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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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Tools For Making Sample Libraries?

I use Sox and CDP (Composers Desktop Project) for sound design work building my own libraries. These are command line tools that can be run from the windows shell or with another environment. I use ...
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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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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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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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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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Tools For Making Sample Libraries?

Like AJHenderson says, it's a bit unclear as to what exact advice you need. However I can give some general advice. It is tedious and a lot of work, especially with your first try. Things will get ...
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Samples of single notes played on various instruments

Freesound.org is a user-submitted collection of free sounds, of varying quality and intent but the search function might allow you to find what you need. There are four different licenses used on that ...
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How many samples are in a frame?

each frame audio depends on a video if a video is of 96 / 24 then it would be 96000 / 24 you will get a frame's sample so it would be 4000 samples per frame and if it is 48/24 it would be 2000 samples ...
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How to batch split a big wav file in multiple files with loop point?

Use sox. If you are using Windows, then you can install MobaXterm on your computer. Then install the sox using: apt-get install sox. Invoking sox is very simple, just provide the start time and 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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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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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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Delayed Snare sound

That is not a delay, or an effect. It is called a roll. 16th notes, 32 notes, and even 64th notes can create this effect. It's important to know that a crescendo (a gradual increase in volume), or a ...
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Delayed Snare sound

Sounds like a short snare ruff sample, not delay. Listen to this guy 2/3 in here:
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Is it possible to import Ableton Live's sound libraries into Logic Pro?

Try dB poweramp music converter. That's what i've used for converting audio files. With the right codecs (which are free) you can pretty much convert anything to extension the you wish to use. As ...
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Tools For Making Sample Libraries?

Keymap pro. Discontinued but very valuable. Apple bought Redmatica and buried its products (for now). We hope for a resurrection or integration into Logic X ... who knows. See some Kontakt patches ...
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