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Is there a sample player (vst) plugin which is able to adjust the sample playback tempo using MIDI time code?

I'm playing a e-drum set. I want to trigger samples which are quite long (1min) during playing. Since I'm not a perfect drum player my playing tempo may have changed when I arrive at the point where I ...
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Setup for live wedding performance

Okay I need some help...I'm going to be performing a song at my brothers wedding for an audience of about 400-500. Here's the deal... I produced the track which is a electronic, pop love thing. For ...
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capturing and processing sounds in a special live-performance situation

hi, i was asked to do sound design / processing for a live performance-art act. specifically, i need to be able to pick up live sounds from several locations across the stage, mix and process them ...
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Audio resources for an amateur live-sound guy

I am self learned live sound guy. I know some basics but want to expand my knowledge. I don't use any compressors, or gates, and very few effects but would like to. I also would like to know some more ...
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Ableton Live - record midi CC data during a live performance?

I'm really struggling with one little aspect of Live that has got me stumped. Suppose I've mapped a number of instrument parameters (LFOs, freq / filters, FX etc) to any number of dials, sliders or ...
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Keyboard in a musical pit band

I'm preparing the keyboard part for a local amateur musical and I'd like it to make use of a number of sounds. The keyboard that's probably going to be used is one of the standard consumer MIDI ...
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What do you do, and what tools do you need for live sound?

I just got finished doing live sound for an awards show and dinner and music show. I must say, I personally like studio work much better. You only need to move and set up your equipment once and it ...
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Placing Monitors On-Stage

I help with the sound at a local High School for their musicals. The actors are having trouble hearing themselves on stage, so we're trying to place monitors on stage so that they can hear what they'...
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Live percussion recording - microphone questions

I want to record a live performance focused on percussion and voice. I have a Mac and a Presonus Firebox. To start I'm considering a simple mono recording, since the most important to me is the ...
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How do I properly set audio levels of a sound system?

I am looking for some “best practices” and advice on setting the initial levels of my mixing equipment and power amps. Are there any guide lines for this sort of thing? Traditionally I’ve always ...
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Monitoring multiple USB microphones

I am in the planning stages of producing a podcast consisting 2 or more people in the same room. I have a large diaphragm USB condenser mic, and another non-USB mic. At this point, I need to decide ...
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Does anyone have any experience with available RTA software packages for live venue application?

A few years ago I was able to use SMAART from rationalacoustics.com and was very impressed. Unfortunately, it is way over my budget. I was hoping there might be some more affordable solutions.
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Replacement body-pack transmitter for Shure UT1 / UT4A

We have a very nice Shure UT4A wireless diversity receiver (UHF, 615.9 Mhz) that we use with a UT1 body-pack transmitter. Unfortunately, the transmitter seems to be failing as it has been ...
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What hardware units should I have in my arsenal?

I'm an amateur audio engineer who most of the time needs to record choirs or musical theatre productions, but who occasionally does home studio recording of songs. I don't have a huge amount of money ...
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Sound system noise from lighting system

I'm doing a lot of work in a relatively old theatre this year. The space is part of a church that probably hasn't put any money into maintenance and upgrades for the theatre (except for light bulbs, ...
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Setting live levels without a proper monitor

For a show I've been running, I have to make sure the band (keyboard, electric bass, and unamplified drum-set) is balanced in the house. Unfortunately, I'm in a control booth with the band right next ...
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Rule of thumb for the level of pre-show music in a theatre?

When running theatrical shows as a technician, sometimes I am asked to play pre-show music. However, I am at a loss as to how I should determine the playback level of such music. What I've been doing ...
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Adding 'sparkle' to an a cappella choir recording

I often record small to medium size a cappella choirs (usually live, using a simple stereo-pair of condensers), and normally the sound is quite satisfactory, but when I compare my work with my ...
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Is there still any reliability gap between digital and analog mixers

In the last 10 year I've seen most concerts switch from analog to digital mixers. In the early days there were wild stories about the unreliability of digital boards and the fear of needing a restart ...
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Record a live show on 6 tracks

I'm planning on recording a live show this weekend. I have free subgroups I can route freely to. Band is: Drums, Bass, Git, 2 Acoustic Gits, Keys 4 Backing Vocs, 2 Lead Vocs I have 3 stereo FX ...
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In Ear Monitors - Alternatives?

In a live setting with 4 singers and 5 musicians we are really having trouble hearing ourselves with our current 2 floor monitor setup. One suggestion I have heard was to consider using in ear ...
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Should I use compression in live settings?

I am running sound on a very limited budget and am wondering if adding some compression to our vocals and/or guitars will help our sound much. I am thinking I would only need 8 channels of compression ...
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Baffles for Outdoor Interviews

Dear All, I know Colin Hart does this quite a bit but I wanted to ask if you guys know what I can use to baffle a voice better. I am going to be doing some live interviews in an outdoor environment ...