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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What is the sound source at the beggining of music: (Tina Turner - Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu)

I would like to know what is the source of the music: Tina Turner - Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu (0:02sec) is it instrumental or is it produced with electronics. How can I produce it to include it in my ...
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What is this screeching noise?

There is this sound commonly used in trap / rap beats where a screech is sometimes present in the background. It is usually an effect to help set the theme for a song. In the scenario, it is a more ...
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How to create a space shuttle take off sound effect?

How can I recreate the sound of this shuttle taking off? From scratch. What sounds should I record and manipulate? Thank you very much for pointing me in the right ...
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How to create a sci fi gun charging up sound effect

I'm trying to create a clunky sci fi gun that charges up before blasting someone to bits. I'm finding it difficult on how to create a charging sound effect! Any tips or tricks would be awesome! ...
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How to make this descending pitch heavy sound?

I'd like to achieve something similar to that descending pitch heavy sound as heard here : https://clyp.it/jf0uqdoq# Any idea?
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How would YOU design the sound of fingernails on a floor?

Specifically, the sound of an animal/deranged human/creature of some sort skittering and clattering around on a stone floor? My application is for a large weighty creature, but your answers can ...
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How would you go about designing the sound of a jetpack?

What kind of layers would you use across the frequency spectrum? Do you have any sources where this is talked about? Thanks in advanced!
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

POST-MORTEM: Using a variety of tools and manipulating them underwater while recording with a 3 different pairs of hydrophones (for a total of 6 different perspectives) yielded truly wonderful results!...
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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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How can I make this pluck sound?

At 00:17 you can hear the pluck, I'd like to make that. Could someone please tell me how to make it? I have Sylenth1 and I have some basic knowledge how ADSR works, and LFO's, but I have no idea ...
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How to achieve the strange vocal effect on this track?

Here's a link to Jai Wolf- Indian Summer How is this vocal effect achieved? I'm relatively new to production so go easy on me. Not looking for anything exact, just ...
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How to design the sound of a Quadricopter Drone

I'm working on a short film where the protagonist is a Drone. Do you have any idea of how to create the sound of a quadricopter drone? I tried to use some real recording but the sound is too invasive....
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Is it ok to put an unbalanced 1/4 inch line through an XLR stage snake?

I've been tasked with setting up and doing sound design for an upcoming live event.Unfortunately, the equipment I have to work with is somewhat lacking. The analogue mixing desk (Allen & Heath ...
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Muffled snare/clap in dark house & techno

I really like the clap/snare on every second beat that sounds a bit muffled away but still pops out very strong to define the rhythm. Is that a clap, snare, rim or something else? Any tips how to ...

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