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Are there free records of separate piano notes in .wav files for instance?

I'm trying to find some piano sound bank -for my childish experiments with sound - the most desired form is of course a number of .wav files, each one corresponding to a piano key - being a record of ...
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How do I record audio and video screen-capture for Tutorials on DAWs with ScreenFlow?

My question might be a bit too specific, but essentially I'm trying to create my own tutorial material of How-To's in Propellerhead Reason 6. I'm using ScreenFlow as my Screen-recording software. So ...
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Converting voice into modem sounds

I'd like to record my voice and apply some effects on it. The final result should remind the listener of phone lines or some modem sounds, but only the melody and rhythm of the language should be kept ...
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“Subtracting” specific audio using an Isolated track from the same mix.

I have an audio file (Music + Vocals) and I have an instrumental (Music Only). Is there a program or some way I can take the music file and subtract the instrumental leaving only the vocals? (Full ...
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What are the most common text-based music/audio notation systems?

I am trying to find a good all-text (type able) musical notation system that already exists* and that has some usage and credibility. Ideally, such a system would allow very simple musical notation:...
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Transcoding DV Without Desyncs

I've recorded DV video from my camcorder over FireWire, and it plays fine in OSX. However, when trying to transcode it to H.264 for editing and uploading it to YouTube, the audio desyncs. I've been ...
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How can I get rid of the annoying background hum on a new Yeti Microphone

I recently purchased a Blue Yeti USB microphone for use in recording screencasts. I am using Screenflow to record with and while the sound is excellent in quality there is a nasty hum in the ...
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What is the best way to make music play more slowly? (at any arbitrary speed)

And what is the best program to use for that?
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Extracting conversations from a long WMA-File

I have a few wma-files all about 2h long each. I was going around with a microphone interviewing people. I did not turn the recording off in order to not miss anything. Now the problem is filtering ...
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Can opening closed speaker cabinets for service affect the sound?

I have two pairs of speakers that could do with opening them up to investigate problems--one decades-old set of Celestion hi-fi speakers that has developed a rattle, the other a set of M-Audio ...
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Redirect audio output from a streaming app to a DJ app

Is it possible? I want to play with the output of streaming radios. Specifically I'm talking about something like Spin (a streaming app) and Traktor or djay (a DJ app). I'm on a Mac.
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What are some disadvantages of audacity?

I've been using Audacity for a while and it seems like the perfect recording studio: free, open source, great features, easy to use, its easy to fall in love with. However, I want to have a more ...
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An open source sound editor, but not Audacity?

I am looking for open source/free software for casual sound editing. I've tried audacity, I know it's capable tool but really I dont like the interface. Tried snd, can't get it to work. I am looking ...
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How to eliminate guitar amp hum (software and hardware amps)

There's nothing quite like the sound of a guitar playing into a warm tube amp with the pre turned up high and the post turned down. There's also nothing quite like the hum you get out of one of these ...