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Any program can record your singing or humming, and then create the musical notes of what you sing?

I am looking for a program that can record a melody, that is record the humming of my voice and then convert said melody into the musical note version (akin to the sheets of music a pianoist uses).
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How can I configure Windows Media Player to manage my music library?

I'm currently using Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7 Ultimate. I was using iTunes, but since I got my Android phone, I got rid of my iPod and uninstalled iTunes. I'm trying to do things like keep ...
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How do you change the artist catalogue image in Windows Media Player?

I would like to customize my artist catalog album cover. What I mean is when you select Music/Artist, all artists of which you 2+ albums have their music appear in what is essentially a subfolder ...
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Playlists in foobar2000

I am trying my best to get used to foobar2000, but I am still missing one thing. When I play one album by double clicking the first song it automatically plays all the songs of that album. But I don't ...
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Xbox Music only “matches” ~70% of the songs on most of my albums. How can I make it recognize the other songs?

When Xbox Music matches a song on my PC, it adds it to my "Xbox Music cloud". I can stream music from this cloud to all of my other devices. The problem is, it fails to match at least 2-3 on most of ...
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When doing replaygain on multi-disc albums, should the “album” gain actually be a “disc” gain?

I am writing a script to add replaygain tags to my entire music library, and it is working well. However, I am wondering what the correct behavior is for calculating album (or "audiophile") gain ...
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Why does LilyPond describe sharps as “is” and flats as “es” by default?

In LilyPond the syntax to add a sharp to a note is is so that fis is f sharp, and the syntax to add a flat to a note is es so that bes is b flat. I'm having trouble remembering this; is there a ...
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How to jump to the current playing song in foobar?

In iTunes there's a small icon in the title frame, by which we can jump to the current playing song in the play list. I'm wondering if there is some similar way to jump to the song currently playing.
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Run a script when connected to wireless

I'm after a way of running a script (on Windows) when a network connection is established. Background: I'm looking at the potential of having a low powered computer that sits in the boot of my car ...
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Tool to help compare mp3 bitrate quality?

So I've got 2 mp3 files 320 kbps 192 kbps However it's hard for me to notice any differences at all (it seems there's none). Is there a tool to help compare bitrate quality? I wanna find out what ...
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Will a sound card help the quality of audio recordings?

Some people also seem to use external devices too for podcasting and the like. What are they for? Just some kind of equalizer?
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How do I automate editing of metadata for a large number of music files?

I am disappointed with iTunes' support for organizing classical music. When listening on an iPod/iPhone/iHome device, it displays the artist, album and song title. I don't see an option to view ...
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How can I get AB repeat functionality on iTunes/Mac OS X?

I'm wondering if there's an A-B repeat feature on iTunes, a quick google found nothing, but I was hoping there was a plugin or maybe a separate app that provided this. For me it's useful for ...
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How do I specify the playback device for Winamp or default device in Windows 7?

My Windows 7 computer is sometimes used for playing notifications. These notifications are scheduled using the standard system scheduler ("Schedule tasks" command in the control panel). A typical task ...
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iTunes - how to create really RANDOM playlist?

How can I create a smart playlist which would contain REALLY RANDOM songs? Is there any hint how to do it? I've tried to set up in the "Match the following rule" chars like *, / or ., but it never ...
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Linux: super light-weight music player with http or commandline interface [closed]

I'm searching a super light-weight music player which has a http and/or commandline interface. It should support very basic playlist support (removing files by id and adding files by path or something ...
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Music player on Linux without playlists, just a directory navigation and file playing

I am searching for a mp3 player for Linux that resembles 1by1 on features: light, free, with no playlists, just selection of files to play using a directory navigator. Any suggestion?
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Kubuntu desktop audio stutters

I've tried using Amarok, mplayer, and VLC on Kubuntu 9.04, and with every one, the audio that plays will randomly stutter (pause for a second and resume). It can happen once per song, ten times per ...
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Audition Playback Follows Mouse Position

I remember on Adobe Audition 3 there was a feature in the top bar. It was a cursor icon with a little speaker next to it. It would let you "drag" over the track and play it at various speeds ...
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Network music solution for mixed-OS network

My home network at current includes, two Ubuntu machines a Windows 7 desktop a Windows Vista laptop and a Windows XP netbook. In addition, there's one android-based smartphone in the house, ...
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Is there a way to edit track info directly using squeezebox server?

I've got a server running Squeezebox server (v7.4.2). Is there a way to edit track info using the Squeeze server software ? My other options are to connect to the directory with the music and edit ...
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How can I extract text (text only) from a PDF of sheet music?

I have a PDF book of sheet music that I need to extract the text from. I don't need to extract the musical notes or anything, just the verses of the text. I can't select one line of text by itself – ...
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Ultimate low-footprint music player for Mac OSX?

My Mac at work has 2GB of RAM total, and I'm constantly using enough middleweight programs simultaneously that I wind up in Rainbow Circle Hell. I've been using Songbird, but it frequently runs into ...
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What are the basic components of an “audiophile” PC? [closed]

For the purpose of listening to lossless files (i.e., FLAC), is it simply a high quality sound card + high quality speaker?
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Stable Windows Laptop

I'm looking for suggestions on how to setup a rock solid Windows installation on my Laptop. It's a Toshiba A200 FE0 Satellite, if that helps with a EMU 0404 sound card. I ideally want this for live ...
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Split long music file with help of playlist file

Is there a program that can split an mp3 (and/or other music file types) into single songs, using an itunes playlist file (and/or other music playlist files) to determine beginning and ending of a ...
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How can I scrobble my music plays from the Zune desktop software to last.fm?

I recently started using the Zune desktop software to play my music, and I really like it. Once thing that I need in all my music players, however, is the ability to scrobble to last.fm. I'm having ...
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Creating an audio CD that also opens a video presentation on a PC

I've seen this before with commercial CDs: they sound like regular a audio CD when inserted into a music player or stereo, but when inserted into a PC they instead open up a Flash presentation (.exe) ...
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How to separate files based on type?

My music folder is a mess with some files being protected by DRM and others not. Is there a way to automatically separate all files within the subfolders of my music folder based on file extension? I ...
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Making space in Lilypond music

I want to make some extra space between the main body of the music and the coda. I use \break to start the coda on a new line, but a wider gap would look better and help the eye move down to find it.
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iTunes keeps pausing during video playback

I like to work and watch movies in iTunes at the same time. Recently, however, iTunes has just started to pause randomly during playback. It is not a freezing issue - it is like somebody hit the pause ...
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Sort MP3-Collection Into Subfolders

My music collection is all in mp3's and almost perfectly tagged. It's currently in a music folder sorted by [artist] and subfolders for the [albums]. I have got a lot of artists and genres, so I ...
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Skullcandy 50/50 - Weird Noises Even When Audio Is Off

Bought Skullcandy 50/50, connected to my laptop and noticed "laser" like or circular saw cutting like sounds that can be hardly heard. I muted everything and still hear them. This happens only with ...
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Connecting Yamaha KX8 Keyboard to computer?

EDIT: SORRY it was not p80 but KX8! Update: I found the name of my software that came with keyboard: Cubase Ai4 How can I connect usb-piano to my computer? I recently bought a yamaha KX8 keyboard. ...
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Two different subwoofers aren't working on my machine or my phone

I have speakers that come with my computer. Two small desktop speakers and a subwoofer with a base volume control on the back. It's worked for years. I was listening to Spotify on my speakers as loud ...
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Software to detect mp3 almost-duplicates?

Because of some unfortunate circumstances I noticed I irrevertibly mixed up my sorted and retagged mp3s with an old backup. That means now I have files that are basically duplicates except for the id3 ...
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Stream Music To Ventrilo From ESXi VM

I would like to stream music to my Ventrilo server from a Windows XP virtual machine running on an ESXi host. I have followed the instructions outlined here to stream music from something like VLC to ...
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How can I add “label” information to my MP3s?

I've been listening to the recent All Songs Considered podcast, Do Record Labels Matter and I'm inspired to start adding record label information to my MP3s. I don't see an obvious place to put that ...
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Load M3U in Windows Media Player

I've got an m3u file which only has one line (C:\Users\James\Documents\Music). When I load this in Windows Media Player, I get an error saying "the selected file has an extension (.) that is not ...
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Can Xbox Music be configured to recognize “Band Name” and “The Band Name” as the same band?

In Xbox Music, "Band Name" and "The Band Name" are grouped as two different bands. This can be frustrating, especially if the band's name starts with a letter nowhere near "T". As a corollary, can ...
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Can different id3v2 tags in the same song be of a different version (ex. version 2.3 and 2.4)?

I'm confused on the difference between id3v2 version 2.3 and version 2.4 and would really appreciate it if anyone can clear this all up for me. For example can the same file have TIT2 tag of Black ...
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iPod Touch file structure: where should I put a song?

I have ssh to and from my ipod. Now I need to know the file structure so that I can manipulate it without itunes (ie wirelessly) Where would one, for example, put a song file and what files would I ...
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From a quality perspective, what is better: turning volume up in the software, in the OS, or on the speakers?

If music isn't loud enough, how do I get the best quality (even if the difference is in fact so small it's negligible)? By making the music louder in my music player, game or other sound-producing ...
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How can I force Xbox Music to find music in all subfolders of my Music library?

My music library is organized (roughly) like this: Music mp3 (original) Artist/Album/Song mp3 (from Tom) Artist/Album/Song mp3 (from Dick) Artist/Album/Song ...
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Can I browse by Artist, then by Album, then by Song in the Xbox Music app for Windows 8?

Most music players allow you to browse like this: Select an artist from the list of artists Select an album from a list of the artist's albums Play the album or view its songs In the Xbox Music ...
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Compress MP3 downloaded from the web?

I recently downloaded a bunch of raw audio streams from the web as MP3s and I realize now that they're huge! 60 MB a song… I would like to compress these, but the other question similar to mine links ...
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How to prevent iTunes from launching on media key press

Recently, I made the switch to Songbird, and it's all gone well except for one thing: global music hotkeys. I installed an addon (Apple Keyboard Media Key Support) that enabled me to use the iTunes ...
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Is there an android music player that can play from dropbox? [closed]

I tend to keep my current favorite music in Dropbox so that I can listen to it at home and work. My android phone has can also play music from Dropbox but to do so, you have to select each song ...
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How to add a song to the iPod or iPhone if it was sync'ed with another computer?

I had a Vista machine and my iPhone was sync'ed to that machine. But after I got a new machine with Windows 7, I moved that old computer away and is not using it. So now I installed iTunes on this ...
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System volume vs Media player volume?

Consider i want to listen to music in medium volume. Is there any difference between the following two scenarios? keeping System Master Volume to medium and Full Volume in my media player and full ...