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How to match a talent voice between different takes?

I record educational videos and often I have to re-record voices because of the excessive environment noise or simply because of poor performance. Since I'm not working with professional talents (...
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How can I boost/cut different instruments in the same frequency?

Newbie here would be glad to guide me. I want to know if it's possible for example to cut the bass drum maybe by 6dB while keeping the bass guitar or horns intact? The problem is my neighbors. I found ...
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What does 100Hz 12dB per octave mean?

I have been trying to understand what 100Hz 12dB per octave means in a low pass filter. What does it really mean in full details? Any material can be of help.
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7 band EQ frequencies for full-track playback?

I used to have a Mackie analog mixer, but I've switched over to using a midi controller (Launch Control XL), and I'm not limited by the 5 bands that existed on the Mackie (low cut, 80, 250, 800, 2500, ...
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Fixing an over-distorted guitar track

I recorded a metal band last year and have just gotten round to doing a rough mix / master. Unfortunately, I left the guitarist unsupervised who then proceeded to crank up his amp... to the point that ...
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How to set up my home computer for optimal audio fidelity

I’m a wannabe composer and I want to record and mix my own music using Sibelius and Audacity on my regular home computer setup (gaming laptop w/ good-quality external speakers). I can’t afford ...
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Audacity: How to smooth out equalization transitions

So, on one section of an audio file, I have a 15db 140hz boost, and and in the next, I have a 12db 140hz boost. How would I smoothly transition these without it sounding odd, and suddenly changing. ...
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How can I improve this chain of filters to make a better voice with Audacity

I'm a true beginner in sound design, and use of softwares to edit sounds. However I started to make a chain of filters in Audacity (File > Edit Chains). I'm recording podcasts with only my voice as a ...
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Fletcher-Munson curves: Applied uses and lessons learned?

There are a few posts about the Fletcher Munson perceivable loudness curves on here, more explaining what they are but not their function. I haven't quite found out if they have a function or are ...
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Replicate a specific sound effect?

I am trying to replicate a radio sound effect, however, I have been struggling for a few hours and I wasn't able to do it just right. I am trying to replicate the "all by myself" section of this ...
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How to mix voice and background music like this?

I did allot reaserch before posting this question.I found no good answer. Question:How to mix vocal and background music like this. He is not cutting music with eq to ...
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is there a common low-end level for a song?

I am currently mastering a song in iZotope Ozone 6. Both in Ozone's EQ and Multi-band Compressor, if I boost up the low frequency it sounds muddy, but it sounds soft if I bypass it. Is there any "...
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Should I use EQ before my Digital interface, Focursite?

I have a focusrite 18i10 and i feel the guitars can get easily to clip but i keep the tracks to low they seem weak... i know i should not worry because the extra 5+ db can be added in mastering phase,...
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What is the relation between high pass (low cut) filters and headroom?

I use, just like most of you I guess, high pass filters in my mixdowns to clean up muddyness and save headroom. I have a subscription on Computer Music in which every month a producer named Owen The ...
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How to make your voice sound like another persons voice?

Is there any software that will make a voice of someone sound like a voice of someone else? A guy in my skype list claims he has a friend who works in "SoundDesign business" who has such a tool, and ...
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Tuning a house of worship by referencing through headphones

Actually I have many questions here. I'm quite new to live signs reinforcement and I have no formal training in it and I want to learn more so pardon me if anything sounds stupid. We've recently ...
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Is there a digital (PC based) equalizer that changes based on the pitch of the instrument connected? [closed]

It's great to create a perfect sound for one note using equalization, but then of course you lose some of the sound's best qualities once you change its pitch. Is there a plug-in equalizer (...
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System Overload. The audio engine was not able to process all required data in time.

I need to equalize my system, want to use software-based solution, preferably free. On windows computer I used Equalizer APO and was very happy with it. On MacOS i've found this excellent guide https:...
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What frequencies does the master volume increase?

If standard eq knobs on a stereo boost or cut the amplitude of specific frequencies does the volume knob adjust the amplitude of all possible frequencies? Is there a range of frequencies different ...
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Mixing Without Subwoofers

It's certainly not the ideal scenario, but I'm just starting out in the world of sound design and music production and I could use some clarification on how to mix bass. Hardware Limitations I've ...
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What type of filter is the low and high on my mixer

I have a mixer ( Yamaha n12 ). It has a high and low eq and also a mid with a separate q nob. In the manual it states the the high and low are shelving filters but explains no more than that. Would it ...
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What's the difference of frequency sets for 10 band equalizers?

I'm making a player and now I'm trying to implment simple 10 band graphic equalizer. I found that there are two kind of major frequency sets for 10 band equalizer. 31.25Hz, 62.5Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, ...
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Removing pop sounds and heavy breathing from male voice

We have a male actor who tends to breathe heavily and enunciates his p's quite distinctively. What could we do to reduce or completely remove the pop-like sounds during a live performance? Any eq ...
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Using basic EQs to correct for uneven mike response

I would like to know what are exact characteristics of the mixer's 3-zone EQs, namely of the one of Behringer Xenyx802. My problem is the following: I plan to get a microphone (Shure SM35), but its ...
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Are there established EQ settings to increase concentration?

I've always listened to trance music whenever I need to concentrate. I've run sound before and have always just kind of assessed my sound setup based on the acoustics in the hall we were playing in, ...
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Make speech appear equally loud on different tracks and parts of tracks

I need to batch convert a large set of videos with audio into audio only streams, and I need the speech on the audio be loud enough on all tracks and parts of tracks that the user can listen to them ...
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Sequence inserts/plugins for voice

I'm editing some spoken word audio (lectures recorded on a wireless lapel mic). I am using the following effects in Pro Tools 8. I am proficient with using these effects individually. But does it ...
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Completely cut frequencies below a certain threshold

I'm warming up to Ableton Live by attempting to manipulate songs into how various animals would hear them. For example, idealized bats hear roughly between octave 7, starting at 1.28kHz, to octave 13,...
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Is bass boost harmful?

I recently bought a Sony headphone which has "bass boost", and I really love it. I love it so much that I increased the bass (low frequencies) on every device I use it on, with like 7db and decreased ...
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How to handle the 2 kHz - 5 kHz frequency range in production?

The ear is most sensitive to the 2 kHz - 5 kHz range. This causes the recognizable sibilance effect. This is a common problem with vocals that can be solved with an equalizer. But what about the ...
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How to adjust the frequency of a microphone to match another frequency response?

In the picture you see the frequency response of two microphones. The black line is my source mic and the red line is the desired frequency. I know there are so called mic modeller plugins but I only ...
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Where can I find good before and after sound samples for learning eq, compression, mixing?

Where can I find good before and after sound samples for learning eqing, compression, mixing or even mastering? Would be great if there are detailed explanations to each mixing action.
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What is the difference between low-pass and high-cut filters?

Is there any difference between low-pass and high-cut filters? There must be, and that's why they're named differently. But, when and why would you use one instead of the other?
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Why is my cutting equalizer increasing output level?

I'm using logic studio latest version On one of my channel strips I'm having an ultrabeat drumkit with an overdrive and a compressor plugin. The track is only playing single snare hits. The channel ...
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Mastering chain effects

This question has been asked in various forms but not yet completely in my view. I'm trying to find a good mastering chain for a sound effects library using say Waves plugins in pro tools. I see ...
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How can I compress my bassline like the linked Boris Brejcha track?

I'm trying to compress a bassline to sound smoothly with lowgain attack, but it is hard to accomplish this mission. Does anyone know how to help me make my bassline sound like this: ...
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EQ opinions for room shaping

I am looking for a hardware EQ just to shape the room any opinions on brand, model? Thanx
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Which EQ is suitable? Alloy 2, Pro-Q, or other?

I'm looking into getting an EQ for $200 or less, preferably less. Alloy 2 retails for $150. Pro-Q is a little more expensive, but around the same price. I like Alloy because of its multi-band ...
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What is the purpose of an FFT filter?

I've used the built in FFT filter in Adobe Audition to get some vocals sounding like they're coming from a police radio, and while the black box worked, I'm just curious as to what the FFT filter is ...
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“Extreme” EQ curves

Is it bad to use EQs to an "extreme" extent? I use that word because of what my friend said about the settings of an EQ on a song we were helping a mix and master. He had something like this, but more ...
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Typical frequency bands for mixer low mid and high gains

You've all seen the low mid and high knobs on cheap mixers (if you haven't, I provided a pic below). To my knowledge, the low one corresponds to a low shelf filter, the high one to an hi-shelf filter ...
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Equalization basics: How is sample rate frequency related to audio frequency?

How is sample rate frequency related to audio frequency? For example, say I have an audio file with a sample rate of 44100 Hz, 1 byte per sample (256 different values), and, for simplicity, a single ...
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How to avoid a muddy mixdown?

Often times I am faced with a problem where I lack a decent amount of mid-range warmth in my sound. When producing a track with this in mind I am then often faced with a muddy sounding mid-range. How ...
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Removing subsonic frequencies when mastering

In general (for music where lf are not important): To increase space for dynamic range in audible frequencies, is it a good idea to remove low frequencies when mastering? More specific: I am ...
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What is the frequency step formula for 10 and 31 band EQs?

What is the formula to calculate the bands ranges of a graphical EQ on a mixer? 20, 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 315, 400Hz ... etc It seems some of them are doubles. When ...
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What's wrong with the EQ on this guitar

I'm taking a line in from my acoustic guitar. Here it is unaffected: In my opinion, this sounds terrible. I feel like there's some very offensive frequency somewhere ...
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Equalizer levels for minimal hearing loss

So... how should I set my equalizer levels to minimize hearing loss? From here: SETTING SAFE HEADPHONE VOLUME LEVELS The Fletcher-Munson loudness curves (shown above) indicate that ...
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Who is using the W735EQ plugin?

hi guys, i downloaded the demo and need to say, it's special but very nice! there are so many choices out there, what kind of equalizer do you prefer for sound-design?
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Game Dialogue Recording and Perspective

Hi All, Question for the game audio folks out there - I'm doing a playthrough of Deus Ex: Human Revolution now and noticing that a lot of the character voices sound very up close/clear and '...
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What is your EQ tendency for augmenting vocal presence?

Certainly, quality of record and any hum, hiss, hollowness, or severe background noise will vary this but...I am noticing at my new gig, a tendency to push up the 8-9khtz area in order to augment ...