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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 do I synchronize input from a microphone array to a PC?

I'm using 4 microphones to built a microphone array. To interface them with my PC (running Windows), I bought four USB sound cards and using a USB hub I connect them to my system. Is there any ...
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What's your method of making time slow down?

There are a number of different ways to make audio slow down. I'm talking about sound that slows (and pitches) down to a stop, much like if you were to stop the motor on a record player without ...
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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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SCAD - Graduate Sound Design Program

Does anyone have any thoughts about the Savannah College of Arts and Design Graduate Sound Design program. It looks like the program had a good, rounded curriculum which could help train me for future ...
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Sound design courses and full education programs.

I live in a not very progressive country, especially with regards to specialisms like sound design. It is in north-eastern europe. And after researching the web I can not find out if there is a place ...
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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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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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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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Can sample-based virtual instruments and an excellent digital piano recreate tone color?

What I'm essentially asking is to what extent can a digital piano, given reasonably affordable and excellent equipment, replace an acoustic piano. But that's a bit open-ended, and I'm really ...
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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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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 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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Miss Independent Synth

I've been trying to design a synth with the characters of the synth that occurs right at the beginning of this song. I get close, but there's something missing and I'm not sure what it is. I know that ...
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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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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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Sound Design Input Devices

I've been long wanting a tablet to use as an input device (drawing in automation, etc...), and I'd love to have a Jazz Mutant control surface, and lots of other stuff. But I just came across this: ...
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FEL Mic Preamplifier for Zoom H4n & Rode NTG2

I have a Zoom H4N & i recently bought a Rode NTG-2 with the Rode Blimp but the levels are really low when i record even @ REC Level 100%. So im thinking of buying a Preamp for my setup - Sound ...
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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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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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Why does my sound so dull?

I use beyerdynamics dt770 to mix. I heard someone say that there was a problem with my EQing. When I eq what I do is, I sweep for sounds that make the audio in question seem too resonant, like boxy ...
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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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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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What behind the scenes videos about sound design would you recommend watching on the web?

I love watching videos about sound designers' work. I particularly enjoy anything about or by Ben Burtt. What videos would you recommend? It is always great to see other's working environments as ...
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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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How do you create the deadliest sounding gunshots?

I have been experimenting with different layers to create a perfect gunshot but they all fail and sound like toy guns. What do I have to layer in order to create a deadly sounding gunshot?
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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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Recording experiments at 192kHz: what to record?

In the near future I'll be renting out a Sound Devices 702 in order to experiment with recording various sounds at 192kHz - and I'd like some suggestions on what will yield the most interesting and ...
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What is the sound equivalent of 'mise en scene'?

Fairly straightforward question, really! Is there an equivalent (I don't think it's a particularly controversial point) and what do you call it?
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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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The NTG-3 vs MKH-416 choice

Hi guys Big fan of the site. I've been doing some research between the NTG-3 and the MKH-416 and am trying to decide between the two. Budget aside, is the MKH-416 worth the extra that you're paying ? ...
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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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Removing Reverb

is there any technique of removing reverb from a sound clip with out altering the original clip?
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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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How to make a troll attack

So, I have a film I'm working on, and I have a fight between a troll and a couple normal sized humans. I have the humans down, but I'm stuck at the idea stage for the troll. I have a lot of different ...
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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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Hardware samplers used in sound design?

Is anyone using hardware samplers too process there sounds? If so what unique sounds can you achive i use mainly AKAI rack samplers? I have AKAI - S1000, S3000, S3000XL, S5000 with no fx expansions. ...
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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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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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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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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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