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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 ...
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Pro Tools 9 and aggregate device use

I have an original MBox that doesn't play well with PT9 HD. Poor thing just sits on the shelf all day, waiting to be put to good use. Can I use it as an aggregate device with the new version of Pro ...
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A simple, quick Audio Unit host?

While I generally work in Pro Tools for sound design projects, occasionally I wish to process a sound using a plug-in which is only available as an Audio Unit. Inevitably I have to fire up Logic or ...
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Program to decompress WaveZip on 64-bit

Anyone know of a 64-bit or 32-bit windows compatible program to WaveZip compressed files? I just tried to install WaveZip on my 64-bit Windows machine and it is 16-bit and won't install.
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Which software for adding triggers to an acoustic drum kit to make it into a USB drum kit?

I would like to turn an acoustic drum kit into a digital one, played through a PC. While the drum kit is being played on it would be good, to hear the drum kit act as a sequencer and here the samples ...
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Adjusting PC's speaker output in realtime

Is there any software available that allows me alter my PC's speaker output in realtime? I'd like to be able to change pitch. I'm used to editing my speakers properties in the enhancements tab but I'...
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Boom Recorder Software

Hi all! I was offered to be "the sound guy" for a recent lo/no short film, and was kindly offered a shotgun mic and boom pole for the job. I was planning on recording onto my laptop (since I don't own ...
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What are the implications of this new software?

I kind of just needed an excuse to post this fabulous article from the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12510702 It is basically a software that does what the leighman has always asked of ...
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Music/Voice/Notation editor

I looked around at other answers on audio stackexchage that are related to my question, but the answers seem to leave much to be desired. (At least, for my situation :P ) As a hobby, my wife is a ...
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Are there any graduate programs similar to Georgia Tech's?

While I remain interested in sound design, I am also interested in audio hardware/software engineering. The only program that really covers what I'm looking at is at Georgia Tech. However, I'm only a ...
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List of free notation software

What are the free programs available to typeset music?
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What production tools should we look at for a weekly podcast

Back in the day, right at the beginning, we had a podcast and we each recorded seperate audio through our mics and had our land-lines going as we are in different locations - then we emailed the audio ...
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What could a future (software) interface for sound-design/mixing look like?

Hi folks, apart from my occupation as sound designer, my main focus (since I'm working at a university) lies in media (technology) research, software development, and (sonic) interaction design. As ...
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Propellerhead Reason: Tutorials?

I just love the kind of electronic music that people create with Propellerhead's Reason. I just acquired the software but I find it very difficult to use (I'm not very experienced in producing music) ...
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Simple Audio-editor for PC

A friend of mine wants to learn basic audio editing, 2 or more tracks and asked me what kind of (free) program would be best to use on PC platform... Any idea's?
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How do song recognition services (like Shazam) work?

Seems kinda difficult to do that, especially when I am recording songs off the radio, using different hardware for both playing and recording (for example playing from a radio in the car and recording ...
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Easy to use open source DAW?

I'm considering creating some instrumental music. I don't care about connecting external stuff (keyboard, mic, ...), so I only require something I'll control with only a keyboard and a mouse. Is there ...
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How do key signature calculating algorithms usually work?

Whenever I play a song in Virtual DJ, it instantly gives me the key. How does this work? How are major or minors handled? Is there an analysis of the most common notes that is broken down to figure ...
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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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What do you know about people who design audio equipment?

I'm just a student trying to figure out what to do with my life. While sound design is fascinating, I'm also interested in designing the equipment that makes sound design possible. Does anybody know ...
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Boost volume of track in GarageBand

I have a track in Garageband that is recorded at a very low volume. If I could I would go back and redo it, but I can't, so I just have to live with it. So far, to boost the volume of this track, I ...
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New synth for the new year (drone,industrial, metal, noise)

Gear, gear, gear. Too many options. I'm looking to pick up my first synth this month (software or hardware). As you can tell, i'm into creating dirt, gritty soundscapes. I have a chain of guitar ...
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An open source sound editor, but not Audacity?

I am looking for open source/free software for casual sound editing. I've tried audacity, I know it's capable tool but really I dont like the interface. Tried snd, can't get it to work. I am looking ...
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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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Open-source alternatives for plug-ins.

Are there any open-source alternatives to VST/AU/RTAS that work across multiple OSs and can be used in host-programs such as Ableton's Live that are either in development or fully functional?
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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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How do software algorithms to calculate BPM usually work?

Most music editing programs will tell you the BPM of a song, but how do they calculate it? Obviously they try to find some sort of constant pulse throughout the song, but: how are they separate from ...
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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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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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Linux digital recording — Audacity or Ardour?

We're evaluating options for a live recording setup in a church. Because the budget is tight, we're looking at running Linux with two Delta 1010's. So far I've Audacity and Ardour. So far I'm leaning ...
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TAPESTREA: Exciting tools, anyone using this software?

TAPESTREA : Techniques And Paradigms for Expressive Synthesis, Transformation, and Rendering of Environmental Audio I found this software a year or so back, and have a little bit of success with it. ...
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copyright question

hello all sound designers! I have a question about the sound material that comes with a program like Logic Studio Pro 9. It has tons of sounds and parts of music in there. Can i use them on my ...
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How reliable is Plural Eyes for syncing?

I'm on a documentary where we're shooting on double system. For practical reasons we're mostly not clapping, and I'm worried for the poor editor... We're shooting on a few 5Ds and I'm wondering how ...
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Need your input on software I'm writing

I'm writing software for our type of people and I would love some input as to how you would like it to work. I'm getting closer to finishing (still a long way though), but I'm at a stage where I have ...
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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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Thinking outside the “box”

When faced with a design challenge, what is your first instinct: To reach for a mic or a piece of software? Of course it often depends on the project or task at hand, but in general, where does your ...
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this is probably a dumb question

Does nuendo4 work on the icore7 macbook pro properly? I have been having a few problems with it. For instance when I import an omf, the sounds are all squashed together and out of sync, when I import ...
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Recommendations for a beginner setup

I am just learning more about the sound design field and plan on going to school for it (1 year away from earning bachelors in English) but want to teach myself before I start hacking out money for ...
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How are your Quickeys workflows?

Hi I think that Quickeys is a great tool to speed up the workflow in Protools: it fill some hole in PT keycommand and some more. If you use it, how? which are your preferred shortcuts and macros? ...
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Custom ADR Software

Hey guys, I know I asked a similar question earlier and I really don't mean to beat a dead horse, But, I would like to create a custom ADR cueing program. Basically, all I really need is the ...
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What's your preferred de-esser plugin?

I used the waves one and now i'm trying the Eiosis E2deesser: I found its approach really interesting and natural sounding. I use a combination of that plugin and multiband compression. I have read ...