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What is the true definition for the length of a pulse (impulse-type sounds)?

What defines the length of a pulse (impulse-type sounds)? i.e. snaps, pops, crackles, bangs, bumps, and rattles. The following 4 pulses are all white noise sustained for 37 ms, but each pulse has a ...
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Source localization on a laptop

I have been trying to achieve sound source localization for a long time with two mics using the ITD method and have gone through various articles on the net. I want to know if its possible to ...
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Why sample at 196kHz when human ear can only hear within a 20kHz range?

It is my understanding that samples should be 2x the highest frequency sampled, but I'm confused as to why samples are taken beyond a 40kHz range if the human ear can't tell the difference either way.
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Pitch-Shifting makes sample sound out of tune

I recorded a guitar sample using a seemingly in tune guitar, and the raw sample sounds in tune also. However, when I pitch shift the sample down by EXACTLY 400 cents (using FL Studios built-in pitch ...
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One Shot for drums

I'm programming some drum samples in Logic's exs24. Are there specific drums that are typically "one shot" and others that usually aren't. For example, I'm guessing the kick drum should be one shot ...
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Information on Kontakt file format

I'm trying to find information regarding the Kontakt file format, that goes into specific enough detail about the structure of a Kontakt sampler library file that one would be able to write a computer ...
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Help with vocal sort of sound

I am currently working on a track and there is a particular sort of sound that is just begging to be put into it. I have a pretty good vision of what it sounds like and a good example can be heard on ...
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how to rip your own acapella

I've been looking through many tutorials online and none of them really seem to work for me. Ive tried using Audacity but it was a major failure. I've tried the inversion technique. There is a remix ...
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creating a deep voice with a sample

Hey guys just trying to figure out how to go about producing that deep voice heard in tech house alot these days, darker dance music in general. It just doesnt seem to me that they are solely ...
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How can I stop slicex from taking out the channel settings?

Everytime I sample something using edison change the pitch in channel settings etc. and throw it in Slicex, Slicex interprets the sample in it's raw format. Is there a better way of stopping Slicex ...
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Tools For Making Sample Libraries?

I would like to create some sample libraries for music production. The samples will be used in samplers (Kontakt), drum samplers (Battery) and synths (Alchemy). The samples will also be used as source ...
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Creating distorted/dark/disturbing samples on stage

In the last 3 years, I have created what we call "samples" for a metal album for a band here in Montreal. The samples are distorted, loud and dark sounds of around 1 minute to fill the silence between ...
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Found sound sampling

I hope this is relevant for the sound design forum, and apologize if not. I have to make a found sound remix for a university assignment and am struggling to find good samples for certain elements. I ...
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Interpreting sampling rate of mp3 files

I thought mp3 encoding doesn't have a uniform sampling rate, how then sox --i shows sampling rate field for mp3s? I see 44100 sampling rate for an mp3 file.
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Recording with different sampling rate and audio (16/24 bit)

Is it possible with a proper audio interface to record audio samples and simultaneously save multiple files with different sampling rate on live when the source is the same, such as from a mic? I ...
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I want to record/playback to analog tape at different speeds. What device am I looking for?

I want to use audio tape for creative resampling. I would like to record something to tape, and then play that tape back at various speeds (extreme speeds, like 8 times faster or slower) and record ...
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Tuning samples in Kontakt 5

So I have some machine samples I am trying to tune to pitch, the piece is in the C3 range and I am wondering if there is a better way than ~I am attempting. At the moment I am using Kontakt to slice ...
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Why I hear shrieks that have the same pitch as sample rate when the frequency of the signal is very small?

Usually, human can't hear sound with a frequency lower than 20 Hz, but what's confused is, some very slight shrieks generate after I sampled a 1 Hz sine wave with a high sample rate. To be precise, ...
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Sampling frequency

A friend of mine who lives in Thailand helps me to translate phrases in Thai. Today he sent me some audiofiles that I opened in Audacity for analyzing. His voice seems to be in some way distorted, or ...
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Why does my sample become “choppy” when I change its pitch?

https://soundcloud.com/drew-blaisdell/low-sample-test I recorded a note on my guitar into Logic Pro. This is the first note you hear played in the clip above. It sounds pretty much like a note on my ...
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In what units is a sample's amplitude value represented, and how it relates to the real world?

I'm new to digital audio signals and read about sampling rate on hydrogenaudio. What this doesn't mention is how a single sample's value, ranging from -32768 to 32767 in a 16 bit, relates to any real-...
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Heavyocity evolve sound design

Anyone have any idea what their workflow is like? I would LOVE to just see a dissection of like, a single patch even just to see how much of it is straight audio, how much is script, whatever. Would ...
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An observation on “unreal” sounds

So as I'm working on our strategy game, and doing all of these FX (shields, and wubs, and plasma explosions, etc) I wanted to share an idea and get some feedback. Do people that often find themselves ...
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How to make a sample/note sustained or long in Reason 4?

In Reason 4, some notes play as long as the red bar in the editing window continues. Others have just a single touch with no release and no matter how long the bar, they don't sound continuously. How ...
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What Windows-based DAW can I use for sample arrangement?

I want to make music where I layer samples over one another. I don't just want these to be samples of notes--I have samples of drum breaks and guitar riffs that I'd like to sequence. For example, ...
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Changing the sampling or playback rate

Why does changing the sampling or playback rate of a sound changes its pitch?
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tips for making a more realistic “live drummer” sound with only audio samples

I compose and produce my own original electronic music songs and I generally only have trouble with one aspect of music: the drums. This is the only major instrument that I have no formal (or informal)...
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Acid Pro alternatives for OS X

Ten years ago I learned how to use Sony's Acid Music in Windows XP, since it allows to compose music using samples and more important, it can automatically match tempo, pitch and lots of other useful ...
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how to do mono to stereo conversion

(This is a cross-post from StackOverflow. But I wondered wether some people here might be the better audience to answer this.) I am using libswresample to resample from any PCM format to 44.1kHz, ...
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Licence of audio samples

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but is there a free-to-use licence for audio samples like drum-kit sounds? And what if I want to use the samples in a commercial application? And what ...
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In Ableton, how come cropped samples aren't cropped as much when imported later?

I've been trying to archive my samples for later use. Assume I have a sample cropped perfectly in drum rack and I've verified that the sample is how I want it. I've then stored the .wav for the ...
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Where can I license sample libraries for a virtual iOS instrument?

I'm making a virtual instrument for mobile devices. Where can I license a sample library from for this purpose? For example I would need individual audio files for individual piano notes. The license ...
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Is it normal for audio recorded in a particular sampling rate to have distortions when transcoded into another sampling rate?

I'm working on a small video editing project at home and am new at this. I have a multiple videos that I'm combining together into one video and am using the audio from one of these videos as the ...
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How do I get Logic to export the sounds recorded from Kontak w/ Symphobia?

I can get the sounds recorded and on separate tracks but they wont export. It just says there is nothing to export. Also I cant get Kontak in a regular channel strip with level meter. It will only ...
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Software playing real sounds not midi when writing scores

Is there any software able to synthesize music based on real sounds, not midi when writing scores? I mean something really offering all known instrument sounds and sound dynamics, no matter what it ...
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samples, sampling; the use of these terms in different contexts

I am getting confused with different peoples' uses of the term 'sample' or 'sampling'. Some people using drum beat programs like fruity loops, generate a drum beat sequence and then take a subset (...
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What advantages does an MPC-style device have that are not offered by a DAW?

It seems that the MPC-2000 had a long stranglehold on drum programmers and sample editors, but with the rise of DAWs (most notably I think was FL Studio around version 4), are they now obsolete? What ...
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How are vocals and other different tracks separated from a mix?

I am referring to extractions like these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLKFSmI-iYM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyx14aFNPX0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm7w5al2n7o http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Best 192k interface

What interface is everyone using for editing 192k audio files? I am using an mBox Pro at home but am limited to 96k, but want to start taking full advantage of the beauty if 192k recordings when I use ...
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What sound samples haven't been recorded?

In the world of online sample packs, some sounds are far too easy to find (read: overload of the same thing in many sample packs). This may be dog barks, running water, etc. What I have found is that ...
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What is your software secret weapon?

Not so secret if you share! And how do you use it? -=- I LOVE Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch. I used to run it in my Windows XP days, but when I switched to an Intel Mac, there wasn't a working ...