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iMovie with Audio USB Interface

I am using iMovie for recording audio during a Lecture (I nees to see video during recording) with a M-Audio M-Track interface (two XLR microphone). The thing is that I can only record first ...
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Convert drum audio recordings to midi

I recorded an acoustic drum kit with multiple microphones, and I'm not 100% happy with the sound. I have Superior Drummer 2.0, and I'd like to blend/replace my recorded drums with the samples. I ...
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Automatically splitting recording files

I'm looking for a software (Windows) that may record sound via line-in port in my sound card. The thing is my recordings are very long (long hours or even days) and I wish the software automatically ...
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How to properly create/find and use sounds realistically in a convincing way in Blender?

I started a short film recently. Everything is going fine except for the sound fx. The biggest problem I am having is finding sounds. I don't really know of any resources out there that have good ...
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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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How to use unison without voice beating/phasing

I've been learning to make trance and progressive house for the past few years, and have always encountered the same problem when creating sounds with unison, eg. plucked saw chords. Every few stabs ...
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Favourite FREE sound design plug-ins?

Thought it'd be good to have a thread discussing everyones favourite free plug-ins that they use for sound design, everyone likes free. A useful resource for everyone! To get the ball rolling for me ...
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Fruityloops not playing certain notes

I'm new to Fruityloops and sound editing software in general and I wanted to learn more about it. I wanted to recreate a song I like and learn from that process. Sadly I'm already encountering ...
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How can I batch process using Paulstretch for Mac?

I'm working on a really big project at the moment and I've been experimenting with Paulstretch to create sound beds with some of my recordings. I love the way it smears the transients of the audio ...
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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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Why is MIDI still 8-bit?

I was asked recently about making improvements on some software instruments. It is common, for example, to have key velocities between 0 and 127, which ultimately limits the expressional range of the ...
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How to make sampler?

I was on a concert with orchestra and there was a player performing sampler on the keyboard. The player played from the score which had a standard notation. However when a tone is pressed on the ...
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What equipment and software do I need to make ricochets please?

I’m a total newbie, and would appreciate any help in choice of equipment/software etc Firstly, I need to replicate ricochet sounds, from different angles, coming towards, across and away from the ...
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USB Microphone or Software which eliminates background noise

I live in an apartment next to a main road. As a result there are a lot of vehicles passing every minute. This leads to a lot of background noise(not consistent background noise like ambulance siren, ...
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What is the best software to amplify the sound of spoken voice?

I have a digital voice recorder that has the ability to download the recordings into a computer. I have recorded conversations that I will need to amplify. What is the best software to do that ? It ...
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How can I extract the volume from an MP3 or MP4?

I'm looking for a software program that will take an MP3 or MP4 as input and produce as output a text file with peak or average volume for each second (or some interval of seconds or sub-seconds). ...
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how do you make an actual *song* in Figure?

I've started playing around with Figure and I'm really enjoying it, but I'm a little lost. I've gone through the entire tutorial but it only teaches me how to make loops. it's great that a loop can be ...
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Workflow for detecting vinyl BPM?

I have around 200 vinyl DJ records that I want to catalog with BPM data. (Being DJ records, the majority of my collection would have a single value for BPM.) Gathering this data presents a challenge ...
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Information on Kontakt file format

I'm trying to find information regarding the Kontakt file format, that goes into specific enough detail about the structure of a Kontakt sampler library file that one would be able to write a computer ...
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extract saxaphone riff

What are the steps that I need to take to extract the intro saxaphone riff from this song? I'm using bitwig, but I guess that these softwares are all pretty equivalent.
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Recording goes from loud to quiet with constant sound

When I record with audacity (I haven't tried other programs yet) I have loud parts and very soft parts in the recording. Some parts are just missing (flat line). The microphone didn't move and neither ...
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DAW software for drum beat detection

Hi ladies and gentlemen, I'm a drummer and I'd like to monitor my play to find out how and why my beats lag or advance the proper rhythm/timing. So I need to detect drum beats of snare, hi-hat, bass, ...
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Active noise cancellation on speakers [closed]

I was wondering if it is possible cancel out my voice during a phone call using active noise cancellation for people around me. The speakers of my phone could reproduce the signal recorded from my own ...
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Does it matter which recording software I use?

Supposing the mic, cable, audio interface, recording computer, sample rate and bit depth etc. are all exactly the same, should there be any difference whether I record with Cubase or with Audacity? I'...
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Quicktime for recording high quality audio?

First off, I'm completely new to sound recording, so pls excuse any dumb questions :) I just ordered a Focusrite Solo Studio Package, so what I need to know is.. Given the high quality (sampling ...
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PT error message -5000

This message comes up when I try to connect to my external hard drive. (Ultra passport 1t) PT Express. 10.3.4 MacBook Pro. Any help or direction would be most appreciated. Thanks R
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Help recreating a synthesized hit sound

Any pointers of recreating the sample at the beginning of this MDX composition with a synth(preferably Harmor or Massive): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3FbCURTShmeM2F4QXE1SldmUjA&authuser=0 ?...
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Wave synthesizer software

I would like to know if there is a software that can generate a waveform where I can adjust modulation and pitch visually over time. I'm trying to make basic animal sounds.
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How to setup microphone with pre-amp for general purpose PC input use as well as audio recording?

I'm trying to get a multipurpose audio setup going on my PC which could include but isn't limited to audio recording and VOIP (gaming, streaming, skype, etc.). I have a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 pre-...
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How to hook up my Win XP laptop (w/ Audacity) to a cafe's Mackie 1604 soundboard? How to record individual tracks through it?

I am singing two songs this Saturday at a cafe that has a Mackie 1604 soundboard. I'd like to bring my older Windows XP laptop, and hook it up to the soundboard to record my performances. Song one ...
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FMOD Studio/Wwise vs Unity 5/UE4 Audio?

All right, I'm a bit confused in general about audio middleware. I'm a composer/sound designer and I was under the impression that you need middleware like FMOD to implement audio/music into games. ...
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Tips on creating synthesized sounds? (Examples included)

I have been mainly working with "real" sound effects but in certain games I play I have no idea how they get certain sounds (by ear, it seems to be synthesized to me). The YouTube video linked has two ...
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The absolutely simplest music production software for a complete beginner

I am not asking this question for myself, since I am already well seasoned with Logic and Cubase, but for my significant other. My girlfriend is interested in making some music, just for her own ...
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Beat detection and alignment

Apparently "beat songs" do not have constant tempos throughout the song... For example, they may vary between 125 to 130 beats per minute. Is there a way to make them "beat" at a constant and exact ...
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How can I make 3D binaural sound in an automated way?

I've heard incredible videos of "3D binaural sound" on Youtube, where the sound appears to have a position in space around the listener, and even move. Although these are often generated from simply ...
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Program for mixing multiple inputs and outputting to single stream

Is there some software that I can use that cane take multiple audio inputs, say from a mic, and two virtual audio cables, mix them so I can change volumes and gain and all that, and then output to ...
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Capture sound waves

I'm trying to capture sound wave patterns from mp3s. At the moment I'm doing screen grabs from audacity, then fixing them up in photoshop. Does anyone know any other software I could use for this? ...
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How to record from keyboard to laptop? [closed]

I have a electronic piano/keboard ( Yamaha PSR E323 ) and I am planning to record myself playing a piece. My laptop, to which I will be recording to is a Lenevo Z570 . I am a newbie in in this area ...
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Real Time Control with Envelope

I like to do experiments. I'm trying to find a way to control multiples parameters like the frequency of an LFO or cut of a filter in real time. Of course i can do it in an easy way if i create a ...
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How to increase recorded audio quality using audacity?

My friend already recorded an hour speech a few weeks ago using his smartphone. But unfortunately, he put his smartphone was too far from the speaker, so the speaker voices in the recorded audio was ...
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Any free software to make speech sound different without making it “robotic”? [closed]

My boss doesn't really want my, or any coworkers, voice on our videos. Instead of waiting to have his wife record the audio I'm looking for more practical solutions. Is there any free software out ...
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What's the shortest sound perceptible to the human ear?

How long would the shortest perceptible sound last? I'm guessing there'll be a frequency at which we can hear short sounds best but I don't need to find that. Admittedly this is also completely ...
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Performing multiple AudioSuite operations sequentially in OS X

There's got to be a smarter way to master 26 individual recordings at once. My workflow is wasting my time, but it shouldn't be. Summary: I'm looking for recommendations for editing applications (or ...
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When does playing 320 Kbps MP3 instead of FLAC matter?

I wonder when I should play FLAC instead of 320 Kbps: size of room, type of music, etc. I saw plenty of discussions about 320 Kbps MP3 vs. FLAC on Internet but none with reliable source. Are there ...
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Selective amplification of a voice signal

In many TV programmes, the director is speaking to the show host via an ear-piece that the host is wearing, and at many instances, what is being said through that ear-piece is more or less audible ...
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What software and Speakers are these in this picture?

Could anyone help me? I would like to know what software/Interfaces and what speaker (the ones with the yellow ring) in this pic. Thanks!
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Ableton Live Time-stretching Hotkey

In a YouTube-video, I saw someone stretching audio clips in ableton via mouse. He pulled on the top right corner to stretch the audiofile. It seems like he pulled the audio file the same way you ...
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Open Reason Re-fills outside of Reason

Is there any program that can open Reason's refill files? Other than Reason of course. I would potentially like to use some of the samples contained within the Reason refill in another DAW.
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Using the Korg Krome Keyboard Workstation

I got the Korg Krome Keyboard Workstation a while back and I am still having trouble using it. Are there any good resources that you know out there to help me learn it. Or perhaps someone could give ...
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How do self-proclaimed “Githubs of music” Splice and Blend compare?

Splice and Blend. Each company describes itself as the "Github of music." One is a USV company and the other is Betaworks. I'm sure they're both rapidly improving their feature sets, and by the time ...