What affordable equipment could I buy to have a simple, professional-sounding conversational podcast? [more inside]
posted by superbird
on May 19, 2009 -
I want to produce a continuous synth tone from a sample of my own voice. [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Apr 21, 2009 -
Migrating from an iPod to a cellphone... was the awesome surgically removed though? [more inside]
posted by trinarian
on Apr 21, 2009 -
I am currently looking to further my education in the recording arts.
Does anyone know of an affordable, yet accredited program?
posted by konono
on Apr 19, 2009 -
What's the easiest way to add a sound file to my church's Wordpress-based website? [more inside]
posted by rdauphin
on Apr 16, 2009 -
Electronic music production. How, for example, were the sounds on Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion
made? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore
on Apr 13, 2009 -
Switched to Mac, looking for Adobe Audacity replacement. Should I go for Logic Express? [more inside]
posted by treepour
on Apr 9, 2009 -
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]
posted by cadastral
on Apr 9, 2009 -
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]
posted by dicetumbler
on Apr 3, 2009 -
Is integrating an Xbox 360 into an existing computer monitor/speakers setup worth it? Or should I simply get a TV? [more inside]
posted by wastelands
on Mar 12, 2009 -
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]
posted by larsks
on Feb 16, 2009 -
You know that morning radio broadcast Bill Murray wakes up to in Groundhog day every morning? [more inside]
posted by mrunderhill
on Feb 13, 2009 -
Which air compressor is quieter? The HUSKY air scout. LINK
Or this Craftsman 2 gallon one? LINK
Any other suggestions will be appreciated!
posted by austinlee
on Feb 5, 2009 -
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?)
posted by newfers
on Feb 1, 2009 -
Is is possible to record the sound of someone typing and then decipher what keys are being pressed?
posted by Yakuman
on Jan 20, 2009 -
Is there a (hopefully free) Mac app that will let me draw (and listen to) a waveform? I just switched to a Mac 4 months ago, and I remember there being all sorts of little audio tools that did stuff like this, but now I need one that will allow me to simply draw a waveform.
Now, ideally I'd like to paste in graphical or vector shapes (photoshop or illustrator) and use those as the waveforms -this is really what I'm looking for - like a line to waveform ability. Would an oscilloscope-type software be more what I'm looking for, and would that allow me to "dial" between the drawn waveforms? Thanks!
posted by itchi23
on Jan 16, 2009 -
What's the going rate for a freelance re-recording ("dubbing") mixer in the UK? This is for an independent feature documentary. [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Jan 2, 2009 -
Can you remember the 1970s disco songs that start with sound effects such as machine gun fire, door opening slowly , and a man laughing ominously? [more inside]
posted by cluelessguru
on Dec 22, 2008 -
I am throwing a party for New Years in a large space that fits about 200 people comfortably (maybe 1000 sq ft). However, this place that I've rented has no sound system, so I'm in need of advice of what kind of equipment to rent. [more inside]
posted by senterstyle
on Dec 20, 2008 -
how is the calculation of RMS noise level done, from a data set of noise level vs frequency? i thought it could be done by working back to the set of pressure data, but now i think that is wrong. [more inside]
posted by edtut
on Dec 10, 2008 -
I've got a Gigabyte HD3850 w/dual DVI outs and 1 Svid out.I went n00b and got a dvi to hdmi 30ft cable to my 42" LCD TV. Help?! E6850 duo + 2GB all overclocked and running flawlessly. [more inside]
posted by prodevel
on Dec 9, 2008 -
I heard a term somewhere that referred to the modern phenomena of sounds being decoupled from what produces them, in the sense that it's no longer a one-to-one relationship between sound and thing. So whereas previously every time you heard a bark you knew it was a dog, now it could be a TV, a computer, or a robot dog. Likewise, a big professional sound system could sound like almost anything. I think the originator was an academic. I distinctly remembering seeing mention of this on wikipedia once. What was that term? Who coined it?
posted by phrontist
on Dec 9, 2008 -
What major should I pursue and what college should I attend if I want to get into live sound/sound recording? [more inside]
posted by nokry56
on Dec 3, 2008 -
Stock sound? Is there a place on the internets where one can download freely or purchase sound samples- not CD collections. Like if I want thunder, or trains, or some other cheesy stuff.
posted by xmutex
on Nov 23, 2008 -
I need an audio clip of a nuclear attack warning. Double points go to 50s-style announcer versus EAS computer voice. Triple points go to clips that are free and easy to get.
I've got the explosion part, I just need that foreboding warning before it happens. Thanks!
posted by ictow
on Nov 19, 2008 -
Is it possible to control the volume of individual Windows applications (or Firefox windows/tabs?) Also, is it possible to boost the volume of (e.g.) a YouTube video?
posted by callmejay
on Nov 16, 2008 -
Need to get a double-check on some extracurricular science number crunching. A friend and I were wondering about how much effect cold temperatures would have on the speed of sound, and I had the idea to see if some handgun calibers could go from subsonic to supersonic at reasonably cold temperatures. After some extensive calculations, I think I have a pretty good set of numbers, but I want to make sure I'm not wrong. [more inside]
posted by Punkey
on Nov 15, 2008 -
Why does PowerPoint keep cutting off my very short (~1 second) WAV files during my slide show? (Using Office 2007, PC running Vista). [more inside]
posted by rebel_rebel
on Oct 28, 2008 -
How would you make a well-running car or pickup truck look, smell, and/or sound like an eyesore/deathtrap/junker without affecting its real abilities or safety? [more inside]
posted by Skorgu
on Oct 2, 2008 -
Can a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with High Definition Audio 2.0 sound card perform 16-bit recording, which is supposed to be required for Dragon Naturally Speaking? [more inside]
posted by eebs
on Sep 16, 2008 -