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fake rainfall in a stage setting

For a live-sound design production of "King Lear" we constructed a rain machine that consisted of a long, narrow (5 foot by 7 inch) wooden box on a teeter-totter fulcrum. The box had dozens of nails ...
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Replicate a specific sound effect?

If I would approach it, I would go and try the following: First of all, FM radio broadcasting has an upper limit of 15 KHz, and lower limit of 30 Hz. So cut all frequencies outside that scope to ...
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Software equivalents for the high end hardware microphone pre amps

I'm in full agreement with audionuma's answer, but just to add that a 3 grand mic preamp will not fix a 10 buck microphone. As you didn't mention in your question what mic & preamps you currently ...
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Software equivalents for the high end hardware microphone pre amps

Actually, the mic pre amp you are mentioning is a pre amp plus a processing chain (a dynamics processor and some filters and eqs). You cannot emulate the pre amp itself in software as amplifying the ...
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What makes these "sweeping" artifacts happen in high pitched audio?

Those are sampling artifacts. The sample rate is too low to cope with the frequencies involved so you get aliasing distortion, where the artificial elements of the digital signal (high frequency ...
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How to make somewhat similar radio sound effect from Battlestart Galactica?

That's a combination of effects. Firstly, the obvious ones: use an EQ or a bandpass filter to remove the low frequencies and a little off the high end and add a touch of distortion. There are some ...
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What (and how) UHF receiver should I buy?

The manual for this device states it provides stereo line out (>250mV) on a pair of RCA (phono) connectors. If the microphone signal is routed to the line out you can record that with no need for a ...
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What (and how) UHF receiver should I buy?

You are approaching this from the wrong direction. You are not going to be able to successfully reverse engineer this RF link. Could be any frequency, even 2.4GHz. Could be any modulation. You are not ...
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VHF Radio Sound using SOX

I just went and had a quick read up on sox (I've never heard of it before) and here're my thoughts based on the effects available to you: Start by using the bandpass filter to reject a lot of the ...
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VHF Radio Sound using SOX

I did this using a convolution effect. Basically, I passed a sweep tone through a narrow band FM radio (basically a CB), recorded it and used the result to generate an impulse response that ...
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Extract similarities between 2 audio files

What you are proposing cannot be done. Your only option is to use something like the 'dialogue isolate' feature of Izotope RX to isolate the dialogue in each of the files, then compare one result with ...
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Trying to create a DAB radio garbled audio effect

The simplest way to achieve what you are looking for is to undertake the following workflow: identify a similar type of audio codec encode a stream of audio implement an algorithm to randomly corrupt ...
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Replicate a specific sound effect?

My approach (fast version) would be to use an amp-simulation-VST like Voxengo Boogex (which is a great free plugin) & to use the internal EQ settings (cutting the frequencies outside that well ...
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how to link audio in and out of several computers together for network training

Although designed for music jams over internet, Jamulus is a handy solution for your purpose. It runs on Windows, MacOSX and Linux. From the website: The Jamulus software enables musicians to perform ...
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My instruments sound muffled on consumer gear and radio, even though it sounds okay in the studio? What can I do to fix it and why is it like this?

Get a set of NS-10's... But more to the point (to elaborate on the post above), One of the more deceiving issues in a recording studio is that they tend to have some of the best speakers in the ...
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