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Convert wired volume control to wireless [closed]

I have an older (circa 2000) Cambridge Soundworks speaker set (four wired speakers with a subwoofer/receiver) that still puts out pretty good sound but is collecting dust. I thought it would be nice ...
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Can two 50 W Amps produce the same volume as one 100W Amp?

I have a Roland KC-200 amp that is 100 watts and it produces all the sound I need in most scenarios for a mono signal for my keyboard. However, I'm starting to play with more synths and keyboards and ...
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Can the ffmpeg `loudnorm` extension be used to guarantee a maximum volume in an audio file?

I'm looking at a way to ensure an audio file doesn't ever get too loud, but I do not want to change the samples if it is under a given threshold. For example, I would like the file to have a maximum ...
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Best volume setting for audio capturing

I'm trying to capture audio from a phone on a PC sound card. What is the best volume setting for the phone to get the best quality? If the app on the phone that's producing the sound has its own ...
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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 to input noise values in dBFS for ffmpeg silence detect

I used the silencedetect of ffmpeg with noise value of -30dB to get the silent parts of a small video file & used those timestamps to trim(remove) & re-encode the silent parts of the video. I ...
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Is my USB Audio Interface limited to recording at only ±0.5 db?

I have a M-Track 2x2 C-Series USB audio interface, made by M-Audio, to let me convert an XLR signal into USB-C for recording on my computer. However, it seems to clip the audio easily and doesn't seem ...
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Does turning up volume in post production reduce quality?

I want to turn down my sensitivity really low then in post production I turn up the volume to reduce background noise, would this degrade quality?
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What is the difference in controlling volume through the software application, the system, and hardware?

I remember reading somewhere that controlling volume through hardware was "better" than controlling through software. This begs a couple of more specific questions to me as someone who uses ...
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What speaker parameters are of importance when the speakers need to perform well at low volumes?

What speaker properties (sensitivity, impedance, frequency response, etc...) have a significant impact on the quality of the sound at low volumes? I understand that sound quality is subjective, but I ...
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Behringer x32 Out 1-16 levels

I'm using a Behringer x32, and I have OUT 1 and OUT 2 assigned to MAIN R. The sound and levels coming out of my main speakers are great, but I have OUT 1 run into my Cannon Video Camera and the audio ...
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Retroactively reduce high input volume [duplicate]

Editing noob here, so this is probably an easy one--someone just sent me a recording of his voice but his input volume may have been set too high. As a result, the recording redlines a lot. Here's ...
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How To Automatically Set ALL Note Velocity for MIDI Files in FL Studio?

i am new in sound design and home audio production, right now i am playing with FL Studio. I know i can change note velocity for imported Midi files in FL Studio, one note by one note. But, how i can ...
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How to reduce loudness from -7 Lufs to -14 lufs

How I can reduce a track Loudness from -7.5 Lufs to -14 Lufs to match youtube sound normalisation Now I can reduce the output level to match -14 Lufs but I don't know if the method loses sound ...
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Attenuating the amplifier volume: what is a better approach?

My Denon PMA-600NE is "too loud too quickly" with ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 speakers. Turning the master volume knob just ~20 degrees from zero position already takes it to a very high volume. I would like ...
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How to decrease the volume of an audio file in Adobe Animate 2019?

I'm editing an audio file manually, decreasing its volume, and then I'm importing it to Adobe Animate 2019. But the volume of the file never changes in Animate. It doesn't matter what software I use ...
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Is it better a wall close to the sound source or far from it, for max db reduction?

Suppose a sound has to go from point A to B and there is a wall in between: A -------||--------->B Is the volume of the sound reaching B louder if the wall is close to A or if the wall is close to B?...
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How do you increase the volume of an audio recording without distortion?

I have an audio recording that has a very low volume. When I try to amplify and normalise using audacity, the distortion and noise make it impossible to understand the words that are being said. It's ...
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Does ayasugi bori affect the sound in a musical instrument ? if so, how?

I hope I am posting this in the correct stack exchange, I am currently researching on musical instruments, particularly the Erhu and Shamisen, and have come into 2 interesting constructs. I have ...
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How to Procedurally Change Selection in Audacity Chain (Macro) | Normalize Long Track in Chunks

Is there a way to procedurally change the audio selection within an Audacity Chain? Background: I work on the raw footage for very long GDC-style talks, where my primary goal is just to increase the ...
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Adobe Audition - auto adjust amplitude

I have many audio files, that need to adjust amplitude. Please see before image. I need to decrease some parts are over than -6 db to -6 db. But some parts aren't over -6 db, don't need to change. Is ...
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How much should volume change for an empty room vs one full of bodies?

So tonight I'm doing a film screening. The room is small and will have about 20 people in it. The room is already absorbent, with painted wood on the walls, carpet on the floor, acoustic tile drop ...
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What is the difference between Audacity's dB and MP3Gain's dB?

I've read that Audacity can also do MP3Gain's job to normalize multiple tracks, but while in MP3Gain the target volume is something like 89.0 dB or 95.0 dB in Audacity the maximum is 0 and it goes ...
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I cant remove "hiss" sound on my Audacity track

To briefly explain my problem, when I play the audio track on Audacity and any media player on my PC, it sounds absolutely perfect. When I try on my phone's media player, it also sounds perfect. But ...
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Quality loss when using high amounts of gain in DAW instead of recording louder

Does it result in a loss in quality for my audio file, if I record really silent and have to apply strong gain (+30dB) in my DAW, instead of just recording the signal a little louder by increasing the ...
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How do you correct a very low microphone input volume?

I'm recording Youtube videos and for audio using a Behringer C3 with a Shure X2U adapter for my PC (Dell Inspiron, running Windows 10). I use Camtasia for screen-casting and then editing the videos. ...
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How to adjust playback volume of Cubase on Windows

On my machine, Cubase always plays back at full volume. I.e., the Windows volume setting is ignored - unless it is completely shut off. That means I have to use Cubase's master volume fader to adjust ...
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In what order should I change the various volume knobs in my setup to change the volume of what I'm hearing?

So, say I'm recording an electric guitar using some software on my PC. I have the guitar and some headphones plugged into a recording box (specifically, Behringer U-Phoria) and that box plugged into a ...
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Attenuator/volume control between amplifier and speaker

I have a setup where an amplifier with 2 channels drives four 8 ohms 80 watts speakers on each channel. The amplifier has a single volume knob which controls volume of both channels at once. What I ...
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How do I eliminate (or reduce) the dynamic range?

I have these podcasts, which I listen to while going to sleep. Unfortunately the volume sometimes suddenly goes up (e.g. when the guy talking wants to emphasize something). I would like the volume to ...
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(Noob) How to reduce and increase volume on a single track?

I would like to start a custom playlist of ambient tracks, for background music in RPGs. I have a lot of different tracks already, and downloaded and bought many already. My problem is, however that ...
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How to increase mixdown volume

I write music using Nuendo 4. I use a Scarlett 2i2 audio interface and Guitar Rig virtual amps. The problem I have is that when the overall volume of my songs is lower than normal (for example from ...
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How to change volume of a .wav file in a mp3gain-like way?

Well, i have a bunch of WAVE files for a Fallout 3 mod, but in the mod instructions the author only explains how to accomplish it using mp3gain (and of course for .mp3 files). The only info it have is ...
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How loud would a 40 mile high speaker be? [closed]

I am doing a theoretical thought experiment for a presentation and I have a theoretical speaker that would be 40 miles diameter (circular), now this speaker would be above most of the earths ...
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Do some dedicated sound cards have a "stronger" line-out signal than on-board chips?

I am currently using a Realtek ALC887 on-board sound chip connected through line-out to a set of recently acquired Raumfeld Stereo M speakers. Either the audio signal of my on-board chip is rather ...
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How can Increse the volume for a specify range of peaks AUDACITY

I want to increase the volume in a podcast, for my voice.. But I don't want to increase everything, like the normalizer effect. I need to do something like a normalizer, but only on the specify ...
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How do I make 2 voices in ONE audacity track sound about the same volume?

This is probably really simple for you. There are 2 people speaking in my new podcast, but one sounds louder than the other. How do I make it so that they sound about the same volume? I recorded them ...
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Percent volume increase to decibels

If I want to raise the volume of a track by 10%, how do I figure out how many decibels to raise it by? Does that change based on the original volume of the track?
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Specific instrument increase

Is it possible to increase the volume of a xylophone on a cd recording? Can you separate the increased volume from the rest of the recording?
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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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How can I eliminate sounds below a certain threshold?

Using Audacity, I can highlight a section of an audio file, select Effects > Noise Reduction > Get Noise Profile, then Select All, and then again Effects > Noise Reduction, and this time "OK" to ...
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How to check the decibel level of my headphones connecting to my windows laptop?

I'm doing an experiment about music volume, and the subjects will be listening to the music via headphones connected to a laptop. Is there a way to measure the decibel level of the headphones?
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What unit can be used to define "loudness" across multiple programs?

I am working on a project where third parties submit videos to our system for deployment. We would like to use a single reference level that would allow us to specify "loudness". If we were to ...
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and Sontronics STC-20 low sound on Audacity

I don't understand much of sound material, but i searched a little, talked with a few friends and the store technician and end up buying a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and Sontronics STC-20 ...
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How to create intentional audio feedback loops with level volume

When creating intentional video feedback loops (by pointing a camera at a monitor), the camera automatically equalizes the brightness so that the screen is not all black or all white. This is what ...
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Temporary increase in signal/sound level/volume?

In a PA/live playback situation, how to deal with temporary and sudden increase in signal? Situation is as follows: a mic is in the middle of the room and nearby a person talks and sings. Now and then ...
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Easy way to remove spikes for the audio of a video file?

Is there an easy way to remove spikes in volume (coming for example from a feedback loop when recording) from the audio of a video file? I have this video for example which had problems during the ...
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USB sound card not detecting Shure mic

I'm still not sure whether this is the right forum to ask this question. However, I must ask this somewhere. I recently bought a cheap USB sound card [1], which seems to be using the chip CM108. It ...
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Why can't I raise the volume of music infinitely?

In other words when I open a music in a sound editor (eg Audacity) I'm presented with a waveform. Then I can raise the volume up to a point where the wave turns into a full block. Why can't the ...
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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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