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Shock Mount - Why use elastic?

Why do shock mounts use elasticated cord (which can perish) to the exclusion of other materials? Why not use coil springs? Especially since the cord, being strung point to point around the mount, ...
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Question about the Haas Effect

I'm reading an interesting article about incorporating the 'Haas Effect' during the mixing stage of a song but I can't understand the following extract: “The Haas trick adds to the standard panning ...
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Famous songs recorded and edited with Audacity?

What famous songs (classical or any other genera) have been recorded and edited with Audacity? In other words: Do professional sound engineers use Audacity for production releases?
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Sound Engeneering and it's true colour

Could you please give some information about sound engineering? What does a sound engineer do? What kind of profession is it? What are the pros and cons of it? I've always wondered about how it is ...
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Mid-range Frequency Mixing

I use FL for scoring and hip hop music production. `My question is, Are there DEFINITIVE numerical frequencies within the 700-4000hz range that ought be raised or diminished to get a sound that ...
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What software can I use in order to extract this pattern from music?

Overall goal: To input a song and output certain variables that will allow me to find quantitative patterns between songs. Example: the time between highest and lowest pitches (in seconds) in a song....
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What factors play into how piercing a percussive sound is?

So I am working on developing a decently unique metronome app. One of my goals is to optimize the sound that the metronome uses as much as humanly possible. A goal would be that the sound be easily ...
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What EQ's have an octave notch?

There was a software equalizer out there I saw a couple years ago. I think it was made by the now gone elemental audio. Whatever it was, it had a notch filter that would filter in octaves. I've been ...
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Using a crossfader in a passive circuit

I'm trying to build a really simple passive summing circuit for combining two line-level stereo audio sources (iPod + laptop or iPod + iPod), and I really want to be able to fade between the sources. ...
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What are the correct audio levels for Voice and Music in a web promo video?

I'm editing a promo video that will appear on the web (specifically, PledgeMusic) and I'm curious what is the current best practice for the correct audio levels (base -dB) for: Music (when no other ...
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What are the correct audio levels for Voice and Music in a web promo video? [duplicate]

I'm editing a promo video that will appear on the web (specifically, PledgeMusic) and I'm curious what is the current best practice for the correct audio levels (base -dB) for: Music (when no other ...
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Beginners / Advance ebook and video toturial on sound engineer

I am actually new the process of being a sound engineer, and i have been managing event like birthdays but i still need some tutorial that will guide me to an advance level. Please any help will be ...
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Sound design education vs “School of Audio Engineering”

This may be a vague question but I really want to get some formal education and a degree in the sound/audio world so I have been looking at some schools for it. Getting straight to the point, what is ...
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Can the Thomann T.AMP E400 be bridged?

I'm selling my T.AMP E400 and I've been asked a question which is over my head as far as my knowledge of powered amplifiers goes. Can this amp be bridged, and if so, what is the output at 4 and 8 ...
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What is the title for someone knowledgeable in all that is related to sound?

I'm basically looking for a title that is more broad than an Audio Engineer. Basically, I'm looking for a title that would cover a: Musician (of their preferred instrument and/or more); Recording ...
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What are the challenges in audio for the bass line?

I have a question/theory I hope some audio engineers can help with. As a beginning cellist, I was discussing with someone the other day the fact that the bass line frequently seems to get the short ...
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When should I trust my ears over the phase/vector/lissajous scope?

Let's say I have a sound I like. I start mixing down, and I see that it is all over the place on the phase-scope; that is, the signal looks like it has some significant out-of-phase components. I've ...
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Is any one a sound designer as well as a recording engineer or producer?

I'm restarting my career and was thinking of becoming a sound designer, recording engineer, or producer. I'm getting training in all the positions and I would enjoy all of them. I was thinking of ...