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End of AVICII's The Nights: Why is the end of the sound wave not centered around zero?

This is the end of AVICII's The Nights (YouTube) viewed in Audacity: Question: Is there a particular purpose for keeping the wave out of the center? I guess it does not change the sound (or at least ...
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The Lowest Note?

I have heard that the classical Indian musical instrument, the Surbahar, makes the lowest audible note of any musical instrument. I am curious what instrument makes the lowest audible note and what ...
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Do frequencies between each note have a name?

Do frequencies between each note (A, A#, B...) have a specific name? E.g.: A5 has a frequency of 880.00 Hz. and A#5 has a frequency of 932.33 Hz., how do we identify frequencies that are inbetween ...
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Denon PMA amplifier on power when not in use

I have a Denon sound amplifier and I use it mainly for music and movies using an auxiliary port. My question ( I want to prove it with scientific answers ) is whether it is a problem if I leave the ...
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Scratchy sound on “7 Seconds” Youssou N'Dour - ft. Neneh Cherry

I thought I had a wrongly ripped mp3 of this song but even when I listen it on Spotify I can hear a jump/interruption/scratch between 4:07 - 4:09 it's really annoying, why this happened to the song? ...
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Weird sound at the end of unforgiven II

At the last part of Metallica - Unforgiven II (5:46-5:49) there is a weird 'bubble-like' sound. it also sounds like some skype notification to me. does anybody know what makes this sound? as far as I ...
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Identify 90s R&B and Pop characteristic sound/instrument (processed vibraphone?)

Well... not so desperately, but I've been searching for ever. This beautiful sound is in lots of early 90s R&B/Pop songs, it's some sort of processed vibraphone or something. I'm pretty sure it ...
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Did Jimi Hendrix's reverted Stratocaster influence his sound?

Jimi Hendrix was left-handed and at the time he started to play the guitar, left-handed ones may have been hard to find, so he strung his guitar upside down. Then, even he became rich enough to have ...
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Sounds of fret scratches and pick [closed]

How valuable to a song are the sound of fret scratches, when the player lifts his fingers of the strings, and the sound of the pick? Is it better to leave them hearable or volume them down? How often ...
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What is the sound from the drops of these songs?

I want to know what is the sound (or instrument) which forms the main melody in the drops from these songs: Disclosure - You & Me (feat. Eliza Doolittle) (Flume remix) (you can hear it starting ...
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What game music is this?

I am looking for a simple music background for my puzzle game and i came across this sound but don't know where to find it and buy or find similar music Puzzle Game Music Background
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Song with different voices merging

I have been wondering (for a year!) about a song I heard in July 2015 on the radio in the Gdansk, Poland area. I have no other details except the following description of the way it sounded: The ...
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Which modern songs/melodies use the “Devil's interval” augmented 4th, discounting the use of tritone substitution in jazz?

Recently I was informed that the augmented 4th has historically been viewed as satanic or "the devil in music" and wanted to start a collection of relatively modern (say 20th century onwards) songs ...
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Find cause for record player noise

I've got a pretty new pro-ject turntable with a brand new Shure pickup. As soon as I select the source on my amplifier I get constant noise form the turntable. The player has been working fine on ...
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Why do many British vocalists almost always sound distinctly American when singing?

I recently saw Tears for Fears and it brought up the question that I've had for many years: Why do many British vocalists almost always sound distinctly American¹ when singing? Same goes for ...
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Sounds produced from pure electrical circuits?

Is there any musical instrument which produces sounds from pure electrical circuits? Wherein there is no pre-recorded sounds from other instruments...
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Was The Who's album 'Quadrophenia' actually quadraphonic?

Quadrophenia was available on vinyl with stereo playback (and probably mono too, but I have only seen stereo copies). If it was quadraphonic, why was it sold on vinyl appropriate for stereo playback?...
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Identifying term for songs with slow stomp bass tempo

I have heard songs from many different genres from rock to rap to techno with this same kind of core slow stomping percussion beat. Example songs are: God's Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash When the ...
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What is a “warm” sound?

What does it mean for a sound to be warm? What does a sound need to have to be "warmer" than other? We often hear this associated with analog systems. "analog warmth", "the warmth of vinyl". What is ...
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Is there any difference in terms of sound quality between different vinyl colours?

There are numbers of limited and special editions of vinyl LPs nowadays, and a lot of them differ from standard edition by vinyl colour: transparent, white, red, splattered… Is there any difference in ...
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What gives vinyl records their characteristic sound?

Many people swear by vinyls and claim that they sound warmer or just better in general. Why do vinyls sound different - is it the way that music is recorded onto them, or is it something in the ...