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setting a session for dialogue editing (question about John Purcell book)

I am reading the john purcell book, and finding it very useful, I need to set my session at best way to improve my work, right now I am editing dialogue and will have to mix too a low budget movie, ...
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Newbie who wants to record nature sounds on a budget

I'm new to field recording but not studio recording. I'd like to buy a portable recorder and mic for under $400 US (approximately). Having researched online, can I get away with a cheaper recording ...
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How Software Automatic Mouth synthesis speech

Does anyone know by what mechanisms the Software Automatic Mouth (SAM) that is used for text-to-speech on machines including Commodore computers synthesized speech? The manual for the product mentions ...
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exporting .wav as .m4a creating sync issue in audacity

Edit: it's 0.0330s delay, not half a second sorry. ALso the problem occurs when converting the wav to .m4a in ffmpeg using the basic ffmpeg -i input.wav output.m4a, and I used the newest release of ...
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Improve quality of music recorded from a telephone call

I have recorded some hold music from a telephone call using the headphone out jack from my smartphone, running to the line-in of my Focusrite audio interface and from there to Audacity running on the ...
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Can you tell which percussion instrument this is?

(I didn't find the song on youtube neither on soundcloud so spotify it is.) I just want to know which percurssive element is this, so i can find a sample of it or a library. The sound plays at 0:30 (...
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Is a shorter range frequency response better for audio quality

So i'm a designing a speaker system and im choosing between two midrange drivers: Tymphany TC9FD18-08 3-1/2" and Peerless SLS-85S25CP04-04 3-1/2" the frequency responses are 100 to 20,000hz and 70 to ...
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My stereo sound goes when i plug in mic

So i am using headphones like normal iPhone earbuds in my pc. since it doesnt have a mic i bought a separate lapel mic. Now when i use my heaphones, the stereo works fine (i can tell the difference ...
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Move high pitched sounds from left to right speaker

I'm deaf for high pitched sounds (above 6 KHz) in my left ear. This means when I'm listening to music with headphones I miss part of the percursive or higher harmonic sounds. If I try to balance the ...
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Designing Sound Effects For Digital UI

I'm trying to get better sound design and I wanted to tackle the area of digital sounds for UI that you'd see in a sci-fi thriller or something like that. Something like the sounds at the beginning of ...
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All my mixer states gone - FL Studio

When i reopened my project all my mixer channels (besides the Main one) and their effects racks were completely purged. The effects volume states are still there, and when the sound plays the volume ...
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Exporting audio in Nuendo five

i am using nuendo five on a PC, i have several tracks in my project and I want to export them as one stereo mp3. when I click file export - then audio mix down the export audio misdown box opens but ...
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Recording app with video playback / remote solution

Hi, I am trying to find a solution to record foley in my recording booth while seeing a looping quicktime movie on my ipad. Is there any app that would allow me to do this? To avoid all the file ...
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How to add fills and short sections in FL Studio?

Let me explain. In fl studio in both the piano roll and the playlist view every 16 beats the colours switch between grey and a lighter grey alternatively if you have a 4/4 time signature. With a lot ...
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MIDI noise and latency problems

I have just bought a Roland A49 MIDI controller. I'm using Reaper as my DAW. I've installed the drivers, and I know that my controller is talking to my DAW, as I am getting a correct red signal ...
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Obscuring voice recordings

I'm trying to design a relatively simple (electronic) device for obscuring/jamming voice recordings with a laptop microphone. I've read that playing white noises in the background doesn't mask over ...
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Open source software/library/tool/patch/… for converting audio to MIDI suggestions?

Having found 2 open source tools that can convert any audio file to midi, I'm still interested if there are others (for comparison). I've tried WaoN and Audio_to_midi_melodia. But not all samples ...
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What is the effect used here that resembles a distorted guitar?

I am building a project for my music technology module in University and would like to know how to imitate this effect. Originally, I thought it was guitar but after having watched a video of the band ...
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Connecting keyboard, soundmodule, and a PC

How do I connect a keyboard, sound module, and pc so that a song played on the keyboard can be played back afterward, but the sounds heard both during the recording and the playback is that of the ...
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Sound effect library management on Windows?

I'm starting to have a little collection of various sound effects, and I was looking for a program to help me find them more easily than with iTunes or searching through Windows. I know of Basehead ...
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Possibility of usage of wireless gaming headset with TV using USB-A dongle

I have a Logitech G533 wireless headphone which works with a USB-A dongle tx/rx. I used it's dongle to connect the headset with various devices, without problem, as follows: 1. Personal computer USB ...
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making a tree crack and creak and falling with sound synthesis

I'm have a good grasp of basic synthesis but need to make some sounds synthetically quite quickly for a project, and am not sure where to start It is a the cracking and creaking as a tree or large ...
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Logically ANDing two tracks together

I have two audio tracks, X and Y, which are similar, but both have things added to them. I want to take X and Y, and produce a new track Z with only the lower value of every frequency of each track ...
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Wich of these… are the best configuration, in Lame v3.100, CMD´s command line?

I tried and compared all of these preset´s configurations. The idea is to get and rich out the BEST QUALITY of SOUND POSIBLE, Don´t care the file size. With the best Bass or Low Frecuencies, and not ...
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LAME: Why is a lowpass filter used with --preset insane

After analysing various converted mp3's I've found out that the LAME encoder uses a lowpass filter for the insane preset (CBR 320), but the filter seems to be disabled for the extreme preset (VBR V0). ...
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Poor recording quality of Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 after multieffect unit

I am using Zoom G3xn as multieffect for my guitar and when I plug my headphones directly to Zoom and use some overdrive patches, quality is perfect, but when I plug output of Zoom into instrument ...
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Meaning of Feat. | Pres. | Vs. | &

Looking at my music collection, I just wonder... what do these mean: Author Z feat. Author W (featuring) Author X pres. Author Y (presents) Author Y vs. Author Q (versus) Author A & Author B (and)...
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MICROPHONE - How is this PIN actually called?

I have a Yeti Blue mic that I am now setting up. I got the 3/8 to 5/8 thread adapter, but the mic is just too high up the horizontal boom arm, so I actually wanted to drop it down a bit. I was ...
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Quantizing audio

Quantizing MIDI is a piece of cake and every program/DAW that supports MIDI does it. But say I'm working with raw audio instead, say maybe a guitar line I just recorded, and the performer's timing is ...
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My first field mic. [closed]

I'm in the market for a quality shotgun mic for field recording, foley, ADR, etc.... Budget: less than $1,200. I really like the Sennheiser MKH 416, but haven't had a chance to try many others. I ...
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I have this acoustic guitar pickup. What is a good software for it?

I have bought this cheap (10$) guitar pickup for an acoustic guitar, which I have connected it to my laptop's 3.5mm microphone port: This is for a 14 years old kid. What program can he use to remove ...
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How can I make the sound of fly or mosquito?

I wonder how can I make the sound of a mosquito or a fly or any kind of insect? I prefer a comic sound.
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Routing asio soundcard output to a PC input device

I'm using an asio sound card with Ableton live, and would like to route audio input through Ableton and then into another application such as Discord or OBS. I know there's a non-asio solution to do ...
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Sennheiser MKH 418S power adapter

What is the power adapter for Sennheiser MKH 418S Stereo Mic? I've an adapter MZA 14, provided by the reseller, but it gives a mono output only. Is there any other adaptor recommended for the same Mic ...
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Is there a convention to categorize different levels of stereo enhancement?

In making sound files, I want to label different variations of the same sound that have different levels of stereo enhancements, one for being when the effect sounds more mono-channel and the other ...
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Hospital Reception Sound Recording

I'm new to this forum but have quite a few questions packed in one for a shoot I'm doing soon. We want to record a scene with a subject waiting in a hospital reception (no dialogue), and create a ...
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Is a cheap external DAC sufficient to connect 4x 250W powered PA speakers and an active subwoofer?

I want to set up a 4.1 surround sound "square" (5m x 5m) at the end of a long room (5m x 18m) for an art installation which will run for a few months, where participants will stand in the middle of ...
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how to get rid of a loud buzzing noise when I try to record?

I have an MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB recording audio into Sonar x3. When I try to record, my voice is very very low. You can barely ...
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Demo Reel feedback for student

I put together a short demo reel to submit while I am applying for internships, and was hoping that some of you wonderful folks could possibly give some feedback. I have lots of music recording ...
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how do I connect two headsets with microphone to make a intercom kind of system [closed]

Want to connect two headphones with mic so that two persons can talk over it as over a phone call. Please Help. Thank you
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Understanding the Wet/Dry Knobs & Feedback for a Delay Plugin

Note: I'm using Logic Pro X and referring to the "Echo" delay plugin specifically, but I'm sure all delays are the same. The "Echo" plugin is seen below: Does the "wet" percentage refer to the volume ...
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Sound Design: any sound effects library with rolling ball bearing sounds?

Does anyone know of a sound effects pack or website that contains a decent set of rolling ball bearing/hardball (e.g marbles etc.) sounds? I'm specifically looking for a ball rolling along a small ...
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Is it possible to make this kind of voice-modulation setup?

This is largely hypothetical: the answers I receive here will determine whether or not I and the peope involved even move forward with this project. I am part of a group hoping to build a series of ...
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Focusrite 18i20 to SONY HDR-PJ780VE Camcorder

I have a Focusrite 18i20 Audio Interface, and want to record the sound when i video my drum sessions on my SONY Camcorder, model no: HDR-PJ780VE I have tried connecting the headphone 2 outlet on the ...
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Audio-Interface to computer - multiple separate channels

I know this might be too broad or too subjective, but I'm hitting a wall here. I record short videos from time to time and also produce music. I bought a Behringer Xenyx X1222USB to use the ...
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Waves 360 bundle only works in stereo in Adobe Audition

My question: Why do the waves360 plugins work only in stereo mode in Adobe Audition CC? I add them to the 5.1 channels. I have a 5.1 speaker system for monitoring when mixing. Waves Um226 and s360 ...
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Miss Independent Synth

I've been trying to design a synth with the characters of the synth that occurs right at the beginning of this song. I get close, but there's something missing and I'm not sure what it is. I know that ...
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Project not bouncing to MP3 because of Master Track in Channel Strip List

I accidentally inserted a Master track into my list of Channel Strips (I'm new, not sure what that does, but I can't get rid of it). I just want to bounce my project to MP3 but it seems like nothing ...
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Problem with SD card and new Zoom H5

In my testing of my new Zoom H5, I foolishly did not test the standalone recording capabilities, which require a working SD card. I tried using the included SD card. When I tried to format it, I got ...
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How do I make this sound in Logic Pro?

I'm using Logic Pro X. I really like the keyboard sound in the melody that starts right at the beginning of this song: . To be super clear, the first note of the bar ...

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