Why, when a TV is turned on--even in another room--can I detect some kind of buzzing/electronic noise, that many other people around me can't detect?
posted by dead_
on Aug 26, 2005 -
What's a good book (or online resource) about audio editing for a beginner who is smart and wants in-depth knowledge? I'm working with dialogue mostly -- not music. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Aug 8, 2005 -
Recently I read an article about narrow-band sound and the attempt to develop it. For example, a siren from an ambulance on the street would clear the streets, but wouldn't wake people in their homes because they wouldn't hear it. I can't find the article and Google's no help. I'm tempted to say I read it on one of Marshall Brain's sites, but searching there was fruitless as well. Can someone find it?
posted by IndigoRain
on Jul 14, 2005 -
My not-for-profit theatre company (run by me and grumblebee) wants to start producing audio dramas and releasing them as podcasts (and maybe on CDs). We have a limited budget (under $1000). What recording equipment should we buy for good quality sound? [more inside]
posted by Evangeline
on Jul 13, 2005 -
I have a laptop connected to my desktop by ethernet. The desktop has a nice soundcard that outputs to my stereo. Is there any software that allows any sound playing on my laptop to be spirited away over the ethernet and play on the desktop's soundcard? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Jun 13, 2005 -
Simple sound recorder
. I use Win 2000, and need a simple Sound Recorder that will let me easily overwrite a permanent WAV file with new audio from the microphone as needed. I'm having trouble finding a good replacement. [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman
on May 6, 2005 -
Are there any good sources for free sound effects? Preferably free in terms of both purchase and royalty costs.
posted by too many notes
on Apr 14, 2005 -
Ever since I've had a PC I've either had to endure the MS Sound scheme or some amatuer wavs that were horrific. What I'm looking for are pleasant sounds that say like, when you have a critical error, you hear a chorus vocal by Enya instead of "DING!" [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos
on Mar 28, 2005 -
: As I understand it, a note is not a pure frequency but a combination of a prominent frequency and various overtones, which are multiples of the fundamental frequency, of diminishing contribution. Is there a device, that can generate alienesque tones, where one can freely manipulate the various overtones?
posted by Gyan
on Mar 28, 2005 -
I have a 1950's Chickering piano that plays 'bright' Nice touch, etc but loud in it's current home. Piano tuner says 900.00 will voice it, fix hammers, etc. Piano store says that vintage not worth the money and should trade it.
I am looking for suggestions. Others tell me to just put blankets, etc as sound absorbers. Not sure what to do. I play classical stuff.
posted by lag
on Mar 21, 2005 -
I'm moving into a new apartment in a couple of weeks. It's completely wired for sound and has a rack in a closet for components. I know nothing about components, but think it would be great to hook something up. Help? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore
on Mar 3, 2005 -
Attention sound peoples: I work for a non-profit that runs a historic theatre that's getting set to re-open. We're looking to lease or purchase sound equipment, as the primary use for the facility will be live music [MI]. [more inside]
posted by Hat Maui
on Feb 14, 2005 -
My laptop can't produce sound clearly, but last night it could. I know next to nothing about computers. What's with this?
posted by saysthis
on Feb 10, 2005 -
I have 3 computers, each with sound cards. I have one set of speakers. What can I use to smash 3 sound cards together to go into the speakers so I don't have to swap cables? I'd like to hear all 3 at once. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by cmm
on Jan 19, 2005 -
I want to buy some speakers for an Ipod. Altec Lansing and Bose have both made speaker sets that use the docking port, so that's kind of cool, but are the speakers worth it? The Bose ones in particular are $300, which seems really high. Anyone have any experience with these? Or is it just better to buy some regular powered speakers and plug them into the earphone jack?
posted by jasper411
on Jan 4, 2005 -
Winamp lowers the volume after every song. So, I'm constantly turning it all the way back up. How do I get it to stop that? They may be trying to save my ears, but my headphones are dying and I have a slight hearing problem. I listen to a song, and the next one is suddenly just a whisper. So frustrating.
posted by FunkyHelix
on Dec 21, 2004 -
When I plug my iBook into my home stereo, it sounds horrible. Way bass-y and mumbly. I can tweak it - setting the iBook volume way low and messing with bass and treble on the stereo - so it's passable, but I'm wondering if I'm doing it wrong. (I plug it from the headphones jack into the Phono input.)
posted by booth
on Dec 21, 2004 -
I was inspired by this great post
to make some of my own songs, using Harry Partch's virtual instruments, and record them into ACID Pro 4.0. How do I make those Flash movies my audio source? [more inside]
posted by dhoyt
on Dec 14, 2004 -
I'm looking for a software that will allow me to take a passage of music and slow it down but not change the pitch. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Dec 6, 2004 -
What set of wireless headphones should I buy? Bonus points if it's feasible to carry the transmitter in my pocket for use with my iPod. [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing
on Nov 28, 2004 -
My CRT monitor puts out a high-pitched whine that changes tone depending on certain conditions of which I'm not familiar with (in other words, the tone fluctuates). It's not overly loud but it's definitely noticeable - it's quite irritating. It used to do this about a year ago then stopped only to start again last week. Anybody know why it's happening and how to stop it?
posted by ashbury
on Nov 18, 2004 -
What to do with a Receiver? Someone in my building left a decent Pioneer receiver near the dumpster, obviously hoping that someone would put it to good use. I believe I might be that person, but am not sure what to do with it. I've already got a reliable radio that I enjoy listening to, my record player has it's own pre-amp, and I don't feel a need to add surround sound to the TV (in part because it would mean buying a mess of speakers). But I'm betting someone out there in MeFi land has a clever and novel idea for how it might be employed. [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Nov 5, 2004 -
The Tell-Tale Buzz, or: This Wall, It Vibrates? For the last several weeks (nearly a month now), a buzzing/vibrating noise has been coming from the wall between my apartment and the next one, driving both me and my neighbor crazy. What on earth could be causing this? (more inside -- literally) [more inside]
posted by Zonker
on Sep 25, 2004 -
I need help finding some good content! I am putting together a course on Sociology of Religion using Powerpoint (in the David Byrne
stlye), and I am at an almost total loss on finding short video clips, sound bytes, cartoons etc. to add to the classes.
What I am looking for is along the lines of the way that The Simpsons skews religion all the time (ie funny, not trying to sell you anything), though I am open to anything thought provoking.
posted by Quartermass
on Aug 16, 2004 -
['PooterFilter] So I've put Win 2k Server on my laptop, and now the sound card clicks/skips. I'm not getting anywhere with this problem. Any ideas? [mi] [more inside]
posted by dodgygeezer
on Aug 10, 2004 -
I watched Donnie Darko again recently and I thought it was a damn shame that Tortoise
didn't do the soundtrack. I became ever-so-briefly obsessed with the idea of replacing some of the musical sequences with Tortoise music, but I wouldn't know how to do this without completely removing any sound effects and dialogue from those scenes. Is there a way for a non-audio-geek to separate these audio elements? Assume I'm starting with a DVD.
posted by scarabic
on Jul 17, 2004 -
Any way to disable sound from Flash? I'm running Mozilla 1.3.1.
posted by punishinglemur
on Jun 27, 2004 -
His name is Dave Dunston. Or possibly Dunson. Or possibly some other variant that sounds similar; I've never seen it written. He is, or perhaps was, a British air traffic controller. Many years ago he gave a talk on air traffic control, and commercial aircraft in general, to a group of British bankers. Somehow it got recorded, and was broadcast on Max Ferguson's show on the CBC. It is definitely one of the funniest things I have ever heard. I managed to tape it, but the old cassette technology is dying a speedy death. I want another copy, preferably on a more dependable medium. Has anybody heard of this guy? Does anybody know how, or if, this air traffic control talk recording was released? Somehow it got into Max Ferguson's paws; I want it in mine.
posted by DrJohnEvans
on May 11, 2004 -
I've $50 to spend on a microphone. What's a decent choice for a girl with a computer and a guitar--and occasionally, a djembe? [more inside]
posted by precocious
on May 5, 2004 -
I want to buy these speakers
, but it seems they are only available from Japan
, and other far-eastern countries
. Does anyone know of anywhere I can buy some that will ship to the UK (Amazon JP don't), and have a site in English? (Or be easily decipherable by a stupid Brit?) Alternatively, can anyone recommend any 2.0 or 2.1 speakers available to the UK that have optical digital input? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi
on Apr 22, 2004 -
Guitar recording question: What's the best way to nuke 60hz hum and monitor noise from my single coil pickups? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by arto
on Apr 21, 2004 -
Whenever I hear Garrison Keillor tell a story, I get this warm fuzzy feeling. And there are a few other people whose voice seem to have a subduing effect. Whose voice affects you, in a positve, warm-fuzzy way? Is this anyway related to the brainwave/sub-auditory post?
posted by grefo
on Apr 9, 2004 -
This is my first AskMe question: I've been annoyed for months by a sound problem with my PC. Simply put, my speakers pick up noise from the processor and hard drives that really offend my audiophile sensibilities. I think the cause is an IRQ sharing issue, but I'm not sure how to resolve it in Windows 2000. More inside... [more inside]
posted by Jonasio
on Mar 17, 2004 -
Say you have two holes in your front car doors where the speakers should go. And say that even though you can wire them up, you have no way
to attach them, because the geniuses that can design a car to drive 300,000 miles can't make interior door panels that don't shred like cardboard after a quarter of that. What would you do? [mas adentro] [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Feb 8, 2004 -
To all Trillian users: Does anyone else remember that the monkey emoticon used to make a sound? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by MsVader
on Jan 12, 2004 -
I have a Marshall Valvestate 20 (8020) practice guitar amp. The built-in reverb has stopped working, producing just noise when you turn it up and a sort of wobbly sound if you bump the amp. Also the amp itself has a lot of hum, which goes away when I touch the strings. I'm too cheap/broke to get it fixed but know how to use a screwdriver and a sodering iron. Suggestions?
posted by signal
on Jan 6, 2004 -
When I record video on my Nikon Coolpix 4500, the sound is a fraction of a second out of sync, which is enough to turn every family video into a kung foo movie. Any suggestions on what might be causing this?
posted by oissubke
on Jan 4, 2004 -
When I was a kid in the late 70s and early 80s, I used to hear this strange, eerie tune on the radio late at night. What WAS it? [more inside.] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Dec 13, 2003 -