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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 to make back vocals sound more powerful and deep?

Unison - Detune Simultaneous voices singing approximately the same pitch, but slightly detuned from one another. Inspired by the sonic artifact produced when a choir sings a note in unison without ...
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Audio callback and multiple threads

Yes, audio software, be it a DAW or a live mixing console, do use multithreading and multicore functionality. Example 1 : Pyramix MassCore technology “hides” one or more cores in a multiple CPU ...
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How to make back vocals sound more powerful and deep?

To add to James' answer… I would personally never use a delay to fake the number of voices, I would always just keep adding tracks til I had enough. Secondly, I always pan all BVs away from centre [...
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Plug in suggestion

You can use an Audio to MIDI plugin to generate notes and some MIDI expressions. You can record this as a MIDI file or route its output within your host audio editor to a synthesizer plugin in it. ...
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Plug in suggestion

Antares Kantos did this. However, it was released around 2002, and appears to be no longer available from Antares, so I'm not sure it is possible to obtain a legitimate copy these days. A brief ...
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Converting audio recording to numeric values representing how loud the audio is at a given time

You would rather turn to a program like Matlab or its open source equivalent Octave. Open your mono-channel audio data as a vector (using wavread for instance), and turn each sample value to its ...
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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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How can I batch process using Paulstretch for Mac?

A bit late to the party but your best bet would be to use the command line version. https://github.com/paulnasca/paulstretch_python
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How to create a big room techno kick

Well, the first reading when you make a kick rumble is to just add some reverb to the low end of the kick.. now the tricky part is that there are so many ways to do it and so many outcomes in the end. ...
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Is it lossless to cut WAV files into segments and join them again?

It will be lossless. You can avoid the popping sounds by doing very short fade ins/outs
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Best choice for bandpass frequency

The first half of your question states some clear facts. "Gameboy" and "32 4-bit samples played back in a loop". The rest of the question goes off in an unclear direction. Any bandpass filter you ...
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How to destroy audio (blown-out clipping effect)

A simple, easy way of doing it is by using the amplify effect in audacity. Just select the audio and increase by a couple of dbs and listen to how it sounds (Remember to enable clipping). If you want ...
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Audio callback and multiple threads

Note that audio synthesis algorithms can be inherently highly parallel. You have several buses that can be split into independent sets, such that no audio inputs of one class correlate (i.e. have data ...
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How to make ASMR sounds?

For a cheap way out you could just plug some ear-bud headphones into your mic-inputs. Headphones can work in reverse too! then place the earbuds in your ears but facing outwards and you'll get a bin-...
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Difference between audio quality

It sound like the good version has simply been cleaned up using equalization. The humming you speak of is just bad low frequency 'rumble'. It's a bad recording, but in the cleaner version somebody ...
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Can I turn an vocal prase in a scream?

You can add some compression to bring it forward and reverb for reflections - but changing the vocal characteristics of an audio requires recording another take or, alternatively, layering and using ...
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Quick and dirty demo creation for hearing loss presentation

I don't know if this will satisfy the "dirty" part, but you could use a free (freeware/open source) digital audio editor to get it done quickly and cheaply. I'd suggest using Audacity. It's a popular,...
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