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Draw music in software

Yes, you are absolutely right. As a matter of fact, in many simple audio editing programs (my personal favourites are Logic and Audacity, depending whether I'm using my Mac or my Ubuntu), it is very ...
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In general, what's a good dB level at which to normalize my audio files?

In my experience, it all depends on where the audio is to be used next. If there is a limiter of some kind in the next phase of the process. Sometimes a limiter will be applied at varying levels ...
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Draw music in software

an attempt at a simpler answer... what audacity is showing you is the sample of the whoooole song jammed together in time. every sample for every note (of every instrument) has already been mixed ...
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getting multitracks from a file

There are essentially two ways to get hold of source material broken down to stems or tracks. Legitimately. a) Negotiate with the record company for the rights to use, pay the fee, agree the ...
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In a audio stream of signed data, what difference is there between a positive and a negative sample?

Imagine a simple speaker, or a microphone. Either of these devices (usually) have a diaphragm which vibrates to create or detect sound. The position at any given time of the diaphragm relative to its ...
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Draw music in software

I present to you, CHIP32, A free audio unit that I found on the internet. Just drag your mouse around to change the waveform and use a midi keyboard of some sort to play notes! Try changing the ...
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How can I batch remove trailing silence from audio files

I ended up using the following piece of python code: """Bulk trim silence from all wav files in the folder of this script.""" import os, glob import numpy as np import ...
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In general, what's a good dB level at which to normalize my audio files?

Best practise these days when considering content normalization is not to normalize to an arbitrary peak level, but to consider programme content and overall loudness when conducting normalization ...
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In general, what's a good dB level at which to normalize my audio files?

If you normalize all of your samples to -0.1 dB, then use them in your DAW projects, you'll end up clipping your audio tracks all the time as soon as you use a plug-in. I use Pro Tools where the ...
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Hardware samplers used in sound design?

The most unique thing about those Akai samplers is Akai's time stretching algorithm. After that, there may be some subtle unique coloring due to the choice of DACs. The classic Akai sound comes from ...
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getting multitracks from a file

I know this is pretty old now, but you should check out Spleeter by Deezer. It's an amazing AI powered app that can separate stems from any track, and it does so with remarkable accuracy. Works super ...
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In a audio stream of signed data, what difference is there between a positive and a negative sample?

Your assumption that silence is at zero (0) sample value is incorrect. The values of the 16-bit signed data in your audio file are simply audio samples, which represent the level of an audio ...
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which soundpack does these sfx comes from?

Probably something like this https://www.sound-ideas.com/Product/42/General-Series-6000 .
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Draw music in software

I know this question is answered, but I just though I'd add an example from a modular, multi-type synth I created in Reactor a few years back and a bit more info about drawing sound. When ...
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Draw music in software

Music is interesting because people can make musical expressions instinctively and in real time. A decent violinist can just think a tune and translate that thought into sound because (s)he has ...
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Are there any alignment tools to support subtracting drums from vocals?

If you are able to filter out the vocals, you could invert the phase and that would cancel out the vocals, leaving the rest of the track intact. You can remove the vocal if it is centered in the mix. ...
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Hardware samplers used in sound design?

Eventhough I ♥♥♥ DAW-based sounddesign, I'm using an electribe sampler for inspirational purposes/sketching-phase of sounds. Having that said, I only use it because it's really easy/fast to sample ...
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