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Avoid annoying phasy sound with multiple delays of the same sound

I have a signal that I would like to play back from different directions with slight delays. However, when I do this, I'm getting an undesirable not-very-nice-sounding phasy effect, caused by phase ...
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How can I accurately represent a wave form in respects to time of an mp3 file? [closed]

I'm trying to programmatically plot a sound wave that I have placed in a 2d array, however, I cannot consistently get the sound wave to reach the end of the window. For example, when you load a sound ...
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Does transmission of sound through laser beam affects its quality?

If i transmit my audio through a laser beam does it affacts its quality in any form?
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How to work objectively?

When doing sound design I often have difficulties to judge my work objectively. I spend so much time on one particular scene or even one sound that I lose my ability to judge my work. Two examples: 1)...
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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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Sound of Magnetism?

I was wondering what that typical hi pitched whine is that usually is used to represent magnetism? I'm looking to make a metal object sound as if its being drawn to another larger one. Any ideas would ...
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Mechanical acoustic device

Would it be possible to build a purely mechanical device that is capable of generating sounds of alphabet either by compression or blowing? No electronic or electrical parts purely mechanical. We ...
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Looking for Sound Design Masters in Europe [duplicate]

I want to do Masters in Sound Design from Europe. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Currently I am working as a software developer in a leading company. Can ...
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Sony PCM-D100 Mic In

here is a question I also asked on gearslutz: I'm planning to build my first field recording rig. I already have a 416 + Blimp. Until now, my plan was to get a SD 702 and a Sony PCM-M 10. For me, a ...
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Mastering for Android

i'm a sound designer and composer for mobile games, especially casual games for android/ios. i still have to learn a lot about mixing and mastering, but when it comes to mastering for an android game, ...
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Mandarin Chinese Walla

Does anyone have any Mandarin walla they'd be willing to share or suggestions on where to find it? I'd be into doing a trade for some of my own field recordings. Preferably looking for something very ...
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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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Name This Sound Effect Style?

So the 'go to' effects for dream sequences etc are impacts, hits, stings, stingers, koto drums, drones etc. But on a TV Programme I saw this kind of - mechanical whoosh which slows down. Does anyone ...
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Mixers conducting stereo signal from TRS to line out R/L - are there some? Where to find?

I'm completely green in those topics. However, there raised a need, or maybe for now an interest of mixer and what I request you is simple and accurate answer. I want to, inter alia, link 3 devices: ...
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Problem with LFE channel in mixing

I have question about 5.1 . Is this right that we shouldnt have any soundeffects on LFE channel and all the sound effects Need to be sent to that channel?(in protools)
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Why does my studio monitor sound weak and compressed?

I connected my computer's 1/8" audio jack to my Yamaha HS8's 1/4" input. Songs sound very weak and compressed compared to my old Logitech Z4 speaker system and Mackie CR4s. Sometimes vocals are nearly ...
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Is it possible to have an external fader for controlling a soundboard

My buddy and I run audio for my church, and we had a great idea to mess around with. We wanted to hook up an external slide fader to a boat throttle via some pulleys and springs, and control the whole ...
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Bubbly/Wet Sounds with FM synthesis

Here's an example: (wet/bubbly sounds all throughout, particularly in first 10 seconds) I'm wondering if anybody knows any tricks on producing these kinds of sounds, ...
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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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Sound Design: Creating The Sound of Life Around Death

I am working on a film where a girl is in an abandoned old house that looks very creepy with wall paper peeling of the walls, cracked walls, and various debris on the floor. There is a voice over ...
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Crazy Question: Is it possible to clean up speakerphone sound - (not music, just speaking)?

I am not a audio person. I am more of a technical problem solver who is on an interesting project to provide remote interpretation to a business audience. I am able to control what goes out (the ...
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How to sound-proof glass door with everyday things?

Not sure if this is question for this part of SE. Anyway, how would you sound proof a door that is made just with wood frame and a sheet of glass 5 milimeters thick? I got to some ideas like Egg ...
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Sound libraries for FL studio

I start using FL studio quite recently. I would like to expand the set of sounds preinstalled. Where can i buy / free download some good sound libraries? Which are the best sounds libraries ...
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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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Help to pick out sound system for an open air cinema

I'm going to make an open air cinema. The count of guests would be 50-60 people. what kind of sound system would you suggest ?
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Recording ZipLine Sounds (Any Advice)

I'm looking specifically, to create the sound you hear when swat/military zipline down a buildings or from aircraft (10 seconds in length or so) What are some ways to emulate this, any ideas? I've ...
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How to shift frequency of whole audio file?

How can I shift the frequency of a whole audio file. So as if there was a sound at 500 Hz and I wanted to shift the audio by 50 Hz, that sound would then be at 550 Hz, and a sound at 1000 Hz would be ...
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Topics to be covered in a sound design video tutorial?

I am currently preparing a sound design video tutorial for cinema and games (in french) that would last around 5 hours. According to you, which subject should not be forgotten ? What would you expect ...
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Copy metadata description field from soundminer to BWAV

I created some metadata in soundminers description field using soundminer 4.5 pro. But unless i am mistaken that data will not be readable in non-soundminer metadata software that only reads the ...
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What's audio equivalent of FPS in video, and what's the current limit of capturing the maximum?

In video you have "frames per second" which defines the number of individual pictures that are taken in a second and when strung together they make up 1 second of video footage. The upper limit of ...
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Connect two separate Surround Sound Speakers with one Laptop [closed]

I have two separate Logitech Z506 Surround Sound Speakers (5:1) and wondering, is there a way to connect them together and make one system with two subs and 10 speakers? One of the idea is to use ...
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Sound Design Journals on genre

I'm looking at writing a section in a report about different genres in film, and how sound design varies for each. Does anyone know any useful links to articles/journals/papers, preferably for ...
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How To: Record Foliage/Trees

I am creating foliage sound by different types of dried grass, leaves, fake plants, etc. I am having a major problem though because after I put them into my DAW and hear them through my studio ...
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Sony PCM-M10 for ambient recording while WALKING

OK, so it's easy to do when you are not moving, but I need to walk and record ambient sound at the same time. (but not chew gum LOL) Practical example: dual recording for video. Camera is mounted on ...
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Amplifier output doubt

So I've been into sound for a while, but there's just one thing that goes over my head. I'll use an example. Say you have an amplifier, in which datasheet it is specified that it outputs 300 watts ...
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24 bit vs 16 bit for midi samples

I haven't been able to find much of a satisfactory answer anywhere regarding the great debate between 24 bit and 16 bit sound recordings. It seems to be that most people say recording in 24 bits is ...
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How to physically feel audio

Greets I have several frequencies between the range of 1-800hz I would like to find a hand applicator (transducer) where I can play the music and the person would put the hand applicator (transducer)...
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I'm looking for: Theatrical sound design theory

I'v been looking for some theories to back my thesis on 'sound design and application for the theatre', but I couldn't get any. Please can anyone help me with any theory of sound for stage play? I've ...
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JJJJJOOOP.. sound

I've been hired by someone developing a messaging APP and he wants a sound for when a message is sent and a message is received. It's hard to describe over text, but it would sound like "JJJJJOOOP" ...
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Questions asked during video game job interviews?

I've managed to get a skype interview for a position of Junior Sound Designer in a big game compagny. I'm french and my english oral skills are a bit rusty, so i'd like to train a bit before this ...
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Need some advice, first time project

I am doing a audiobook at the moment and im coming across a few problems. Firstly i must admit I dont have much experience in the area. So basically Im doing the story of snow white, and i have a few ...
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Filter Reverb and Echo at the time of recording in Audacity or any other software

I am recording video lectures. The sound in those lectures must be clear from outside noises and also any echo/reverb. At my home I have only one room where the traffic sound and other sounds (barking ...
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Pro Tools and playback

When using Pro Tools, sound playback is only possible in the software, nothing else can use the sound card. But before I reinstalled Pro Tools I was able to use sound card for any playback with Pro ...
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Multi core batch volume gain

I need to process a large number of mp3 files in order to boost volume. I am currently using MP3Gain which is fine but slow. I need any software that does the same but take advantage of the multi ...
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What are the sources of signal loss in cables and their connections?

What are the major sources of loss when sending a signal over cables? What is the impact of digital vs analog, cable material/length and the number and quality of cable connectors? Are there any ...
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Need help cleaning, and editing sound effects using multiple mics

So my question is this; I'm trying to figure out a good way to edit, and clean my sfx recording with 3-4 mics. My main question what are your general steps ? Do you import everything into PT first ...
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Wobbly sound FL Studio

I am writing a song on FL Studio, but when I have another instrument along with my main melody, the main melody sort of quietens every beat of the secondary instrument. It's very strange. I have ...
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Sound Synthesis from object collision in Virtual Reality Environment

I have a project whose subject is "Sound Synthesis from object collision in Virtual Reality Environment" First of all, I have to define some objects with certain attributes (like shape, mass, material)...
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Slot Machine Synth Tone

I'm working on a project which requires me to recreate the sound of an old school slot machine. If you check out this video at 1:25 you'll hear the sound I mean: (...
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Are there any resources where I might be able to find post sound DAW screenshots for well known film and tv content?

first time poster and budding sound designer here, I often find that while watching great content that I'd love to know exactly how the sound was edited for a particular scene, particularly in regards ...

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