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How can I get rid of the annoying background hum on a new Yeti Microphone

I recently purchased a Blue Yeti USB microphone for use in recording screencasts. I am using Screenflow to record with and while the sound is excellent in quality there is a nasty hum in the ...
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Dialogue cleaning, Tron

Hi guys, I was watching the Tron Legacy sound panel and Ms Whittle(sound supervisor) mentions a specific software or hardware (i think its called nova) that they used to clean up the dialog ...
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How do I remove mouse click noise

I am using a mac and I am using screenflow software to do a screencast about how my web application works. During the demo I click on a lot of buttons and links. In my screencast I have this click ...
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Testing for where noise is produced

I've lately been trying to record my guitar/bass using logic pro X as a bit of a hobby but unfortunately I get ridiculous amounts of noise when I try to record. I am not sure where this noise is ...
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Crackling noise coming out the SM7B microphone

I recently ordered an open-box SM7B (perfect condition), so far so good, except there's some crackling noise coming out of the audio signal. You can hear a sample of the crackling noise here, it's ...
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Is there a minimum repeating length of noise that we stop perceiving as repetitive?

When I hear white/pink noise looped I can tell that it's being looped, and pick out parts of it even if it's repeating every few seconds. I was wondering if there's a length of noise that we won't ...
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Why does my sound card output a high pitched sometimes oscillating sound or whine?

I've asked four questions now so I'm out of hints. Excuse this question for it's vagueness... Why the hell is my sound card emitting this high pitched squeal when I run it through a mixer with a USB ...
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How to make a lead similar to a circular saw

How to make a lead like in Notre-Dame de Paris - La monture at the first 4 seconds? This sound is similar to a circular saw. It is often used to represent aridity. ...
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Help me please with reverb in noise reduction

I'm running cool edit pro 2.1 and when I do the noise reduction I'm getting a lot of reverb. I've been working on fixing it to no avail. Any ideas I am running a b1 mic and a 802 mixer
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static in my video sound

I am getting static sound on my video playback. I have my computer and camcorder going into a manual switcher and out of the switcher to a monitor on the wall. The static occurs when I have my HDMI ...
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What portable recorder do you use and why?

I've been recording atmospheric sounds for a while now and I'm curious about what you guys prefer using as a recording device out in the fields. Mostly I've been using a Zoom h4n with it's internal ...
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Track to evaluate internal noise level?

I am listening to Spotify/MP3 on my laptop with external sound card and headphones. Is there something like dedicated track that will help me evaluate the level of internal noise of my system? I ...
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Sound - for the purpose of creating vibrations

What is the best way to distribute noise from more than one source (I'm envisioning a system with many), within a dome, with the ground as its primary target, at optimal frequencies and volumes to ...
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Aeroplane Noise Reduction

Does anyone have any advice on how to remove and aeroplane flyby? Ive tried with notched eq, but as the sound is dynamic it doesnt work. Im toying with getting RX 3 and was wondering if anyone has any ...
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Home recording, how to isolate non-constant street car noise?

I moved into this 2 BR apartment on the 5th floor in a building residing in a main street (didn't think about it when I got it ), and even at night (even after 1-3 AM) there's always a car or a truck ...
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3D room map of noise from outside

If I hear outside/street noise in the middle of room X, is there a way to perform a 3D spatial analysis of the noise? I'd like to find tools and software to build a noise map of the room. In the ...
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How do you put a mic cable inside a rode boompole

How do you put a mic cable inside a rode boompole? I'm having a heck of a time. Do I have to cut the cable and resolder it after I put the cable in? If anybody has a diagram or something that'd be ...
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What are techniques to remove non-voice sounds (not “noise”) from vocals

I'm a new podcaster, and a first time audio editor - for 5 episodes I've been cutting and pasting using GoldWave and Audacity (to remove "noise.") A recent recording session contains a lot of non-...
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Recording in a Factory environment.

I have been given permission to record in a factory locally to me, which is something I have never tried before. I have gone on a recon trip and had a tour around which I recorded with my portable ...
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Active noise control

In most papers I search for benefits of active noise control, most of them contain one single sentence without explanation that ANC increased material durability and fatigue life. But why?
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How to improve recording signal quality/reduce noise?

I have an electric keyboard which has pretty good-sounding output. It has two headphone jacks which provide the same output which sounds good with my headphones. I wanted to record the output so I got ...
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A mathematical formula describing Mains Hum

Is there any mathematical formula which gives a better or worse approximation of Mains Hum? The idea is to programatically generate the sound.
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Why do I get noise in audacity when recording?

When I playback with Cubase, the sounds are crystal clear and with no noise. Then I record with audacity using these settings: The result has a background noise like the noise level in my studio is ...
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Picking up hum noise from wood table

I have a Marshall Electronics USB microphone with a tripod stand that's connected to my computer. I pick a "hum" noise coming from the wood table where the microphone stands(if I lift it in the air ...
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Noise connecting mixer to PC

I've got a Xenyx1202FX that I am trying to use to record some stuff. I connect it to the PC throughout the stereo main out into the PC (win7) line in. I am also using a UK-> EURO power adapter. ...
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Reduce noise from multiple clips

I have a whole pile of individual clips all taken from the same interview that I'm editing in premiere, unfortunately, theres some pretty solid noise on the clips. I love Audition, and it's very handy ...
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The 'Sonic' Planck

I've been in a philosophical kind of mood as of late, and I've been pondering this question/concept for the past few days and I've love to hear others' thoughts and ideas on it. Not really a right or ...
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Noise Reduction help - dealing with a fluctuating gain/noise floor

Hi, I have an interview that was recorded in a room with considerable air-con noise. Fortunately it's the kind of noise that's easy to reduce although the trouble I'm having is that throughout the ...
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Man of Steel “Fate of your planet” trailer - high pitch whine?

Hey, I watched Man of Steel's newest trailer and noticed a high pitch whine during the voice over. Did this slip past editors? It's very loud around the 47-48 second mark. Or am I missing something ...
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So you use cedar noise reduction and it helps but then where to

So here's the thing , movie shot on location but somewhat noisy at times , crickets -birds- wind - . I used a combination of cedar noise reduction and izotope rx2 . I feel this combination yields ...
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Region editing in arrange, audible clicking at start/end

I'm using Logic Pro 9 as a musician (mainly electric bass parts). However, this may be DAW-agnostic. When editing, I often would like to move, repeat, and otherwise work on regions that are as ...
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What causes the 130-133Hz hum in my KRK VXT6 monitors?

I bought a new pair of KRK VXT6 monitors last week and I think they sound amazing, but upon listening to some songs, I hear a weird noise specifically in the bass. I decided to analyze the weird ...
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Connecting a microphone to a camera with a 25 foot cable - is it possible?

I've been assigned to document our class's stage play and I'm having trouble with the audio. I only have one shotgun mic (3.5mm output) and I'm planning on putting it on a tripod and leaving it on the ...
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removing electrical artefact background sounds behind speech

Maybe this is an elementary type of noise, but I find a strange intermittent rattle in a video I am processing As I don't know any good denomination for it, I would describe it as some kind of ...
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removing hammering noise behind speech

Rather unfortunate hammering noise presents itself in some footage I am processing, where the source of the sounds may actually be the heating / boiler in the building. You can hear it here (in the ...
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Cleaning up large group dialog quickly

I have more experience mixing music than dialog. Every two weeks I have to mix about 2-3 hours of dialog from a room with roughly 30 people and pump it out in half a day. There are six microphones ...
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Tips for silently prompting people to not get too close to mics?

In a recent video project I came across some "popping" which I believe was in part due to the person being too close to the mic. Without verbally prompting them, what would help remind them to keep ...
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Mic Handling Noises in Post Production?

I met with a client today who was looking to try and salvage some of the audio they recorded for a documentary. They were using a Rode videomic for Interior and Exterior, and the handling noise that ...
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Very difficult noisy dialogue, can it even be cleaned up?

Hey guys, I'm a long time lurker on this network! Love it. I just got my first gig as a an all around sound guy on a movie (the on site recording is done by other people). It's a sort of ...
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What is the best TV to have in a foley stage?

Hi! I am building a new studio dedicated to sound design, and I was wondering how to choose a TV to have in the control room and in the foley room. I've seen some LG LCD TVs that have a very good ...
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How can I quiet a noisy computer in my home studio?

I have a basic home studio setup with a Macbook, Apogee Duet, Logic, and a few microphones. Most times while recording, the fan on my laptop is spinning furiously; this is a problem when I record ...
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Hypothetical Question: In-Car Hands Free Microphone - Unlimited Budget - What Would You Do?

Hello, Totally hypothetical question: A wealthy man approaches asks you to design the optimal microphone solution for an in-car hands-free calling system. He has three goals: A: eliminate ...
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Does the Signal/Noise ratio keeps constant as you rise the gain?

I have written about this question in my blog. I appreciate your opinions. http://javierzumer.com/en/test-niveles-de-ganancia/
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Overly noisy Clip-Mics

Hi, I've been having problems with my clip mics for a little while. I use the Audio Technica ATW- T1801 mics and seem to have a lot of problems with noise. The noise floor is higher than I would like ...
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inexpensive soundproofing material

I know there's professional grade noise damping material but if I'm on a budget, what other options are there? I've heard of denim, roofing shingles and just cloth in general. But what other options ...
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Cleaning up Raw Audio with Isotope Rx

Next week, I'll be getting a copy of Isotope Rx to clean up some audio on the film. Today, I came across the Raw CNN video of the Wikileaks founder walking out of an interview. Although they are in a ...
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Managing Machine Noise in the Home Studio

Does anyone here have strategies, or more specifically successes, in limiting machine noise (computers and hard drives) in your home studio? There are people who build their own acoustic isolation ...
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ZoomH4n - Some kind of an answer…

After recording again and being puzzled again by the levels on my Zoom H4n, I googled a bit and found this awesome handheld recorder shootout: "Noise floor of the on-board mics and mic-inputs - Zoom ...
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How do I test audio cables?

I have dozens and dozens of cables. XLR, 1/4", a few TRS cables, and some adapters and hybrids. Some are less than a few years old, some are decades old, a few may be older than I am. And every so ...
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Filter applause from videos

I asked this question before on stackoverflow ( https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5299338/filter-applause-from-videos ) and got the hint to ask it here: I am currently watching a video from ...