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Chris Watson's 'River Mara At Night'

Kind of a long shot here but does anyone have a clue what's making those sounds on 'River Mara At Night' from Chris Watson's 'Stepping Into The Dark'? You know, the ones that sound like glowing alien ...
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CARMAGEDDON RECORDING PLANS?

So if anyone hasn't already heard, they are doing massive roadwork on the 405 freeway between the 10 and 101 freeways. Has anyone figured out a way to record the destruction of one or all of the 3 ...
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Dealing with lavalier mic bleed in post

Greetings venerable masters, able journeyman, and avid apprentices like myself. I'm cutting and mixing the sound I recorded for a very small television interview program in PT8. I ran hardwired ...
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Sound Sculptures & Installations

I guess this might interest many of you guys so i put the link bellow! http://www.tsimpountiii.gr/en/technology-tech/sound-sculptures-installations/
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How to recreate the lead/distorted bass in Awolnation - Sail?

I'm not new to music, but a newbie at sound design ! Hence I'm having a lot of fun, but all this is a bit... Hm, overwhelming, to say the least. Anyway, I'm looking to recreate something similar to ...
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Audio within region randomly shifting out of sync in Logic Pro X

I've been editing a podcast in Logic Pro X and a really odd thing happened where I was trimming regions and then putting them together, and while the regions are cut where I cut them, the audio within ...
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Unrealistically low round-trip latency measured

I am trying to determine the roundtrip latency of a dusty old Toneport UX8 audio interface I have laying around, and I am getting some unexpected results. I am testing using CEntrance ASIO Latency ...
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Overwriting selection with background noise (not silence)

I've got to edit a voice recording (removing breath, click, ahhhs, …), but since the track is part of a video, I can't just cut the unwanted parts out, otherwise the lipsyncing would be corrupted. So ...
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Crackling sound from PC to speakers via mixer

I am new to any audio work. I have an Intel NUC PC with a 3.5mm TRRS out. It doesn't have a have grounded mains plug (I am in the UK). This is connected to a Motu Stage B16 mixer via a TRRS to left/...
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Could a 3.5mm to usb adapter stand as a subtitute for external power for a condenser mic?

My dad purchased a lavalier microphone (one with a 3.5 mm connector) for business meetings and was unaware that it needed a power supply. Could a simple 3.5 mm to usb converter power it via USB? If ...
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Decompressing a track during mastering?

I was watching the video for Skrillex's Mumbai Power where he famously shows Izotope's Insight reading -3.7 LUFS for a short portion of the track before the second drop: ...
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How is a hiss removed “under the hood”?

What I mean is, not which app/option/button to use to remove a hissing sound, but how does the tool one uses to remove the hiss do that. Does it remove every low-volume noise? Does it break the sound ...
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Multi-channel recording of sounds in a car using multiple microphones

I'm new to the field. I would like to set up a decent quality (at least 16 bit, 22kHz) multi-channel recording experiment using at least 6 microphones with a budget of ~100-300 bucks to record sounds ...
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Converting Notes to CC Values in Digital Performer

I am fairly new to Digital Performer and have been given a midi stream and an Audio Unit (AU) instrument. Unfortunately, the midi stream was made when the instrument used notes as control codes to ...
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Trying to find a particular sound from a synthesizer from this song

I hope this isn't marked as a duplicate question because there is another question very similar to this but the song is different. I have struggle for many weeks to find the exact sound from the ...
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Røde NT-USB produces static noise depending on the USB cable

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask my question, so please remind me if this is the case. The problem I just discovered that my USB microphone produces static noise (not sure if this is ...
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Unknown polar pattern on bought MXL 990 mic

I just got MXL 990 Heritage Edition, for recording guitar and vocals. However, when opening the box I saw the polar pattern on the box. It's something like this. It doesn't fully resemble a cardioid ...
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How to make a reverb sound like this?

I am using FL Studio and I have tried reverbs and impulse responses, but I just can't seem to get a similar result. Many of the impulse responses sound too muffled or harsh. Is there any way to ...
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How Are The Mic Placement Standard Techniques Desided On

Most information I can get on the internet about mic placement is on specific placements for certain recorded instruments or sounds but I was wondering how those recommendations are decided on. Is it ...
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How can I convert MIDI files to WAV using the Windows sound font?

I am interested in converting some old MIDI files to WAV using the default Windows MIDI soundfont (for nostalgic reasons), located at C:\windows\system32\drivers\gm.dls. I am aware I can simply play ...
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Adjusting carrier and modulation for a clear vocoder sound?

I'm currently trying to put some speech through a vocoder and add a melody. I'm using Reaktor 6 and the vocoder from this collection. I connected an oscillator (and sequencer) to the carrier input and ...
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Possible ground loop when recording audio via phantom power into laptop through old audio interface

I recently attempted to start recording with my old audio interface (Audio Kontrol 1) in my new laptop (Windows 10), and got a horrible high-pitched metallic noise (specifically 3 distinct peaks ...
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Can you reduce noise by decreasing input impedance with a resistive load?

A general question but inspired by a specific example so framed as such. I have powered studio monitors attached to a computer's unbalanced headphone port, and there is some amount of underlying ...
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How to improve this piano sound

I play the piano and use FL with Keyscape to record my songs/cover.. But the sound seems very cold, expecially in mid frequencies, so:could you please help me to understand what I should do to improve ...
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Reaper auto panning based on conditions

I am currently evaluating Reaper v6.08 and I wonder if it's possible to pan based on certain conditions. Detailed explanation: I have two tracks, A and B. A is panned 100% Left B is panned 100% ...
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Converting M4A/AAC Low Profile to any other format always causes clipping… why?

So I'd like to send this file to my voice teacher through WhatsApp with the comfort of a play button... but converting it to any WhatsApp supported format causes the audio to be strongly clipped... ...
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Fairlight (Davinci Resolve 16.2) Upmix chain

I am new to sound design. I am a filmmaker. I will be endeavoring to upmix a stereo source to 5.1 manually with the tools available to me in Fairlight within DaVinci Resolve (DR) 16.2 My first ...
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How works perforated acoustic wood panels?

Perforated acoustic wood panels seem to flourish everywhere in public places nowadays. I saw them installed as room separators, on walls (with or without an air gap), and even on a classroom ceiling. ...
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why the deconvolved response and impulse response in soundcheck has unit of Pa/s?

I am recently try to figure out the time selective response algorithm of soundcheck. I found: It uses a logarithmic sweep sine as a stimulus, x(t) for example, with unit of Volt. The excitation ...
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Fix stuttering audio

I have a long piece of recorded audio which has many regular gaps of silence: When you zoom in you can see it like this: Is there any way of removing these regular gaps of silence? They are around "...
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Connect stereo L+R pair to 2x stereo IKEA FREKVENS speakers

After waiting for a year or two I’m superhappy with the Frekvens lights and audio units. For sure it’s no pro audio but hey, nice for playing around... I’m now puzzeling for the right setup and ...
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Question about Hi-Res Audio printed on headphone box

I've noticed that the Sennheiser HD 650 has Hi-Res Audio printed on the box but the ATH-AD2000X box doesn't seem to have that. I was wondering what that meant for the ATH-AD2000X, is it not also Hi-...
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Mackie pro recording and only showing audio from one input

So I have a Mackie ProFX16v3 and when I try to record from that into my computer via USB only the first input on the board actually sends to my PC. I tried moving that cable to other channels and ...
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How to use a jack route as a single audio-filter with ffmpeg

I have configured Ardour and there, An audio track takes input from a Jack-Sink device Applies some effects by using some Aux-Send Outputs the final audio to Master which is a Jack-Client Now, I ...
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Ableton's Analog Voices

I have a question regarding the voices in Analog. So when you turn on unisono and choose 2 voices, does that mean my original voice plus 2? Or 2 altogether? When I use both oscillators then that ...
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Is it possible for Matlab to read and decode an mp3 file?

I have run the following Matlab code and I got a signal as shown in the Figure below. [y, fs] = audioread(mp3file); y1 = y(:,1); y2 = y(:,2); dt = 1/fs; t1 = 0:dt:(length(y1)*dt)-dt; t2 = 0:dt:(...
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How to test the polarity of a speaker driver?

Given a speaker driver with no obvious markings, how should one determine the connection polarity? I'm aware of the method of using a DC voltage to see which way the cone moves, (noise - Does DC ...
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What are correct dialogue loudness levels for mixing across different content types?

So I'm interested in what the correct dialogue loudness levels are for different content types. Assume I am mixing in an environment that is aligned for -20dBFS Pink Noise (single channel) to deliver ...
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How does one get timecode onto a 5d Mark IV from a Sound Devices MixPre-3 II?

I know how the audio recorder/mixer works. It can send out timecode. The question is, Can the Canon 5D Mark IV take that timecode in? Sometimes a 3.5mm input can take in a timecode signal. Does ...
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How do I detect the sound files used in an audio file?

There is an audio file with a soundtrack, SFXs, and voice-overs. I have all of these included elements separately as original audio files. I need to detect which file is used in what point (...
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Configure audio interface buffer size for system use in windows 7

I was just wondering if there's any way to change te buffer size that my audio interface is using while its being used as the system's (W7) default audio device for domestic multimedia aplications ...
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Why can I not record ambisonics in Unity with Google Resonance?

I've set up Unity (2018.4.0f1 LTS) with the Google Resonance project and I'm attempting to record an ambisonic environment with the Resonance Audio Listener component - however on hitting Record, ...
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ffmpeg silenceremove on 2 track audio

Is there any way to use silenceremove on file with 2 audio tracks, to trim silence only when the silence is on both audio tracks? File info: .mp4 with 2 stereo audio tracks(aac) I've already tried ...
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How do I loop a WAV file?

For Halloween I've done my front yard up in Pirate style. I have a couple of cannon that I've got the smoke & a red light working at 30 second intervals (too long going to cut it down to 20. My ...
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Logitech Speakers Constantly Cutting Out

Recently, I installed a set of Logitech Z333 speakers by my desk. I've had these speakers for roughly a year now and they've never done what I'm about to describe until I started using them with my pc....
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Loading Cakewalk TTS-1 synth presets into the Step Sequencer (Cakewalk)

Cakewalk's built-in synth TTS-1 gives the ability to record notes in the Step Sequencer. However ,only the first preset in the active bank loads into the step sequencer automatically and the ...
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Are there stereo systems that play music slower?

While building a mobile app that plays music for fitness classes, I was asked to add a feature that allows the user to speed up the tempo of the music 0-4% to compensate for some gym stereo systems ...
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Why not use more than 48kHz with HeSuVi

So I recently installed the HeSuVi app in preparation for the t50rp Mk3 headphones I've ordered (hoping that they'll sound good enough running directly from my Creative AE-5 sound-card and that I won'...
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Maximum sound pressure

Can someone explain this please? The dynamic range that can be represented by a 32-bit (floating point) file is 1528 dB. Since the greatest difference in sound pressure on Earth can be about 210 dB, ...
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Di-Box, Audio interface or Both for live performances in theatres?

I'm a juggler, selling a circus-musical to theatres in Europe and I have been gradually buying all the equipment that I need to perform with, without borrowing it from each theatre I go to. One issue ...

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