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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does correcting the speed of audio captured from vinyl at the wrong RPM degrade its quality?

I sent a record of mine to an analog -> digital conversion service, and the CD that came back sounded like chipmunks. They had played the record at 45 RPM on their capturing equipment instead of the ...
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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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Which DAW is this?

I saw this from a screenshot on a youtube video. Please help me find out which DAW this is.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Recommendations on hardware and software

Hi Thanks for another great forum. Really appreciate it! When delivering sfx for sound fx library companies like Sound-ideas, and Hollywood edge, and not being able to bring the material to a real ...
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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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Idea on how to randomly choose sounds from specified files

Hey there, My mother really likes to build those miniature cities that many build at this time of the year, with "tiny persons" and houses, mini cars etc.. so I thought it would be nice to give a ...
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Types of Computer Generated Music Software

As an Artist and also a Software developer I have always Loved the idea of computer generated music. I was just wondering about all of the types that there are. I have written several myself in ruby.. ...
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An effective technique for ducking in Sony Vegas?

I'm trying to wrap my head around ducking effect. Say, I have two tracks: A music with pretty harsh peaks and drops (it's a dubstep) A vocal voiceover I also have two Track Compressors applied to ...
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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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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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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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If you had to start over as a newbie, what would be your starter kit for sound designing (software, field recording, etc.)?

I'm just curious as to a lot of these new technological portable devices have recently come out now. I'm sure a lot of people getting started in the industry and wanting to make a sound design reel ...
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Player with great timer display

What free software can you recommend that offers great control over the timer display? I'm working as a transcriber and I need to often pause the interview and go back at a certain point in time. ...
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What is the purpose of an FFT filter?

I've used the built in FFT filter in Adobe Audition to get some vocals sounding like they're coming from a police radio, and while the black box worked, I'm just curious as to what the FFT filter is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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What Do I Need to Compose/Create/Mix Music Fully Digitally?

I want to write some music, maybe mix other songs as well. I want to be able to write up some melodies/harmonies, or lay down some beats and mix them to my heart's content, with different instruments (...
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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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Does Maxing Volume On Computer and Controlling Volume With External Speakers Provide Best Sound Quality or Is It The Other Way Around

I have (speaker name) and use them to listen to music. They are connected to my Mac min computer. I have herd people say that it is better to turn the volume on the computer all the way up and control ...
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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 ...