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Need Help Creating Griffin Howling Sound

I'm currently working on my RPG game, and I'm trying to design a unique sound for the griffin's howl. I have a specific sound in mind, but I'm having trouble finding good references for it. Can anyone ...
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How do I take a song's music and convert into single notes for a looping 3D animation video

I have this sound track that I want converted into single notes so that it can fit with my 3D looping animation: I just want the whole track converted into notes without ...
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Only loud static and robotic noises when recording with NT-USB Rode Mini Microphone

So frustrated with my brand new NT-USB Rode mini mic. I can record a perfect voiceover and then suddenly the next one will just be loud static or an unrecognizable robot static sound. If I unplug the ...
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Achieving 20dB reduction with sound absorbers. Sanity check

I have a machine with a loud fan, its specified and measured as 73dB of noise 1m away from the machine. I have been asked to reduce it bellow 55dB. There is a cover that can be lowered that covers the ...
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How do I make my songs sound more clear?

Whenever I export a song and play it on normal speakers (phone, laptop, etc.), the high end is sort of there, but the full body of the song is lacking in a huge chunk of the high end, and as a result ...
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Can a sound wave be design by drawing?

Lets imagine that I have a simple sinusoidal wave form like this It is possible, to by design ended up. Like this : So that ended up having a new/different sound timbre? If it is possible, how this ...
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How to Connect Bridging Input Transformer to MacBook Mic Input

I am very new to audio and need some guidance. I inherited a setup where there is a mic and speakers in a meeting hall, and the audio output from that system feeds into a bridging input transformer. I ...
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How to make a tone that theoretically sounds like it's coming from infinitely far away?

Short Version Is there is an element of sound theory that quantifies how "far away" a sound seems to be coming from? And is there a way to maximize that value in a sythisized stereo signal? ...
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How is the recorded sound of a galloping horse so much different from a trot or a canter?

I recently started getting interested in equestrianism after going on my first-ever horse-drawn carriage ride for the winter holiday season. In that ride, the horse was doing a characteristic trot and ...
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Do any sound designers who specialize solely in UI sound for products (apps, wearables, etc) exist?

Are there any sound designers who only work at composing/producing sound for products such as digital applications, wearables, home electronics, appliances, etc., or is it too small of a market for ...
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Is there a sound quality difference between RCA (analog) and optical (digital) connections?

All other things being equal, if there's an option for connecting two components using RCA cabling or connecting the same two components using an optical cable, is there any reason to prefer one ...
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At which sound frequency does Youtube decide to compress?

Are the YouTube's 40 kHz videos real? Does YouTube allow such high frequency sound videos without compressing them? Specifically this video. Thank you.
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What is the audio equivalent of a pixel?

What is the equivalent of a pixel in the realm of audio? I know that pixels are the basic components which are used to form a picture so what basic component is used to form a sound?
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Why do relatively small but high-frequency pressure changes cause hearing loss, but large but slow pressure changes don't?

Air at sea level has a pressure of ~101kPa, while at 1000m elevation it's ~89kPa, so there's a difference of ~12kPa between these two elevations. A sound level of 140 dB is so high, that it can cause ...
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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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Beyerdynamic sound dropping gradually to zero on one side

For three years, I have owned a pair of Beyerdynamic 990dt pro 250 ohm, I am happy with them. But since a month or so, I've been having an issue where the sound on the left side starts dimming down ...
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Sound Design: water, river, streams etc using a synth

working on a game here and need a whole bunch of water-y sounds like rivers, streams etc .. of various sizes and characters... but given the abstract visuals having realistic water recordings simply ...
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Mackie studio monitors cut out a second or two after turning on with mAudio interface and Windows 10

I'm having issues with getting sound out of my studio monitors. Today I bought a new M-audio interface thinking it might have been the problem because I thought maybe my other interface was faulty, ...
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Microphone to Mixer Issues

I have a Weymic Professional Mixer | 7-Channel 2-Bus Mixer/w USB Audio Interface. I am using a Pyle 3 Piece Professional Dynamic Microphone Kit Cardioid Unidirectional Vocal Handheld MIC with Hard ...
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How to make somewhat similar radio sound effect from Battlestart Galactica?

I have videos with timing that presents the effect. I may assume that there is some kind of chorus or flanger effect existing there but maybe I'm wrong... And possibly there is multiple voices ...
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Is my synthesizer too quiet?

My synthesizer (Yamaha mx88) is plugged into the back (which has no gain controls) of my audio interface (Focusrite Scarlett 4i4) and that is plugged into my laptop (MacBook pro) running Focusrite ...
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Shape and dimensions of a parabolic cone for effect soundwave redirection

I am working on a small home audio project which I think contains an interesting and challenging physics/audio engineering problem which I have zero knowledge of how to solve. The speaker driver is ...
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Does reducing volume reduce bit depth?

Let’s say I have an audio file which stretches the full dynamic range of a 24-bit file (theoretically, I know this scenario is unlikely). If I click amplify and reduce it by 20 dB, then amplify it ...
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Would the Focusrite Scarlett be a good pair with the Samson Q2U

I'm looking at getting an XLR interface for my Samson Q2U as right now its just USB and while it works fine I want to keep improving my setup. The Samson Q2U claims it has a sensitivity of -54 dB ...
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Headphones: How are different types of headphones are made or designed?

I am here to ask some technical questions on the differences between some audio devices point by point. I am a beginner in audio devices and sound editing. How are different types of headphones made? ...
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Sound quality recording question

How do I know if a sound recording sounds clear or not(if what is being said can be understood)? I understand my sound recordings, but other people can't, they say i have bad recording quality since ...
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Mono adapter on stero output [closed]

My soundcard (Sennheiser HDVD800) has a 6.35mm jack output that I'd like to adapt to listen on my earphones (3.5mm connector). However, I'd like to retrieve only the first channel (L or R) outputted ...
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How to make the sound of Light Bike Tron Legacy

After watching "Tron Legacy" I've thought that the sound was really good, and particularly the sound of the Light Bike. So I've started wondering, how did they make these sounds? Of course there are ...
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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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Cubase is blocking audio for other audio application

If I run cubase, I can't run spotify or any other sound program at the same time. does this have to do with my soundcard and is my soundcard substandard for this? If I exit cubase then I can use ...
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Can anybody recognize this sound effect?

Im trying to find out what kind of soundeffect this is? Does anybody recognizes it?
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Recording field audio of car engine/exhaust/etc

Ok so to jump right into it, a couple of friends and I picked up an 2014 Audi RS7 and plan to make a commercial/teaser-esque video of it. I have three GoPro hero4 black editions so the video portion ...
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What information in an audio file lets timbre of individual instruments be recognizable, regardless of playback device?

What information in an audio file lets my iPod, home speakers, PC, and bluetooth boombox output the same recognizable “guitar” and drum sound, if it’s just a measure of the encoded amplitude values? ...
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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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How much many dB will a room be?

Hey I am not sure if this is the right community for this question, might check if the physics community can answer it. Basically, if I am going to have a room with 15 machines that produce 80dB each ...
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Why is Compression and Expansion of Signal to Noise Ratio used in Wireless System signal transmission?

"The 90 dB SNR is squeezed to 50 dB or less by a audio compressor circuit before frequency modulating the RF signal for the Antenna. On the receiver side, once the RF switch has the strongest signal ...
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Does human hearing beat Fourier's uncertainty principle?

I was reading an article on human hearing tests to question Fourier's uncertainty principle. The article states that according to these tests, physicists have found that humans can discriminate the ...
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What's does a typical workflow for a "Netflix series" or so look like?

I'm creating a quote to work on the sound postproduction for a series for Netflix. This is a Drama/Thriller 14 episode series, 45 mins each, with very few to none short action scenes, and I was ...
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flstudio - How to not play sound on placing a note in piano roll?

I just got flstudio and I'm new to it, so I started creating music and I experienced very annoying thing. When I place a note in piano roll, or when I move a note from one place to another, a sound (...
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Recreating the Bass sounds of Daft punk's Voyager and Avicii's Peace of Mind

I was trying to recreate the quite similar Bass sounds of Avicii's Peace of Mind and Daft Punk's Voyager. I suspect they used a saw wave and pushing the resonance on the filters, but I fail with my ...
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Headphones (presumably without mic) Shows Microphone Output when Plugged into Mic Port [closed]

OK this is probably a really dumb question, but I haven't been able to google my way out of this. I have some headphones I want to ensure do not have a mic. I'm 99% sure they don't, but to be cautious ...
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Automatically split audio before and after music

I have an audio file of a person answering several questions. Between each answer, there are seven seconds of music before the person starts to speak again. The audio is originally from a video and ...
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How can you make a "playing in another room and it's raining" type sound?

How can you make a "playing in another room and it's raining" type sound given an mp3 and preferably with something like audacity or a free tool like that. Something like this:
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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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What changes are need before using my sound on social media?

I am a keyboardist/pianist. I am having trouble with my keyboard sound at some point. I usually put my keyboard playing videos on social media. I record my keyboard through a cable to laptop(Audacity),...
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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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Draw music in software

When we open up a song in an editor we see a wave track, if we zoom it we see that it's curves and bends at different places and etc. I wonder if it's possible to draw music this way? Theoretically i ...
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What amplitude ratio to achieve "sound pressure level" ratio?

I would like to create a sound with three sine waves. The first sine wave is the fundamental frequency (f0), the second wave is a harmonic (f2), the third is also a harmonic (f4) of the base frequency....
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How can I as beginner learn Sound Design cheap?

I want to make a short animation video with some terrific 7.1 audio. Let that be my goal. Now where can I even begin to learn how to create small to big cinematic sounds, record good dialogue and how ...
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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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