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Programming is a means of giving instructions to an electronic device. It may include sound design for a synthesizer or automation and scripting for a DAW or other similar uses.

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What “signed” means in the context of sound / adio file formats?

I'm learning how to use sox and i encountered this explanation: We can also use sox to convert a raw file to another format. In this case, we have to supply some information about the raw file: ...
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VST plugins that generate MIDI signals

I've just noticed, Cthulhu ( ) and realized that there ARE VST plugins that can generate MIDI data (eg. loop sequencers, arpegiators) which can be sent to other tracks ...
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Gibberish phoneme dialog like in Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing has an interesting style (see video here) of creating these meaningless phonemes to simulate conversation. They even have different sounds for different characters, thus giving them ...
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Is there a way in Max For Live to actually write code that manipulates the signal?

I want to write code that gets a signal or audio samples in, manipulates them and they go to the output. I don't want to be messing with all the 'visual programming' fancy crap, unless I am in a hurry....
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Audio Programming for Games - General Questions [closed]

I'm gearing up to start a degree in Computer Science. My goal is to take my audio/game industry knowledge, combine it with coding experience, and jump into Audio Programming for games a few years from ...
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Programmable audio software (DAW) with public API?

I recently made some first steps with FL Studio. Do you know of any programmable DAWs? I would like to write software that can generate tracks, change instruments, add and edit patterns, start and ...
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How plausible would it be to build a DAW using the supercollider scsynth?

Is scsynth powerful enough to run dozens of channels of audio? Could a traditional DAW (like Ableton or FL Studio or at least LMMS) be built using scsynth as the sound engine?
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Remapping a MIDI keyboard controller

I'm a total beginner. For my musical harmony research I would like to remap my MIDI keyboard so that the notes follow the order I choose and not the default sequence by increasing pitch. That is, I ...
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programming for sound design and music

Does someone have any names of softwares/gears related to sound that allow scripting or/and programming. my list for the moment: Software - Language - Purpose: Ableton Live - ClyphX, Max/MSP - Clip ...
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Differentiate LIVE(REAL) and RECORDED voice [closed]

I am working on a project in which the system has to allow only the right person to access the vault. How can I make the system to understand and differentiate a recorded voice and a real human's ...
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WiFi protocol for Clavinova keyboards

Does anyone know anything about the protocol used for WiFi connections on Yamaha Clavinova 700 series? There are iOS apps by Yamaha which can connect to the Clavinova via WiFi. I'm curious what can ...
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What you need to know to create a software synth?

Which areas of expertise do you need to know about to create a flexible software synth? Signal processing? Sound engineering?
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How can I accurately represent a wave form in respects to time of an mp3 file? [closed]

I'm trying to programmatically plot a sound wave that I have placed in a 2d array, however, I cannot consistently get the sound wave to reach the end of the window. For example, when you load a sound ...
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saffire pro 40 programming api

I don't usually work with audio equipment but for now I've got access to a Saffire Pro 40. Setup is pretty straight forward and the Mix Control is easy to use. I am trying to programmatically control ...
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Frequency distribution graphs in music

I'm quite a newb when it comes to anything audio-related but am playing with programming a spectrum-visualiser. I chunked the signal into 50 bars, each representing another frequency-band. One thing ...
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Surround in Hangouts [closed]

I have done a search of the question database and I wasn't able to find if what I'm looking for is possible, tho it really should be. When talking about sound holography, in most SurroundSound ...
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How to control signal (red noise) generator by another one (Rocket engine effect - Subtractive synthesis of sound)

I am programming some sound effects in Java and exporting them into .wav files. Currently, I am trying to program a rocket engine sound effect. I want to do it in the following way: The sound of a ...
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Using Max/MSP to interpret real-time data sets from the web

For about a year now I've been curious to have a different way of looking at the internet. having a way to see or hear data sets in a way that would give a "zoomed-out" look at the set, rather than at ...
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Sound synthesis alternatives?

I am new to sound design and production. It may be just me and/or the fact that I'm just a beginner, but I feel very limited when using conventional synthesizers to create sounds. I am searching for ...
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(SDL) Mixing 2 audio files with no noise or distortion

Say we got 2 different music chunks in SDL. Currently we are not sure on how to mix them into one single audio with noise and distortion is filtered. Currently try to mix in this format which is wrong....
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A mathematical formula describing Mains Hum

Is there any mathematical formula which gives a better or worse approximation of Mains Hum? The idea is to programatically generate the sound.
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Why does this simple pitch shift core cell in Reaktor not function the way it was intended to?

I have created a circuit that does the following: Writes incoming audio data to an array, beginning at 0. Reads incoming audio data from array, beginning at one greater than where it was written. ...
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Game Audio Mixing: Implementing/testing audio in builds?

Apart from regular tools (DAW, audio editor etc...), it is a common thing for a sound designer-composer to learn/use programming tools (like Unity or FMOD) to be able to implement-test audio myself ...
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Teenage Voice “Cracking”

Hello Sound Geniuses!! Somewhat of a strange question, but I am trying to figure out a way simulate the way a young man's voice will crack during puberty. Basically to take an existing voice record ...
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How do I extend the keyboard range of certain NI instruments?

I'm using Native Instruments Vintage Organs in Kontakt 5. There is certain keys above C6 that I would like to play, but since the instrument wasn't programmed to contain samples on those keys, they ...
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Pursuing a career in Game Audio Programming

Hi all, I recently graduated from a two year program with an Associates in Applied Sciences in the field of Recording Arts, (focusing in game audio). So far, I'm having trouble finding work and feel ...
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N00b to Max/MSP

So, I've finally gotten around to d/l-ing the demo for Max/MSP. I've been going through the Tutes and learning a whole bunch. I'm now at the point where I think I can start building some stuff. I'...
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Recognizing notes within sound?

I am trying to write a small application which would try and recognize notes within a recorded sound. I don't know much about sound theory, and I am having a hard time figuring out how digitalized ...
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where to find general tutorials about minimal house beat programming?

i've searched the net for good tutorials about minimal house beat programming. there's a lot tuts @ youtube but nothing specific for beat programming. any ideas? thx