I recall reading in a thread about a trick used in movies to simulate the background noise of a crowd engaged in a number of separate conversations - like a party - by having a small number of people repeat a few syllables out of sync with each other. What were the details of this?
I am looking for recommendations for a recording interface and self-powered monitors. [more inside]
What is this mechanical (automotive in this case) sound called? Does it have a name? [more inside]
I have a Sonic Impact T-Amp 2 that works really well but I'm wondering what kind of cables I'm supposed to get for it. [more inside]
Has anyone heard of http://www.totimm.com/? TIS recently offered me a position, but i can not find much additional information about them. Please let me know of any experience you may have had with this company?
I was playing around with a keyboard at a Guitar Center that had an auto-harmonize feature. Below a certain note pressing a key would play a chord instead of a single tone. What was interesting was that playing chromatically (white and black keys) it played chords that retained a firm sense of key (C major) - if you jumped around randomly or did chromatic runs it didn't sound like there were a bunch of modulations taking place. What formula do you think it used to do this?
I have a problem with hearing bass music vibrating through my windows and walls into my home. It literally echos through my every vein and makes me feel insane. Is this a sign of age? Is something wrong with me? [more inside]
Where can I find a recording of the cry or call or shriek or squeak of the common European mole, Talpa Europaea?
How can I minimize creaking/cracking noises from my new IKEA STORÅ Loft Bed? [more inside]
What's a good (and not terribly expensive) portable setup for adding AutoTune to live vocals? This would be in NYC, and the world needs to experience AutoTune karaoke. [more inside]
What's this synth sound called and how do I make it in Reason? The sound in question begins at :14. [more inside]
Most Halloweens I have a small Rocky Horror Picture Show party at my place. But this year I wanted to screen a different musical. Still, I want people to dress up, and I want the night to carry the same raucous, raunchy tone. How can I "slutify" The Sound of Music?
Recordings made using an ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B microphone with my Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM Recorder sound quiet, tinny and hollow. Why could this be? [more inside]
Macbook pro sound problem. Some sounds only heard through headphones. [more inside]
I have a few Macbook Pro systems at work that we've installed Windows XP via Bootcamp on. We've done this with previous Macbook models in the past. This time, however, there is an audio problem: the audio on the XP side is so low it's close to non-existent. Is anyone familiar with this problem? Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it? [more inside]
Can anyone help me find an audio version of the Singalong Sound of Music with the audience participation included in the recording? I am not looking for a short clip (the only things I've managed to find so far) but rather, the entire show. Thanks.
I need some earplugs to block out rooster crows while I sleep. Help! [more inside]
What is the MMM MMM!sound an idling locomotive makes every few minutes? [more inside]
What is the legality of making a site like www.instantboss.org or a movie sound board in the state of PA?
What is the legality of making a site like www.instantboss.org or a movie sound board in the state of PA? [more inside]
What's a good Windows XP open source/freeware sound recorder that is easy for someone with vision deficits to use? Suggestions for a microphone also welcome. Details and... [more inside]
Is there a site that keeps track of foley sound clichés in movies, hopefully sorted by the sound as well as by movie? [more inside]
Sound trouble on Acer Aspire One netbook: Was working perctly, suddenly it's unlistenably lagging/stuttering. [more inside]
What compact gear setup is be best for taking general-purpose environmental audio field recordings while traveling? [more inside]
The "ssshw-oonk" sound when Mario falls in the pit about 1:20 into this video. I swear I've heard this sound used in other places, as it's fairly distinctive; is this a stock sound effect of some sort? What can you tell me about this sound? I don't need it for anything, I'm just consumed by curiosity.
How do bands in cities practice? I've got the band, I need the space. [more inside]
What affordable equipment could I buy to have a simple, professional-sounding conversational podcast? [more inside]
How can I make a book with sounds for a baby? [more inside]
How can I get my Apple iPhone/iPod/iTouch in-ear headphones to work easily with my T-Mobile G1 phone? [more inside]
2003 Dodge Neon is emitting a High-pitched squeal [more inside]
Sound junkies, I need your help: it's a two-parter. [more inside]
I want to produce a continuous synth tone from a sample of my own voice. [more inside]
Migrating from an iPod to a cellphone... was the awesome surgically removed though? [more inside]
I am currently looking to further my education in the recording arts. Does anyone know of an affordable, yet accredited program?
What's the easiest way to add a sound file to my church's Wordpress-based website? [more inside]
Electronic music production. How, for example, were the sounds on Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion made? [more inside]
Switched to Mac, looking for Adobe Audacity replacement. Should I go for Logic Express? [more inside]
Heard an NPR story 7(ish) years ago about a guy who measures the pitch of various sources of barely-audible workspace/home background noise (eg. harddrive spinning, refrigerator compressor running, and the flyback transformer on your television) and seeing what chords they made. He contested that different chords would affect peoples' productivity, attitudes, etc. I have some questions about this. [more inside]
Are headphones and earphones inherently worse for your ears? In other words, is there a difference between listening to something live or through speakers, and listening to something through headphones or earphones at the same volume, in terms of damage done to your ears? [more inside]
my Sennheiser HD595 leak sound. is this normal? my coworkers are going nuts. [more inside]
What is the best audio card for my "old" PC? I'll be using it for home recording. [more inside]
Is integrating an Xbox 360 into an existing computer monitor/speakers setup worth it? Or should I simply get a TV? [more inside]
Help me set up my bass rig. [more inside]
Basic Sound Processing: Using software, how would I process recordings of the human voice to achieve the effect heard so wonderfully throughout George Lucas' THX 1138? [more inside]
Decent free video screen capture *with*sound*? [more inside]
What are some films with great work by a Foley artist? [more inside]
Plugging in an external monitor to my Macbook Pro kills the audio. What's up with that? And is there a solution that does not involve an expensive USB audio product? [more inside]
You know that morning radio broadcast Bill Murray wakes up to in Groundhog day every morning? [more inside]
Can you identify this strange interactive sound making device? [more inside]
Which air compressor is quieter? The HUSKY air scout. LINK Or this Craftsman 2 gallon one? LINK Any other suggestions will be appreciated! Thanks!
Is there any way I can play white noise through my computer speakers, to soothe my vigilant doggies from barking at every sound they hear outside?
Is there a free program that lets me broadcast "white noise" through my computer speakers? My dogs are vigilant. They bark at noises outside the house, at all hours of the night. We have a "White Noise" machine in our bedroom, and it seems to block the sounds of the outside world quite well, but... our dogs sleep downstairs, and we sleep upstairs, and...we like the white noise machine for ourselves. I was wondering if there were any sort of software that I could run on my downstairs PC, that would play similar white noise, to distract the pups, since my computer is in the room where they tend to sleep. We'll probably buy another white noise machine, but in the meantime, can anyone help? Free software would be preferred! (Or perhaps a website that plays white noise?)