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Sound is a mechanical wave that is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through some medium (like air or water), composed of frequencies which are within the range of hearing.

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Is asio4all compatible with bluetooth headsets? [closed]

My question is simple. Is asio4all compatible with bluetooth headsets? If it's yes, can somebody give me an information about what kind of bluetooth headset I should use? I use Ableton Live 10 intro.
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Buzz problem in Ibanez RG350dxz

I was cleaning up my guitar and removed my edge ii tremelo bridge and the springs holding it along with the stud screws holding the blade. But now when I reconnected everything, there is no sound ...
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Is the pitch-producing mechanism for singing and humming the same or entirely different?

The sound-producing mechanisms in string instruments and the flute are entirely different. Are the pitch-producing mechanisms used while singing a song and humming a song (humming with closed lips and ...
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What combination of features should I look for an electric guitar to be as flexible as I can?

I am an amateur guitar player for some time, and I have owned a couple of electric guitars. Now, I am looking to buy a new one. I mostly play metal (Lamb of God, Godsmack, Metallica, Megadeth etc.), ...
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Do sounds from different musical instrument merge together into one wave? [closed]

I am trying to understand what happens when two or multiple sound waves meet up or clash into one and another. An example: Lets say I play middle C on the piano and a C an octave higher on the guitar ...
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How do multiple sound waves interact physically to create music?

What happens on a physical level when many notes/sound waves interact with each other at the same time? (For example, a big chord on the piano with all of its harmonics/overtones clashing together.) ...
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Can a guitar pickup be eq'd to imitate a different wiring from its own?

For example can a parrell humbucker be eq'd to sound like a single coil? Or even can it be eq'd to the other possible wiring's, series etc.
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Why does Metal sound so muddy? [closed]

I've been a metal-music addict since my early teens. But in the last few years I've listenend to more and more Rap/Trap and so on. And I've bought myself some really really expensive headphones to ...
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How come you can hear individual notes but not overtones?

In my understanding, all sounds are technically made from a combination of sine waves together that form a timbre, and as such any sound can be represented as a combination of sine waves. Let's take ...
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Do I need an audio interface to play only voice/keyboard?

I have a CASIO CTK-6200 and I've been testing its line outputs. Used a cable and connected to my mobo (Gigabyte 990XA UD3). The quality of audio is pretty decent. I'm going to buy a mic now, and since ...
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Types of tools to automate “tape-like” audio manipulation [closed]

[To anyone who recognizes the following setup as shamelessly derived from musique concrète and Cage's music: apologies for the gross simplifications] Setup: I have a project in which I need to ...
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What is the purpose of phase invert?

On many sound cards and mixers there is a button "Phase invert". What is its purpose? When should we use it?
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Cents vs semi-tones on guitar

I was wondering, since we can tune our guitars by cents we can make them sound anywhere close to the note we need. So we can have open A be not 440 but 448 for instance. What restrictions are there ...
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Are theremin's pitch hand positions unique?

I don't know much about theremins, and wondered about this: given a constant volume, I would like to know if I can produce the same note with different hand positions or if all notes have a specific/...
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Is there a color representation of music? [duplicate]

I was wondering, is there a color representation of music? If someone ever tried to represent frequencies with colors could the whole music piece be represented by color somehow? What do Beethoven's ...
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Why can't drums produce melody?

A note is a vibration at a certain frequency. A drum produces a tone with a certain pitch much like a string percussed with a mallet. Why is a drum unfit for playing a melody while a string inside a ...
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Problem with my new Gibson Les Paul Classic 2015

I'm italian so there may be some grammatical errors.. basically my guitar sounds really "sharp" when I play the first two strings (E, B). By "sharp" I don't mean the tune of the guitar, the tune is ...
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Live AR in music performance

What does it mean by Live AR in music performance? Sometimes, they also put it as Live AR mic open in the setlist/cue sheet of the live music performance/concert.
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Decay vs Sustain on synths

Could you explain to me the difference between "decay" and "sustain" on synths? I'm using the Korg Kronos 2 and the synth engines have both sustain and decay and they seem to be doing the same thing ...
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Can you listen to your computer's sound with a soundcard

I would like to buy a Lexicon Alpha Studio, but I wanted to make sure that I can listen to my computers sound through it (it seems logical to me). Because my computer's jack plug is broken and my ...
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Cause of G string on Ibanez JEM sounding dead?

My Ibanez JEM with floyd rose tremolo, this exact guitar: , has a problem with the G string. The open string sounds out more or less properly (though it tends to go 'harmonic', which seems like it's ...
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Whats that sound my amp makes? [duplicate]

i have an electric guitar (Fender Stratocaster classic series 50's mexican) and a Fender Champion 40 amp. Everytime i put my amp on and turn up the volume it makes a really buzzy sound. I figuered out ...
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Messiaen Prelude Colors

According to wikipedia, each of Messiaen's 8 preludes is associated with various colors. 1 La colombe (The dove) Orange, with violet veins. 2 Chant d'extase dans un paysage triste (Song of ...
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What cello technique used in titles of “The Night Of”

At the beginning of the title sequence of "The Night Of" the double bass is clearly plucked, but I'm not entirely sure about the higher cello part? Is it simply a (very) dry staccato? There's just so ...
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What makes some instruments louder than others?

Main question: are longer pianos actually louder? Context: When a musician plays on an acoustic instrument, I expect that the loudness produced corresponds to raw energy (as measured in Joules or ...
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How did baroque music sound at the time?

Historical context Let's for example consider Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (click here to enjoy). It was composed at the very beginning of the 18th century in Germany. At that time: ...
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Note combination doesn't sound right on my digital piano

So I have a digital piano Thomann DP-26, but I have problems with a piece. The song sounds overhaul good, but the notes I marked sound really off to me. I don't know why, in the midi tutorial and in ...
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How to replicate Nils Frahm's “Says” synthesizer sound (using Zebra 2)

Firstly, please note that I'm a complete newbie to handling synthesizers so I'm not familiar to a lot of principles. I want to replicate the synthesizer sound of Nils Frahm's "Says" track, and, if ...
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This monitor speaker have problem?

I bought one monitor speaker (Behringer Truth B1030A) but I think this device has a problem. I play a music but this speaker does not play some sounds. I play this music by (Boss BR 600). Source ...
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Are acoustic pianos too loud?

I find acoustic upright pianos quite loud and unbearable. This is also because my recently developed hyperacusis but I think I always found it so when I was even much younger; I would use the silent ...
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Bell like tone on my octave mandolin

While playing chords on my octave manolin, I'm hearing a strange bell-like almost harmonic sound mixed in with the note.
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Recording Sound Through Casio Keyboard Using Audacity

My Casio WK-110 has four ports... a USB port (used for MIDI recording), a sustain port (used for sustain pedals), a power port, and a phones/output jack. I would like to record the SOUND of my ...
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Name of an intentionally sharp, bright “bling” or “pring” sound on guitar?

For example at 3:31 in this video: And at 0:48 in this video: I want to know how to do that but I can't look it up because I don't ...
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Audio Synthesis algorithms

I am little more than a starter in Sound synthesis using oscillators and others. I have reaktor 6 as a modular environment. I wanted to get nice algorightms from where i can get deeply started off. I ...
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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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If I Was To Cut a hole where a pic guard would be would it cause problems with the sound of the guitar?

If I was to cut a hole in my electric guitar where a pickguard would be, would it cause problems with the sound of the guitar? I want to create a steampunk guitar with working clockwork on the right ...
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In what order should I put my guitar pedals?

I was wondering in which order I should put my pedals to get the most out of each one. I have an overdrive, a fuzz, a delay and two boost pedals. Assuming they will all get in one single circuit, Is ...
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Any bed sheets thick enough to be used as sound proofing?

I am curious of anyone has any alternative ideas to standard/typical sound proofing. Currently I do not feel like constructing anything elaborate and I really can't do to much were I live. Noise isn't ...
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What Instruments could have been used to make this 'seashell'-sound? [closed]

During this Youtube-Video, the red crab hits the seashells to make an interesting sound. I'd like to reproduce this. How could I do it?
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Effects and mixing

Does an effect added to one instrument effect other instruments in a mix if each instrument is on its own track? For example: We apply/add reverb to an electric guitar on its track, will then the dry ...
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Two equal E notes on guitar

I was having a thought at why does E on 1st open string and E on the 2nd string, 5th fret have a different timbre or colour if you like? While them both being a single E in one octave while ...
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File format with track layers

I often download different available multitracks to songs to see the way the tracks of the song sound separately. I was wondering if there is a file format that is an undrendered audio format with ...
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Difference between sounding of pianos [closed]

I am unsure if it can be answered but what is the difference between the piano sounding types. For instance: mellow, soft, upright, jazz, bright, studio, ambient, dark, compound, doubled, airy, hollow,...
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Why do I hear keys that I didn't press on the piano?

When I press C2 on my piano, I hear E4 and G4. When I press B3, D4, F4 and A♭4, I hear G2. I don't know why this is. It's like the soundwaves lead somehow to the major-quintachord C-E-G and to the ...
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How to reduce noise in a mixing console

I've got a mixer going into a loop station, but my loops have a lot of 'hiss' in them. I have tried various ways of balancing the gain vs the faders, but it hasn't helped. For what it's worth, it's a ...
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Pickups with Acoustic Instruments

I've been told when playing live not to mic an acoustic instrument because of the feedback you can get, and that using pickups would be a better way to amplify the sound of an acoustic instrument. So ...
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Positioning the sound in 3D using VST plugins

I've listened to a lot of stereo music that when listened to through good headphones sounds quadrophonic. For instance Pink Floyd's The wall seems so 3D even in stereo. How to place my instruments ...
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My guitar has a problem - no signal to the amp. How can I fix it?

I just started having this problem. I have 2 guitars (a BC Rich Warlock and a Squier Strat), and only one of them (Strat) is working on my amp. Like the title says, I know for a fact that the amp and ...
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Is 14 year old phase22 soundcard better then PC default soundcard?

14 years ago I bought a Phonic AM220 Mixer together with a Rode NT1-A microphone and phase 22 soundcard (SOrry I cant add more then 2 links..) I used to connect the mixer with the soundcard through a ...
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How do I get my flute to sound clean?

I'm a beginning flute player. When I play, I often- but not always- have a "shh" sound along with it. I noticed that it usually starts out pretty quiet when I start practicing, but after I play for ...