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How do you sync two tracks of similar audio?

If you don't start with timecode, or even a 2-pop or clapper, I can't see any other way than lining it up by eye; finding a common beginning… then hoping they stay approximately in sync. I've never ...
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Why are these two recordings of the same event slightly different in length and how do I synchronize them?

Unless the recording devices are locked to each other or a common masterclock like a blackburst generator the devices will drift over time. The best thing to do is probably slice and readjust as ...
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How to join two sound interfaces?

Depends on the interface. Normally something like this would be handled by a sync cable and a clock generator that establishes a common clock across devices. This is only available on higher end ...
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Recording video on external camera/device, and syncing with Pro Tools

I would go with the clapper method, I have been using it for some time and never had an issue with it. As mentioned it will drift over time but this depends on clip length. Movies and the such ...
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Why would different releases of the same song sometimes be out-of-sync?

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 ...
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TB-03: sync issue (on Live 9)

I finally found the solution, hope it will help someone if I share it, here is what I have done: update the 03 firmware driver (Roland.com website) then some new Input/Output Midi Ports "TB-03" have ...
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How do you sync two tracks of similar audio?

There are tools to do this kind of syncing in video editors. I am currently learning to use a free editor (not free source code though), Davinci Resolve. If you search for Multicam sync you will find ...
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Is there a tool to synchronize similar audio files running at different speeds, and at different offsets?

Pitch shifting or time stretching are the first "go to" tools but this will depend on what is tolerable in terms of artifacts. Pitch shifting will maintain the integrity of what the sound ...
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Why would different releases of the same song sometimes be out-of-sync?

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 ...
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Why am I experiencing unsynchronized audio during recording?

The most likely culprit is that you are using a non-integer frame-rate with your camera, but when you are bringing the footage into the computer it is finding it's way into the timeline at a different ...
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How can I automatically synchronize/phase-align(?) two 99.5%+ similar audio tracks?

If you decide on the DSP bunny warren, then you'll be looking at autocorrelation and fft. the problem with trying to an autocorrelation alignment is that any changes to one of the streams will then ...
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How to sync a midi to audio

The only way to do this is to build a 'tempo track' in your 'DAW' of choice so that bar-lines appear in exactly the correct spot in relation to the audio. Once you have done this (and it takes time) ...
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Audio drift issue

Yes. I can tell you exactly what is wrong. Your synch is off because the frame rate you 'think' you are recording, isn't the frame rate you are editing at. Consequently when you lay in the audio, it ...
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Why is exporting a .wav file as .m4a creating a sync issue in audacity?

This is more a workaround than an answer as I did not manage to link the libavformat library to Audacity. So here are some clues using FFmpeg version 4.1 with libavformat.58.20.100.dylib on macOS. ...
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TB-03: sync issue (on Live 9)

Just another hint. It is not necessary to install the USB drivers for the tb-03 but just the "pattern" setting on the (OUT) midi clock is necessary. I am using just the MIDI cable to sync the TB-03 (...
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How to sync vocals in Pro Tools using a plugin?

Re: @coaxmw 's answer Both VocAlign & Re-Voice are good tools, but I'd be careful of 'over-aligning' a choir - I once did it [with VocAlign] & ended up with 80 tracks that sounded like 6 ...
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Why are these two recordings of the same event slightly different in length and how do I synchronize them?

The two devices drift slightly out of sync like the other person said, I frequently record concerts where I have cameras and separate recorders and have up to 8 tracks all out of sync. If you don't ...
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Recording video on external camera/device, and syncing with Pro Tools

here are a few clues : as your protools rig and the camera do not share a common clock reference, their respective speeds will slowly drift and you will notice that on long takes, even if you sync ...
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MIDI input 3 second delay lag

I have experienced the same issue, including just yesterday preparing for a live performance, and thought the unit was broken. Apparently based on your post, it is a bug in the 1x1 itself. To ...
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MIDI input 3 second delay lag

Had the same problem with E-Mu MIDI 1x1, windows 7 64 bit. Disconnectng and reconnecting the MIDI USB solved the mystery delay. Thanks.
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MIDI input 3 second delay lag

This exact thing is happening to me. I tried updating the drivers, but that didn't help. The only consistent feature that seems to take the lag away is to unplug the USB device, wait at least 10 ...
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avconv screen recording to FLV, audio drifts out of sync

Try using a different Audio input, like Audacity. It's a great microphone recorder and when broadcasting, you can ask the viewers how you sound and change the audio levels and such. If you were to do ...
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