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Configure audio interface buffer size for system use in windows 7

I was just wondering if there's any way to change te buffer size that my audio interface is using while its being used as the system's (W7) default audio device for domestic multimedia aplications ...
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Do USB Mixers and USB Audio Interfaces Provide New “Outputs” in Windows?

I've been podcasting with a really simple mixer for some time now. I've recently gotten into streaming and live podcast recording. I've reached the point where I would like to have a lot more control ...
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How to adjust playback volume of Cubase on Windows

On my machine, Cubase always plays back at full volume. I.e., the Windows volume setting is ignored - unless it is completely shut off. That means I have to use Cubase's master volume fader to adjust ...
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Audio input echoing in audacity, but not from the direct line

So it should be clear from the title that I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'll try and explain as best I can. When I listen to the output of my mixer, it sounds perfect, crystal clear. But when I ...
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Combine 2 USB mono mic audio inputs into L + R of stereo virtual device

I'm running some usability testing sessions where I'm recording a facilitator and a participant while they are testing a mobile app. I'm using screen recording software on a Windows laptop with a USB ...
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Can a game mouse or magic trackpad improve editing experience of Pro tools on Windows 10 desktop?

I am using Pro Tools MP9 on a Windows 10 desktop (please note Desktop, not laptop). The editing experience for panning and zooming is terrible using a regular mouse. I always miss the trackpad/...
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Can I record sounds of every program running separately, Windows 10

Is there a way I can record every source of sound separately in Windows 10? For example, I want 1 track to be Google Chrome, 1 track to be a video game, Skype as another track, etc... without them ...
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Windows 10 crashes when producing but only in the evening [closed]

So I've just had another 2 bluescreens of deaths and one freeze trying to work on a project in Ableton live 9.6.1 but this has been happening for quiet some time now (even when I used FL studio 10 to ...
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Audio interface stopped working (windows)

Everything worked fine - I recorded, mixed and just listened (youtube, soundcloud) through my audio interface M-audio M-track II - until, suddenly, it stopped working. What exactly happened? 1) It's ...
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Automatically splitting recording files

I'm looking for a software (Windows) that may record sound via line-in port in my sound card. The thing is my recordings are very long (long hours or even days) and I wish the software automatically ...
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Sending PC audio through mixer sounds messed up

I have been using/playing around with the Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer for patching my PC audio, PS4 audio, and XLR microphone to various places. Mainly into the PC to stream to Twitch, and from the PC ...
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mix sound over network from multiple devices to a single output

I have two computers (windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04) and an android phone (nexus 5 lollipop) Is there software out there that will mix the audio from all of my devices so all sounds will play on a ...
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Lower audio output volume on audio input (speech)

What would be the prefered way to lower the volume of my audio output whenever I speak? Similar thing is being done on some radio stations with some continuos music playing in the background. I'm ...
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Low audio levels with AT875R shotgun microphone. Is this due to missing a preamp/mixer and/or other hardware?

Background: I recently decided to move away from my AT2020 USB microphone and jump on the next tier up— AT875R Shotgun microphone. I like the fact it'll be more directional, won't need to be directly ...
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Where is the default Windows 8 MIDI soundfont located?

I am trying to find the default soundfont that Windows 8 uses to play MIDI files so that I can have another program play them back and sound the same as Windows Media Player.
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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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Windows (freeware) audio plugin framework?

I'm asking this question to help out a user on a sister SE site. I'm Mac-based myself & know this is an easy task in Mac, using CoreAudio, SoundFlower, Rogue Amoeba etc. Is there a comparable ...
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Audio lags / drop-outs across the whole system (Windows 7 SP1)

I have a brand new clean Windows 7 64bit SP1 setup with newest hardware (i7-4770, SSD 1TB, 16GB RAM etc.). The main utilization of the computer is music production. However, I have problems with ...
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Microphone becomes inactive when I open a new project in cubase

I just bought a CAD USB microphone .Now using ASIO for all i managed to get it connected in CUBASE 5 and I can see the bars moving when i tap the microphone . But as soon as i open a new project the ...
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44kHz vs 48kHz for music playback [closed]

I was wondering what's the best setting for typical music playback. Songs are encoded with 16 bit & 44kHz, but my windows 7 sound playback is set to 24 bit / 48kHz (that was the default). Does ...
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Software to emulate audio devices that can mux input and split output

The problem I have is that I'm using Windows 7. and I need to be able to output audio from a PC to 2 devices simultaneously and have the inputs of both devices be valid recording devices. However, I ...
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Looking for really, really simple, but good quality ASIO recording software

My wife is a voice over artist and is completely non-technical. She needs to be able to record herself, but most software I have seen is very complex as they are full studio editing suites. Audacity, ...
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How to record myself djing with a pc, midi controller and a mixer setup?

I like making megamixes for fun but can't use pre-listening feature while recording. My setup: Virtual DJ software on PC, Denon HC-4500 midi controller, and a DJM3000 mixer. Currently the Virtual DJ ...
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Pro Tools, Windows/PC & Strange File Name Shortening

How many people here are doing sound effects work on a PC Pro Tools? I've been getting this odd problem where sound effects that are re-saved (like if I did a save copy) have their names shortened, ...
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How do you change the default Windows midi with something better?

I want to find a good midi library so that I can replace the default Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth. MuseScore is the main program I'm using which relies on midi at the moment. I'm open to the ...
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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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Which MIDi interface to get for more channels?

I own Roland UM-4 that was a good MIDI interface but it's not working with 64-bit windows or similar so I've bought a cheap 1-channel plexgear MIDI interface which is not enough when I now also own ...
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Future-proof cross-comptability hard drive considerations

I'm at crossroads and would love some insight across the Mac/PC spectrum on this: Currently I work in a PC environment, however I am preparing to invest in a Macbook within the near future - to run ...
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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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How to beatmatch a section of a track using free software (on Windows) to create a ringtone?

To my amusement I haven't found any readily made ringtone of the song Cellular Phone by Dopplereffekt. I just want to make the main theme (about 3.5 sec.) to a cool ringtone but I don't know how to ...
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Connect a 6.3mm microphone to USB

I bought this microphone. It has a 6.3mm-to-3.5mm adapter, so I can plug it into my Windows XP computer's headphone jack. However, the volume is too low. So, I'd like to try plugging it into a USB ...
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Software like LiVES Video Editing for Windows 7

Newbie here. I am wondering if there is any alternative for the open source LiVES Video Editing software (http://lives.sourceforge.net/) on Windows 7? Or, can the lives source be compiled on Windows ...
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VST effects in Windows

How can I apply VST effects to all audio output from my PC? I'm using the 32 bit version of Windows 7. I've checked all the sound-related options but there's nothing there that let's me load a VST...
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running two different versions of the same VST instrument at the same time

I've been trying to set up my DAWs (specifically Ableton and FL Studio) so that I could have two working versions of the same SoftSynth running at the same time. Specifically the ones I've been trying ...
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Reducing latency on MIDI-over-USB Keyboard

I have recently bought a low-end usb keyboard(Acorn Instruments Masterkey 49). I am trying to use it with Sibelius 6. After spending a lot of time in the settings of Sibelius, I have managed to get ...
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Does setting “full-range speakers” duplicate the lower frequencies?

(Setup: 2.1, Klipsch B-2 bookshelf speakers, BIC PL-200 subwoofer, Yamaha RX-v667 receiver, fed over HDMI) In Windows 7, in the sound devices configuration setup, there's an option to set "full-...
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How/why do Mac laptop mics suffer from hiss so much less than PC laptops?

A friend and I have been looking into mic hiss recently. We have come to the conclusion that Mac laptops (MacBooks?) suffer much less than PC laptops. Experimenting I have found that Using an ...
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How can I convert garage band files so I can use them on Audacity

I only have a pc. I used to have a mac but after my house got burgled I didn't. But my pc has both Windows XP and Linux on it so I am open to a solution which uses either os. The files are on an ...
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MixPre D (USB Audio Class compliant device) - Windows XP only shows outputs - no inputs!

Hello! I'm having issues with a mixpre d - tried it on 2 different computers, both running windows xp - and it only shows up any volume controls for playback in the windows volume control thingy.. it ...
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Software Solution For Boosting Low Microphone Recording Volume (Windows 7, Blue Yeti USB)

When using a Blue Yeti (USB) or the built-in microphone on my g930 headset recorded volume is at an unacceptably low level. I have tried Control Panel -> Sound -> Recording -> Right Click ...
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MuseScore output to MIDI keyboard

My 10 year old son is learning to play the piano and has a Yamaha PSR-E213 We also have a laptop and a Midisport 2x2 USB interface and he wants to start using them together. We have successfully ...
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Where can I find the Windows 95 Startup Sound transcribed into music notation or MIDI?

Not sure if this is the right spot for this, but I know how to get the Windows 95 startup sound as a WAV, but is there a MIDI anywhere? Or do I have to sit at my piano and try to recreate it (as it is ...
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Permissions in Windows 7 With SFX Libraries

Hey all, I have been having trouble when backing up and copy my SFX Libraries that I have purchased from 1 drive to another. The error I get is that I need permission to perform this action, You ...
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How can I add mp3 audio to an mp4 video?

I have been sent a video clip from our latest gig, but it was taken on a small camcorder and the bass has overloaded the sound. Luckily I have a studio version at the same speed that I can use. I don'...
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Merge audio and video in post-production

I have recorded a few video clips of a childrens' choir concert, using an OK external microphone to my Canon 5DII. Because the position of the camera wasn't really ideal for audio recording, I ...
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How to configure Lexicon Omega as a main soundcard?

I bought the Lexicon Omega to use as my mixer (primary soundcard) with my PC running Windows 7. At my desk, I need to use the Lexicon Omega as my primary soundcard to connect PC sound to my speakers, ...
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Any tool to easily record audio from movies?

Is there any tool that I can use to record audio to mp3 when I watch movies on my computer easily . I know some software but I need some software which work in the background so I can simply use ...
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Recording multiple applications (on different VAC lines) to multiple tracks

I have set up a PC (Windows 7x64) with 3 Lines in Virtual Audio Cable. Each line has one program using it as it's output device (total of 3 programs running) the physical device is just on-board ...
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Stream Windows audio over the network

How would I take all sound on a windows machine and broadcast it over the network for other machines to hear? I can find instructions for individual apps, but I don't want to do this on a per app ...
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Minimal Real World Computer Specs for Reason 6 on Windows

This is a question for PC users of Reason 6. I have a Mac-based production studio, and I run a multitude of applications on a high end Mac Pro. I've decided to create a second workstation based ...