Sound and Music Thu, 13 Dec 18 17:55:57 -0700 Sound and Music en-CA Time saving and one man band stuff Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:01:07 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1812@/talks/discussions From simple arpeggiators up to complex automated arrangers.
Mostly on software side.

I know few things:
Wide known and quite old (and with dated interface) Band-In-a-Box
Also very interesting is Karma software for Korg synths (and upcoming Yamaha versions),a s they inmplement super intellingent arps with parameters, etc


Roland BK-7m Band-in-a-Box backing module
Plus many keyboards made specifically for this
Most hardware that is aimed for live performances.]]>
Sound Devices MixPre Firmware v3.00 with Ambisonics and binaural recording Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:32:10 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21090@/talks/discussions

Changes introduced in 3.00 include:


For all models:

  • USB control from the Korg NanoKontrol Studio, Korg NanoKontrol2, Akai MidiMix, and Novation Launch Control XL USB control surfaces. Other USB control surfaces are not supported. Includes support for fader, trim, pan, low cut, reverb, solo, mute, track arm, monitor, transport control, LR output level, and user-programmable shortcut buttons.
    Note: available features depend on the control surface being used and whether Audio or Music projects are enabled. For more information, see the USB Controller chapter in your MixPre User Guide.*

For MixPre-3, -6, and -10T only:

  • Pre-roll: saves up to 10 seconds of audio before the "record" button is pressed. Select up to 10 seconds of pre-roll on the MixPre-10T and 5 seconds of pre-roll on the MixPre-3 & -6. Pre-roll time is reduced at 96 kHz and higher sampling rates.

For MixPre-3 and 3M only:

  • Phase invert option now available for the MixPre-3. Phase invert is already available for all other MixPre models.

For MixPre-6 and -10T only:

  • Ambisonics and binaural recording/monitoring (-6 and -10T Audio projects only). Requires installation of the free Ambisonics Plugin available at the Sound Devices Plugin Store.

For all M models and Music projects on models with Musician Plugin:

  • Bluetooth LE wireless remote control using the Android or iOS Wingman app. Includes 12-track monitoring, mix metering, transport control, time counter, track naming and arming.
  • Support for the new Windows ASIO driver, v2.9.92.1. This enables a MixPre running a Music project to be used as a multichannel USB audio interface with Windows computers. This ASIO driver is required when using the MixPre-3M, -6M, or -10M or when running Music projects in the MixPre-3, -6, or -10T.


For all models:

  • Meter scale now included on Channel screen meter.


For all models:

  • Noise that occurred when playing back MixPre-recorded 96 kHz or 192 kHz files at a fraction of their normal speed has been eliminated.
  • The UI no longer occasionally switches to a Channel screen's first page after selecting a linking option.
  • Fader or gain levels now only display at the top of the Home screen when being adjusted.
  • Improved handling of projects without an SD card connected.
  • Rare event where USB audio inputs 3 and 4 were routed directly to the LR tracks has been resolved.
  • Files with both Mix and ISO tracks now consistently import correctly.
  • Imported files now consistently playback at correct speed.
  • Ticking noises that occasionally occurred when playing back imported files containing cue markers have been removed.
  • Sample rate stays consistent between the MixPre and a computer when changing projects without an SD card inserted.
  • LR gain now remains correct after loading a preset with L and R unlinked and set to different gain values.
  • When transitioning between playback and stop, solo'd track remains consistent.
  • All channels of a linked group can be solo'd in the headphone output.
  • Improved USB-A port connectivity.

For MixPre-3, -6, and -10T only:

  • Playback meters now display in Audio projects when meters are set to Off.
  • Custom Mode with Gain set to Basic and Headphones set to Advanced now allows deselecting of all sources in the Headphone Preset matrix.
  • Live audio now returns consistently after playback when device is connected via USB to a computer.

For all M models and Music projects on models with Musician Plugin:

  • The maximum number of cue markers in Music projects has been increased to 99.
  • All tracks are now present after importing non-native files into Music projects.
  • Imported non-native content does not disappear after overdubbing.
  • A lockup no longer occurs if the HP encoder is pressed when viewing an empty History list.

For MixPre-3 and -6 models only:

  • A lockup that occasionally occurred when switching from a battery source to a low USB power source has been resolved.

For MixPre-6 and -10T models only:

  • Linking settings remain correct when switching between Music and Audio projects.
  • Live audio for channels 9 & 10 (on MixPre-10T) and channels 5 & 6 (on MixPre-6) return after playback.

For MixPre-10T only:

  • Timecode generator reset warning no longer appears when booting up in Music projects.
  • Record Trigger setting is now stored across power cycles.

For MixPre-10T and -10M only:

  • In Stop mode, navigation no longer skips between cue marks (on MixPre-10M or in Music projects on the MixPre-10T).

Free SFX from Premium Beat Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:44:58 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20847@/talks/discussions Ambient Sound


Loudness Wars Wed, 28 Dec 2011 03:47:49 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1847@/talks/discussions (unfortunately full article is for subscribers only)

Other topic on PV -]]>
Anaglyph - Free Binaural VST Plugin Sat, 27 Oct 2018 13:06:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20754@/talks/discussions

Cakewalk Platinum is now free and called Cakewalk by Bandlab Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:43:55 -0600 robertGL 19361@/talks/discussions For what it's worth, Bandlab, whatever that is, is relaunching it.


news here:

link here:

Seems to require registration of a bandlab account

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?

Novation SL MkIII MIDI Keyboard and Controller Wed, 10 Oct 2018 19:52:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20645@/talks/discussions image

  • Deep hardware control & internal eight-track polyphonic pattern-based sequencer
  • Integration with Ableton Live or any other HUI-compatible DAW.
  • MIDI and analog clock and transport controls keep everything running in time
  • Customizable mappings for hardware and software
  • USB; MIDI In, Out, Out 2/Thru; three pedal inputs; Analogue Clock Out; and two CV Pitch, Gate, and Mod outputs can be used to ‘route anything anywhere’
  • SL MkIII’s pads, buttons, eight faders and eight knobs take control of all major music software using InControl
  • The SL MkIII has a high scan rate of 10kHz, giving the keyboard a huge dynamic range for expressive keyboard performance
  • SL MkIII’s velocity-sensitive RGB pads have multiple functions: they can be used for launching clips, as steps in the sequencer, for finger drumming, and the feature polyphonic aftertouch
  • Novation’s Components allows templates and sessions to be backed up and restored in the cloud, enabling access from anywhere in the world. All content can also be saved locally
  • 49-key price is $599.99
  • 61-key price is $699.99

Wavetool - Pro Audio monitoring app Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:39:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20491@/talks/discussions

Wavetool is a professional audio monitoring application for audio engineers. With Wavetool you can quickly find microphones with problems, low battery or no signal. Walk freely around the stage while streaming to your iOS device with the Wavetool Remote app.

iZotope RX7 released Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:10:03 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20435@/talks/discussions

New In RX 7 Advanced

  • Dialogue Contour - Ever wanted to change the intonation of a re-edited sequence? With RX 7 you can now reshape the intonation of dialogue to rescue or improve a performance, powered by pitch correction tailored to speech and designed to adjust the inflection of words within a phrase.

  • Dialogue De-reverb - iZotope has taken the excellent De-reverb module and produced a version designed to reduce or remove unwanted reverb from dialogue clips using a machine learning based algorithm trained to separate spoken dialogue from reverberant signal content.

  • Pro Tools AudioSuite plug-ins - iZotope has taken some of the processes that could only be used as modules in the standalone version of RX 6 and made them into Pro Tools AudioSuite plug-ins saving you time when fixing production audio by staying within Pro Tools to access features like De-Rustle and Dialogue Isolate.

Multi-channel support - It can now process audio issues that come up in any or every surround channel up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2.

New In RX 7 Standard

  • Repair Assistant - iZotope has taken the ‘Assistant’ technology, which they have already introduced into Ozone and Neutron to produce what they claim to be an industry-first intelligent repair tool analyses audio to detect defects like noise, clipping and clicks, then offer three processing suggestions, each with three different intensities to help make fixes faster than ever.

  • Music Rebalance - Using a machine learning based algorithm, Music Rebalance performs source separation by identifying vocals, bass, percussion, and other instruments. You can then individually enhance or reduce elements of a stereo audio track, making it possible to adjust a mix when you don’t have access to the multitracks or stems.

  • Remove/Isolate Vocals - iZotope has designed it so you can take push the Music Rebalance module even further to create instrumental versions of songs by removing the vocal elements, or isolate the vocal to prepare a remix when you don’t have access to individual tracks or stems.

Yamaha MODX Synthesizers Sat, 15 Sep 2018 23:09:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20442@/talks/discussions image

Three models - MODX6, MODX7 & MODX8.


  • AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine
  • FM-X Synth Engine
  • Integrated performance controls include faders and encoders for in-depth control over parameters
  • LCD-Touchscreen 7-Color-Wide-VGA-TFT
  • Waveform-ROM expanded from 741 MB to 5.67 GB
  • 2,370 new Waveforms, 6,347 total in ROM
  • 1 GB Flash-ROM built-in
  • 640 user performances
  • Seamless Sound Switching "SSS" for Performances with up to four Parts
  • 13 dual insert effects (12 Parts + A/D Input)
  • Over 256 preset live set slots, 2,048 User & 2,048 library live set slots
  • 10,239 arpeggios
  • Eight arpeggio Parts simultaneously
  • Eight Scenes per Performance
  • Master keyboard functions for each Performance
  • Multichannel USB Audio Interface, 2-in/10-out
Sound creation workstations Fri, 30 Dec 2011 02:35:43 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1864@/talks/discussions
No analog synths modellers here!

Galaxy X

Look at Terminator 2 Score Tue, 21 Aug 2018 03:37:27 -0600 MikeLinn 20275@/talks/discussions

Magix (ex Sony) Sound Forge Pro topic Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:48:29 -0700 driftwood 6024@/talks/discussions Fantastic: Soundforge now available on Mac! I swear by this on the PC. This has been for years my audio editor of choice and its great to be able to have this on OSX - it requires 64 bit OS (Lion and ML compatible only) and its one of the best mastering packages around. Shame there's no CD architect built in but Im sure Sony will furnish us with an update soon.

Built on a clean slate for OS X, Sound Forge™ Pro Mac provides a contemporary application environment that’s perfect for recording, editing, processing, and rendering broadcast-quality audio master files. A fresh statement on audio editing software, Sound Forge Pro Mac includes a comprehensive suite of mastering, restoration, and repair tools for immediate results.

With the loss of Bias Peak, the competition was getting thinner on the ground with only Adobe and Steinberg Wavelab to master audio to. Now with this release we have a decent tried and tested editor via the PC. Excellent!

Tracktion T7 - Free DAW for Windows, Linux and Mac Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:51:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20237@/talks/discussions

This is no ‘Lite’ version, we do not impose track limits, plugin limitations or other such constraints commonly found in other low cost offerings.

Why? – we think you will enjoy using the app so much, you will discover the value in investing in our latest versions and the expanded features we are voraciously adding. Innovation and creativity is what drives us – join the ride today and download T7 for Mac, Windows, or Linux operating systems.

Yamaha Vocaloid 5 Sat, 28 Jul 2018 04:23:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20142@/talks/discussions


  • Over 2,000 preset phrases & audio to drag-and-drop into your song creation.
  • 11 audio effects to use within a single application.
  • Style function for an instant conversion to your favorite singing styles & voices.
  • Attack & Release effects and emotion tools to express your vocal phrases more realistically.
  • 3 new parameters to control vocal tension and breath amount.
  • 4 voicebanks (male & female, Japanese & English)
  • VST, AU, external MIDI input improved for external functionality.

Royalty free music for Indies Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:41:52 -0600 DrDave 6763@/talks/discussions We are revisiting the idea of creating royalty free music. This music can be used by anyone from high school teachers to indie film makers. What makes it royalty free? As you may know, copyrights are complicated. For example, you can give away the rights to a performance, but the actual music score may have rights attached to it. You can't record the song of another artist, and then claim you own it.

When we looked at this topic about eight years ago, we thought the Magnatune system was the way to go (disclaimer: we release our recordings on Magnatune). On Magnatune, you keep all the rights to your "CD" as we used to call an album, but they distribute it. You get half, they get half. Half is way more than I got from the big labels, and Magnatune is a great label. We still OWN all of our tracks. AS a filmmaker, you could (and still can) license the tracks for really dirt cheap, and, again, the creator got a dollar or so, depending. We figured, no one is going to balk at a few dollars for a sound track that would cost thousands to produce. We figured wrong. People did use the license feature, but not in the waves that we expected.

Well, as it turns out, people have this "must be free" attitude, which in a way is a driving force of the internet--no one wanted to pay the artists, even though they themselves are artists. So rather than rant about how ridiculous this is, we are starting a different model, and we can see that others are doing the same thing.

The new model is to just give it all away, free, and raise the money to produce it through Kickstarter or something similar. You can see our Kickstarter project here.

Once it is done, ppl can use the soundtrack. It may not be what you are looking for, but it will be free :) You'll notice that the music is old, like really old. That way, it is solidly in the public domain. Composers of course can create new scores and using for example Creative Commons we can record newer music as well. We have some new music projects in the works right now.

Studio Acoustic Treatment - Bobby Owsinski Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:17:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19946@/talks/discussions

What mic should I use for electronc pianist-vocalist? Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:22:17 -0600 brianl 19925@/talks/discussions I don't know if I have the right mics for this one, but I need to mic a pianist-singer in a concert hall. Piano is electric. The hall has no gear. Here's what I have Sennheiser k6 me66 AT 8022 stereo mic Oktava (mod'd) MK012 (3 heads) Rode nt3

FL Studio 20 comes to Mac Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:27:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19875@/talks/discussions

MIDI Polyphonic Expression Sat, 05 May 2018 20:19:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19650@/talks/discussions

Which RØDE microphone to get? Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:00:18 -0700 IronFilm 9760@/talks/discussions The RØDE contest is making me consider splurging out & buying a better micophone (currently I just use the cheapie thirty buck ones off eBay direct from China), specifically a RØDE microphone.

I suppose one of these would be in my price range that I'd be considering, for use with my GH1 (and via a hacked iRig Pre):

Rode NTG2 Condenser Shotgun Microphone, $269

Rode VideoMic Pro VMP Shotgun Microphone, $229

Rode Videomic Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Lyre Mount, $149

Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone Super-Cardio, $99

What would be the pros and cons of each of these options? Sound knowledge is a big big weakness of mine, so I'm open to all & any advice :-)

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:

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


Improving Sound of Room Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:15:50 -0600 MikeLinn 19365@/talks/discussions

Adobe audition - ducking (side chain) with multiband compression and noise gate Sun, 18 Mar 2018 22:08:56 -0600 zcream 19230@/talks/discussions I have noisy vocals. The meat of the voice is 1-5 kHz and that is pretty clean. I have music under it. I want to pass only the vocals from 1-5khz with a hard limiter acting as a noise gate. Now I can duplicate the vocal and make it a ghost track and then process it in this manner. And that would work.

Is there an alternative where I don't need to ghost it? Can I apply effects only to the internal side chain signal?

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

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