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Newbie noise reduction question [duplicate]

I have a musical audio track, where I can isolate particular sounds. Are there any practical steps that I can take to reduce the noise of the isolated samples from the rest of the track, in order to ...
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Looking for feedback on my first project [closed]

don't know if this is the right place to post but here it goes; I've been working on a project where I took an animated short film, and replaced all of its original sound with my own sounds, foley ...
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Shielded microphone cable for instrument piezo or magnetic pickup

This may seem like a stupid question, and probably is. Please bear with me. I have 1/4in. tip/sleeve connector jacks and 2-wire shielded audio cable, from which I intend to make an instrument audio ...
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Music Production with FL Studio

I'm currently doing bedroom DJing at the moment and uploaded some mixes to Mixcloud, but I also want to enter Music Production and I'm learning to use FL Studio, but I've barely any music background ...
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When Listening to Music, Does It Matter Which Way Round I Wear My Headphones?

Because of where the wire is, I generally wear my headphones with the one marked left over my right ear (and the one marked right over my left). Does that matter? I can see how it would for film or ...
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Looking for Sound Design Masters in Europe [duplicate]

I want to do Masters in Sound Design from Europe. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Currently I am working as a software developer in a leading company. Can ...
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What was the looping program?

A couple of years ago I saw an artist at a music festival using a piece of software to create a loop/sample/synth piece of music. The software had a black and white user interface, with blocks ...
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Workflow for detecting vinyl BPM?

I have around 200 vinyl DJ records that I want to catalog with BPM data. (Being DJ records, the majority of my collection would have a single value for BPM.) Gathering this data presents a challenge ...
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What instruments or sounds do most composers start a song with? [closed]

I found myself to mostly start with drum[s] when I was younger, and progressing into other instruments, until eventually being able to create based on nothing more than a snippet of anything I hear.
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Why is loudness war and mp3 bad?

So there are a lot of critics of overcompressed sound and mp3s. They say that the music industry is feeding us overcompressed music to make it sound good on low end devices. Now I'm confused, if music ...
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How do expensive headphones compare to cheaper ones? [closed]

Take the Monster Inspiration (specificially), how does a total audio noob know that these are worth the extra dosh in comparison to for example $100 Audio-Technica MX40's? Websites report on both ...
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Determining the consistency of the BPM of a track

I have a track that I'd like to create an animation for. I'm creating the animation dynamically with code, so I need to know the intervals between beats to sync the video with the audio. I opened up ...
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Given multiple audio files, can I extract background music that has different sound effects over it?

Let's imagine I have a movie out of which I would like to extract a soundtrack (i.e., a piece of music). The problem being that the music is, of course, "tainted" with various sound effects and actors ...
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How can I make a sub bass that can be heard (at least a bit) on even on crappy systems?

I'm making a song in which the bass has to be as soft and deep as possible but I'd also like people to be able to listen to the song (being the bass an important part of this track) and hear, even if ...
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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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Is less compression better?

Is it better to do a minimum of compression while creating a track (in terms of sound quality) ? Or is it just all about how the compression is used in the track?
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How to Synthesize a Cello Sound in Pure Data

I'm trying to make a sustaining cello sound in Pure Data. How do I make this sound? http://88.198.78.90/ct/files/mp3/cello/594.mp3 From what I understand, I'm working with a sine wave. With the ...
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How to make a good Pitch Pipe Sound in Pure Data

Here's the pitch pipe sound I want to emulate: http://www.harmonize.com/metropolis/images/Sounds/CNatural.mp3 I read through the synthesis techniques for PD here http://pd-tutorial.com/english/ch03....
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Qualities of headset microphone for singing

I have actually two (closely related) question, please tell me if it were better to split the question into two. I plan to give life performances some time in the future, not really professional ...
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Home recording / talent? [closed]

What do you guys think how long does it take to be able to produce decent electronic music? (including everything: arrangement,mixdown,mastering, etc.) Is there a need to be talented?
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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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Feedback on my Music Video Without Music [closed]

I'm looking for a bit of feedback on this work I'm doing for my portfolio. https://vimeo.com/96135692
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Electronic Music Production Help [closed]

hope you;re all doing well out there. For a very long time I've wanted to be an electronic musician. You know, making my own music, posting them, touring, helping people etc. I list to a lot of ...
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Combining music prod, dialog editing, sfx and foley: what's everyone doing?

Dave here, logic 9 and ten on intel mac. My headache is,15 min+ session with various in-tempo music elements that need to lie on bar/beat grid, and interstitial dialog which needs tweaking, re-...
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How to find out the exact volume in decibels when playing music on a Mac?

I want to be able to know what volume I'm playing my music in decibels when I'm using my Macbook Air. Is there any plug-ins or methods to show this information?
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Recreate Wavestation Mini Lead

The Korg Wavestation synthesizer had a popular patch called Mini Lead, most notably used in the Genesis track Fading Lights by keyboardist Tony Banks. Here is an audio demo of the patch in itself: ...
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Medieval instruments samples

I'm working on a sound design where I want to use samples from medieval instruments to make background drones that doesn't sound too synthetic and also captures the sound of the time that the ...
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What are the distorted sounds in 2 - 5 kHz range?

I have an mp3 128 Kbps music file with particular parts where a series of single note only on a cello is played initiated with a bell click. Less than a second after a bell click and cello note ...
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Why do melodies sound empty/bad without context?

Its so strange, if you sing or think of a melody of a famous song you suddenly have the chords in mind, the vocals or the timbre/sound of the instrument that plays the melody. And this makes me think ...
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Getting started with Audio Production

I'm a musician with a classical background, and I'm really interested in the complete process of Music Production (Acoustic Conditioning, Recording, Post-Producing). I'd love to start learning in a ...
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How to cut music for a trailer?

I intend to make a 30-sec trailer for my short movie and want to add a background music. The problem is, I can't seem to cut the music right. The results always sound, for the lack of a better word, ...
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What do you call a rising sequence of short notes in a composition esp with strings?

I have a noticed in a few pop songs you occasionally get a series of notes that sounds like a set of short notes rising in succession - usually done with strings. One example is in Abba's Dancing ...
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Battery3 is playing monophonic for unknown reason

I have a simple quarter note bass drum and a snare on the backbeat (2 and 4). For some stupid reason, Battery decided to cut out the bass drum on the snare hits. Is there any reason for this? I've ...
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How to manipulate speed of playback music during live show?

I'm a sound engineer for the play my school is doing. At one point, which the director has warned me could vary each night, the music that will be playing out of my laptop and into the mixing desk ...
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Starting out in film/tv post/scoring (bgm)

So I've put together a film/tv post/scoring system, and was looking to expand my portfolio by donating my time to a worthy project. Are there any solutions better than the local craigslist? I'd prefer ...
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What Voice effects are used in Solomun - See You Everyday Alone?

What effect(s) is(are) used on the male voice in the song by Solomun "See You Everyday Alone (original mix)"? Is it a layer of effects? Towards the end the effect is much less and I can actually ...
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What's the limit on acceptable free use of Creative Commons music?

I've been reading through a lot of copyright related posts, but have yet to see the exact answer I'm looking for: I'm shooting and cutting an aerial videography reel for a local contracting company. ...
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How to convert an arbitrary signal into music?

There's a field apparently called "stellar seismology" in which the frequency of light from the stars is converted into audio. See (and hear) an example here. Any ideas on how they do it? What about ...
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Where do electronic musicians get samples for remixing songs?

There are other questions on this site regarding copyright and adhering to law, but I'm more asking where you'd go to find individual tracks to songs, free or paid; or if there's a typical or even ...
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Disclosure - White noise lead

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bkk2H3Ztrfk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dbkk2H3Ztrfk Hello everybody! Any idea how the ostinato lead sound was made? For me it sounds kinda like a organ. Maybe fm. ...
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The Combination of Field Recordings and Music

I'd like to start a list of examples of this particular combination, so please post any you can think of or any other thoughts about this. Here's one I think really works: [youtube]VVuJ_E_q4LI[/...
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Audacity: Sliding Time Scale/Pitch Shift

I found a way to make to change music 440hz to 432hz. Now, my problem it's i dont know the specifications to change to C528hz (A444hz). Can anybody help me?? Thank you so much!! Namaste <3
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Converting Music Frequencies

I heard about the benefits of 528Hz music, and I heard that is possible to change the music frequency. So, I'm interested in a way to change the normal frequency (A440Hz) to A444Hz (C528Hz) or A432Hz ...
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How to design this bass drum?

Hello everybody my first Question here, so please tell me if I do something wrong. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93ASUImTedo I love the Kickdrum of Disclosure, which and tried to replicate it, but ...
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Trustworthy Audio App Review Sites?

Hey Audio pals - in addition to forums and peers, are there sites that you trust most regarding reviews for sound design/audio/music apps?
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Why does this simple pitch shift core cell in Reaktor not function the way it was intended to?

I have created a circuit that does the following: Writes incoming audio data to an array, beginning at 0. Reads incoming audio data from array, beginning at one greater than where it was written. ...
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What's a really good book to get deep into sound design??

I'm looking for a book that can help me understand every detail on how to make sounds from scratch and not just manipulate presets. I've been producing music for the past 2 years and i've created some ...
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Frequency cut-offs for guitar amp tone

I am wanting to know what the typical frequency cut-offs are for the bass/mid/treble controls on a pre-1990s guitar amp. I want to simulate them in Java. So basically I have bass = 20 - 250 Hz mid ...
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Is there a standard way to prepare lyrics for a singer?

I'm making some electronic music, and would like to prepare it for vocals. I know what the vocals are and where they should go, but would like to know if there is a standard way to prepare it for a ...
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Finding high quality samples for music production

I'm having a hard time finding great, high-quality samples. Although I'm primarily looking for electronic, hip-hop, or house music samples your answer does not have to be genre specific. How does one ...