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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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Film/Tv/Game Trailer Sound Design Mixing

I am new here posting wise but have been shadowing this forum for a while. I have a question I hope to get answered by anyone involved in this field. What tips and techniques can you all share on how ...
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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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What is this Audio?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MDW_io5Ib-OTfy_pZJruPJC4ITIylZhq/view?usp=sharing Working to help out a group that is doing PTSD treatment, part of it involves this sound which need to linked up to ...
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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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Passive speaker

I’m working on a project for a cabinet with a passive speaker made out of wood I was thinking about 4-6 holes for it, and I would like to close-open that holes to raise the volume or turn down the ...
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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... https://www.primecables.ca/p-313998-cab-5978-all-80mm-...
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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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Looking for a transition sound clip

I am creating a presentation that will be shown on a TV. I am looking for sound clip ideas that will be used for transition between sections of the presentation. For example a sound clip to transition ...
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making movie monster, need so advice about roars

so i'm in the middle of making a future monster movie, and i want to learn how to make a roar sound both powerful and terrifying. how would i go about doing that? are there any websites to produce ...
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Methods for decreasing exported .wav file size

I am working on sound project using Audacity. Are there any methods for decreasing the exported .wav file size without damaging the sound quality? e.g. combining all track to a single one and then ...
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What are some sounds that indicate we are in a night scene?

I'm editing a night scene at the moment. It's set in a suburban location, in Australia and I'm looking for ideas on sounds I can lay into the tracks to heighten the sense of tension. So far I ...
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What is the best microphone type for recording natural outdoor sounds?

I am currently working on a game, and I wanted to take on the challenge to record the sounds myself. I will need a lot of outdoor natural sounds, like flowing water, trees in wind or footsteps on dirt....
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Why does Pitch shifting make my audio sound weird?

So I added a pitch shifter to my audio, making it a lot deeper. But when I listened to it the balance between the left and right channel weren't pan center anymore. The left and right was constantly ...
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Car & Two Wheeler Simulator Sound

We are a small startup based out of India and are looking at making an ultra low cost but realistic Two wheeler and Car Simulator for Indian villages. In our attempt, we are looking at providing ...
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Using Ableton, how can I replicate the synth used in this song?

Heads Will Roll by the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs features a synth that sounds like a mix of a number of instruments. Perhaps a stringed instrument or a wind instrument, among others. This question is ...
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Programming Realistic Piano in DAW: Velocity of note

I want to make more mellow type piano... i.e. hitting piano note with low velocity ...but in DAW, lowering velocity just affect volume to decrease and in real piano playing with low velocity, its more ...

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