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Wav file amplification

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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Best time expansion for a voice - ADR Editing

I just recorded a bit of ADR and I need to expand the person's syllable about 6 frames longer (he didn't emphasize a word properly - unfortunately it was his first time doing ADR and he didn't have a ...
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setting a session for dialogue editing (question about John Purcell book)

I am reading the john purcell book, and finding it very useful, I need to set my session at best way to improve my work, right now I am editing dialogue and will have to mix too a low budget movie, ...
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Selection Shortcut for Adobe Audition

I hope it is the right place to ask an Adobe Audition specific question. I'm trying to get audio clips from a large audio file. When I play and pause a sound in Adobe Audition's Editor using Space, ...
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Is it legitimate to use a low pass filter on short segments of audio around stitch between two amplitude signals to remove noise?

I am trying to design a pipeline that will repeat a certain segment of audio N times (for instance, for 10s of input, repeat the segment from 3s to 5s four times). This generates unwanted high ...
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How do I make 2 voices in ONE audacity track sound about the same volume?

This is probably really simple for you. There are 2 people speaking in my new podcast, but one sounds louder than the other. How do I make it so that they sound about the same volume? I recorded them ...
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Is there a software that allows cutting while recording?

While recording a lecture, there are some pauses that are longer than 2 seconds or "ums" and "errs" that I would like to remove but have the sound continue recording. Purely to save time. At the ...
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Audacity records only 1 channel, inspite of being set to stereo

I use a Shure condenser mic with a Focusrite scarlett solo interface. However ever since the 1st time I connected it to the laptop , & recorded in Audacity & mixpad, It keeps recording only 1 ...
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Extracting common waveform from two clips

If one has an instrumental and non-instrumental version of a song, the vocals can be extracted by inverting the polarity of one of the sources, since the common audio cancels out. However, what if my ...
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Is it possible to extract speech from an audio with noises at the same/higher level than the speech using noise cancelation/source separation

I’m trying to extract speech from some videos which have noises at the same or higher level than the voice of the speaker. For instance listen from linked point in this video. Is it possible to ...
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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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Can't remove vocal from a specific song

I tried a lot of way to remove the vocal from this song with audacity, but without any good results... I'm very new to this and perhaps not doing it right, but I think it may be the case of the song ...
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How to record the audio of one person's reaction to another person's line without overlapping audio?

I was told that it was best to record audio separately for every talent so that it would be easier during audio post if I want to increase the gain for one of the tracks etc. So if I only have a ...
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When you Know it Needs Something Else

When you're jamming and have created a sound that you think would be really good if only you combined it with another layer or two, but you're not sure what it needs, what do you do? I've had this ...
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When should a noise gate be applied?

I produce a weekly podcast and I'm slowly trying to improve my mixing and editing skills to make it sound as good as possible. The podcast is recorded with me and my co-host in the same room, which ...
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Silence a small section of just one channel in a stereo recording (Audacity)

I need to erase (silence) about 2 seconds of just one channel of a 2-channel stereo recording. I can use Audacity (or Ardour). I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.
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How fast are you editing an Audiobook?

I just completed editing my first professionally produced audiobook. It was about 130,000 words and I completed the project and submitted it on the deadline at 6 weeks. In my own personal post-mortem ...
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Split Audio File Into Seperate Tracks?

To start, I know very little about audio manipulation, other than splitting a track into smaller parts I haven't done much, so and ELI5 answer would be preferred. I have an audio file, and I want to ...
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How to remove hiss in Adobe Audition?

How can I remove hiss in a recording (due to too-low level preamp)? This was a live recording that I took from the mixing board on a Tascam, at 24-bit 96kHz recording. It has the direct input from ...
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For voice editing, should I change the cutoff frequency with each note pitch?

I'm trying to remove the spaniard accent in a short phrase: Original Edited It turns out that removing the soft growling sound at the beginning of the word gitano, and using a low pass filter for ...
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Which DAW can provide editing of multiple MIDI channel tracks open simultaneously?

There is already a very similar question BUT it is not the same as my question, hence the reason for my question: Which DAW can handle simultaneous editing of MIDI channels / instruments per tracks? ...
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How to split a recording to music and talking parts

I have recordings of a radio show that I'd like to listen to later. But I'd like to listen only to the music parts. Sometimes there are interviews or discussions without background musik I'd like to ...
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Options for unmixing sounds (source separation)?

Which solutions (standalone or plugins) exist for unmixing/de-mixing sources? Lets say I have a track with acoustic guitar and string synth in mono, and I want each source separated. Which tools ...
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What is the current state of the art in source separation? What tools are available?

I've seen a few questions around there at ultimately seem to be asking for software that does source separation, which refers to techniques for separating mixed-down audio into some approximation of ...
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Is there a standard way to organize audio tracks?

Usually, I order my audio tracks like this: Dialogs FX BG Music How do you do it? Is there some kind of standard to follow?
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How can I make smooth audio transitions when editing a video?

I have a video that is essentially one person talking, with a crowd of people listening and responding. What I'd like to be able to do is edit out some sections of the speech. I need to do this in my ...
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How do I prepare my sound files professionally to share with others?

Hello. I have a question about embedding the correct sort of metadata and general professional preparation for my sound files so I can pass to others and it'll be appropriate for their professional ...
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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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There is static when I export video where there is none in editing (premiere pro)

The problem is that when I export the video, there is static in the beginning of each clip, which goes away after a little while. It's very prominent when there are a lot of quick cuts. In the longer ...
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How is digital audio defined?

I want to make a voice changer, found the description of some effects, but I don't exactly understand what the digital audio looks like. How much information can I get from different audio formats, ...
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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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How to create these punch SFX?

Punch Sample Hi all, the attached link is a clip extracted from Captain America Blu-ray. That is the first fight scene, and all the punch SFX are placed at Center channel only, there is no LFE. The ...
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Automating soundcheck: Can I get volume of an instrument from a live band audio GIVEN that I recorded the live mic input?

Let's say, during a live performance I save the mic input of every instrument and vocals. I also record the speaker output from the crowd. Can I extract the volumes of the individual instruments ...
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Is there any way to remove foley from dialogue?

I have a single wav file that has both dialogue and computer keys clicking at the same time, is there any way to do an FFT or noise filtering to just isolate the dialogue? Thanks
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Audio effect to transform a local language to a “foreign / weird language”

My objective is take a video that I understand (in my case in Portuguese) and apply an audio effect that transform the conversation in a not understandable language, something similar russian, chinese ...
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Easy way to remove spikes for the audio of a video file?

Is there an easy way to remove spikes in volume (coming for example from a feedback loop when recording) from the audio of a video file? I have this video for example which had problems during the ...
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Normalising volume across thousands of files

For a project I'm working on, I need to produce approx 5000 voice-only recordings of approx 15 seconds each (typically each file is a couple of short sentences spoken aloud). I've approached this as ...
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Gradual pitch correction

I'm involved with recording a lot of a capella choir performances, and it's not uncommon for the group to drop 1/2 to a full step through the course of a song. I was hoping with Pro Tools' elastic ...
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How to amplify a collection of sound files

I have up to 200 audio files which are really short (2,3 seconds maximum) but they need to be amplified. 1) Is there a fast way of amplification for a playlist of sounds? also... 2)Is there a best/...
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Audio Management/Organization Software for Free.

I am an editor and designer with thousands of SFX on external drives. I could really use some software to better organize all of them using the SFX meta data. I know about sound miner, etc. Do you ...
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Removing vocals using multiple versions of the same song

I have 4 tracks that are exactly the same, except that each one has vocals in a different language. I know how to remove center-panned vocals, but is there any way to remove them that takes advantage ...
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How can layers of sound be distinguished, and therefore separated?

Let's say I have a file like WAV. It has singing and background music. What if one was to separate the background music from the background music, if this is even possible? If it possible, and it is ...
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We just got done recording - our vocals could use some work - suggestions?

We just got done recording our 'first album' - we are a garage band with professional sound tech. We mixed everything using a Behringer USB board and ran it via a USB out to Audacity. The recordings ...
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Need help for removing cloth rustle

Recently I'm doing dialogue premix for a feature. Unfortunately the recorded location sound are in poor quality. The boom track is useless, off-axis and reverby. Only the LAV mic track can be used. ...
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Where can I find an Audio project file from feature film as an example?

I'm an independent filmmaker, and I'm trying to improve my sound design skills for my next project. Have any of you come across a post or a website where a sound designer has uploaded an audio project ...
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What are the steps/phases of a CD/Album production

What are the steps/phases of a CD/Album production? From the moment of recording to when it's out?
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Why can't I isolate center-panned audio using inverse phase cancelling?

In Audacity, you can split a stereo song to mono and invert the phase to remove center-panned audio (usually vocals). Can someone explain why inverting the result and adding the original (in mono) ...
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How to split audio in dry and wet audio files if I have the dry version

Say I have the same vocal on 2 tracks one dry and one harmonized with Zplane veilklang 2 CM (the edition of Computer Music). I want to procces the main vocal differently from the harmonized copies of ...
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Techniques for making a crowd sound bigger and fuller

For the film I'm working on, the on-set recordist recorded some very nice and useful crowds and chants. But these where recorded in mono and with a group smaller than the films requires. Currently I'...
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making a mashup of two songs with different BPM

in this mashup I tried to combine two songs, one that is BPM 99 and one that is BPM 104, I would like to know, was this effect moderated by the slicing and placements that I made? Maybe someone ...