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?)
Is is possible to record the sound of someone typing and then decipher what keys are being pressed?
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!
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]
What's the going rate for a freelance re-recording ("dubbing") mixer in the UK? This is for an independent feature documentary. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]