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Are the speakers in a good position?

I use two 12 EV Live speaker EV Link in a 8 meter space to stage. Is this position is good for this room with height 3 meters and 50 people in this room?
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How to Record Snowmobile Audio (Equipment and Methods)

The company that I work for wants me to be able to record as close to true to life audio of our snowmobiles as we can for as low budget that I can manage (low budget meaning under $200 for the audio ...
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Fixing Latency & Microphone Bleed in Post

Is there a post-production fix for this? I’m editing a multitrack podcast. There are three channels, each with one speaker. Say Speaker A Laughs at 0:15 while speaker B is talking. The microphone ...
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How do you slow down a sample without losing so much quality?

I've tried a few different time stretch tools and they all yield the exact same results of distortion and no high frequencies. How do you slow down samples without making them sound terrible?
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Options to reduce center point echo from a curved glass wall

We have a two small studio spaces with partial curved Pilkington glass panel walls. The opposite side has a hanging cyc curtain. The space is empty at this time and has studio vinyl tiles on the floor....
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VST Synths for creepy atmosphere in OSX

I'm looking for VST-based synthesizers which are suited to making creepy or scary atmospheric sounds. I'm looking for 32bit and OSX compatible plugins. Any recommendation is welcome.
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Is there a standard way to organize audio tracks?

Usually, I order my audio tracks like this: Dialogs FX BG Music How do you do it? Is there some kind of standard to follow?
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What's the sound difference between blown out speakers and needing new foam?

I have a pair of beat up JBL MRV308's, however all the foam on the outside of each speaker is missing, and I suspect some of the speakers may be blown out (especially the top, higher-frequency ...
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Do I need a studio Headphones from beginning?

I am completely new to electronic music production. But recently started watching some good YouTube videos and reading a lot about it. I am planning to get my hands on some DAW and start making ...
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Using Yamaha YPT-255 Keyboard for Sounddesign

I recently got a Yahamaha YPT-255 Keyboard. Now I would like to connect it to my PC in order to record sounds/songs, as well as load sounds I created back to the keyboard. I noticed that it does not ...
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Recording Batch Audio for Holiday Greetings

What is the best way to go about recording custom greetings? *This may sound sad, but I am trying to wish as many of my friends a happy new year, but do not want to spend all the time in the world ...
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Which inexpensive device can record 8 channels (tracks) simultaneously?

I'm looking for portable recording device that can record 4 pairs of left\right channels, total 8. I found one that suits me, Zoom F8, but it is very expensive and almost not portable.
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Amplitude Too Low?

I record via USB with a Mackie ProFx16 with Cubase. You can listen if you like: https://soundcloud.com/dacsaunders Now it sounds like the level is too low, is that because I didn't master it? Or ...
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How can I remove mouse and key clicks from live audio?

I need to stream live audio from my desk while being able to use my computer at the same time. I have tried following the tips from How do I remove mouse click noise and How to Reduce Keyboard and ...
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What microphone should I use to record therapy sessions?

I need to know what would be the best type of microphone (and cheapest) that could record a therapy session (2-4 people) in a medium-sized room. The only "rule" is that the microphone has to be able ...
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Building a flexible, multi-channel setup with direct monitoring on a low budget

I currently have a very simple setup for recording vocals on top of pre recorded backing tracks using the Blue Yeti USB Microphone. The mic provides a headphone jack which lets me play the backing ...
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Microphone to pick voice of several people in a big room

I usually do online Skype meetings with my team. On my side, it is only me, but on the other side, there are several people with different distances from the laptop (5m radius max). So far, we have ...
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Robert Altman, how to capture sound like in his movies?

I'm sound designing a movie and in conversations with the director, Robert Altman emerged. I know that Altman was a director that was revolutionary in terms of sound. He was one of the first ...
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Choosing a mic for recording video on DSLR camera

I am going to record some video using my Canon 7D Mark II camera. The video is a presentation and I need better sound quality than the built in mic on the camera. I have a Rode NT1 mic which has ...
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What microphone and wireless speaker to choose for large audiences

I often have to make business presentations to 30-40 people in rooms with no audio equipment. At the end of the week, my voice is almost lost .. so I had to come up with a solution to make my ...
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How to properly create/find and use sounds realistically in a convincing way in Blender?

I started a short film recently. Everything is going fine except for the sound fx. The biggest problem I am having is finding sounds. I don't really know of any resources out there that have good ...
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Are there any weighted keyboards with 61 or less keys?

I need a keyboard that I can play live that is smaller than a full piano, but has weighted keys. I currently have Korg Krome 61 key, but I really only use the piano sounds and wish I had weighted keys....
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making a mashup of two songs with different BPM

in this mashup I tried to combine two songs, one that is BPM 99 and one that is BPM 104, I would like to know, was this effect moderated by the slicing and placements that I made? Maybe someone ...
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Looking for a musically oriented outline of analog signal processing circuits [closed]

Is there a musically oriented outline of analog signal processing circuit design? My final goal is to be able to design and build pedals for me and my friends. I know the basic physics of electric ...
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Building a modern radio studio

Hope this isn't a question that's been asked a thousand times before! I've been press-ganged into building a new 'portable' studio for a non-profit community radio station. Unfortunately I've never ...
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Program for mixing multiple inputs and outputting to single stream

Is there some software that I can use that cane take multiple audio inputs, say from a mic, and two virtual audio cables, mix them so I can change volumes and gain and all that, and then output to ...
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Capture sound waves

I'm trying to capture sound wave patterns from mp3s. At the moment I'm doing screen grabs from audacity, then fixing them up in photoshop. Does anyone know any other software I could use for this? ...
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What gear is necessary to start vocal recording?

I'm planning to involve myself in music recording, and I'm starting with the voice. Hopefully once I get more experience I'll also record instruments. For a starter, what gear is needed?
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iPhone application for making notes about sound script when on location

I'm looking for software that can make a professional sound script and/or could be used to take notes just for myself with short cuts. For example: false take, airplane, noise take etc... I don'...
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Basic Ultra Low Budget Audio Equipment for Video

I am shooting a short series this summer and I have got a good camera, a good lighting set-up but I still am a bit unsure about audio. How are people supposed to get started in film-making when it ...
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How to increase recorded audio quality using audacity?

My friend already recorded an hour speech a few weeks ago using his smartphone. But unfortunately, he put his smartphone was too far from the speaker, so the speaker voices in the recorded audio was ...
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REQUEST: Playful elephants

I am cutting a nature doc about deforestation and I have hit a brick wall on a certain scene. In this scene, we are in an elephant habitat and there are about 6 adult elephants that are bathing in ...
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Recommendation for a multichannel wireless mic system

I'm having trouble choosing a multichannel wireless mic system. It will be for a live variety show done for a private audience, just something to help the older folks hear a little better and maybe ...
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Which gear to use to get dark and ambient techno / house sounds?

I've put together some hardware that I like and use for my productions that can resemble 80s house and techno pretty good with my setup which is a Roland TR-909, a Roland TR-808, a Roland Juno 106, a ...
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Compression and limiting for new -24lkfs standard?

I found this site while researching audio mixing levels. I have recently started as the full time engineer mixing advertising content for television in NZ, Australia and US. My question is related ...
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What is the best/easiest way to fade a sound (beeping noise) in and out without the audience noticing that its gone?

I want to fade a noise (beeping noise, like a heart monitor) in and out during different scenes/moments in a movie without the audience noticing the change. It should appear as being there all the ...
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Equalizer for iPad?

Apologies in advance if this question is not appropriate for this SE. I didn't find another SE that is more appropriate, nor did I find the questions scope for Sound Design SE. If this question is not ...
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foley sounds need advice

Hi guys I struggling to think of how to create the sound of horses galloping, I can create the sounds individually by banging two objects together in cycles of threes to create that "doo doo doof" ...
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First big investment for my sound kit - microphone or recorder?

Hi all, I've been lurking for a while and have seen similar questions but not exactly the feedback I'm hoping to solicit. I'm transitioning over to the world of audio for film and I'm looking into a ...
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Owens Corning vs Cotton Batts

Hello all! I am looking to build some acoustic panels and a small sound booth. At first I thought about buying Owens Corning but am unsure about how safe it is. I would be installing them in my home ...
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Protools 9 mountain lion compatability

Hi Jedi does protools 9 function properly on mountain lion 10.8.2 os? I wanna upgrade
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Audio for Video Post Production..Practice Files/resource Files

greetings Im a newbie Sound Designer/Audio Engineer and still learning.. ive been a long time lurker here in this forums..and ive learn a lot.. but this time ive decided to register for good..thats ...
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Car Chase SFX Library Recommendation

I am cutting a Car Chase scene for a student, spec commercial. All of the libraries I look at only have SFX for doors and car drive bys, etc. There wasn't a budget for on set recording/ or wild ...
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Automatic Mix software to replace a DJ

Since there are a lot of audio fans here, do you know a good software to replace a DJ in a private office party? The direction is tired of hiring a (bad) DJ year after year when what people really ...
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Any ideas for making sound for a hovering object?

Tasked with creating sounds for various states of an object in a flash game. The "idle", triggered upon mouseover, causes the object (a magic lamp) to merely hover. A simple, half-second, once up / ...
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Introduction to the sound desing

Could some one post a link where one can find an introduction to the sound desing? Thanks :)
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Components of a Basic DJ Setup

I want to play music from my MacBook or Thinkpad. I have high quality mp3s that I can play. I imagine, I need the following equipment: DJ Software Mixer Speakers Can I make this work, or will I ...
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Portable audio recorder remcomendations (Roland R26 or Marantz PMD 661)

Hey, I'm planning on investing in some personal audio equipment to use once the ability to borrow my university's equipment is gone! Ultimately I plan on ending up with a solid MS portable recording ...
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Can anyone recommend a good rental company near San Francisco?

I've never rented before, so I'd like to know if anyone has had good experiences in the bay area. I'd like to rent a few mics and field recorders and mixers to get some hands-on experience with a ...
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MAX/MSP vs Cubase

I am interested about sound synthesis and music production. I came across max/msp and cubase and they seem to be the de facto standards in this field. I would like to have some recommendation about ...