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How do I extend the duration of a Waveform in Adobe Audition?

I have a waveform that is about 2 seconds long and I would like to extend its length by about 1 second to add an echo effect at the end of the original clip. How do I extend the duration of the ...
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Waveform comparision, similarity detection software?

I am trying to find a software that can compare several waveforms together and extract the similarities between them. Basically, I have a few pieces which have been generatively composed and I wish ...
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What is a waveform a graph of?

What is a waveform, like the ones on SoundCloud a graph of? What labels would you put on the axes? For example, this is a waveform of Morse code. I can tell that the X-axis is time, but what is the Y-...
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How do I fix odd waveform/playback import issues in Ableton Live?

I recorded a few tracks in Ableton Live for a client, then exported them so he could have a friend pitch correct them using Melodyne. After getting the tracks back and importing them into Ableton ...
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How to remove this unnecessary high waveform that prevents me from amplifying to the highest possible (but still fine) decibel?

I want to remove all these high waveform (there are about 8 in this 5 minutes track, which I bookmarked), because if I select all > effect > Amplify, It only amplify about 3.2 db, but if I exclude ...
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Understanding waveform representation?

I am new to audio things and I have trouble understand the waveform representation, e.g. in Audacity the y-axis goes from -1 up to +1 (please see screenshot below). What does this mean? What does the ...
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Playing a Waveform Image

I am looking for a way to play custom waveform image via a phone app or even a website. Basically something just like Skin Motion but something that can be read via a picture. Does anyone know if ...
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Explaining in laymen terms the difference between a recorded waveform sound levels and SPL levels [closed]

Sorry for the horrible title! I'll cut to the chase... I have a noisy neighbour and hear a lot of 'Impact Sounds', I believe the frequencies are < 100 Hz. The council advised me to use 'The Noise ...
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Do inverse/reverse sawtooth waves sound different to human ears than forward sawtooth waves?

Do the 2 sound waves in the picture (same frequency) sound different?
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Need help to understand the basic components of sound

I'm a software developer and I am trying to understand sound a bit better for a project I want to start working on. Sorry if this is a bad place for this, if needed I can delete and repost elsewhere. ...
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Clipped sound although waveform never flattens out

I was listening to a song and noticed the drums sounding very compressed/clipped, but when I actually took a look at the waveform, this is how it looks: Now I'm wondering whether there is some kind ...
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Is there any application that can generate waveform and sine waves of audio files?

I'm trying to find an application that can generate waveform and sine waves of whatever audio file I input. I require this application for my college project, it is a research on sound and ...
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What is the actual waveform of step signals recorded onto a vinyl?

If a step signal (sudden signal change, square waves etc.) is recorded onto a vinyl record, what would be the resulting waveform actually captured on the final disk?
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Difference between frame and sample in waveform

As far as I understand, a frame consist of multiple samples and both are kind-of a point in a time series. My questions are : What's the difference between sample and frame? Why define two different ...
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App that quickly analyzes waveforms and displays tones

I used to have a light program on my PC that would let you record a short audio file and would display useful information such as note length and tone. It was an extremely helpful tool for ...
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Highlight peaking parts on a waveform?

When I edit voiceovers I normalize several times: First I normalize the entire track then search for peaking parts and isolate them, normalize again and find more peaking parts until I'm satisfied. ...
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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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How to extract voice track from song?

I have several audio files of a song, performed in various languages, with the same backing. I want to extract the vocals from one of the audio files. However, the obvious approach (getting sample ...
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Is it possible for two identical waveforms to have different spectrograms?

Is it possible for two identical waveforms to have different spectrograms ? I am rookie in this field so please pardon if something is wrong with this question.
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Guessing the sound (timbre) from a visual (waveform shape), vice versa

I recently purchased a wavetable synth, and I was trying to figure out an easier way to create the sounds I have in my head. Unfortunately, most of the time I fumble around and leave it to trial and ...
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Vertically shifted waveform

I'm trying to make a vinyl rip sound clean as a digital copy in several steps and the first is increasing high frequencies slightly and turning down the overall gain to prevent clipping. Whoever wants ...
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Maximum frequency of monaural beat frequency?

If I am attempting to make a monaural beat from two frequencies by playing two frequencies with equal amplitudes simultaneously, what is the maximum difference I can have between those two frequencies ...
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Capture sound waves

I'm trying to capture sound wave patterns from mp3s. At the moment I'm doing screen grabs from audacity, then fixing them up in photoshop. Does anyone know any other software I could use for this? ...
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What type of information can I get from the waveform and the spectrum of audio?

If I have the spectrogram and waveform of a clip of audio what sort of information can I gather by looking at those two things?
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Technical term for the visualization of an audio track?

What's the technical term for the visualization of an audio track as used in music production software? This image shows what I mean: http://alisocreek.net/vo-article-graphics/Sound_Wave.jpg The image ...