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All of that is perfectly normal. Boost vs. cut What our ears do is not really a Fourier transform like in spectrum analysers1, it's more comparable to an auto-correlation function. For instance, we still recognise pitches without a problem even when the fundamental frequency is completely missing! This is useful in natural hearing environments, since ...


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Your best bet will be to run your source material through a bitcrusher and a sample-rate reducer. However, that will just make it sound like the kind of low-quality samples that could be played back on old machines. Actual chiptune music tends to involve very careful use of low-resolution waveforms and FM synthesis.


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Generally, you want to conceptualize this based on the reality of the situation you are trying to re-create. Firstly, shopping malls usually have crappy speakers, so imagine your sound being played through crappy speakers in a very large space, possibly with a fairly lengthy reverb time. Also, the speakers are often quite distant, so the ratio of direct ...


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It is impossible to repair clipped signal, since when clipping occurs, part of the original signal is eliminated and cannot be restored. The phenomena is described in the below image: However there are few commercial clicks\pops removal apps available which could improve the signal. The following list of software appear in Wikipedia: Sony Sound Forge ...


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I wanted to add that she has very pleasing tone and natural voice. After careful visual inspection, I am pretty certain that this is an AKG Perception 220 Condenser mic. The mount comes with it, at least at this site: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/akg-perception-220-condenser-microphone "Spider-type shock mount and metal case included" A Pop ...


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All I know is it seems to be a reference to french house, the "french touch," which is a filtered-disco sound. Expect a prominent, musical filter, but I am not an expert on filter design so I can't separate out the marketing angle from the reality of what you will get. Examples of the kind of music being referenced: http://thesearepowerfulhours.com/...


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If you are using lavalier mics [tiny headset or tie-mics that look no bigger than a knot in the wire] then you should not set them directly in front of the mouth, but at the side, or even in the hair, if you really want them hidden. Hidden in clothing is also an option, though you can get a lot of movement noise that way. Example images [stolen from Google, ...


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Yes, there are ways to try to reduce echo, but they also negatively impact the sound with artifacts. You can use features like gates to try to cut off when someone stops talking directly, but those are probably best applied after recording. There is nothing that you can apply, in software, at the time of recording that you can't apply later. You don't ...


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Vocal isolation/eliminations plugins generally work on the principle that lead vocals are centered and are going to have a particular EQ range. Guitars don't really have any such standards. Your best bet is to just run it through a parametric EQ and fiddle with it until you find the frequency bands that only have the guitar sounds in it. However, a guitar ...


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DJ software like Native Instruments Traktor is pretty good at guessing the tempo by analysing a music track. It can also send out a MIDI clock signal that can be used to sync lights or something to. Ableton Live and some other programs can do Audio-To-Midi, with varying success: it works better on simple soundfiles and much worse on full musical songs with ...


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The most relevant piece of software I could find is called Praat. It's free, and it offers spectral, pitch, and formant analysis—but it was developed for the study of phonetics. This is deep software though, and, though I feel comfortable in max, reaktor, and other visual programming environments, Praat is beyond me. It's the most relevant software i've ...


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What is causing this behavior? The tick sound is caused by a discontinuity in the derivative of your signal, producing a noisy sound at this very moment. How could (and should) I remove it? To keep your sound clean when changing frequency, you should avoid the discontinuity in the derivative of the sine wave before the change and the sine wave after the ...


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The 6 dB per octave roll-off is simply an approximation of the properties of the first order RC circuit - low pass filter design, i.e. it is not a convention or related to the fact that it is the double of 3 dB. Actually the roll-off is not exactly 6 dB per octave, it is 20log2 = 6,0205999132796239042... and this 20log2 formula again is a generalization of ...


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Well I've tried to come close : I used reaper, Izotope Trash 2 for saturation and Izotope Ozone 5 for multiband compression. 1. pitch shift - 3 semitones 2. Cut some low freqs with EQ 3. Izotope Trash with these settings : http://i.imgur.com/Sd5k2lq.jpg 4. Izotope Ozone with these settings : http://imgur.com/a/6RC4G You ...


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This is an anti-aliasing filter. The --preset insane settings must allow aliasing to become apparent. Your iPhone can't reproduce the frequencies the filter is applied to anyway, and if it could, you wouldn't hear them. Disabling the filter would likely lead to a very slightly larger file, and some unwanted (lower) frequencies caused by aliasing. An anti-...


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Side note: BRHSM (OP) is refering to Geek Technique #12 in issue 222 of Computer Music magazine. Great question, BRHSM. I have three answers for you, but only one is true. I'll let you come to your own conclusions. :) Option 1: I must confess, the video is one big deception. Everyone knows that filters always reduce amplitude and increase available ...


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Processing always has the negative side effect of either increasing noise or taking away from the quality. The secret to processing is you want to do as little as possible to achieve what you want, and in this case that means removing steps that essentially do the same thing. As for the order here's what I would do. Normalize - This will amplify it to ...


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I have the exact same kit as yours. Honestly, while the MKH80xx series does have a big low end I've never had an issue with it. I even like it actually -- it's easy enough to filter it out if I have to, but for many effects that I record it actually adds a lot of oomph. Now, if you're planning on mounting the 8040 on a boom or doing a lot of handheld work, ...


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You can't actually remove clipping - in recording your levels were too high so your waveforms were damaged at that point. Nothing can bring back the originals, andv even filtering can only be used to remove some of the frequencies that may have been caused.


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If you have music in midi format it is straightforward - just replace samples with your chip tune samples. Unfortunately there is no simple way to do this at raw wav level.


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An equalizer is a combination of filters with different shapes that you adjust in some constrained way. The FFT filter is based on the Fast Fourier Transform, which is a different way of manipulating signals. It can be viewed as having a direct control of the amplitudes of a selected number of bands (e.g. 2048 bands) in the frequency domain. In other words, ...


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Type of mic There are three basic kinds of mics you're likely to run into: dynamic, condenser, and ribbon. Dynamics are straightforward moving-cone mics, condensers use an electric field, and ribbons use a very sensitive and delicate metal ribbon. Both dynamic and condenser mics will work great for your purposes, so you don't necessarily have to restrict ...


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I'd be far more inclined to try fix it at source first. There are several plugins I've tried that attempt to de-verb, but none anywhere near as successfully as just not recording it in the first place. Simplest trick would be to hang a heavy blanket, duvet or similar on the wall behind you [or hang it over a spare boom stand etc, close up behind you], ...


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See previous discussion here, SPL De-Verb is probably what you're looking for. You can watch a comparison between SPL, iZotope, Zynaptic in this YouTube video.


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3 options: 1. Izotope RX4 in demo mode, is capable of detecting 'similar sounds'. I haven't used in on voices, but it could work. But you need to consider that it needs clean samples (in the same recording) and that demo will only run for 1 month.. 2. Dragon Dictate is a dictation app that allows discrete dictation in ios and mac osx (maybe also other os'es)....


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I can't beat the Wikipedia page on crossovers, so I'll just block quote it: First Order First-order filters have a 20 dB/decade (or 6 dB/octave) slope. All first-order filters have a Butterworth filter characteristic. First-order filters are considered by many audiophiles to be ideal for crossovers. This is because this filter type is 'transient perfect',...


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I have just seen the following article where this sound effect is mentioned (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/la-en-craft-star-wars-sound-20160204-story.html). It is interesting to note that the dialogue was recorded with two mics: one in the helmet itself and the other on the chest. Clearly the timbre of the two recordings will be different, ...


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I'm guessing there are going to be as many variations on this chain as there are answers. [It could reasonably be claimed to be "too broad" but here goes... My brain doesn't work in numbers, it works in sounds, so I'm not going to comment on your individual plugin settings - they will all likely need changing if you swap to my recommendation anyway, as I ...


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