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Push a PCs audio in to another specific receiver PC's audio out over a network [migrated]

Due to network (and user level) limitations I am looking for an app that can take one PC's audio in (mic, line) and live stream it to a configured IP:port#. The IP could be another PC on the network ...
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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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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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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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Mono adapter on stero output

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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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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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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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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What can I do to amplify incoming outside bird chirping across the window?

Basically I would like some idea for passively (i.e. no external power required) amplifying the bird chirping from the garden to inside my room. Why? I like that sound, also while I'm working, but I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Sound issues with Davinci Resolve 17

I'm working on Davinci Resolve 17 Studio and I'm having an issue with sound. some of my sound files inside editing have no audio (and no audio lines). Before, they worked properly. it happens ...
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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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what is this sound effect? help me

I hope you could help me, I'm trying to identify the name of the sound effect used at 0:41 in that video.
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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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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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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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How to add Decibels?

I have just started studying Audio Engineering and I have come across a section where I need to add decibel levels together. I am aware that adding two decibel levels together will always give you ...
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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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Are transmission line enclosures only good for subwoofers?

Very interested in building a transmission line enclosure as a DIY project. But I'm wondering would you get good results from using reference speakers in a 2.1 design where another external subwoofer ...
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My brand new AT-2035 mic sounds EXTREMELY muffled. Can someone help me solve the problem?

I have the mic hooked up to a Scarlett Solo and just as of recently my vocals are so muffled to how it sounded just a few months prior. I haven't recorded in a while and when I decided to start ...
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BM-800 Condenser Mic Not Working in Windows 10 Acer Laptop [duplicate]

I recently bought a bm-800 condenser mic and is now configuring it to my laptop, however, I thought it was plug and play, (without a phantom power), when I tried recording and listened to it, I feel ...
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7.1 Sound Card not taking Mic Input [duplicate]

I've BM-800 Microphone, it's working perfectly fine when using my internal/integrated sound card but the internal card has some hissing sounds, I'm trying to use an external sound card but it isn't ...
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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 mix microphone input and computer sound live

I have an audition online and I would like to play a background guitar sound on my computer and sing over it so that the people connected to the video conference service (zoom for example) hear my ...
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Speed of sound for a moving oberver [duplicate]

A person is moving away from the source, with a speed equal to the velocity of sound propagation. Will the person hear any sound produced by the source?
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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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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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Progress of replicating the sound of Roland vintage drum machines

I own a Roland 808 and a Roland 909 (originals). I'm thinking of maybe switching to newer clones/replicas but I'm not sure of the objective standard of those. I usually combine the 808 and the 909 for ...
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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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Will the decibel value of a sound meter change when you walk from one corner of the room to another?

Will the decibel value of a sound meter change when you walk from one corner of the room to another? And can I use this sound meter to determine where I can best place my acoustic sound absorbing ...
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Optimal Headphone Amps volume settings?

I use a headphone amps with my Mac Book Air, there are two volume controls in this setup: one is the Mac Book Air, and the other one is the amp. What should be the optimal settings for both volumes? ...
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Audio codec with fastest decoding

I have an application that requires reading long (8h) compressed audio files. The quality and size of the file is not the main concern, but the time it takes to decode the full file is. WAV file does ...
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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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Stopping outside noise from coming in [duplicate]

I have a wall facing the street, and a lot of noise comes in from there. I don't have the option of changing my room, so I have to stay here. I want to stop those noises from coming in. My room has ...
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How can I divide a lengthy MP3 into multiple parts in a timely manner?

I have an 20 minute long MP3 track that I need to break into a very large number of segments, each about 2-5 seconds long. Methods I've used in the past are much too slow for such a project. There's a ...
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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 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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