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Free Windows alternatives to Sibelius or Finale (Music Composition) [closed]

I'm taking a music composition course and it's highly recommended we grab some software for music composition, the two most popular being Sibelius and Finale. They aren't overly pricey, as both have ...
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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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Can Windows Media Player create playlists based on folder structure?

Over the years I've carefully molded my digital media collection into a series of folders that make it easy for me to find what I'm looking for. I recently discovered the awesomeness that is streaming ...
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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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Use cmus or other terminal music player with Google Play (Music)

Can you play/stream music through the linux terminal using a command line application from your Google Music/Play Account? If so how, and with what application?
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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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Vislization Software for Live Audio?

Currently I have been using WinAmp, with MilkDrop visulization plugins to disply visulizations that go with the music. This works fine for normal music files, but now I am in a situation where I ...
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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 ...
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Software available for singing “lessons” via computer microphone? [closed]

Looking for a software to help my friend learn to sing. Can't seem to find anything on googles. Does there exist software (preferably downloadable and from this century!) that records one's voice and ...
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Retuning voice in full song so that singer is on-tune

I have some potentially great songs which are spoilt by singers who sing out of tune. Is there any easy to use (and hopefully cheap) software that 'corrects' the song so that they're not off-tune ...
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Can I talk while playing music?

I have taken the advice of some people on here to use Shoutcast for my online radio station, but I have run into a problem. I need to be able to talk while the music is playing. Not through the entire ...
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Is it possible to convert a bitmap image to music using existing software?

I'd like to convert the following black and white image: to some kind of playable audio file, where each black pixel represents a musical note. Is it possible to do this using existing software?
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How can I access the Music folder?

In Windows 7 the Music library includes a number of folder, one of them is called My Music. The My Music folder itself is located in c:\users\USERNAME. If I open the folder I see all my music files ...
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Is there a folder-only based music player for Linux?

I have my music sorted using directories so I don't want a library, tags and what not. What I want: easily (recursively) add directories to playlist from my music root, not from library songs in ...
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Identify music from partial mp3 extract [closed]

I have an mp3 of ten seconds of popular music. I'd like to know what song it is from. There are no words to look up, just instruments (90s pop punk guitar). Things I've tried: MusicBrainz Picard. ...
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iTunes - One track in several albums

I'm using Windows 7 to do this. I have quite an extensive library of music and now I have quite a lot of duplicate tracks but in different albums. Obviously I don't really want duplicate files but I'd ...
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surround sound on board upgrade for music creation

disclaimer - i'm not asking for shopping suggestions, just feasibility. I'm thinking of getting a proper soundcard for my machine, but it's been a long long time since i've bought a dedicated card. I ...
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Looking for an application that tag and recognizes contemporary music [closed]

I am working on finding out some information on few pieces of contemporary music (after or around 1900) that has not been given names, composers or dates. So I am looking for a web application or ...
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Database and tools for validated BPMs of songs?

I'm a bit picky about ensuring that all of my music has the proper tags in iTunes. I rip all of my music from CDs or purchase it by the album from Amazon, this provides good coverage. I then use Get ...
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add music to my iPhone with out losing the existing once

prove me if I am wrong, I am fan of apple products, but the iTune application which is supposedly the heart of many of the transactions looks so messy for me specially with music. I have more than 5 ...
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Software to write/compose music for game - for non professionals

Looking for some software which will make for person without professional musical skills to write simple/nice musical themes for iPhone games. Also will appreciate any tutorial/blog describing ...
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How to make Winamp sound like studio quality? [closed]

When I listen to an HD song in Youtube using Firefox it sounds like studio quality. But when I play a high quality FLAC version of the same song on Winamp it sounds not as good as Youtube. So I am not ...
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Automatically detect blips (noise spikes, abrupt endings, etc) in music files

Is there anything out there that will scan a music file and report on whether or not there are problems with blips in the audio? These blips would essentially be any noise that would cause you to ...
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Is there software to automatically change song speed without transposing it

Goal: automatically adjusting speed (bpm) of a given set of MP3 files in order to have a collection of music optimized to be heard when I am running. (I realized that I prefer to run with about 168 ...
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How to use audiofingerprint sw (which?) to organise music by artist alphabetically, then artist then album/single/ep title? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically sort music files into folders by album/artist names Some audio files from my CD collection don't have any meta data/name or are incomplete. I'd like to use ...
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Backup Windows Media Player playlists

I have playlists that I want to reuse it on multiple machine. My music files are store on dropbox.com so the path seems to be the same on different machines (i.e. indeed I change Dropbox storing ...
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How do I play a particular playlist with mpc?

I am using mpd with mpc for all my music needs. Now, what I want to ask is how to load/play songs from a particular playlist in mpc/mpd so that it only plays those song. For example, I created a ...
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Making music on a Mac [closed]

I am making an iOS game and I wanted to make hawaiian music for the game. What would be a good solution for a Mac? I don't want to use GarageBand. Edit I need the song to have a ukulele sound like ...
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iTunes + External Hard Drive problem

Okay, so I've always stored my music on my external hard drive and run it from there with iTunes. Recently, however, it's being a little awkward. I think it was because I accidentally tried to run a ...
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ITunes - Duplicate “Purchased on iPhone” playlists

Whenever I purchase music on my phone and then sync with iTunes later, a duplicate "Purchased on iPhone" playlist will be created. The first one will have everything I've purchased in the past, and ...
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Midi editor/composer for Linux

I need to compose midi music in Linux. I have experience this on Windows. There are lots of software out there for Windows that could do this. But now that I have switch to Linux (Debian, in ...
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Windows media player stutters at the beginning and end of each song when streamed from a network library

Windows media player (on Win7, 64bit) shows "Other Libraries" - so I can play music from my desktop machine on my laptop. This is great, except the music stutters for maybe the first 15 seconds and ...
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Free software for connecting to a Nokia phone to transfer music [closed]

What free software is there for connecting to a Nokia phone? Nokia recently "upgraded" their PC Suite with a music manager that isn't compatible with my phone, and frankly, PC Suite sucks so much ...
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MIDI Over USB-Hub: Latency?

I am connecting an NI Maschine (hardware) over USB to my Macbook Pro. Right now I'm using a USB 2.0 powered hub (by DLink or Belkin, depending). It seems fine, but these things can be hard to detect. ...
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Sort music files by disc number in Vista

I'm working under Vista and the problem is—I can see disc number of track in Winamp or other multimedia player, but I cannot sort files by disc number in Windows Explorer. I've scanned through the ...