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How do I make my songs sound more clear?

Whenever I export a song and play it on normal speakers (phone, laptop, etc.), the high end is sort of there, but the full body of the song is lacking in a huge chunk of the high end, and as a result ...
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How to record high quality vocal with Adobe audition

this is my first post in this sound stack exchange community, I have bought rode nt1 and AI1 studio kit, I have set it up in my bedroom, so I am using Adobe audition for vocal recording but somehow i ...
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Speaker noises when computer falls asleep. Doesn’t everyone have this problem? How do I fix it? [closed]

Setup- computer > audio interface > monitor speakers I want my computer to sleep occasionally so my external displays, etc aren’t draining power or blasting light at me while not in use. But ...
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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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How to get good at Music Production?

How do you think music production could be understood? How do you guys learn and improve your production skills? Youtube?Udemy courses? Having a degree in music production? Also, those who have been ...
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Yamaha MG20 - What does the "variable mid frequency" knob actually do?

My mixer has four EQ knobs per channel. Two of them are standard EQ at 10khz and 100hz. The other two are for the mid range, but they're different. The lower knob sets the cut/boost, but the upper ...
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delivering a mix for shortmovie L0R0 or Lt Rt

I 've been requested to mix the audio for a short movie I worked in as sound recordist, nothing particularly challenging but considering it will be on the web and probably in some festival I run in ...
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mixing bass issues

I have problems mixing my bass composed by 4 notes in 4/1 (E3, B2, C#3 and A2 - scale of EMAJ) as the last note sounds much lower than the others. When I try to compress the channel that note won't be ...
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What are important considerations when mixing and mastering a track for vinyl distribution?

Music on vinyl frequently has a different sound characteristic than music released in digital formats. This is mainly because the unique characteristics of vinyl. But from what I've heard, the vinyl ...
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Effects order in sound design

A producer told me that if want to use both a reverb and delay, i should put the delay first, so that its feedback does not clash with the decay of the reverb. Does the effects order you add to a ...
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Music Muffled nosie

I am trying to figure out how to make this music sound muffled, but I need a certain song, but I just need to have to sound like maybe that you are standing outside of a wall with loud music.
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Should I keep the songs of the same album similar to each other?

I'm recording an EP for my band, and we were struggling to find a style, which I think it's important. The problem is I've been making up songs since I'm 15 so I had so many different songs on hand ...
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How to improve guitar sound quality and production?

So I've got a Westone Thunder connected to my Focusrite audio interface running on Logic Pro X. I'm brand new to guitar production so I'm looking for some tips on how to mix high-quality guitar sounds....
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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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Why is my mix sounding dull and amateurish?

I've spent days trying to mix a track I've done for a local vocalist. There is EQ, panning, a little compression on the drums and some reverb and delay effects. It's not a complicated song, yet I can'...
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Sixties' sound mixing

I would like to mix one of my compositions with a sixties mood. To better understand what I'm trying to explain, I would accomplish a sound like Gene Rains' Hana Maui. I know that it could be ...
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Field mixing Boom and Lav mic

I'm new to audio and was looking for tips for field mixing. Our crew was shooting interviews in a high traffic public area. I had the boom on one channel and a lav on the subject on another channel. ...
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What subjects would you like to see investigated and reported on in the world of sound for picture?

I am starting a new position as an editor for an industry publication (CAS Quarterly) that focuses on sound for picture. I am starving for suggestions on what aspects of audio post or audio production ...
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Where to request a female cover? [closed]

I am trying to remake a song, I'm just missing the female voice. Is there any site where I vn request for a female cover? remaking
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Mixing with consumer headphone argument

I've heard everywhere that you should mix with a monitor etc. if it had to be a headphone then choose a flat sounding ones aka. studio/reference headphone. (by the way in the AKG website they separate ...
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Panning gun ricochet sounds in surrounds.

Director wants a lot of ricochet sounds. Am wondering how your treat these. They are so short. Do you pan them from one speaker to another very quickly, or just drop it in one speaker?
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mix room alignment -32dbfs/85 db spl or -20dbfs/85 dbspl

On a paper from AUDIO ENGINEERING SOCIETY (italian section)(paper GTC010),I read about the setting of loudspeaker to mix for theatrical, to align a -32dbfs to make corrspond to 85 db SPL, but ...
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Sound Design & 5.1

This may be a really stupid question, but here goes.... I'm fairly new to sound design for film. That is films that are going to be in theaters. I'm a little confused as to the relationship between ...
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Looking for some help on dialogue editing?

Hey guys I'm working on a short film and I am wondering what kind of techniques people use to help get rid of noise floor or room tone. I usually use X-Noise and EQ but I'm wondering what other ...
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what is the different between field mixer and studio mixer?

please tell me the difference between that, i know it use to serve same purpose.
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i want learn ''production sound mixing'' for film, particularly everything about the field mixer and what it can do for me. any DVD/book tutorial?

i know how to use boom, microphone, cable and all its function to its best. but when i use 2microphone or more i don't know how to operate my field mixer. actually i don't know anything about mixer. i ...
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How did you get your initial experience in 5.1 audio creation and mixing?

Hey guys, Obviously 5.1 mixing is an essential skill in film post, and as I understand it is also working it's way into being a standard in game audio too (my particular area of interest). I'm just ...
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How important is union membership for sound designers and production sound mixers?

Being relatively new to production sound mixing and post production sound, I've been wandering my way through the indie world not doing too much studio work. How important will it be for me to be a ...
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Appropriate Film Credits

I've got an independent short film project where I'm the only sound person involved. I've had to do everything from pre-production to post. What would be appropriate for credit(s)? Is there a blanket-...
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The Obligatory "Post Your Rig" thread...

I'm in production audio. I do a lot of sound effects recording and production sound mixing. As you probably know, this is a very small industry. Because of this, I can't ever get enough of seeing ...
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