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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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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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Increase volume of an audio recording without distortion

Can u please help me? I have an audio recording that has a very low volume. When I try to amplify and normalize using audacity, the distortion and noise make it impossible to understand the words that ...
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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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How to adjust the volume level of the track when the automation points are already set?(Ableton/Logic pro)

when I do mixing in Ableton, I used to select all tracks and adjust the volume at once. Whenever I do it, all the automations are off as the below screenshot. In logic pro, I can't even adjust the ...
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Is there a device that can standardise on volume output from smartphones?

(Apologies if this is a really obvious question, it's all a bit new for me.) Hello all I'm researching ways I can make the sound coming out of the audio jack of a smartphone comparable between ...
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Faulty TRS jack question

I purchased a new JBL Nano Patch+ volume control which sits between my computer audio output and a set of Yamaha HS7 monitors. The jack in the left audio output needs to sit slightly recessed out the ...
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Boost volume and improve quality of soft speech from audio track (Dropcam)?

I have some clips from a Dropcam, and I'm trying to improve the audio to make some soft human speech discernible. The speech is quite soft and fuzzy sounding, as the speakers are away from the camera ...
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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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Convert dB value to linear scale

Does anybody know the math required to convert a logarithmic decibel scale to a linear value between 0 and 1, for an automation lane? In this particular case - the linear value 1 = +15dB, the linear ...
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Is the perceived power of 2x60W the same as 1x120W?

I have a guitar amplifier which is rated at 120w (solid state). It has two outputs (A & B) both of 60W each. If I were to run both of these outputs into a 2x12 cabinet in stereo (output A to ...
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Why are levels so different on popular music tracks I open in my wav editor?

I'm trying to figure out how loud my songs should be. I'm trying to compare my stuff with popular music artists to see how loud their songs are, so I open their songs in my wave editor. When I open ...
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Is there a function to randomize the volumes of a MIDI Clip on Ableton Live?

I'd like to know if there is a function to randomize the volumes of a MIDI Clip on Ableton Live in order to simulate a human playing. I can do it manually (It's what I do all the time), but as you can ...
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Certain tracks have wacky volume on certain speakers?

I'm a video editor and I was working on this little promo for work and when I listen to the promo with my editing headphones, or the computer speakers, or master control, everything sounds fine. When ...
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Having volume issues when recording a podcast

When I'm recording a podcast with my two other co-hosts, lately the output sound has been fluctuating to loud and then very quiet levels seeminly randomly. We've replaced the mics and cords with no ...
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How to prevent Speech Volume Leveling in Adobe Audition from amplifying noise?

I am recording some speech (for voiceover purposes) and have noticed two issues with the input that I wish to correct: There is a persistent hiss. The Noise Reduction effect appears to deal with it, ...
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H4n recorder volume problem

I have a H4n recorder connected to my land-line phone in order to conduct overseas interviews. I have the volume set on 'Rec level Auto' the problem is my voice volume is fine but the person on the ...
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how come some mp3's are louder then 0db?

i noted that a lot of times when i run a mastered track through a vst plugin (with the plugin set not to do anything, for example a flat equalizer in ozone), the meter inside the plugin will go above ...
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How can I extract the volume from an MP3 or MP4?

I'm looking for a software program that will take an MP3 or MP4 as input and produce as output a text file with peak or average volume for each second (or some interval of seconds or sub-seconds). ...