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What time range is used for ADSR envelopes

I'm developing a software synthesizer, and, while I do understand how ADSR envelopes work, I'm having a hard time figuring out what the x-Axis of Envelope diagrams means and what I'm controlling for ...
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Self-oscillating filter in NI Massive?

does anyone know if the filter in NI Massive can reach self-oscillation? I'm thinking about purchasing it but would just like to find this out beforehand. I can't really find any info on this ...
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What is the lead synth in Lizardking's remake of Claustrophobia?

Can anyone hear what synth was used for the lead starting at 1.17 in this video? Is it a preset? ...
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Which gear to use to get dark and ambient techno / house sounds?

I've put together some hardware that I like and use for my productions that can resemble 80s house and techno pretty good with my setup which is a Roland TR-909, a Roland TR-808, a Roland Juno 106, a ...
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MIDI files handling

I recorded a song on my Korg Krome, using the seq mode. I saved this song on a SD memory card as MIDI file. Now I would like to open this file and work on it from my computer, without connecting my ...
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IL Harmor soundesign thread

Anyone have tried this great plug-in? How is your workflow? I'm still learning so your advice and suggestions are welcome!
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Do I need an adapter or also a transformer for a Japanese Roland SH-101?

I bought a Roland SH-101 from Japan (via ebay) and received it to Stockholm (Swe) yesterday. The power connector looks like an american connector and I've previously had success with just a normal ...
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Are there any synthesizers comparable to a virus ti, but significantly less expensive?

I really like the sound of the Access Virus TI, however, they're out of my price range. Most synthesizers sound thin, weak, or retro. I am looking for something with a full, very pleasant, and modern ...
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Recommended tools for live performance for a keyboardist, composer, producer, singer?

I wasn't sure which stack exchange to post this one, so I had posted it in music.stackexchange.com. However, this has a lot to do with music production, so I thought it might be a good idea to post it ...
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How to create lush synth string sounds in Ableton Live?

I am new to Ableton but an old hand at Cubase. In Cubase there were a lot of great sounding lush synth string sounds out of the box similar to what you get in 1990s dance tracks.. The thing is I ...
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Exporting .wav files with Korg Krome Workstation

In SEQ mode of the Korg Krome I want to export my recorded tracks to my SD card. Unfortunately they come out as some weird file type (after I plug my SD into my computer). How can I export as a usable ...
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Simple supersaw lead

I am pretty sure it is something really simple to do, but I am not able to get the exact same thing. If possible I want to know how to do it perfectly, shouldn't be too hard :) Thanks! It starts at 8 ...
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How to create a Acid Synth Stab sound?

I've been trying to recreate the synth sound used in the Calvin Harris remix of the track Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat. If you are not familiar with it, it is here: ...
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Brutal synth drop

I just want to know what kind of sound is that (even if both are a bit different) and how to do it if possible (different layers and sounds used, especially the synth). I have Sylenth1 and Massive. ...
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How to make a bass layer follow a specific scale?

I don't know if this is the right place to be asking this, but giving it a shot! I'm using Mainstage 2, and I want to make a patch that has two layers/instruments. When I say "layers" I mean that two ...
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Control Synths with Voice

I have a bunch of synths from Native Instruments, including Massive and Absynth. I currently control them using a midi keyboard and a midi controller, but I'd prefer to control them using my voice. ...
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How can an electronics person start to reverse-engineer analog synth sounds?

This question discusses sound design for film in some depth. I'd like to look into similar strategies for building analog synth sounds which approach real instruments from the perspective of the ...
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Good piano patch for Nord Modular?

Do you know a good piano patch for the Nord Modular? Not grand piano, but for dance song. A piano sound I like is the piano from the song Someday by Ce Ce Rogers for a reference.
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What synthesizer should I get if I like vintage sound e.g. Roland Juno 60?

I like a warm, dry sound like Roland Juno 60 but the vintage Juno are not multitimbral. Is there a modern synthesizer, perhaps digital but preferably analogue, that has the warm sound of Roland Juno ...
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How do I find a PROM chip for a Roland D20?

I'm looking for the u16 prom chip for CPU board of a Roland D20, would anybody have any idea where i can get one?
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Is there a way to export MIDI tracks from ReBirth?

I use propellerheads rebirth for fun to make songs and I also have a real 303 that a would like to load with songs from rebirth so that I can write a song in rebirth when I'm on the go with my laptop ...
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Why does this simple clock in Reaktor always display 0?

This clock, with the output set to a "Numerical Readout" and the max of the numerical readout set to 44100Hz (or anything, for that matter), always displays 0. Either the clock's not working or the ...
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Synthesising pure tones

In synthesising a musical note consisting of multiple pure tones combined, what is the perceptual effect of giving all tones in the note the same vibrato and/or tremolo?
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Guitar Sounding Synth

I am trying to make a synthesised sound thats kindof sounds like a guitar/vocoded synth that is currently present in this track by Fedde Le Grand from 1 minute 32. It kinda sounds like something Daft ...
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What instruments are these?

Can anyone tell what instruments are used in the "Killing the Fairy" song? Specifically at 0:15 and 0:47? ...
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Need help recreating soulwax synth sound

Can anyone give me some advice on how to recreate the synth from this song? (starting at 1:38) Specifically, I want to recreate it on a Yamaha Motif ES6 and I've tried different things but I just ...
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How can I make the Roland D-20 sound like an ordinary piano?

I just got this piano from a familymember, and I can't get it to sound like an ordinary piano? The sounds it makes are really wierd, like electronic and I just want to use for playing classical music. ...
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Which popular synthesizer voices are available for software?

Since the 1970s, there have been tens of thousands of synthesizer sounds, hundreds of which have become so popular that they are instantly recognizable, as well as dozens of synthesizer "models" (not ...
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How do I set a maximum duration for notes in command line TiMidity synthesis?

I'm using the following command to synthesize MIDIs: timidity -A120 -a in.mid Ow2 -o out.wav However, some of the notes drag on for longer than I'd like and leave a metallic sound. I'd like to add ...
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Sustain Pedal problem

I am using a Roland XP80 keyboard and find that at times, the pedal makes no difference. At other times the notes sustain continually. I have an FS-300 pedal that was recommended for use on the Roland ...
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How can I create dubstep-style wobble bass lines in Audacity?

What is the most effective way to produce wobbling bass lines, such as that you might hear in the "dubstep" (a.k.a. techno-bass) genre? My current idea is to generate a linear sine wave that goes ...
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Is FM8 a good synth for a beginner?

I am an absolute beginner and trying to learn by using Ableton Live. I would like to produce downtempo and chill-out but at this point I am open to any kind of information that can teach me. I want to ...
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I want to add line out jacks to a digital piano with built-in speakers

I have a Casio Privia PX575r Stereo Piano. Both the left & right channels have their own onboard [LF]woofer AND [HF]tweeter. On each L & R stereo channel I intend to install an onboard 'line ...
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How do I achieve a cleaner sound?

All producers want that world standard sound. Since production has gone digital, this is possible from a home studio with the right knowledge. I attempted to achieve the fullness of sound created by ...
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DIY electronics repair, how to find what part I need

I bought a Korg EMX-1 on Ebay and it arrived with a slider snapped off. I'd like to fix this as cheaply as possible, and that starts with finding the replacement part, and maybe some guides to doing ...
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low sawtooth and speech type oscillator synth notes cause sound and tone change

In my current song I created a bass I really like in NI Massive. The only problem is that in my melody, there are a few notes that are REALLY low, c1, c0 range. It also has a decent amount of ...
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Piano hammer, i.e. how to get proper release sounds in Linux and the most compliant SF2 engine

I have Yamaha Clavinova Grand (198-Clavinova.sf2, sfArk) soundfont. It has hammer noise samples used as key release sounds. You can check it running Viena SoundFont Editor, in Windows or Linux via ...
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Synthesizer resources

Possible Duplicate: I want to learn how to make electronic music. Where do I start? I'm interested in starting making electronic music. My problem is I have no clue where to start. I know ...
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Making electronic sounds organic

I'm working on the sound design for an abstract 3D animation, and I'm trying to go for the same style as this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG3Y-eCste4 I love the blend between organic and ...
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Are there any non-weighted key MIDI controllers out there with 76 - 88 keys?

I've recently purchased Kontakt 5, and I'm exited to start using it, but I'm thinking that my current MIDI controller (an 88 weighted key digital piano) will probably be difficult to play on for ...
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How can I mimic the audio synthesis layers from Kraftwerk's “Tour de France Etape 3”?

I'm currently trying to achieve a similar sound from "Tour de France Etape 3". Specially the intro of the song. The same sound can be heard across the whole Tour de France Sountracks album. From ...
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Not enough patches in my stage piano

I'm playing Synths for a production of Beauty and the Beast. The Yamaha P155 Stage piano I have is great to play, but is missing many of the required patches. I have a midi cable, mac running ...
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How to reduce 'click' when using ES2 synth

I'm using ES2 in Logic to make basic bass/wobble tracks. Though, whenever I use it, I normally get a slight 'click' or 'pop' before each and every note that is played. Does anyone know how to reduce ...
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How can I store MIDI SysEx from hardware synthesizers on my computer?

I have a couple of hardware synthesizers and I understand that one of their features is to transmit their current settings (and all of their preset settings) by sending them out as MIDI SysEx data. I ...
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Your favourite soundscape / texture creation tools?

Hey everyone, Starting to tire of the literal soundscapes that most of my projects up to now have involved. For the next project I'm involved with it's dark, deep, unnatural and all-round funky! I ...
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I'm out of LFOs, how can I put vibrato on my synth line in Ableton Live?

I'm adding a synthesizer line to a recording I'm working with. I've gotten a nice sound using Ableton's Operator FM synthesizer, and I'd like to add some vibrato to it. Generally, this is done by ...
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What is the most effective way to reverse engineer SysEx format for my old Yamaha CS1x

I have recently put my old Yamaha CS1x back into service and realised that the world has moved on when it comes to the software support for this blue beast. So I was thinking of writing a software ...
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Can CSound or SuperCollider be used to make softsynths?

Can I use these two or something else to generate waveform of sound and then use it as soft synth or generate soundfont?
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Where can I find a multioscillator synth?

I need synth where I could use some oscillators (unlimited amount the best) and make them influence each other. For example I could choose for first to be multiplied by second to make the result and ...
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How to make a pad-synth feel like it occupies a large space without the use of a reverb effect?

After listening to a number of NI (Native Instruments) synth patches on their official website, it got me curious as to how they sculpt their sounds to feel so distant, but yet present and full (if ...