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Will characteristic acoustical properties of real instruments also be observed when using high quality digital samples?

This - comment - has stuck with me, because it described an unintuitive property of oboes. I wouldn't have thought oboes in parallel thirds sounds out of tune. Then I wondered if it would be the same ...
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How to get good legato from a choir sample library?

Recently, I have bought a choir sample library from a major manufacturer. The samples themselves are top-notch, the dynamic crossfading excellent. However, I'm a bit disappointed by the quality of the ...
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Do I need to EQ frequencies before layering or after?

I want to create kick-samples, snare-samples, etc... by layering recorded samples (e.g. 909-Bass-Drum + click + crunch). Also I want to cutoff frequencies to get suitable samples for the mix. I use ...
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How do you Disk Jockey a music video? [closed]

I can find plenty of programs that can manipulate music, but I am having trouble finding a program that can do the same to Music Videos. Is there a program or way that I can DJ a song where the ...
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E-drumkit recommendation for using with drum VST [closed]

I'm looking for an E-drumkit to be used with a drum VST (I'm using drum samples from NI's Komplete 11). Because I will be routing the midi data to my computer and use Komplete 11's samples, it is of ...
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Is there a term for when lyrics are integrated with words from a sampled beat?

Is there a term for when the lyrics of a song are integrated with words from a sampled beat? I see this particularly in hip-hop. For example, the hook from Game's "Dreams" has lyrics: Lettin' the ink ...
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Software to find similar samples [closed]

I'm looking for software program that can help me find samples within a library which are "similar" to an input sample. For example, let's say I'm looking for a very particular "snare" sound, and I ...
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Is it possible to import an Ableton sample file .adv into the Launchpad app (by Ampify)?

I made a sample file in Ableton and would like to put it in the launchpad app. Is there any easy way to do this? I would like to be able to choose which sample thing to assign to each button. I'm new ...
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Sample Library: Orchestra vs Band

I'm an amateur composer interested in purchasing a high quality orchestral sample library like Garritan Personal Orchestra. The problem is that I plan on composing a piece for my schools concert band, ...
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Electribe ES-1 and Mbox 2

I have a Korg Electribe ES-1 MKII and an old MBox 2, using Ableton Live 9 as DAW. I want to set up the ES-1 via Midi and Audio to my DAW. The MBox only has 2 Inputs and Monitor, Headphone and SPDIF ...
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Using high quality samples for my scores

I'm considering taking a subscription for EastWest's ComposerCloud. For the moment I just want to be able to create a score in MuseScore and then somehow (I'm a total noob) use high quality samples of ...
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Understanding B3 organ settings and tweaks [closed]

I've tried all presents in the vintage B3 organ plug-in that I have, but none of them sound quite like this: ...or this: How do ...
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How to import a piano sound from a VST plugin into a synth?

I am using a Roland XPS 10 synth that allows us to import sounds sampled from VST plugins into the memory of the synth and play. From what I know right now, the file that I have to export from the DAW ...
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tuning a recorded sample to another

I can't figure out how to tune a sample so it matches another, previously recorded sample. I understand there are combinations of samples that won't ever match, but that can't be the case as often as ...
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Standard scratch samples used in every dang song ever

I'm trying to find out where artists get those cheesy stereotypical scratch samples a la 24K Magic (Bruno Mars), My Name Is (Eminem), 69 Boyz songs, etc. Maybe they're from some ROMpler keyboard?
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Difference between sounding of pianos [closed]

I am unsure if it can be answered but what is the difference between the piano sounding types. For instance: mellow, soft, upright, jazz, bright, studio, ambient, dark, compound, doubled, airy, hollow,...
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Slides with SampleTank 3 bass and guitar [closed]

Maybe someone here knows how to write slides in SampleTank 3? I work in Reaper and i can't find it anywhere. The problem is I can neither find any info in the manuals of neither Reaper nor SampleTank ...
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How Do You Change the Pitch of a Sample In Alchemy Without Affecting Speed?

If you take a vocal sample and drop it into Logic Pro X's Alchemy in sampler mode, can you play the samples at higher than normal pitches without the speed of the sample getting faster? I know there's ...
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Hyperthreading when using Vienna Ensemble and Reaper

I'm not sure if there are computer experts on this platform, but this board seemed more reasonable to choose than a pure "computer hardware forum" on StackExchange. :) Do you think or know whether a ...
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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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Ableton impulse drum rack switch

I like to use the preset racks in Ableton Impulse. The problem is I for the life of me cannot figure out how to switch the positions of the drum samples. Say I wanted to have the kick drum in 3rd ...
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Creating music tracks from samples in ableton live

Hello everyone I just wanted to ask that is it possible for to remake a track from samples in ableton live?
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Batch create high quality audio renderings of midi files

I have a bunch of midi files that I would like to convert to audio files through some kind of scripting on OS X. When searching for ways to do this, fluidsynth comes up time and Timidity are two ...
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Electronic music beats: Sample or Synthesis?

When creating electronic beats, I have a hard time deciding if I should really use a synthesizer to sequence my whole rhythm section. Sometimes I end up using samples or recording something close to ...
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How can I slice and modulate samples in Logic like Ableton's Slice To Midi feature?

Ableton Live has particularly strong capabilities when it comes to converting audio to midi and vice-versa. One particular feature is the ability to take a sample of audio, and simply click a button, ...
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Sampler Track Resets In Logic Pro X

I've chopped up an audio file into smaller pieces, selected them all and created a sampler track through the Convert To New Sampler Track feature in Logic Pro X. I've set the project to copy audio ...
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How can I extract or recreate audio for one or more instrumental/vocal parts from a recording?

(In the spirit of this meta-post, and so, in response to this question…) What approaches can be taken to extract or recreate audio for one or more individual parts from a recording with several ...
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Editing larger sound files in Kontakt 5

I am using NI Kontakt 5 sampler editor. And when I try to delete some unnecessary sounds, the program starts to act like it's working on the removal, but nothing happens. This happens only with ...
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Time-aligned sound samples

if you were to provide an application and a set of samples that a user can use to compose rhythms to be played back by a sequencer, whithout having to care about time-aligning, how would you save ...
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How to import samples to Korg iElectribe app for iOS

As far as I can tell from some youtube videos, it is possible to use different drum samples in the iOS iElectribe app by KORG, but I can't figure out how or find any documentation on this. Does ...