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Cubase is blocking audio for other audio application

If I run cubase, I can't run spotify or any other sound program at the same time. does this have to do with my soundcard and is my soundcard substandard for this? If I exit cubase then I can use ...
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Recording sound and getting the frequency of any given point

Not entirely sure if this question goes on this site, but I think it covers this one more than the others. I need to record some audio of human speech and find the frequency of the audio at least 100 ...
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Exploring specific frequency distributions?

I have looked at several options for synthesizer software, and everything I have been able to find myself has an inconvenient amount of abstraction for what I want. I think I can manage with CSound, ...
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Open source software/library/tool/patch/… for converting audio to MIDI suggestions?

Having found 2 open source tools that can convert any audio file to midi, I'm still interested if there are others (for comparison). I've tried WaoN and Audio_to_midi_melodia. But not all samples ...
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How do I simultaneously play audio on 35 speakers?

I am working on a college research project to test audio spatialization. The project involves playing audio on 35 different speakers. One speaker is randomly selected to play slightly different audio. ...
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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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A trip down your DAW memory lane

This could lead to some very long posts, but here goes anyways... I got into a conversation with the guys at work about the old DAWs they used to use, what's changed, what they miss, and what's ...
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How do you configure three or more phrases to be mapped to a one-button-per-phrase loop triggering?

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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Free, newbie-friendly tracker software?

I'm a complete music newbie. I'd like to create some music for small, totally aficionado videogames. My sound requirements are: Small file size (less than an mp3 or ogg) Playable via libmodplug (...
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How do I detect the sound files used in an audio file?

There is an audio file with a soundtrack, SFXs, and voice-overs. I have all of these included elements separately as original audio files. I need to detect which file is used in what point (...
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How to quickly understand the layout in various digital console

Well i don't know if am asking this question on the right platform but anyways i can't help it so I'll still put it through. With the rapid growth in digital processing from various manufacturers ...
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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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What is the best way to change the voice from male to female (instantly)?

There are some software solutions as well as vocal performers. Anyway, it is unclear if vocal performer can produce any effect which would be impossible to get using software (if it modifies sound in ...
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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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MIDI noise and latency problems

I have just bought a Roland A49 MIDI controller. I'm using Reaper as my DAW. I've installed the drivers, and I know that my controller is talking to my DAW, as I am getting a correct red signal ...
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is there any software to detect a specific voice out of many, from an audio file?

I'm working on a machine learning project, where you take voice recordings and teach a model, to speak as that person. That project have a perfect sound dataset and not what I'm asking about here. (...
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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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Voice recording marking software

I have a corpus of recorded interviews and would like know what Windows 7 software (preferably commercial because it will be bought by administration of my institution, which is a bit reluctant to ...
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No VST rendering on Tracktion T7 Waveform 11 free

I'm using LABS VST instrument plugin on a MIDI track in Tracktion T7 Waveform 11 free. I'm working on Windows 10, on a ACER Aspire V Nitro Black Edition Laptop, native soundcard. I can hear the VST ...
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What's the best software for DJing and mixing?

I've seen Mixxx seems to be one of the few that's not proprietary, but I'm having a hard time choosing what to at least start out with What choice are there? What are some of their strengths and ...
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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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What are some disadvantages of audacity?

I've been using Audacity for a while and it seems like the perfect recording studio: free, open source, great features, easy to use, its easy to fall in love with. However, I want to have a more ...
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How can i download poor quality audio from youtube videos?

I stay in a underdeveloped area of India where only one telecom operator is available. The highest internet speed that I have seen in my computer is 11 KBps (as this operator supports only 2G). ...
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Making dialogue in a film louder in post production

I am new to this forum so forgive me if this has already been answered! I was wondering if there is any way to make dialogue in a film louder, separating it from background noise without using an ...
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Abundance Paradox

Hello, this is my first post. I've just recently dived in to the world of production, but I'm having problems regarding equipment. I've wanted to make music for so long, and this year I finally acted ...
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Cartoon sync studio equipment

Im thinking in buying equipment specially for this sort of work. Is there any specialised software for this job or studios use most popular ones that we all use in every day work?
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Identify music file “remixing” utility

I'm hoping to identify a shareware utility that I first came across several years (maybe 5-10) ago when it was the subject of a package on BBC Radio4's Today programme. Basically, it was capable of ...
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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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Tool to fix rapid-fire dropouts?

I recorded a phone call and the cell service was pretty shoddy. Here's an example. Good briefly, then high-speed dropouts, then good again. In the below image, you can see the dropouts to the right ...
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Denoising studio induced noise and noise due to poor recording

Background Cassette tapes of speeches have been made in 2000 in locations which are not studio like environs for recording (i.e. contain various sources of noise such as fans, folks moving about, ...
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While editing dialogue, what tool do you use to eliminate clicks within words?

In order to eliminate clicks in words in Pro Tools, and I use either the Pencil Tool or cut out a cycle of the waveform. What would software tool would you recommend?
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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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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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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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Software solution for splicing in audio in real time

I've got a phone system for the company I work at. We have a line in for the FM radio, it plays music for when people are on hold. What would be the easiest way for me to have the radio fade out at ...
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Automatic DMX lighting?

I don't know where to post this question other than here, if there's a better SE for this question please let me know. I'm wondering what software/hardware I would need to automatically sync DMX ...
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Can I juryrig a vocoder with a MIDI keyboard and a laptop?

I have a Casio Privia 160 keyboard which can connect to computer via USB. I also have a Windows 10 laptop and a Macbook. Is there some software I can use to turn the keyboard into a vocoder, ...
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ADR Recording Software

I am new to ADR recording. I have a question specifically for beeps/streamers software: I have seen on DVD extras that show the ADR recordings and I have noticed that their software is able to give ...
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Subtract music from microphone input while recording

I do have a Soundblaster 5/rx with a line-in, my mixer has an aux-return (and if that does not what I think it does, it has a headphone out too which I could use). The signal that is sent to the ...
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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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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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What is the difference between Audacity's dB and MP3Gain's dB?

I've read that Audacity can also do MP3Gain's job to normalize multiple tracks, but while in MP3Gain the target volume is something like 89.0 dB or 95.0 dB in Audacity the maximum is 0 and it goes ...
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Is there a software tool or web service to detect problems in speech recordings?

I am looking for a software/library or a web service/API that can detect problems in short samples of recordings of speech. For example echo, clipping, pop, background noise... Do you know of any ...
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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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Best way to control audio in dual (same LAN) locations from one spot.

Currently we have one office that I run music through in this order Pandora-->PC-->amp-->speakers. Pretty simple. However, We've added a separate building 300' away that shares the same LAN. I'm ...
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Sound Library Organizer for Linux?

I'm looking for a sound library organizer working on Linux and capable of handling several thousands of SFX files. The software I found until now are mostly players with some built-in management ...
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Automatic Mix software to replace a DJ

Since there are a lot of audio fans here, do you know a good software to replace a DJ in a private office party? The direction is tired of hiring a (bad) DJ year after year when what people really ...
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What kind of microphone should I use for rapping?

I just started getting to the point in my rap where I feel like I'm ready to start wanting to record and now I'm looking to purchase the equipment. I really would appreciate any pointers on the type ...
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Emulating StarWars X-Wing Recv Communications Effect

I'm curious the best method to mock the effect used in the voice communications of the X-Wing and other ships that were garbled when received, There is some kind of modulation going on if I'm not ...
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Can I convert Sibelius into MusicXML or any other free format with only free tools?

Back in the old days, I used Sibelius to typeset scores. I've switched to the great open-source MuseScore now and don't miss anything from Sibelius except... my old scores. I know that there is a ...

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