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Are there any music programming languages from after the SuperCollider era?

There are indeed new languages, as well as libraries within other languages. I'm going to list a few that spring to mind off the top of my head, and maybe come back and expand my answer later. edit 03/...
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Are there unicode characters for double sharp and double flat?

𝄫 is U+1D12B 𝄪 is U+1D12A [fonts are tiny in here unfortunately]
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Possible list of motivations for playing an instrument (by hand)

What is the advantage (of playing by hand)? Expression. How much space is between the first and second notes? How much space between the second and third? Which of those three notes is the loudest?...
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How much should I slow down a song to lower it a half step?

The ratio between the frequencies of successive half-tones in a 12-tone equally tempered scale is 21/12. So to lower the frequencies by a half tone, you need to stretch the file so it is 21/12 ≈ 1....
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Possible list of motivations for playing an instrument (by hand)

Can't you just try out your tunes via a computer interface and play them when you want? Then what is the difference? The difference is the same as that between playing NBA on the Playstation or XBox ...
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Are there any music programming languages from after the SuperCollider era?

I would still recommend Csound as the best tool for text-based audio programming. It is actively under development and has kept pace with recent advances. One other worthy mention is a library called ...
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How much should I slow down a song to lower it a half step?

I suggest that you tried to Change Pitch, since this process is available, rather than time-stretch the song. Change Pitch will not change the tempo of the song. If you choose to time-stretch the song,...
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How can I type a sharp or flat In a computer file name?

There's a way in Windows, without installing any additional software, to be able to write those Unicode characters out of thin air using ALT + Unicode hex number. If somebody wants to memorize those ...
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Why aren't computer-generated instrumentals THE thing?

"Why" questions don't work very well on SE, because the answer is often 'no-one knows', however… In this case, there is little commercial drive for it. A musician wouldn't want it because ...
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Why aren't computer-generated instrumentals THE thing?

A few points: The charm of music or any art lies in the artists expressing something from their inner cognitive universe through their instruments, in an aesthetically attractive way. Playing a ...
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MIDI input "cool-down" problem

TL;DR: whatever is the cause for this problem, it will very likely be fixed by using a different USB MIDI adapter. This problem seemed so familiar and now I remembered what it was: running status. ...
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How can I type a sharp or flat In a computer file name?

♯ & ♭ I use the system typing replacer. System prefs > Keyboard > Text All my triggers start with 'nc' for historical reasons, so 'ncsharp' becomes ♯ & 'ncflat' becomes ♭. I'm on Mac, so I'...
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Why do we care about the interval between a pair of notes and not the product of a pair of notes?

We have to be a bit careful with the word 'interval' - there are a number of different ways of talking about relative pitch, and the word 'interval' might have different nuances of meaning across ...
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How can I type a sharp or flat In a computer file name?

When I name a file of a music score on the computer, I use a 'b' as flat and '#' as sharp. My question is is there in the ascii code a way to use the real sharp or flat? No. There is nothing in ASCII....
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Electric guitar on a mixer

It seems to me what you really want is an audio interface so you can simultaneously run your guitar and mic into a digital device for recording/sharing. I have one with two input channels that take ...
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Are there unicode characters for double sharp and double flat?

There is a fantastic site which provides all known Unicode chars and their numeric addresses. It's well - organized and can do excellent meta-searches. It's zahlee.info. For double sharp, ...
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Are there any music programming languages from after the SuperCollider era?

There are some interesting algorithmic composition frameworks based on the LISP programming language: Nyquist https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~music/nyquist/ Open Music http://repmus.ircam.fr/openmusic/home ...
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How can I type a sharp or flat In a computer file name?

If you want ascii this site has a list of music related ascii codes: https://www.alt-codes.net/music_note_alt_codes.php these are mainly the ones you asked about: ♭ Flat note ♭ ♮ ...
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How to hook up Korg EX-8000 to a computer w/o a keyboard?

If you'd like to just check that it works and you are happy using something simpler than a sequencer, you could use a virtual MIDI keyboard - that runs on your computer and will allow you to play ...
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Is there a site, or program, that can calculate how many total notes are in a composition?

One possible tool for such musicological calculations is the music21 library for Python http://web.mit.edu/music21/
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Are there any music programming languages from after the SuperCollider era?

Calimba (see also this presentation for a concise overview) is a language embedding its own synthesizers and is designed to be a high level programming language for music composition. It supports ...
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Why do we care about the interval between a pair of notes and not the product of a pair of notes?

Look at it this way: if you are considering how two tones relate to one another, the frequency ratio specifies what interval you hear (an octave, a fifth, and so forth) but not the absolute frequency. ...
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Why aren't computer-generated instrumentals THE thing?

Oh, this is ALL opinion and not what we like here. But... Glenn Gould was a master of classical piano, and he recorded Bach's Goldberg Variations twice, around twenty years apart. They are ...
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TRRS > 2 x TRS bypass to amplify laptop headphones not working, headphones channel mute

The mic should only be a TS - it's mono. Simplest would probably be to take all the barrels off & actually check everything is managing to physically connect to the right connections. A continuity ...
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Is there a field of music integrated with computer science?

There is the field of Computer Music and Sound and music computing which seem related to the background you have. For computer music, you can even find several reputable journals (i.e MIT) so you can ...
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Key/Chord recognition using a computer

I don't know of any clear-cut fully worked out published approach, but there is a lot of research out there. Here are some pointers. David Temperley's is a leading researched in this field and his ...
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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 spent years on this problem, trying every new solution (different ASIO drivers, virtual cable software, etc.) when I found them. In the article Low latency audio on a Windows PC with the built-...
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Are there any music programming languages from after the SuperCollider era?

I know a fellow that has written a synth system, in Java, that can be edited live. It is called Praxis LIVE, and is of a recent origin, taking advantage of Java's multithreading capabilities. The ...
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What kind of equipment do I need to hook an electric guitar up to a PC and use software effect processor?

You need some kind of audio interface to take the guitar input, convert it to digital and bus it into your computer. There are guitar specific ones that are bit cheaper because they provide only the ...
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