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IMA4 file with wrong header

We have audio recorded as IMA4 file, and stored with incorrect headers, causing audio completely distorted. I am trying to fix the headers, to see if I can recover the audio. I tried with ffmpeg, hex ...
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How do I get rid of hum in mixing desk when guitar plugged in?

I have an rcf f6x mixing desk, whenever I plug in an acoustic guitar I get a weird hum through the speakers, it seems to dissapear when I kill the bass on the guitar eq and the mixer but obviously ...
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How does room Size affect the dB level in the room?

So basically I had an early question and found out that if I have 15 machines running at 80 dB in a room it should end up being around 10*Log(15(10^7.5)) dB approx. 91.76 dB. But how would the room ...
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What is the synth effect of the voice in 'Funkytown' by Lipps Inc?

I always listened to this song and the FX that the voice as in the verse always fascinated me. Now that I'm into producing and sound design I'm wondering how to obtain it.
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Creating a sweep by automating an oscillator's frequency

I'm looking into designing a kind of ambulance siren sound. How would you go about sweeping between 600Hz and 1500Hz, while having control over the curves (exponential, linear, etc)? My thought was to ...
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How to make the bass synth in Regal - Fenix (Amelie Lens Remix)?

I would like to reproduce the bass synth that we can hear in Regal - Fenix (Amelie Lens Remix). From the link, we can hear it alone until 1:30. What strategy can be used to produce this sound? I ...
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What vocal effects does Far Caspian use?

I've been listening to Far Caspian for a while now, and how the vocals sound in their songs. It makes me want to try and imitate it myself in my own songs but I don't have any idea how to do it. ...
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Powered Amp placement in a smaller church setting

I am helping to replace an audio system in a small church setting. The building is rectangular 40' wide and 65' - 70' long. Currently the powered amp is located in the sound booth at the back of the ...
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Does FM Synthesis have some real OSCs and the rest of the [fake] OSCs are just LFOs which modulates the frequency?

FM Synthesis is very confusing to me as I am a beginner. I'm just started learning ABLETON's OPERATOR, which I assume is an FM synth. The first OSC works which I am sure but cannot figure out if the ...
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Merging files recorded at different times (Adobe Audition)

I had to record the second part of my podcast after the first part was recorded. However, I noticed that the two parts sound differently (although recorded on the same computer with the same equipment)...
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Has anyone built an audio equivalent of this?

This is a tool which generates imagery based on text prompts using machine learning tools. Does an equivalent for generating audio clips exist? https://github.com/pixray/pixray
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How to recreate this scary sound?

I love this scary sound from a game-series called Slendrina. How can I recreate it? Thanks in advance. The sound is called Slendrina Appearance 3 and here is the link (Warning: It's loud):
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Build new patio looking for ways to get music

We are building a patio out back and I was looking for some idea on what speakers would work best I have attached a picture that will help understand the patio. There is a seating wall so I am not ...
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I have two audio files of same song one is from vinyl and other is from CD source, I want to compare those and technically see the difference between

Music comparison for getting vinyl effect in CD recording conversation from CD rip to vinyl rip
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Best entry point for kids to learn synthesis

I am thinking of having my niece and nephew ( middle school age ) learn to how to start designing sound. Both are huge music fans, and want to learn how to make the electronic based pop music they ...
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Music Sound Design Thesis Ideas! [closed]

I'm about to start my thesis and I'm a bit confused as what to start with. I like to make music in my free time so I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn more about sound design in the ...
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How should I mic my upright piano?

I would like to record myself playing a piano part on my upright piano at home. Things of importance: The piano is in a smallish room with very little resonance/reverb going on. I have to hand a ...
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What's the physics behind impersonating someone's voice?

I'm trying to understand what really makes your voice, well, uniquely yours. How do some voice actors copy and impersonate celebrities' voice, or even their singing voice? For example, this guy sounds ...
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Do I need an external sound card for quality sound design during a podcast edit?

I record in the field with a portable Zoom recorder, so I don't need an audio interface to plug any mics into. I'm just wondering if when I'm editing a podcast with lots of scenes and sound, if I need ...
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How can I "divide " song into instruments in Ableton? [duplicate]

I was searching for answer but I cannot find one (maybe I missed). Is there any way to "divide" song into instruments (parts)? lets say we have song X which has- drums, lead guitar, rhytmm ...
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Further to my first question about wiring the basement with in wall XLR cable to my mixer

I bought and installed this cable in the walls about 4 months ago, and I am planning on using it for both the xlr and 1/4 inch jacks... So the question I have is for the guitar plug in... should I run ...
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How Do I Reduce Noise Floor in a Booth With No EQ

I need to submit a raw recording to an audio engineer with no editing for a demo. The noise floor of my recording must be at least -40 RMS. When I do not speak, the RMS is at -60 but when I do speak, ...
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How can I make a voice crack effect in FL Studio

I'm trying to figure out a way to recreate this voice crack effect in FL Studio that I found in this video (Timestamp from 0:5 to 0:9) I cant find any tutorials or ...
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Looking to wire a music room with Neutrix combo jacks, and have a question

I am a senior citizen, and need a little help. I have always run cables across the floor to the mixer when our group gets together to play music. I moved last year, and thought I might try to do ...
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How to create a big room techno kick

I am trying to recreate something similar to the big techno kick found in the track below, which I find is really exquisite for this genre. It is impactful yet has what I perceive to be a rough ...
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How can I digitally recreating water sounds

I need a digitally created water sound, that is convincing enough but also not too realistic sounding. I have good ableton live and a bit MaxMSP knowledge but i don't know how to design this specific ...
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Building a DIY soundproofing box using plexiglass

I need an enclosure to block outside noise by about 30 to 40 DB. The noise I'm most interested in blocking are in the 0 to 2000 Hz range. I understand that mass is important for blocking (insulating) ...
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Creating notification sounds in GarageBand

I'm trying to use GarageBand to create some short notification sounds to use in software I'm writing. Unfortunately my musical skills are non existent and I'm struggling to create anything that sounds ...
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Glamdring sound effect

I would like to know if you have any tips to recreate the sound when Gandalf takes Glamdring (the sword at 2:17)? Or if you have a similar resource to share? Thank you. Regards, Samih.
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what is the strings-like lead in this trap song?

For example Lil Boosie - Never Been a B*tch: The chirpy top line melody in the first few bars. Does anyone recognize this sound? I have a nostalgic attachment to ...
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How to quickly understand the layout in various digital console

Well i don't know if am asking this question on the right platform but anyways i can't help it so I'll still put it through. With the rapid growth in digital processing from various manufacturers ...
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How to replicate specific sound effect

so I would like to know how to replicate this specific sound effect that plays in this video. I would like to note that I am attempting to use Audacity to replicate said sound effect. The sound effect ...
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How do you get a muted guitar sound in FL Studio?

Can the palm-muted effect be added on a guitar loop that I previously made in FL Studio through a plugin? For instance, is there a way to tweak the velocity of notes to create a muted guitar sound? ...
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Center waveform amplitude to 0?

I would like the top track of audio to vertically center around 0db like the track below it in audacity. For some reason it is skewered to to positive side. I don't know how this happened.
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How to remove a background song mixed with another?

I have a mp3 file which contains the master song but somehow some other is also playing alongside. Main song is little louder than the background one. I tried audacity it doesn't show 2 tracks where ...
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How do I detect the sound files used in an audio file?

There is an audio file with a soundtrack, SFXs, and voice-overs. I have all of these included elements separately as original audio files. I need to detect which file is used in what point (...
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How can make or find 'timpani rolling' sound?

I want to use sound like this. Is there any free sound sample, or paid sample? or some good VSTi? Thanks.
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Simulate Dolby AC-3 by two ordinary PC speakers?

The problem I want to solve is about 3D sound simulation: For example given Dolby AC-3, which applies 5.1 system, I would like to simulate it by two ordinary speakers of my computer. How can this be ...
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How can I send an audio re-recordered by whatsapp without distortion

The problem is that I want to send many customers the same explanation about something and I have to do it out loud through a voice note on WhatsApp, I can't send a file recorded with the audio ...
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How to create the uplifter sound effect in some Kawaii Future Bass music?

Some Examples: 0:50~1:00 0:30~0:37 How can I create it with basic synthesizers and filters.
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Designing Sound Effects For Digital UI

I'm trying to get better sound design and I wanted to tackle the area of digital sounds for UI that you'd see in a sci-fi thriller or something like that. Something like the sounds at the beginning of ...
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isolating unique sound from two otherwise identical audios

I have two audios, one of which has an additional voice in it that I want to extract. I have tried noise reduction with the cleaner version as is suggested at https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/...
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Does ayasugi bori affect the sound in a musical instrument ? if so, how?

I hope I am posting this in the correct stack exchange, I am currently researching on musical instruments, particularly the Erhu and Shamisen, and have come into 2 interesting constructs. I have ...
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How does sound pressure gets transformed into audio data when recorded on PC?

Based on some reading, here's my understanding of how sound recording works: Microphone outputs a voltage based on sound pressure. The microphone voltage is amplified and the amplified voltage goes ...
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how to interpret the magnitude of FFT

In one of my project, I record an audio using a mic connected to a PC, and calculate the FFT using Python. I used PyAudio for the recording. Upon calculating the magnitude, I noticed that its range ...
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How to single out a sound

I have a track that I made with a synth patch that I've lost and am unable to recreate by ear. I read somewhere that it is possible to single out a sound if you have one track with the sound and one ...
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How do I recreate this detuned synth?

I've been looking to recreate this sound from All I Want by Rome In Silver for a long time and I can't figure it out, can anyone help? It's the detuned chords in the intro and that come in at the ...
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What do you differ to make something sound in front vs behind? [duplicate]

If a sound has two channels and you want to make it sound in front of someone in one instance and behind someone in another instance, what is the difference between the two sounds? Is it the stereo ...
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Sound source located in a room with opened door and listener is outside

This question has been bothering me for a while, so the situation is next: imagine that you have a person talking to you surrounded by four walls with an opened door and you are as a listener located ...
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Recreating Iconic Electric Zaps

I am working on some electricity zaps for a spell and have always wondered how these iconic zap sounds were made. I own some quality newer electricity libraries, but none of them have this zap sound ...
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