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A synthesia-like program for guitar [closed]

Is there a program that works like Synthesia, but for guitar? Or at least a "guitar hero-like" game that I can play with a real electric guitar, not just by tapping buttons (even if you play ...
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On Noteflight, I would like to change the staff (score) key signature. How do I do this without keeping absolute pitch? (It adds accidentals.)

Here is what it looks like before: The key signature change only adds accidentals to the 'affected" notes. Thus, even a staff/score transposition does not solve my problem: If the score were ...
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How do you process instrument samples to make convincing sustain phase loops for sample-based synthesis?

I'm interested in coding up something like a crude sampler (instrument). From what I've read, you can put samples of real audio into a sampler and pitch-shift them for different notes. I want samples ...
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What is the best WAV encoding and why? [closed]

I'm using Audacity to export a track, and there are just too many options to encode a .wav export: Signed 16/24/32-bit PCM Unsigned 8-bit PCM 32/64-bit float U-Law, A-Law IMA ADPCM, Microsoft ADPCM ...
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Play piece using a custom waveform?

As part of a music festival, I have been asked to convert one of my piano compositions, titled "Fractal", into an electronic piece by playing around with timbres using MIDI data. Though I ...
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How can I set LilyPond's “Point and Click” from Skim to VSCode?

I'm working on on MacOS High Sierra, and I'm trying to use Point and Click so that Skim (PDF viewer) redirects to a specific file/line/column/character/letter/whatever on VSCode. I've found a couple ...
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NEWBIE question here, do i need an audio interface to use an amp simulator [duplicate]

As the title says I 'm looking to buy an electric guitar. And I was wondering instead of buying an amp I could connect my guitar to my pc and use an amp simulator like guitar rig 6 for example. After ...
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Artificially Extended Drum Duration?

I am watching a beginner's guide to music production using Cakewalk on Youtube. An interesting fact it points out is that adjusting a drum's note duration in the piano roll view has no effect, ...
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Is there a way to use LilyPond with Visual Studio Code?

Some time ago I found a git repository with a Lilypond's syntax extension for VSCode. I looked it up within VSCode's extension finder, and it was there as well. And this extension is really useful, ...
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Recording Yamaha Keyboard Audio on Macbook Pro

I have a Yamaha P45 whose audio I want to record on my Macbook Pro. I followed instructions from this video so to summarize: I have a 3.5mm stereo y-splitter plugged into the Yamaha P45, and two patch ...
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Multi-track midi to sheet music [closed]

I am looking for music software that has the following features. I've looked extensively online. There are many packages that can do midi -> sheet music. However, I can't tell if they can do the ...
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What factors are most important to DAW performance (in 2020)

When choosing or upgrading your PC/Mac with music recording/production in mind, in what order should CPU (speed, cores)/Memory/Disk/other be prioritised? Even in something like Garageband you might ...
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How to move the measure line to a specific note in New SmartMusic composer?

I want to move a bar line to a note so that I can loop from the point and so I don't have to write the whole section over again.
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How to record and create my own digital instrument, is there a simple way?

As a beginner in those topics, recording, home studio, and so on, I would like to record my own instrument samples -- a lever harp -- and I would like to be able to use this instrument in Cubase in ...
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Is there a format similar to MIDI that allows for hundreds of channels/instruments?

I have a soundtrack and each song has 16 channels/instruments. Nearly every song uses different instruments. For a project I'm working on, I need to have channels for every instrument used in the ...
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How to make Audacity record in loop

I know how to loop PLAY (with shift+space after defining a region), but i can't find how to record while looping the region. Precisely: I want to record multiple versions of the same vocal line in a ...
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Can Bitwig recognize pitch bend information from an .mid file?

I've been writing music in Python with the pretty_midi library. It has the ability to write notes, pitch bend, and/or control change information to a .mid file. I've had great fun with the notes in ...
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How can I slow down a YouTube video I'm trying to analyze or transcribe?

[Note] This is a "compendium" question, intended to address a general concern that arises in a variety of contexts. Please add additional answers with any techniques not yet addressed. I'm ...
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Having trouble setting up my Line-In from Amp to Interface

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 8i6. I plugged my cable from amp line out to interface line input (3). I can't remember if I plugged my instrument into to the amp or the interface, I'm not getting sound ...
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How do I represent these measures (bends and prebends) in GuitarPro?

I was reading through a book when I came across this lick. I tried to represent it in guitar pro but am finding difficulty. Can you please help me with this lick? I understand that these are grace ...
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Learn guitarpro [closed]

Can anyone suggest a good source from where I can learn guitarpro software? Books, youtube videos, etc. I have looked through youtube and google but there are a lot of bits and pieces but nothing well ...
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What is the purpose of 0-length midi notes?

I have several midi files that contain notes with 0 duration. There will be a note_on event, then the next event for the same note says note_off and the time attribute is 0. Is there a purpose to ...
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Using different dynamics for different staves of the same instrument in MuseScore

I want to use different dynamics ( p and ff for treble and bass staff respectively) in Musescore 3.4.2 but always the last one I've entered has the effect and the former gets kind of discarded. Is it ...
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What's the proper notation for holding one note of a chord while playing the other notes staccato?

I want to hold down the A key on the piano for 3 beats. During the first of these 3 beats ONLY the A key is held, but during the second and third beats, I press the C and E keys staccato on the beat. ...
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Auto correcting a slightly off pitch recording?

Suppose I have a recording of a live concert of a known band. We can assume that the concert was played using instruments that were in tune, in standard tuning. This was in the 1990s, so the concert ...
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Two tunings included with Scala: “Tau-On-Side Opposite” and “Upside Down Wedding Cake”

Scala comes with a very large collection of tunings. Many of these are mysterious to me. Specifically, I'm seeking information about these two: pyramid_down.scl 12 Upside-Down Wedding ...
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2nd opinion on voice leading program

I recently discovered @greghmerril's program for detecting common errors in traditional four-part harmony. The following rules of voice leading are checked: Vocal Range; Spacing Between Voices; ...
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What type of software works as alternative to the common workstation keyboards “styles”?

I always found it handy to have these styles (rhythms + accompaniment) that are provided by the workstation keyboards. The auto-accompaniment styles come with an INTRO, VARIATIONS (A, B, eventually C,...
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Reaper, VST, Linux

All. I'm wondering how developers have addressed what I'd think is probably a tricky aspect: if I understand correctly, Reaper is basically all about VST, but VST is strongly Windows oriented. Has ...
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Audio to midi CC

All. I'm wondering if there's a VST (for example) that would take audio as input (containing monophonic playing) and produce "midi CC" (continuous stream) as output. This output would contain pitch ...
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Real time note recognition software [closed]

Well, voice recognition takes voice input and output text. Can you take sound input and output sheet music (or midi file)? (and please don't refer me to software recommendations; just don't) Imagine ...
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Can you record several individual string instruments and put them together to sound like a real orchestra?

During these times of the pandemic, our senior school orchestra missed out on the traditional final performance before graduating on with the rest of our lives. Due to the stay-at-home order, we aren'...
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Voice recording fading on the attack

I started to record my voice but I've noticed that it is faded on the attack. Do you know how to cope with that? Here is my voice recording (starts at 00:25). https://voca.ro/5fzFZKZz08p I'm using ...
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What are some easy methods of making score typesetting software sound better?

The timbre and dynamics of sound samples used in scoring softwares (like Sibelius, notion and musescore) are not always very convincing. The build-in playback is very good at making nice music sound ...
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In-Browser software for easily creating chord sheets [closed]

Is there any in-browser web app where one can easily create chord sheets (I'm thinking of more like a graphical approach; not just ChordPro) and transpose them? I've done a bit of research now and can'...
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What's the best solution (audio quality) to giving online music classes [closed]

Because of COVID-19, I'm giving piano classes via Internet to my students. Problem is: When my student plays soft passages (in piano or pianissimo), audio either rises in volume or is clipped entirely....
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Preferred communicator for teaching music online [duplicate]

Please, bear with me if this is a wrong place to ask about this. Due to recent COVID epidemic my girlfriend has switched from teaching music in a school to teaching online. She calls students via ...
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Amp Simulation and YouTube with USB Headset

When practising I can't be too noisy, so I have to use my headphones. But I hate wires, especially wires going to my headset. Therefore I use the wireless Logitech G933 gaming headset. It has a really ...
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How can I practically check audio parameters?

Is there any way (may be program or by hand) to check audio parameters? I ask because I heard somewhere the hi-res audio websites are at certain titles fooling people to believe they bought hi-res ...
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Volume adjustment based on frequency of played note

I'm currently in the process of implementing a basic software synthesizer. I read that some frequencies are perceived as louder, even when they have the same amplitude. This relation is described by ...
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How to set up a virtual output?

I'm trying to set up a virtual output so that i can send my output from Logic Pro X (used on Macbook Pro 2018, Catalina) to someone over Team Viewer and they can hear my direct output!
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How to express a duration in bpm into a duration in division / subdivision?

I'd like to store the duration of each note into some domain classes, and then render the duration of such a stored note. For example, dealing with this melody: const textMeasures = ['rest/4 B4/16 ...
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How to reset an instrument configuration in Hydrogen?

I haven't found a way to reset an instrument configuration back to the default. I'm referring to this menu: the software manual
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Add a new guitar tuning to TuxGuitar

I want to add Open D tuning to TuxGuitar. I go to Track > Properties and then click on the wrench next to tuning. + adds another note to EADGBE. I want to add an entire tuning - DADGAD. How do I do ...
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Is it possible to modify an instrument's waveform to sound like another?

An instrument's distinctive "sound" comes from its timbre which comes from its various harmonics and these in turn affect the shape of the waveform. As such, I feel like it would be possible for ...
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How to check if the CD data is uploaded to CDDB?

So I got some pressed CDs and they had the problem with "fuzzy recognition", which is quite common. I followed this guide: http://support.gracenote.com/articles/Public_FAQ/Submit-CD-iTunes-12/?l=en_US&...
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primary sound driver and asio4all sounds different in DAW

While ASIO4ALL significantly reduces latency and improves sound quality, many people have complained that it sounds different from their primary sound driver across several DAW's: https://...
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How do I automate the timing of a sound effect to a list of exact times?

I have an effect I have to make where two sounds alternate, starting with large pauses between them, and then get faster and faster until they alternate on a sample-basis. I am using the roots of sin(...
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Is there a site, or program, that can calculate how many total notes are in a composition? [closed]

I'm new to music. It's very interesting to me how musicians can memorize so many pieces. I'm a mathematics student and naturally I'm interested in quantifying things. To keep things simple, lets say ...
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Focusrite Saffire (56 and others?) “no hardware connected” on windows 10

Spoiler: At least for my issue I found a solution, see my answer for that. Recently I got back into recording and wanted to connect my Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 to my Windows 10 machine. AFAIK the ...

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