony ...
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Lossless convert WMA to WAV on a mac

Anyone know of any software that can convert wma files to wav without any loss of quality e.g. loseless conversion?
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ADAT to USB interface

Is there such a thing as a bridge between ADAT and USB? It seems simple enough, and seems like it should be a very cheap device - just do some translation from the ADAT digital stream into USB. ...
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Convert sound inside a video, from 5.1 to stereo, without image modification?

2 days ago I had troubles with video conversion, today that's audio. Here is the problem, the converter I found (see this question) detects all my sources audio channels as different channels (like if ...
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Tool for converting .VYF audio file

Is there any tool to convert .VYF audio file to .mp3 or any other audio file?
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Free batch converter/normalizer to/from CAF (Core Audio Format) file

Is there any free tool capable of doing the job?
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How can I convert garage band files so I can use them on Audacity

I only have a pc. I used to have a mac but after my house got burgled I didn't. But my pc has both Windows XP and Linux on it so I am open to a solution which uses either os. The files are on an ...
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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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Audio Cassette to Digital Archiving: high-quality, complete hardware and software solution

I am a musician and I have around 100 audio cassette recordings of compositions I've done since I was a kid sitting in a box untouched for about 8 years and I am anxious to transfer and archive them ...
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Is there a way to identify an audio file that is converted from lossy to lossless format (without hearing)?

I downloaded some audio files with flac extension. I only had cheap earphones at that time and I couldn't really figure out whether it is real flac or just fake. Later when I played it through my ...
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Do I need an amplifier to listen to the signal audio coming from a DAC?

I'm planning to use a DAC (digital-analog converter) to convert signal from an optical/toslink connection (Apple TV) to my speakers with 3.5 analog jack. I'm wondering if I need an amplifier or if I ...
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Audio conversion from optical audio to 3,5 analog jack

I need a DAC to convert from optical audio (coming from Apple TV) to a 3.5 analog jack. I was thinking to buy something like this, but I'm wondering if: 1- can I easily find an adapter from 2 RCA ...
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Batch conversion of Sounds with Different Format to one Format, how?

Discussion in Freesound.org, here, is stagnated. You could do this with Audacity but their developer warned about that (apparently stupid idea to load the GUIs or something like that). Is there ...
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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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Pal To Ntsc conversion

Hey Guys I don't know if you can help, am at the end of a film, ready to send it in to submit for a festival, the festival wants the video in NTSC format and when we did the conversion from pal to ...
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Software to combine a MP3 and a CD+G file

I am looking for software to turn MP3 and CD+G into an MP4, MOV, AVI, or any other common video format. Any suggestions?
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How do I mass convert mp3 to an open format without losing quality?

I have some mp3 files - stems from a track ready for remix. The originals in a non-lossy format are not available. I would like to open them in Ardour, on linux, but Ardour doesn't open mp3s, because ...
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What could be causing distortion on my MP3 when imported into Audacity?

I appreciate that this is an open ended question; I'm really looking for some pointers on what to look at next. I recorded 48 minute conversation into an MP3 at 128kbps. It's a stereo recording with ...
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Enhance badly converted 128kbps mp3 samples

i have very old recordings of songs (from my own bands) for which i don't have the source anymore and which have been badly converted to a bad quality mp3 (128kbps) I know that's all wrong but i was ...
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Robust Audio Conversion Utility for Windows platform

Out of curiosity, does anybody know of and/or could recommend a good batch conversion utility that's in the same vain as Barbabatch but for the Windows environment. I'm seeking something just as ...
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Why do some companies still sell SFX with 44.1 kHz sample-rates ?

Hi, I was wondering lately about differences in samplerates of wellknown sound libraries. Why does Sound Ideas, or other sound sellers, still deliver their libraries at 44.1 kHz instead of 48 kHz, ...
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Any reason not to convert WAV to FLAC and save some disk space?

As I understand the technologies, WAV is a raw, uncompressed format and FLAC is a compressed but lossless format. My research has shown that FLAC files "still maintain all the audio fidelity"src of ...