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What does 100Hz 12dB per octave mean?

There are three parameters of this filter that are described in the phrase "100 Hz 12 dB per octave low pass filter". I'll cover them in reverse order. Low pass filter - This means the filter does ...
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Is there a thing to "cover electronic songs"?

(Hm, started my answer while this post was still in the Music-community ...) I understand that you look for a kind of recipe or guideline to reproduce songs like this. When you go through the themes I ...
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Sox how to normalize volume of multiple audio files

Normalizing your audio probably won't have the desired effect that you're trying to achieve. Probably what you want to do is load all your audio into a software application, where you can mix the ...
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

That cinematic soft "fwup-fwup-fwup" of a large sub prop element might nice with a low speed fabric-blade fan against upholstery. A small compressor with a long tube might be good for sustained bubble ...
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How would YOU design the sound of fingernails on a floor?

For the sound of dog I actually normally just use a kind of heavy-duty gloves I've epoxy-glued paper-clips on. I was gonna try other things as well when it was still just gaffed on, like pieces of ...
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Powered Amp placement in a smaller church setting

If you're running balanced line to the amp you can put it where you want. If not, you need it near the mixer. There's really no other consideration unless it's noisily fan-driven or you need a ...
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A quest to construct a bagpipe ensemble from one sound only

You're actually kind of hitting the laws of chaos theory. One thousand pipers in a large space is chaotic [my feeling about bagpipes aside ;) Each bagpipe has four simultaneous notes, three drones and ...
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How do I turn ordinary speech into something inaudible, in Adobe Audition? So it sounds a bit like mumble

Conversation can become indistinct due to several reasons: It's quiet There's much reflected sound (reverb) in the room There are many voices talking at once It's masked by a louder noise Experiment ...
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How do I turn ordinary speech into something inaudible, in Adobe Audition? So it sounds a bit like mumble

I think that comprehensible speech consists of vowels and consonants put in some order. Killing one of the two will make something incomprehensible. I would try to kill consonants to be more exact, ...
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Tropical Ambience: creating a minimal background using synths

First, you should have some field recordings to use as a reference, at least. Depending on the verisimilitude you are looking for, you might need to really hone in on the exact type of forest that is ...
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Creating the sound of a thousand legged monster! Ideas?

Right off the top of my head [& I'm not a foley artist, so you'd have to work out the details] elements... sharp points to feet - high transients lots of legs - 'skittering' rhythmic walk ...
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What does the term "pumping" mean to define a techno track?

Pumping is a technical term which (for the most part) describes the compression technique used. Having said that, many people mess up this term with various ways, others with sidechain bass ...
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

I'm a big fan of the pitched down pool toys. I did a bunch of that stuff here. They aren't pitched down in the library though. http://rabbitearsaudio.com/product/hydrophonic/ But @noisejockey is ...
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

What about not using a hydrophone, but just a contact mic instead? Since the sound transmission through water is not the frequency response you're seeking, perhaps using the drill or other electric ...
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How would you go about designing the sound of a jetpack?

I had a listen to jetpack videos online and it sounds like there's two types. On one you can hear a combination of turbine noise (pitched) and filtered noise (unpitched) while on the others there is ...
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Stacked detuned voices sound different in Synthmaster compared to Serum

You need to turn on "FREE" (like in this picture). From the manual: Free: Controls whether the oscillator waveform(s) start at a random phase, similar to free-running analog synthesizer ...
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Is there a thing to "cover electronic songs"?

I wouldn't call doing this a "cover". Perhaps a "recreation". I don't think you'd be able to release it as your own; if it was truly a 99% match, it would probably be considered ...
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Technically speaking, can all synths of a given type make identical sounds? Why or why not?

The basic fundamentals are equal on all FM synthesizers. (Not exactly: most so-called FM synthesizers are Phase Modulation synths, which is strictly different from FM even if related). But different ...
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How can I emulate this soulful synth sound?

I think the essence of emulating it is in the chords and the effects. Probably 4 notes being played, a triad and a lower bass note. Then there is some mild plurality to the sound. That probably means ...
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Music Muffled nosie

Use a low pass filter or EQ to remove high frequencies.
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Designing a ringtone/notification sound that is audible from decent range and not easily muffled

How about a cyclic sine sweep? Experiment to find the highest & lowest frequencies the phone can comfortably repro, then sweep between those 2, low to high then back again, then loop. Pick a ...
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Can I sell 808 style drum sound library?

Yes you can - if you recorded it. TR-808 is a synthesizer, and if you record or create any works with it, it is just like any other synthesizer.....you own the works. Also if you create 808 inspired ...
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Recreating A big taiko drum sound

I'm not sure this qualifies as a full answer, but maybe a starting point... To really layer it up, you need to add variation to what is being recorded, so assuming you can get it a bit like a taiko ...
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Home Studio Echo Problem

First off, if you have a hard floor like cement or wood or tile...get an area carpet. Otherwise, you need to use absorber panels. Generally acoustic studio treatment requires 3 devices....bass traps,...
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What is this microphone connector?

Looks very much like a vintage Switchcraft 2501 connector. Note that those were typically used for vintage high-impedance unbalanced microphones. So even if you had a cable with that connector on one ...
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How does a cardboard paper towel roll amplify the sound?

Quite an interesting project indeed. The paper towel roll and cups are are working as an acoustic megaphone, also called (in ancient times) speaking trumpet. Directional focus of the radiating sound ...
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Modulating Ratio in FM8

Actually, you can. If you use the Pitch Envelope, you can set it to loop (or use one of the "Loop" presets). Turn off Pitch Envelope modulation for all the ops except the one you want to modulate. ...
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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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Muffled snare/clap in dark house & techno

Sounds like you'd need to eq away most of the snare, save for the transient, add a little reverb, and compress.
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

There are these pool toy guns that are just long water cannon tubes, but hovering them at different depths in and out of the water and also just blowing the empty air tube into different tubs makes ...
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