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How to quickly change instruments in LMMS using LX61+ onboard keys/present

I want to quickly switch instruments on LMMS using only onboard keys (Instr/Preset/MIDI channels/messages) on my LX61+. The keyboard manual describes presets very briefly, not describing such an ...
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A quest to construct a bagpipe ensemble from one sound only

First of all, I would like to point out: I do not have any means to record real instruments. I only work with midi, samples and plugins (which includes nice ones like spitfire). I just have a ...
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Getting Levels Right for Voice and Instrument on Videos

I don't know if this is the right forum. Apologies if not. I'm making videos on playing the recorder and I'm using a good quality headset and a loop station (Boss rc505) as an audio interface. ...
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How to consistently increase or decrease the volume of a chosen harmonic frequency

For the following instrument, I need to change the volume of one harmonic, where its frequency is not static. Please see the image for example. If I wanted to give Number 3 a +6dB boost, I could not ...
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Fiber optic guitar, what is it and what are its advantages?

I'm not sure I can ask this kind of question here, but if someone understands the context I would be interested to know if they know more about it. In a fiber optic guitar, the musical notes and ...
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Would playing electric guitar through studio monitors hurt the monitors?

I have a simple home studio setup where I have a Steinberg UR242 audio interface and a pair of M-Audio BX5s. I recently got myself a Les Paul Humbucker and I was wondering whether playing the guitar ...
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What are these metallic percussion instruments/effects?

I'm trying to figure out how the instrumentation of a particular section of music. The piece is from the video game Halo 3 titled Sierra 117: Released/Wild Life/Another Walk by Martin O'Donnell and ...
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How to record string instruments at home for amateurs

My children play violin and cello. We sometimes make recordings for the grandparents or friends, often with piano accompaniment. These are just done in our living room with an iphone camera and the ...
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Is the beginning of Max Richter's "On the Nature of Daylight" recorded by 3 cellos, or 2 cellos and 1 viola?

It seems to sound like 3 cellos but I'm not sure. However, in another recording it sounds very similar but it shows a non-cello playing one of the 3 beginning voices: ...
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Tips for Blending Voice with Hang Drum (or other instrument with similar frequencies)?

I have a track thats 95% female vocal and hang drum and I'm struggling to make them sound full without competing. They seem to both shine in the 1-5k range. What are my options for making them full ...
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Help identify this instrument

Is there anyone out there who knows the instrument that was used to record this sound? (the dutch train station sound) My guess is some sort of bell mechanism, but i ...
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Why don't we develop more and better midi controllers for non keyboard instruments [closed]

So I was watching videos of EWI players and I was blown away by their superior sound for wind instruments. I keep hearing that VST sucks and that real instruments are way better and other stuff. But ...
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Possible Harmonium/Reed Organ Synthesizing Techniques

I am working on a project to make a synthesizer for RaspberryPi capable of playing Harmonium/Reed Organ using an external MIDI keyboard. I am making it in Python 2.7 using NumPy. Till now, I have ...
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What instruments are used as the lead in the Naruto Storm video game series? [link provided]

I am sorry if this is a bad or annoying question to ask, especially since I am not too good at describing what I mean. But let's take this example. The first 13 seconds we have a slow piano playing, ...
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How can I remove audio source from a file with the audio source itself? [duplicate]

Example: User has a audio file named A with multiple instruments The multipe instruments are : Drums, piano, bass, sax. User also has a audio file named B of an single instrument. The single ...
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Choosing a studio mic for accordion

Ehh, so hard to find professional feedback on studio recording of accordion. It's still pretty exclusive and rare (there is even no tag for it here!), especially the most high end accordions, which i ...
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What instrument is this?

The song is Green Back Boogie, by Ima Robot, and I would like to know what instrument is that one that starts together with the vocal. It looks like a synth, or a distorted guitar. Wich one is that ...
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Identify virtual instrument and preset

One of the tracks of the Osomatsu-san anime series soundtrack uses a virtual instrument (some kind of distorted strings) that sounds familiar. For example it is used in Episode 3 starting around 03:15....
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What brass instrument is this?

I would like to use an instrument on my song but I don't know what it is, for my it sounds like a trumpet or a trombone, somehow modified. Can anyone tell me precisely what instrument is this brass ...
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FL Studio: How to register the actual keyboard sound?

THE SITUATION: I have succesfully connected the keyboard to FL Studio 12. If I select a a drum or whatever other sound inside FL Studio i can play it using the keyboard. That's cool. But I also ...
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Identify digital instrument or origin of samples used in "Temmie" music in "Undertale" game

Where do the vocal sounds in the "Temmie Village" music track of the video game "Undertale" stem from? Video with music: http://youtube.com/watch?v=yOD8ZZ8RTic Can you identify whether they are from ...
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Creating a Thick, Smooth Bass

I'm trying to figure out how to create a nice thick sub bass like one used in professional hip hop and other pop electronic music and trap. I've been trying to emulate this nice low round sound that ...
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Simulating Resonant Bodies

Background I am working on synthesized patches using a combination of additive and subtractive methods to create a digital orchestra. The goal is not to recreate orchestral sounds, but rather to ...
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Can a single channel produce several timbres?

I learned that each channel controls a separate musical instrument or voice or synth patch, and therefore determines a separate timbre. Then when playing an audio file, which shows only one channel ...
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List of Fourier coefficientes to simulate musical instruments

I'm trying to find a list of Fourier Coefficients (frequencies/amplitudes, ie, spectral data) to simulate different musical instruments using additive synthesis. Are these data published somewhere? ...
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Synthesize droning strings

How can I synthesize something like a droning string, something like a tanpura. The main effect that I can't seem to get roughly periodic tambre variation over time. I tried using a phaser on some ...
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Kontakt player not available as a Pro Tools 11 plugin [closed]

I have just installed the komplete elements program onto my mac, and for some reason the Kontakt player is not available as an instrument plugin in pro tools. I am running Pro Tools 11 on Mac OS X ...
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Miking an upright bass

I am recording a live jazz quartet on Friday consisting of drums, acoustic piano, upright bass and either electric guitar or a sax (this will be confirmed tomorrow and I have no problem with these). ...
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Design parameters for combo organs

What are the typical tremelo and vibrato characteristics for electric organs, like the Vox Continetial and Farfisa organs? I'd like some ball park parameter values, i.e. modulation frequencies around ...
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What is this instrument? [closed]

Clean Bandit song - YouTube What kind of instrument resounds from the beginning of the song and it sounds like some oriental harmonica from Hawaii ?
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DIY Aquaphone material selection

First I would like to say that I really love this place. As a sounddesign student, social sounddesign has been invaluable and a great inspiration! Thanks to all of you for that! Now, on with the ...
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would you answer this short questionnaire to help with university research - revised

I am currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Music Production. Part of my assignment requires the creation of sample-based software instruments (namely, Kontakt instruments). I am creating a cinematic ...
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Foley sampler instrument - Some questions to sound designers

Hi, I am a MSc Sound Design Student at Leeds Met Uni in the UK and for my final major project (starting now and handed in at the end of September) I am proposing to make a Kontakt-based sampler ...
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Free VST Effects and Instruments

Hey guys, I'm Indian and I'm pretty cheap so I've never paid for plugins or VST instruments (yet) and I'm always on the look out for something free, so I thought I'd list some of the stuff that I've ...
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Unmusical Items as Instruments in Music/Design

I wanted to ask everyone what their experience is with using household items, or really any other non-instrument to either layer in, or as itself, into music and sound design. For instance, I shall ...
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DSI Mono Evolver Keyboard synth for Sound Design

Hey sound designers! I'm thinking of buying a Dave Smith Instruments Mono Evolver Keyboard edition both for musical and sound design purposes. I will also add a Moog CP-251 for CV control. I'm ...
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Recording world instruments, what type of mic(s) to use?

I am taking a world music course this quarter and the professor brought in a bunch of crazy instruments (some he made) and I asked him if we can set up a time to record samples of these unique ...
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Suggestions for controlling one aspect of a mastered music track?

So here's the setup: I am working with a piece of cello music that layers bowed cello with plucked cello (filling the role of percussion). The director is asking whether I can independently control ...
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Do you play an instrument?

How important is musical training to a sound designer? What, if any, instruments do you play, and has this affected the way you 'compose' a design? I play the cello and piano,nowhere near as well as ...
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A decent stereo pair of microphones at a reasonable price?

Hello. I'm curious to know what people are using as a stereo pair of microphones for their recordings? I've been looking at the usual suspects, but was curious to know if there is any underdogs in the ...
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