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Half tempo too slow?
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Tempo can be an illusion. I suspect what is happening is that your loop sounds great at 191 (it was written that way) but at 96, different things stick out. Things that sounded good with speed might ...

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Creating a Thick, Smooth Bass
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You can make smooth subbass with sine or triangle waves. For some color, use saturation and some sort of "character" compression depending on what your music needs. But the sound in your link is most ...

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Trying to get lo-fi drums such as these ones and an overall effect that sounds lo-fi.
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It's hard to say for sure for things like this. I hear quite a bit of distortion on both the hats and the share, enough that I'd say that's the major component of the "crisp" sound. This gives them a ...

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Mathematically what does phase reverse do on a signal?
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A recording of a sound wave is a pattern of samples. Those samples have positive and negative values, which correspond to the compression and rarefaction of the source sound. As I understand it, "...

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Connecting Casio CTK 810-IN to PC
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It's not clear what the USB connection does - it could send/receive MIDI data, or it could send audio. If it doesn't send audio, you'll need an audio interface which you can use to record using the ...

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Beat detection and alignment
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Broadly speaking, the technology you're looking for is called "timestretching" and specifically something that can stretch time to a musical time grid. Timestretching usually connotes changing time ...

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Making dialog appear "distant"
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I've had decent luck experimenting with making a "distant" sound with just processing: A bit of lowpass filter (not too aggressive, but obvious enough) to dull it, and leave other sounds in the mix ...

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Acapella for a remix - Warp or chop?
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Warping acapellas can be a little difficult because you don't have an obvious rhythmic reference like drums. Ableton's warping interface is based on placing markers within a recording, and ...

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Record Sound from Directional Speakers
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As far as I know, there is nothing special about a highly-directional speaker as far as miking it. As with any speaker, your mic needs to be somewhere in the speaker's projection cone, and the only ...

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How do you make this synth sound?
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If I'm not mistaken that is the sound of a Roland TB-303 bassline synthesizer run through a distortion effect. It's a quite famous sound and is one of the major elements (some would say the major ...

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Samples clipping in Ableton
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If you have a sample loaded in Live, it generally is warped meaning that Live will generally attempt to preserve the pitch of it no matter how you stretch it in time. This is of course impossible to ...

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How can I automate track levels while recording in Logic, MainStage or GarageBand?
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I haven't personally worked with Logic or Mainstage much, but the basic steps I'm outlining here seem to be fairly DAW-agnostic, and I have applied them in both Reaper and Ableton Live so I presume ...

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Equivalent of Logic's Flex Mode in Ableton Live 9
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Logic's Flex Time and Ableton's Warping are conceptually similar, in that they're timestretching based on markers. In Live, audio is stored in Audio Clips, and the Clip View editor will pop up if ...

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Open Reason Re-fills outside of Reason
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I'm unaware of any, but the traditional approach to this is to load them in Reason, and then connect Reason to any other app using ReWire. Reason then, essentially, acts like a hardware box connected ...

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Play from beginning in Ableton Live 9
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In Live, the spacebar plays from the start marker position. However, fn + left arrow (OSX) or Home (Win) should move the playhead to the beginning. If you're using a MIDI controller for transport ...

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Using the Korg Krome Keyboard Workstation
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In all likelihood the best resource for getting started with it is Korg's own Krome quickstart guide. The Krome Workstation web page has, under the "Support and Downloads" link in the lower-left, a ...

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What is the effect of increasing frequency on the sound wave?
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The sound becomes higher in pitch. Pitch is, basically, just frequency. "Shriller" is one way to describe this, although it carries a somewhat negative connotation.

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Android as MIDI sequencer with digital piano
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I can't speak from experience since I don't own any Android devices, but in theory, yes it is possible. Assuming your Android tablet can handle class-compliant MIDI devices (i.e. if it can act as a ...

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Creating transition with badly matching bpm tunes
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This is a matter of taste more than a technical issue, so I'll be using terms like "groove" and "feel" rather than more quantifiable criteria. It comes down to making it seem natural instead of ...

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Are there any synthesizers comparable to a virus ti, but significantly less expensive?
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Feature-wise, I'm sure there are plenty, however if you're chasing the "sound" of a particular instrument, there really isn't going to be any substitute. That said, if you think other synthesizers ...

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How to find native ASIO drivers?
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It is, from personal experience, pretty uncommon for builtin/integrated sound hardware to include drivers with ASIO support. If they do exist, you'll find them on the manufacturer's website if they ...

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How to loop vinyl records?
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It's hard to say for sure, but I believe you're right in this case - the tape marker appears to pass underneath the headshell, and there's a pronounced "pop" sound as it does so. I believe the tape is ...

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cd digital out to usb
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There is! Generically this is called an audio interface. These most commonly include ADCs/DACs and analog preamps, but an audio interface with a digital input (such as S/PDIF or optical TOSLink) will ...

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How to record myself djing with a pc, midi controller and a mixer setup?
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Cueing is generally important to DJ mixing. If I follow you correctly, your ideal setup is basically using Virtual DJ as just virtual decks: the audio is going into separate mixer channels via the ...

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How to add meta info to mp3/wav file MAC OSX?
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This sort of thing changes over time, but currently the most common recommendation you'll find is to simply use iTunes due to its ubiquity - import the file, add the data, drag the updated file into a ...

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Is it better to use a DI unit or USB audio interface to connect guitar to PC?
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You won't get quality for cheap... None of those options are really going to have the best audio quality. Options 1 and 3 both involve converting your guitar's output to 3.5mm and presumably using ...

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Converting vst track to midi?
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If your "VST" track just has MIDI data in it already (which is being sent to a VST), then you should be able to copy that MIDI data out just as you describe. If it isn't (say, it's got audio data that'...

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Play in scale like Ableton's Push controller using a drum rack/other?
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Live has a "Scale" MIDI device that filters incoming notes and snaps them to the closest "correct" scale note. You can find it under MIDI Effects in the browser. This won't be as useful in a drum ...

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Why does my sample become "choppy" when I change its pitch?
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The only "natural" (i.e. "using only the data in the sample") way to change the pitch of a recorded sample is to change the speed of its playback. So a sample that sounds an octave lower should take ...

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Simplest way to play MIDI sounds from OSC/MIDI inputs
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Yes there is! There are many freeware synthesizers whose express purpose is turning instructions like MIDI into sound. Currently it's far more common to support MIDI than OSC (I couldn't name one ...

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