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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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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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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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Why early films had crackling noises in background?

While reading an article about the Academy Curve (a standard playback equalization curve for pre-1975 mono, non-Dolby® optical soundtracks), I came across this statement: The severe reduction 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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Noise Removal, Self noise Hum

Hey, does anybody have any suggestions for removing the low level hum of a microphone? It's noticeable enough to be heard across cuts. I've tried removing it with Izotope but I'm not confident that ...
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Isolate a subwoofer from the floor below

So, I live in a two story house, and I have a subwoofer. any recomendations to isolate my subwoofer from my floor to keep the room below me relatively quiet?
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How to remove repetitive (air compressor) noise from audio?

I have a recording where I cannot descern all the words due to an air compressor running in the background. Since the sound of an air compressor is highly repetitive, it seems like it would be ...
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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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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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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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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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Silenting the noise down, after recording

I have a fairly quiet studio to record vocals. However, when I record, the noise of the required cooling fans get in the way! The selected area of the wave in the picture is the low-noise I want to ...
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White noise on audio setup for two computers

I'm having trouble with a streaming setup, consisting of two computers. To listen to both the audio from the Streaming PC, and the Gaming PC; the Streaming PC has been plugged in to a Sound Blaster ...
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Faking depth and stereo separation?

I recently ripped a live performance of a song which I really liked. I was converting the ripped song to an appropriate format, intending to title it and plaster a alternate cover art on it when I ...
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Remove vocals by combining multiple sources of the same background music? (cancel out differences)

Let's assume the same background music is used at different places in the same video and also in different videos (e.g. documentary series). AudaCity has a vocal removal plugin that works well ...
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Impedance mismatch buzzing?

Can a mismatch in impedance cause a buzzing noise? I plugged a MacPro into my Yamaha QL5 using a 3.5mm to XLR(well I didn’t someone else did) and there is some buzzing coming through. I know how to ...
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Condenser Microphone - Constant noise when using Phantom Power [duplicate]

Firstly my setup : Microphone : Neewer NW-800 Phantom : Neewer NW-100 1-Channel 48V Phantom Power Supply USB "interface" : One of those cheap USB soundcards Software : Audacity, Adobe Audition CC ...
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Mic recording an annoying 2KHz noise I cannot figure out from where!

I live in europe, so my AC is 220V x 50 Hz. I am using the following rig to record sound: Studio Projects B1, the old model, cardioid microphone. M-Audio Firewire Solo to convert from analogue to ...
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Can I damage condenser mic with Phantom Power connected using unbalanced cable?

I have Chord CM05 condenser microphone. For the first trials I bought cheap Phantom Power Supply, like this one: Unfortunately the XLR cable I used was unbalanced one (with pins 1&3 ...
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The higher the gain the more white noise

I use the samson c01 condensor mic with the scarlet solo 2nd gen interface, I use logic pro x to record on. I record vocals in the closet with blankets and everything surrounding so there is no ...
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Mixing by aux out to aux in

Say, I have a laptop, a desktop, and a headset. Instead of investing $40 on a dedicated mixer, I was thinking of buying a 3.5mm male-male aux cable and pass through a slave(desktop audio out) to the ...
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How to remove echo-like noise from recording?

I recorded an interview for transcription. For a reason I don't know there is a very annoying effect in the recording which I would like to get rid of: Every 0.5-second segment or so is recorded twice....
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obviate extreme gain noise

Anyone knows about the lack of preamps to provide extreme gain setups? Even my sound devices 702 gets very noisy at the end of the gain range. Today i stumbled across this little device. It's a pre-...
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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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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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Calculating noise in dB produced by microphone pre-amplifiers

I need to know whether my pre-amplifier or my microphone is limiting the sound quality (in terms of noise) of my recording setup. The sound recorder (SM2Bat+, Wildlife Acoustics) has a specified ...
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How to fix the buzzing noise from external speakers [closed]

I have been experiencing this issue since ever but never knew how to fix it. When my TV is connected to external speakers, there is a slight buzzing noise from the speakers. It increases when the ...
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How to avoid computer noise in studio monitors?

I have a M-Audio M-Track MKII (USB) and I bought a pair of Behringer studio monitors recently and using 1/4 TRS cables between them. I hear permanent noise of the cpu on the monitors, even it changes ...
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Is it that bad to run line level audio wires next to AC wires?

I have to place my amplifier+turntable setup away from my working desk. Currently the amp has three devices plugged in: a turntable, a digital audio receiver and a simple jack output from my pc. Both ...
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Can someone help me figure out this sound?

It is NOT a horse, donkey, elk, creaky door, yak call, pig, moose, a rubber chicken, antique car horn, coyote, rooster, or a elephant. Please help I have been struggling for a week!
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How to record a low frequency pulsating sound? [duplicate]

We hear/feel a pulsating sound/vibration in our house and in our car (when the car is parked at the house. The sound cannot be heard outside. It continues even after the circuit breakers are turned ...
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live background noise suppression with noise source

I have a set of microphones connected to a computer using windows 10, is it possible to remove background noise from the stream of a microphone using the sample of the other microphone ? I need to ...
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How to get rid of sharp ticks/clicks when amplifying sound

I am amplifying an audio file frame-by-frame via the following algorithm: Find maximum value among all the samples in a frame Find the amplification factor to make the maximum value equal to 0 dB ...
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Crackling in headphones

From time to time, I hear almost inaudible, but irritating crackling, whining, buzzing in my left headphone I am listening through my M-audio M-track II audio interface. This problem persists on low ...
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Blue Yeti normal background noise

I've had a blue Yeti microphone for a couple years now and I've pretty much never managed to use it for any real project because I'm unable to do anything about the background noise which is just too ...
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Identifying non-human voice noise in EQ

Are there bands in EQ that can be safely quashed that are outside of human voice. Thinking that if noise is not human noise it must be room/background noise.
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Weird noise from amplifier

I hope this is the right place to ask and you guys can help me. I obtain a strange noise, most likely originating from my amplifier. I tried to record it with my phone, so the quality is not really ...
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Will these microphone background nosie solutions work?

I recently discovered that any microphone I plug in generates the same background noise. Some helpful users on Superuser pointed me towards buying a USB soundcard/Preamp to elminate this, and I've ...
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What is causing “metallic” sound/noise when I speak?

Earlier, I was recording a podcast and realized that in certain parts of the voice track, there is this metallic-sounding noise while I talk. Any idea what could cause this? I record with a Samson ...
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Intermittent noise from Audio interface

I bought a new Steinberg UR22 about a week ago to get to start doing some recording but straight away ran into problems. I tried it out recording into garage band but I started getting loud ...
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Power Conditioner: Is it worth investing a little more?

Since my studio gear has gotten some additions (new synth etc.) I'm running into power issues. First of all I get a hint of 6,5kHz (+harmonics) on the instrument input of my RME Fireface UC. Second I'...
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Remove asymmetrical buzzing sound from an audio

I'm trying to remove a buzzing sound from a recorded audio using Audacity. The sound happens to be not easy to remove using the built-in Noice Reduction filter because it's asymmetrical. Is there any ...
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Spontaneous video interviews in crowded convention center w/o lav

I regularly video interview comic artists and writers who are behind tables at comic and anime conventions. They are in large, open rooms with loud, packed chattering crowds, so lots of ambient noise. ...
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2 khz noise in neighborhood [closed]

This might be slightly off topic but I'm trying to find the source of a 2.2khz noise in my neighborhood. I live in Astoria, NY near the intersection of two subway/amtrack trains. At seemingly random ...
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Is it normal to get this much background noise (no ambient noise) when recording to a PC?

I do some voiceover work at home and have been experimenting with mics for a while. I've had background noise with 5 of the 7 Mic I've tried. And it's not the same noise. The spectrum for each is ...
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Sterling ST55 vs. Sterling ST59

While trying to decide between the Sterling ST55 and the ST59 I have a few specific questions. The ST55 has a 32mV/Pa sensitivity rating, while the ST59 has a 16mV/Pa sensitivity rating. However, 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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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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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 ...