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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a wifi MIDI controller keyboard?

I own a M-Audio Axiom which I plug into my MacBook Pro to use MainStage (part of Logic Studio). Recently I bought an iPad and downloaded some "controller apps". What most surprised my is that those ...
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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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Microphone for recording sounds on the Mac?

I've bought Logic Studio and want to record some sounds in a very quiet environment. Those sounds are the basis for sound effects used in movies and software. It's so much fun to create them. What I ...
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A good value sound library search engine for the Mac?

I'm looking into having a sound library search engine for my sounds. My organised folders and filenames work to a point, but I can see soon it will get a little too much. I've looked at some of the ...
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Pro Tools MIDI setup

I would like to get set up to record MIDI through Pro Tools. I'm hoping I can just connect my MIDI devices to a MIDI interface like this: then run it through USB to the Mac, and then be able to ...
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Does Logic Pro support Rewire 64-bit (for Reason 6)?

Assuming that Logic Pro is in itself 64-bit compatible, does it also support ReWire in 64-bit mode so that Reason 6 can be used with it?
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OMF file size for Mac to PC transfer

Pretty soon I'll be starting audio post production on another feature film. The video editor will be using FCP on a Mac and I use Nuendo on a PC. Most of my work is for commercials and other short ...
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Pro Tools Plug-ins

Do Pro Tools 8 HD plug-ins work on Pro Tools 8 LE? What Plug-ins will work on Pro Tools 8 LE that you don't get with your Pro Tools LE package that are freeware and acceptable with Mac OSX?
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How to hook up guitar to Mac Pro?

Besides the actual guitar, what are my options as far as hardware is concerned for connecting it to my Mac Pro? Is it possible to plug the guitar directly into the computer? Is it significantly better ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Does Snow Leopard work yet?

Hey guys! Just wanted to see what your experience on Mac OS X 10.6.x has been like. I've been putting off upgrading because it was unstable with so many audio applications for a while. My concerns, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Vocoder command line tool for Linux or Mac?

Does any Linux or Mac command line tool support vocoder effect?
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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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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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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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Can I trigger the Logic Pro caps lock keyboard without using Caps Lock?

As a programmer, I don't like to leave Caps Lock enabled on my Mac, because it causes all sorts of unintended errors. But, as a musician, I use Logic Pro. I want to use its Caps Lock keyboard, but I'...
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What software exists to record into BWF on a Mac?

As an alternate solution to lining up my podcast tracks I've discovered that Audition has the capability of inserting BWF files into the multitrack environment by timecode. My thinking is that so long ...
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Mac Users: What Type Do You Use?

I'm looking into the possibility of getting a Mac. My question is which kind of Mac do you feel is most beneficial for a sound designer? The Mac 21.5-inch: 3.06GHz with the big screen and high spec? ...
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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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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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Sound stopped in Ableton Live after 3rd party program Hear was installed

Just reposting this question from Reddit trying to help this dude out I recently downloaded a program called Hear (http://hear.en.softonic.com/mac). It boosts many things like bass and ambiance in ...
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Cross-Platform, Multi-Rig Workflows

I myself have three systems for working with sound, a MacBook Pro/Mbox for mobile recording and editing, a Windows 7/Digi002 LE workstation at home for smaller, more personal projects and access to a ...
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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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Problem with Mic sound not coming through using UX1 interface

sorry to have to ask but... need help please :) 1 x Shure Beta 87A mic... check...1 x UX1 interface with software installed... check... trying to get mic feed right and not winning!!! Arrrggggg!!! ...
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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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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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VST plug-in bridge for Mac OS X

I have some issues with some VST plug-ins and hosts (32/64 bit compatibility, OpenGL compatibility) on Mac OS X, therefore I'm looking for VST bridge solutions. Are there any free or commercial VST ...
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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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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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Drum Synthesis Recommendations for OS X

Hi all, I love working with drum samples but to give rhythm tracks my own character I also like to layer up synthesized drums and manipulate the parameters in real time. Sometimes I'll make sounds by ...
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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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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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Getting back into Pro Tools, Advice?

I'm a musician/engineer and have not used pro tools in ten years, I'm now researching cheap ways to get up and running at home, and need advice on MP9 vs. Pro Tools SE, and how to get bang for my buck ...
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Waves plug-ins don't work on Mac's bootcamp?

I have the waves silver bundle and use it on my mac with pro tools no problem but I also have windows XP installed on my bootcamp side of the drive where I run Sonar 8.5 and Sound Forge. For some ...
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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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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 ...