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How to do live monitoring of audio input on Mac? (i.e. hear the input sound on audio out)

How to do live monitoring of audio input on Mac? (i.e. hear the input sound on audio out) Is there a generic way to do this or is is application specific?
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sub-100 pound/dollar SPDIF/coaxial audio input into USB (mac lion and Win 7 64 compatible?)

Can you recommend a sub-100 pound/dollar SPDIF/coaxial audio input device into USB (mac os x lion and Win 7 64 compatible?)
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Digital Performer - Copying Between Projects

Is it possible to export an entire chunk/sequence from one Digital Performer project file and import it into another?
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Assigning analog audio to play with HDMI/DVI video on an A/V receiver

I've got a computer I use to play a lot of media. The computer has a DVI video output and a standard analog audio soundcard. I currently have an audio-only receiver so I set the receiver to use the ...
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Balance Main Mix Between Multiple Speakers

I'm designing a small PA system. I currently have the following setup (stereo main mix into 2-channel amp with 4 speakers [front and rear in parallel]): +------+ +---+ +------+ |...
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creating glissando/portamento with piano roll editors

I've been using several Midi sequencers with piano roll editors (Ableton, Reaper) and none of them seem to have a straightforward way to join two or more note events into a single glissando or ...
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How would you go about restoring old voice recordings?

I have some old voice recordings I would like to restore and I'm not sure what software I should use and in what order I should apply the different transformations. They were digitized a while back ...
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Simple free program to add audio to video?

I am looking for a small free tool that will allow me to add some audio to my video. Windows movie maker doesn't seem to work well from some reason. Any recommendations?
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What's the difference between a vocoder and a harmonizer?

As a follow-up to this question: https://video.stackexchange.com/questions/351/what-is-the-difference-between-autotune-and-a-vocoder, let's get into the nitty-gritty about vocoders and harmonizers. ...
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I want to connect my iPod using the headset jack to a portable PA system and am worried about phantom power

I have a Liberty 4500 portable PA system and a headset plug to male XLR adapter. I am afraid the phantom power from the Liberty PA system will fry my iPod. How can I prevent it from happening?
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Why does does my audio go out of sync every time I reencode either the audio or video stream?

I have a video in an AVI container. The video is H264 AVC and the audio is VBR MP3. (I don't know if this is relevant— I recorded it in from an analog video capture card, from a VHS. The ...
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How can I set PulseAudio to use convolution

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 and PulseAudio. I made impulse to correct bass response on my speakers and would like to use it globally. I can set Jack through jack-convolve plugin to use my impulse, but as ...
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What is the title for someone knowledgeable in all that is related to sound?

I'm basically looking for a title that is more broad than an Audio Engineer. Basically, I'm looking for a title that would cover a: Musician (of their preferred instrument and/or more); Recording ...
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Soundcloud Dropbox linked to Ableton/Max4live

I want to build a self-generating audio installation with Ableton Live 8 & Max4Live which is fed by audio snippets via a constantly updating Soundcloud dropbox. Basically, I want Ableton/...
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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 ...