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Creating a Thick, Smooth Bass

I'm trying to figure out how to create a nice thick sub bass like one used in professional hip hop and other pop electronic music and trap. I've been trying to emulate this nice low round sound that ...
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Simulating Resonant Bodies

Background I am working on synthesized patches using a combination of additive and subtractive methods to create a digital orchestra. The goal is not to recreate orchestral sounds, but rather to ...
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Can a single channel produce several timbres?

I learned that each channel controls a separate musical instrument or voice or synth patch, and therefore determines a separate timbre. Then when playing an audio file, which shows only one channel ...
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Skype and Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6

I'm trying to use my KA6 with Skype. Plugging in the mic at Input 1 in the front works perfectly. However, I don't want to have the cable hanging around in my face, so I tried plugging it into the ...
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List of Fourier coefficientes to simulate musical instruments

I'm trying to find a list of Fourier Coefficients (frequencies/amplitudes, ie, spectral data) to simulate different musical instruments using additive synthesis. Are these data published somewhere? ...
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Synthesize droning strings

How can I synthesize something like a droning string, something like a tanpura. The main effect that I can't seem to get roughly periodic tambre variation over time. I tried using a phaser on some ...
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Kontakt player not available as a Pro Tools 11 plugin [closed]

I have just installed the komplete elements program onto my mac, and for some reason the Kontakt player is not available as an instrument plugin in pro tools. I am running Pro Tools 11 on Mac OS X ...
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Miking an upright bass

I am recording a live jazz quartet on Friday consisting of drums, acoustic piano, upright bass and either electric guitar or a sax (this will be confirmed tomorrow and I have no problem with these). ...
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Design parameters for combo organs

What are the typical tremelo and vibrato characteristics for electric organs, like the Vox Continetial and Farfisa organs? I'd like some ball park parameter values, i.e. modulation frequencies around ...
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What is this instrument? [closed]

Clean Bandit song - YouTube What kind of instrument resounds from the beginning of the song and it sounds like some oriental harmonica from Hawaii ?
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DIY Aquaphone material selection

First I would like to say that I really love this place. As a sounddesign student, social sounddesign has been invaluable and a great inspiration! Thanks to all of you for that! Now, on with the ...
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would you answer this short questionnaire to help with university research - revised

I am currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Music Production. Part of my assignment requires the creation of sample-based software instruments (namely, Kontakt instruments). I am creating a cinematic ...
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Foley sampler instrument - Some questions to sound designers

Hi, I am a MSc Sound Design Student at Leeds Met Uni in the UK and for my final major project (starting now and handed in at the end of September) I am proposing to make a Kontakt-based sampler ...
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Free VST Effects and Instruments

Hey guys, I'm Indian and I'm pretty cheap so I've never paid for plugins or VST instruments (yet) and I'm always on the look out for something free, so I thought I'd list some of the stuff that I've ...
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Unmusical Items as Instruments in Music/Design

I wanted to ask everyone what their experience is with using household items, or really any other non-instrument to either layer in, or as itself, into music and sound design. For instance, I shall ...
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DSI Mono Evolver Keyboard synth for Sound Design

Hey sound designers! I'm thinking of buying a Dave Smith Instruments Mono Evolver Keyboard edition both for musical and sound design purposes. I will also add a Moog CP-251 for CV control. I'm ...
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Recording world instruments, what type of mic(s) to use?

I am taking a world music course this quarter and the professor brought in a bunch of crazy instruments (some he made) and I asked him if we can set up a time to record samples of these unique ...
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Suggestions for controlling one aspect of a mastered music track?

So here's the setup: I am working with a piece of cello music that layers bowed cello with plucked cello (filling the role of percussion). The director is asking whether I can independently control ...
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Do you play an instrument?

How important is musical training to a sound designer? What, if any, instruments do you play, and has this affected the way you 'compose' a design? I play the cello and piano,nowhere near as well as ...
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A decent stereo pair of microphones at a reasonable price?

Hello. I'm curious to know what people are using as a stereo pair of microphones for their recordings? I've been looking at the usual suspects, but was curious to know if there is any underdogs in the ...