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Finding what's common between two tracks

I am planning on testing out my new audio interface by recording a guitar/bass piece. I have always liked the music from rockschool and the backing tracks are great so I will use them. My question is, ...
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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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Sound Effects Editing Workflow in Logic

Is there a trick in logic to get regions to distribute on the grid every X seconds. So if I have 40 sound effects and I want to line them up so they each start on multiples of 10 seconds... ? Thanks!
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How effective are VSTs for expressive classical compositions?

It seems the major downside of recording actual audio is the limited moddability in making a flawed human recording sound more perfect, while the major downside of MIDI recording is the time and ...
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How to loop an engine sound so that it doesn't sound looped?

I have this audio clip here. It's of a car revving up through the gears. I'm making a game and the sound for each gear of the car is all stripped from this one audio file. Although, I need to make ...
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-20dBFS What it means for dialogue editing?

Hello my dear friends, I'm struggling with this question of not knowing what to do with the ref tone of -20 dBFS on the OMF file. Does this mean that I have to match all the dialogue tracks to this ...
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Cutting in Foley/Feet via sound library vs recording

I'm a sound editor and while early in my career, a majority of my work is doing foley editing (Feet, Props, occasional cloth). Now I'm not complaining because I have work and I've been able to work on ...
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How to de-rush voice audio recordings

What would be an efficient workflow to process (de-rush) voice audio recordings? These recordings could be recordings of interviews, lectures, classes… whatever. The idea is to scrub through them as ...
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Cubase 7 Macros for exporting

Hi all I was wondering if any Cubase/Nuendo users could help me with a macro I am trying to create. I want to select all the slices of a track I have cut up and export them all as individual files. I ...
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Splicing voice: How do I blend words at a splice so they don't pop?

I'm a new podcaster with no vocal editing experience. I edit every episode to remove breaths, "uuuhhh"s, repeated words, stutters, etc. (Using select-and-cut on the waveform.) This often leads to a ...
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How to efficiently remove one audio channel in mpeg2 video?

Situation: thirteen 700mb 1hr long mpeg2 videos with 2 audio channels. Only left channel contains corresponding audio, right channel contains nothing but barely hearable static noise. How do I get rid ...
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Have you ever worked on content in a language you don't understand?

I'm in the process of applying for a job that would involve working with Welsh speaking actors and broadcasters. Everyone on set would also understand and speak English fluently but the content would ...
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Logic Pro - How to delete an empty MIDI section?

Say I have a 16 bar MIDI region full of MIDI events. Now I delete the last eight bars of events -- and am left with a long section of silence which I'd like to get rid of. After deleting this section,...
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Which DAW should I use when editing ambience recordings?

Hello, I have been recording alot of ambient sounds the last weeks and now i got over 100 of 1-2 min clips that im going to edit into useble ambient sounds in 48.1kHz/16bit from 48.1kHz/24. What DAW ...
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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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VST - Frequency Compressor?

Basically, I'm looking for a VST plugin (preferably FREE) that compresses the frequency range of a track. Unlike a EQ which cuts or boots specific frequencies, I want an effect that can compress the ...
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Ambiences with intelligible speech or not?

Hi all! First of all, a BIG thanks to everyone at this forum, I've been learning a lot from you lately. Here is a tiny question regarding ambiences and people talking. Do you see to it that it is ...
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How do I delete an edited sound from a video using audacity?

I have a video that has had a voice edited to be much different in pitch, how do i fix this using audacity?
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Delete part of audio

How can I delete part of an audio file while there would be no distortion in mixing point of two other parts? Let's say two other parts (after and before deleted part) are mixed together smartly so it'...
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Is there a 'diff tool' for audio?

Ideally in Premiere Pro, I'd like to have a way of seeing the changes I make to an audio file that I edit in Audition to be reflected in a workable format for the video editing in Premiere Pro. I've ...
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OpenSource audio cue editor / controller for live theater show?

I'm looking for a decent free or open-source audio controller / cue editor for the audio control of a live theater show. Something in the line of ShowCueSystem or QLab. Minimal requirements would be: ...
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Is it possible to show the same person multiple times on live streaming?

Is it possible to show the same person multiple times on live transmission? I'm referring to overlaying an existing video record over what's filmed live. Do you know of any examples? Or it has to ...
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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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Audacity: Exporting time track to csv

I'm looking for a program that can export a time track to a csv file, preferably in Windows. Do you know one? I've already tried a bunch of free software, without success.
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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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How do I split/splice and realign parts of tracks in Garage Band?

I used Garage Band 6.0.5 in conjunction with a Shure Beta87 microphone and AudioBox USB to record my son and friends singing made up lyrics to a song for a school project. I recorded 6 'takes' of them ...
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Which music sw should I consider for aligning audio waveforms to MIDI piano roll, looping MIDI, managing program change, SysEx?

Which music software should I consider for aligning audio waveforms to MIDI piano roll, looping MIDI, managing program change, SysEx? In my projects, I'd like to be able to: see audio and MIDI ...
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Split audio into many files

I have an mp3 recording that spans many hours. It is just one big file. I would love to split it into dozens or hundreds of individual snippets. I actually already some most of the time-stamps where ...
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How are dialog tracks treated for dramatic productions?

I've always wondered how dialog in films sound so clean and full, I thought it was just all the gear, great dialog editing/mixing and great ADR performances but after watching the Tron Legacy panel ...
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Synthetic sentence completion

I'm producing a documentary film with several interviews in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and Adobe Audition CS5.5. In several situations I had to cut before the sentence was completed. Is there any way to ...
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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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Filtering sounds to make it appear underwater

Is there a commonly accepted filtering process to make sounds appear as if they are recorded underwater It could be a generic low-pass/band-pass filter? What cutoff frecuencies could I use?
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Leq (A) specifications

Hi guys, this is the first time i post on this forum, although i've been reading quite often in the last few months. I've got an issue on something i just came across. I'm editing dialogues (voices ...
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Free lance audio book editor.

Hi there. I graduated from studying a BA in sound design in London this summer and would like to know how to go about becoming a free lance audio book editor? For example, who are the wright people to ...
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Sound Forge Pro: how to save a volume envelope?

I spend an hour creating an envelope volume for an audio file in Sound Forge and I need to apply the same envelope to another file. How to save this envelope and how to then apply it to a different ...
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Removal of voice from single track in audacity

Recently I've been recording some game commentary with a friend. We both have our own computers and headsets. Our plans were to swap our voice tracks and edit them in to each others videos, so we'd ...
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Travel tools for freelance gigs

When you're hired to work in another studio/stage, which tools do you bring with you? Plugins, hardware, mouse, templates, sound files, mikes, entire computers... And, how do you transport them? iLok,...
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Resume Formats for Sound Editors/Designers

First of all, I really enjoy this site and wish everyone tons of luck in their current and future projects. My question is one regarding the structuring of resumes or CVs for sound editors. Is there ...
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How do I keep sound levels consistent when editing?

I've recently begun doing a lot of editing, and I'm having problems keeping the levels of the different parts consistent. Were talking usually about 20 minutes of video for which I do all the sound ...
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your thoughts about pricing a sound effects library for freelancers

As New York audio post people know, Sound One, a staple audio post house, is in danger of closing. It got me thinking that with the number of freelance sound editors/designers growing, I should try ...
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Software for editing audio for video

Which software is best for editing the audio of a video?
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Overdub Post Processing

Hi all, We recently had to overdub a scene because field recording wasn't an option. All the lines for the scene have been completed in a quiet room, so the sound is quite clean and dry. However, ...
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What do you guys think of my progress so far?

I'm 16 years old and it has been a lifelong dream of mind to be a sound designer. I have been obsessed with sound and the way it works my whole life. I love devices that make sound such as air horns ...
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How to make nice whooshes??

Hi! I'd like to start thread to share some secrets on how to create nice whooshes, everyone has their own technics and methods so how do you make fresh, new whoshes???
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search for most friendly software partner for my Voice Recorder

I got this Olympus WS-750M Voice Recorder. It's really handy, and I'm getting addicted to it. What I need to match it, is a software tool, which can easily: Manage recording files Cut head/tail of ...
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Editing voices in video game

Hello, I have been proposed to editing of voices for a video game (on protools), knowing that I come from the cinema, the timing and amount of files are not the same, do you have any advice or ...
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Water Tight Templates?

Sup peps, Just wanted to discuss the use to templates in an everyday workflow and the pros and cons of working in such a manor... I have recently discovered that its very easy (not to mention fun) ...
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Automatically synchronizing audio/video with FOSS tools?

At our hackerspace, we have a full HD video camera (Toshiba Camileo X200) with a crappy microphone input. Therefore, we use a Thomann SC450 USB microphone to capture audio on a computer. Buying new ...
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Edit Changes for a Feature-Length

Hey guys, so this is my first question on here ever. I was curious what some people's workflows are for dealing with an changing cut on a movie when you have already nearly completed the sound track. ...
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Training material for sound effects editing / foley

Does anybody know of free training material for sound effects and foley? What I'm thinking of is a movie clip in a proper format for editing, with a separate music track and vocal track provided as ...