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.
Can an external sound card bypass a non-working internal audio controller? [more inside]
Windows stuttering sound problems - codec issues? [more inside]
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]
What is the best soundsystem in NYC in terms of bass? [more inside]
Having upgraded to 5.1 speakers, I find my sound occasionally dying and requiring a reboot... [more inside]
Please help me get surround sound form an iMac G5. [more inside]
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.
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!
i just bought a tivoli system (kloss model 2, extra speaker and cd) and have it on the bookshelf but some questions: [more inside]
How do I clean up a voice recording? [more inside]
Mastering audio for broadcast television. [more inside]
Need mp3/MIDI/any audio for an old Christian song by Jon Byron called "We Are the Family of God" [more inside]
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]
I’m looking for sound files from trains and buses in specific cities of Europe. [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
SeattleFilter: I'm new to the city, an I'm looking for a way to commute from Everett to Auburn every day. [more inside]
Fun sound toys. [more inside]
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)?
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?
I'd like to buy some reasonably priced, accurate studio monitor speakers. [more inside]
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"?
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]
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?
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?
Sound distortion on Windows XP [more inside]
Can my desk fan damage my hearing? [more inside]
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?
Equalizer settings on audio devices: essential or pointless? [more inside]
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]
I've lost sound on a bunch of my OS X apps... very confused [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
Is there a way to disable sound in Firefox, expecially from Flash? [more inside]
I can't get the sound to work on my computer anymore. [more inside]
Do you know of any video and sound artists? [more inside]
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]
I'm planning on replacing the woofer in my CSX-52 Community PA cabinet. I've never done it before... [more inside]
Are there any good sources for free sound effects? Preferably free in terms of both purchase and royalty costs.
Do you think that 128kbps AAC files are good enough? [more inside]
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]
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?
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.
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]
I'm looking for some algorithms for generating binaural sounds. [more inside]
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]
My laptop can't produce sound clearly, but last night it could. I know next to nothing about computers. What's with this?