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Increase volume of sound without introducing noise

I am using Adobe Audition and would like to increase the volume of a sound file that I have. It should sound the same as when I increase the volume on my computer via the volume knobs. I have tried ...
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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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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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Tuning out from world sound design

Hi can you recommend movies where the main characters get overwhelmed and they start to "tune out" from the real world and their surroundings? (The effect being that everything is slowly brought down ...
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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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Does sound quality increase if you play a video in High Definition? [closed]

I have a friend who always tells me to listen to his sound videos in HD, because, he claims, the sound quality will go up if you watch the video in HD. I've listened to the same video's in both HD ...
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What techniques are being used here? // Commercial Sound Design

Saw this promo and I liked some of the stuff I heard. (link under) Any ideas on what techniques are being used here? I think especially of the stretched/broken sounds while changing key:) I hear ...
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Rechargeable Batteries [duplicate]

Was looking for any good recommendations on reliable power/battery solutions. Working on set, Location Sound and other equipment can soup up the power as many of you may know. I've tried the 15min ...
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Vertical panorama in mix?

When I'm listening to tracks on my studio monitors I feel like the low-bass frequencies sounds are located in the bottom and the higher sound's frequency the higher position it has in the mix. Just ...
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Random Sound Thread--Please post a random sound

Please post a random sound, everybody visiting this site. Creepy wooden door creak
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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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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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Good voice over software?

I am a Noob and trying to make my first video using quicktime screen recording and iMovies. Somewhere in the video, I need the voice of a child. It is not possible for me to get a real child to record....
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What property of sound disturbs us?

I am not sure if here is the right place to ask my question. But I will ask. I want to build some kind of sound detector circuit to prevent sleeping baby from disturbances. But, it should detect ...
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How do I make this sound?

I heard this awesome song and I was wondering how was it possible to make the plucked sound that pops out in the drop (1:36) It's something like my favourite song ever, so I'd like to know how to ...
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How are professional “instrumental” soundtracks created? [closed]

I would like to know how professional instrumental soundtracks and sounds for movies or other types of media are generally created. Here is a soundtrack from a video game in which I am specifically ...
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When your phone rings in your backpack why do you hear it?

I have heard people's cell phone go off when its in their backpack, but how does a soundwave travel through something that is completely zipped up?
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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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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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Looping mp3 in Flash / Actionscript

It's a known problem to loop mp3's because of the gap they have in the beginning. But since Flash has programatic control, I tried to use the offset to play it. Still, so far, I couldn't get it to ...
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Can one own a sound

Color pretty much is to a painting what sounds are to a song. Since you can't own a color with copyrights, can you own a sound with copyrights ? If you can't this would be an easy answer to my bit ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Sound on big festivals is sometimes horrible

Can someone explain me what is wrong with the sound on big festivals these days? Everytime I stand in a festival hall/tent there is a lot of rumble, mainly from the bass, sometimes it gets better when ...
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Stadium Reverb Ambience

I need to put this samba track into a stadium obviously a single reverb instance won't do the trick (at least I've tried but it didn't - Space designer from Logic) It sounds dirty and confused while ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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can you power the speakers through the same 3.5mm jack that you use to send sound to the speakers?

I wanted to know if the same 3.5mm cable that transmits the sound from the speaker to the player can be used to transmit the power required to drive the speakers. Are they in commercial use?
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Why does changing the sampling rate, cange the sound of the tone? (Not pitch)

Okay, so I'm trying to make a sine wave in an audio file, however it doesn't work (the sound is really weird), even though the values generated resemble a sine function. I've been trying to figure out ...
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Professional looking for a post graduate course in sound design for film

I am Sid and I hail from India. I've been working in the bollywood film industry for a while now and want to now move out. I have about 12-15 major motion pictures under my belt for which I served as ...
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Where I find tips for sound in videos?

I use kdenlive/audacity for editing my own videos (mostly mountain bike & family events). While I understand the mechanics of audio/video editing, the sound in my videos is mediocre at best. Here ...
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Semantics of “sound” in “sound design/editing”

What does "sound" really refer to in "sound design" or "sound editing"? Options: -Singular count noun, a single sound (could be said about 'sound design') -Abstract or mass noun, "continuous" sound (...
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How do 7.1 VSS speakers know where the sound is coming from

While playing games like Call of Duty, 7.1 VSS headsets can really enable you to hear where enemy footsteps are coming from: left, right, above etc. How do the headset know where these footstep sounds ...
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My keyboard recordings sound tinny/low quality

I’ve recently started recording piano covers for Youtube. I use a USB and Audacity to record the audio. However, when I play it back on my computer it sounds more tinny or lower quality than my ...
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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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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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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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Looking for a certain synth

I really want to know what instrument is used for the main lead in the Spice Girl's 'Say You'll Be There', I've been looking for it for ages but with no luck. Starts ...
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What software do you use to catalogue your recordings and sound fx?

I use Logic Pro X at the moment for basic sound design stuff. I'm trying to find some software which I can use (like several of the online download sfx libraries where you can type keywords to locate ...
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How to make owl sounds

i'm currently working on a mobile game, in wich you have to run a zoo and take care of a dozen of creatures. One of them is an owl. The idea is to make the owl sounds cute and nice not screechy and ...