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A quest to construct a bagpipe ensemble from one sound only

You're actually kind of hitting the laws of chaos theory. One thousand pipers in a large space is chaotic [my feeling about bagpipes aside ;) Each bagpipe has four simultaneous notes, three drones and ...
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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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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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How to consistently increase or decrease the volume of a chosen harmonic frequency

By utilizing a pitch tracker to follow the base frequency of the target sound, then using that info to drive the frequency of a peak filter after the appropriate multiplier.
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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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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 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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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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Possible Harmonium/Reed Organ Synthesizing Techniques

I later recorded the base note/frequency (C4) and resampled it to other notes. Although the quality is not studio level, it is still pleasant. A good recording sample would improve quality. Finally, I ...
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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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