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Questions tagged [sound]

Sound is a mechanical wave that is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through some medium (like air or water), composed of frequencies which are within the range of hearing.

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Safest Place For My Oud!

quick question, can i keep my Oud in the basement? i live in Chicago and it gets little cold here in the winter. i was told that the humid will ruin the wood of the Oud, which it makes sense to me, ...
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Keyboard sounds which begin before the audible beat: are they playable?

I often hear sounds and think "boy, would that be a cool sound for playing a tune on a keyboard." But, often the sounds begin substantially before where the understood "downbeat" would be. An example ...
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What is Sound Engineering [closed]

I am wondering what is Sound Engineering. How it is related to Music. What exactly Sound Engineers do ? What is their Responsibility. Thanks.
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Balanced Output on mixer to Unbalanced Input on another mixer

Can I safely take the L/R stereo mix (using two balanced 1/4" TRS connectors) out of one mixer into unbalanced inputs (two 1/4" unbalanced TS connectors) on a second mixer? Options Use two 1/4" TS ...
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Frequencies that interfere with human speech

I had this interesting question in mind, sometimes when you listen to loud music, there is no problem speaking to a person at an ordinary volume so that he can hear and understand you, but mostly when ...
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Musical systems with more than 12 notes

From what I remember of music theory, all music (at least Western music) boils down to scales that revolve around the 12 notes (circle of fourths/fifths). I know there are scales in different regions ...
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How can i soundproof my room for music making ? [duplicate]

I was looking for a suggestion, how to soundproof my room with a budget. and it should be good, since i am recording vocal, instruments etc My main job is to make cover song and our own song ...
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Are there similarities between musical temperament and colorimetry? [closed]

It is well known that musical temperament is the basic of music theory, just as colorimetry is the basic of color theory.
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Note combination doesn’t sound right on digital piano

So I’m trying to learn this song, but I have a bit of a problem. The left hand part from 00:00 to 00:08 sounds weird and not correct on my digital piano. I don’t know how to explain it, but it just ...
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How can I listen to specific keyboard presets online?

I would like to listen to a keyboard preset online. I know the model of the keyboard and the preset number, how could I find a recording? As an example, I'm interested in the Korg Kronos 88. If I ...
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Problem with a Digital Piano

So, I have a digital piano, a Casio CDP 130 that I bought at the start of the year. It has been working perfectly until yesterday a friend of mine was playing it and noticed that when the seventh B of ...
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Is asio4all compatible with bluetooth headsets? [closed]

My question is simple. Is asio4all compatible with bluetooth headsets? If it's yes, can somebody give me an information about what kind of bluetooth headset I should use? I use Ableton Live 10 intro.
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Buzz problem in Ibanez RG350dxz

I was cleaning up my guitar and removed my edge ii tremelo bridge and the springs holding it along with the stud screws holding the blade. But now when I reconnected everything, there is no sound ...
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Is the pitch-producing mechanism for singing and humming the same or entirely different?

The sound-producing mechanisms in string instruments and the flute are entirely different. Are the pitch-producing mechanisms used while singing a song and humming a song (humming with closed lips and ...
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What combination of features should I look for an electric guitar to be as flexible as I can?

I am an amateur guitar player for some time, and I have owned a couple of electric guitars. Now, I am looking to buy a new one. I mostly play metal (Lamb of God, Godsmack, Metallica, Megadeth etc.), ...
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Do sounds from different musical instrument merge together into one wave? [closed]

I am trying to understand what happens when two or multiple sound waves meet up or clash into one and another. An example: Lets say I play middle C on the piano and a C an octave higher on the guitar ...
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How do multiple sound waves interact physically to create music?

What happens on a physical level when many notes/sound waves interact with each other at the same time? (For example, a big chord on the piano with all of its harmonics/overtones clashing together.) ...
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Can a guitar pickup be eq'd to imitate a different wiring from its own?

For example can a parrell humbucker be eq'd to sound like a single coil? Or even can it be eq'd to the other possible wiring's, series etc.
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Why does Metal sound so muddy? [closed]

I've been a metal-music addict since my early teens. But in the last few years I've listenend to more and more Rap/Trap and so on. And I've bought myself some really really expensive headphones to ...
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How come you can hear individual notes but not overtones?

In my understanding, all sounds are technically made from a combination of sine waves together that form a timbre, and as such any sound can be represented as a combination of sine waves. Let's take ...
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Do I need an audio interface to play only voice/keyboard?

I have a CASIO CTK-6200 and I've been testing its line outputs. Used a cable and connected to my mobo (Gigabyte 990XA UD3). The quality of audio is pretty decent. I'm going to buy a mic now, and since ...
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Types of tools to automate “tape-like” audio manipulation [closed]

[To anyone who recognizes the following setup as shamelessly derived from musique concrète and Cage's music: apologies for the gross simplifications] Setup: I have a project in which I need to ...
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AT2035, I need some help, XLR cable issue, ''Replaing the Stereo PC Sound'' [closed]

Is there anyone who know why the sound of my computer dissepears when I connected the XLR cable to PC it merely replaced the stereo sound
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What is the purpose of phase invert?

On many sound cards and mixers there is a button "Phase invert". What is its purpose? When should we use it?
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Cents vs semi-tones on guitar

I was wondering, since we can tune our guitars by cents we can make them sound anywhere close to the note we need. So we can have open A be not 440 but 448 for instance. What restrictions are there ...
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Are theremin's pitch hand positions unique?

I don't know much about theremins, and wondered about this: given a constant volume, I would like to know if I can produce the same note with different hand positions or if all notes have a specific/...
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Is there a color representation of music? [duplicate]

I was wondering, is there a color representation of music? If someone ever tried to represent frequencies with colors could the whole music piece be represented by color somehow? What do Beethoven's ...
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Why can't drums produce melody?

A note is a vibration at a certain frequency. A drum produces a tone with a certain pitch much like a string percussed with a mallet. Why is a drum unfit for playing a melody while a string inside a ...
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Problem with my new Gibson Les Paul Classic 2015

I'm italian so there may be some grammatical errors.. basically my guitar sounds really "sharp" when I play the first two strings (E, B). By "sharp" I don't mean the tune of the guitar, the tune is ...
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The name of the kick [closed]

These days, I hear a lot in a lot of music that contains a specific technique that I want to understand better. Composers use some kind of kick in their music that sounds somewhat like the sound of a ...
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Live AR in music performance

What does it mean by Live AR in music performance? Sometimes, they also put it as Live AR mic open in the setlist/cue sheet of the live music performance/concert.
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Decay vs Sustain on synths

Could you explain to me the difference between "decay" and "sustain" on synths? I'm using the Korg Kronos 2 and the synth engines have both sustain and decay and they seem to be doing the same thing ...
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Can you listen to your computer's sound with a soundcard

I would like to buy a Lexicon Alpha Studio, but I wanted to make sure that I can listen to my computers sound through it (it seems logical to me). Because my computer's jack plug is broken and my ...
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DAC for optical out and XLR in (Samsung TV - Behringer Studio 50USB)

I'd like to connect Behringer Studio 50USB studio monitors to Samsung TV UE55MU70002. I understand I need to have a DAC which takes optical audio in from TV and gives XLR (or rather TRS?) to monitors. ...
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Behringer STUDIO 50USB too loud on Macbook

I have a problem. I use studio monitors Behringer Studio 50 USB together with my Macbook Pro. Connected via USB. The problem is they are too loud even on the "volume 1" setting of my Macbook. And ...
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Cause of G string on Ibanez JEM sounding dead?

My Ibanez JEM with floyd rose tremolo, this exact guitar: , has a problem with the G string. The open string sounds out more or less properly (though it tends to go 'harmonic', which seems like it's ...
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Whats that sound my amp makes? [duplicate]

i have an electric guitar (Fender Stratocaster classic series 50's mexican) and a Fender Champion 40 amp. Everytime i put my amp on and turn up the volume it makes a really buzzy sound. I figuered out ...
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Messiaen Prelude Colors

According to wikipedia, each of Messiaen's 8 preludes is associated with various colors. 1 La colombe (The dove) Orange, with violet veins. 2 Chant d'extase dans un paysage triste (Song of ...
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What cello technique used in titles of “The Night Of”

At the beginning of the title sequence of "The Night Of" the double bass is clearly plucked, but I'm not entirely sure about the higher cello part? Is it simply a (very) dry staccato? There's just so ...
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What makes some instruments louder than others?

Main question: are longer pianos actually louder? Context: When a musician plays on an acoustic instrument, I expect that the loudness produced corresponds to raw energy (as measured in Joules or ...
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How did baroque music sound at the time?

Historical context Let's for example consider Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (click here to enjoy). It was composed at the very beginning of the 18th century in Germany. At that time: ...
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Note combination doesn't sound right on my digital piano

So I have a digital piano Thomann DP-26, but I have problems with a piece. The song sounds overhaul good, but the notes I marked sound really off to me. I don't know why, in the midi tutorial and in ...
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How to replicate Nils Frahm's “Says” synthesizer sound (using Zebra 2)

Firstly, please note that I'm a complete newbie to handling synthesizers so I'm not familiar to a lot of principles. I want to replicate the synthesizer sound of Nils Frahm's "Says" track, and, if ...
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This monitor speaker have problem?

I bought one monitor speaker (Behringer Truth B1030A) but I think this device has a problem. I play a music but this speaker does not play some sounds. I play this music by (Boss BR 600). Source ...
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Are acoustic pianos too loud?

I find acoustic upright pianos quite loud and unbearable. This is also because my recently developed hyperacusis but I think I always found it so when I was even much younger; I would use the silent ...
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Bell like tone on my octave mandolin

While playing chords on my octave manolin, I'm hearing a strange bell-like almost harmonic sound mixed in with the note.
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Recording Sound Through Casio Keyboard Using Audacity

My Casio WK-110 has four ports... a USB port (used for MIDI recording), a sustain port (used for sustain pedals), a power port, and a phones/output jack. I would like to record the SOUND of my ...
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Name of an intentionally sharp, bright “bling” or “pring” sound on guitar?

For example at 3:31 in this video: And at 0:48 in this video: I want to know how to do that but I can't look it up because I don't ...
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Audio Synthesis algorithms

I am little more than a starter in Sound synthesis using oscillators and others. I have reaktor 6 as a modular environment. I wanted to get nice algorightms from where i can get deeply started off. I ...
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How to make the sound move from one channel to the other?

I need to figure out how to make a sound go from the right channel to the left channel (and vice versa) while recording. This effect is typically noticeable when the listener is wearing headphones. An ...