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How do psychoacoustic bass enhancers work?

Not all processors work the same way. Probably the most-imitated one is the Aphex Aural Exciter, which was the original. The quotes below are from http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/feb95/...
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How would one "morph" human vocals with a bat scream?

The "morph" you're describing is known as (both) spectral cross-modulation, and spectral convolution. From what i've read in your question, I gather you're interested in essentially crossfading the ...
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What type of filter is the "French Low Pass Filter"?

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 ...
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How to record an 'even' bass

I think it is important to mention, although you probably already know, is that the quality of the instrument and the performance are hugely important factors. Something you can consider though, or ...
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How do psychoacoustic bass enhancers work?

I think they generate harmonics to add to the weight of a implied fundamental frequency. (Eg 200hz 400hz of a fundamental 100hz frequency). That said Maxxbass and Rbass supposedly work differently, ...
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Multiband Compressor or Octave-Band Filter plugin

What you're looking for is incredibly hard to implement. Filters always have a slope measured in dB/Octave or dB/Decade and it's a measure of the attenuation of frequencies beyond the cutoff frequency....
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Why does garageband does not detect the instrument plugin I installed?

Garageband supports Audio Units (AU). If the plugin only supports VST format, it won’t appear.
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How to recreate a specific sound in FL Studio 12?

Sounds like a guitar sample with some filter. You can try to take a acoustic guitar vst or sample and combine it with a low pass filter. DSK AkoustiK GuitarZ should be pretty nice for that :)
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VST Plugins for creating MIDI Notes (Ableton)

The guys at Ableton went for simplicity. This being said, it turned out to be a sane decision. If you read through the manual, you'll realize Ableton's piano roll supports step input, "draw" input, ...
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How do I use Impulse Responses from Waves in another convolution plugin

The reason that Waves store the files in a 'wir' format is to make them proprietary, thus preventing you from using them elsewhere. You would have to reverse-engineer the 'wir' file format, extract ...
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What is the lifetime of a music plugin like Ozone or a DAW like Ableton?

The main constraints around software lifecycles is actually not the software itself, it's the operating system. Apple is a massive culprit here. With every update of the operating system, goalposts ...
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What is the lifetime of a music plugin like Ozone or a DAW like Ableton?

This is a "how long is a piece of string?" question. I've had Cubase since 1989… but not the same version or even the same platform [I've had it for Atari, Mac & even Windows for a brief period ...
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VST Plugins to filter mic input for Skype or Google Hangouts

For this sort of application you probably want a mixing desk that can handle automixing - something like a Yamaha QL-1 which has an in-built Dugan Automixer. This will significantly help with the ...
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What are some ways of creating rat sounds for a short film?

There's the sound that the rat makes, and there's also the sounds that occur when the rats interact with the outside world. Jay has covered the primary rat sounds nicely, but also consider secondary ...
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What are some ways of creating rat sounds for a short film?

Sounds like you're on the right track! Using your voice is a great way to achieve this. If you're able to record little kids doing it, all the better since their voices will be able to reach much ...
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Is there a plugin that can handle knob control based on peak frequency?

For loudness, lots of plugins have envelope followers. An envelope follower converts loudness into a control signal that you can route to a knob. Some plugins have pitch detectors that convert pitch ...
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Making metal music without real instruments

Drums Superior Drummer 2 w. Metal Foundry SDX expansion Shreddage Drums Guitar and Bass Shreddage 2 - The shreddage plugins are at the moment the only decent solutions (IMO): ...
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Why software's reverbs algorithms never sound the same as their hardware's original?

Most likely a different algorithm. Do you think the manufacturers would be able to sell more expensive hardware units if the same algorithms of their boxes in the thousands dollars would be available ...
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Free plugins for making drones and textures?

Paulstretch is great for creating long, evolving textures and drones out of anything. Guitar riffs work incredibly well if you want a place to start. Logic also has a convolution plugin called Space ...
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Is there a digital (PC based) equalizer that changes based on the pitch of the instrument connected?

There is: Surfer Eq by Sound Radix: http://www.soundradix.com/products/surfer-eq EDIT: Just clarification on the plug-in: It bases the EQ curve on the fundamental pitch of the source material, so it ...
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What software for batch processing effects chains?

Reaper contains versatile batch processing capability: Wavosaur does batch processing with vst chain processing (it's free): Smack My Batch Up does the same thing with up to 5 chained plugins (also ...
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What software for batch processing effects chains?

Sound Forge Pro has a good, versatile batch converter with a VST effects chain. I've used it a few times myself, with good results.
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How would one "morph" human vocals with a bat scream?

You could use a time-stretching function (such as what's built in to REAPER, Logic, or ProTools) to line up the transients of the two audio samples, and then play around with mixing and use a vocoder ...
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After many channel strip demos

I really like ChannelStrip 3 by Metric Halo. Having the ability to make the GUI larger is really nice and the RRTA in the EQ section is very helpful. I've also been digging the Eventide Ultra Channel. ...
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How would one "morph" human vocals with a bat scream?

Sorry to say there is no magic plugin that will achieve this effect for you. The majority of great creature vocals are painstakingly crafted by sound designers for days or even weeks. One insight I ...
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How would one "morph" human vocals with a bat scream?

I think editing and maybe some pitch/formant shifting could get you pretty far. Sometimes convolution can work to get the tone changing to more of a Bat from human. Izotope IRIS would seem like a ...
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How would one "morph" human vocals with a bat scream?

Rebal Instinct, I wonder if Dehumaniser would be of use to you? It's an app specifically designed to morph human into monster sounds and back again: http://dehumaniser.com/ That being said, I'd love ...
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How would one "morph" human vocals with a bat scream?

Two guesses at methods - I've never actually tried either of these myself... Using an envelope follower to raise the volume of the scream dynamically with the speech. Using VocAlign to try matching ...
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How would one "morph" human vocals with a bat scream?

Maybe it's the phrasing or the cadence of speech? Sometimes that's what makes the transition sound wrong. Both "voices" should be performed similarly to seamlessly morph into the other.
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