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Video game music setup

The DAW is not that important (FL is ok to start). Since you are getting started and you will find difficult to design the sounds, you need a good set of VSTi plugins that emulate the video game ...
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What is the 'phenomenon' happening when two identical digital sounds are played nearly at the same time?

It's comb filtering. This happens because the two sounds are played not exactly at the same time, but with a tiny delay between, yet unlike in the real world the sound events are exact copies, not ...
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How does digital audio data capture 'texture'? (And not only pitch and volume)

Texture, AKA Timbre, comes from overtones, AKA harmonics. When you play a note on any instrument (including your voice), the note has more than one frequency. The lowest frequency is called the ...
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How does PCM digital audio work?

NOTE: Still more work to do on this in relation to reconstruction filters, but I thought it was time to post as much as I can. Improvements can be worked on later. This diagram shows an example ...
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Video game music setup

To make chip music sounding 'nostalgic' you will also need to recreate the techniques used in the old days where sound channel is limited. Like you can have only 2 square waves channel. (that was NES'...
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Can a digital sound wave take any shape?

A perfect sine wave can only be one shape as it is derived from geometry: So it always sounds the same. But yes, a wave can take any shape and this affects the timbre. An interesting point however, ...
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Can a digital sound wave take any shape?

According to theory, all complex sound waves can be decomposed into a set of sine waves, which are the most basic of wave shapes. Two sine waves of the same frequency will be identical except possibly ...
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Other than buffer size and sample rate, which other variants (hardware and/or software) play a role in latency?

After having a decent hardware system, your bottleneck of latency will be the signal vector size and the IO-buffers of your software. The smaller you can set them, the less latency you will experience ...
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How is this technique called with ethernet cable to stage

As a primarily live audio engineer I can tell you that this is called a digital snake and they rock! As you know playing with old heavy analog snakes esp. with high channel counts is LAME! Digital ...
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How is this technique called with ethernet cable to stage

See also AES67, a layer 3 protocol standard that brings together Dante, RAVENNA, Q-LAN and Livewire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AES67
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How does digital audio data capture 'texture'? (And not only pitch and volume)

Simply... the 'texture' or complexity of the wave. The addition & subtraction of a myriad simple sine waves of different frequencies & phases, overlaying each other. Without going into any ...
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Is there any loss of audio quality when converting from digital to analog audio?

Yes, any analog transition or transmission has quality loss. How noticeable that loss is depends on a variety of factors including the quality of the DAC (digital to analog converter), the quality of ...
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What is gain when the input is digital and the output is analogue?

0dBFS 1kHz sine defines a peak value. Alignment of audio levels is usually done at an RMS level of -18dBFS or -20dBFS depending on the standard you are applying. The line level alignment level that ...
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Digitize vinyl on PC (TT > Stereo Amp > USB Audio Interface > PC recording software)

Use the Marantz as your pre-amp. Route the audio out of one of its 'Recorder' outputs. This should give you consumer-level output, nominally -20dB. Input to the Behringer on a switchable input mic/...
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Video game music setup

I'd try several DAWs before settling down, most have free trials. Once you've committed to a platform and started investing in specific resources for it, inertia makes it difficult for you to switch, ...
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Other than buffer size and sample rate, which other variants (hardware and/or software) play a role in latency?

I'd say "All of the above" SSD/RAID for storage [with appropriate backups on & off-site] I put my most-used sample sets on SSD & also record to it - with backups, of course, as I don't ...
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Emulating a skype/opus bandwidth-drop tearing/stutter?

Try Speakerphone from Audio Ease. It has a dropped frame simulation you can hear starting from 15:20 in their Youtube video on this product page http://www.audioease.com/Pages/Speakerphone/...
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Cable vs wireless connection from amplifier to speaker

The role of an audio power amplifier (be it a traditional hi-fi amplifier, the embedded amplifier in powered loudspeakers, or the small amplifier that drives the headphones of your smartphone) is to ...
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Is analog or digitally stored audio better sounding?

If you store at high enough sampling rate / bitrate and bit depth, digital storage will be better, because it does not degrade. Every form of analogue storage degrades over time, whether played or not,...
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Is analog or digitally stored audio better sounding?

From a sound design point of view, digital recordings are a lot easier to edit and this opens up a world of possibilities for us. For example, editing in a DAW can be done pretty much visually but ...
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Is It Possible To Make Microphone Inputs Available to Laptop

This is not possible with the Soundcraft mixer you are currently using. This mixer doesn't offer any external control interface. It should be possible if you buy an audio interface connected to your ...
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Understanding voltage/current output of Analog to Digital Converter

The actual signal on the output of an AD converter looks more like B. A looks like a parallel link: the 3 bits are sent at the same time via different, parallel paths. A can also be used as a more ...
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How to connect Focusrite scarlett 2i2 3rd gen to Behringer MS40 Studio monitors?

About DI-box: It's useless if your guitar stands the loading caused by your recording interface input. Low impedance inputs in many mixers easily cause treble loss if one connects an ordinary passive ...
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Mid-range Frequency Mixing

Well , this is one of the most difficult issues , the midrange. First of all , you mention that you mix for 10 years? i mean.. room balance & monitoring is one of the most important things , ...
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Is there a digital speaker?

Like others have replied, there are plenty of loudspeakers with digital input options. I am sure there are suitable option available, which will match Your price range and preference of digital output ...
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Is there a digital speaker?

There are powered speaker products with digital (AES, SPDIF, TOSLINK, etc.) inputs. From cheap $20 plastic "computer speakers" up through professional monitor speakers that cost $1000s.
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Receiving sound from a startech 7.1 usb external sound card with spdif digital audio drivers

The problem seems to be that you have connected a balanced mono output(XLR) to an unbalanced stereo input(3.5mm stereo jack). You need a sound card that accepts two balanced line-level inputs(XLR or ...
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How to transfer 5.1 surround signal from computer to receiver using S/PDIF?

Let's assume that what you call 5.1 Dolby is Dolby Digital (aka ac3 codec). That is what your receiver expects. 1 - Any s/pdif interface can output ac3 bitstream (it is part of the standard). 2 - As ...
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Emulating a skype/opus bandwidth-drop tearing/stutter?

Perhaps not the most practical and flexible solution: you don't have to emulate, you can apply manual changes in bandwidth using a tool like NetBalancer and you can start some heavy downloads, use a ...
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