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Chip32 AU plugin not recognized by Live

Mac audio question... So I downloaded what is supposedly a superbadass 8-bit synth: Chip32 But Live ain't havin' it. I'm pretty sure I installed it in the right place: Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/...
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Numark Party Mix not recognised on my Mac. How to fix?

I've tried everything I can find on the internet. So hoping someone has other ideas. I have a Numark Party Mix and cant get it to connect to my Mac. Its not showing in Midi Studio in the ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 - true 5.1 control over outputs?

I know this is bordering on consumer audio/home theatre, as that's what my end goal is, but bear with me for a minute. Goal: to output 5.1 (as 6-ch analogue) from VLC in order to use an old, semi-...
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Which DAW do you use?

I'm just wondering, which DAW or software is the best and cheapest for designing sound. I'm working in a studio, and we use Steinberg Nuendo on a PC. It's quite good and comfortable software. You can ...
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New MacOS dropping Qlab audio

Ok so here's the deal, We're running a show on a new mac-OS Mojave version: 10.14.2 (3 GHz, Intel i5 Processor, 8 GB memory) and Using Qlab version: 4.4.4 We have the computer hooked up to our light ...
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Sending midi from AKAI -> Android -> Wifi -> PC/MAC DAW

all! I would like to connect AKAI to Android, then play on AKAI, so midi signal would go via WiFi to PC/MAC DAW (like Ableton or FL Studio,...) Other words: AKAI --usb--> ANDROID --wifi--> PC/MAC ...
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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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How to have different tempos in a Logic Pro X session

Is there any way to change the tempo for a section of a piece in Logic Pro X. I'm fairly certain that I stumbled upon a way to do this before, but have been unable to replicate it. What I need to do ...
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Apple vs. Windows 7 Laptops

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your great intelligence and combined force of experience... So, it's been a year since Mr. Huss' recently resurfaced question, and it seems like it's high-time to ...
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How is Soundflower an Output Audio Device?

I understand Soundflower to be a tool to capture computer system audio, and thus setting up as an input makes sense (or as an Aggregate Device) in Audio Midi Setup. But then... Q1) Why is ...
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Live streaming audio

I'm livestreaming a seminar on Tuesday and was curious about the sound. The event has three mics that are running to a back mixer. I'll be plugging the feed directly into my computer as an external ...
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Studio Monitors/ Mac Mini (MINIJACK)

I own a mac mini, which only has minijack for sound output from the computer to whatever sources you have. So, I bought 2 studio monitors and I am using RCA to MINIJACK cables from each monitor. How ...
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I want to learn about the programming behind audio modification programs

I'm intrigued by the applications like Viper4Android. What language(s) should I know and what concepts? Specifically, I can't seem to find any good audio modification program (or even a good simple ...
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Mbox 2 mini and mac mavericks (mac osx 10.9) not working properly

I managed to get Protools 8.05 working on Mavericks. I installed protools first then, Mbox_2_USB_10_3_3_Driver_79050-2 Its the driver for Protools 10. To get play back through the headphones go to ...
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Is It Possible To Make Microphone Inputs Available to Laptop

I am working in a situation where I am running shows that have multiple microphones, and multiple speaker output channels. Right now, I am using a Soundcraft GB4 and a MacBook Pro equipped with ...
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Can I use my original MBox at all with my Lion Mac?

I've got an original Digidesign MBox that I haven't used in a couple years. I just discovered that Avid has discontinued support for the original MBox. I don't want to use ProTools; I just want to ...
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How to connect Behringer mixer to Macbook Pro?

I have this mixer; I'd like to connect a guitar to the mixer and hook up the mixer to my Macbook Pro. I was thinking of connecting the 6.3mm "Main Out" jacks on the mixer to the 3.5mm headphone jack ...
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Best setting for digitizing vinyl

I would like to digitize my vinyl collection which consists mainly in electronic music. My setup is the following: - 2 Technics 1210 MK2 - Ortofon Concorde DJ E Cartridges (Frequency range at 3dB - ...
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Can I use Pro-Tools 9 on my PC and Mac

I am thinking moving to Pro Tools 9 soon, but I am unsure if I can register Pro tools 9 on both my PC and Mac, cause sometimes I need to work on both systems and its going to get messy.
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How to find out the exact volume in decibels when playing music on a Mac?

I want to be able to know what volume I'm playing my music in decibels when I'm using my Macbook Air. Is there any plug-ins or methods to show this information?
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Can you force a mic/input to be one channel on Mac OS?

I've got an Alesis iO2 Express and a Samson c01 mic plugged into my Mac. The Alesis provides two channels of input, one for each of the mic inputs available on the device. If you plug the mic into the ...
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Cheap hardware to record multi-channel audio on mac

I'm doing some signal processing research where I would like to record multi-channel (3-4 channels would be enough) audio on my Macbook Pro. I just want the raw data so the hardware I'm looking for ...
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How can I read a Garage Band file on a USB stick with my PC?

hey I have a garage band file on my USB. how can i transfer that file into a format i can listen or perhaps even better, edit, on my PC. Note that this is after I plug it into my PC not on the mac.
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Script to find and convert stereo WAV's that are actually mono?

Hi I have a bunch of recordings in my library that are stereo WAV's but are actually mono. Is there a script or program for mac that would find and convert the WAV's to mono ?
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FireWire on MacBook Air - Help!

I've got an M-Audio FireWire Solo and just bought a new Macbook Air so I could run Pro Tools. Didn't think to notice whether the Air would have a Firewire port (it does not). So now I've got a brand ...
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What app can I use to create mixtapes?

As a huge mixtapes/weekly mixs listener and music addict, I always wanted to try it myself, share some tracks and create/modify/mix songs and stuff to create like an "universe" for it. Here is an ...
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Vocoder command line tool for Linux or Mac?

Does any Linux or Mac command line tool support vocoder effect?
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MIDI SysEx utility for OS X?

I've been using SysEx Librarian for...well, a long time now. It's functional but it's far from friendly and feature reach. Most notably: it's failed to keep up with the massive increase in transmit ...
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How to connect microphone to MacBook (combined input/output ports)

I want to record sound on my MacBook Pro Late 2011 for screencasts, and I need a lavalier microphone for this. I have been looking at the JK MIC-J 044 Lavalier microphone, and from what I can tell, ...
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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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Anyone found any suitable solutions to mp4 problems in Pro Tools 9?

I've just bought my first Mac (Snow Leopard) and installed Pro Tools 9. I have imported a mp4 video, the sound works but the video doesn't appear. I have done some research and it seems .mp4 and ....
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How do I sync a Mac and Windows laptop running Ableton Live?

A friend of mine and I want to jam together on our laptops using Live. I've got a Mac, and he's got a PC running Windows 7. Using MIDI to sync the two laptops is very unreliable; even with Live 8, ...
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Sample-accurate AIFF to WAV conversion on Mac OSX

I've just come home from a studio with a freshly-mastered track, which I have on my computer as a stereo .AIFF file. I would like to submit this track to a particular compilation online, and the ...
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Using Mac/PC as an amp modeler and recorder

I'm trying to use a software called "Amplitube" as a guitar amplifier on a macbook air. However I'm really confused. I used to have a mac with both a mic input and sound output jacks so I simply ...
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The New MAC Pro and Protools [closed]

I am a lecturer at a University and there are some consideration for buying the latest MAC Pro (The Trash can) to run our Protools 10. There has been serious apprehension regarding this from the money ...
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Is there a Mac tool for A/B comparison of two differently encoded sound files?

Problem: I have to encode sounds as efficiently as possible while maintaining best quality. The only way I can do this is by encoding with different bit rates, and then listen to the files. I'm on ...
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Looking for a Sound Editor for Mac OSX

I am looking for an audio editor (it does not matter if it is free or not). I am starting to learn music and how create and edit in Mac. I want a simple but still powerful enough application to edit ...
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Software for organising and naming an archive of sounds

I travelled by bike through India, and made audio recording. They range hugely in quality of content and sound. Unfortunately they were only recorded on an olympus digital voice recorder. However, ...
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Pro Tools on Windows vs. Mac: Any difference?

I'm after your experience here. Is there any known issues with Pro Tools on Windows? I'm considering selling my Mac but I need to be sure that Pro Tools will run just as well on my PC. I have very ...
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Which free tools exists to create Chiptunes / 8-bit music on Mac OSX?

I've been looking for a sequencer / editor so that I can create Chiptunes on a Mac Pro workstation. I've found some resources on Woolyss.com which mentions MML (Music Markup Language) is used to ...
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What kind of Mac to buy?

I've just started doing live sound at my local theater company and we might get a new Mac as opposed to using our antiquated Acer notebook any more. For the upcoming show, we need to use QLab to play ...
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How do I stop using my 002R with PT10?

I'm running 10 on a mac quadcore spdif in/out and going into a UA 2192 ad/da. I rarely/never record more than 2 tracks at a time and figured getting rid of the 002R is just one less outdated component....
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My Oxygen25 midi keyboard wont work with Pro Tools 9, help..?

So, I have Pro Tools 9 and a 3rd Gen Oxygen25 midi keyboard (usb). Both are made by Avid, yet I can't get them to work together.. The keyboard even works with Logic Pro 9, just not Pro Tools 9... I'm ...
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Future-proof cross-comptability hard drive considerations

I'm at crossroads and would love some insight across the Mac/PC spectrum on this: Currently I work in a PC environment, however I am preparing to invest in a Macbook within the near future - to run ...
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Mbox 1 as an audio interface into Live 8 intro is only causing a static hiss

I am running Ableton live 8 intro on an Imac running OS X snow leopard. My audio interface is an original Mbox, when i am recording audio and arm a track, all i get is static on the track and the ...
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Haven't used soundflower in years

I remember it being sort of invasive and causing some weird stuff before. Anyone on mountain lion and using it without hassle? I must reiterate, this is a long time ago, like in its infancy. I just ...
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Am I too old for sound design?

Hello everyone. I wanted to get your opinions about a very important decision in my life. I hope my question is not very off-topic for this site. I am going to be 24 in a couple of months. I'm ...
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How to easily integrate a series of images in pdf with audio using Mac Os X

I made a lesson and would like to put it on the web. I have the audio recording of it. I also have the slides. I made them using Keynote, and then can export them to pdf. I now need to integrate the ...
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Programming an Audio Unit that hosts another Audio Unit?

I need help programming a Audio Unit that wraps a 3rd party audio unit. I am trying to develop an Audio Unit instrument using Xcode. I want my AU to load an instance of a 3rd party Audio Unit called ...
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How/why do Mac laptop mics suffer from hiss so much less than PC laptops?

A friend and I have been looking into mic hiss recently. We have come to the conclusion that Mac laptops (MacBooks?) suffer much less than PC laptops. Experimenting I have found that Using an ...