Sound and Music Sun, 18 Mar 18 05:20:44 -0600 Sound and Music en-CA Deal : MAGIX Sound Editors, Samplitude X2, Sound Forge from $1 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:57:38 -0700 crustovsky 19136@/talks/discussions Similar to Vegas deal from couple of week back but this time it's audio software:

You get

For $1

  • MP3 Deluxe 19
  • Music Maker EDM Edition
  • Soundpool: Deeper Shades of House

For average of $16.60 you additionally get

  • MAGIX Video Sound Cleaning Lab
  • ACID Music Studio 10
  • SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 10

For $20 you additionally get

  • ACID Pro 7

And for $30 you additionally get

  • Samplitude Pro X2 Silver
  • SOUND FORGE Pro 11

I wonder if Sound Force this will be upgradable to soon to be released version 12 as external plugins are not included (iZotope Mastering and Repair Suite )

Descript - audio text editor and transcription tool Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:45:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18814@/talks/discussions

Sound mixing, and matching tracks recorded in different ways Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:46:46 -0700 Brian_Siano 18255@/talks/discussions I'm finalizing a video project, and there's a big issue with our sound recordings.

Here's the background. While shooting, we obviously got camera mike sound for all takes. But we'd rented and used a couple of shotgun mikes with a Tascam recorder for many scenes, and the sound we got from those is marvelous. Obviously, my question is about making the camera mike tracks sound a bit more like the fuller, shotgun-mike tracks. Or vice versa, if that's what's needed.

I'm not much of a sound person, so I'd have to understand the principles involved, and then learn to use the Premiere Pro or Audition tools to accomplish the job. Can anyone point me to some good tutorials that might help?

Sony SpectraLayers, now Magix SpectraLayers Mon, 06 Aug 2012 08:55:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4160@/talks/discussions SpectraLayers introduces an innovative, unique workflow that redefines what can be accomplished in the professional audio editor's suite," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. "The level of editing precision and advanced capabilities SpectraLayers offers makes it an essential tool for industry professionals who demand the deepest audio analysis tools."

SpectraLayers Offers the Following Transformational Features:

Extreme Audio Editing

  • Divide audio files into discrete, user-defined layers that can be processed independently and reintegrated to achieve perfect master files.
  • Remove unwanted noises and artifacts with ease while leaving surrounding audio data completely intact.
  • Separate music and dialogue into individual component layers.
  • Perform pitch correction on user-selected components of an audio file.
  • Employ SpectraLayers in audio mastering, sound design, analysis, and forensics tasks.
  • All tools are modifiable using a wide range of user-definable sensitivities and tolerances.

Extraction Tools

Extract audio into independent layers using intelligent, programmable tools:

  • Area — select any audio for transfer from directly within the spectrum graph.
  • Frequency — track frequencies and transfer them directly to selected layers.
  • Harmonics — seek and select harmonics in user-defined amounts and orders.

Modification Tools

Operate directly on waveform spectra to perform precise, creative edits:

  • Amplify
  • Clone
  • Erase

Creation Tools

Create sound directly in the SpectraLayers interface

  • Frequency
  • Noise
  • Fidelity / Flexibility

  • 32-bit 96 kHz capable.

  • SpectraLayers provides seamless file transfer to Sound Forge Pro and other audio editing programs.

SpectraLayers is available for both Mac and Windows platforms.


More info:

Samplitude Pro X Silver - Free DAW Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:47:20 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18368@/talks/discussions image

  • Max eight tracks
  • Support VST plugin supports
  • Good set of high quality native effects.
  • Two busses per project

  1. Download from
  2. After installation completed, start Magix Samplitude Pro X Silver . A “Welcome” splash dialog will open. Click on the 'Register now for unlimited use' program button to open personal trial extension code registration web page.
  3. You will be forwarded to registration page, after logging in or registering, activation code to unlock Magix Samplitude Pro X Silver will be sent to the registered email address.
  4. Enter the activation code into the text box that appear on the welcome box after clicking "Continue to use program" button. Then click on Continue.
MIDI HD - new and improved MIDI coming Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:35:31 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18366@/talks/discussions

SoundBridge Free DAW Fri, 01 Dec 2017 23:00:23 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18369@/talks/discussions image

  • Windows and MacOS

Cakewalk Sonar X3 / X2 Sun, 06 Jan 2013 11:54:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5679@/talks/discussions

X2a includes the following:

  • Multi-touch support for Windows 8
  • General Windows 8 compatibility updates
  • Direct2D support
  • Accessibility enhancements
  • Playlist View Enhancements
  • Updated Piano Roll view and Staff view Track pane UI
  • Over 50 UI enhancements
  • Around 250 bug fixes


20 years of Open Source Audio: Success, Failure and The In-Between Fri, 01 Dec 2017 20:17:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18367@/talks/discussions Good keynote by Paul Davis (since 2:23)

Audio Noise Reduction Software like iZotope RX6 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 05:18:15 -0600 sam_stickland 3786@/talks/discussions I've started this thread for the discussion of audio noise reduction/repair software and techniques.

I've only just started using iZotope's RX2, but compared the other noise reducers I've tried it's damn near magical (disclaimer: I'm far from an expert in these things). Using the Sound Forge noise reduction plugin I would have to stack multiple low dB reduction passes on top of each other to get a reasonable sound, and every stage could introduce musical noise artifacts, but RX pretty much always manages it in a single pass.

Any other good ones?

Yamaha Genos Digital Workstation Keyboard Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:11:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17883@/talks/discussions


New Sounds

  • Genos features nearly twice the amount of AWM2 sample ROM as the Tyros5 that chronologically preceded it, including new Yamaha CFX and C7 concert grand Voices. Brand new Revo! drum and special FX Voices use more dynamic sampling and round-robin triggering to create startlingly human rhythm parts.
  • Also new are Kino strings, developed with film and TV scoring in mind. Yamaha says that their sound quality is on par with the best software scoring libraries, and they use similar stereo techniques — such as panning different players in the string section to different channels.
  • New brass Voices are also on hand, as are new guitars (acoustic and electric), basses, synth leads and pads, accordions, and more. 256 notes of true stereo polyphony
  • Articulation Element Modeling (AEM) technology automatically chooses the correct instrument articulation (a way an instrument can sound depending on how it is played) in real time according to the player’s keyboard technique: key velocity, tempo, legato versus staccato, and so on.
  • The player can also select specific articulations (bowing techniques, guitar slides, brass fall-offs, and much more) using the three Articulation buttons or connected controllers such as pedals.

Audio Quality and Massive Effects Power

  • 32-bit DACs on the main outputs for smooth sound. Also included is a S/PDIF digital output for computer recording, providing better-than-CD-quality resolution at 24 bits.
  • Expanded DSP provides 28 insert effects, which may be stacked and distributed in any way players need — even all 28 on a single Voice. These use the same Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) technology as high-end Yamaha mixing consoles, emulating the sound and behavior of classic compressors, choruses, rotary speakers, reverbs, and much more.
  • Among the new VCM effects in Genos are Real Reverb, numerous classic guitar and bass amp models, stompboxes, and improved rotary speaker for organ and damper resonance for piano.

Control and Interface Features

  • Genos offers more real-time control than any songwriting or performance workstation ever made. The Live Control section provides nine assignable sliders and six assignable knobs. Above these is a crisp OLED strip showing the setting each knob or fader controls at any instant, so the player doesn’t need to delve into the main display in order to make changes on the fly
  • The main display is 9” color touchscreen. To its right, six large Gateway Buttons quickly navigate to Genos’ major modes of operation such as Style and Voice selection, Song mode, and more. Below these are six assignable buttons that let the player cue custom actions or changes.
  • Ten registration buttons (with multiple banks) save and recall virtually all Genos panel settings. Registrations can now be organized into Playlists for quick access at gigs that might cover diverse types of music.
  • Multi Pads trigger one-shot musical phrases and hits to spice up performances while the keyboard is busy playing the main instrument Voices. Via the *
  • Audio Link function, the Multi Pads can trigger user-created audio files for even more customization.

Styles and Recording

  • 550 Styles, across all musical genres from pop to jazz to classical to rock to hip-hop to EDM to regional and world flavors.
  • Each has many selectable variations, intros, fills, and endings, musicians who want utterly original accompaniment can craft their own Styles in the Style Creator — either by editing factory Styles or from scratch, thanks to the full-featured 16-track MIDI recorder that resides under the hood.
  • To develop an original idea, pick a Voice and Style, work out the arrangement, and then record it as a MIDI song. The MIDI Quick recording mode automatically assigns all the keyboard and accompaniment Style parts to the proper channels.
  • A MIDI Multi recording mode is also present for more advanced users who wish to build songs a track at a time. Then, overdub more Voices, add a vocal track right onboard (using the highly realistic and flexible Vocal Harmony features if desired), and record the result as a stereo WAV file.
  • Mix everything to audio — what the player’s fingers are doing, what the Styles are doing, mic input, and even the Multi Pads.

Additional Features and Specifications:

  • FSX semi-weighted premium keyboard action with aftertouch, enhanced touch response for very expressive playing, and high-precision, durable construction.
  • Dual Song Player lets the user crossfade smoothly between two audio Songs (or one audio and one MIDI Song).
  • Play back Songs continuously using Song List function.
  • Arpeggios add 216 motifs and riffs to performances using MegaVoices, going far beyond the abilities of traditional arpeggiators.
  • Vocal Harmony and Synth Vocoder: Apply realistic multi-part harmonies to a vocal coming through the mic input, or use the Synth Vocoder for classic “robot voice” effects.
  • Premium Packs to expand Genos’ capability by adding new Voices, Styles, and more, including even higher-quality content than the factory presets. * Yamaha Expansion manager for Mac and PC.
  • Personal Packs to manage Voice, Style, Song, and Registration content efficiently.
  • Huge 1.8 GB of internal, non-volatile Flash memory.
  • WAV, AIFF, SoundFont, and even REX support for creating original Voices and Drum Kits.
  • XLR-1/4” combo mic input with phantom power.
  • Four sub outputs allow routing of different aspects of the performance to different listening destinations, mixer channels, etc.
  • Downloadable Cloud Audio Recorder app (iOS) to record via WiFi and share via SoundCloud.
  • Downloadable SongBook+ app (iOS) for managing scores and lyrics from an iPad.
  • Pricing and Availability

Genos price is $6,799.

Ableton Live 10 and 9 Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:07:07 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5815@/talks/discussions

Audition Raw data import - randomly saturating chunks of audio? Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:25:04 -0600 juanpablo_ayala 17944@/talks/discussions Hello, guys. So, the dreadful 0 bytes file thing happened to me. My Tascam lost power during the recording. I left the SD card untouched and made an image copy of the drive so I could import it in Audition (and Audacity) as raw data in order to find the corrupted take.

My input settings were 48khz, 24 bit PCM, Stereo (just as recorded) and Little Endian. I have tried values 0, 1 and 2 (even 3) in the "start byte offset" space.

What I get is an almost 4-hour long audio file with 85% ultra-saturated sound at 0db (or almost) and the other 15% are chunks of good audio with normal levels. Where levels are just a little below 0db I can tell those are takes that I recorded just fine--Apart from this one take I'm trying to recover, I can play all other takes on my computer as wav files and they all have normal levels.

When I change the value to 0, 1 or 2 the chunks that sound good are all different, but still, together they comprise about 15% of the entire file. When I changed the value to 3 I got a split second file.

Anyone know a solution? Thanks in advance.

PS: I have also tried the chkdsk solution to recover the 0 bytes file, but the .chk files are not showing up on my drive event though the "show hidden files" option is checked.

iZotope Ozone, Mastering with Ozone Tue, 12 May 2015 12:51:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12973@/talks/discussions Free ebook


Stormhenge SuperThump Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:18:44 -0700 shian 12179@/talks/discussions So, as some of you know, aside from film and video production, I also produce and engineer music. In that endeavor, finding it hard to get the guitar tone I wanted, I decided to build my own amp. It's based on Eddie Van Halen's classic "Magic Marshall" the 1967 Marshall SLP "Plexi" with a couple of custom circuits added. I don't know yet if I'm going to accept commissions to build these in any commercial sense. - for now, just for myself and my friends. But since I know there are tons of musicians on this site as well, I figured I'd share.

Shot with an unhacked GH2, kit lens, and lit with a clip on 40watt desk lamp clamped to mic stand, and a couple of hanging lamps in the rafters of the garage. No Color Correction. Sound recorded with a Shure SM57, through an old Mackie 12 channel board into a Tascam DR07 mp3 recorder. (The hum is me pushing up the gain in post on the amp mic so we can hear Bryan talk.)

It's hard to see cuz it's hiding behind Bryan... but it's not much to look at for now. Still in a generic cabinet.

I had Bryan's mic turned off, and was starting to break everything down after wrapping up a pedal demo for Cusack Music. Without realizing it I left the camera and amp mic on while Bryan decided to jack into the SuperThump proto and fool around.

Les Paul Standard direct into the amp, reverb added in FCP X.

The "F...all this... and that" Bryan is referring to is his entire pedal board and the DSL behind him that he normally plays through.

The Physics Of The Theremin Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:38:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4900@/talks/discussions

Korg PA1000 arranger Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:47:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17662@/talks/discussions

Korg PA700 arranger Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:46:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17661@/talks/discussions

Magix made Music Maker Free Version Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:16:01 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16621@/talks/discussions

Magix has announced the latest version of their Music Maker music creation software. A “creative workspace” for digital music-making on the PC platform for over 20 years, this new version of Music Maker is now “absolutely free” for everyone. Music Maker provides a wide range of the tools needed to record, produce, and share music.

The Art of Audio Editing, Design & Mixing Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:19:43 -0600 MikeLinn 17335@/talks/discussions

Voice recording when walking Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:26:27 -0600 Wilx 17211@/talks/discussions Hello everybody, I want to start making pickup / prank videos like this one –
– and I’ve some questions.

1) I like ZOOM H1, I like how it records sound in loud environment (clubs etc). For example I was using my Xiaomi Redsmi 3S phone and sound was a mess: I like the battery and I like how it saves the file even when memory is full. But I don’t like this device size. So I have two questions:

  • is there any smartphone or some more portable recorder that has similar to ZOOM quality?

  • I found ZOOM iQ8 and Shure MV88, but I don’t like iPhones and I don’t want to buy myself one. Is there any way how I could use it on Android? For example if I buy some kind of cable? Or does it depend on iOS software?

2) My goal is to record dialogues in loud environment – clubs, street etc. What would be better option in terms of quality: just ZOOM H1 or ZOOM H1 and lav mic?

3) How do I remove clothing rustle when I move? For example if I put my ZOOM into my jeans pocket then when I walk there is a lot of rustle. But when I watch Youtube videos I don’t see this kind of issue. How they do it?

This dude is walking but there is no rustle at all.

Roland FA-08 and FA-06 workstation keyboards Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:20:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9355@/talks/discussions

Roland FA-08 features

  • Reimagined music workstation designed to maximise your creative flow
  • 88-note Ivory Feel-G Keyboard provides premium weighted-action performance in a lightweight design that's easy to transport
  • Over 2000 sounds from the flagship INTEGRA-7 sound module, including SuperNATURAL synth and acoustic tones and drums; add even more tones via internal wave sound expansion slots
  • SuperNATURAL synth engine is fully compatible with the expansive collection of free INTEGRA-7 synth tones available from Roland's Axial sound library site
  • 16-track sequencer with non-stop loop recording makes it easy to build songs quickly; export your sequencer tracks to an SDHC card as a complete stereo mix, or as multitrack audio or MIDI data for use in your DAW
  • Onboard sampler based on the SP-404SX features 16 pads x 4 banks and direct recording/playback via SDHC cards
  • Polish your sounds with a multitude of studio-quality effects, including 16 independent MFX engines, six COMP+EQ processors for drums, unique TFX (total effects), and global EQ, chorus, and reverb
  • Tweak tones, effects, and external MIDI devices in real time with six user-assignable Sound Modify knobs
  • Intuitive, streamlined interface with large colour LCD
  • Press one button to instantly configure the FA-08 for use with your DAW via USB
  • D-Beam, Rhythm Pattern, Arpeggiator, and Chord Memory functions to expand your creative palette
  • Guitar/Mic and Line input jacks for performing, sampling, and DAW audio recording; dedicated input reverb provides ambience for performing/recording
  • USB ports for sound expansion data, updates, and audio/MIDI interfacing with a computer; MIDI communication with the iPad is possible when using Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit
Seaboard Grand controller Sat, 09 Mar 2013 21:21:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6367@/talks/discussions


Seaboard Block: Super Powered Keyboard Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:51:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17114@/talks/discussions

Recording Commentary Tracks Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:11:24 -0600 Brian_Siano 17073@/talks/discussions I have a project for which we may want to record commentary tracks. Obviously, we'd like to sit the actors down, and have them offer commentary as they watch the video. But, I'd like to record their voices without the video's soundtrack being too noticeable. This may require up to six lapel mikes.

Can anyone suggest hardware for this, or other tech tips?

SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3 Sat, 20 May 2017 00:19:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16972@/talks/discussions image

It’s official: The SOUND FORGE community will be pleased to hear that MAGIX has committed to upgrades for the entire SOUND FORGE family of products. Currently under development by engineering teams in the US and Germany, new upgrades begin to arrive this month with upgrades for the entire line slated for completion within the next 12 months.

SOUND FORGE Pro MAC 3 marks the beginning. Support for 64-Bit float/192kHz/32 channels high-resolution audio, sample-accurate editing, enhanced professional-level filters and processing and disc-at-once Red Book Standard audio CD authoring makes SOUND FORGE Pro MAC 3 the perfect tool for audio processing and mastering on macOS. Version 3 adds several new features including loudness metering and the iZotope Plug-ins RX Elements and Ozone 7 Elements.

A new, 64-bit version of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio follows at August 8, 2017. Top features include: Improved DSP-algorithms for native audio effects, slice-oriented edit mode providing a dynamic way to edit wave files, VST3 compatibility and enhanced accessibility.

After 4 years without a new version, SOUND FORGE Pro 12 is expected to roll out end of 2017. Teams in both Berlin, Germany and Madison, Wisconsin have set a goal to raise the bar for audio editing and mastering in version 12.

“For years, the name SOUND FORGE has defined the industry standard for top-tier professional audio recording, editing, and mastering tools,” said Gary Rebholz from the SOUND FORGE team. “But we’re not satisfied with relying on our reputation, so our teams in Berlin and Madison, now join together to renew a commitment to carry on this unparalleled legacy. Audio pros and enthusiasts alike will continue to rely on SOUND FORGE for years to come.”

Pricing and Availability:

The latest version of SOUND FORGE Pro MAC 3 is now available online for $299/€299 and can be found

Listening To Blade Runner Fri, 19 May 2017 02:12:34 -0600 MikeLinn 16966@/talks/discussions

Cheap stereo ambient microphone recomendations 50-100$ Tue, 09 May 2017 07:08:06 -0600 Adam_Mercier 16884@/talks/discussions Hello, I am looking for user feedback on cheap ambiant mics with wide pattern. I am doing the all promo video shooting for my brand of offroad electric bikes. I use a rode micro shotgun microphone but it pics too much of the chain noise, more than what you can feel in reality.

Do you think a microphone with a less directional pattern could help?

I have a decent lavalier, should I use that instead of the rode (never tried that yet)


Cinematic Automobile Sound Design Sun, 07 May 2017 06:02:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16868@/talks/discussions

The Secret World of Foley Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:57:23 -0600 MikeLinn 16720@/talks/discussions