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Getting MIDI timecode/clock from MIXXX beat detection

Does anyone on here know if mixxx can somehow generate MIDI timecode/clock information for jack from its detected beat of the current playback. As applications like ardour, qtraktor, seq24 and other ...
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Music play along score animation software [closed]

I've been looking for a software that lets me animate a score for playing along in the classroom. The thing that comes closest to what I am looking for is Mario Paint Composer. The problem with it ...
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How to use a MIDI keyboard on a laptop?

So I recently found a Suzuki SPW-49 MIDI keyboard in my home and want to play it. I know a computer is needed to play any sounds using the keyboard, but every time I seem to plug it into my computer ...
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Polyphone instrument looping

I'm trying to loop an instrument in Polyphone. I've got the sample looping fine, but the instrument seems to completely ignore the looping settings I've set for the instrument. All guides I have read ...
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Software newbie needs help with sound libraries

I am a complete newbie with home recording so I need to understand a couple of things. I want to record my guitar using software such as GarageBand or Logic Pro. One way to do it is to directly ...
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Can I get audio output from 2 DAW or music VST simultaneously with 1 keyboard input?

I have opened 2 music applications in my desktop: a MIDI music studio without support for VST mode (of course if it was supported I can easily run it from FL Studio!) a DAW, FL Studio Can I use a ...
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After Apple nerfed GarageBand (10.3.2), how do you add or import other instrument libraries?

I noticed that GarageBand appears to have lost the ability to import other instruments or libraries. Is there a way to import third party instruments into GarageBand in 10.3? Along those lines, ...
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Is converting audio to MIDI or sheet music difficult (for pro musicians or software)?

I watched this Youtube video about converting audio to MIDI, and the comments mostly point out that it's a scam or hoax. Is it really difficult for software to convert audio to MIDI, and if so why? ...
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Can I produce music with code and without instruments?

I'm so curious about music, and I also tried to learn to play some instruments, but due to some personal reasons I can't continue with it. Now I'm a software developer, which is my passion, but my ...
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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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How to use spectrum analyser to find problem frequencies [closed]

I would like be able to identify problems in a mix by looking at the spectrum analyser, now I realize that mixing is done with the ears, not the eyes but I mix in a room with bad acoustics so I cannot ...
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Does Roland V-Drums Tutor work with other e-drums kits with midi output (ex. Millenium)

I have a Millenium 150-E drums kit and I need a software for learning drums. Preferably with instant feedback on the note played, timing, etc. I found the Roland V-Drums Tutor software but this was ...
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How to read and write music scores if I am a blind musician?

I am a fully blind person, now beginning to learn violin with Western classics. I am presently preparing for Trinity grade 3 practical. I am just looking for a sheet music reader and writer software ...
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How to get time labels of silence periods in a file

Can someone advise a way how to automatically (with a script) get a list of time labels for periods of silence in an audio file? Such a list can be obtained with the help of Audacity, but it seems ...
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Free software to analyse voice pitch [closed]

I'd like to analyse recordings to see when and how much out of tune I sing, in order to practice my singing. I'm aware of expensive solutions such as Melodyne, but is there any free way to do that?
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Can I use USB foot controller for tablet or maybe you know a better idea? [closed]

can I use this with Android tablet via USB https://www.thomann.de/gb/keith_mcmillen_12_step.htm or do anyone know any Bluetooth foot switch with about 7-12 pedals? I'm planing to use it with ...
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What free music production programs allow the user to specify frequencies? [closed]

What free programs allow the user to work with specific frequencies, resulting in, i.e., a range of "pseudo-notes" between C and C#? A quick summary of how to use this feature or a link would also be ...
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How to generate the tone of a specific waveform?

Most synthesizers can generate the common standard types of waveforms, such as sine, triangle, square, sawtooth, pulse, noise, etc. And these can be used to create various types of timbre in a ...
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How do I play a MIDI file into a MIDI channel?

So I've got a MIDI file of some melody I composed, and a software synthesizer I want to play it through, called ZynAddSubFX running on Debian Linux. The problem is, it only accepts inputs through MIDI ...
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Repeated legato notes too quiet in Sibelius using EastWest Hollywood Orchestra libraries

I’m trying out EastWest/Quantum Leap’s Hollywood Orchestra series for the first time, specifically the Strings, Brass and Woodwinds libraries (all Gold). I use them in Sibelius using these sound set ...
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How can I make a clean overdrive effect?

I have a Fender Amp Mustang III. I'm using Fender FUSE which is a software that lets you change the amp settings and add pedals. If any of you could help find this clean overdrive I'd highly ...
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Playing my guitar melody on other instruments digitally? [closed]

I come up with a melody on guitar and I find myself adding stuff to it everyday and I want to add to it a “Orchestra” feel like playing the melody on other instruments digitally, because I only play ...
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Program or app to practice “Copy-Playing” [closed]

Is there any program or app to practice ear training with "Copy-Playing" (guitar is my instrument)? I means basically a phrase is played, and you have to repeat it on your instrument. I read about it ...
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Can Someone Walk Me Through How to Playback Midi files from 3.5 disk on Casio Celviano AL-100 R

I have the above captioned digital piano. I would like to play back midi files from the computer on the piano. How do I do this?
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Is there any app for recognizing classical music? [closed]

Often I hear lovely classical music pieces that I'm unable to identify and that I would like to know. Shazam fails miserably 90% of the times and I'd like to know if there's any reliable similar app ...
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Subconscious Plagiarization in Music Production

I have effectively no training in music theory, and have only ever produced a handful of "songs" (unpublished files on my hard drive, resulting from aimless experimentation with production software). ...
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How to insert tuplets in module tracker software

I've used music trackers in the past, specially ModPlug Tracker (now called OpenMPT), and I never knew how to insert tuplets. In the image above (from Wikipedia), you can see the characteristic ...
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Music programming question for feature extraction and visualization [closed]

I am relatively new in music programming and I am looking for suggestions on what tools/programming languages to use regarding the following scenarios about feature extraction and visualization: ...
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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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Training set for automatic transcription of singing [closed]

I'm making an automatic music transcription system for singing so that you can convert your voice to midi. To train the system, I need WAVs of singing that are perfectly synched to midi files. Does ...
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Why is automatic key detection hard?

From what I understand, it is difficult for automatic algorithms to figure out the key of a recorded piece of music. For example, in one review of a range of professional "DJ" software that had a key ...
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Recording the parameters of a mix

Is there any DJ software available that allows you to record the parameters of a mix -- the offset and speed of the audio inputs, the levels of the left and right channels, the position of the ...
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Did people use DAWs or Trackers first in the 90s?

I wanted to know what the average home user was using for computer based music production back in the day. I was under the impression that mainly trackers were used in the early 90s to create MODs and ...
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Autotune a video [closed]

I'd like to create a YouTube video similar to this. I know I could purchase Melodyne and autotune vocals for a speaker, but do I just have to go in and edit the video ...
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Which octave learning can be postponed by beginner while eartraining from 7 octave computer software for piano?

If a beginner wants to ear train absolute pitch of piano from computer software which is showing 7 octaves, which octaves can he can omit at beginning ? 7th ,6th octave or 1st ,2nd octave? Or should ...
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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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Musical that requires changing the keyboard MIDI sounds quickly [closed]

Within the score for our school production the keyboard part has to change voice every other page and there isn't time to change the voice manually. Rather than having 6 different keyboards in the ...
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Emulating human performance in orchestral software

I recently bought Garritan Personal Orchestra and find it a great tool to get professional-sounding orchestral renders of my scores. However, I feel a certain lack of "human" playing in it, i.e., ...
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Condensing orchestral scores

In the image below is an example of a full orchestral score being "condensed". As far I know this only occurs in hand engraved music, and I was wondering if it could be replicated with software? To my ...
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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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Program for ear training that plays song associated with the interval [closed]

I remember that I have once used a program (or an app) for interval ear training that asked you for intervals, and if you did it wrong played an associated song (the melody) beginning with this ...
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Using 3 or more keyboards in Mainstage 3

I'm trying to use Mainstage to create a MIDI-based band at the school that I teach at. I've connected 3 keyboards and assigned them to different patches. Two of the keyboards are the exact same brand ...
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music production software that is good in writing notes [closed]

gi. I use sonar and Cubase for music production. both of them are good and have great tools but their note editing tools are so rudimentary and very hard to work with. as I searched in internet almost ...
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Reason 5: A note gets dampened so much that I cannot hear it, when another sound is playing

I am learning to make music in Reason 5. There is a sound/note being played which sounds good on its own, but when there is another sound (a bassy sound in this case) playing at the same time, the ...
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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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Crackling on audio file in CD player but not computer?

I wrote a composition and put it into Logic Pro X. I then wanted to burn it to a CD. I bounced it and the resulting file played smoothly on my computer. I imported it into iTunes and burned it to a CD ...
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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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How to simplify a midi file similar to the same limitations of a player piano

Please bear with me because I'm very new with working with music. I've been searching for a really long time and reading the manuals of various software I've download and have not been able to figure ...
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How can I produce audio files for my choir to practice with from my Encore source?

I use Encore (from Passport Software) to create sheet music. Members of my choir would like to be able to practice against audio files in various configurations (a mix with everything but their part, ...
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Multitrack Studio how to loop a section

I have multitrack Studio Standard. How to I replay a section of the tracks over and over for practice?