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Are flat-eq monitors actually necessary?

...if most consumer-grade audio playback systems are not designed to be flat or accurate, why is it considered practical to write, mix, or master your music on "flat" monitors? Because most ...
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Recording piano part for rehearsal at different speeds

May I ask what kind of experience you have in the audio field? It would help us give a more useful answer for you, with the right level of detail. I'll offer a general response for now though: You've ...
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Can I record a sound frequency I can't hear and play it back so I can hear it?

I would like to expand on the caveat in @Rory Alsop's answer, since to me he answers one part of your question (can I play it back so I can hear it?) while relegating the arguably far less trivial ...
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Are flat-eq monitors actually necessary?

If you take a look at any studio you will most likely see a few sets of monitors in them, someone beat me to the NS-10's but its worth going into a bit more depth on why they are so important ...
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Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 Cubase

Let's assume it's a problem with audio signal flow within Cubase (the version I'm going off of is Cubase 7 or 8 Pro): In Devices > Device Setup..., under VST Audio System, make sure that your ...
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Split PC audio between 6 Bluetooth headphones?

I have researched this several months ago and I did not find a solution. When you say "Each headphone would have a USB dongle." I assume that you mean that each headphone will have its own BlueTooth ...
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I Copied MID files from Yamaha Keyboard, but Playback is Different

A MIDI file only contains information on which notes you're playing. The sound attached to each note is not part of the file (which is why a MIDI file is much smaller than an audio file). What you'...
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What information in an audio file lets timbre of individual instruments be recognizable, regardless of playback device?

PCM doesn't have only 127 signed values, it has at minimum [for CD-quality] 32,767 at 16-bit resolution, up to 8 million at 24-bit & 2 billion at 32-bit [the theoretical maximum is infinite.] Each ...
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Change Audacity playback speed without affecting pitch

Audacity is rather simplistic in approach. It doesn't seem to have the subtlety required to do this in real-time. It has an option - Effect > Change Tempo… See the manual pages at - Change Tempo
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Missing Audio despite wave form being present

try importing the audio into another DAW or audio player and do some elimination testing.
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Playing a Waveform Image

There is a program called PhonoPaper made by a Russian group. It is essentially a graphical representation of sound that can be read by a camera and specific software. Quite cool, if somewhat novel. ...
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Mac Audacity Pinned Playback

The pinned playback is available on a freshly downloaded 2.2.0 Mac Audacity.
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Map MIDI signals to play custom audio clips

Seems like you should be able to use midi messages to launch clips from within Ableton, rather than doing it from within a drum-rack. That might be easier, and you wont be ham-strung by the volume ...
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Map MIDI signals to play custom audio clips

I've used Native Instruments Kontakt sampler to achieve exactly what you're looking for, to produce a radio show with pre-configured audio clips mapped to different notes of a MIDI keyboard. It's able ...
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What is playback volume?

It controls how loud you want the playback to be. By playback we mean pre-recorded material (it was recorded first and now you 'play (it) back').
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FastTrack Duo Line Out with monitors as windows default sound device

Well it turns out that I had something plugged into the headphones socket which gates the outputs to the monitors. It works!
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Random Playback of lots of short samples

This is very easy to do in Ableton with follow actions, but you can probably get a similar effect in Logic with EXS24. Load a dozen or so samples into an instance of EXS24, then use Logic's ...
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Random Playback of lots of short samples

Maybe this software would be of some help: http://soundplant.org/
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Disable Audition playhead "Follow Song"

Audition version 12 (CC 2019) To prevent auto-scroll from being turned on, uncheck: Edit ► Preferences ► Playback ► Enable auto-scroll when starting playback or recording To disable auto-scroll ...
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Are flat-eq monitors actually necessary?

Studio monitors are very practical, not to mention an all-around wise choice. The two foremost reasons in my mind are: 1) As an engineer, you NEED to be able to hear exactly what's going on in your ...
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