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In Audacity, you can approach this in at least two ways, depending on the nature of the bit you want to silence and the surrounding material. The simple way is to highlight the section of the track / channel and select "Generate... Silence" from the menu. The suggested duration will be the length of your selection. This is a harsh edit, and very likely ...


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I like to take some interesting ambiences and pass them through a short doppler effect. You can generate a lot of varied material rather quickly and have precise control over the length. It works great with natural elements such as wind but I've had some surprisingly good results with machinery, there is quite a large opportunity for experimentation with ...


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You could use sox sox infile outfile gain −n −3 will normalise the level to -3 dB relative to full scale deflection.


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Audacity is a great tool for this kind of work. You might be able to make a slightly better sound using a sampler that can crossfade across different sounds for different pitches, but I'm not sure if the result would be worth the extra effort. It sounds to me like the problem with your "current best" is that you either aren't looking for zero crossings when ...


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There are 5 stages/phases in a Album production: Recording > Editing > Mixing > Mastering > Printing. It's worth naming "Pre-production", which is before the 5 steps and can be very important to make things go better. Pre-production can be a wide variety of things. All from making the music arrangements, defining artist identity, vision, and intention; to ...


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That's still an EQ, you just cut the bands to -infinity. More specifically, you would want to use a shelf EQ if you have it. Also sometimes called high pass and low pass filters.


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Ah, the dreaded re-conform. There'a a variety ways to do this, on a variety of budget levels and time turn around situations. Software packages out there like Virtual Katy and Conformalizer work by comparing EDLs or working with Change Notes. While they can work very well as I've heard, I wouldn't be too surprised if you still have to massage all the ...


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What you need is a sequencer that can also handle audio data, or an audio suite that also handles sequencing. Collectively, these programs are known as Digital Audio Workstations, commonly abbreviated DAWs. While the term "DAW" technically refers only to audio editing (waveforms), it's very common for a DAW to also support MIDI sequencing, or to be more of a ...


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Note that SyxEx data is, by its very nature, vendor specific. Supporting detailed SysEx editing would require custom work for each MIDI synth ever made. EMagic's Sounddriver did this, but was discontinued shortly after Apple bought EMagic. You can accomplish a lot of MIDI and SysEx manipulation with Logic's environment, though it is awkward, poorly ...


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The separation of instruments from a mix is something that seems easy to us. Humans can concentrate, for example, on a specific instrument being played in an orchestra. We can do this because we are very good at grouping harmonics into a 'tone', and associating characteristic timbre with an instrument. We are also good at filling in what isn't there with ...


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Quick answer - No I haven't heard of any but I've heard about research being done on the field. The greatest theoretical problem with de-mixing is knowing what to subtract. When we mix, we add A and B which are both known signals. But when we try to do the opposite, we need to know in advance what B is. This would render the process useless in most cases ...


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The human voice is one of the most versatile synthesizers going and I've recorded many whooshes that can be used as base sounds and then layered with other sound textures.


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Your simplest option may just be to find the same words spoken by the same individual in an earlier part of the interview and splice them in. It will sound much closer to the correct speech than an artificially generated sample. This issue is the main reason why you don't cut until well after the end of the interview or scene.


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There is no such tool that I'm aware of and I'm not even sure what exactly the output of such a tool would look like. What is available, however, is the ability to use the integration between Adobe applications to work on the audio track in Premiere directly in Audition so that you shouldn't have to manage it yourself like this. In fact, I believe it may ...


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It kinda matters what order you put them in but everyone has a different order that they like and then sometimes you adjust for issues. Most Channel strips let you change the order of at least some of the modules. I tend to default to EQ/DYN/De-es/multiband but everyone is different. Sometimes you might need 2 of certain processes, 1 to fix an issue, ...


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I can see two reasons why you'd use a gate while recording instead of in editing : 1. You're broadcasting live. 2. You're using outboard equipment. A gate should, generally, be first in your audio chain but in your case you might want to put it after your noise reduction. You never want to put it after the compressor! If you do it in editing you have ...


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I think the leaders in this field are without a doubt iZotope and Zynaptiq. iZotope RX is just the most incredible tool for separating sounds using FFT and spectrographic analysis: https://www.izotope.com/en/products/repair-and-edit/rx.html To see what it's really capable of you should check out the work that Michael Wabro did separating the soundtrack and ...


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Writing a resume can be a door opener, not very likely but it just might. I wouldn't worry about formal formatting unless applying for major company jobs. In my mind, short, to the point and easy to read is what matters. A brief description of you as a person and what you have done previously is fine. Dont write "up" what you've done. If you have no ...


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Anyone familiar with this technique??? http://designingsound.org/2010/02/charles-deenen-special-100-whooshes-in-2-minutes/


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"i'm afraid i could confuse a low amplitude region with an empty one" Hiya, if you delete the "Audio Files" folder after spotting all offline clips will be greyed out. The recordings have a colour, so you will easily be able to tell what's a spot clip and what's a recording.


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Welcome! My personal take on it is that they aren't used much but it's nice to have one on hand that someone can casually view for more information on their own. The one I have made though is sorted by order of what I believe to be most important from the top down: Name, regional location (Los Angeles, CA for instance but not the address), phone#, IMDB ...


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Take discernable dialogue out (especially where they don't have a motivated contextual purpose), or mangle it so the words of the callout aren't intelligable. Ensures there's no distraction and that the BGz are fully M&E compatible.


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A show usually has a leader reference tone and also has pops, known as sync pops or head pops (versus tail pops) or casually just called "2 pop". The reference tone is in regard to calibration level, the 2 pop is (secondarily for calibration) but primarily for ensuring sync - especially when we';re talking about ProTools sessions containing the ...


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Depending on what sorts of editing you want to do, you might be better off doing your audio editing within your video editor itself. I have used Premiere and Final Cut Pro, and both have fairly serviceable audio editing and effect processing support. For more detailed audio editing, Logic Studio has excellent support for editing audio with a reference video, ...


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You can either trim the end of the region by dragging it from the right bottom corner of the region. Or you can use the scissors tool (Esc, then 5), split the region 8 bars in and delete the half that is silent (then double click Esc to go back to the pointer tool). Alternatively, in the piano roll, you can set the end marker for the region - it is shown ...


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MountainX, I don't know if you ever got the answer you needed but I just found out how to do it. If you have a stereo recording in Audacity you click on "Audio Track" at the left of the stereo channel you're looking for. You'll see Split Stereo Track in the drop down menu and then you can edit a specific segment of the audio in that channel alone


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