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How to map each midi channel to a separate speaker?

I have a program on a Windows 7 machine that is playing sounds via the General Midi specification. I would like to be able to direct each channel/instrument of the sound output of this program to one ...
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Skills for mastering old music

There is a new store in town that sells old music (1910s and onward), and while I find it enjoyable, the quality is generally poor. I have long wanted to learn how to work with audio, and this is ...
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Is it possible to have an external fader for controlling a soundboard

My buddy and I run audio for my church, and we had a great idea to mess around with. We wanted to hook up an external slide fader to a boat throttle via some pulleys and springs, and control the whole ...
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How to manage multiple singers on a live show when they are exchanging roles of lead vocal and background vocals?

I am regularly mixing live shows for a band having at least 4 vocals. How should I manage the situation that they exchange role of lead vocal after almost every song and others are doing BGVs? Is ...
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Searching for book recommendations

First of all sorry, because this question will definately be quite dull. When it comes to 'later stages' of audio post-production I generally have no idea of all these many terms and procedures. ...
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Mixing many audio files fast and easy

I have to mix audio data for a machine learning task. The setting is the following: I have two folders of tracks. One contains background files with background noise, the other contains files with a ...
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Connect Aux Send to a phantom powered input (designed for electret mics)

I'm trying to connect a mixing console to a videoconferencing equipment, to send the audio out of the console to the mic input of the videoconferencing unit. We are talking about a Yamaha MG166cx ...
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How is the mixing step separate from the parameter adjusting done during arrangement?

I'm new to audio production and am learning FL Studio and trying to understand the basic steps to producing a song, and this is something that confuses me. My mental model follows 3 steps: Make ...
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How to use multiband compressor in Mixing and Mastering?

I try to use Ozone-5 Multiband Compressor, but it looks very confused to me. I really want to know what is the purpose of doing Mutiband compression and How do you usually use it.
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Is it worth using consumer grade speakers to do surround sound design?

I was wondering what options I have for getting a basic 5.1 mixing setup in my house for under £100-£200. I know that might sound mad but I'm only looking for something to get started on to do some ...
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From simple to advanced mix techniques

In a few words, I know how to mix a fairly simple track (drums, bass, guitar, vocals...). This means that I know how to blend things together because each "instrument" is quite easy to isolate in ...
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Is it possible to mix MP3 Files into an audio mix a long mp3 without degredation?

I want to add and crossfade multiple mp3s into a long mix. Is there software that can mix many mp3's without re-encoding? If i use a normal mixing program and decode-re-incode, how much worse is the ...
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Real-world use of analogue mixing and digital recording equipment combined

(If this sort of question has been asked before - I apologise, I've used the search function and can't really find anything similar. Please merge and close if so!) I currently own a Behringer 8-bus ...
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How do you produce an immersive soundtrack?

As well as using a multichannel format to immerse the viewer, what other methods would you use to make a soundtrack immersive? I have just started working with a director who is making two short ...
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Compress more than once? (VO multi-mix)

I'm a bit new to all of this, so I just wanted to get some advice from some pros. I'm doing VOs for different segments that are all going to be strung together into one final track. In stage 1 of ...
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How to route signal to another application from a Sapphire Pro 24

I have a microphone (Rode NT1) and guitar plugged into a Focusrite Sapphire Pro 24 running on OSX 10.10.2 I can monitor these inputs but want to route them to another application (Skype). Is it ...
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How is this mix so clean?

How is this production so clean?? Literally every single sound sounds so clear and distinct from every other sound. I've tried many times to get my mixes sounding even ...
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How can I make 3d sound

I Try To Made something like 3D sound I would like to know what to do. This Clip Is amazing Thanks for the help
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Demo Reel feedback for student

I put together a short demo reel to submit while I am applying for internships, and was hoping that some of you wonderful folks could possibly give some feedback. I have lots of music recording ...
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Why some people high pass and low pass in final mixing? And why some don't?

I am very new at mixing stuff. Some tutorials show that they high pass about 30 hz the final mixing, but some don't do that. My question is - Is it good to high pass and low pass the final mixing? ...
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using many USB inputs

does using many usb 2.0 input makes the audio quality any bad? because I am using 6 usb input in my laptop through usb audio interfaces, keys , sonuus and other devices. I doubt it might lower my ...
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Hook up home theatre subwoofer to Cubase Elements 7 / Saffire Pro 40 rig?

I'm running a (relatively cheap) pair of M-Audio near-field monitors out of my Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. My DAW is Cubase Elements 7. Recently, I was given a subwoofer from a home theatre setup that ...
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How did the band America get the distortion for the guitar solo in Sandman?

I've been listening to this song for years and have never been able to figure out how they got that distortion sound during the solos. My only thought was that maybe they mic'd an unplugged electric ...
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Why are these two recordings of the same event slightly different in length and how do I synchronize them?

I played a gig recently and I have two audio sources: one 192 kbps MP3 file from an H2N Zoom sitting near me (I'm the drummer), and another from the sound engineer at the venue which is a mix of the ...
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How do I find the common audio between mp3 audio tracks?

I have a folder of nearly identical .MP3s, but each with a different voiceover mixed in. I'm trying to dump the tracks without the voiceovers. I've tried aligning two of them to the nearest sample, ...
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Mix sounds terrible in PC, while it actually sounded good with headphones in other devices

I'm using reference headphones to mix my tracks, which I know isn't the best way and I'm sure monitors offer better results. My concern has to do with something else though. I don't have decent and ...
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Windows (freeware) audio plugin framework?

I'm asking this question to help out a user on a sister SE site. I'm Mac-based myself & know this is an easy task in Mac, using CoreAudio, SoundFlower, Rogue Amoeba etc. Is there a comparable ...
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Festival requests DCP with mix level changes

I went to a screening at the London Short Film Festival last night of a short I worked on as sound editor and mixer. Unfortunately, I was appalled whilst watching it to hear the film being played ...
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In Logic Pro X is there a way to split the output of an audio track to two tracks (live)?

Is there a way to route the output of a track to 2 or more other tracks? Busses would work in theory but I'd rather the outputs be to tracks in the main window. What I'm after is kind of the inverse ...
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Mixing a patterrned, complicated sound, without separating its components

I have a patterned rhythm (a loop) and its components are a bass drum, a snare drum, and two different hi-hats. I would like to mix them, but I can't really separate them. It would have to be a ...
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Why is my mix sounding dull and amateurish?

I've spent days trying to mix a track I've done for a local vocalist. There is EQ, panning, a little compression on the drums and some reverb and delay effects. It's not a complicated song, yet I ...
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Getting a sub bass and a 808 kick to play well together?

I've tried various techniques, like scooping out space for the kick drum out of the bass range in the EQ, but I end up with a weak kick drum! I tried side-chaining the bass to the kick, so when the ...
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Is there a standard panning compromise?

I know there are certain rules that are commonly shared when it comes to panning. Letting the kick drum and bass sit in the center, for example. I'm wondering though, do you believe there are "right ...
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Tips for Mastering my Track in Ableton Live

I am a drum and bass (Jump Up) producer using ableton, I have been producing for about 8 months now and I would say I have proggressed really well with it. I have got to the stage with it where i am ...
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Multiple audio sources to monitoring speakers

I bought a mixer (Alesis MultiMix 4) thinking I would be able to connect multiple stereo audio sources (jack or mini jack) , adjust their level which each knob and output everything on a pair of ...
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Why is the lowest null frequency half the lowest peak frequency?

When creating a comb filter to spur on a flanger effect, apparently, we can postpone an piece of audio for a few milliseconds. Then, we mix that resulting frequency response with the original audio to ...
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Type of hard disk for mixing?

I am replacing a hard disk and started to look for a proper new drive. I have seen these "special purpose" hard disks which were designed for Network Attached System, using in datacenters, even ...
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Sixties' sound mixing

I would like to mix one of my compositions with a sixties mood. To better understand what I'm trying to explain, I would accomplish a sound like Gene Rains' Hana Maui. I know that it could be ...
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Considerations for moving monitor mixes to the stage

I am involved in a band with six members, one of which plays several instruments. In an effort to improve our chances of getting a good sound check by relieving the FOH sound engineer of the monitor ...
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5.1 to Stereo, Making an AC3

FYI in case its applicable : I work in a 5.1 environment (Using pro tools 11 HD) that's acoustically treated (by professionals of course) and my system is calibrated. My room is smaller so I find I ...
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Field Recording with SD-744t - Do I need a mixer?

I have read a few posts with people adamantly suggesting a mixer before the 744t/702 etc. I am wondering what the advantages are. My application and work is mainly nature recording. I might set up ...
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Monster Vox. Retaining High End

So Im designing a monster vocal at the moment, and I'm curious about how you guys retain "high end" during the process of pitching and manipulating the sounds? I myself am finding that saturating ...
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Weird popping artifacts in audacity

When I record two separate tracks, they have a little weird anchor looking symbol that I cannot remove no matter what point in the audio I delete it. It "pops" at that point. When I pan the tracks in ...
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Mixing Water / Water Fall BG's

I have an entire scene that takes place at base of a small / medium waterfall. I'm trying to create the ambience for the scene, but everything I try comes out sounding like white noise, and therefore ...
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Trouble with Microphone levels

I have a Shure SV100 mic, plugged into a behringer 1002USB mixing board, and I am having trouble getting my levels normal. In general I find that the mic audio is very low, often showing up at -18 or ...
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What are the correct audio levels for Voice and Music in a web promo video?

I'm editing a promo video that will appear on the web (specifically, PledgeMusic) and I'm curious what is the current best practice for the correct audio levels (base -dB) for: Music (when no other ...
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What are the correct audio levels for Voice and Music in a web promo video? [duplicate]

I'm editing a promo video that will appear on the web (specifically, PledgeMusic) and I'm curious what is the current best practice for the correct audio levels (base -dB) for: Music (when no other ...
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Mix Up or Mix Down?

So normally when working with a mix, I generally (or at least I was taught to) mix with the rhythm section first and work my way up. In recency however, I've been hearing that it's more advantageous ...
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How to record an 'even' bass

I'm currently recording music using a focusrite 18i8 on logic pro x. I have Pro Tools 11, but have not yet learned how to use it. I am pretty unhappy with the results of my bass guitar recordings. ...
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mixing a project in ProTools with automation is it possible to suspend the automation during playback as if it was automated turned on/off

I'm trying to save DSP on my computer and my current mix session has alot of tracks with automation. Is there any way to set the plugins through automation to suspend during playback on and off?