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I would go with 2-4 goosenecked clip microphones positioned in top and bottom of each sound source, something like this: The important thing here is that the mics stay at a fixed position, so you will not get varying levels as you play and move around, as with a mic on a stand. The DPA 4099 series would be a good choice. They actually made an accordion ...


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It's neither. The very beginning has vocals panned center, a low distorted sound in the left channel, and a low non-distorted but very compressed sound in the right channel (plus a shaker panned slightly right). Those are two different instruments playing the same part. Part of the giveaway is after the first half of the first verse (ending with "...in this ...


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The SM57 in the bridge can work. A good quality capsule condenser (like a LAV) clipped to the bridge can also work well. Sure, it isn't ideal, but I haven't seen anything better for loud live environments.


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Although it is a drone or single harmony, the timbre here is rich, and the depth comes from the range of harmonics. Further depth here seems to come from the tones of D5 chord (D + A). Drones like this are not often a single note, but quite an array of harmonics - which lends itself to the experimentation of blending fundamentally different notes for a rich ...


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Guitar and all fretted instruments for 40+ years and keyboard noodling. Always have at least 3 or 4 string instruments in my edit suite for unwinding and decompressing. Love to play with a couple of my sound buddies Dino DiMuro and Alan Rankin. It's funny you ask because years ago I noticed that most of the people I work with are frustrated musicians. ...


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I started as a trombonist and moved through all of the low brass instruments before picking up a bass guitar and eventually a sound effects library! If you are noticing a pattern, I love the timbre of instruments in the bass clef!! As to how it relates to Sound Design, it is all about what that experience does to your ability to perceive (and control) ...


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Kalimba (I referenced the Korg M1 Kalimba) All those new Bass/Deep/Garage/UK House artist feature a lot of FM synthesis sounds. So it might be a FM recreation of the Kalimba or other Woodblock Instrument. On the other hand, since Clean Bandit consist of a DJ/Producer + 4 String Players it might just be a real Kalimba. Who knows how exactly they made it, ...


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Pro Tools 11 does not use .dpm plugins. It only uses 64bit AAX plugins. If you log into native instruments service center, it will show you all available updates for your registered software. This includes updates to Kontakt 5 that provide the necessary 64bit AAX plugin format for use with Pro Tools 11. The NI Service Center Updater is not smart enough to ...


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I think the Sandell Harmonic Archive (SHARC) will help you out: http://www.timbre.ws/sharc/index.php Click on the browser link at the top of that page and then select the instrument and the note. You won't get actual coefficients but you can pick a coefficient of 1 or 10 for the fundamental and you should be able to scale the rest based on that.


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At around 4:31 here Leon Dewan gets whats sounds to me like droning string sounds with (what he describes as) a wave-folding synthesis approach. I haven't been able to test it, but, based on his verbal description, he is chaining three steps of: 1) Starting with a signal (the initial source is a pure sine wave) 2) asymmetrically clipping it, reflecting the ...


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I don't know if this is exactly what you need, but in my experience I've obtained interesting results using IRs of several bodies, e.g. Altiverb's IRs have a really awesome "Design" section with IRs from a djembe, a dustbin, a flower pot and more.. This worked very well when I wanted to simulate something like a resonating body. Cheers, d


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I use iRig pro to connect higher end microphones or condensers into my phone. It runs off AA batteries and can provide phantom 48 Volts to the microphones. I adjust gain on iRig pro and the audio comes into the phone video pretty seamlessly. Its made for iPhone, but it comes with a usb A adapter so it will probably work with other brands as well if you have ...


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In the first video that's definitely a viola playing the melody line. The video in the second is way out of synch with the audio - not a great production there. Sound is better in the first video.


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Panning the sounds left or right might help sometimes. Also reverb as Evhz wrote before is great fix for your problem. For your question to the EQ switching. That technique is called sidechaining and is used alot in electronic music. I use it sometimes to duck music or ambience when voiceover kicks in. If you set your attack and release times right, you ...


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It is the 'Bell' voice recorded from a polyphonic synthesizer or electronic keyboard. (The way the tones sustain do not support a natural bell sound hypothesis.) I have encountered this patch on Yamaha keyboards and on Korg keys as well.


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In the link you provided the lead instrument is a violin, possibly the lead violinist (concertmaster in the US) of the orchestra playing at the same time.


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To me it sounds like an up/down arpeggiated saw synth. It does sound pretty much digital and I'm sure you can achieve a similar sound in most commercially available software or hardware based synths There is also a lot of reverb on the sound effects in background that sound pad-ish


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Not a sax. At 2:06 you distinctly hear a trombone slide being utilised, however, what's played after this - at 2:08 - is played in a register that is too high to be trombone. I'm positive it's trumpet. However - and very curiously - the trumpet player in this track is deliberately mimicking a technique that trumpet players have been practicing for decades - ...


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It's a saxophone (as seen in the video at 2:12). You might be interested in using DSK Saxophones, a free VST for Windows and OS X (both 32/64 bit). Open source ZynAddSubFX has an ok-sounding synthesized Saxophone. Perhaps it's an Alto saxophone, which you can find some free (attribution required) samples in Alto Sax Extended Effects pack by YvesIV


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Explanation You'll want to run a 1/4" (jack) cable out of your keyboards audio (main) out and plug it into your audio interface. Then in FL Studio you'll have to open the mixer and select an empty channel. On the top right of the mixer above the effect slots you can select an audio input. Select your audio interface from the dropdown and you should get the ...


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The Temmie voices are made with the Mixcraft Instrument Preset “Boy Band”. You can hear the instrument in action in this video.


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Are there any common techniques for simulating resonating bodies? Look up physical modelling. Be prepared - it's a hugely academic subject and involves more equations and physics than you can shake a wooden bow at. There are so many variations depending on an almost infinite amount of factors to the point you realise it's practically impossible to manage ...


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When recording, each "timbre," in the sense that you're using of, instrument or voice, is generally recorded to a separate track so adjustments can be made to each individually in a software that looks a lot like audacity... HOWEVER Once adjusted and prior to the music being released, all the individual tracks must be "mixed down" into usually a stereo ...


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Or, you could find audio recordings of instruments, e.g. Philharmonia, and open them using SPEAR to see both the component frequencies/amplitudes as well as how they change over time. This is how I've managed to create the best synthesis models of real instruments I've ever achieved.


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Typical tremolo speed/rate frequency range: 0.1 Hz - 10 Hz Higher frequencies will start to sound like actual tones and not tremolo pulses (source). Classic rock BPM is probably around 120-160 bpm or so (1/4). If the tremolo is supposed to roughly follow the 1/8 tempo you'll end up around 4 Hz (but you may want to go a bit lower to match a triplet 1/4 ...


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I am curious what specific wire did the metalwork artist recommend to you? To join bronze rods to stainless steel I would try one of two different ways: silver soldering via torch or bronze brazing via TIG. I've used regular Silicon Bronze extensively to braze weld steel using TIG, but have read that you need a flux to braze/braze weld to stainless due to ...


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Well, with the material prices you are quoting + plus the research/development that must have gone into the originals, the cost of a Waterphone is entirely reasonable I'd say. I do lust for one myself (just listen to the Tom Waits song "Shoreleave" to understand why). I guess getting all the individual elements of the instrument together in just one package ...


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