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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?
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Capture sound waves

I'm trying to capture sound wave patterns from mp3s. At the moment I'm doing screen grabs from audacity, then fixing them up in photoshop. Does anyone know any other software I could use for this? ...
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Real Time Control with Envelope

I like to do experiments. I'm trying to find a way to control multiples parameters like the frequency of an LFO or cut of a filter in real time. Of course i can do it in an easy way if i create a ...
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How do I 'drag' waves in Sound Forge?

I've been playing around with Sound Forge Pro 10 for a few days. Basically, I've recorded my girlfriend's vocals (she was listening to the music via headphones from a laptop), and I'm trying to line ...
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Using the Korg Krome Keyboard Workstation

I got the Korg Krome Keyboard Workstation a while back and I am still having trouble using it. Are there any good resources that you know out there to help me learn it. Or perhaps someone could give ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Voice recording editing software

I have some 3gpp recordings that I need to enhance. I would like to give more balance to the left stereo and change the frequency levels to make the recording clearer and convert it all to mp3 or wav. ...
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What software do you use to catalogue your recordings and sound fx?

I use Logic Pro X at the moment for basic sound design stuff. I'm trying to find some software which I can use (like several of the online download sfx libraries where you can type keywords to locate ...
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Any tips for producing music for a video game?

First of all, I am an absolute beginner. I'm going to be developing a game for a Nintendo console completely by myself and I don't know where to start with sound design. What software should I use ...
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extract saxaphone riff

What are the steps that I need to take to extract the intro saxaphone riff from this song? I'm using bitwig, but I guess that these softwares are all pretty equivalent.
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Active noise cancellation on speakers [closed]

I was wondering if it is possible cancel out my voice during a phone call using active noise cancellation for people around me. The speakers of my phone could reproduce the signal recorded from my own ...
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Does it matter which recording software I use?

Supposing the mic, cable, audio interface, recording computer, sample rate and bit depth etc. are all exactly the same, should there be any difference whether I record with Cubase or with Audacity? I'...
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Wave synthesizer software

I would like to know if there is a software that can generate a waveform where I can adjust modulation and pitch visually over time. I'm trying to make basic animal sounds.
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Tips on creating synthesized sounds? (Examples included)

I have been mainly working with "real" sound effects but in certain games I play I have no idea how they get certain sounds (by ear, it seems to be synthesized to me). The YouTube video linked has two ...
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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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Apple Hardware have Digital Output - do I need to get a high end audio card?

I've been asked a question which has got me stumped. Apple hardware generally has digital output, so what would be the benefit of installing a high end audio card? Thanks
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Best Voice track mastering software ?

Hi all Im running Protools HD on Mac and would like some feedback as to what in your opinion is the best voice mastering plug in for feature films. I have used Ozone 4 and their center voice preset ...
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Harmonic Exciters

What is the greatest or latest? Been going through some vintage recordings that lack high frequencies and was looking to excite them, when asking this question popped to my mind. I use software, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Storageformat for audiobooks

So, I want to apologize in advance if this is not the right place for this question, but it was the most appropriate SE-site I could find (possibly apart from SuperUser). I have acquired quite a few ...
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How should I work with sync I/o?

I have one 192 io and a sync I/o . But when I hook up my sync l/o to hd core card . It doesn't work . I don't know wht the problem is. Is it the cable? Or do I need to do anything special on my ...
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Cheapest windows alternative to mainstage with sound effects

I am doing a musical for school, in which I will be playing on a keyboard, which will be connected by a MIDI-USB to my laptop, which will then apply a range of sound effects (synthesisers, electric ...
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programming for sound design and music

Does someone have any names of softwares/gears related to sound that allow scripting or/and programming. my list for the moment: Software - Language - Purpose: Ableton Live - ClyphX, Max/MSP - Clip ...
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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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PT error message -5000

This message comes up when I try to connect to my external hard drive. (Ultra passport 1t) PT Express. 10.3.4 MacBook Pro. Any help or direction would be most appreciated. Thanks R
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How do self-proclaimed “Githubs of music” Splice and Blend compare?

Splice and Blend. Each company describes itself as the "Github of music." One is a USV company and the other is Betaworks. I'm sure they're both rapidly improving their feature sets, and by the time ...
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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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Audio effect: loop on a keyboard key

Using Mac/Linux/Windows SOFTWARE with an attached MIDI keyboard: What's the simplest way to, on-demand in live performance, capture a 1-second recording from a microphone and then play it on a loop ...
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Audiotrack (for video) - workflow from Ableton Live to Adobe Premiere

I'm creating audio in Ableton Live that will be muxed with edited video footage in Adobe Premiere. The audio is everything from (Foley) effects to background music, and it must be in sync with events ...
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Split audio into many files

I have an mp3 recording that spans many hours. It is just one big file. I would love to split it into dozens or hundreds of individual snippets. I actually already some most of the time-stamps where ...
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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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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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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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Software for creating digital sound fx (without any foley)

Hello everyone, In the past I asked a similar question (so apologizes if the question seems a bit familiar), but as I was not able to find a solution and also have some more details, I will be very ...
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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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Recording with an old laptop: how do DAWs use memory vs cores?

I have an old computer setup as follows: IBM Thinkpad T42 (single-core Pentium M 1.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM) Windows XP and Pro Tools 7.3 (Or maybe Reaper 3.5) with Digidesign MBox 2 device Is this good ...
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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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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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A desktop app that lets me search for music (in an interesting way)?

A while back I came across this amazing Mac app that let me search for music by hovering my mouse over clusters of spatially organized files. As you hover, you'd hear snippets of the music (long ...
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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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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 ...