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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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Festival requests DCP with mix level changes

This is a very old thread, but I just saw it. I am the technical manager of London Short Film Festival, and the author of the "how to make a DCP" guide the OP referred to. First off, I'm really ...
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Convert speaker stereo mix to headphone

You could have a look into processing the recordings with the help of a binaural panning tool such as the one included in Logic. You would import the two channels of your audio files as two seperate ...
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Mix sounds terrible in PC, while it actually sounded good with headphones in other devices

If you want to do good mastering you at least need to buy monitor speakers. That's my answer and will solve your problem. The following are just for discussion and will not solve your problem: Also ...
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AC3 stereo fold down

What you call a fold down is called a downmix in ac3 standards. The default settings for an ac3 decoder making a downmix of a 5.1 stream to a stereo output is the following (as mentioned here : http:/...
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What app can I use to create mixtapes?

What I would advice would be to use a mixing software like Native Instruments - Traktor for mixing tracks together. If you prefer non-live mixing you should definitely learn how to use a software ...
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Discussion: Theatrical release vs. BR/DVD

I would guess TV shows are often "mastered" either the same way or very similarly for broadcast versus DVD and Blu-Ray since the final output equipment is the same in either case. The release of two ...
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Is it possible to have an external fader for controlling a soundboard

This depends on the board you have. But for arguments sake, yes you can set this up. If your board has an aux channel or a mix bus that is capable of being assigned to (and is not the master bus) ...
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Mix sounds terrible in PC, while it actually sounded good with headphones in other devices

The problem is not gear... Several grammy winning mixers use the standard plugins that come with their DAW. Most likely the natural EQ built into the headphones has a boost in the low/low mid range ...
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Festival requests DCP with mix level changes

Is this requirement as ridiculous as it seems to be to me? Yes. No serious theater mix delivery specifications includes such limit. Nearly all theater mix will have sample peaks above -10 dB FS. ...
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Temporary increase in signal/sound level/volume?

This is partly a mic-technique issue for the person talking and singing - they need to be a lot closer to the microphone than they currently are. Vocal microphones such as SM58 are designed for hand-...
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In regards to live sound, what is "Mix Coherency"?

Here I am slightly older and slightly "smaarter". I attended a system tuning training by Rational Acoustics and was able to get an answer to my question! Mix coherency refers to the ratio of change ...
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Convert speaker stereo mix to headphone

Using any of a large number of audio processing applications, such as Reaper, Logic, Garage Band, Cubase, Pro Tools, Live, etc., you can import the audio as either a stereo track or two separate mono ...
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What app can I use to create mixtapes?

I recommend Ableton - Session View. You can drag each clip onto a track and set the global BPM (the clips will automatically fall into time with each other) - then draw in the fades and such. There ...
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