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Looping software for recording [closed]

There is recording hardware that consistently loops while the musician successively records new tracks. For example, first, the musician records the drum, the machine then repeats the recording ...
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Does converting MIDI files to MP3 files require creativity?

MIDI files record which keys are pressed when, how hard and for how long. Given a sufficiently detailed physics model of the instrument, it should be possible to simulate it in silico (at least in ...
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Can I get a sense of how good Logic Pro is at MIDI -> MP3 conversion without installing MacOS? [closed]

I'm interested in converting MIDIs to MP3s. I've heard that Logic Pro is pretty good at this, but installing Logic Pro and MacOS is quite a hassle for me (I use Linux) Are there web sites that let you ...
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Ritardando in the score [closed]

How do I write Ritardando (rit.) in a score, so that it will also affect the midi playback? I can write rit. as a text marking, but it won't be heard it in the midi playback.
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Treble Clef with optional 8 va bassa?

What is a treble clef with 8 in parentheses used for? My software (MuseScore 3.x) ignores it (as if it were a treble without any 8). What is the point of this clef? Is it for transposing instruments? ...
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How to import sf2 file to keyboard? [closed]

How to do so?? I have searched, but couldn't find any relevant information
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How to add quadruplets in Tuxguitar?

I am trying to add quadruplet notes in Tuxguitar, and while the sidebar has a button that adds triplets, quintuplets, etc., it doesn't seem to have the option to add quadruplets. Is it possible to add ...
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Installing lilypond on Big Sur

Has anyone here installed lilypond on Big Sur (Mac)? The .dmg file and brew install --cask lilypond both informed me that the distributed version of lilypond only work with macOS versions up to Mojave....
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Stem direction on voices in Guitar Pro 7

How do I keep the stem direction same on each different Voice on Guitar Pro 7, GP7? I have used GP7 moderately. I feel there is a setting to lock stem direction on each Voice. When I input notes on ...
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Can software render music as well as a skilled human with a physical instrument and a microphone?

From a comment on Hacker News: [...] physical playing has been replaced by software quite a while ago. [...] almost nobody can distinguish a computer rendering from the real thing on a recording. ...
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Is there a way of actually opening hairpins in LilyPond?

I need this for an Ossia staff that only appears for a single bar, like this: The real hairpin starts before that bar (like the 2nd one), but spanning the hairpin where the lower one starts doesn't ...
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How can I omit breaks and page breaks in LilyPond?

I'm creating score and parts from a single file with various \book blocks, and my instrument parts have some \break and \pageBreak commands, but I want my score to omit those breaks. I thought that ...
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Is there a better way of working on a score in real-time collaboration?

I've struggled with this topic for a long time since I edit scores with some friends at the same time, and came with some workarounds, but none of them seems that efficient for the workflow. I mainly ...
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In Sibelius ManuScript language example, why will the Run method not run?

I am learning to write Sibelius plug-ins by working my way through the ManuScript Language Reference (see File > Plug-ins > ManuScript Language Reference). Unlike other scripting languages I use ...
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Is there any software to convert carnatic vocal/instrumental music to swaras notation i.e., written musical notation? [closed]

I want to convert vocal music rendition into carnatic musical notations ( sa re g ma pa ..). I tried searching for such tools but there are only softwares for western music, where they convert ...
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Balanced Mono Output through Software on Stereo Jack Output

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20. The USB interface has 4 balanced mono outputs and 2 unbalanced stereo headphone outputs. I want to output a mono balanced signal on the unbalanced stereo headphone ...
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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 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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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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