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Automatic mic level control for PA

I have a conference room that's big enough to require some voice amplification (15x7 m, seats ~50 people, acoustics not optimal with hard walls and a low ceiling). We currently use an ordinary analog ...
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Tool/method/cli/SDK to take audio files and turn them into a VST or SoundFont from the command line (or a way that it could be automated)?

I am trying to automate the generation of VSTs or SoundFonts from a random pool of samples (.wav) so that i can run midis through fluidsynth or MrsWatson and generate a whole bunch of songs. My goal ...
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Determining how a sound file was modified

I came across a website where you can record or upload an audio file, and you get an automatically-edited version back, based on which of the several presets you select - an old-timey radio effect, a ...
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How to use all 8 ports (both input and output) in M-Audio M-Track Eight as seperate channels to play and record audio files

I'm using M-Audio M-Track Eight (as an external sound card) to play and record an audio file to a device from a Windows7 PC. Right now, I'm able to use only 4 input and 4 output ports for playing and ...
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How can make a “Fade Out to silence then Fade in” script in Sound Forge 11?

I have a religious recitation that has long pauses. There are people cheering at the end of a verse, or coughing and just general background noise during the silences, with I would like to remove. I'...
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How to adjust the volume level of the track when the automation points are already set?(Ableton/Logic pro)

when I do mixing in Ableton, I used to select all tracks and adjust the volume at once. Whenever I do it, all the automations are off as the below screenshot. In logic pro, I can't even adjust the ...
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Why does Logic X always make my tracks HUGE when I press A to edit automation?

Driving me bonkers. I have to option-scroll to ensmallen my tracks every time I press A. I've seen some similar questions elsewhere but no working solution. Is this a setting or a bug?
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Automatically mute one microphone when another is unmuted

Our church has hanging "choir mics" to pick up congregational singing for our PA system that broadcasts through the church and for our video recording. However, a downside of this is that it picks ...
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Batch processing in Adobe Audition for deleting silence

I have a folder with hundreds of audio lectures that I would like to process in batch. I'm trying to remove the silent parts, and have found Audition to be very good at this. The thing is I can't ...
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How to fade to silence in Ableton Live?

What is the recommended way to fade to silence in Ableton Live? Automation of Track Volume is not recommended, because you lose the ability to adjust the overall volume of the track. Automation of ...
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Changing EQ settings in Logic Pro - Automation vs Separate Tracks

I have a software instrument track that requires two different EQ settings at two time spans in my project. Would it be better practice/wiser for me to create a duplicate track with different EQ ...
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Automate MIDI pitch in Ableton w/ 3rd Party Plugin Instrument

Checked out this but it didn't help me all the way N.I. Massive assign Pitch Bend Wheel to Macro I have an ableton rack with an instance of massive. I have my MIDI clip opened, clicked the (E) ...
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Automatically splitting recording files

I'm looking for a software (Windows) that may record sound via line-in port in my sound card. The thing is my recordings are very long (long hours or even days) and I wish the software automatically ...
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Differentiate LIVE(REAL) and RECORDED voice [closed]

I am working on a project in which the system has to allow only the right person to access the vault. How can I make the system to understand and differentiate a recorded voice and a real human's ...
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How can I use automation on Ableton Live unit by unit?

Frequency shifters are sensible beasts. When I grab one little "dot" and push it just one "unit" down, it goes all the way from 0 to -303 Hz, and when I hold down left ctrl, it changes by 15 Hz ...
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Can I transpose a series of midi clips to a different key?

Running Ableton live 9 Suite. I made these midi clips: Is there a way to automate the transposition of these chords to another key? Ideally I would like to do this with a few key strokes if thats ...
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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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Will Pro Tools remember the pan automation, if

I hope you can help. I am working on a film on Pro Tools 11, and will continue on a Pro Tools HD afterwards. I have a question regarding panning automation - There's a mono audio track. It is ...
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Is there a way to crossfade multiple clips of one track in one click with Adobe Audition?

I've got a project which has some background music clips which I'd like to crossfade, I usually make it by taking each clip and dragging it into the previous one a little, but I have to be very ...
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Logic Pro X Automation from Midi file cannot be undone

so I imported some old Midi files into Logic and the volume/panning automation was still intact, however I couldn't override or disable it. I hit the 'show automation' button and select 'write' on ...
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Pro Tools / show all written automation

sorry if this question is too off-topic and far from sound design. I'm wondering whether there's any way how to easily show all automation lanes that have any data written inside. I hope you know what ...
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Performing multiple AudioSuite operations sequentially in OS X

There's got to be a smarter way to master 26 individual recordings at once. My workflow is wasting my time, but it shouldn't be. Summary: I'm looking for recommendations for editing applications (or ...
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Applying a third party plugin preset to just the bridge section [closed]

I need to apply a preset from Nectar on a vocal track, but only to the bridge. I have tried to use automation, but I am presented with a huge list of parameters when trying to select the nectar ...
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Eq automation 'write to' alternative for non-HD Pro Tools?

When mixing, often is needed to use a plugin on clips or on a section of a track, without going AudioSuite. Most of the time is a notch eq. So, when using a multi-parameter plugin, which is the ...
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Volume automation and noise reduction

What is the role of the dialogue editor in volume automation and noise reduction in movie post production? Thanks, Eduardo
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Sampler in ProTools with Pitch Shift automation but no time correction

I'm working on an animation Projekt aboute Robots and they are moving a lot, so i would use servo samples for it. Im thinking a lot, and the best way to modulate these samples with pitch without time ...
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ProTools plugins which have MIDI 'learn' functionality.

I'm using touchOSC and Osculator on my iPad. Which plugins do you know of (RTAS or AAX) that have OSC or MIDI control functionality inbuilt by the manufacturer? I'm not talking so much about ...
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Sound Forge Pro: how to save a volume envelope?

I spend an hour creating an envelope volume for an audio file in Sound Forge and I need to apply the same envelope to another file. How to save this envelope and how to then apply it to a different ...
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Does Logic Pro have a scripting language?

Nerdy question: Does Logic Pro supply any sort of API which allows me to traverse track, check if they send MIDI out and if so, spit out a list of the notes on those tracks ? If not, is there any ...
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Smooth volume reduction of music between pieces of speech with Sound Forge

In some audio file containing music and speech, I need to remove music (volume reduction say 90%) between each piece of speech. But when volume is instantaneously reduced from 100% to 10% for start of ...
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Automation Stops reading properly in Pro Tools LE.

I'm working on a feature film in Pro Tools 8 LE on my Macbook. There's a scene in where I'm automating a reverb plug-in on my dialog aux, due to the characters going in different rooms down a long ...
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How can I automate/loop signature changes in Ableton?

I'm trying to make a loop which has one bar of 7/8 and one bar of 4/4, but I don't want to have to manually do that (ie right-clicking the Arrangement View and changing sig) to several minutes' worth ...
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Switching plug in automation lanes shortcut in Pro Tools

I'm currently working on a dialogue reel and using the Trim plugin gain automation to level out the dialogue a bit (no PT10 yet! Still on v9). I kinda like the way you can toggle from the Waveform ...
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automate volume CC of Kontakt instruments in Logic

I have a multi-instrument kontakt open in Logic, with 4 different instruments assigned to MIDI channels 1-4. Then I have 4 instrument tracks in the arrange each assigned to channels 1-4 of that ...
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PT Question: Is there a key-command for switching Automation Modes?

Hi All, Quick question, is there a short cut/key command for changing the Automation Mode in PT9? I was hoping to find it in the reference guide etc. but i can't find it. Hopefully this hasn't been ...
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The process of editing and mixing

Between these two phases of work, how does your workflow or the "normal" workflow commence? Say you are editing backgrounds…you create backgrounds. As an editor, do you volume graph/automate them to ...
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Pro Tools 9 LE automation gets erased

I have a troubleshooting question. I've been automating a 14 minute film with downward expansion and for some reason, the automation gets erased. Anyone know why? I go before a section turn it to ...
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Using effects without dry/wet parameter in Cubase

I have 2 tracks that I need to filter for, say, the first 30 seconds using one of the cubase builtin filters. I'm having problem figuring out how can I manage to do this using automations. I've tried ...
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Useful reviews or “best” iPad remote automation controller for Pro Tools?

The iPad seems to have quite a few remote automation controllers for DAWs, and it's hard to know which one is any good -- they are all fairly pricey (even by iPad app standards). Anyone have ...
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Fader, mouse or trackball?

When you mix, do you prefer using a tangible fader, mouse or trackball? What is most efficient for you? And do you use the mouse like a fader, riding it up and down, or do you just make breakpoints ...
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What do you automate and what do you audiosuite?

What sorts of things do you automate and what do you like to audiosuite process? EQ? Reverbs? Volume? I know volume is a no-brainer because people love using faders to automate volume, but who knows ...