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How high and or low can you go?

Help me set up my bass rig. [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Mar 10, 2009 - 20 answers

THX 1138 sound effects

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]
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Mar 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Decent video screen cap with sound?

Decent free video screen capture *with*sound*? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Mar 2, 2009 - 10 answers

I would like to follow in the loud footsteps of Jack Foley.

What are some films with great work by a Foley artist? [more inside]
posted by Tufa on Mar 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Video killed my audio stars

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 - 9 answers

Where can I find the radio clip from Groundhog Day?

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 - 6 answers

What is this? And: Is it loud?

Can you identify this strange interactive sound making device? [more inside]
posted by Henrik on Feb 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Which air compressor is quieter?

Which air compressor is quieter? The HUSKY air scout. LINK Or this Craftsman 2 gallon one? LINK Any other suggestions will be appreciated! Thanks!
posted by austinlee on Feb 5, 2009 - 8 answers

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?)
posted by newfers on Feb 1, 2009 - 27 answers

Clicky Keys

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 - 11 answers

Is there a Mac app that will let me draw (and listen to) a waveform?

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 - 7 answers

St-st-st-st-ut-ut-tut-tut-tut-errrrrrrrrr

I'm looking for music that features really good stutter processing of vocal sounds (any really good stuttering of other sounds is welcome too, but I'm especially interested in vocals). Benchmark tracks would be Trentemoller's Moan, Modeselektor's 2000007, Funkstörung's Fat Camp Feva, Ellen Allien's Sehnsucht, and Look at Me by Villeneuve. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Jan 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Figuring out UK rates for sound mixers

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 - 0 answers

Music

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 - 5 answers

Throwing a party with bands playing and a dj. Need sound advice.

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 - 4 answers

how is RMS sound level calculated

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 - 6 answers

n00b htpc 3850 dvi to hdmi with audio

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 - 13 answers

Sounds out of Place

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 - 5 answers

How to record electric guitar noiselessly with minimal computer specs?

I'm looking for a decent USB-to-audio input adapter, like the M-Audio Jam Lab [more inside]
posted by Phire on Dec 5, 2008 - 7 answers

I'm Not Going To Pay A Lot For This Video!

Calling all East Coast video production pros! Price check. [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Dec 5, 2008 - 1 answer

I know what I want to do, but don't know how to get there.

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 - 18 answers

Stock sound archive?

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 - 11 answers

I'm trying to recreate a nuclear apocalypse

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 - 10 answers

Controlling the volume of applications in Windows?

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 - 3 answers

The relation between temperature, ballistics and sonic booms

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 - 5 answers

Can we hear the sun?

A question from my five year old: What noise does the sun make? [more inside]
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets on Nov 11, 2008 - 22 answers

Help my MacBook make sound again!

Possible solution to getting sound back on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by zacharyseibert on Nov 8, 2008 - 8 answers

is it possible to change the sound of your voice?

is it possible to change the sound of your voice? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Nov 4, 2008 - 11 answers

PowerPoint cutting off sound files

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 - 4 answers

Mac Mini Magically Misplaced Music

Mac Mini Sound Stops Working When I Push The Top of the Case [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Oct 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Neglect my ride

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 - 31 answers

Soundless

Laptop sound problems for a friend. [more inside]
posted by ihadapony on Sep 21, 2008 - 5 answers

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]
posted by eebs on Sep 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me drop the bass.

Looking for a more in-depth audio controller for XP. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Aug 31, 2008 - 4 answers

A sound board as an office desk toy?

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.)
posted by GenTso on Aug 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Crank it up to 11.

I have an idea for an art project involving sound but I'm stumped on the logistics. Help? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Aug 22, 2008 - 10 answers

The Conference Room Is Too Loud

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]
posted by ben242 on Aug 19, 2008 - 15 answers

Can gunshots be triangulated with sound analysis?

Pinpointing gunshot locations by triangulating sound waves: Would this be technically feasible? Would it be legal? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 10, 2008 - 18 answers

How do you make something that improves the acoustics of an auditorium?

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]
posted by n8stew on Aug 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Does sound carry downwards?

Does sound carry downwards? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Informed on Aug 8, 2008 - 11 answers

I'm not a DJ, but I'd like to play one for a little while

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]
posted by um_maverick on Aug 5, 2008 - 7 answers

What song was used in the .wav, wiglgirl.wav?

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.
posted by GlowWyrm on Jul 28, 2008 - 1 answer

Can you hear me now, you horny bastard?

Good examples of heterosexual audio erotica or porn, please? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2008 - 11 answers

Help improve my sound!

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]
posted by aladfar on Jul 9, 2008 - 13 answers

How to setup a mixer at FOH

How do you setup an audio mixer when mixing from FOH (front of house)? [more inside]
posted by chitlin on Jul 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Will my old speakers work with a new receiver?

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]
posted by paulus andronicus on Jul 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Why do flip flops go flip flop?

Why do flip flops go flip flop? As opposed to flip flip or even flop flop? [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Jul 4, 2008 - 28 answers

Audio Technician Gear?

What is included in a typical sound technician's kit when recording scenes for TV or Movies? [more inside]
posted by AltReality on Jun 19, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I learn to sneeze softly?

How do I learn to sneeze softly?
posted by riffola on Jun 18, 2008 - 27 answers

I have no idea what I just saw

What was this guy on the street doing with a black iron pot on a spit that produced a gunshot-like sound? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Jun 14, 2008 - 18 answers

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