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Audio Splitting from USB Audio Interfaces?

I have 2 Behringer UMC202HD Audio Interfaces. I use two so I can send my XLR signal to 2 separate computers. My problem is for some reason when I record my voice on either PC I get audio on only the ...
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How to design squeak and creak sounds of metal objects?

Are there valid guidelines to design squeak and creak sounds produced by metal objects? Here are some examples: Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
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Truck Public Address System, Upgrade Questions

This is my first Stack Exchange post ! Hopefully I'm doing this right Anyway -- My truck has a public address (PA) system that is used for volunteering for events at a nearby venue PA System Model: ...
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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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Extract Sound Wave [migrated]

I am looking for a Software from which I can Extract the Sound Waves to be used in a Graphic Software. It is basically for gifting to someone. Can someone guide me in right direction? A command line ...
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What is considered a 3d sound?

There is a person who makes sounds. I'm curious if this type of sound is considered a 3d sound. What defines a sound as 3d? When was the first 3d sound made in music? Has it always been around?
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Recording internal Body sounds for a Soundinstallation

I've already searched the forum but couldn't find a solution to my problem yet. I'm currently working on an installation for a sound art festival and would like to make my body sounds audible, i.e. ...
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Headset plugged into Yamaha piano and Laptop at same time. Does not have to be wireless

What audio cord/jacks do I need to enable use of Digital piano and lap top to 1 headset-does not have to be wireless right now
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software / plugin recommendation for creating sci-fi sound effects

I am relatively adept with serum synth creation and music production with Ableton, but i am also developing a 3D cartoon so i need to make unique sound effects for things like ray guns, ship engines, ...
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How to extract the data coming in sub 20hz Audio analog signal

I need to extract some data which is coming in Sub 20hz Audio Signal. Please advise how can I do this. As I am not Audio expert, so simply pointing for the devices or a readymade solution would help ...
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Converting -10dbm to dbu?

I know that -10dbm is supposed to be lesser than 4dbu. But somehow, the online converter I used to convert dbm to dbu showed the former to be 40dbu, which I believe cannot be the case. So, here's the ...
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How to make a gust of wind from a continuous wind record?

I have a nice continuous 30s wind record. From that clip, I would like to make something sounding like a sudden gust of wind. I tried to simply play with the volume control around an interesting part ...
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DAW software that I can share between 2 computers?

Is there a DAW software I could use with 2 different computers and share it? I will be doing a project for school but I will be recording instruments at home. How could I work on the same project at ...
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wave form equation for a swoosh/bang/etc

Found a nice example of some equations here: Do you know other wave equations? But unfortunately stackexchange doesn't seem to have the ability for me to direct message the author that posted the ...
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Transient shaping of kicks and snare drums

I use compressor to get that transient for my kicks, snares...but think it as real.. A drummer hitting kick or snare.,,if the bpm of song is low then the transient will be less powerful as compared ...
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Sound of racing cars passing by at different velocities

I'm currently trying to generate the sound of racing cars passing by at different velocities from this single sound of a racing car passing by at a certain velocity: ...
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making a tree crack and creak and falling with sound synthesis

I'm have a good grasp of basic synthesis but need to make some sounds synthetically quite quickly for a project, and am not sure where to start It is a the cracking and creaking as a tree or large ...
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Help identifying 40 SFX from a kids show

Hello fellow music enthusiasts! I have a question for you--can you identify for me some of the 20 or more sounds used in a video series called Baby Einstein? I already investigated sound libraries ...
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How to recreate this synth?

Three months ago I asked a similar question here (How can I recreate this sound?) and then I tried using that preset which seems similar but I think that something is missing...Now I found this on ...
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Multitrack view of audition all greyed out

I imported a Premiere Pro file into Audition using dynamic link for audio work. It all worked out fine, except that my multitrack workspace is all greyed out and faded. I opened another older peoject ...
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What's the difference between pad and drone?

I'm learning how to program software synthesizer. I came across with these two types of patch described as "pad" and "drone". They sound somewhat similar for me. Could someone explain what the ...
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Weapon Projectile Sound Design

There are a lot of great resources for weapon design, but I don''t often hear about projectile design--the sound of the laser, bullet, or shell moving through space. I'm working on military space ...
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Combining multiple Speakers Impedance - what is the preffered way?

I'm building a custom sound system using the HiFi Berry Amp2 which claims to [...] "work with all speakers or 4-8 Ohm impedance. It supports sample rates from 44.1-192kHz (16-32bit)." According to ...
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Setting up Mics, Mixer, Guitar and Camera

I am not sure if this is right place or not. Me and my wife, we both, are like recording karaokes, and singing live. Until now, we were enjoying with apps in mobile phone. But recently we thought we ...
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How can I enhance lower-mid bass in a small PA system without making male vocal bass frequencies excessively loud?

My friend is having a small family get-together and wants me to help him put on a private performance of selected pre-recorded Indian classical and semi-classical songs on his personal indoor PA ...
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Why don't speakers sound as good as instruments

In audiophile communities you often see a crazy amount of tweaking and gear designed around sound, but I'm curious on a technical level, are there known reasons why speakers don't sound as good as a ...
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How to recreate this pluck?

How to create the crispy pluck sound at the beginning of this song? I've tried making a normal pluck putting an envelope on the filter but it seems that I lose too many high frequencies when I do this....
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How to get this earthy pad sound

I have been messing around alot with sound design of pads lately. I was trying to make the pad that you here in the following track: You can hear it from the very ...
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Military Weapon Sound Design from Abstract Sources

I'm working on a military sf game, and I'm running into some hurdles with Flak Cannon samples. I can hear that thudding, puffing mortar-like sound in my head, but I'm not quite sure how to achieve ...
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Is this a piano?

do you know how can I recreate this? It seems a piano. https://www.facebook.com/kygoofficial/videos/886958051367329/
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How do i make this synth sound? (Wah-ish)

How to I create this synth using Massive or Serum? Synth sound starts at 1 min and 12 second
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SuperCollider: is there a way to automatically turn all loaded buffers from stereo into mono?

Some functions/UGens in SuperCollider, such as HPF.ar();, only reads mono-files, otherwise it fails to run and show unclear errors. It would be great if I could automate the manual labor of turning ...
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How can I recreate this sound?

can you help me recreating this? (The sound starts 0:06 - 0:13) https://www.facebook.com/kygoofficial/videos/1455768857819576/ Here's another example (The sound starts 0:00 - 0:05)
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Help recreate bass synth like KOOS, Drezo

I have a problem with recreating this bass sound. I think it's a sine wave with white noise and a bit of distortion. But all attempts to recreate this sound were unsuccessful :( Can anyone help me do ...
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What would I need to vocode my voice with an animal sample?

I am relatively new to sound design and I have read quite abit about vocoding. Many people have said they like to vocode their voice with animal samples like pigs seals and lions. I have a few ...
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Need tiger growls and roars

I imagine this might be as easy as browsing sample libraries but I also may want to really thicken up the sound as it needs to be real intimidating. Any ideas about layering or processing I could use ...
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How do I make this sound in Logic Pro?

I'm using Logic Pro X. I really like the keyboard sound in the melody that starts right at the beginning of this song: . To be super clear, the first note of the bar ...
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What are the units of amplitude?

I'm using Audacity to edit some audio (I'm a novice). The sound amplitude is displayed from -1.0 to 1.0. What are the units of amplitude? Are they decibels (dB)?
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Scene sound workflow and sequence analyis

I am writing an assignment about finding a movie scene and analyze it as far as the sound is concerned.I have found much information but I cannot find more detailed technical information, such as how ...
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What does 100Hz 12dB per octave mean?

I have been trying to understand what 100Hz 12dB per octave means in a low pass filter. What does it really mean in full details? Any material can be of help.
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How to replicate this synthesizer in 1990's inspired song by Bruno Mars?

Introduction about myself: Ok, seeing how this is my first post on here I might as well introduce myself I'm David A noob, with a goal, to create awesome damn near perfect renditions of peoples ...
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Is this phasing/modulation normal?

I'm just getting into sound design so excuse the wrong usage of terms. Here's the sound I designed in Massive: It sounds really nice except that I would like it to be ...
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Theater Sound Design Audio Editing Software [closed]

I am learning sound design for theater, and currently I am using Adobe Audition CC 2017. I have considered instead trying some of Apple's Pro Apps, particularly Logic Pro X. For general audio editing,...
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How to get this sound?

I wondered if you guys could help me to get this sound: 4:08 - 4:12 Btw I use Fl Studio 12.
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What is a good way to connect an analog soundboard to a computer?

I have an EPM 8 mixer by Soundcraft. How could I connect the mixed signal in a stereo format? Is there any best way to minimize latency? Is firewire good to use? I have a Firewire input on my computer....
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How “audio life forms” are created?

I'm new here. I discovered something very beautiful and i would like to understand how is created. Its From here: audio life forms. I'm a programmer - i see a lot of patterns in this animations - ...
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PS4 and Gran Turismo Sport menu sound effects

I try to figure out how to do some ambient interface sound effects like in the ps4 menu and in gran turismo. I like especially the 3 sounds after second 14 of this ...
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How would you synthesize this kind of bass?

I like to recreate sounds from tunes I listen to, especially if they have something unique about them, to get a better understanding of synthesis and the possibilities I might have missed. But the ...
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How to simplify a midi file

I need to simplify midi files. By that I mean I need a way to quickly Make the velocity/volume the same. The pitch bending removed Modify the tempo to be the same throughout the track. All the ...
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What technology/technique is used in this track?

Whenever I listen to this track, it feels like there is an additional sound applied to the singer's voice. The singer can sing very well, that's I know for sure, because I saw him live. By the way, in ...