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How do you convert a major song to a minor and vice versa?

You can easily change the key of a song by transposing it. Going from major to minor is a bit more difficult, although there are pieces of software that can do it. You would need to lower every ...
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Repair a file using Audacity?

It was recorded too loud and is clipping heavily. The top's been chopped off the waveform (see picture). The information above that 'brick wall' is lost. If there's just an occasional clipped peak, ...
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When recording acoustic guitar with a pickup, minor mistakes become notable. Solutions?

Funny, I have been doing some recording this week - first time for several months - and found the takes to be sloppy, particularly on bass, which never came over during the gigs each week. It may have ...
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Is there a way to balance the panning of an audio file?

I figured it out! 👏 In the left inspector channel strip (this is where you will find your plugins), select "Gain" ("Stereo", not "Dual Mono"). When you receive the Gain ...
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Is there a way to balance the panning of an audio file?

So, this is actually a mono file that has erroneously been rendered as single-channel stereo. So one fix is to convert it back to mono, which can then be used like any other mono file (panned to ...
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When recording acoustic guitar with a pickup, minor mistakes become notable. Solutions?

If your guitar has a piezo transducer, then it's likely to be accentuating string & fret noise because of the way it works. Miking it up would probably sound a whole lot sweeter.
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How do you convert a major song to a minor and vice versa?

Some songs lend themselves easily to this. 'Silent Night' is an example (little late, but hey ho). Those three main chords -I IV and V are simple to move onto i iv and the choice then between v or V - ...
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When recording acoustic guitar with a pickup, minor mistakes become notable. Solutions?

Strings with flat winding do exist. They have disadvantages, but they eliminate the sliding sound to a great extent. Disadvantages may be narrow vibrato, higher price and shorter usable life. You may ...
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Do you mix with an Audio Interface?

I read online that AI really improve the sound quality Studio listening equipment shouldn't improve sound quality. Its purpose is to reproduce the sound as neutrally, as possible. If you hear a ...
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Which audio processing techniques lead to soft, warm, velvety, ASMR-like kind of sound?

I suspect that may aspects of sound that might subjectively be thought of as warm will (as so much in life) lie not in the extremes, but somewhere in the middle of the spectrum of various possible ...
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Where can I find useful stuff to learn music production?

The most important thing is to start producing if you aren't already. I'm guessing you are. But if you aren't or you are getting hung up on things that you don't know instead of finishing something, ...
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How do you convert a major song to a minor and vice versa?

While a piece of music in a major key can be changed to a minor key merely by lowering the third, sixth, and sometimes seventh scale degrees, there will often be places in the melody where this doesn'...
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Grand Audio Engineering/Mixing and Mastering Course?

There are thousands of options. Here are some: Books Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio by Mike Senior Recording Secrets for the Small Studio by Mike Senior Behind the Glass by Howard Massey ...
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Piano - How to edit/remove mistakes of a piece I played

If you recorded it as audio rather than Midi, then the only tool I'm aware of that can change the pitch of any single note is Melodyne (& editing one note in a chord is only possible in the ...
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When recording acoustic guitar with a pickup, minor mistakes become notable. Solutions?

I already commented on the OP but will expand a bit here. If you have a guitar with a built-in piezo pickup, a good way to record is to double it with an external mic recording. They won't give the ...
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Which audio processing techniques lead to soft, warm, velvety, ASMR-like kind of sound?

The most obvious thing is consistent levels. You don't want jumps in volume, and you don't want plosives. Start with the recording. You need a good pop filter, and you want someone with the right ...
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Do classical musicians edit takes together?

Yes editing takes in some manner has been and still is big part of the production of record music in nearly all musically genres. In the liner notes J.S. Bach Two- And Three- Part Inventions, It is ...
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Do classical musicians edit takes together?

I am afraid I don't have reliable sources discussing modern professionals' editing practices. I can only share what I know from interacting with 2-3 professional pianists who have recorded a number ...
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Does the send order of a track affect the effects on the track

TL;DR: sends are treated in parallel, so there is no concept of order as opposed to FX chains (inserts) which treat the audio signal in series. Unfortunately I don't have a schema ready to show you, ...
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Is there an AU plugin that has a similar use to FL Studio's Stamp Tool?

There's a versatile plugin called Scaler from Plugin Boutigue. It's available as an AU. Also there is InstaScale by WA Production. This is more a scale learning and composition support plugin, ...
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Where can I find useful stuff to learn music production?

If you are going to be a sound engineer then MAYBE, harmony and arrangement skills are not necessary, but that is a big IF. If you want to produce actual music with a holistic approach then you need ...
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Is there a way to minimize interference between signals of different instruments?

Phase cancellation is really only an issue when there are several instances of the SAME instrument, playing the same notes. And, of course, the ultimate manifestation of this is multiple instances of ...
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Which audio processing techniques lead to soft, warm, velvety, ASMR-like kind of sound?

I'll add a tip, with the disclaimer that I'm a performer not a recording engineer: Pay attention to envelopes. In particular, if the goal is to avoid anything too jarring—crash, bang, click, pop—then ...
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Which audio processing techniques lead to soft, warm, velvety, ASMR-like kind of sound?

One thing that tends to make almost anything sound "soft" is compression, possibly with just a touch of reverb. So, try applying a compression to the different instruments in the mix, ...
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What should be key considerations when splicing drum loops?

I'm not an Ableton user, but I have edited drum loops in Audition, Sonar, and Pro Tools. Clicks at edit points usually mean the edit was not made at a point where the waveform is crossing zero. If ...
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What should be key considerations when splicing drum loops?

The "technically correct" way to slice would be to have each slice point at the latest possible moment before each drum hit. You want the section before the slice to end before the click ...
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When recording acoustic guitar with a pickup, minor mistakes become notable. Solutions?

Amplification amplifies everything! But yes, a microphone will 'hear' differently to a pickup. And different microphones, placed differently, will all sound different. Experiment. But a wired pickup ...
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