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How to make wood reverberate less?

I use a "inverted" drawer as a support for my mouse and keyboard, the problem is since it's hollow it reverberates a lot, any thumb on it can be heard from outside my room. What can I do or which ...
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How do I make my interface (or OS) output stereo with a mono mic that outputs on the left channel?

I have a Scarlett Solo interface and I'm using a Shure SM57 mic, plugged in the interface mic input with an XLR m-f cable. The interface is connected via USB to my PC. When I record in a DAW like Pro ...
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Mic plugged in the guitar input does not work

I have a newly bought Scarlett Solo, in which I plugged an SM57 using an XLR to jack cable, in the guitar input. When I handle the mic, I see the LED from the gain knob lighting up, probably from ...
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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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Need help to understand the basic components of sound

I'm a software developer and I am trying to understand sound a bit better for a project I want to start working on. Sorry if this is a bad place for this, if needed I can delete and repost elsewhere. ...
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Sound System Setup for Live Band (Acoustic Violin,Guitar & Digital Keyboard)

So I run a local live band in my hometown. Aside from performing, my job is also to find cost-effective sound system from 3rd party. The sound system is only used for my live band and for the MC. ...
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Laptop external sound card

My laptop has a bad built in soundcard which is always cracking and popping when I listen to music or use protocols or anything. So I was wondering if an external soundcard would fix this problem?
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MP4 file, Recorded on two seperate devices, One person to loud the other to soft

MP4 file, the sound for the video has been created with two different devices. One person was recorded by a mic connected to a video camera, the other was recorded on the laptop. Now when I play the ...
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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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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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Need help to identify a sound effect/music

I hope you could help me, I'm trying to identify the name of the sound effect use at 5:07 in that video. If anyone find it you'll get my eternal recognition. Thx for ...
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I have a high pitched squeal that I can't eliminate

I have a PV20 USB sound board with Berhinger power mains and run a laptop for music. I run a VocoPro UHF-8800 wireless mic setup and have the high pitch sound that isn't constant, it just shows up ...
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Sound Engeneering and it's true colour

Could you please give some information about sound engineering? What does a sound engineer do? What kind of profession is it? What are the pros and cons of it? I've always wondered about how it is ...
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Volume enhancement of recorded calls

Audio clip of recorded calls of other side is too low that cannot be heard, means two voices in audio clip are there in which one volume is very high and other is too low. pl. guide me detail that by ...
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Acoustically transparent speaker fabric

I would like to find an acoustically transparent material for speakers and am looking for something with an interesting elegant texture. I am wondering if raw silk is acoustically transparent? Or ...
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Does Maxing Volume On Computer and Controlling Volume With External Speakers Provide Best Sound Quality or Is It The Other Way Around

I have (speaker name) and use them to listen to music. They are connected to my Mac min computer. I have herd people say that it is better to turn the volume on the computer all the way up and control ...
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How does SONOS play 1 produce 360 sound with only 1 tweeter? [closed]

After the presentation of Apple HomePod, I read several articles of how it can become a SONOS killer. The Apple HomePod has 7 beamforming tweeters while the SONOS play 1 has only 1. But since the high ...
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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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What is this sound? Some kind of LFO synth? Song: Heart of a Lion, Kid Cudi

I am wanting to create a sound like this one. It has something to do with LFOs with a degree of instability. [Shows itself at 0:25-0:30 as it rises in pitch and does so again a few times throughout ...
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removing controller noise when recording

I record gameplay through Nvidia Shadowplay using a Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone with pop filter, shock mount and foam cap. The audio is very clear but it picks up my ...
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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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Can you use HD-SDI cables to loop antennas for wireless mics?

We have Line 6 Mic recievers that you can rack together and loop the antennas from one to the next (see page 26 of the manual). You can buy the cable from Line 6 here, but you can get BNC-BNC cables ...
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Want to create golden snitch wings sound effects

I want to know how to create the golden snitch wings sound effect (from Harry Potter's films). I've tried looking for fireworks spinners but I couldn't get the same effect of the films. Any ideas?
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uploading tracks to soundcloud from ableton

im trying to upload a track from ableton 8 live to soundcloud. it will only get up to 20 or 50 percent than it goes back down to 1 percent, ive uploaded tracks before and never had this problem so ...
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Oldschool house orchestral hit sample

I've for a very long time been captivated by a quite memorable orchestral hit sound, which most often can be found in old House/Techno songs, probably prevalent in the early-to-mid-90s. ...
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Frequency modulation with sound instead of radio waves

I would like to be able to hear a simulation of what the actual radio waves sound like, should I be able to hear them directly. I understand the math of frequency modulation, and am willing to make ...
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Are there specific settings to focus on when wanting to create a talking sound?

I have been watching plenty of tutorial videos on creating sounds and instruments for electronic music, but I could not find anything about what to focus on if you want to create a talking sound/...
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which soundpack does these sfx comes from?

I've heard some samples from a video game and I've noticed them in many TV shows / other videogames. So I think they are part of a widely used soundpack. Did you recognize the soundpack, if so, ...
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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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Connect compressor directly to PC sound card

Imagine that you have: A microphone (XLR) Audio compressor (Behringer MDX2600) PC internal sound card (like Creative Sound Blaster Z) Is it possible to connect it like this?: Mic(XLR) > Compressor ...
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When a timbre actually “change” on playback? [closed]

For definition, the timbre (i.e. the sound we perceive within our mind) is the spectrum on the signal (and its playing envelope over the time). Thus, a bunch of partials (harmonics and overtones) ...
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How are audio tracks finalized in the cinema industry?

I was wondering how exactly audio is finalized in the cinema industry. Are they rendered in stems or a in a single audio track and then imported in a video editing software (Final Cut, Premiere, ...
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The Other People Place bass sound

I've spent too many time trying to reproduce this kind of smooth and deep bass sound from "It's Your Love" and "Moonlight Rendezvous" from The Other People Place (aka Drexciya...if I'm not making a ...
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Headphone Impedance Issue, L/R channels cancel each other out [closed]

I have a pair of Sennheiser PC360 headphones that I use with an amp to listen to music, movies, etc daily. My 50lb pitbull loves to get his legs caught in the cable and yank the headphones off my head....
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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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SoundFX review site where I can upload my own SFX?

I'm looking for a place specifically to post my own SFX and receive technical feedback to improve them. I know there's freesound. But important for me is, that there are interested people who give ...
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Mitigating Noise From Clothes When Making In-Ear Binaural Recordings Whilst Walking

I appreciate that I'm probably asking the impossible, but I'm looking for ways to prevent in-ear binaural mics from picking up noises coming from my clothes. I've managed to eliminate breathing by ...
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Learning sound engineering, mixing and mastering, the hard way

Well, I have read tons of stuff about sound engineering, specifically mixing and mastering on the internet. Since I mix and master my songs in my DAW, while I'm mixing sometimes I face bunch of knobs ...
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Need Speakers for sound masking

Simple setup.. I use a small form PC to play a white noise mp3 file loop but the problem is I don't know if its the cheap amp I am using, the speaker wire, or the speaker but there are cracking and ...
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Where is the beat on a waveform graph?

I'm kind of new to sound. I'm trying to edit an instrumental piece to cut out a section of the piece but keep the song flowing smoothly. To do this, I need to make my cuts as exactly close to the beat ...
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How do I successfully make convincing sci-fi gun sounds

I'm making sound effects for my game after being inspired by sci-fi games like Infinite Warfare. I design my gun sounds by recording a drum thud and then I apply a slight distortion to it to make it ...
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High recording volume and quiet voice or the other way round?

I have a horrible, absolutely non-radio voice, but for some reason I have to do a series of voice recordings to be used by other people. Of course, even though my voice is horrible, I'd like to make ...
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What are some good in-depth resources for learning Sound Design?

I have searched the whole net millions of times to find some useful up to date resources regarding Sound Engineering. I am looking for some practical resources for self studying Sound Engineering. ...
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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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What do I need for buying a good microphone [closed]

I'm trying to buy a new microphone for recording vocals, and I though about this one . I don't know anything about voice recording so I hope if someone helps me to pick a good one which costs lower ...
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A few questions: Surround Sound 5.1 for film [closed]

1) How do I pan the sound FX, which comes behind the hero? So, in order not to distract the viewer? For example, the helicopter takes off from behind the hero and flies forward? 2) How can I further ...
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400 Watt or 700 Watt Speacker is best choice for special room?

I‌ want to buy a 12-inch dB‌ series Opera 512 DX Speaker that be a 400 watt speaker or Opera 712 DX that be a 700 watt speaker for a room with 90 Square Meter Area and has a height of 3 Meter. The ...
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Creating a Floating Sound-Proof (Sound-Isolation) Room

I am going to build a sound-booth, 100% for recording spoken-word vocals. My biggest concern is sound isolation from exterior noise. I live near many major source of public transportation and they all ...
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How to make this detuned stab

On 3:40 and 3:44 you hear a detuned stab in the background. I have a waldorf blofeld and what I'm looking for is to make some stabs and / or chords with a really distinct sound like you hear the song. ...
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Is there any standard parameter to use L2 as a limiter?

If I keep the threshold meter near -3dB and the outceiling near 0.5 dB,will that be okay to make a perfect Nuendo project?

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