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...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 consumer-grade audio playback systems are not flat or accurate... The goal of a "flat" near-field studio monitor is to let you hear what is actually going on, while ...


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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 historically. First off flat monitors (or close to flat) are useful as they generally have a wide range and you can hear everything you need to though them from bass ...


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Give the Sony M10 a try. Battery life is insane, particularly on a pair of Eneloops. The manual is available here. I just ran a test on my M10 - after a power cycle, the M10 remembers which track you were playing, but not the position within the track. The Sony has very good battery life, so you could just slide the power button to "lock" mode and keep it ...


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Have you checked your RAM Preview options? If auto is selected, your frame rate might be modified. Set it to your comp's frame rate.


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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 got two options: Record your piano piece straight into audio editing software. Audacity would be a good choice if you don't have a favourite already; it's ...


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Sorry to say, there is no perfect way of doing this. The link you provided uses the same technique I was going to describe but this requires that you have the original and an exact instrumental copy. Even that technique is not perfect and will still have some background noise. One piece of AWESOME software that does this with techniques that are far beyond ...


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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 part (can I record an ultra/infrasonic sound?) to a caveat. So what are the hardware/software requirements to record inaudible frequencies? I will concentrate on ...


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For software, I'd recommend Ableton Live. You can see your hold clip grid, color-code everything, add fx, etc. Lots of integrated hardware controllers available. On the hardware front, an MPC might do the trick, depending the situation. Triggering sfx from pads just feels better than a keyboard to me. And as a marriage of the two, I'd recommend Maschine. ...


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I know a lot of people in live events use Q Cart. It's not too pricy and is apparently very stable. EDIT: Today I have been using Jingle Palette and am pretty happy with it's performance. It's free, though not sure it's available on Mac (I was using a PC today). You can load up to 30 sounds per "palette" and it's quick and easy to load a new "palette". ...


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I did a lot of TV shows for 15 years. I started with Akai sampler then switch to a macbook, motu 828 and Kontakt sampler trigged by a keyboard. Now you can have a nice rig with small audio card with enought output to support surround (if you need) and a small keyboard with controls as levels, cutoff, effects... I did a bunch of kids shows live with a lot of ...


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Have you done any recent updates? Also, what OS and version of Pro Tools are you running? I've encountered this problem in a variety of ways. Sometimes I've even gotten this error after a flash drive pulled out without ejecting. When this happens in OSX 10.6.x, it causes permissions errors that severely affect Pro Tools 8. Disk Repair usually will do the ...


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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 transmitter. But the problem is getting some way to send the audio presentation out through several USB outputs concurrently. There may be expensive ...


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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 device driver is the one selected in the dropdown menu at the top of the window. In the same menu, click on your device name in the list under VST Audio System and ...


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Sample rate or playback rate is just the speed at which your software or hardware reads through the audio buffer and plays back what it finds. Just adjusting the sample rate speeds up or slows down the rate at which the waveform is read, which effectively shortens or lengthens the waveform contained within. Consider a 440 Hz Sine wave. If you play that sine ...


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Two possibilities I can think of. First, if they are in-ear headphones (typically have some foam or soft plastic sleeve that looks like it could fit in to your ear) then they are actually designed to be inserted in to your ears. Improper insertion can result in bad sound transmission and very poor sound quality, particularly on the lower ends. It would ...


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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 envelope of a simpler/sampler device. If you use the Release Enabled mode on the Sampler device, that should do what you need. It's the button (it looks like ->|...


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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 to do one-shot sample playback and can certainly manage more that 60 seconds (which seems very limiting of Ableton!). Maybe there's a cheaper option out there ...


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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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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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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 arpeggiator to throw random notes at it. You may need to use multiple instances of EXS24 in order to make use of all 400 of your clips.


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Maybe this software would be of some help: http://soundplant.org/


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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 audio... no more, no less. Studio monitors gives you this ability - depending on what grade of monitor you purchase. Consumer payback systems cannot give the ...


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Have you tested out using Cycling 74's Soundflower? Not exactly what you're asking for, but it might provide a useful (free) solution for you.


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I guess i would either use Kontakt controlled by iPad or Ableton controlled by Novation Launchpad or iPad again. Depends on what you have/use today i guess...


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Mac? http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/soundboard-mac/


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For simple, cheap, and reliable one-shot effects there is SoundPlant. It basically makes your keyboard an assignable sampler. One key, one shot. Very simple and very robust. (And free!) If you are looking for a cue list structured playback engine with a lot of power, check out Stage Research's SFX (for Windows) or Qlab (Mac) they are both very powerful ...


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