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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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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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How do I sync a Mac and Windows laptop running Ableton Live?

A friend of mine and I want to jam together on our laptops using Live. I've got a Mac, and he's got a PC running Windows 7. Using MIDI to sync the two laptops is very unreliable; even with Live 8, ...
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What could be causing audible clicks in Tracktion 3 on Windows?

I've been using Tracktion 3 (on Windows XP) for a long time now, but I've started to notice audible 'clicks' in my recordings for the last couple of months. It's ruining things! The clicks are ...
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Pro Tools on Windows vs. Mac: Any difference?

I'm after your experience here. Is there any known issues with Pro Tools on Windows? I'm considering selling my Mac but I need to be sure that Pro Tools will run just as well on my PC. I have very ...
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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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Good soundcard for Windows 7, no latency audio + MIDI in/out

I currently have an EMU 0404 PCI soundcard in a new system I built at a very high spec. (Core i7 930 overclocked to run at 4GHz, 6GB RAM, Windows 7 64bit) I've been tearing my hair out as I'm getting ...
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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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Real-time audio effects in Windows

I am looking for instructions on how to setup a real time reverb or echo effects on a PC. Searching did not yield any obvious winners, so if someone can recommend a setup that is easy and works well (...
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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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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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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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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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Digital audio gain past 100% for my computer mic? (win XP)

I would like to use my computer mic to talk with a friend. The problem is that the mic comes in way too quiet. On ubuntu, I have an option to set the mic volume to around 400%, and the quality is such ...
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Apple vs. Windows 7 Laptops

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your great intelligence and combined force of experience... So, it's been a year since Mr. Huss' recently resurfaced question, and it seems like it's high-time to ...
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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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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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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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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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Robust Audio Conversion Utility for Windows platform

Out of curiosity, does anybody know of and/or could recommend a good batch conversion utility that's in the same vain as Barbabatch but for the Windows environment. I'm seeking something just as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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M-Audio Ozonic and Windows 7 Laptop (64bit) FireWire Woes

Has anyone had any luck getting the M-Audio Ozonic to work properly with Windows 7? I have a new Sony Vaio F Series : i7 Core, 6gb RAM, FireWire S400 : Ricoh Interface (using the legacy drivers) I ...
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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 ...
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What could cause a project not be transported in Reaper when using Asio4All with Zoom H2?

(Feel free to edit the title if you find a better way of describing the "transport" aspect of this problem.) The problem is this: I'm trying to set up my Zoom H2 in Reaper via the Asio4All driver, so ...
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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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Windows 7 Line In Latency Issue

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit on my Dell Latitude 2100 netbook and I'm having an issue with the line in device/driver/functionality. The device & driver are stock: Driver Date: 7/13/2009 ...
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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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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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Cross-Platform, Multi-Rig Workflows

I myself have three systems for working with sound, a MacBook Pro/Mbox for mobile recording and editing, a Windows 7/Digi002 LE workstation at home for smaller, more personal projects and access to a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Waves plug-ins don't work on Mac's bootcamp?

I have the waves silver bundle and use it on my mac with pro tools no problem but I also have windows XP installed on my bootcamp side of the drive where I run Sonar 8.5 and Sound Forge. For some ...
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Route standard Windows audio (MME, WASAPI, etc.) through specific ASIO device channels?

(apologies if this is off-topic for this forum - I looked around and this seemed the most appropriate!) I have an audio interface / mixer (Zoom Livetrak L-8) with support for 2 independent stereo ...
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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 ...