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My final mix sounds damp

My final mix, mastered amateurly by me, sounds damp when I play it at low volume in my Bose QC 35 II headphone. It feels like it is sitting really deep in the headphone; i'm comparing it pro songs at ...
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How to mix microphone input and computer sound live

I have an audition online and I would like to play a background guitar sound on my computer and sing over it so that the people connected to the video conference service (zoom for example) hear my ...
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How do video editors do audio downmix?

What mathematical formula do video editors use when they create a final mix of audio tracks? Suppose I have a mono track pcm_f32le and 2 stereo tracks pcm_f64le. How do they calculate the loudness of ...
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What is the best way to mix+master a snare so that it sounds good on different devices?

I am working on a song (multiple, actually) that sounds alright, except for the snare. The snare is very prominent on phones, as it takes up the higher regions of the audio spectrum, and can tend to ...
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USB output (X32) doesn't match what is heard

Interesting problem ... on a Behringer X32 I have routed the Main LR to the USB card and it sends great signal to the live stream rig. However, two of the mic's that you can hear live in the venue DO ...
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proper way to control a condenser microphone volume

I'm setting up a home studio microphone with an Audio Technica 3035 (discontinued). My current setup is: AT3035 -> external phantom power -> Cloudlifter -> Focusrite 18i8 -> logic pro x ...
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Blend Modes for Sound

With image data, there are blend modes. I was wondering if there is something similar for audio? That is, if I have a high sound and a low sound, roughly speaking, could I: lighten (return the high ...
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Normalization - peak amplitude level vs actual loudness level

I'm producing an animation and I came to a frustrating dilemma with the sound normalization. The recommended normalization for dialogue, on YouTube, is apparently between -6 db and -15 db. Due to many ...
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How do I avoid destructive interference when mixing chorus with dry signal?

I was playing a fairly clean FM synth tone and mixing a dry signal with a chorus effect signal. The mixed sound was strangely quiet, and I suspect the chorus delay lined up to destructively interfere ...
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How do I remove the vocals/bass/drums from a stereo mix?

I have a track I wish to hear without the vocals/bass/drums. How do I do that? This is an attempt to make a new canonical QA based on current technology & ignores 'old-style' manual phase reverse ...
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Is there any difference between Gain and Volume for single input?

I've read a lot about gain when you have multiple inputs, it's best in a digital setup to keep it well under 0. I can't find anything about a single input though, which is what I'm recording for some ...
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Subliminal messages in MP3

I have purchased a set of MP3 files (with classical and binaural music) that claims to have embedded in them messages at a frequency that people cannot hear -- i.e., subliminal messages (these are for ...
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Stereo input to mono connector

If I have this mixer and I connect a stereo input by using a mini-jack to 2 TRS connectors to 2 different mono line channels and keeping the pan to 12 o'clock, is it good for both left and right ...
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Livestreaming and PA: how to generate the 2 mixes?

Our church is looking into providing live streams of our services. Until now we've only provided audio recordings, which we produced by recording the main outputs of the PA mixer 1:1. This doesn't ...
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What is the lifetime of a music plugin like Ozone or a DAW like Ableton?

I am an aspiring music producer (I do music as a side gig, although I am committed to it), so I record mix and master my own songs. I am considering investing in some software that would allow me to ...
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How can the power system mess up the audio?

Goal We have a Behringer X32. Everything in the mixer sound great. We try to bring its sound to a PC so we can record and stream it. Problem The audio in the PC is noisy. In indescribable, ...
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Mixing audio with different sample rates

Given multiple audio streams, I need to mix them into a single stream. I know that in principle all I need to do is add the corresponding samples. The issue is: The "input" streams have different ...
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What are correct dialogue loudness levels for mixing across different content types?

So I'm interested in what the correct dialogue loudness levels are for different content types. Assume I am mixing in an environment that is aligned for -20dBFS Pink Noise (single channel) to deliver ...
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mixing how to make an instrument sound nearer, further away or higher

I have been doing some mixing of a traditional type band setup guitar, bass, drums and vocals. I get the pan left to right center to give space to each instrument. But when I listen to professional ...
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Is hard panning the best practise when double tracking?

Apart from stereo width, why do people hard pan Left and Right when doing double tracking? Why not 50L & 50R or somewhere between? Is it because of phase cancellation?
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How to separate Phones and Main outputs

I have a XENYX Q802USB (https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-Q802USB-Premium-8-Input-Interface/dp/B008O517IC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=10RQLOK9VIBPJ&keywords=xenyx+802usb&qid=1570741963&s=musical-...
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Automatic mic level control for PA

I have a conference room that's big enough to require some voice amplification (15x7 m, seats ~50 people, acoustics not optimal with hard walls and a low ceiling). We currently use an ordinary analog ...
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Move high pitched sounds from left to right speaker

I'm deaf for high pitched sounds (above 6 KHz) in my left ear. This means when I'm listening to music with headphones I miss part of the percursive or higher harmonic sounds. If I try to balance the ...
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Logically ANDing two tracks together

I have two audio tracks, X and Y, which are similar, but both have things added to them. I want to take X and Y, and produce a new track Z with only the lower value of every frequency of each track ...
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I tried to match the sound of this song but it sounds very different, what am I missing?

I originally asked this question in the Music stackexchange, but they suggested I ask it here, so here it goes. I'm an amateur music producer, I have little experience. I tried to create a cover of "...
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Is there a a way to automatically swap a noise gate between two tracks based on relative volume?

I have two perfectly-aligned tracks, which came from two microphones in the same room, each having a person speaking in front of it. The problem is that the high frequencies of their audio have bled ...
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SoundWire server is already running

I use SoundWire software. I want to launch multiple servers at once, so I could stream Audio to multiple channels to multiple users. It is written here http://georgielabs.net/SoundWireHelp.html that'...
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making movie monster, need so advice about roars

so i'm in the middle of making a future monster movie, and i want to learn how to make a roar sound both powerful and terrifying. how would i go about doing that? are there any websites to produce ...
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Should each drum component be created separately when coming from a midi source, then mixed?

So like render the snare to audio, render the kick, etc. and then mix them all. Would that then reduce CPU usage?
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Software for achieving Automatic LevelGain between 2 AudioClips and Background Music

I am mixing for a 10hour long Audiobook.It consists of a vocal track and another for background music (mp3 file). I wanted to add Automatic level gain to the background music (mp3 file) when the ...
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Static When Recording From My Mixer

So i have a Behringer DJX900USB Mixer and im trying to record a mix but i have this horrible static-y feedback kind of noise when i listen back too it ive tried turning the input level down (On both ...
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I want to recreate a quirk that comes from mixing TRRS plugs with TRS sockets

First, let me point out that I'm illiterate when it comes to sound design and only learned of the terminology just now, but to sum this up: I have an old mp3 player, a Creative Zen MX, that doesn't ...
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I need some help understanding balanced/unbalanced and mono/stereo cables

I have a Q802 USB mixer from Behringer, I’ll outline its use briefly and they get into my question. I want to input a mic into the XLR, and the headphone jack from an iPad and the headphone jack from ...
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Record USB mic and Skype separately

I'd like to record a conversation between myself in a studio, and an interviewee calling in remotely (over Skype, Zoom etc - ideally I'd like it to be agnostic of the video conference software for ...
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Audio mixer with dedicated mic output

I'm kind new to all this sound stuff but I'm trying to do something wich seem simple but I can't figure out how to do it properly : I have an Alto Professional ZMX52 wich I use to manage my audio ...
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Should I start mixing my first ever produced track?

I've started learning Ableton Live about a week ago. Now I've created one track, and I actually do like it already as it is, but I see some problems like sound goes too high in few places. As I ...
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How to merge ~700 very short, sequentially numbered, audio files into a single track? [duplicate]

I recently received hundreds of audio files from a government agency. They are numbered sequentially in the order they were recorded and each file is anywhere between 1 - 12 seconds in length. I am ...
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Converting -10dbm to dbu?

I know that -10dbm is supposed to be lesser than 4dbu. But somehow, the online converter I used to convert dbm to dbu showed the former to be 40dbu, which I believe cannot be the case. So, here's the ...
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DAW software that I can share between 2 computers?

Is there a DAW software I could use with 2 different computers and share it? I will be doing a project for school but I will be recording instruments at home. How could I work on the same project at ...
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Logic Pro X / Mastering / Volume / Soundcloud

Ok hope someone can help. I listen to other peoples mixes / masters and the sound levels are all nice and loud, I do my own and they are nowhere near loud enough. I have tried all sorts, compressors, ...
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Yamaha AG06 USB output is too low on MacBook Pro

For voice recording for webcasts, I am using the following setup: Rode Procaster microphone Yamaha AG06 mixing console The Procaster is connected via XLR (without phantom power) to the mixing ...
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How to create music mashups

My question is about how to create music mashups from about 3-4 songs. I am a beginner and would like to learn. The proper software etc.
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At what volume should we mix audio at?

I would like to know how loud or quiet we should mix so there is enough room for mastering. I've knowledge about it but I'm confused. Some people say it should not be good above -3 dB, some say -6 ...
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Tips for Blending Voice with Hang Drum (or other instrument with similar frequencies)?

I have a track thats 95% female vocal and hang drum and I'm struggling to make them sound full without competing. They seem to both shine in the 1-5k range. What are my options for making them full ...
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How can I create this transition effect

I don't know what this popular transition effect that DJ's use is called, but I'd like to know how can I recreate it with common DJ programs (like Traktor) The effect I mean is the kind of noise in ...
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Stereo Spread on a 3.2 Channel System

I just set up a new speaker system in my work place. It is a 3.2 Channel system with three center speakers (left, center, right) and two subs. These are used to play music so the input audio is ...
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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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Questions regarding mono / stereo during mixdown

I've been making a lot of super layered sounds recently, being quite militant about the m/s separation for certain layers, (sub and lower mids in mono, upper mids and tops in stereo). I generally ...
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rhythm guitar sound on 'only tomorrow' (my bloody valentine) (pedals?amps?guitars?mic placement? etc.)

i'm mostly active on stack overflow, but as i like the overall platform/concept so much i figured i'd give this here a try! basically, my question is in the title, and here's a link to the song: ...
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Mixing board output to single Bose L1 compact

How do I connect from a Yamaha MG10xu to a single Bose L1 compact using a TRS cable? Asked another way, do I have to buy another Bose L1 compact to play music? My problem is I can only seem to get ...

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