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Choosing a studio mic for accordion

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 ...
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What instrument is this?

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 ...
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Miking an upright bass

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 ...
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Synthesize droning strings

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 ...
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Kontakt player not available as a Pro Tools 11 plugin

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 ...
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List of Fourier coefficientes to simulate musical instruments

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 ...
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Synthesize droning strings

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 ...
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Simulating Resonant Bodies

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 ...
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Fiber optic guitar, what is it and what are its advantages?

Unfortunately, the comment format isn't capable of handling my response to this question. Section 5 of the article you linked lists the supposed advantages of such an instrument. let's go through them ...
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Would playing electric guitar through studio monitors hurt the monitors?

I've recorded entire albums using virtual amps… where else are you going to listen to them but over the studio monitors? So long as you don't run a guitar amp speaker output straight into them, & ...
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How to record string instruments at home for amateurs

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 ...
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Identify virtual instrument and preset

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 ...
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What brass instrument is this?

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 ...
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What brass instrument is this?

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 ...
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FL Studio: How to register the actual keyboard sound?

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 ...
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Identify digital instrument or origin of samples used in "Temmie" music in "Undertale" game

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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Simulating Resonant Bodies

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 ...
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Is the beginning of Max Richter's "On the Nature of Daylight" recorded by 3 cellos, or 2 cellos and 1 viola?

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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Tips for Blending Voice with Hang Drum (or other instrument with similar frequencies)?

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 ...
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Help identify this instrument

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 ...
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What instruments are used as the lead in the Naruto Storm video game series? [link provided]

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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Can a single channel produce several timbres?

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 ...
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List of Fourier coefficientes to simulate musical instruments

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 ...
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Design parameters for combo organs

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 ...
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