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Distorted noise replay NOT COMPUTER RELATED


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#1 hogesinwa

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:45 PM

Hi,  This is not about a computer or software or anything like that.  I'm posting here because I can't find any other avenue to explore, mostly because I can't frame the question correctly.  Also, I am assuming that the cast of thousands on this site are multi-talented with respect to technical knowledge and will either know what I am looking for or hang out with people who do.

 

I want to work out how to take loud music emanating from next door and replay it with a fraction of a second delay, or even a second delay or whatever.  In other words, I want to take what they are generating and return it.  You can see where this comes from of course.

 

I don't want to wait 8 hours and then play opera or polka etc.  I want it to be exactly whatever they are playing, no more, no less.

 

So if anyone has any insights as to where I can go to learn if this is possible I'd be pleased to take advice.

thanks

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:15 PM

Why not pump it back through an analog reverb and a ring modulator. A mike, a reverb, a ring modulator, an amp and some speakers

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:35 AM

The laws of physics will present you with a number of challenges trying to do something like that. The biggest hurdle would be the simple fact that in order for sound in your location to be audible over there, it would also have to be extremely loud. Far louder in fact than the annoying sound you are hearing. So any device you were trying to use to pick up and amplify their sound would just hear the output from your speaker, and give howling feedback.

Even if you had space and equipment to have a highly directional microphone and a very directional PA horn as far away from each other as possible, there's another problem with the idea.

When they play loud music, if you are able, set music playing just as loud at your place, and check how much of their music you can still hear when you're close to your music. Chances are theirs will be pretty much drowned out by your own music. The effect on them will be the same. They're up close to their own loud music, which for them, will overpower sound coming in from elsewhere. Especially if it's the same music just delayed slightly. Probably all they would notice would be a brief repeat of the last note when each song finished, like an echo.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:37 AM

Thanks for the education on this.  I had hoped it would be simple, but then I suppose that if it was, everyone would do it.  Would be a great invention if someone could make one the same size as one of those Dog Bark things.

I guess it's going to be power tools at 8:01am in the alley between the houses? 

 

Thanks again for the help.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:44 AM

Thanks for the education on this.  I had hoped it would be simple, but then I suppose that if it was, everyone would do it.  Would be a great invention if someone could make one the same size as one of those Dog Bark things.

I guess it's going to be power tools at 8:01am in the alley between the houses? 

 

Thanks again for the help.

 

 

Of course they have invented this device, but as was clearly pointed out because of the laws of physics it will be big and expensive. But it is doable.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:03 PM

There is always the option of getting the local constabulary involved whether or not there are noise ordinances, but you have a better chance if there are.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:59 PM

There is always the option of getting the local constabulary involved whether or not there are noise ordinances, but you have a better chance if there are.

The Plods have enough on their plate dealing with the social misfits robbing houses.  They would be disinclined to investigate this.  On the positive side, my daughter reports that 3 houses around us are for sale so perhaps my problem will be gone by the time I return.  One can hope!



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:41 PM

There is always the dread possibility that these three houses are the three houses on the other sides from your noisy neighbour ! 

 

It's either make sure the noise generators are one of the three or add your house to the three for sale.

 

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:56 PM

 


On the positive side, my daughter reports that 3 houses around us are for sale so perhaps my problem will be gone by the time I return.  One can hope!

But what if you are actually in a movie-worthy drama scenario in which the intruders want to make your house the 4th one on your block to become on sale and won't stop until you list the property!?:lmao:

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:33 PM

Haha.  Love it.






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