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Should I use pedals for guitar effects while recording?

I wouldn't record using FX unless I was very sure about the end result I wanted and how it would sit in the mix, just to leave my options open since you can't go back and remove the FX. On the other ...
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A quest to construct a bagpipe ensemble from one sound only

You're actually kind of hitting the laws of chaos theory. One thousand pipers in a large space is chaotic [my feeling about bagpipes aside ;) Each bagpipe has four simultaneous notes, three drones and ...
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What do classical radio stations do to their tracks to normalize audio volume?

It's 'simply a compressor'... however it's a very specialised type of compressor. There are probably others in this field, but the go-to name for radio compression is Optimod by Orban Optimod is, to ...
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What do classical radio stations do to their tracks to normalize audio volume?

Yes, it is simply a compressor - typically you'd use one with a relatively low threshold and ratio. And some may store metadata for the whole track once it has been compressed/normalised once. I know ...
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Can I use a guitar effects pedal for any electric instrument?

Definitely. "Guitar" effects have almost never been used only for guitar. Keyboard and bass players in particular have long used effect pedals. Effects pedals have also been used live and in studios ...
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How to avoid acoustic feedback when having heavy vocal effects during a live performance?

The trouble with using compressors live is that they magically transform themselves from devices which reduce the peaks of the performance into ones that turn up the quiet bits. Your three compressors ...
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Can I use a guitar effects pedal for any electric instrument?

If you have the right inputs (1/4 mono jack) it will work The sound you'll get mostly depends on the type of pedal that is being used (delay and reverbs sound good on all instruments whereas most ...
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Tyre screech recreation

This is a nice one... http://deauditievedienst.tumblr.com/post/42278000168/foley-trick-how-to-record-the-sound-of-screeching It's from Arnoud Traa, a Sound Designer/Recordist from Amsterdam.
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How to achieve the strange vocal effect on this track?

This sounds like a pitched & chopped vocal track. The idea is as follows , first take the vocal track and either pitch it up or speed it up.(If you speed it up it also gets pitched up , but if ...
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How to quickly find a pattern's effects in FL Studio

There does not seem to be a shortcut to jump from a pattern on the playlist to its corresponding mixer channel. I assume this is because it is possible to combine multiple channel rack instruments ...
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Why does Adobe Audition compute the effects that are disabled?

Yes. There is a very good reason why DAW's do this. Specifically, the DAW will always take into account channel latency across all tracks currently active in the DAW whether the inserted plugins are ...
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How to make gunfire like in Cave arcade shmups?

I'm only going to tackle one aspect of this - I'm ignoring the implied 'how do I use a DAW' aspect, as it's well outside the remit of this stack. The way you set this up could likely depend on the ...
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Proper Order to Apply Multiple Effects - Cheat Sheet

There is no cheat sheet because you can use them in any order depending on exactly what effect you want to create. Literally, anything goes. Now, that said, if you want a specific output, then you can ...
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How to do live vocals effectson microphone input, using LMMS?

Ardour does it. that's almost free. SOX does it. that is just built in. http://sox.sourceforge.net/sox.html#EFFECTS You can get a list of your inputs a few ways sox -d -e ms-adpcm -b 16 -c 1 -r 8000 ...
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live effects using usb on mixer

Looking at the spec you can only get the stereo channel via, so would only be useful for adding mix bus effects such as compression, limiters and EQ. Source: http://www.music-group.com/Categories/...
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What effect(s) are used to make this sweeping delay?

It's pitched up and the time interval is exponentially shortened. If it wasn't done manually with a sequencer or sampler, which it most probably was, then it would most likely be a delay module with ...
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Add vintage film sound effect to voiceover audio

When you're trying to recreate a sound, I think it's always important to understand how that sound was created in the first place. Vintage film sound was recorded through crystal-based microphones and ...
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Add vintage film sound effect to voiceover audio

Mark is right-- Getting someone who can actually do the voice will be the most important part. After you've got that out of the way, make it tinny be bringing out the mid-highs and then run it ...
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Add vintage film sound effect to voiceover audio

The most important thing with this won't be the "plugin" you use it will be the performance and language used in the voiceover performance. That will be the key to ensuring authenticity. For instance,...
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All my mixer states gone - FL Studio

I found the cause of the problem: Low disk space (~30 MB). It seems that the .flp projects need more to save all their data. I fixed the problem: i used the existing backup effects and i rebuild the ...
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How do you slow down a sample without losing so much quality?

REAPER has multiple different time-stretch algorithms that can be used, each with their own sound and strengths. Try experimenting with those. Additionally, if you are losing high-frequency content, ...
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What's this echo-like effect called and can I achieve it in Audacity?

I presume you're referring to that part at the end of the Sister Sledge clip, where the final lyric "Sing" is reverb faded out. To achieve something like this in Audacity, you'd first need to sample ...
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Emulating StarWars X-Wing Recv Communications Effect

I'm sure there are a lot of techniques to achieve this effect, but in a low-fidelity voice communication system the sound waves reduce both in width (sample rate) and hight (bit depth). Reducing the ...
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Emulating StarWars X-Wing Recv Communications Effect

Try some ring modulation plugs, that may get you partway there. How they achieved it for the original film, you'd have to petition Ben Burtt to devulge that information!
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what is this sound effect?

I might be wrong, because the sound sample you've provided is very small, but to me it sounds like his last word "oooh" is pitched down a couple of octaves, maybe even one.
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Where are Audacity effects chain files saved to on MacOS?

On Mac, user configurations would always be saved to that account's own Library ~/Library, then in either /Application Support/, or sometimes for shared audio plugins etc, in /Audio/. Specifically ...
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What is this effect called?

As Schizomorph said, that's a filter eq sweep. It is a common trick on equalizer simply add a filter and move it in time. That gives a virtual "movement" to your sound due to human psychoacoustic ...
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What is this effect called?

That's a filter sweep. More specifically, a resonant low pass filter sweep. It sounds like the drums are grouped in a track and the LPF is applied to the group.
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