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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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What are good TR909 and TB303 default settings for electronica music?

I enjoy house, techno, trance, disco, IDM, ambient, progressive and electronica sounds as french house, progressive house, acid house, warp records, guidance records, dragonfly records, bedrock ...
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Sound Design cutting throught Music

I'm currently working on a project where there is a particular scene where on one hand there is music and at the same time, we should hear heavy reverbered steps. It getting tough to make the reverb ...
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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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No sound in VST & Audio (Cubase LE 5)

I got myself this Tasscam US-122 MKII audio interface and Cubase LE5 bundled. As I was testing it I was able to record both audio & VST, but can't hear no sound, just the click. There's no sound ...
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How to extend wave in cooledit so it will be 5 sec long insted of 3

I have a small sound effect that plays for 3 seconds, and I need it to last for 5 seconds (I know this could modify the sound pitch, im ok with that). Is there a way to do this on cooledit? I was ...
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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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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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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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Best way to record your own voice during a presentation

When I give a talk, I generally record the screen, plus there's a video recording of the room. I want to record the voice too, and annoyingly enough, the tiny little radio microphones that people use ...
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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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Manipulating voices to masculine or feminine

Suppose I have a voice of a man and want to manipulate the sound to be woman like, I see that there are many factors involved. As simply changing the pitch will make it sound weird. What are all the ...
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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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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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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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Does sound lose quality if sped up and then slowed down back to normal speed?

I am trying to research and find whether audio quality degrades if sped up and then slowed back down to it's normal speed, on the one hand its shortening the track so there is bound to be a loss of ...
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Loop-able sounds created in Pro Tools?

I am was average to moderate user of the old Social Sound Design, but since it moved to stack exchange all my info seems to have been deleted. So many imaginary points, down the drain!! I read a tip (...
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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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Is there any tradeoff to get the best quality/file size ratio for mp3 conversion?

We record vocal sound via the Creative - Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD soundcard and its dedicated recording software. the settings are : 96 KHz 24 bit depth I would like to convert it to mp3 with ...
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Program to generate midi sounds and sequences

I have a few songs I have written for a band using TuxGuitar, with the classic set of instruments: 2 guitars, 1 bass and drums. I can export this songs to MIDI, but since a while I've been searching ...
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best material to absorb Sound

The Loft that I live in used to be a city hall building. The hallways and lofts have very high ceilings and have a horrible echo problems. I am considering hanging some type of sound absorption ...
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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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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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How was this snare made?

I'm wondering how this sample was made? Is it just a snare with A LOT of reverb on it? I've tried doing it but i just can't get it right! http://www.mediafire.com/listen/4gzuhv9m4hrnbbq/...
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Layers of diagetic sound showing Temporal ambiguity in film

I'm starting to sketch out some ideas for my dissertation and as the title suggests I want to focus on the use of layers of diagetic sound to show temporal ambiguity I'm film. I will be using films as ...
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If we recorded tracks at 48khz, and are mixing through an analog console, is there any benefit to printing the mix in 96khz instead of 48khz?

We have a situation where we recorded tracks at 48khz. However, the final mix will be printed through an analog console. Is there any benefit - and if so, how much - to printing the mix through the ...
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Sound is playing slowly in After Effects RAM Playing

When I play my composition in RAM Playing, the sound of my composition is being slowed down a lot, so it is completely changed, but in my render the sound plays at the correct speed... My After ...
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Measuring low (~18 dB SPL) sound levels with a relatively cheap microphone

I have been tasked with designing a sound level meter (I am an electrical engineer) that can measure accurate sound levels down to ~18 dB SPL. However, part of the task is that my microphone should ...
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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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Sound of racing cars passing by at different velocities

I'm currently trying to generate the sound of racing cars passing by at different velocities from this single sound of a racing car passing by at a certain velocity: ...
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Conditional math (intersection) to join two audio tracks

I do not want the difference. I want the intersection of frequencies. The problem: I have two audio files. One of the files (A) contains the vocals and drums. The other file (B) contains the vocals ...
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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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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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Can I set a timer to auto record with an 744T?

I recentley got an sd 744t. I love it and was wondering if i can pre-setup a recording for later that night. For example I leave the recorder in a certain place and want it to record for 3 days at 00:...
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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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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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Which virtual instruments can be used for sfx?

I'm trying to have a "safe list" of virtual instruments, synths, samplers and anything in between, that can be used for sfx production (mainly for videogame production) but it's often hard to ...
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Volume boost from apps like Audacity VS Volume boost “through VLC playback”

I have a few audio files that are being used as a part of my Android application. What I do not understand is, when I apply volume boost to an audio file, say an MP3 file through applications like ...
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Reverse voice anonomizing algorithMs

In the movie saw, the voice of the recordimg tapes was a process similiar to having 2 identical recorded speach track which ones pitch is changed down some percent and the other tracks pitch is ...
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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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Requesting tips - Sound/foley workshop without software

I would need some help with ideas for a workshop in sound design for beginners. I'm working at a game company and my boss overheard me talking about foley and decided he wants me to hold a fun ...
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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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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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Any good literature about sound design inTerence Malick's “The Thin Red Line” movie?

I've just found out that Michel Chion wrote a whole book about the film "The Thin Red Line" and I've just ordered it but in the meantime, I am now looking for something shorter, like a good review or ...
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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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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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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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New venue, new live sound requirements

I need to pick the brains of people who are more experienced/skilled than I am. I run sound at a stand up comedy venue. When I started, the gig was quite small and held outdoors, under a marquee. The ...
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Silenced gun sound

Has anyone an idea about how to create the sound of a gun with a silencer fitted? The type of sound you can hear in movies. I heard that's it's not how this type of gun sound in reality so I'm ...
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First memory of manipulating sound?

We all have memories of our first listening experience (ie the first memorable sound we heard and rememebred) but what was the first sound you heard, captured & manipulated in some way & went ...

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