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An experiment concerning the distinction of voices [closed]

[This question is inspired by a comment from Albrecht Hügli.] I wonder if the following experiment might be worth the effort. Imagine some kind of AI software that can perfectly generate singing ...
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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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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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How to make ASIO work with multiple programs simultaneously : how can I listen to Guitar Rig plus something else through the same interface?

I've been using Guitar Rig 4 for a year or two, and it's a fairly useful toy for a bedroom guitarist. Currently, I use a Behringer UCG102 USB interface, which has a guitar in and headphone out. When ...
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Removing human voice from songs

I have been trying so much to do this but to no avail. Some softwares like cooledit remove it to an extent but ruin other things in the music. Please suggest some good method for this.
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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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Bitwig doesn't have ties in the imported Midi file

When I create a MIDI file in Guitar Pro 6, and load it into Bitwig, everything is fine, except for the ties. For instance, I create this track on Guitar Pro: Export it as MIDI and load it onto Bitwig....
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How to play in time, for songwriters

How do songwriters make recordings that are in time? Here's what I've tried: 1) Recording with a metronome. OK, now my songs are in time, but are different (e.g. quantized/snapped to the beat ...
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How to create guitar tabs with similar notation to Japanese Band Scores?

In Japan, so called バンドスコア (Band Scores) are widely available, showing multiple parts for vocals, guitar, bass and drums. An example can be found in the image on this question or see below: As you ...
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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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Synthesized polyphonic sound completely different from the “real” one

I am making a software audio synthesizer and so far i've managed to play a single tone at once. My goal was to make it polyphonic, i.e when i press 2 keys both are active and produce sound (i'm aware ...
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In gain staging, what's the safest way to make a track audible?

I'm trying to understand gain/volume/speaker volume and how to gain stage. I understand that gain is the input signal amplitude, and have read that we should try to keep something around -18db (...
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How do I print out Boss Tone Studio livesets?

I am currently using BOSS Tone Studio for both the BOSS ME-80 guitar multi-effects pedal and the BOSS SY-300 guitar synthesizer pedal to evaluate and compare all the patches available at BOSS Tone ...
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Music software program [duplicate]

What software program should I use in order to get the values for the frequency and duration for each individual tone and pause in a given melody?
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Switching between ASIO4ALL ON/OFF without having to shut down browser

So we know that if you run ASIO4ALL while you have some other program running a sound output, ASIO4ALL shows audio output as unavailable, since it is locked for it, until you quit all the apps that ...
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How are the piano keyboard and performer fingers lit in Synthesia cover videos?

Here's one of many videos created using Synthesia music visualization software. The upper part of the screen looks like it's drawn by the software. The lower part looks like it shows a real piano and ...
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How do I change the time signature of a measure without changing the time signature of a piece in Finale?

I've been transcribing a piece in Finale and at the end of each verse there is a measure in a different time signature. How can I just change that measure without affecting the whole piece in Finale?
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How to Record Software Synthesizers?

I have worked with a couple of Linux software synthesizers like Amsynth, ZynAddSubFX, and Yoshimi and they are really capable synthesizers in terms of creating many various sounds. But, one thing I ...
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Make triplets from already written notes in Musescore

I am desperate, I don't know where else to look. I have this sheet where I need to turn 3 sixteenths into a triplet. Is there a way to select the three notes and make them into a triplet? I really ...
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Does piano tuning software actually work?

I would like to tune a piano that is in a remote place. Usually I would call a tuner but since there are none around it will just be too expensive. I found out recently that there is software that ...
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Is it possible to load and automatically play a project in Reaper?

I'm working on an art installation which features Unity, VR and Reaper. Ideally I'd like to be able to start Reaper, load a project and start it playing from the command line. I don't have much ...
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Is there any open source notation software for indian shrutis?

I would like to write down Shruti music but I wasn't able to find notation software for that. Do you know any? edit: Live Playback would be a great feature.
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Is it possible to split a recording of an ensemble into individual instrument tracks?

This question is inspired by comments to this related question: I would be surprised unless you could find a mobile app or at least some Apple/PC SW that filters out a given instrument from the ...
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What are DDS music notation files? [closed]

I've received what are supposed to be music notation files with the extension dds. I'm familiar with mus, xml, sib etc., but have never seen these. The person who wrote them is not with us anymore, ...
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Recording notes with the computer keyboard in Ableton Live

I have enabled the Computer keyboard button, the Arm Session Recording, and playing/recording at the same time, plus the Midi Editor Preview. If I press the ASD buttons, I can hear notes (as long as ...
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Shopping advice: upgrade Finale, or buy Dorico? [closed]

I'm dusting off my old notation software, and find myself in the dilemma of whether to upgrade my Finale 2012 into the 2019 version, or discard it and go for Dorico; the new hot and cool software. ...
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Software to convert between sheet music and tablature? [closed]

Is there any software available that can (semi)automatically convert between ASCII tablature (especially for guitar and drums) and sheet music? And the other way around? I realise that there's not ...
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Composition software for checking harmony mistakes [closed]

I am not very experienced in the music theory. I constantly get lots of ideas on composing choral (SATB) music and I write them, but I am unsure about their correctness. Until I will finish to learn ...
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Harmony analysis program

Is there any computer program that automatically analyzes harmony given the score? I refer specifically to roman numeral analysis and functional harmony.
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Documentation for the embedded cue point format of Traktor/Serato/Ableton/

Most DJ software these days lets you set cue points. These are typically stored somewhere in the ID3 tags (assuming you're using mp3). Unfortunately, manufacturers seem to use GEOB (an opaque datatype)...
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Import instrument libraries into GarageBand after 10.3.2?

As of version 10.3.2, 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 ...
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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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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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Guitar fretboard diagram generators

I am looking for simple ways to communicate to people note patterns on the guitar. It seems like modern technology like computer generated diagrams would be an appropriate way to accomplish that. ...
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GuitarPro Notes Displaying One Octave Too Low

I have been using the software GuitarPro, and the file I am working in has suddenly begin displaying the notes one octave too low. In short, it acts as if 8va is on, even though it isn't. Everything ...
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Why Is My Music Waveforms Exported From LMMS So High?

The height of music waveforms exported from LMMS are very high and I'm afraid it might lead to clipping or unbalanced volume when accompanied with video. The track in LMMS which is a 1-min loop was ...
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Adding 8va line (both high or low) in Sibelius 7 doesn't play back

I'm working with Sibelius 7 and even though I'm adding 8va lines at some parts of my score, when playing it back I get the same sound I should be getting if I didn't have them. Any ideas why this ...
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Are these legit FLAC music files? [closed]

I'm new to HiFi music and I'd like to experience the full potential of my new headphones. I've heard that FLAC files of ~900kpbs bitrate are the best and that their sizes are ridiculously huge, I;ve ...
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Software that allows playing in different temperaments

Do you know of any software out there that will allow me to play in different musical temperaments (e.g. Well temperament and Meantone temperament)? I'm especially interested in software that accepts ...
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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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Notation problems in ABCjs

In the below ABCjs sample: X: 1 T: Symphony No. 7 C: Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) R: Langsam (Adagio) M: 4/4 L: 1/4 K: Bm [F,^G,B,D]/z//[F,G,B,D]///[F,G,B,D]/// [F,G,B,D]/z//[F,G,B,D]///[F,G,B,D]/// !///...
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How do I notate sharps in ABC notation?

I'm trying to convert the dozenal representation of tau (=2*pi) to a series of notes. I was trying to use ABC notation, but I don't know how to indicate sharps or flats. I'd like to use a notation as ...
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Are there any simple ways to improve the sound quality of songs I made in MuseScore?

I have composed several tracks using MuseScore. I exported these as MIDIs and played them on my phone to my friend. His comment was: "It sounds like the music from an old computer game like Super ...
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MP3 ID3 very old music compatibility [closed]

So, hopefully this is the correct place to ask, though if not, forgive me. I'm reorganizing my music library and correctly updating missing and corrupted ID3 tags on my mp3s, however, I've run into ...
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Music Scanning Software [closed]

I have a question about music software, and I'm looking for a particular feature. (I put this under the software tag for software questions, if that's ok). People say that I should "describe the ...
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I am bored with a metronome, should I get a drum machine?

I'm a big fun of using a metronome while practicing, but after a while it just gets boring to hear all this solid ticking. When you play scales and stuff like that, it's ok, but when you are playing a ...
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Pedalled sounds disappear if many are played

I'm using macbook pro, logic pro x as DAW and kawai VPC1 as a midi keyboard (no external sound card). When there are a lot of sounds stacked on top of each other, some of them start disappearing. ...
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How to reference or calculate the percentage pitch change between two notes?

I'm building an arpeggiator software. So to start off I have a note for a piano sample, call it 'piano-base-note.mp3'. and I have a script to increase / decrease the pitch of an mp3 file by some ...
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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 ...