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]
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]
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?
Calling all East Coast video production pros! Price check. [more inside]
What major should I pursue and what college should I attend if I want to get into live sound/sound recording? [more inside]
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.
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!
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?
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]
A question from my five year old: What noise does the sun make? [more inside]
Possible solution to getting sound back on my MacBook? [more inside]
is it possible to change the sound of your voice? [more inside]
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]
Mac Mini Sound Stops Working When I Push The Top of the Case [more inside]
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]
Laptop sound problems for a friend. [more inside]
Can a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with High Definition Audio 2.0 sound card perform 16-bit recording ?
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]
Looking for a more in-depth audio controller for XP. [more inside]
Have you seen the Staples big red button you can press and you get a loud "That was easy"? A co-worker has one and uses it sometimes. But what about a programmable maybe 4 X 4 or 5 X 5 button grid that you can put sound bites on and play at will? Could potentially make a great office toy, given the right type of office environment, and some tact. Hasn't anyone created something like this? I'd like to buy one. (Everything I search for, like "Sound board", bring up the popular flash-based sound boards.)
I have an idea for an art project involving sound but I'm stumped on the logistics. Help? [more inside]
In my office there is a small conference room, 81"x96", maybe 18' ceiling. The walls are sheetrock. The echo is extremely irritating. In order to quiet the room a bit I want to mount squares of corkboard, 12"x12"x1/4". I will use 12 to 20 of these squares on one of the 81" walls. Will this be reasonably effective in lessening the echo? [more inside]
Pinpointing gunshot locations by triangulating sound waves: Would this be technically feasible? Would it be legal? [more inside]
Can anyone offer me some suggestions for how to make a relatively inexpensive sound trap (i.e. like those echo reducers that large auditoriums have). Info about materials, shapes, etc. would be helpful. [more inside]
Does sound carry downwards? [more inside]
I'd like to overlay audio (spoken word) from a DVD which I own over the music of a CD, which I also own, to create a new CD. Is this doable? Is it doable for someone who has no idea how to start with a task like this? [more inside]
What song was used for the wav called wigglgirl.wav (or something similar to that)? Several years ago there was a .wav that was very popular on the internet, IRC especially, that sounded a lot like a Shaggy song. However, after listening to a lot of different Shaggy songs, I was never able to find any of his songs with the same music or lyrics. Anyone remember the .wav I'm referring to and do you know what song this was? I have been trying to figure out the name and artist of the song that was used in the .wav for over a decade now. If anyone knows, it'll probably be a mefite.
Good examples of heterosexual audio erotica or porn, please? [more inside]
Help improve my sound! After listening to some pristine, rich & dynamic music at a friend's studio, I've decided to improve my own setup. The catch? I don't want to spend thousands and have no interest in audiophile snake oil. Recommendations? Details on my existing gear inside. [more inside]
How do you setup an audio mixer when mixing from FOH (front of house)? [more inside]
I'm interested in buying a stereo receiver, but I want to make sure it will work with the 17 year old speakers I have. [more inside]
Why do flip flops go flip flop? As opposed to flip flip or even flop flop? [more inside]
What is included in a typical sound technician's kit when recording scenes for TV or Movies? [more inside]
How do I learn to sneeze softly?
What was this guy on the street doing with a black iron pot on a spit that produced a gunshot-like sound? [more inside]
Where can I find recordings of a voice saying "Side A" and "Side B" in Spanish, to reuse on a tape I'm making? [more inside]
Why doesn't my puppy make a sound? [more inside]
How do I get my Xbox 360 to use my laptop speakers? [more inside]
How can I make the cursor stay in the right place to mark something in Adobe Audition? [more inside]
Free Ambient Rain/Storm Recordings To Use As Working Whitenoise? [more inside]
What did I do to my computer to make it squeal? I unplugged and unhooked up my computer to clean the carpets in my office. Now all my soundcard does is squeal at me in a high-pitched tone although it looks like it's connected correctly. Can anyone give me any trouble-shooting suggestions for figuring out how to fix this?
Working in the US film industry as a foreigner. Please explain... [more inside]
[SoundCardFilter] What are your recommendations for a PCI-based gaming sound card on Windows Vista? [more inside]
This is a recording of the CBS radio announcement of the Pearl Harbor bombings. I remember having a longer version of this exact clip, and right where this one ends an announcer with a classic American radio accent says "We take you now, to Washington". Where could I find that again? (I've googled, and all I can find is the abridged version). [more inside]
How do the on-board speakers on the new MacBooks compare to the ones on the MacBook Pro? [more inside]
How can I upgrade my home sound system & radio to a 21st century solution, without breaking the budget?
How can I upgrade my home sound system & radio to a 21st century solution, without breaking the budget? I have CDs and an old boom box that plays CDs & analog radio. What's the best system to upgrade to for the next 5-10 years? [more inside]
Media Player / DJ / Theatre Sound Cueing software which allows looping a segment of the file indefinitely and then continuing playback? Details inside... [more inside]
What movie's characteristic sound effect was caused by using a tube to blow bubbles in a toilet? [more inside]
Windows XP sound control question: How can I get the icon for device volume to stay in the taskbar? [more inside]