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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 ...
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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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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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Raw Audio Edit Process

Hey everyone! I've been trying to refine and improve my sound editing process/skills and have been working from Ric Viers 'L-I-S-T-E-N' process from 'The Sound Effects Bible' (pg 187 for those of you ...
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The purpose of Threshold, Knee and ratio in a compressor (discussion)

I would just like a get eveyone's view on the purposes/"what they do" on a compressor. They way I understand it is, the threshold is the dB level that is reached by a signal that causes the knee + ...
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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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Remove drum track from song given the isolated drum track and the song?

I have a song for which I have the song itself, and an isolated drum track from a live performance that fits perfectly in time with the original. Given these 2 things, is there software that can do a ...
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What kind of OMF do I ask for from my Editor?

Hey Everybody, I worked on a feature over the past summer and now its time for me to do post on the film. The editor gave me an OMF but when I went to a buddies house to import it into Pro Tools, ...
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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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Why is learning how to use DAWs appear more difficult than Video editing programs?

Between some friends and me, we are finding it evidently more difficult to learn how to use DAWs than to use video editing programs like Sony Vegas and Premier. We are trying Roland CakeWalk Sonar 8, ...
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What effects or alterations should I consider for clarity of audio in my video?

I should start out by saying I know just about nothing about audio. I have Audacity, and I've used it for the most basic things like trimming and combining audio clips. I have a video that consists ...
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In what order do I make edits to audio in a video clip?

I have a video of a live performance that was recorded on three different cameras. One of the cameras captured the audio much better than expected, so that is the main audio track I am choosing to use....
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Weird car actions?

I have cut several road/travel films & docs recently and I am having trouble with a few car actions. 1) Scene - Car INT (driving at highway speed) - We see cars passing slowly outside the car we ...
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Experience on Double MS dialogue editing/mixing?

Has anyone got some experience in Double MS dialogue editing and mixing? I recently finished a short movie in which all the dialogue and sync was recorded in Double MS. I treaded it as if it wasn't ...
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Voiceover editing procedure - tips please.

Hi folks - and Happy New Year! I have been lurking around this fantastic site for a little while, but finally decided to ask a question. I am gaining some freelance experience in the world of sound ...
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What happens when you save a MP3 with a higher quaility?

When a lossy audio track (of unknown quality) is imported into software and and saved as a (possibly) higher quaility after editing, what happens? Obviously I know it can't have any more 'quality' ...
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How to find the playing time (length) of a .acc audio file accurately

I need to accurately find the playing time of .aac files. This time is needed to determine the length of a video cut. This is for a GNU/Linux Bash environment (a windows tool which works in wine ...
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Spotting to timeline with blank regions before recording/editing sfx

Hi all Do you spot what and where to record on the timeline with fake blank regions, and then replace those blank regions while recording (if your recording foley) and with your edited sfx? Or do you ...
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Out of sync singer on a long take: how to save it?

In the movie I just finished, I had to save a long (continuous) take where a popular singer (here in Italy) singed with playback but was out of sync (in a few spots more than half a second). Obviously ...
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Batch processing solution for audio files

I'm looking for a way to batch process large amount of audio files (ogg and wav formats). Ideally, a solution that works from a Windows' command line, allows conversion between formats, allows ...
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Network storage for SFX?

Hi, here's the thing. We've got three editing stations(Mac Pro). At each of them there's a Soundminer V4Pro, we haven't got the server edition. Currenlty our database consists of over 1 TB SFX. They'...
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Decode a-law stereo 8 -bit wav data to 16 bit lienear pcm data

I have this type of file: 8000Hz, 8 bits per sample, 64 Kbps, stereo, A-law wav file. I need to decode the alaw compression to 16 bit pcm linear encoding. I used a lookup table for this from this ...
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DIA Editing At Reel Breaks

Hello everyone. This is the first time that I'm cutting sound on a feature film in a major way, so this the first time I'm really dealing with reel breaks. Generally when I'm cutting DIA, I leave a ...
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Editing/Mastering workflow for a podcast

I'm creating a podcast with two voice tracks and some intro/outro music, and I'm trying to decide on a general workflow for editing and mastering. Specifically, I'm not sure if some of the effects ...
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Questions about Ringtones in film and television

Using the correct ringtone to the correct type of phone (esp. Cellphones) gives credibility. But is it allowed truly? What about copyright and clearance? Next question, I struggle to use the modern ...
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Solution for checking sound levels between recording sessions

We have had problems with a professional recording company that records for us all year long. We piece audio bits together and sometimes the levels are off and the final product sounds off when put ...
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Dialogue editing a scene without dialogue

hello all the film im working on at the moment is a real 'show don't tell' sorta deal. my question is: in a scene without dialogue, would you still go through the dialogue editing process? ie ...
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Some tips to soften wind noise.

I am editing a documentary where some of the interviews were done outside without any wind protection and of course its hitting the diaphragm pretty hard. I am trying to just soften the effect of it, ...
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extract specific frequencies from audio

As you can see from the spectrograph, there are two melodic lines in this excerpt. These two voices are played by different instruments. Is there a tool (preferably free) that will allow me to extract ...
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Miniminer workflow?

After using SoundMiner v4pro for years, I have put miniminer on my machine at home. I had been in the habit of keeping a hand on the fader for the SM Engine aux track in Pro Tools. This way I can ...
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Converting voice into modem sounds

I'd like to record my voice and apply some effects on it. The final result should remind the listener of phone lines or some modem sounds, but only the melody and rhythm of the language should be kept ...
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What are the most common text-based music/audio notation systems?

I am trying to find a good all-text (type able) musical notation system that already exists* and that has some usage and credibility. Ideally, such a system would allow very simple musical notation:...
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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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Extracting conversations from a long WMA-File

I have a few wma-files all about 2h long each. I was going around with a microphone interviewing people. I did not turn the recording off in order to not miss anything. Now the problem is filtering ...
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want to find a program or other sources that can help me find subliminal recordings in my custom cd's

I have purchased custom subliminal cd's and I have using them for over 3 months now and I am not sure if the message I wanted on it is even on there or what message is on there and or even if there ...
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How to make Dialogue present and full with joystick noise?

I'm working on a short and the opening scene is of 3 teenagers playing Nintendo. The dialogue track is relatively clean (already removed clicks/pops w/Izotope RX) save for the constant clicking of ...