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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I have effectively no training in music theory, and have only ever produced a handful of "songs" (unpublished files on my hard drive, resulting from aimless experimentation with production software).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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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?
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Software support for roman numerals and functions

I have seen how someone used Musescore, lyrics and a special font to attach roman numerals to a score. I have also seen examples of roman numerals in Sibelius. I have no idea how that was done. I ...
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Sheet music terminology

I am writing a software for managing sheet music. Now I want to translate the software to english and need some common english words for sheet music related terms (single words prefered): a single ...
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What could be the approach for hacking closed Synths/Sequencers? [closed]

Specifically I'd like to write an application that allows pattern and track information to be uploaded to a sequencer via its USB connection. That way If I have something in a DAW I can transfer it to ...
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Sibelius playback glitch: randomly uneven volume in one score

Recently I went to continue working on an orchestral score that’s been sitting on my drive for a couple months, but when I opened it up and started playback, the volume began jumping up and down ...
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“voice-meter” software [closed]

I just joined in a choir. I am a beginner and I have some trouble singing out the right tune. For example, if the piano gives me C major do/re/mi, my tune might be slightly higher or lower (I'm ...
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Legally blind trying to learn difficult piece of music

Is there a program that will play audio where you can choose to play either treble or base separately or together?
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Recording latency is keeps changing. How can I fix this

This is more of an audio recording question but I'm looking for any help I can get. I have a shitty setup, audacity and snowball microphone, but they haven't had this problem anytime since I've used ...
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Musicnotes importing PDF files

Am I right in thinking one can't import PDF files from cloud sites like iCloud into Musicnotes?
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Do I need a lot of money to make music?

I am just a little kid who really likes music. I have been producing EDM House and Dubstep for about 6 months. I use a free software called LMMS with my Dad's laptop and no MIDI keyboard. I also use ...
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Using computers live

I play guitar with a friend (he plays bass and sings). We work away from home, so can't carry about a lot of gear and generally live out of hotels. When I practice I use a jack to usb cable direct ...
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Is there any way to identify and recognize chords in scores using Muse, Finale, Sibelius?

Is there any way to identify and recognize chords in scores using Muse, Finale, Sibelius and other software. Want to select chord in piano score and get a chord definition, its name like Am6-7 or C#...
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Transfer MIDI input to system audio output/input

I'm not a music professional, and I just need enlightments about something I haven't found even after almost an hour of research over the web, google and stack exchange included. I have any ...
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Unwanted silence in LMMS

There's a pause at the end of a segment of music, in the piano roll, in LMMS. How do I get rid of that pause? Do I use a loop point? If so, how do I set a loop point? Thank you. Editor's note: LMMS ...
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Programme for box chord charts [closed]

I'm using Guitar Pro and Word for writing scores and tabs for my lessons, however does anyone know of a programme that is specifically used for box chords? I've saved a picture of an empty box chord ...
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Is there a program to apply played MIDI velocity to preexisting notes?

I have a song that has some complex notes in it that are difficult to play. I have the sheet music written out as a MIDI sequence. Now I need to apply velocity to the notes. Is there a program that ...
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Setting up a music enviroment in Linux [closed]

I am an amateur arranger and composer. I have been working with Windows, Finale and Garritan instruments for some years. However, I am also a physicist, so I decided to move to Linux (basically for ...
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How to convert a conventional piano or a violin score to the guitar tabulature using Musescore, Finale, Tuxguitar, Sibelius, Guitarpro softwares?

How to convert a conventional piano or a violin score to the guitar tabulature using Musescore, Finale, Tuxguitar, Sibelius, GuitarPro softwares? Is it possible and how it will handle multiple note ...
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Can't access instrument view in Arturia Analog Lab 2

I bought an Arturia KeyLab 61 hybrid synthesizer which was supplied with Analog Lab 2. I have an issue here: I can't access an instrument view. Here is like it's supposed be: And here's a screenshot ...
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Find all and replace function in Sibelius

How can I do this operation? I have an issue here: I exported MusicXML file from Guitar Pro 6, opened it in Sibelius and I saw a tab word on the end of every bar It will take too long to remove them ...
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What is the name for this kind of chord chart?

I'm looking for information about a particular style of notation for representing the chord progression in a song. I've heard musicians just call it a "chord chart". But when I search, "chord chart" ...
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How can I recognize a rhythmic figure by pressing any key on keyboard

Have you got any suggestions about software that can recognize a rhythmic figure after I tapped it on a keyboard? If Logic Pro X can do it, that would be PERFECT. I mean after I tapped on spacebar or ...
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Enhancing a frequency band with Audacity

I have an aiff file that's got a mixture of spoken word and music on it. I've isolated the frequency of the voice I want to enhance in the recording. What tool within audacity would I use to bring ...
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How to make the sound move from one channel to the other?

I need to figure out how to make a sound go from the right channel to the left channel (and vice versa) while recording. This effect is typically noticeable when the listener is wearing headphones. An ...
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Software to edit MIDI played by Roland Keyboard [duplicate]

I purchased a Roland BK-3 keyboard. It can connect to computer through USB and is MIDI2 compatible. I'm looking for a software that does following jobs: Edit MIDI generated by my keyboard Print note ...
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What software can change guitar backing track one-half step lower?

What software can change guitar backing track one-half step lower? Many guitar songs are in E and A flat key and backing tracks are in pure E and A respectively, you know. It sounds obviously ...
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Reference frequency computation procedure explanations

I develop a web tool to detect Harmonic Key on a < audio >/< video > node on a web page. I found over wikipedia, the "Harmonic Pitch Class Profiles". It's a procedure to extract the harmonic ...