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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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Effect of sound waves striking an object

Interesting topic! If you first imagine that sound waves emanating from a point source (which you are going to have to approximate as a speaker) will emit spherically. Where the sphere intersects ...
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On proper use of Waves L2

Always run it as the very last plugin in the chain. Even if you are going to be sending the mix away for mastering, setting both threshold & out ceiling to -0.3 will just prevent overs. If ...
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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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Shape and dimensions of a parabolic cone for effect soundwave redirection

Aside from downward facing subwoofers, where there is not really a need for a diffuser, the only "audiophile-ready" loudspeaker that is similar to what you ask is the Citation X by Harman ...
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How do I use Impulse Responses from Waves in another convolution plugin

The reason that Waves store the files in a 'wir' format is to make them proprietary, thus preventing you from using them elsewhere. You would have to reverse-engineer the 'wir' file format, extract ...
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Threshold and Out ceiling in Waves L2

Assuming it is the last plugin in your chain & you're using it it as a 'mastering leveller' then I'd set the out ceiling to just under zero. I find -0.3 avoids nasty crunching even on cheap ...
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How does a cardboard paper towel roll amplify the sound?

Pitch content that roughly matches the resonance tendencies of the shape will also get a boost relative to the other frequency content. The resonance frequencies of the tube are probably very limited, ...
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How do I recreate this detuned synth?

I already made a pluck sound in Serum some time ago that is similar to this. To recreate something more like your sound I modified my existing pluck like this: When using these waveshapes you might ...
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What gives a square wave harmonics, and not a sine wave?

You're looking at it the wrong way round. The square sounds like it does because it is made up of a fundamental frequency and a series of harmonics, whereas the sine wave just has the fundamental ...
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Shockwaves: loudness or speed?

Your research is heading in the right direction, but you should firstly understand that as an absolute measurement metric, the "decibel" is meaningless. It's like asking someone "how long is that ...
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