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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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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 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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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 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 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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Find audio sections in MP4s higher than a specified level?

I am working on a system to collect data for noise ordinances and need to correlate video with decibel meters (decibel meter, video and sound) are at the same locations. A vehicle that emits sound ...
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WAV file sounds from PC to many speakers around LARGE Slot Car & Train Layout-HELP!

I am building a LARGE train & slot car tracks layout. I have about 50 different WAV file sounds on my Desktop so far. I plan about 14 speakers (right now) top be placed in specific areas - one in ...
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What do you call someone who programs software for producing, reproducing or processing audio?

What type of education do these people usually have? I have heard that they need to understand circuits because a lot of the software is modeled after analog gear. I am currently in semester 2 of an ...
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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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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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Software for organising and naming an archive of sounds

I travelled by bike through India, and made audio recording. They range hugely in quality of content and sound. Unfortunately they were only recorded on an olympus digital voice recorder. However, ...
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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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Free automatic composer, for commercial use

Is there free software that automatically composes music and does not place restrictions on the generated output? I need to be able to use the generated music commercially.
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App for audio feedback frequency detection?

For curiosity I've started writing a mobile application that would detect when there's audio feedback on the live stage and what's the feedback frequency(ies) so that an sound engineer (SE) can turn ...
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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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Automatically synchronizing audio/video with FOSS tools?

At our hackerspace, we have a full HD video camera (Toshiba Camileo X200) with a crappy microphone input. Therefore, we use a Thomann SC450 USB microphone to capture audio on a computer. Buying new ...
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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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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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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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How to Play Audio in Realtime in LMMS?

Changing the tempo directly (globally) or via an automation track only affects the readout and doesn't change the actual tempo, which seems to default to 140 BPM. Is there a way I can get it to play ...
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How do you edit quality pitched voice? (Q w/ example sample)

Sorry, if I am a bit unclear, but I've got a quick sample (of how should it sound a bit like) if you click here. These types of songs/editing are quite rare and can't be easily found and since they ...
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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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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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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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Software for editing audio for video

Which software is best for editing the audio of a video?
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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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What software can I use in order to extract this pattern from music?

Overall goal: To input a song and output certain variables that will allow me to find quantitative patterns between songs. Example: the time between highest and lowest pitches (in seconds) in a song....
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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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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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Tool for creating a WAV given a function of time/sample

What software could I use to create a WAV file from a function of sample number? I am building an implementation of Group Additive Synthesis in a modular softsynth and I just need a simple way of ...
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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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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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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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How to split a recording to music and talking parts

I have recordings of a radio show that I'd like to listen to later. But I'd like to listen only to the music parts. Sometimes there are interviews or discussions without background musik I'd like to ...
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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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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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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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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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Stable audio/video editing software

In a few weeks I will conduct a one week course in sound design. The students are graphic/game designers and the aim is for them to get a basic understanding about what sound design is and how it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Automating soundcheck: Can I get volume of an instrument from a live band audio GIVEN that I recorded the live mic input?

Let's say, during a live performance I save the mic input of every instrument and vocals. I also record the speaker output from the crowd. Can I extract the volumes of the individual instruments ...
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Recognition of timing information by sound device

Let's say I am using DAW soft with MIDI keyboard. When I start real time recording mode and press the key, then the timing and velocity information is recorded to some file or memory. Another ...
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Software for vocal removal?

Is there any software which can take vocal out from tracks for recording purpose? I am aware with Audacity but it's not 100% First suggest me free one and than chargeable
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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?