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Is there an appetite for a longer lasting repository of knowledge here?

I am a member of several other established SE boards (under a different login). The successful boards share the goal of building and maintaining a long-lasting repository of knowledge. To achieve this,...
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Is it on topic to ask about technical questions or troubleshooting on a mixer?

I've been posting my issues on a couple of forums, got a friend to try and figure it out, and downloaded the manual to look for some answers, but nothing has been resolved yet. So, I'm wondering if ...
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Are questions about how to perform some task on a specific tool on topic?

The question below is not related to sound design in general but rather it's about how to accomplish certain task on an specific audio editing tool: How to select all regions above a threshold in ...
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Headphone Recommendations

I've got a question related to headphone recommendations. For example, which are the best over-ear, closed back & wired headphones that doesn't require an amp under $100 for movies? Can I ask ...
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What is our stance on questions on how to operate music production software and not directly on sound design?

What is our stance on questions on how to operate music production software and not directly on sound design? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Subject: Is it possible to use the mouse ...
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Is Karaoke on topic?

This question recently came up: Karaoke system with Android TV It got me wondering if this is or is not on topic. On the one hand, this particular question seems to be very, very consumer focused ...
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Should I be less strict on the review queue for this site than others?

I am starting to get the feeling that traffic has decreased significantly and it might be worth considering to allow more questions through while editing more heavily to encourage users. Specifically ...
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Where do we go from here? Take the survey!

Hello AVP and SSD veterans! Hello new users! How's it going? Take the survey and let us know! As you might recall, this site is the result of a merge of two separate communities. We've had a post-...
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Sound design not sufficently highlighted

Just to say that from my opinion: Sound design and synth making is not sufficiently highlighted here. I see many posts about gears, configurations,and software problems. Does anyone see a way of ...
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Request for Ideas: Site Name

It has been suggested that Sound Design is a limiting name that doesn't really express what the site is about fully. As such, I am asking for what ideas people have for better names. Please answer ...
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'Sound Design' too narrow?

As a newcomer I'm somewhat confused about the scope of this SE sub site. The sub domain "sound.stackexchange.com" tells me it is a broad sound oriented scope (and most of the questions I see support ...
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Question about sound identifcation

Related question: https://sound.stackexchange.com/questions/34985/what-is-this-sound (the question has been self-deleted) The content is simply a sound from SoundCloud, and a question asking what it ...
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Do we want to allow home theater questions if they are based on shared principles and not opinion based?

This question was recently raised about a set of consumer hi-fi amp and speakers. While most hi-fi/home audio questions are off topic because most of the field is unrelated to production and is often ...
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Are telecommunications/telepresence questions on topic?

This question is about how best to mic groups of people for conference calls. While it is, in essence, about how to get sound from a number of people and play it back for another group, I'm not sure ...
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Is sound reinforcement/live sound still on topic?

On Audio/Video Production, Sound Reinforcement was extremely on topic, however recently, it has come up for debate whether this is still on topic for the site. Is sound reinforcement/live sound still ...
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Are questions regarding a "universal standard" on-topic here?

A have a question that's along the lines of, Is there a universal standard that states the largest surround sound format a cinema/theatre should support? Someone suggested asking it here, but, I ...
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Are questions about issues with the output of a sound generation program on topic?

This question recently asked what was wrong with the audio file being generated by a program that was supposed to produce a sound wave. The purpose of the question seems to be to figure out why the ...
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Custom Close Reason - Musical Question

Should we have a custom close reason for musician related questions? If so, what should it be?
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Sound Design Isn't Stack Overflow - Let's Relax A Bit?

You ever do some innocuous, simple thing that resulted in a sermon of sorts pouring out of the person you were sitting next to? Ever get the feeling that they might have had something bottled up, and ...
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Are general questions about how to use specific DAWs on topic?

For an example of a question I was thinking of, I wanted to know how I could use the pencil tool in the midi editor of Studio One to change the pitch of notes. This isn't really related to sound ...
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We need to narrow down our scope and help center guidance, your opinion is needed!

A few months ago, we had two communities; the sound enthusiasts on our site for audio and video production, and the community that had been flourishing on Sound Design. The two seemed like, and are, a ...
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Is this a sound design forum - if so, what are the boundaries of that definition?

Just thought I'd throw this one out there, I'd be interested if others have been wondering this too. Do we need a tighter definition of which topics are acceptable on this forum? Since the merge ...
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