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managing/improving the sound in the case where the music is being performed live, in front of an audience.

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Rock Vocal Production - The Strokes (Live)

I am curious about the production on the singer's voice in this live performance and this live performance (the effect is similar). I'm sure you are all familiar with the vocal sounds of Is This It ...
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Isolating my signal to just me

I’m a guitarist and when on stage, I want to be able to switch between my signal going to the main pa / front of house as usual, and to a personal monitor so only I can hear myself play (eg if it’s a ...
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What are the alternatives to using Behringer P16-M Powerplay Personal Headphone Mixers?

This question is related to the accepted answer to Can the Behringer XR18 XAIR Digital Mixer be used as a breakout box? Please read before offering an answer. I also want to provide band members ...
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Compensating for brass wound guitar strings when using a sound hole magnetic pickup in an acoustic guitar

I use D'Addario 85-15 strings brass wound and steel unwound strings on a dreadnought Blue Ridge acoustic guitar. I also use a Dean Markley Pro Mag in-hole magnetic pickup because I send an acoustic ...
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Can the Behringer XR18 XAIR Digital Mixer be used as a breakout box?

I'm looking for ways to record 8 channels of sound to a DAW while passing the 8 channels along to the sound guy. The Behringer XR18 has been reccommended to me but I don't want to buy it until I know ...
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Mic, cable, pre-amp setup for acoustic guitar to perform with big band through mic and guitar amp?

I am playing rhythm guitar in a big band, which is a new project for me. The guys whose sound I like the most in this context are Freddie Green and Django Reinhardt. What they have in common is that ...
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Can I use the 6 channel 5.1 usb external soundcard with guitar rig 5 software?

I have been looking for a way to use effect pedals as I am paraplegic. I do not have enough money to buy a Line-6 60 Watts amp, and I came across the Guitar Rig 5 software after reading. However, I ...
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How to proper perform live using all my scenes from my projects?

I was wondering if anyone can point me to some tutorials or courses (maybe no more than 100 dollars or around that), that can teach me how to setup a live performance. Like everybody when I make a new ...
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How to reproduce 3d sound(holophonic) in room?

I have a task to reproduce recorded 3d sound inside a room, for the actors, which will possibly be located in the center. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holophonics Could you suggest how to position ...
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Loudness of A Contrabass

I was watching a play called The Contrabass and the actor stated that "the contrabass is different from other instruments in that, it is heard better as one moves further from it" (please note that ...
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Getting back to music. How to play live?

I have quite some problem. I played music for many years. I played guitar, bass, keyboards and even some other uncommon instruments such as Galician bagpipe, tambura, kultrum, industrial percussion (...
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In-ear monitoring - will adding ambient mic help my monitor sound be less isolated

I'm an active church guitar player and I've been known about these IEMs for a long time but it wasn't until a few months ago I started using them. At first I was impressed how better you can hear the ...
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how do you tune speaker systems?

A couple of weeks ago I sat in with a group that came through town and I heard the best on-stage monitors I've ever heard, no squeals, no chirps, plenty loud, and very natural sounding. I asked the ...
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Using both outputs (internal speakers and headphones) on digital pianos

This is a common problem I had with many keyboards, and I think it's a standard, somehow: when connecting the headphones to a piano, the internal speakers are disabled. And that's cool! However, ...
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Can a physics simulator be used to generate sounds for music?

Does anyone use, or know of, a simulator for creating sounds based on simulating the vibrations of real objects? I saw an art display called Tipping Point that created a sound-scape based on ...
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Keyboard type for loading VSTs?

I have a MIDI keyboard linked to my laptop with Reaper software. There, I can access all of my VST collection. The question is: what kind of keyboard must I have to play live and get my VST list on it?...
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Give me some advice for my live guitar setup please

I've been playing on stage for about an year. My setup:- Fender Stratocaster(HSS),Fender Champion 100 watt solid state amp and a bunch of pedals, a Boss GT-1 multi-FX unit. I want advice on how to use ...
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Using the bar's hifi system for performance

I have a mixer of my own that has small preamps build in for the guitar and mics. I'm trying to understand what additional playback equipment would be needed to play in a bar that can usually play ...
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AUX Output is audible on main mix

My band uses a very simple in-ear-monitoring set-up in the practice room where we are taking advantage of the 4 AUX channels on the huge audio mixer there. We do use cheap headphone amps which cannot ...
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Audio Synthesis algorithms

I am little more than a starter in Sound synthesis using oscillators and others. I have reaktor 6 as a modular environment. I wanted to get nice algorightms from where i can get deeply started off. I ...
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How do musicians synchronize with the playback keyboards/ambience when live?

Lots of times musicians especially in rock and metal bands, when performing live, they play over pre-recorded tracks that include keyboards/orchestras ambience or other effects. They always seem to be ...
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Task of the guy who reads the score and sits next sound technician at movie

Yesterday I was at a Lord of the Rings Live concert and I was wondering, what these two guys were doing. They were sitting next to the sound technician and reading the score and they were wearing ...
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How can I substitute for live keyboard sound?

Im trying to figure out how can I get the keyboard/piano line for my live music when my keyboard player is absent? Durms and guitar/bass are always there. What can I do?
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How to reduce noise in a mixing console

I've got a mixer going into a loop station, but my loops have a lot of 'hiss' in them. I have tried various ways of balancing the gain vs the faders, but it hasn't helped. For what it's worth, it's a ...
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Pickups with Acoustic Instruments

I've been told when playing live not to mic an acoustic instrument because of the feedback you can get, and that using pickups would be a better way to amplify the sound of an acoustic instrument. So ...
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Identifying orchestral sounds

Following my previous question about new instruments in orchestras, I was listening to a few concerts and well, some write the instruments being used throughout the concert, others don't. Most don't. ...
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How do I curtail the reverberation in my church

My church sits about 2500, normally we had drapes on stage and behind stage to help absorb the sound but then the ceilings were not in place, I gave specifications to my boss to use perforated ...
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15/8 blues playing live?

I am writing a bluesy piece. I tried a 15/8 and it works great. It sounds interesting but i don't think the band will be able to play it in that time signature. I was wondering if there is a good ...
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Reaktor 6 vs 5 Learning differences

If one searches for reaktor tutorials on youtube or elsewhere, he finds that there are many tutorials for reaktor 5 but not many for 6. I wanted to know if I can safely learn to make instruments(...
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Is there a big benefit to running stereo?

I have a conference coming up and I am contemplating whether to run my guitar rig in stereo or not. Both my amplifiers will have microphones on them. My delay and reverb pedals have modulation, so if ...
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How to improve 1/4 plug connection on hybrid -XLR jacks

I got a Mackie SRM150 for stage monitoring but I'm having problems getting a good connection in the hybrid-XLR jacks on the front with a 1/4 inch jack guitar cable. Even when it feels like it's firmly ...
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Finding Sound Card Requirements

I have a Macbook pro which is Handling my Mainstage(Apple) requirements and Logic Pro requirements. i5, with 8GB RAM. When I perform with Reaktor blocks, the performance overload is happening and ...
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Split point - Ableton live

I am a Grade I performer on the Keyboard and right now I am using Apple Mainstage as my performance tool. Lately I am feeling that i can get better performance on Ableton live, Since for my reaktor ...
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live performance - Does my small acoustic band need amplification?

I play in a small local band in my city - mainly Latin and pop rock music. We would like to perform in a quiet street corner somewhere around town. I predict about 20-30 listeners standing around at ...
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Zoom G1XON noise issue

I am a beginner and playing acoustic for last 2 and 1/2 year. After this i grew interest in Electric, so i bought a Squier Strat and as per suggestion of my music teacher a Zoom G1Xon. When i connect ...
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Producing stereo sound from more than two speakers?

Is it possible to produce a stereo effect from more than 2 loudspeakers for example(4 full range driver) placing them one on each side of a square?
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What's the best way to play variable-tempo samples live?

When I play with my band, I'd love to integrate background samples into our music. However, our group isn't fond of playing to a click track. Ideally, when a sample is to be played, we could dial in ...
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Is it possible to run the Steinberg UR 12 with passive studio monitors on cinch outputs?

I want to buy monitor speakers, but I don't know if I need passive or active ones. Since the passive studio monitor speakers are cheaper, I would like to buy them, but I don't know if they would run ...
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Difference between 2 mono/stereo setup?

Don't mind about "Guitar", it could be Bass or anything else. Imagine you have 2 setups: Guitar -> Pedals (stereo end) -> 2 Amps running -> Mixer Guitar -> Pedals (mono end) -> 1 Amp ...
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Can I use Keyboard amps for live monitoring?

I just noticed that my keyboard amp (Roland KC-550) includes an XLR input. Is it possible (or recommended) to input aux sends from the mixer through the keyboard. The KC-550 has 4 input channels and I ...
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Connecting two mixers

I'm piggy-backing off "Can I daisy chain two mixers together for more input channels". In that question, I read that I can do that, so long as the submixer is going into the powered mixer through RCA ...
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Cheap way to make sound from a MIDI keyboard, without PC

I have a USB MIDI keyboard which is totally useless when not plugged in into a PC and playing a digital instrument. Is there a cheap way, for example some type of box which has predefined sounds, ...
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What's the difference between bass and guitar heads?

What are the differences between bass and guitar heads? I have recently obtained a Hartke cab and I am looking at heads. I see that there are heads just specifically made for bass cabs. why can I not ...
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What type of microphone is this?

I've spotted these microphones (I think they're microphones...) all over the place in live music shows, but have been unable to find anything about them. Anyone know what this is?
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How to reproduce the “pumping” effect on a live drum kit

In electronic music, a "pumping" effect is often produced to accentuate the sound of the kick drum. To do this, usually a synthesizer's volume will be compressed when the kick drum is triggered. ...
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Live Midi Controller Setup

Keyboards with excellent sounds are often expensive. Midi Controllers are relatively cheap and there's many excellent sounds via software such as FL Studio. I've tried using FL Studio live before, but ...
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What are my options to incorporate a sub-woofer into a PA system for live music performance?

My current PA system I use with my band (usually 2 guitars, a bass guitar and drummer - with 3 vocal mics) consists of a powered mixer (Mackie 808S) driving passive speakers with 12" low/mid drivers ...
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Acoustic Guitar in the Live Mix

I play acoustic guitar in a band with drums, electric bass, and electric guitar. I'm often told that I need to switch to electric because nobody can hear my guitar However, I like the sound of ...
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PA System Factors To Consider

What are some of the things to consider and devices to have when creating a PA system for a church to be used both indoors and outdoors...?!
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Why do PA speakers driven with more power deliver clearer and better sound?

I have notices with my own equipment as well as making note of other musician's equipment that there seems to be a direct correlation between the amount of power (in watts) driving a PA speaker, and ...