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How do I remove the vocals/bass/drums from a stereo mix?

These days, what used to be referred to as "the holy grail of the misinformed" is getting closer to actuality. There are now applications designed to do exactly this task - isolate parts of ...
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How do I recreate this drum beat from Nu:Logic - The Sound Of Your Smile?

I think the first thing to note here is that the drum track you're hearing on this is most likely a sample. The sounds have a fairly distinctive quality that comes from being sped up from around ...
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Muffled snare/clap in dark house & techno

Sounds like you'd need to eq away most of the snare, save for the transient, add a little reverb, and compress.
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How do I remove the vocals/bass/drums from a stereo mix?

Deezer open-sourced their Spleeter stem separation engine in November 2019: Announcement here and the application is available on Github here. There's also Acon Digital's Acoustica here which since ...
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What are these metallic percussion instruments/effects?

What is that instrument? These type of instruments are called Sculptural Percussions. They are non-standard percussion instruments mostly crafted using (but not limited to) hardware tools and home ...
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How to procedurally generate basic percussive sounds (e.g. metronome like clicks)?

Percussive sounds usually don't have harmonics, their texture is produced by frequencies which aren't multiples of each other. Let me explain. Say you have a sine wave at 440 hz which is decaying ...
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How to procedurally generate basic percussive sounds (e.g. metronome like clicks)?

I'm not familiar with electronic metronomes, but from the world of modular synthesizers, here are a couple of popular basic ingredients for synthesizing percussive sounds: Use an attack-decay ...
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Why can't one phase cancel the drums on a vinyl rip?

(I have a few crates of classic 90's/00's UK hardcore vinyl, btw) I think what he means, correct me if I'm wrong here anybody, but I think he does something I've done many times over the years, which ...
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New to sound design, how do I recreate Shining - Black Jazz drum tone using plugins?

I think you'd get a lot of joy out of Addictive Drums 2, particularly the Metal and Black Velvet (for the bigger snares that even have a "gatey" reverb) kits. They (and this is true for all ...
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How can I use kick drum pedals to trigger Midi?

A trigger to midi converter is a fairly complex piece of kit so yes, it is expensive. It really isn't a simple ask. A much cheaper alternative is to use something like this - using KTdrum trigger, ...
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TR-606 hi hats oscillator running

No one knows (well, not exactly, except for one particular unit on one particular day). It's easy enough to find the schematics, but they're CMOS Schmitt trigger oscillators, and the Schmitt ...
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How to Reduce Latency with ASIO driver?

Hello joshuaronis and welcome to Sound Design SE. Your problem is related to the drivers of your sound card as well as to the capabilities your computer has. Reading the thread from the link you ...
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How to make realistic instrument sounds digitally from scratch?

It sounds like you're asking how synthesis works. There are a few different types of synthesis. Historically, the earliest synthesisers did just use electronic components to create sounds. Later, ...
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Using a midi drum kit to trigger .wav sounds

I'd really have said EZ Drummer would be a great start point - Superior is probably too complex to start with, though I couldn't recommend it highly enough at pro level - however I can see the ...
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Using a midi drum kit to trigger .wav sounds

The tool you are looking for is known as a 'sampler'. I work primarily on Mac, so don't have any particular suggestions in terms of manufacturer for PC applications, but there are definitely a lot out ...
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Should each drum component be created separately when coming from a midi source, then mixed?

It depends where you're doing any other processing on the kit. By the time it's rendered (bounced to audio), CPU isn't an issue & the rendering itself is non-realtime, so it doesn't matter. If ...
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Enhance vocal percussion / beatboxing

I had a go with a transient shaper & multi-band compressor, but tbh the track is already finished, mastered, finalised & compressed for market; it doesn't leave you a lot of space to play with....
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Muffled snare/clap in dark house & techno

That’s not a snare, it’s a rimshot and/or a woodblock hit.
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