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Sound off on Noise Reduction!

So, folks, what's the dirt on contemporary noise reduction for things like hiss, hum, and background drone noise? Are folks still using DINR, third-party plug-ins, artful gating? My two cents is ...
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How do I load a Omnisphere sound into Fl Studio?

I can load Ominsphere on my Windows 10 computer just fine and hear notes via MIDI, but I would like to use the sounds in a piano roll in Fl Studio, which is my DAW of choice. I'm hearing that I have ...
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Is there any free autotune software with graph mode? [migrated]

I'm looking for free auto-tune software that, akin to Antares Auto-Tune, has a graph mode that allows you manually adjust which note the vocalist sounds like he's hitting at any given moment in the ...
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Favorite Doppler plug-in or software? [closed]

Recently I had to create some doppler effects of certain sounds and I'm working on Pro Tools 7.4. I saw at NAB that Pro Tools 8 has a Doppler plug-in, but due to hardware considerations (expansion ...
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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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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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Can new drummers be downloaded into Logic Pro?

I was wondering if there are other drummers that can be downloaded or created by users. Interested in Latin rhythms like bossa, samba, huapango, etc. maybe even a 3rd party plug in or something
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Question on the music production of Atreides Anthem

The soundtrack [1] presents a sort of a anthem. Concerning the music production of [1]: there is a moment in this music that is really something; very powerful, yet gentle. This moment starts at 6:54 ...
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How do I use Impulse Responses from Waves in another convolution plugin

I have the Waves IR plugin and it has a lot of good impulse responses but the plugin itself isnt very good and all the impulse responses come in .wir. How could I use these impulse responses on the ...
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Is it me or are GRM tools really expensive?

There are some pretty cool Things in here, but I feel like a lot of these do what Michael Norris spectral magic plug-ins do. They are free. I'm sure it is in no small part due to my very limited bag ...
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What effects are used to match this specific sample?

I want to recreate a sample used in the song "Promise Ring" by Death's Dynamic Shroud. The original sample used in the Promise Ring song is called "Soon as I get home", taken from ...
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Why software's reverbs algorithms never sound the same as their hardware's original?

I hear hardware units algorithm sounding far better than their software reproduction, more precise, accurate, dense and linear. listen this video I know many units run fixed point CPU against the ...
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Free Level Meter Plug-in

I am using Protools LE 8 M-box 2 Pro and I want to do some mixing but I see there is no Level meter that is included in the package. And I don't have enough moolas to buy the DV TOOLKIT 2. Does anyone ...
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What is the lifetime of a music plugin like Ozone or a DAW like Ableton?

I am an aspiring music producer (I do music as a side gig, although I am committed to it), so I record mix and master my own songs. I am considering investing in some software that would allow me to ...
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Difference between Waves MaxxBass and Waves LoAir?

I could read the manuals but I'm feeling lazy today. Who has used both and can shed light on the strengths and weaknesses of each?
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VST Plugins for creating MIDI Notes (Ableton)

I am currently using Ableton's standard piano roll to insert MIDI notes for creating my synths with Ni Massive, It does everything I want it to do but I hate the way its laid out... I would much ...
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Why does garageband does not detect the instrument plugin I installed?

I am trying to use this particular piano plugin on my GarageBand DAW on a Macbook. http://www.supremepiano.com/index.html?piano1.html I downloaded it, unarchived (unzipped) it and installed the .pkg ...
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VST Plugins to filter mic input for Skype or Google Hangouts

I'm a user of Reaper and OBS, but nevertheless it seems I cannot find a good solution for my problem: We have a conference room with 3 microphones that go into an AKG mixer & audio interface. In ...
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Denoiser for Cubase 5?

Can I get a VST plugin of a denoiser for cubase 5? Steinberg products like Nuendo and Cubase are very similar, I would like to use Cubase 5 like I use Neundo 3 for dialgoue editing and cleaning. ...
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What are some ways of creating rat sounds for a short film?

I unfortunately don't have a way of recording actual rats but I don't really want to buy a sample as I prefer to make sure all my work is my own. I am going to experiment with my own voice by chaning ...
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What is your software secret weapon?

Not so secret if you share! And how do you use it? -=- I LOVE Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch. I used to run it in my Windows XP days, but when I switched to an Intel Mac, there wasn't a working ...
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Do you ever use Frequency Shifter plugins and how

Do you ever use frequency shifter plugins and how??
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Multiband Compressor or Octave-Band Filter plugin

I am looking for an octave-band filter which will allow me to adjust the individual gains of each octave band in the range 63 Hz - 8 kHz (8 bands) with as close to a brickwall response as possible (i....
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Is there a plugin that can handle knob control based on peak frequency?

I might have an effect knob that I want to automatically vary depending on how something sounds, most likely by the modulator sound's overall loudness or real-time peaking frequency, like an LFO ...
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Nuendo 4 plugins

I've recently purchased the nuendo 4 pack after installing I was shocked to see there arent any denoisser or deesser plugins, where can i find them? I tried the steinberg site but I jsut want to knoew ...
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What do you use Waves Enigma for? [closed]

It's a pretty rad lil' plug, I was just wondering what kind of creative purposes you have used it for.
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How does one achieve the Big Mello effect?

Big Mello used to apply an interesting effect to his vocals, for example in Charge It 2 Da Game and No Hidin Place. It sounds to me as if a very short sample is looped for a bit, to create the ...
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Logic Pro X: arpeggiator active only with multiple active notes

A number of synthesizers I've owned or used (such as the Elektron SIDstation) have a built-in arpeggiator which has a mode where it will only be active if more than one note is being played - for ...
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What are the best modulators for vocoders?

I'm experimenting with vocoders and I was wondering what are the best modulators for a vocoder ? Does it have to have a lot of harmonics ? I don't know...I'm a newbie here. I use VSTi like Absynth ...
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Making metal music without real instruments

I am searching for software that can be used to make metal music. Is there anything good?! Doesn't matter if it is paid or free software.
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Why is poizone's sound altered in Fl studio after saving?

I use poizone plugin in my song. My problem is that when I play song in FL studio it sounds amazing, but after saving song in my computer it changes only the poizone's sound.. In FL studio the sound ...
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What software for batch processing effects chains?

I want to do batch processing of vst effects chains. I know that Steinberg Wavelab 8 supports this. Been looking for other software that can do this, but no luck so far in finding it. Most support ...
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List of Pro Tools plug in suffixes

Anyone know of a comprehensive list of the suffixes that Pro Tools plugins tack onto the end of rendered files? For example: MH4T. What the heck plugin made that?? UPDATE: OK, it seems that more ...
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How would one "morph" human vocals with a bat scream?

I am producing sounds for an old time vampire game. I have recorded human vocals in Latin that I would like to combine with a bat scream. It's (obviously) for a section in the game where the vampire ...
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Free plugins for making drones and textures?

I want to be able to process audio files or synths to create new drones and textures in Logic Express 9. Anyone has any suggestions of which free plugins are worth a try?
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Techniques for making a crowd sound bigger and fuller

For the film I'm working on, the on-set recordist recorded some very nice and useful crowds and chants. But these where recorded in mono and with a group smaller than the films requires. Currently I'...
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How to recreate a specific sound in FL Studio 12?

THE SITUATION: I would like to recreate a specific sound. Here you can hear the it: From 0:02 to 0:05. It repeat itself three times. I spent a lot of time in FL ...
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How do psychoacoustic bass enhancers work?

Psychoacoustic bass enhancers, like MaxxBass, are becoming more and more popular. They can make a bass cut through the mix and/or make it more audible in smaller systems, among other things. These ...
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Can you use Native Instruments plug-ins with GarageBand?

I'm new to Mac and its software. But when I had my PC, I used a plug-in from Native Instruments with Fruity-Loops. So I'm wondering: Can I do the same with GarageBand?
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Algorithm to detect time of striking each key in wave file

Suppose I have a wave file (*.wav) with a piece for piano solo recorded in it. It's not a midi file, keep that in mind. My question is: do you know of any plugin or any algorithm or any article in a ...
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Ableton Live and Reaktor snapshots overwrite

So I built my custom synth with Reaktor. Being used to produce several drum sounds, I have usually different instances of it on different Ableton Live tracks. The problem is snapshot saving. ...
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Is there a digital (PC based) equalizer that changes based on the pitch of the instrument connected? [closed]

It's great to create a perfect sound for one note using equalization, but then of course you lose some of the sound's best qualities once you change its pitch. Is there a plug-in equalizer (...
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What type of filter is the "French Low Pass Filter"?

What kind of filter is a French Lowpass Filter? In one example I know of, the Serum soft synth, there is a lowpass filter called the "French LP" under the "Misc" set of filters. I suspect it may ...
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What's the wackiest software filter out there?

For pure filtering mayhem, what are people grooving on these days? Is there anything approaching, or surpassing, devices like the Sherman Filterbank for extreme filter-based processing? There are a ...
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After many channel strip demos

I think I've settled isotope alloy two is my favorite. Any thoughts? Is there anything anyone who's been using it for a long period of time has grown to hate? I didn't have a lot of love for version ...
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How to record an 'even' bass

I'm currently recording music using a focusrite 18i8 on logic pro x. I have Pro Tools 11, but have not yet learned how to use it. I am pretty unhappy with the results of my bass guitar recordings. ...
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Problem with duy z-room reverb in pro tools 10

Hey guys, I've just moved to PT10 on macbook pro, mountain lion and I have a problem with this plugin. Always when I run pt this plugin gets an error during initial start up, message box pops out ...
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Audio effect: tune to a particular frequency

What software configuration or VST do you recommend for taking a realtime audio feed and "tune" it to a particular frequency (note)?
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Hardware or Software effects for Post-Production?

Do people prefer using effects processing in a DAW, via Plug-Ins or outboard gear to have more hands on control for Post-Production? I do everything in the box because I've barely started working and ...
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Looking for audio restore plug in

Recently (this week) I saw a plug in demo (video) online. It made low quality music sound like a good recording through some kind of processing with resonant filters or something.. From what I saw the ...