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'Parle' is French for 'speak', and 'phone' is to do with 'sound', so it's a made-up word, as a lot of brand names are, referring to 'speaking sound'. At the time, quite apt, and still stands the test of time as a brand name.


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This boils down to "How much detail do you require, how much articulation & can your playback engine support that articulation?" At one end of the scale we have the single sample, stretched the full length of the keyboard. This is sampling circa 1985. To that you could add a variable velocity-sensitive attack & a filter so loud notes are brighter ...


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For capturing rehearsals, I've found that a single recorder with a built-in mic works the best. Zoom H4n or similar, or even a cell-phone. It is simple, quick and honest. It will capture everything that actually happens in the rehearsal, in a way a listener would hear it. No need to have microphones for all drums and amps etc, and particularly, nobody has to ...


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Stereo TRS is very different from balanced TRS. You should not use a TRS to TRS cable. It will lead to ugly phasing effects. The TRS connector in the piano is really only meant to drive stereo headphones. However, it is common to use it as stereo line out. Connecting the left and right signal will force the built in headphone amp to produce a mono mix. It ...


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Sample libraries exist [hundreds of them], but though they all are licensed so you can use them in your own compositions for commercial use, I doubt whether any of them would permit re-use inside what is essentially another application. You'd have to ask the authors very specifically about that. It may be different if this JavaScript app is essentially just ...


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Share your desktop with him/her (VNC or similar), many (most/all) allow you to swap control back and forth.


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I think this is exactly what you're looking for: https://www.bandlab.com/ I've never used it myself, but from what I gather it's sort of like Google Docs, only it's a DAW. (Google DAW?)


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Steinberg have two 'remote' working solutions, VST Connect & the new VST Transit I haven't used either in my real workflow, but was involved in early betas of Connect, which at the time looked very promising.


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It could be that you're used to hearing your guitar played through a 'guitar amp' with a 'warm' sound. Heard through the clinical accuracy of recording monitors, the artifacts are more apparent. And that's why guitarists often mic their cabinets, or run the signal through an 'amp simulator'. Or it may be that you're listening to the recorded track by ...


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I like the requirements comment above. If you're a "bedroom musician" like me, most of your music composition is just done on a laptop or desktop. I think the advantage of a dedicated audio interface is more apparent if you are singing or playing analog instruments that need more sophisticated microphones. I use the exact same scarlett interface, but use it ...


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I was told this is a very amateur setup It's probably not very useful to think of equipment in terms of how 'amateur' or 'pro' it is. As your question alludes to, it's better to think about what is a match for your requirements. Some advantages of external interfaces may be: Drivers (such as ASIO drivers) that allow lower latency. This is useful if you'...


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The mic jack on a computer is designed to take the sort of head-set microphone used for e.g. Skype calls. It won't work very well with the sort of better-quality microphone we'd normally choose for recording vocals. But modern electronics are very forgiving. If you can deliver the sort of level from your synth that won't overload the mic input (and ...


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