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Logic 9 vs Pro Tools 10

Hello all you social sound designers out there. Another question from me: I have £200 to spend on a new DAW. Logic 9 as an app is available for £140 from the app store, whilst Pro Tools 10 is just ...
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ipad programs for replacing paper scripts?

anyone know a good ipad based script reader? Ideally it would be able to open a wide variety of formats (.doc, docx, excel, pdf, etc) and would be able to allow the talent to scribble, highlight, ...
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Remove drum track from song given the isolated drum track and the song?

I have a song for which I have the song itself, and an isolated drum track from a live performance that fits perfectly in time with the original. Given these 2 things, is there software that can do a ...
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How do I sort through a music collection and find and categorise the best quality files?

I'm looking for some software that can scan a large collection of files which contains many duplicates of varying quality in different file formats. Ideally I would like to have a folder structure ...
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How to recognize deep from loud sounds?

I found a player at newgrounds.com time ago (cannot find it now, forgot the url, will comment if i find it) that has two pairs of speakers. The upper pair plays loud sounds or screamy sounds but the ...
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MAX/MSP vs Cubase

I am interested about sound synthesis and music production. I came across max/msp and cubase and they seem to be the de facto standards in this field. I would like to have some recommendation about ...
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How can I View Audio in Real Time?

This may seem like a dumb question but I don't know where else to ask it! One of things I like to do with music is check out wave patterns, spectral phases, etc, if for no other reason than they look ...
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Voiceover drowns in music. How do I make it more dominant?

Total newbie here, not sure if this is the right place to post this. I'm trying to record some station IDs for an online radio station thingamajig I'm doing. I'm using a Samson C03U. My voiceovers ...
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problem with 003 factory

hi all am i have Macpro One 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processor/3GB (three 1GB)memory System lion and 003 Factory Complete The Ultimate Tactile Pro Tools LE the Complete Production Toolkit ...
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Similar software known as Audioease Speakerphone ?

Hi ! Similar software known as Audioease Speakerphone ? Thinking of something cheaper. Perhaps some alternative? Thanks
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Recording multiple applications (on different VAC lines) to multiple tracks

I have set up a PC (Windows 7x64) with 3 Lines in Virtual Audio Cable. Each line has one program using it as it's output device (total of 3 programs running) the physical device is just on-board ...
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How to create music throughly inside computer, without using live instrument sounds? What do I need?

I have some themes, and I'd like to expand them and make some songs out of them. However, I can't afford studios and players and I'm just an ordinary guitar player. I'd like to create music totally ...
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how did they create this specific voice

hello friends, please give attention to my question, i need to finish my project. just now i post this question but the video didnt work well now i edit again and posted. how did they change leonardo ...
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How would you go about restoring old voice recordings?

I have some old voice recordings I would like to restore and I'm not sure what software I should use and in what order I should apply the different transformations. They were digitized a while back ...
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Gear Acquisition Syndrome

How do you justify new purchases? Do you set guidelines for yourself? "After this project, you get a new toy/tool"? Or, "Because of this new project, you get a new toy/tool"? Or do you have ...
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Can anyone remember the name of the library scanning software that uses a virtual flashlight?

Hey folks, A while ago, I remember hearing about this awesome free software that takes a part of your library, randomly scatters visual dots across your screen, and as you shine a virtual flashlight ...
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Is there any Windows, Mac, or Unix software similar to LSDJ for writing “chiptunes”?

I am aware of LSDJ and have tried to use it via various GameBoy emulators, but I find the interface to be incredibly clunky and am wondering if anyone has seen a suite of software that takes better ...
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How do I isolate parts of a song according to pan position?

Suppose I have an mp3 of a song. That is, I have a final mixdown; I don't have access to the constituent tracks. Now, suppose I want to isolate parts of this song according to pan position. For ...
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Software/Hardware requirements for home recording

I'm as novice as one can be regarding home recording, hence my broad question. I play guitar (classical/electric) and keyboard (MIDI output available) and I want to (try to) record some songs I've ...
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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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Need help with creating subliminal audio cd's with "Max/MSP'

I have custom subliminal CD's scripts already made and masked under white noise and all I want to do is mix them together and record them realtime and maintain the right frequency level through the ...
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Pitch/chord tracking software (such as Melodyne)

Aside from Melodyne, do you know any other music transcription softwares Specifically those that can do, onset detection, pitch detection, possibly chord detection, and possibly tempo estimation. I ...
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Which Choir library would be recommended for film scoring, regardless of the price?

I'm looking for a good choir sound library to use in film scores. Tonehammer's Liberis and Requiem Pro choral libraries seem to deliver quite an outstanding and realistic performance (if used ...
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Multiple loop phrases in Ableton looper?

Using my floorboard controller and vanilla Ableton MIDI mappings, I've managed to figure out a way to juggle two phrases with loopers. However, the MIDI assignments are a pretty clunky. The basic idea ...
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CD Ripping Metadata Software for SFX database

We are redoing our SFX server. We use netmix pro along with netmix server on mac leopard and snow leopard. I was wondering if there was a good CD ripping software that can tag the regions with its ...
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When I read “MPEG-4 AAC”, does this mean 'AAC', 'AAC+ Version 1', or 'AAC+ Version 2'?

I'm encoding .3gp videos. Instructions say, under audio codec: "MPEG-4 AAC". On audio settings, I can choose between "AAC", "AAC+ Version 1" and "AAC+ Version 2". I'm lost. Can anyone enlighten me?
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What is the best way to make music play more slowly? (at any arbitrary speed)

And what is the best program to use for that?
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looking for a program for mixing subliminals with music at automatic levels

I am looking for a PC Audio mixing program that automatically mixes to sources at the same levels (floodgate). What I mean is that I want to mix subliminal messages in my music for me and I want to ...
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Audio to Video Sync Software

Hi: I need an inexpensive software to sync audio to video. I know ProTools in the standard but the cost is not in the budget yet. Any suggestions? Carmine
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want to find a program or other sources that can help me find subliminal recordings in my custom cd's

I have purchased custom subliminal cd's and I have using them for over 3 months now and I am not sure if the message I wanted on it is even on there or what message is on there and or even if there ...
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Is it possible to record directly to a computer's CD drive?

I'm working with a client who needs to minimize the time between when recording is done and when the finalized audio CD ejects from the drive. All of the computer recording software I'm aware of will ...
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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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Easy solution for controlling 5 or more speakers from a single computer

I work in a sensory research lab and we wanted to set up 5 or more speakers and control them with one computer, probably running Matlab. Is there a ready hardware solution for controlling 5 or more ...
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What are some good audio software for Tascam US 2000 interface?

I am looking for some good recording and mixing software to use with my new Tascam Us 2000 interface on my windows 7 64 bit PC. Preferably ones what ar'nt to spicy on the pocket book! The Cubase LE 4 ...
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VSTi Issue with REAPER and Superior Drummer

I've installed Superior Drummer and REAPER; but when I go to click on "Insert virtual instrument on new track", Superior Drummer isn't available. Am I missing a step?
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Audio Software & Synthesizer

Hi Everyone: As a Novice Designer I have been using Audacity to create sounds that I've been asked to do by others. Although, Audacity is a great tool, I feel I should be graduating to a software ...
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Suggestions for 'sound fx library management software'

I am looking to buy software to organize my sound recordings. I record, edit and mix on a Pro Tools 9 system use a Mac computer. It be great to hear from some professionals or any sound guys who use ...
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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 playing real sounds not midi when writing scores

Is there any software able to synthesize music based on real sounds, not midi when writing scores? I mean something really offering all known instrument sounds and sound dynamics, no matter what it ...
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What do I need to make reasonable quality amateur recordings of vocals/piano to put on Youtube?

I have been recording myself playing piano and posting to Youtube, just so friends can take a look at how my progress is with the instrument for the most part, but also to post tutorials for some ...
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Audio tracker for Linux with support for VST/VSTi

For the past few years I have been using Windows where I was working on quite a good piece of tracker - MadTracker (which sadly is not available for Linux). Recently I had to migrate to Linux and I ...
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outputting 2 different audio signals from a computer (PC/laptop)

I want to use my laptop to hold a cool party where there is 2 different sources of music. 1 for hip hop, and the other jazz. I would like to play the tracks simultaneously and have them outputted ...
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Software for Live Multi-Tracking Recording & Mixing

So I'm looking for a piece of software for recording multi-track live audio (PC or Mac is fine, I have system for both). That meets several key requirements: Can record at least 4 tracks Works with ...
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Software that actually produces instrument sounds

I'm a keyboardist (Yamaha PSR-2000), and recently, I've been wanting to replace my keyboard with a simple 'MIDI controller' keyboard connected to a PC, and have the PC produce the sounds. The reasons ...
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Kontakt 7 Player slow/bad sound quality

I downloaded Native Instruments Kontakt 7 Player, and despite the fact that I'm on an AMD Athlon 65 3500+ 2.19 GHz with 2.5 GB of RAM, the sound quality is unacceptable; there are drags and buzzes and ...
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Free batch conversion from FLAC to Apple Lossless (ALAC)?

I am looking for a free tool that would allow me to convert large amounts of FLAC files to ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) while preserving the meta information and optionally adding new information ...
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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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High-Five Mr. Spitz

Just tried out your Sound Doodle. Very enjoyable. Still figuring out some of the functionality, but I likes it. Doffs Hat
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Any plugins out there using GPGPU/CUDA/OpenCL for horsepower?

It looks like the dedicated hardware plugin boxes (UAD etc) use traditional DSP chips like the Analog Devices SHARC for their horsepower. Is anybody using graphics card processors via GPGPU (General ...
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Is there a program or software out there that can trace the sound of something to the image that makes it?

Say an old man is shaking a watch while talking to his daughter and his hand is shaking and you can hear his watch. Is there a program or software that can deduce the location of the sound and ...