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Top new questions this week:

How To Create a Net Launcher Sound

I need some help folks, I have to create the sound of the net launcher, in fact near from the one in the "Fitfh Element" of Luc Besson. It's a big powerful gun who fires a net over the oppents, So It …

shotgun scifi weapon  
asked by user8205 4 votes
answered by Mark Durham 4 votes

Best quality encoding when exporting "8-bit 8kHz Mono WAV" sample in Audacity?

I would like to know if there is a difference in the quality of audio when choosing between 8-bit WAV formats in Audacity Export? My Current method: Change "Project Rate (Hz)" in the bottom left …

mono wav audacity export encoding  
asked by Simon Bosley 3 votes
answered by Jim Mack 1 vote

Recommended sound effects library for designing system sounds?

I would like to create some system sound effects for a sporting device. The device needs sound effects for actions such as play, stop, pause, error, clicking a slider etc. Is there a free sound …

sound-design sound-effects sound-libraries  
asked by Simon Bosley 2 votes
answered by Simon Bosley 0 votes

How to visualize alarm sound

I am new in dealing with sounds. I am not very sure if I am asking the right question, but I will try to explain what I am looking for. I want to be able to distinguish and visualize a specific alarm …

microphone synthesizer visuals  
asked by user2324189 2 votes
answered by Mark Durham 2 votes

Using basic EQs to correct for uneven mike response

I would like to know what are exact characteristics of the mixer's 3-zone EQs, namely of the one of Behringer Xenyx802. My problem is the following: I plan to get a microphone (Shure SM35), but its …

microphone equalization tech-specs  
asked by tohecz 2 votes
answered by AJ Henderson 3 votes

Considerations for moving monitor mixes to the stage

I am involved in a band with six members, one of which plays several instruments. In an effort to improve our chances of getting a good sound check by relieving the FOH sound engineer of the monitor …

mixing monitoring live-performance  
asked by Robert Harvey 1 vote
answered by AJ Henderson 1 vote

sound device bag back support

Hey guys I have a sound device case like this one I was wondering if I could get some advice, I added a strap to go around my waist so I do not get back …

cases device  
asked by Gaelan Timm 1 vote
answered by Shaun Farley 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Protools 10 what is a 32-bit floating point about?

Today I started a course on protools 10, there are a few things I just can't get my head around. What exactly is a 32 bit floating point? I understand there are 6 Db between each bit (i.e 16 bit= …

bit-depth native hardware pro-tools question  
asked by JM V 1 vote
answered by Rishi Dani 1 vote

Why does one side of my headphones always break?

So basically, I've brought several headphones. Within a few days, one of them almost always fails for some reason. It happens for different brands of headphones (both ones that cover the entire ear …

headphones audio  
asked by InquilineKea 3 votes
answered by neilfein 6 votes
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