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Difference between frame and sample in waveform

A sample is the smallest usable quantum of digital audio. The term frame isn't formally defined in pure audio terms, but is often used in relation to video that may accompany an audio track. In that ...
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Difference between frame and sample in waveform

The term 'frame' has several different meanings, dependent on the context. Beside the obvious meaning in video contexts, and the usage in audio codecs like MP3, a frame may also be used as a name for ...
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In a audio stream of signed data, what difference is there between a positive and a negative sample?

Imagine a simple speaker, or a microphone. Either of these devices (usually) have a diaphragm which vibrates to create or detect sound. The position at any given time of the diaphragm relative to its ...
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Oldschool house orchestral hit sample

What you are looking for is an orchestral hit / orchestral pad. Very popular throughout the 80's Those sounds were mostly created using the Fairlight CMI. I think ...
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Reasamplomatic5000 Change Pitch Without Changing Tempo

Firstly it's nice to see someone making use of RS5000! Sadly, though, it works in the same way as most samplers in that it achieves the pitch changes simply by playing back the sample data at ...
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How can make or find 'timpani rolling' sound?

I'd suggest 5 ways, 1. Find a Piece old enoguh that it has become Creative Commons and Take a recording of it. 2. Google the CC audio up 3. FM Synthesize it Convert this Youtube video into an ...
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Resample 24 kHz to 48 kHz

If you consider the fact that you are resampling from 24KHz to 48KHz a lot of the issues that the question raises are moot as there is going to be no audio to speak of in the vicinity of the ...
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By what proportion should I reduce wav file samples in order to get a sound half as loud?

Use 0,25 instead (divide by 4). That will give you about half perceived volume.
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Need help identifying a sound effect

That's a metallic-striking sound, probably a pitch-lowered ride cymbal used in many a track for many a year to convey some level of tension. Usually as a single, unobstructed strike at the end of a ...
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Make samples using videos

OK for a bus simulator you would probably want to try a parameterised procedural approach to generating the audio. This may involved using samples but would more likely use synthesis. The tone of the ...
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In a audio stream of signed data, what difference is there between a positive and a negative sample?

Your assumption that silence is at zero (0) sample value is incorrect. The values of the 16-bit signed data in your audio file are simply audio samples, which represent the level of an audio ...
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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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Are there any alignment tools to support subtracting drums from vocals?

If you are able to filter out the vocals, you could invert the phase and that would cancel out the vocals, leaving the rest of the track intact. You can remove the vocal if it is centered in the mix. ...
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Sample clip identification from a song

Check whether your answer is on WhoSampled. The content is produced by humans and therefore not exhaustive, but it's worth a try.
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Oldschool house orchestral hit sample

Also on the Korg M1, Ala Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Rhythm Nation era
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Oldschool house orchestral hit sample

If you want to find and use this sound, you could look for an old Roland General MIDI sound module. I used an SC-55 and later a JV-1080 and found nice derivates of this sound, called Orchestra Hit on ...
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