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Garbling and distorting voice with (or without) sox

I may be wrong but this sounds to me like a simple ring modulator.
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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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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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How is the recorded sound of a galloping horse so much different from a trot or a canter?

Assuming you're not interested in the old Hollywood method of making foley horses, used for decades of cowboy movies - banging coconut shells into various substrates in a box - then you have to do it ...
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Can I take "historical" sounds from non-fictional movies for my project?

If it's public domain then yes it would be ok, but I wouldn't trust copyright information people add as Youtube descriptions. There are some public domain video archives that might have the kind of ...
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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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How do I make whispering in ear sound convincing?

I don't know if any of the following will work or not, but maybe worth an experiment. Try a delay of about 1/2 of a millisecond, if you have the capability, between the two channels, of the mono ...
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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 to make low-tech microphone sound effects?

Things Tubes, straws, pipes and hoses Cups Put things in mouth (e.q. water or sweets... don't choke!) Pillows Balloons (scream all you can while pressing a balloon to the mouth) Combs and paper, ...
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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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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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How to create a sci fi gun charging up sound effect

Well, when I think of a "charging" sound, I instantly think of something increasing. Level, pitch, both maybe. I would have a sustained sound, slowly increasing in pitch, maybe an exponentially ...
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80s VHS tracking effect

A couple beautiful plugins for achieving this effect that are fun to even use in tandem for a richer warble: https://www.xlnaudio.com/products/effect/rc-20_retro_color http://www.psychicmodulation....
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Is it possible to record a short contained sound no longer than 60 milliseconds?

You can use any sound you like and at the length you want, if you use an simple audio editor like Audacity, or a more advanced solution that can offer MIDI/synths, and additional tracks like Pro Tools....
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Is it possible to record a short contained sound no longer than 60 milliseconds?

You're probably experiencing the joys of a non-zero crossing at the edit points. Sure, you can record a sound and then shorten it in a DAW, as Joel has mentioned, but you do need to make sure you put ...
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Processing clean audio to sound like degraded shortwave radio

Are you open to a paid solution that will save you a lot of time and last you a long time? Audio Ease Speakerphone has specific modules and presets that achieve what you're looking for, all in one ...
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What is a "forlorn"?

No, it isn't. Forlorn is a feeling. As a sound designer, you may need a sound which evokes a particular feeling. If Hans thinks that sound has a forlorn feeling, then he can name it what he likes. ...
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What distortions are present in this audio file?

It looks like two unbalanced signals have been added together by just joining the wires together. The + sides added have hit the power rail and become flattened. The - sides added have made an "...
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What is this sound called?

The sound you're looking for might be the audio illusion called a Shepard Tone. Depending how they are made, they are a tone that seems to be always rising or ...
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Sound coming from behind using stereo field

A short list of things to think about from your recording: Bass correction - If the mic was close, the bass is going to be boosted. A low-shelf of down to -20db (likely less) at around ~100Hz can ...
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Meteor sound Design

I've always used things like jet engines and thunder from libraries and a mish mash of other odds and sods. Another trick I tried was to compress a sound until it distorts the converter, (you need to ...
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How to recreate the sustain pedal effect on a mp3 sound font?

You're right: with a sample-based performance there is indeed looping going on. In Reason, if you look at the NN-XT Advanced Sampler for instance, you'll see there are settings per sample for where ...
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How to recreate the sustain pedal effect on a mp3 sound font?

Firstly you have to work out exactly what you want this function to do. If you press a "sustain" pedal on a keyboard it has a well known and defined function - on a piano, it prevents the dampers from ...
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Name of effect and mathematical underpinnings

This is being achieved using an automated low-pass filter. a Low-pass filter is set up in the signal chain and the value of the cut-off frequency value is being modified by an underlying automation ...
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How do I make whispering in ear sound convincing?

The main thing you will want to do is to enhance the bass part of the spectrum in order to enhance realism. Obviously increased level will be necessary (relevant to other elements in the mix) but the ...
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Suggestions on designing the sound of an animated skeleton?

You cannot design this independent from the animation. What keeps the bones together? A creaky sound (lack of synovial fluid) will obviously be accompanied by small jerks in the execution of the ...
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How to get rid of sharp ticks/clicks when amplifying sound

firstly your normalization factor will be different frame to frame. I cannot think of the application you will be using this for as it will create discontinuities across frame boundaries and introduce ...
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