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PhotoScore and AudioScore is grayed out.

I've installed trial version of Sibelius software for OS X in order to transcribe some audio tracks. However when I'm on Import tab (in Quick Start), PhotoScore and AudioScore are disabled, so I can'...
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“Adaptive band” type software to accompany solo practice and jam sessions

I'm not 100% if this is the right place to post the question. It's connected primarily with music, so I feel like it's OK, but... well... In case it isn't, please direct me to a better suited location ...
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Music notations of sounds, from harmonica?

I have these 2 audio files. They are the sounds of harmonica, from my favourite song, which I like best. The samples are: Sample 1 Sample 2 To create a music sheet for the sounds of harmonica, I ...
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Does mac os add 20 ms latency to midi?

I am exploring midi performance on OS X My test rig is a puredata patch that sends a note on on a midi interface, then measure the time it took to come back on another one. I tried different ...
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Easy Way to Generate Chromatic Pitch Shifts for Many Audio Samples

I have a couple of audio samples (mp3, whatever, the format doesn't matter too much) that I'm trying to pitch shift chromatically while retaining the length of the sample. There's a super easy way to ...
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vocal software for singing in tune

I have problem with singing in tune. I'm looking for a software that could recognize live when I'm out of tune and show me how far I am from the right note. I have two questions: Has anyone used a ...
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Inputting note durations in real time in a music notation program [closed]

I have been writing music using MuseScore recently, but I have found that many times it is really hard to hear the note duration (like a dotted quarter note ... not the note value: A#) from listening ...
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How to clean up, shrink, or move Reaper undo files?

I've been using Reaper (v5.15, recently upgrade from v4.75) for a while and up to now have found it amazing - but now I'm not so sure. I've accumulated 12 Gigs of background files for tracks I have ...
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Finale: How can I enter triads using only the keyboard with Speedy Entry?

I've got a copy of Finale SongWriter 2014 and I'm wondering if it's possible to enter chords (in my specific case, triads) using only the keyboard. The Speedy Entry keyboard makes notating things go ...
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Phantom Power supply or usb audio interface?

I recently just purchased a new condenser microphone . I wasn't sure if I should just buy the Nady SMPS 1 channel power supply or just save up and just get a usb audio interface ?
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Explain relation between EWQL,Vienna Symphonic Library and FL Studio [closed]

I'm a noob at music software conventions , So can someone tell me what are East west QL , FL Studio and vienna symphonic library. And how are they different and related? I saw somebody using FL studio ...
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Inversions of Pitch Class set prime numbers

The questions are about Pitch Class sets from this website: http://solomonsmusic.net/pcsets.htm Considering this page, i am still taking a long time to check the pitch class set inversions if they ...
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Free software to create a score from scratch

What open source softwares are available for creating a music score? I have Logic X but I don't think it's geared well for that kind of thing.
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Fixing delay and blurred together notes with Kontakt horns and strings

My current setup for composing is Ableton Live 9 and Kontakt 5. I am facing a problem with Session Strings and Symphony Brass with delayed notes and blurred together notes. The delayed notes are not ...
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Writing sheet music on your smartphone

This is my first question so sorry if its a poor one for this style of forum. I regularly write and sight-read standard notation but there are plenty of times im caught without pen and paper or a ...
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What music notation software allows you to code the notation?

I saw a recent notation software product that seemed to offer a novel and concise way to code your music notation. I can't find it so I'm reaching out for your help.
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What determines compatibility between DJ controller hardware and software?

I'm looking to purchase an all-in-one DJ controller, as I can't afford a modular DJ setup. I've had some practice with Serato in a classroom environment, where we used Technics (vinyl) connected via ...
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Where can I find machine-readable music scores?

I'm making a program that creates music. How it does this is by taking a lot of different classical piano pieces to try to learn the general structure of a piece. I have made the program, but there is ...
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How can I convert a Standard MIDI File from Type 1 to Type 0?

Is there a way to convert a Standard MIDI File (SMF) from Type 1 to Type 0? Obviously, some advanced features might be lost, but that's okay. I imagine there might be a software program which does ...
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Fruityloops not playing certain notes

I'm new to Fruityloops and sound editing software in general and I wanted to learn more about it. I wanted to recreate a song I like and learn from that process. Sadly I'm already encountering ...
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How to fix LMMS not loading VSTs?

LMMS is basically an OpenSource alternative to FL Studio, and I'm using it on Arch Linux. I tried loading the synth1 VST as described here (and also some other VSTs), but lmms then seems to get stuck ...
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How does one produce a drumline using software?

I have read several threads (see, e.g. Why might one want to record a drum accompaniment electronically without using regular or electronic drumheads and cymbals to drum on?) about creating a drumline ...
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Does anyone know of a solid method of converting midi to MP3 through VSTs with presets?

This might be a bit outside of the practice and theory group but I'll give it a shot. I have a need to take some internally-generated MIDI files and convert them to MP3 or WAV, but would prefer to ...
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windows 8 microphone port monitor lag

I'm trying to record my bass through the microphone slot in my PC (via headphone amp output plugged into PC mic input) I set my pc speakers to listen to the mic slot so i can hear what I'm doing. ...
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Is this pseudoCode for composing a medieval song accurate/adequate?

I've created some pseudocode for some software that is supposed to compose music independently, given a specific musical time period. This particular algorithm is supposed to create a medieval song, ...
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Is there a way to change the volume of sound or turn off sound completely in TuxGuitar?

In the guitar tabulature software TuxGuitar 1.2, is there a way to completely turn off sound or to adjust the loudness at which playback is done?
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Is it possible to have a note that is both dotted and a triplet?

Basically, I am coding a C# function that returns a number of milliseconds depending on the given note. I was wondering if it's possible to have a note that is both dotted and a triplet, it would be ...
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Audio recording software for Chromebook laptop? [closed]

I see I can buy a Google Chromebook laptop (11.6" screen) for around £120 (GBP) which has a fast SSD drive, if only 16GB. But the operating system is Google Chrome OS, which I believe is a proprietary ...
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Where is a good place to store online music which can be accessible by html and javascript?

I asked a similar question in the stack overflow area. I got no response, but was hoping maybe here other musicians may have had similar problems and may have found a solution. I am presently ...
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Can Audacity only delete the stuff I just recorded with backspace instead of all the audio?

Here's the process I go through: I start recording I mess up I stop recording I press backspace But backspace deletes all the audio I've recorded in the project - easily undone - but still very ...
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Easiest way to turn permutations into Sibelius notation

Total dummy (non-programmer) question here. There are permutations like these, for example: (n=9, r=2) {1,2} {1,3} {1,4} {1,5} {1,6} {1,7} {1,8} {1,9} {2,1} {2,3} {2,4} {2,5} {2,6} {2,7} {2,8} {2,9}...
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Looking for software to combine notation and recorded loops

Looking for some guidance about pieces of software to help w/ my compositions. I've been composing music for a while using Sibelius (and Finale at times) to scribe out parts, but recently I've been ...
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Music Creation Software for Midi and Yamaha Synth

I have a 15 yr old Yamaha Synth and my son is interested in creating Electronic Dance Music. He has a Mac and a USB midi cord to interface with the keyboard. I am looking for some Mac music making ...
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How can I create custom drum beats in GarageBand?

GarageBand's main solution for adding drums and rhythm to songs appears to be through pre-made drum loops and the new session drummers. I desire more customizability with the beats I add to my songs. ...
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What is filter automation?

I know what the effect of a filter on the sound of a synthesizer is, but I don't get wat the difference is between using a filter and filter automation.
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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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Software to analyze tempo over time of a record

I am searching for a tool to analyze the tempo of a recording of my drum sessions. I found a lot of tools online that would tell me the BPM of the record (which is an average value for live records). ...
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8 quarter notes in 4/4 time?! And how do I insert this into Guitar Pro?

Look at the below graphic and please tell me how is this possible. This is supposed to be in 4/4 time but it has 7 quarter notes??! (and an 8th note as well as a "8th note rest" - not sure if thats ...
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Making Guitar Rig 5, Spotify and Guitar Pro 6 be routed to my headphones

I'm a electric guitar player and I like to Jam along to tunes. My current setup is my guitar, plugged into my ME-25, which is hooked up to my computer (Windows 7) with a USB cable, using ASIO4ALL v2 ...
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Is there any software to program accompaniment quickly without electronic keyboard?

Is there any software where I can select a style and mention the chord names to be played? I used to do it with my yamaha keyboard where I could select a nice style and create chord progressions but ...
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How can I improve my piano recording?

I recorded my self playing piano. I've been reading a lot about the subject and I know I can improve the quality of my recording by applying some filter like compression. Are there other filters that ...
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Tuxguitar - entering verses

Is there a way to widen the measures in Tuxguitar, so that the words in my song verses don't get cut off or scrunched up?
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Automatically create choir rehersal files from midi files

I repeatedly create rehearsal files for my choir from midi files, meaning I download a midi file of the song (or create it myself), import it into a sequencer, and then bounce different audio files, ...
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JACK JackRouter (and then?)

I'm using Jack 1.9.10. I want to record system sound into Ableton, and don't want to plug a cable from line out to line in. I start PortAudio, I turn on JACK Audio Connection Kit, it is already ...
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Why does software-synthesized MIDI music sound so bad?

It seems like converting MIDI into sound should be simple enough: record all possible notes, and then just superimpose the individual sounds according to the MIDI data (offsets, duration and volume), ...
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How to input quarter tones in Garageband

How can one play an instrument in Garageband but with quarter tones instead of the usual ones? On my keyboard I can change the scale and it works, but this is not recognized by Garageband and it ...
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Using ASIO with VST Host and Windows Sounds at the same time

First of all, I know there's related posts: How to make ASIO work with multiple programs simultaneously : how can I listen to Guitar Rig plus something else through the same interface? But they don't ...
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Software to analyse music for playability

Is there any software that can analyse instrumental parts for playability? I want to compose orchestral music, I know the ranges of the individual instruments, but do not know if what I compose is ...
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newbie trying to decide between cubase pro and cubase artist edition [closed]

I can't decide between cubase pro and cubase artist. The artist version is cheaper but I don't mind getting the ultimate package if it means faster learning and composing. I only have a computer and ...
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Replacing words in the vocals of a recorded song

I am a middle school teacher and we are trying to play the song Roar by Katy Perry at our pretest pep rally. I was wondering if there is any way I can edit the song lyrics to say lion instead of tiger,...