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Shift Phase of LFO Wave
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The sync inputs of the various oscillator and LFO modules expect an audio signal or another signal that alternates between negative or zero and positive; when the signal changes to positive, the ...

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Portamento only when gate already opened
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For a monophonic instrument, or a polyphonic instrument with the number of voices set to one, you can use simple tricks to get legato-only portamento to work. Here's one such solution, which ...

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How long is a beat in seconds?
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At 120 BPM (beats per minute), which is a typical pop song tempo, every beat lasts half a second. Divide 60 by the BPM to get the length of a beat at other tempos. You can use the Google metronome to ...

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Fingerpicking Barre chords: What bass string to use?
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Barre chords are transpositions of open chords; the root note stays on the same string: An open E chord has the root on the 6th string, and so does any E-shape barre chord. An open A chord has ...

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Allen keys dont fit truss rod
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If you can't find the right size of Allen key to adjust the truss rod of a guitar, a Torx key can be a useful alternative. I just bought a Mexican Fender Jazzmaster, and the truss rod required a ...

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What does a wave with all even harmonics sound like?
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On most synthesizers with two oscillators this is easily achieved by setting one oscillator to a sine wave (to produce the first harmonic) and setting the other oscillator to a sawtooth wave and ...

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How do French and other Romance language speakers cope with the movable do system?
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I was taught fixed-do solfège as a child, and only found out a few years ago that there is such a thing as movable-do. I have also been familiar with the A-G letter system for many years, and in my ...

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What was the motivation for the invention of electric pianos?
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A lot of instruments from the analog era were supposed to sound like other "real" instruments, and were as good as technology allowed then, which is not very. But over time, some have become popular ...

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Why does the standard fingering / strumming for a D maj chord leave out the 5th string?
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Indeed. You play it like that to have the D in the bass. You can of course play the A string (and even use your thumb to fret an F# on the E string) if it fits the arrangement, but then the chord ...

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Why don't the open notes matter in guitar chords?
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A guitar in standard tuning has E-A-D-G-B-E as the tuning of the open strings. That means that when you want to play a chord that contains any of these notes, you can play the open strings. Consider ...

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How to self-teach synthesizing sounds by ear
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There is software that will analyze an audio file and calculate how to re-synthesize it, but it is geared mostly towards additive synthesis and frequency modulation synthesis. In the case of ...

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How can you tell when you unintentionally change keys when singing?
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When you're singing unaccompanied, it can be difficult to stay in the same key, or even to tell whether you're staying in the same key. (Ideally, you would "play" the other instrumental parts of the ...

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How to end a song on a chord that isn't the I chord?
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The problem here seems to be that it is the G7/D chord that would resolve well to C, but following it with Am and F takes the progression in another direction, and just ending on G7/D, Am, F, C indeed ...

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Non-Chromatic Orchestral Instruments?
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Instruments capable of chromatic runs over their whole range at high speed[1]: Keyboard: Piano Harpsichord Organ Accordion Ondes Martenot (also full-range glissando) Synthesizer Celesta Strings: ...

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Connection issues with Behringer UM2 and Clavinova CLP-360 keyboard
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The Behringer UM2 has two inputs, but the second input is a dedicated high-impedance guitar input, so when recording your Yamaha digital piano, you will have to use the Mic/Line input and record in ...

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Are all diatonic chords in the diminished scale diminished?
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If you consider every chord made up of notes from a diminished scale to be "of the scale", then a diminished scale contains not just diminished triads. The diminished scale is highly symmetrical, so ...

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Recording Digital Piano (Headphone Out to a Mono In) with an Audio Interface?
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An external USB audio interface will always deliver much better quality that the built-in audio chip in your laptop, so I would definitely try to record the piano that way. While connecting a ...

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Possibility to correct pitch from digital versions of records with the hole not centered
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I have personally done this once. I had a recording that had obviously been copied from a source that had been recorded or played back at uneven speed. By listening to parts where the high and low ...

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Finding diatonic chords on guitar?
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Using the E(m) and A(m) shapes, the chords in a key come in two L-shapes. Two of the major chords will be an E and an A-shape on the same fret (one of which is the I-chord), and then the third major ...

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Do interval ratios consonance apply to a single pitch or a scale?
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If you're going to measure the consonance of intervals by looking at the simplicity of their frequency ratio, that only makes sense if you actually play the intervals with those ratios, i.e. not in ...

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What shortcuts are there to figure out the major and minor scales that contain a set of multiple notes?
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The answer is really the same as my answer to your previous question. Say you have a melody that uses the notes D-E-A-B. You transpose the notes up by half-tone steps, or write down the following ...

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How can I make 12 tone and atonal melodies sound interesting?
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It is important to note that Schoenberg didn't invent twelve-tone serial music specifically to get away from tonality or functional harmony. He had already been writing atonal music for more than a ...

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No sound is coming to focusrite scarlett 2i2 when connected to emulated output of amp
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The emulated output on the Blackstar amp is a line-level unbalanced stereo output. That means the audio signal for the one channel is on the Tip, and the audio signal for the other channel is on the ...

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Is it possible to transpose samples (in cents) from minor to major?
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You could transpose the G minor sample to A minor, which is the relative minor of C Major, which means that it uses the same notes as C Major and the sample won't clash (too much) with other elements ...

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How to control volume of USB monitor speakers?
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This is a general problem, not limited to the Behringer Studio 50 USB monitors or the Macbook Pro. This problem can be explained by the fact that studio equipment is aimed at two different types of ...

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Learning the concept of Serialism from its basics - where should I start from?
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As a follow-up to Richard's answer, I'd like to give an example of the way a row or series is used in a composition for several instruments, and explain how the series to be used for a composition was ...

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Solmization with syllables - du da di
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The names of the notes depend not on their length, but on their position in the measure. The six eighth notes per measure are named: du da di du da di ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ No matter how long ...

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Question about a guitar lick involving string bending and playing a higher note while the string's bent
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The most straightforward way to play this would be to do a whole-tone bend on the B-string at the 16th fret, and then play the E-string at the same fret during the bend. You can use up to three ...

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Why is 'additive' EQ more difficult to use than 'subtractive'?
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There may be technical reasons too, but there is an important psycho-acoustic reason to use subtractive equalizing. The way the ear and brain perceive sound makes louder sounds sound better, so ...

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Relative positions on electric to string bass?
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If you know the scale length of a string instrument, then you can calculate the position of each fret by taking the distance from the bridge to the previous fret (starting from the nut) and dividing ...

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