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Can I automatically select / remove clipping / peaks above -3dB in Reaper?

I have a long recording that I took on a windy day. The wind was intermittent and I was trying to isolate the sound of the snow. I expected there to be some clipping or unwanted loud sections that ...
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Irreversible functions to distort sound that still retain discriminatory features

Is there a way to distort a sound so that can't be restored to its original form (i.e. the function moves one way), but it doesn't add noise to the sound (you can still decipher certain features of ...
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How to create voice distortion like this amazing TED Talk

In "Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality," Anil Seth's demo of the brain being able to understand a completely distorted audio clip was amazing. (Just watch 60 seconds from this point ...
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Music in .ogv movie played in a game engine (RPG Maker XV Ace) has distorted audio

I've used Blender Video Editor to create a movie made up of still images accompanied with sound. The movie has to be played in RPG Maker XV Ace and has to be an OGG/THEORA file (.ogv). The movie is ...
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How to recreate the lead/distorted bass in Awolnation - Sail?

I'm not new to music, but a newbie at sound design ! Hence I'm having a lot of fun, but all this is a bit... Hm, overwhelming, to say the least. Anyway, I'm looking to recreate something similar to ...
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Is it possible to fix such level of corruption in a buggy audio recording (sound distorded-choppy-Laggy)

You'll find here a part of that corrupted audio file. I don't know how to describe this kind of distortion, so I did not find any thread talking about that specific kind of corruption. (I found a lot ...
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Garbling and distorting voice with (or without) sox

I want to get some sort of garbling effect over voice audio files. sox has many effects available, but I don't know how to get the desired result. sox man page, listing available effects. This is ...
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Fixing distortion and low fidelity on a re-recorded audio cassette

I just found some music on a re-recorded second generation old audio cassette tape. The music is distorted on some parts of every track and has low fidelity. I want to improve the quality overall to ...
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What to look out for when designing mixed material enclosure?

I have a (presumably naive) idea to make the front of the enclosure out of concrete. The loudspeaker itself would a sealed bookshelf type with a tweeter and a 5" woofer. I'm considering these options ...
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Checking for digital distortion of software synth

I had a problem with too low output before and we agreed that I should turn up the gain so I did that a little with good result. Now it seems that the trick is to pre-amp as much as possible in the ...
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Audio recording at wrong speed

I have recorded a speech using my tablet voice recorder. The output is in m4a. When I open the recording (both in the tablet and in PC), the audio is distorted. Put in layman's terms, it's like he's ...
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Microphone was too close, how to fix?

I have a six-minute audio recording that a child put a lot of time and effort into, six months ago, so re-recording is not an option. Everything is clear and understandable, but it sounds a bit ...
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Distorted sound and echo while recording with Audacity and loopback in ubuntu

I want to do a recording of radio news with background music which fades in and fades out while I am reading. I don't have proper device, so I decide to enable loopback mode, so that I can record ...
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Filter or Eq out certain parts of the spectrum without introducing transient distortion

As we all know windowing function or any kind of EQ'ing could destroy transients, introduce ringing artifacts etc...I wounder is there any other way achieving tasks such as filtering certain partials ...
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What is this distortion?

I'm trying to remake a crappy synthedit synth (it takes up a ton of cpu, and has a large DC offset) in Sytrus, and I've managed most of it, but there's a really weird type of distortion effect in it, ...
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Extreme distortion/clipping plugin

I'm looking for a plugin that can model more extreme distortion effects such as the gain clipping you would hear when an unprotected mic gets hit by a gust of wind, or craps out from someone screaming ...
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Kylo Ren Voice Changer

I'm curious to know what kind of voice changing affects were used on Kylo Ren in Star Wars VII. It sounds like a pretty basic gravelly distortion filter that lowers his voice, but it still sounds ...
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Beyerdynamics dt880 32 ohm crackling noise on high volumes

I just purchased Beyerdynamics DT880 32 Ohm version. And hooked it to my Asus P9X79 motherboard. When i keep volume on windows at about 40 % - there are no problems with the sound - everything is ...
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Pluck in the intro Kensei Ummet ozcan

The track can be heard here: The sound has high harmonics, maybe like a waveshaper? Certainly regular distortion is overkill. The specific pluck starts at the intro ...
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Emulating a skype/opus bandwidth-drop tearing/stutter?

When using skype or other high-compression real-time audio communication (many of which are based on Opus, I think), and the connection strength weakens, you often hear a digital stutter that involves ...
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Cleaning up a 'distorted' audio clip?

I'm working on a game, and I'm not the best with finding or making sound effects. I found a bunch of great ones, but they all seem distorted. There's a small echo and it seems a bit electronic-like. ...
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How did the band America get the distortion for the guitar solo in Sandman?

I've been listening to this song for years and have never been able to figure out how they got that distortion sound during the solos. My only thought was that maybe they mic'd an unplugged electric ...
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Maximum frequency of monaural beat frequency?

If I am attempting to make a monaural beat from two frequencies by playing two frequencies with equal amplitudes simultaneously, what is the maximum difference I can have between those two frequencies ...
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Distort 70s b-movie tracks to make it sound as a movie that has been laying around for too long or been played too often

I'm looking for that authentic 70s/80s movie sound of movies that haven't been preserved correctly / recorded correctly. In any case serious issues with pitch and all of that. Not sure how to explain ...
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Input Distortion on Zoom H4N

I hooked up a Zoom H4n to the "speaker out" jack of a mixer with an XLR splitter cable. So the Zoom H4n was on one side of the splitter and the room speaker on the other side of the splitter. I have ...
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Guitar amp sound distorted when miked up

I am trying to understand an issue I have when I record tubed guitar amps on the distortion channel with a standard SM57. I always feel like my miked sound is much more distorted than the actual ...
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Synthesizing distorted guitar from MIDI

So I've been experimenting with generating music by computer program, and got a thing working with Python and fluidsynth, with a nice-sounding piano soundfont. I want to switch to distorted electric ...
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VST alternative for TSE x30 Default Settings

I've currently found a nice set of Guitar impulses that I'd like to starting getting in to, unfortunately they all require the TSE x30 on default settings. As I'm on a Mac, I can't get this specific ...
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Term for Distorted Bass

What is the technical term for the distorted, rumbly, windy sound headphones or speakers make when they are unable to properly play a high amplitude bass tone? The sound when the driver is not ...
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specifics of clipping distortion perception

Why clipped sound perceived like someone is pouring sand on drum's membrane? It feels like it happens on specific frequencies and not totally random. Which maybe means it can be filtered? Can we ...
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How do I fix clipping distortion in my audio recording?

I've recorded a living room concert of two singers with two guitars with a Zoom H2. The recording is fine 90% of the time, but there is some clipping distortion. I think this is caused because I had ...
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Advanced Audio Restauration

Hi colleagues. I was asked from a client to repair an audio track from a recorded TV show (6 years ago). you can listen to a snippet, here: http://bit.ly/Qkvs5n I listened to it a i know, there is ...
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Transient intermodulation distortion as a plugin

Hellu! I wonder if anyone here have a good suggestion for plugins that applies transient intemodulation distortion as an effect? Right now I use crappy old amps, really old reel to reel-tape, and ...
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Buzzing sound when recording to laptop

I'm part of a church and we are looking to record sermons using a laptop and our sound desk. Everything works fine until we connect the laptop to mains power. Searching on Google I found this post ...
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Can anybody help me get rid of the static from my compressor?

I got a new compressor, and everytime I plug my microphone into it, there's a lot of static. It doesn't show up in the recorded audio, but I would love to get rid of it.
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Imported dialog track distorting

I just imported the dialog audio from the QT video of this clip and for some reason the clip gets really distorted, but sounds fine on the actual QT video. I imported other SFX files into the session ...
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Is it normal for audio recorded in a particular sampling rate to have distortions when transcoded into another sampling rate?

I'm working on a small video editing project at home and am new at this. I have a multiple videos that I'm combining together into one video and am using the audio from one of these videos as the ...
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Distortion - how?

Hi all, It's a great forum, resource and community here! So here is my first question : I'm interested in distortion, I like the effect, it makes sounds easily huge and extreme. But I know it's also ...
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Can you help to identify the probable cause of this distortion?

Recently I was recording a PASS device (Personal Alert Safety System) that is used in a firefighters SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus). Using motion it alerts when a firefighter may be in ...
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What causes the limitation on excessive analog signals vs. digital signals?

In the digital world, "clipping" would occur when a signal passes above 0db. But if you are dealing with analog equipment, is there a certain "ceiling" that tends to "brickwall" the signal down as ...
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Sources of Distortion

Can anyone clarify a discussion I had today regarding distortion within an audio system and what actually distorts. I initially had set up a sound system for a preview of some short films. Now the ...
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Questions about simple single-track line-in recording

I'm trying to create a simple recording of my electronic keyboard. It has a 1/4" stereo output, and I've connected that into my computer's microphone/line-in jack. I only have a few questions: Should ...
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Condenser Mics: Maximum SPL in relation to Distortion, Physical Damage and a -10dB Attenuator

Over the next few months I'll be trying to learn how to record my band. I have a few newbie questions on some condenser microphone concepts. I just want to make sure I understand this all correctly. ...
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On Hold Audio/Data Compression

Anybody know what kind of algorithms/applications they use for this? Cuz I'm on hold right now and whenever the music overloads the system there's this wicked pink noise distortion that takes over ...
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live performances

It's me again :D. I have shot the pilot for the reality TV show. It has two main parts the first one is shot in studio (not really too much of a problem), the other part is documentary style. This ...
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Any good use for digital distortion?

I recently worked on a lot of dialogue that was digitally distorted probably because the microphone was damaged. Can anyone think of a time or place where digital distortion is used beneficially? It ...
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Vocal clipping restoration

My question is: has anybody tried to restore clipped audio successfully? Is there a method behind this, or processing tool to help restore this that i'm unaware? I have tried using compressor tools ...
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What is “clipping” distortion? What causes it, and how to avoid it when recording audio?

What is "clipping" distortion? What causes it, and how to avoid it when recording audio?
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Which distortion pedals have a strong low and low-mid frequency response?

I'm looking for a distortion pedal to be used with various instruments that produce frequencies anywhere in the spectrum of 20 hz - 12,000+ hz. I have guitar fuzz pedals that produce strong high end ...
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Analog distortions/saturation on voice - how to reduce?

Hi to all I've been asked to try to save a few days of recording (interview with boom and 1 radio mic): the radio mic is always (four days of recording, I couldn't believe it!!) saturated/distorted; ...