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Why is my input from my microphones so low?

I have 4 Behringer microphones (around £20) and a “SOUNDLAB 4 CHANNEL MONO MICROPHONE MIXER WITH EFFECTS“. I am attempting to start a podcast. When I record the audio, unless it is on full blast on ...
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How do I make a good stabbing sound?

It's a person being stabbed. I have recorded some watermelon being stabbed but it needs more oomph.
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Decibel sum problem on 0 dB + 0dB

I don't know a lot of what I'm going to ask you. What I know is that to sum different sound sources, logarithm should be used (like the attached img). THE QUESTION IS: why 0 dB + 0 dB = 0 dB is not ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Behringer C1-U Microphone Static Noise In Background

So I got my Behringer C1-U Microphone for my birthday on the 19th of November, and the Microphone has been amazing since just recently, all of sudden there has been a super annoying static sound in ...
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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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Headphones: How are different types of headphones are made or designed?

I am here to ask some technical questions about differences between some audio devices and about them point by point. I am a beginner or nerd in audio devices and sound editing. How a bass boosted or ...
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How to identify a similar or identical sound within an audio file?

Within a large audio file, I would like to identify sounds that are similar to or identical with exemplary sounds that are used as queries. I basically need a filter which is defined by one or a few ...
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Hospital Reception Sound Recording

I'm new to this forum but have quite a few questions packed in one for a shoot I'm doing soon. We want to record a scene with a subject waiting in a hospital reception (no dialogue), and create a ...
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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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How can I match/adjust two clips together with a smooth transition?

Currently I'm trying to replace the last refrain of a song with the first one (in the last one I didn't like their screams which weren't contained in the first one). Of course the transition between ...
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Looking for sound evaluation parameters

I have a collection of live recordings of very varying sound quality. I have graded them in a first pass (along with tagging them) but I'm afraid that evaluation was rather inconsistent. The grades ...
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Isolating acoustic events in spectrogram in audacity [duplicate]

What is the best way to isolate individual acoustic events in the spectrogram view of an audio file in audacity? I have some recordings of conversations I need to analyze but the microphone was placed ...
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Laptop won't detect condenser microphone

I have recently purchased a condenser microphone and a mixer which supports phantom power. I connected the microphone to the mixer and then connected the mixer with my laptop by using RCA. The green ...
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Trying to find a particular sound from a synthesizer from this song

I hope this isn't marked as a duplicate question because there is another question very similar to this but the song is different. I have struggle for many weeks to find the exact sound from the ...
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I have a sound project. For blind children ages 3-10 years to consult

I have a project for blind children 3-10 years old. This project is about listening. Because I have to provide information on various listening environment or other. For example As the blind child is ...
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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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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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How to record ultrastound with phone?

For an experiment, I need to record ultrasound using my phone. Is there an app for it? Can my inbuilt phone do? Is it at all possible (Are today's phones capable)?
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I need help regarding hearing high frequencies! [closed]

I am sorry if I am not posting this in the right place. I am a 27 years old guy and I have a very bad ear at hearing high frequencies, I only figure out this today after doing more than 20 hearing ...
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Dialogue between 2 or more people

I'm a film editing student and I was wondering whether it is a common practice to always aim the boom microphone back and forth between the two (or more) people when their lines come up, even if a ...
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What kind of sound frequency which can be audible in speaker but cant be recorded & playback

What kind of sound frequency which can be audible in speaker but cant be recorded & playback. I want to send a sound file which can be listen by receiver but cant be recorded for future playback ...
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Simulating stereo sound in x y plane

I'm working with some digital sound generation, and I want to work with making 3d sound- in other words, taking a pregenerated wave and using audio delay and slight amplitude differences to make it ...
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Effect of sound waves striking an object

I am trying to understand the effect an acoustic wave has on an object. I have two speakers, one on top of another, and both emitting a Sine wave of 64Hz generated in MATLAB with a sampling rate of ...
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How can I record frequencies from 0.1 to 20 Hz?

For my experiment I've recorded a sound during the day with my webcam microphone, and accelerated it 900 times, to hear whats going on there in the street at very low frequencies. Effects was ...
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How does amplitude induce pitch shift? [duplicate]

I am curious to know how sound intensity influences on perceived pitch. For instance, if loudness is increased, a high pitch will be perceived higher while a low pitch will be perceived lower. Why ...
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What is the difference between changing mp3 file extension to .wav and using a converter instead?

What is the difference between changing mp3 file extension to .wav and using a converter instead. I am speaking in terms of end result. I thought mp3 and wav were actual different formats, but an ...
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Sound system speakers

I have a Behringer Xenox 502 sound mixer. What speakers will be compatible with this mixer.
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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 do I make my voice higher without becoming a chipmunk?

So I'm working on making power metal. My voice is relatively deeper than i'd like. Using the basic tools in Audacity tends to make my voice not even squeaky, but more like a chipmunk. I need to ...
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Does the .wav file created from a .mp3 file have better quality than the .mp3 file itself?

A .wav file created from a .mp3 file has the same frequency domain plot as the mp3 file itself. However, the .wav file created from .mp3 file has larger file size. According the post https://...
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Recording soft sounds

I'm a visual artist and want to record the sound of human touch live to be included in an installation artwork. (The very soft sound of touching thread.) I have no science or engineering knowledge. ...
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How can I extract AC-3 or DTS or any other audio streaming from a bulk collection of MP4 videos simultaniously with FFmpeg?

I want to just extract audio files without encoding or decoding for many MP4 videos simultaneously using the FFmpeg decoder. What would the git bash be for my requirement?
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How to detect real time onsets?

Hey Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm a Software Engineer Undergraduate. I'm trying to detect drum strokes(beats) in real-time in python. I used amplitude threshold-based onset detect (beat detect) algorithm ...
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how do I make a song sound like its another song

A while back I saw a song edit on twitter I sparked an interest with and I wanna see if I can do it myself. Anyway how and what program I can achieve this with? https://twitter.com/Waltmann13/status/...
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Can someone please tell me the names of these sound effects and where I can find them?

I found some sounds from the TV Show "Deal or No Deal" and I was wondering where I can find the full, clean versions of the sounds. The sound when the contestant accepts the deal: https://send....
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Is the sound really decreasing according to the inverse square law?

Sound propagates according to the "inverse square law", that is well defined here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverse-square_law So the intensity equals 1/distance^2 Like the image in the above ...
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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 do you change the equalisation of an individual song/audio?

I've been looking for weeks, and I have nowhere else to turn to. I really thought this would be very simple to find, but I'm looking for any type of software that has a 5 band equaliser, that allows ...
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What is the use of an insert slot in a sound mixer?

What is the use of insert slot on a sound mixer.
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How do Channel Sub-groups work?

Stupid Question sorry. I'm trying to grasp subgroups. Analog board (see below) So I have the four subgroup faders, (1-4) and an example channel fader on 16. Let's say I have drums on channels 1 to 5,...
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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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Is it better a wall close to the sound source or far from it, for max db reduction?

Suppose a sound has to go from point A to B and there is a wall in between: A -------||--------->B Is the volume of the sound reaching B louder if the wall is close to A or if the wall is close to B?...
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Record Very Low Sound

I want to record very low sound. This sound can be heard by ear, so it is in the range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz , but i think it is more between 20 hz to 200 hz . The sound that i want to record is ...
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Placement of monitor speakers: Is it normal to hear a lot more bass when stepping back?

I recently purchased my first pair of studio monitors, KRK Rokit 6's. The instruction manual states... ...and accordingly I've placed the monitors 5' apart and 5' from me, with the acoustic axis ...
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How do speakers work?

My brain just can't comprehend how all the sounds and frequencies at one single point in a song (drums, vocals, guitar, etc) can be created by one single vibration of a membrane. All at once!? I ...

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