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stupid question/geek-filter: is there a repository out there for old video game sounds? [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Mar 20, 2006 - 7 answers


I'm going to be teaching about sound and hearing to some 12/13 year-olds next week and I'd like to show them how it's impossible to talk if your speech is relayed to your ears (by headphones) half a second or so late. How can I implement this in software? [more inside]
posted by alby on Mar 5, 2006 - 17 answers

Identify a sound filter...

What is the sound first heard in Lazy Lover by the Brazilian Girls (heard at a later part in the song in samples found here)? I saw them live last night and it was, as I expected, sampled/synthesized and possibly hawaiian in origin.triggered via keyboard... It may be a unique sound, but I could have sworn I've heard it somewhere else, and that it's a real instrument, and I associate it with hawaii for some reason.
posted by phrontist on Mar 4, 2006 - 6 answers

Computer audio controllers

Can an external sound card bypass a non-working internal audio controller? [more inside]
posted by anticlock on Feb 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Curse you, iTunes

Windows stuttering sound problems - codec issues? [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Feb 21, 2006 - 10 answers

Microphone Noise

I have terrible microphone interference probably because my computer runs very noisily. If you approach the back of the tower where the sound card is plugged in, you'll hear lots of humming. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Feb 18, 2006 - 6 answers

Best soundsystem in NYC?

What is the best soundsystem in NYC in terms of bass? [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev on Feb 15, 2006 - 10 answers

5.1 speaker set up doesn't like waveout

Having upgraded to 5.1 speakers, I find my sound occasionally dying and requiring a reboot... [more inside]
posted by Orange Goblin on Feb 2, 2006 - 2 answers

Please help me get surround sound form an iMac G5.

Please help me get surround sound form an iMac G5. [more inside]
posted by Asef Jil on Jan 22, 2006 - 4 answers

I am working on a student short and I am need of good sounding 'punch' sounds for my film.

I am working on a student short and I am need of good sounding 'punch' sounds for my film. Are there any good leads on the web where I could find some that don't sound cartoonish? Thank you.
posted by cheero on Jan 15, 2006 - 13 answers

drum machines

SOUND QUESTION - What are best drum machines, analog preferred, for about one hundred or two hundred dollars new/used? Alesis? earlier versions of the Groovebox? What about great old vintage ones? I know nothing about this topic and would love some guidance. Glitchy sound or authentic drum sounding, preferably with no midi, just straight knobs and buttons with RCA out - thank you for your nerding!
posted by Peter H on Jan 13, 2006 - 23 answers

airtunes vs. tivoli deathmatch

i just bought a tivoli system (kloss model 2, extra speaker and cd) and have it on the bookshelf but some questions: [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jan 7, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I clean up a voice recording?

How do I clean up a voice recording? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Dec 21, 2005 - 19 answers

Mastering audio for broadcast television.

Mastering audio for broadcast television. [more inside]
posted by erebora on Dec 20, 2005 - 5 answers

Need audio clip of Christian song

Need mp3/MIDI/any audio for an old Christian song by Jon Byron called "We Are the Family of God" [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Dec 16, 2005 - 1 answer

Better sound device management on OSX?

Is there a widget or other worthwhile utility out there that can give me slightly easier, and better, control of the "Sound" settings on my Mac? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Dec 15, 2005 - 10 answers

Looking for French Train Announcement Sound Files.

I’m looking for sound files from trains and buses in specific cities of Europe. [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Dec 7, 2005 - 7 answers

Sound idea wanted for sound art

I'm at a loose end with a sound installation project for Uni. I've been having a really bad year, I can't get enough sleep, I've got tons of other work to do, I'm sick of being a student, and I'm just not feeling inspired enough to even come up with a decent idea. The "idea" that I have come up with is laughable and is probably going to cost me a fortune, not to mention my degree. So any help would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by iamcrispy on Nov 16, 2005 - 17 answers

Why do my monitors make this high pitched sound?

I have two Dell 2405fpw monitors (24") and they make a horrible high pitch sound when the screen saver runs or any extended graphics run. I am running OSX, fyi, and want to know if this can be rectified? Why do the monitors make this high sound, and can it be stopped?
posted by Saku on Nov 16, 2005 - 4 answers

External audio for Powerbook?

I currently use the standard 3.5mm jacks on my Powerbook and would like to upgrade to a nicer set of inputs and outputs. [more inside]
posted by suitcase on Nov 14, 2005 - 6 answers

SeattleFilter: Transit from Everett to Auburn

SeattleFilter: I'm new to the city, an I'm looking for a way to commute from Everett to Auburn every day. [more inside]
posted by hatsix on Nov 7, 2005 - 11 answers

What goes beep and entertains a geeky boy?

Fun sound toys. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Nov 6, 2005 - 13 answers

Ground-breaking recordings

What are some rock albums/songs that introduced ground-breaking production/engineering techniques (along the lines of The Beatles' song Tomorrow Never Knows or Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon)?
posted by punkfloyd on Oct 26, 2005 - 45 answers

Transcribing an explosion

I'm transcribing a speech and the speaker just did that thing where you simulate an explosion noise with your throat. What should I write?
posted by cillit bang on Oct 8, 2005 - 20 answers

I'd like to buy some reasonably priced, accurate studio monitor speakers.

I'd like to buy some reasonably priced, accurate studio monitor speakers. [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on Oct 3, 2005 - 20 answers

Firefox find bonk sound

Firefox pet peeve: whilst using the otherwise brilliant "find" feature, and typing in some text that isn't found in the page, there's this "bonk" sound, which is offputting at first, then progressively passes through annoying to maddening, especially at 4am when your wife is sleeping and you forgot to turn of the speakers. Is there a way to turn of this "bonk"?
posted by signal on Oct 2, 2005 - 8 answers

Can you hear ultrasonics?

does anyone else hear ultrasonics? (high pitched sounds generally considered outside the range of the human ear) on a thread yesterday, some MeFites said they did, and i always thought it was just me. [more inside]
posted by spiderwire on Sep 29, 2005 - 50 answers

Silenced pistol sound effect?

I'm editing a low budget movie now and I need the sound of a silenced pistol shot. The only place I can find it is in extremely expensive CD collections. Where can I get this single sound, preferrably high quality and .aif format?
posted by clockworkjoe on Sep 18, 2005 - 15 answers

How to convert a drawn waveform into a sound file?

A friend of mine is looking for an application (Windows XP preferred, but other platforms might work) that will allow him to freeform draw a sound wave, and have it exported as an AIFF of WAV. Does anyone know of such a utility?
posted by jammer on Sep 4, 2005 - 11 answers

Sound distortion in Windows XP

Sound distortion on Windows XP [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Sep 3, 2005 - 11 answers

Desk fan related hearing loss?

Can my desk fan damage my hearing? [more inside]
posted by leapingsheep on Aug 31, 2005 - 6 answers

What's that noise??

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 - 25 answers

Equalizer Settings

Equalizer settings on audio devices: essential or pointless? [more inside]
posted by jgee on Aug 11, 2005 - 16 answers

seeking sound advice

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 - 5 answers

The Quiet Mac

I've lost sound on a bunch of my OS X apps... very confused [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jul 15, 2005 - 11 answers

Narrow sound?

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 - 6 answers

recording spoken audio

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 - 24 answers

Sound over ethernet in Windows

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 - 6 answers

Sound in Firefox

Is there a way to disable sound in Firefox, expecially from Flash? [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp on Jun 9, 2005 - 5 answers

sound not working

I can't get the sound to work on my computer anymore. [more inside]
posted by luser on May 21, 2005 - 7 answers

Video/sound artists

Do you know of any video and sound artists? [more inside]
posted by iamcrispy on May 7, 2005 - 8 answers

Simple sound recorder

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 - 7 answers

PA speaker replacement

I'm planning on replacing the woofer in my CSX-52 Community PA cabinet. I've never done it before... [more inside]
posted by hellbient on May 1, 2005 - 3 answers

Free sound effects

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 - 9 answers

Is 128kbps AAC enough?

Do you think that 128kbps AAC files are good enough? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Mar 31, 2005 - 19 answers

Looking for a better sound scheme for my PC

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 - 6 answers

Unusual musical notes

Neotones: 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 - 13 answers

trade or fix up piano

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 - 2 answers

Bargain Stereo Component solution

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 - 10 answers

Binaural sound generation.

I'm looking for some algorithms for generating binaural sounds. [more inside]
posted by Ryvar on Feb 19, 2005 - 10 answers

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