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    From my experience: about 1 day

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    Slenkar2
    I can play the sounds on the website but after I download them my WAV player says the file has the wrong header. I can play other WAV files with no problems just not the ones from this site.
    Thanks for any help

    Are you using windows? Can I recommend wavepad.
    http://www.nch.com

    Alternatively, type wave pad or wavepad in to google search.
    http://www.google.com

    Hope that helps.

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    No sound, but I found photos on a camera's memory card. Not very interesting, looked like pics from a party and some from a vacation. Two of a topless middle aged woman.

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    I have uploaded some .wav files but can't see the files in my additions...I saw ''Attention: your files will not be visible on the main page until they pass the moderation stage!'' this attention and was wondering the question i have wrote on the topic subject.

    Thanks.
    PP~

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    Anyone?

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    This is a slightly-related story, but I recently bought a Korg PXR4 and there were metal rock recordings on it, made by the previous owner. The guy who sang on the tracks was pretty bad and my brothers and I had a good laugh.

    But, that's a neat story. I would like to hear some of those audio letters, if you do upload them.

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    So I picked up this mono micro-recorder today while I was in salvation army. It had this used tape that came with it. and so after I got home I put in some new batteries and played it back and it's this audio diary // letters from an elderly gentleman to his son I suppose... It's really rather interesting, but I'm trying to record it to get it uploaded.... but anyway I was going to ask if any of you have ever discovered someones intimate audio moments accidentally?

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    http://www.mediafire.com/?iymgzmmntmz

    Is this a talkbox effect or a flanger effect or both? I don't play guitars, nor know a lot about them, so I'm stumped.

    Thanks in advance. grin

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    Which ones? Not all WAVs are the same format on this site. What's your WAV player? Try Foobar2000: http://www.foobar2000.org

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    I like your rollercoaster analogy, NC.

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    Or play back the sound to be telephoned through a crappy mini headphone and record that.

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    Hi, I create an un-tuned radio(sort of seaching for stations) for a tune I was building...so I decided to upload it after I read this post.

    I generated the file using Reason's NN19 synthesiser but it sounds quite realistic...I even threw in some morse code for the effect. Feel free to use this sound if you want.

    I can supply the file in higher quality if anyone should need, or maybe improve it as it was only something I did rough the one night(I did'nt actually start the tune nevermind finish it smile)
    Just incase you're wandering...the morse code spells out 'Grinder-one' which is my 'MySpace' name.

    Anyway, here's the file:-
    http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=61386

    Mart.

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    I can play the sounds on the website but after I download them my WAV player says the file has the wrong header. I can play other WAV files with no problems just not the ones from this site.
    Thanks for any help

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    I used to use mellosoftron but there is not way to render to a wave file so I had to pan hard left and pan the accompaning track I was recording along with hard right (or vice versa) and then record the soundboard mix. My other option was to record a MIDI track and then route it to mellowsoftron and again record the soundboard mix. Talk about a complicated and needlessly noisy way to only have mono sample playing or play something in one voice that doesn't necessarily translate well to the sampler's voice.

    Then I finally gave VST plugins a chance and got the free Minihost and the free paax2 and in one night, I created more sample patches than I have with mellowsoftron in almost 10 years. It's so easy, once you get the concept of presets. The documentation is a little sparse but enough to figure things out and there is a suport group at KVR. The pro version is cheap and I might someday get it but it does all I need. The looping function takes a fraction of the time of the mellowsoftron and other loop editors I have tried before to great frustration. It has decent reverb, delay and chorus and plenty of envelope filters and a nice glide function, and again it's free if you stick to 16bit sounds and one stereo output. I am old so 16bit 44.1k gives my ears all they can handle and leaves my PC free to crunch up to 30 tracks at a time. 10 years ago 4 or 5 tracks at 22.k was pushing it on my PC.

    I messed with the ASIO buffer settings and got the latency down to undetectable levels without artifacts and can make click free looped sample voices with only a few mutli samples that sound good up and down the keys in about 2 minutes, which is a dramatic change of pace. Screwing with the old software and it's odd sound folder scheme was depressing. If only mini host or paax itself would remember that my VST patches and sounds are in two different sections of my audio folder tree, it would be much faster. I hate going to open a VST bank and it opening up the folder I got my last sample from, 8 levels down into my manic folder tree. I moved all my soundfonts to my VST folders but my sound collection is meticulously categorized into folders and subfolders and subsubfolders so I can find anything.

    With paax2, I don't need to keep them all in one folder and can just point to the pathway they reside on and they are there everytime I click a preset. I tried some the free simple VST sample players but they are only good for soundfonts and one shots at best. Some of them seem downright pointless or unusable.

    http://www.kotkasuniverse.com/paax.php

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    Usually it is either a clipped waveform or a the DC offset from your soundcard. I downloaded audacity years ago but still have to yet to use it but I am pretty sure it has a DC offset function.

    If it's clipped you have the levels too high. I used to go in manually and zoom all the way in and lower that clipped part's volume as low as possible and maybe take off some of the high frequency if possible. I finally used the advanced audio editor by voyetra also known as audio surgeon and clicked the auto pop eliminator and it works amazingly well with way less loss of signal that my old technique.

    You could download the trial here:
    http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/audiosurgeon/home.aspx

    Or try these (I cannot vouch for them but they are free)

    http://www.sonicspot.com/antipop/antipop.html

    http://www.sonicspot.com/denoise/denoise.html

    It looks like audacity has a click remover

    http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=Audacity

    And lastly if you are cutting a waveform and the cycles are not matching up it will create a pop and after reading your post again that is probably what is happening you need to cut sounds on the zero line, neither negative or positive phase.

    \ /\ /\ Cut here on the zero line /\ /\
    \/ \/ \/ \/ \/

    dont try to match up like this:

    /\ /\ /\ / /\ /\
    \/ \/ \/ / \/

    See the break in the waveform?

    Think of it like a roller coaster and you cannot hit a brick wall, you need a slope up and down or you will get click or pop. See the previous post about crossfading.

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    Or alternately if Audacity has an FFT filter, use that to do the job very effectively.

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    Try using the equaliser and amplify from about 800 Hz to 4000 Hz while attenuating everything else. Not sure about the echo.

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    MY NAME IS SOUL!!!

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    MY NAME IS SOUL!!!

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    Hi folks,

    I'm wondering if any of you can help us out here a little bit please.

    I'm involved in programming a retro styled PC game, and we're in need of some vocal recordings for various character sequence events.
    Voice accent doesn't really matter here, but we're looking for 3 or 4 variations on each of the following events below, so maybe a few people's recordings could help us out here? (You will be added to the game creditability.)

    Male vocal character, as we have female done already grin

    Events:

    • Hit (person taking a hit from a bullet, or being clipped by one)
    • Die (short struggle and death breath)
    • Celebrate (A glee cheer, like 'Yeeaah!' )
    • Rout (like a retreat or withdrawal from battle i.e. 'whhhaaaaa')
    • Tired (out of breath, or exhausted)

    Thanks very much folks, appreciate any of your efforts!

    Best regards,
    Darren.