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How do I generate a 0 dBFS sine-wave in SoX? (output clipped warning)

I'm trying to generate a 48 kHz, 16-bit 0 dBFS WAV file of a 997 Hz sine wave, where the level is set to the maximum value of 7FFF, but SoX warns me the output was clipped when it finishes. I don't ...
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How can these wav/mpeg files be the exact same duration—down to the (apparent) millionth of a second?

I'm working on a project that involves many different .wav files. In checking out some attributes of these files, I noticed something strange: The duration of all the files looks to be chunked in some ...
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WAV file not in sync with source MP3 file

I am using NAudio and Adobe Media Encoder (separately) to convert a 2-hour MP3 file into a WAV file: The resulting WAV file is not in sync with the source MP3 file: MP3 second #996 = WAV second #...
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Midi to .wav conversion

I'm looking for a program that turns my short MIDI-sequences into .wav files. That in itself isn't the problem, tho. The problem is that most programs append 1 or 2 seconds of silence at the end of ...
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alternative to mp3

Often I have to import/export audio files to/from Audacity/Adobe-Premiere and back-and-forth. I know that mp3 is lossy format, but when I try to choose another alternative .wav, then it takes up to ...
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Tool for creating a WAV given a function of time/sample

What software could I use to create a WAV file from a function of sample number? I am building an implementation of Group Additive Synthesis in a modular softsynth and I just need a simple way of ...
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Add .wav metadata in Kid3 on Ubuntu

I've downloaded Kid3 to add metadata to a bunch of .wav files. While Kid3 recognizes .wav files (in opposition to EasyTag) and editing data was done very quickly, I was struggling visualizing the ...
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Is there a standard name for embedded loop markers in WAV files?

Using any audio editor (I'm using Audition), how do I name loop markers to be recognized by samplers as loops? Can I name them anything (My Happy Loop Begins here / My Happy Loop Ends here), or is ...
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Open Source application to edit/save the loop start/end points of a WAV (MacOS)

I'm looking for an Open Source application to edit/save the loop start/end points of a WAV (preferably in MacOS) Any hints?
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Recurring artifacts trying to export a sound as 8-bit

I have a number of sound effects from my sound designer, and I'm currently trying to export them as 8-bit WAVs for my game. The advice from Artifacts when exporting sound as 8-bit WAV worked ...
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Exactly what additional data is embedded into .wav files for music production purposes?

We are working on a .wav file loader that not only extracts the actual audio data itself, but any additional fields that audio vendors may embed. What we are precisely looking for here is supporting ...
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Artifacts when exporting sound as 8-bit WAV

I lead a game-development team. My sound designer gave me some sound effects as 32-bit stereo sounds with a 44100 Hz sampling rate. The game (actually a mod of an old game) requires sounds to be 8-bit ...
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Why is my WAV file extremely quiet when it reads sound data at full volume in my audio editor?

I recently downloaded a music package of different WAV files. Some of the WAV files work fine and some of them look fine in every way, but they were inaudible. When I open them inside all music and ...
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Converting WAV to FLAC. Compression level 0 has higher bitrate than 8

So I just recently got into this lossless audio thing and mostly buy my music from beatport, bandcamp, qobuz etc. Most of these stores have the option to download as FLAC file but beatport only offers ...
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Normalizing many small WAV files?

I have a large collection of foleys that I recorded, and I want to normalize them all, or at least make them all have the same perceived loudness. Is there any program that can do this for me instead ...
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Using .wav files works fine in DAW while using converted .mp3 files doesn't

I am working on Arch Linux and am trying to create an intro movie for my Youtube channel. The idea is to play "intro.mp3" which is played only once and then "loop.mp3" which will be playing on low ...
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Does converting mp3 to wav make sense with regard to timing accuracy?

Think about a program where it is mission critical to sync audio playback with text being displayed on the screen. And timing of this sync must be perfect. Currently, I am having all sorts of trouble ...
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WAV file sounds from PC to many speakers around LARGE Slot Car & Train Layout-HELP!

I am building a LARGE train & slot car tracks layout. I have about 50 different WAV file sounds on my Desktop so far. I plan about 14 speakers (right now) top be placed in specific areas - one in ...
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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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Solving for Amplitude and Frequency in WAV files

So I'm able to successfully find all the information about a WAV file except the amplitude and the frequency (hertz) of the big sin function by reading the binaries in the file (which are ...
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Is there a way to increase WAV quality?

I have a WAV file with low quality. It cracks a little on some new Android devices. Is there a way (preferably a tool) to increase the quality of my file? I was thinking about maybe an interpolation ...
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Is there an ideal volume level for music files?

I am outputting WAV files from Sibelius and uploading to web distribution channels such as Google Play and SoundCloud. I don't want the volume to be too quiet or too loud, but I'm not sure how to go ...
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How do you compute the bitrate of a WAV file?

Consider a WAV file obtained from a standard redbook CD with 16 bit samples and 44.1 kHz sampling rate. How do you compute the bitrate of the uncompressed stream?
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Same volume level among all the songs

I am working on a research project related with wav files. I have wav files of different songs from different artist. I am going to extract some information/features from these audio files. Before ...
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Can any DTS stream be embedded in a WAV as is?

I have some DTS files that I’d like to embed inside WAV to trick various devices into sending them to my receiver. I know this is possible, but details are hard to come by. I have several examples of ...
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How to ensure uniform sound levels in multiple WAV files?

I require that the sound levels of all the songs for my project are uniform. The songs are from different albums and different artists, hence they are not uniform from the perspective of volume level. ...
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Mapping audio wav files to midi piano roll keyboard

I know about sound fonts but this requires me to make a wave file for each midi piano roll key. Is there a way or program to just have one audio wav file and have the midi piano roll key that is ...
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Differences in WAV files?

I'm trying to create audio files to be played by a very picky program. Creating a 32-bit float 22050Hz WAV file in Audacity seems to play fine. However, creating a 32-bit float 22050Hz WAV file with ...
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Why do mp3 files have a time delay when compared to wav files?

At first I thought this was a tempo issue when exporting my stems from fl studio to cubase. But when I zoomed in close enough and lined up the tracks they were perfect (ie. no stretching). The mp3 ...
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How to control signal (red noise) generator by another one (Rocket engine effect - Subtractive synthesis of sound)

I am programming some sound effects in Java and exporting them into .wav files. Currently, I am trying to program a rocket engine sound effect. I want to do it in the following way: The sound of a ...
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Convert wav with multiple data chunk to single data chunk

I need to convert a wav file with multiple "data" chunks to a wav file with a single data chunk which includes all others. I will do this operation for thousands of files, there's a tool to do this?
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Wav file matching

Is there a way to find / match two same recordings from different sources by analyzing the waveform of selected sounds. I have to find same recordings for reference purposes but nothing is labeled and ...
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WAV file recorded with wrong header

I have some WAV files that whose actual sound contents are at 44100Hz, but the headers incorrectly state that the sample rate is 48000Hz (I think this is due to the DAW setting its own sample rate OK ...
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Volume treatment in WAV (PCM) file

I'm working with data taken from the wav files (i.e. an array of integer values). Is it right to think of max volume of wave as the max value of the values from the wav file? I want to process these ...
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Stereo wavs unwantedly combined to polyphonic wav

I've recentley recorded some stereo atmos's for a job and I have used sound devices wave agent to add meta data, This caused them to be combined to a polyphonic wav, which still plays as a stereo file ...
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How can wav sample formats be predicted?

I've been developing an audio synthesizer and it's pretty much all up and running, but I've run into a bit of an issue while trying to load various audio. Everything works as intended to the best of ...
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Best quality encoding when exporting “8-bit 8kHz Mono WAV” sample in Audacity?

I would like to know if there is a difference in the quality of audio when choosing between 8-bit WAV formats in Audacity Export? My Current method: Change "Project Rate (Hz)" in the bottom left ...
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Sine wave making no sound

I'm experimenting with generating sound programmatically. As I understand the math, I think I'm creating a 5-second long mono-channel sine wave at the frequency of "middle C," but when I play back the ...
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Can anyone offer examples of valid BWF files for study?

I'm writing code to create BWF files from scratch, and it would help me to have a couple of working files to use as reference. I have the WAV part down, been doing that for years. But adding the ...
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How to tag the sound segments in Audacity

I am working with large amount of short wav-files (over 900 of them). The upper track is used as a reference (low quality) under which I arrange complementary smaller wav files (highest quality). It ...
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Generate sound file from Db or SPL graph

I have a chart that shows values of the sound amplitude (in Db and SPL) measured in one point of the space as a function of the time. Could be possible to generate an audio file using these values? If ...
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Volume loss upon exporting wav from Ableton Live

Upon exporting track to a wav , it creates a very quiet file as opposed to the volume while playing in Ableton Live . I export my master channel of course, which db, frequencies and mastering are fine,...
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convert to mp3 or lower the samplingrate

I have a question regarding sound quality - its a question about whether I should choose betwteen two strategies where the purpose is to preserver good sound quality at the one hand - and to reduce ...
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Difference in WAV files?

I have two WAV files that I'm playing via a program that I made. One plays and one doesn't. I read somewhere that WAV files are container files... What does that mean?
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Is there a losslessly compressed audio file?

Anyone who works with audio either as a hobby or as a professional knows about MP3 and WAV, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Namely: MP3 (most commonly MPEG III) disadvantage: lossy ...
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sampling rate in .wav file

Hi everyone! I'm a newbie in sound generating and currently I'm coding assembly for playing a .wav file. What I have learned by all my searching is that in the structure of a .wav file there is some ...
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ADPCM codec info, mac converter, etc

So i'm dealing with the C4 engine right now, and its audio capabilities are pretty spartan. For compressed streams, the only codec it allows is ADPCM. Most of the information i can find on this codec ...
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How to create cue-sheet for long WAV file?

I have a big WAV file that contains a set of a bunch of songs mixed together. Is there a way I could define "bookmarks" or cue-splits so I can play that cue and have each track separated (pointing to ...
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Loop and release sections on Wavs

Hi All I was wondering what, or if, there is a programme on osx I can use (free would be a plus) that will let me export audio files with looping sections. I.e. A wav that will end at one point if ...
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Open Source Software for Batch converting WAV to BWF for free?

Hi, Does anyone know an open source software package that can batch convert WAV-files to BWF? I can only find paid and non open source packages (rematacator for example). The project I'm working is ...