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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 to pick drum notes for a song?

Drum tuning is largely dependent on the style of music being played. A jazz kit will usually be tuned to exact pitches in a scale, such as the snare being tuned to the root, one tom tuned to the ...
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Are drums often quantized in modern jazz recordings?

Wow, this question illuminates my heart! Pretty inspired of you to ask. The quantization that applies to jazz drumming would most likely not be a standard grid of 8th/16th notes (which is commonly ...
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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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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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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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drum machine for traditional drum sound?

Take a look at the Toontrack products. In particular Superior Drummer 2.0 may be of interest:
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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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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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Industrial or Odd Percussion Creation

Easy answer: get SonicCouture's Konkrete 3 and Heavyocity's Damage. Both chock-full of very unusual kits with those types of sounds that aren't just raw samples, but have a lot of thoughtful ...
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Glitching hihats of vst drum

you can automate white noise with a sidechain plugin fired by the actual hi-hat just to give the position , it's a very very similar sound and widely used. take a channel and put a white noise plugin ...
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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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"Filling" drum sound

I'd say you'd be best finding a taiko-like sample. A kick drum with reverb most likely wont get you there. Toms and drums like these usually have a resonant aftertone that kicks dont have. If you ...
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"Filling" drum sound

I sounds like it has another layer of big drum, taiko maybe, as you mentioned. This can also be achieved through use of reverb that is sent through and envelope shaper/compressor or eq as you would ...
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Convert drum audio recordings to midi

I think you can easily bypass the midi procedure and actually try to fix the dynamics and stuff by using drumagog. This plugin has ,for a snare let's say, 50 samples, of the same snare hit with ...
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Convert drum audio recordings to midi

You can do this with Logic Pro X or Ableton Live 9. Superior Drummer 2 should be able to plug-in to either one of them. In Logic Pro X, you can place your acoustic drumkit audio recording on an audio ...
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Why do my speakers sound good with recorded music but not live electronic drums?

Compression etc. will definitely be a factor here – a good part of the job of a mastering engineer is to make sure the record will also sound good if played under less than optimal conditions. ...
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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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One Shot for drums

Drum samples default is one shot. This is unlike, say, 8 seconds of a violins sample, which will use a release-bound envelope. There are a few situations where drums aren't one shot: Practical - ...
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Are drums often quantized in modern jazz recordings?

Jazz recordings were never quantized, but with today's technology you can do much more with quantized music. Quantization started with the invention of MIDI, an electronic music protocol invented in ...

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