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Questions tagged [computer]

Questions about the usage, properties, and future of computers in musical contexts.

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Connecting bass to a laptop

I'm learning the bass by myself and have been at it for 2 weeks now. I've been using the VOX AP2BS bass amp that goes directly into my headphones. However, I think it'll be more convenient if I can ...
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Tool for finding songs with particular rhythms

I would like to find an online tool where a user can input a particular rhythm and the tool outputs a list of songs that feature that particular rhythm. Does anything like this exist? There are ...
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Roland A-49 Keyboard driver

I would like to use my Roland A-49 Keyboard on stage but I'm crazy about the idea of bringing a computer on stage. So I was thinking of buying a Raspberry Pi with a Linux (CentOS) system installed. ...
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If there are any music systems as general as the binary number system [closed]

Traditional Western music has 12 notes. Other music systems have different amounts of notes. However, I'm wondering if there are any really general systems that can account for all the systems, ...
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Why do we care about the interval between a pair of notes and not the product of a pair of notes?

As a computer scientist, I think of each element of musical analysis as a computation we have chosen to do on the music for some reason. I'm not saying I understand how humans decide what the meter ...
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How should I name my “music” folder containing sheet music/tabs/compositions/lessons? [closed]

(Sorry if this is too subjective or off-topic, but I've been struggling with this minor issue for too long) Like most musicians, I listen to music and work on music. On my computer, I have a folder ...
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USB sound card's microphone does not pick up anything from amplifier

So here's my setup right now. My electric guitar is connected to my amplifier using the standard 1/4" jack cord. The amplifier has a 1/4" headphone socket at the back, and I connected it to a USB ...
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Is there a minimum time like 1/4 second or 1/2 second , a pitch should stay? [duplicate]

If we have to create a computer software which produces different pitches of a musical instrument, then, according to musicians is there a minimum time (in seconds or milliseconds) sound of that pitch ...
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How can I type a sharp or flat In a computer file name?

When I name a file of a music score on the computer, I use a 'b' as flat and '#' as sharp. My question is is there in any way to use the real sharp or flat? It's not a big problem but for esthetic and ...
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What kind of equipment do I need to hook an electric guitar up to a PC and use software effect processor?

I like to get advice about how to connect an electric guitar and a separate foot pedal to my PC. I want to use software on my PC for effects such as distortion and the likes and switch between ...
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How do you set up shared ASIO in Window 10?

I recently purchased a USB interface and, as almost every other home musician on the planet, I wanted to use it for all of my audio needs and of course concurrently shared between my Windows ...
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Using PC and e-piano as audio input for headset while still using built-in microphone

I want to use my PC and my piano as audio sources but I still want to be able to use my built-in microphone for voice-chat as an example on the pc. Now, since I have very little knowledge, to prevent ...
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What sort of setup do I need to record reasonable quality singing and guitar playing?

I would like to start recording myself singing on audacity and I know I need a better hardware setup to get reasonable quality recordings, how ever I have no idea where to begin to do this. I am ...
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Computer and electronic softwares for professional musicians and composers [closed]

What I want to know is specific. I want to start experimenting and developing skills and knowledge in music production and composition by computers. I have read that Digital Audio Workstations like ...
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Guitar Rig with Ltd EC-1000 sound like with $180 guitar

I'm playing on Guitar Rig 5. Until now, i used to play on a $180 Cort X1. Now i bought the LTD EC-1000. My problems is that I can't hear any improvement in sound. It sounds literally the same with ...
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Logic Pro overload bottleneck

A rather technical question but I was wondering if someone has an answer to this: I'm using a Mid 2010 Mac Mini (2,66Ghz Core 2 Duo, extended 8BG of RAM) running the latest Logic Pro X on OSX 10.11 ...
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Groove, loop, pattern, section

Do the groove, loop, pattern, and section share a common meaning? I often see drum loops but guitar grooves and bass grooves and synth patterns or strings sections. I guess a loop is mostly a short ...
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Using computers live

I play guitar with a friend (he plays bass and sings). We work away from home, so can't carry about a lot of gear and generally live out of hotels. When I practice I use a jack to usb cable direct ...
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How does Oskar Fischinger's Google doodle composer work?

Today Google has released a doodle as homage to Oskar Fischinger which includes a page to make your own composition by clicking dots representing notes. I can't recognize the notes but I noticed that ...
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Are there unicode characters for double sharp and double flat?

There are Unicode characters for flat (U266D) ♭ sharp (U266F) ♯ natural (U266E) ♮ But I couldn't find characters for double flat and double sharp (at least not in the character map program I'm using)...
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One Kontakt vst for multiple or track VS one per track

Using one Kontakt vst with different instruments inside linked to different tracks via channels, OR one Kontakt vst loaded per track with one instrument inside. Is there a recognised better way ? Is ...
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AI composing counterpoint?

I have heard of computer programs and AI that try to compose music based off the basic counterpoint rules; are there currently any out in the web?
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File format with track layers

I often download different available multitracks to songs to see the way the tracks of the song sound separately. I was wondering if there is a file format that is an undrendered audio format with ...
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Is there a field of music integrated with computer science?

Three years ago, I received my Bachelor of Computer Science at one of the best universities in Iran. Since then, I led an artificial intelligence team for providing Persian OCR software. In addition, ...
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Delay from monitoring through the PC

So, I have this problem that always that I try to use my PC as a guitar effects modeler, a virtual synth, etc. I always get delay from what I play and what I hear (like 0,2s or so). The DAW I'm using ...
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How do I remove the delay for my Electric Guitar hooked up to my computer? [duplicate]

Following the advice in this question, I've hooked my Fender Strat up to my computer via a 1/4" to 3.5mm converter, and into the mic port. But, there is at least a half second delay from when I strum ...
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How much should I slow down a song to lower it a half step?

My piano is a half step below the standard tuning. I want to listen to and play this song. I calculated that from the 12-range of tones I should slow it down by 1/12 of its frequency but it actually ...
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record piano onto laptop software

I'm trying to record my piano (Yamaha) onto my laptop (Hp) and Ive looked all over online, youtube,downlaoded various softwares, etc, and I can't find out how... thanks!!! ps, also what are some of ...
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Are there any music programming languages from after the SuperCollider era?

The history of music and sound synthesis languages can be traced back to the Music N languages starting in the 1950s. You can trace the threads from there to a variety of languages that were developed ...
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Guitar Computer Setup

I have been playing acoustic guitar for awhile and I also have an electric guitar with a small cheap combo amp. Lately, I've been wanting to play more electric guitar, but find my small combo amp ...
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Electronic drums, Ableton, Addictive Drums + additional audio source from laptop

I have Alesis DM10 studio. Currently I'm using the Alesis module for drum presets and my laptop to put some music on to play along and practice. This is the back of the module: I'm using the AUX IN ...
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Key/Chord recognition using a computer

I'm a physics student with a great interest in music. I'm researching (as a kind of hobby) in topics which include math applied to music, acoustics, etc. In the last days I've realized that having a ...
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How to record directly from H&K guitar amp that has no DI output?

I want to record my amp directly to my computer. I have the sound I want and I don't want to mic it. I have a H&K switchblade 100 but it has no line out. It has a midi "in" and "thru" ports. Can I ...
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How can I mix my guitar input to songs I play on iTunes?

I would like to be able to play my guitar along with songs I have in iTunes and listen to a mix in my headphones. I have an Apple PowerBook, and an M-Audio M-Track interface, but I don't know how to ...
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Audio Interface and Guitar

I am trying to connect my guitar to my computer. I am using the Alesis Core 1 as my audio interface. It has two options: line and guitar. The guitar sound comes out of my speakers but I can't edit it ...
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Using ASIO with VST Host and Windows Sounds at the same time

First of all, I know there's related posts: How to make ASIO work with multiple programs simultaneously : how can I listen to Guitar Rig plus something else through the same interface? But they don't ...
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VSTHost: How to configure “wave devices” without latency/delay problems?

I have this physical connections: "phones out" "line in" Guitar -----> Amp -----------------------------> Computer And I was using Windows 7 with the following settings:...
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Queuing up and outputting MIDI files

I have been using an ancient DOS program, Cakewalk Live, to play .mid MIDI files for live performances. The program is so old that I need to use laptops with a serial port and outdated versions of ...
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What are the limitations of the ABC notation format?

This question came up in a discussion on Meta, and I thought it might be a good question to ask on the general site. ABC notation is a relatively simple text-based format for writing music scores ...
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Can I write a program to calculate the BPM of my mp3s?

I'm a DJ and have stacks of mp3s on my laptop. What I usually do is open the track in Ableton, wait for it to calculate the BPM, and then adjust the track name to XXX_Artist_Track, where XXX is the ...
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How to make ASIO work with multiple programs simultaneously : how can I listen to Guitar Rig plus something else through the same interface?

I've been using Guitar Rig 4 for a year or two, and it's a fairly useful toy for a bedroom guitarist. Currently, I use a Behringer UCG102 USB interface, which has a guitar in and headphone out. When ...
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How can I create loopable bounces for video games?

I'm writing the music for a video game. Much of the music is going to be looped indefinitely. How can I arrange my music and bounce audio files that can be looped effectively? A naïve technique is to ...
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Easiest way to create more than two simultaneous, aligned click tracks with different tempi?

I'm interested in working on writing a piece (for live performance) using simultaneous independent click tracks, in order to easily create complex rhythmic relationships. For instance, having four ...
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Can I produce all the sounds on my computer that external synths can?

I want to start making music on my computer. I already play a bunch of real instruments, but I imagine I'll want to also use synth noises and such. Intuitively I don't see why I can't just produce any ...
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How can I play with an amp simulator through cubase?

I recently bought an Alesis iO2 Express recording.. thingy. It came with Cubase 5. I downloaded and installed some amp simulators into the software. Currently I can only figure out how to apply the ...
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How do I use my computer as an amp and effects processor

I have an electric guitar and an m-audio preamp-usb and would like to use my laptop to record music as well as listen to what I am playing. I would also like to use it as an effects processor. Ι have ...
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Want to learn composing and producing music with a DAW. Where do I start?

I am a computer engineer and a passionate music listener. I have been listening to movie scores and soundtracks for many years now and it has really inspired me to want to learn more about music and ...
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How to algorithmically find a chord progression for an infinite arbitrary melody?

My question is primarily about this piano performance: The number Pi is played with the right hand by mapping each digit to a note in the A minor scale: 0 1 2 3 ...
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Choosing a computer as a musician

I am fairly new to the whole computerized world of music - meaning all the different software available for a musician for helping in all sorts of music related tasks. I am talking about all of the ...
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Which interface to choose for connecting my electric guitar to the computer? [duplicate]

I am a beginner guitarist. I have an electric guitar and I recently downloaded the Amplitube software. Now I want to connect my guitar to my laptop computer. After some research, I discovered that ...