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A pop screen has more uses than just reducing pops and wind: it also protects the mic from moisture from someone's breath, and it can serve as a spacer ensuring a minimal distance from the mic is kept which you can set by adjusting the distance between the pop screen and the mic. This can be handy to control the amount of proximity effect.


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It depends on how the "length" is measured. Exactly where does a song "end" that is faded out at the tail (as most popular music seems to be)? Or classical music where the venue ambience is included at the end? Also it depends on whether they are measuring from the start to the start of the next song (i.e. including the inter-song gap). It doesn't seem ...


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While it's safe to say that most minor scales sound sad opposed to major ones who appear to have a happier quality to them - both major and minor share the same notes (as in A minor scale is the same as C major). Most music has a more complex musical structure and even has foley and sounds integrated nowadays so a mood detection algorithm should be pretty ...


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Modern DAW software often includes a feature to build a 'Tempo Map' of recorded audio tracks (your own recorded material or audio imported into the project from elsewhere). A Tempo Map follows the ebb and flow of the tempo in recorded material, and builds a grid around it so that you can then use features such as 'Snap to Grid' and 'Quantize' to fit your ...


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It won't be one property that will tell you the mood of a song. It will be an amalgamation of things. So I'm not saying each of these will 100% tell you the mood of the song. But they may, in part, give an indication. key signature chords present (amount of minor/major chords relitive/ratio) chord changes present (amount/which chords are they?) known chord ...


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Sometimes labels re-record the same song for licencing purposes... it can mean, for example, they don't have to pay the backing musicians royalties - or they re-do something because it turns out a sample wasn't cleared. The main vocal might be patched back in from the original, or even re-recorded. It can arise when a track was initially released with low ...


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trust your ears. i vote yes.


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As for suggestions, I am a big fan of what countryman offers. They have a few models out there that I have worked with all of which I have really liked. They are durable and can take quite a beating. They will fit your standard shure wireless pack nicely for live use. As for connecting them I assume you intend to use this to record (in a studio setting), I ...


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The biggest thing with a headset mic is going to be looking at the pick up pattern (you want it to be cardioid facing you to avoid feedback), size (large mics can look funny) and sound quality/response (small mics tend to either have limited response (countryman) or limited quality. You want a mic that gives good frequency response along your vocal range ...


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Pop filters won't significantly reduce any frequencies (unless you're spacing it far enough from the capsule). You're going to be using eq anyway right? Compensate here. There are a lot of ways to reduce lip noise (i assume you mean ticks) like apples, limes, water etc but ultimately you may need to clean up the waveform after recording. You can do this ...


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