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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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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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How was this snare made?

Yes, that's essentially correct. The recipe for effecting is simple: add a lot of reverb and compression to even out the overall volume — and at times, a reversed copy to make it suck/whoosh backwards....
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Tools, tips, tricks to avoid that "Machine gun" effect when designing sounds

Some possibilities… Some of these are old old tricks & may not be necessary with modern equipment & space to sample huge numbers of layers/velocities Randomisation - of anything, so long as ...
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What is the Sampling + license?

Commercial use: You need to alter it significantly or mix with other sounds to the point that we can say it is a new creation. Noncommercial use: You can use it analtered. In both cases: You need ...
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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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Tools, tips, tricks to avoid that "Machine gun" effect when designing sounds

I usually randomize velocity itself a tad bit. The sampler does it's work. Apart from sample start which can be a pretty dramatic effect, filter, pitch, pitch of a doubled voice, verb send level, ...
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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 diaphraghm which vibrates to create or detect sound. The position at any given time of the diaphragm relative to its ...
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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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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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Delayed Snare sound

That is not a delay, or an effect. It is called a roll. 16th notes, 32 notes, and even 64th notes can create this effect. It's important to know that a crescendo (a gradual increase in volume), or a ...
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Delayed Snare sound

Sounds like a short snare ruff sample, not delay. Listen to this guy 2/3 in here:
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Random Playback of lots of short samples

This is very easy to do in Ableton with follow actions, but you can probably get a similar effect in Logic with EXS24. Load a dozen or so samples into an instance of EXS24, then use Logic's ...
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Random Playback of lots of short samples

Maybe this software would be of some help: http://soundplant.org/
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creating a deep voice with a sample

Not sure about the vocoder on that, maybe autotune, i think i hear autotune on the lower end of that voice shot. Try autotune and then add a vocoder in to see if it lines up. The keys right after the ...
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How to export/save edited samples from Reason's NN-XT?

As far as I know there is no "direct" way to export a sample built from reason synths/samplers. What you can do is: Set your reason project to only play the single note you want to export (clear the ...
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How to use sample as an instrument?

If you only have a single sample, you're only going to see the same problem with the time change repeated in other samplers. Even with some clever warping in PT or Ableton Live, there is still only so ...
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