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Chaos in a Can

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  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
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    Electronic Wind Instrument

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  1. I've been trying to find/make a specific sound for quite some time, and my failure is probably due to the fact that I have no idea how to describe it. It's kind of like an airy pipe or gong with a lot of reverb. The sound I'm looking for can be heard at the very beginning of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xg4FkuzFyQ or at about 3:45 in Disco Dan's Riptide OC ReMix. Does anyone know where I can find or how I can make this effect?
  2. I don't know if you've tried this yet, but if the buzzing isn't too loud, you could also try a noise gate.
  3. Well, that is interesting. I've never come across anything like that, but I've only used recording to get a midi sequence from a hardware synth into audio. I've never recorded while SONAR was playing audio before. Regarding VST and DXi, they're two different plugin formats. For most purposes, there's not really a difference, but VST's seem to be a bit more prevalent. And also, you're welcome!
  4. Your "line-in" should be SoundMax Audio. SoundMax Audio is the name of your computer's sound card driver. Simply put, it is a program that handles the audio coming in from line-in and audio going out to your speakers. If Hypercanvas is a VST, your setup in Sonar should look something like this: Synth Rack: -Hypercanvas Tracks: -Track Folder: Drums -Audio Track: Drums Audio -I: Hypercanvas Primary Out: Stereo -O: SoundMax Audio 1/2 -MIDI Track: Drums MIDI -O: Hypercanvas 1 -Audio Track: Guitar (armed to record) -I: SoundMax Audio -O: SoundMax Audio 1/2 Hypercanvas takes the MIDI input and generates audio which is redirected throught the Drums Audio track to your speakers. Audio from your guitar is recorded in the Guitar Audio track, which is played through your speakers when you aren't recording. If all this is set up correctly and you still have this problem, I believe you may want to try the solution presented by dannthr. If whatever you're using to record can hear the drums being played through your speakers, then the drums are being recorded too. Simple way to check: Start recording (without playing anything) and move your recording device towards and away from the speakers. Stop recording, Solo the recorded track, and play it back. If you hear the drums in the recording get louder and softer, you're unintentionally recording the drums along with the guitar.
  5. Flute - 8 years, but I just started taking private lessons this year. Piano / Keyboards - 8 years as well. Electronic Wind Instrument (Akai EWI4000s) - I just bought one of these a couple months ago, and it is the coolest thing I have ever played. Wind instrument + 8 octave range + 100 programmable sounds = sheer awesome! (Most people I've talked to have no idea what an EWI is, so click here for the Wikipedia page)
  6. I'm pretty sure the song, or at least that portion of it is in minor. From what I remember, the song was fairly mellow; possibly a piano solo or orchestral piece. What I have in my head is either a piano or bells, like a music box, but it sounds just as familiar as strings. I don't know whether that bit is at the beginning of the mix, but I believe it is at the beginning of the source song. When I think of the song, multiple games come to mind, all of which are RPG's. Suprisingly, none of which have "final" in its name. I could be totally wrong, but I think it's from either one of the three bazillion chrono remixes, a mana game, a star ocean game, or a phantasy star game. I found it. It's Ice Crystal from Star Ocean 3.
  7. I've had a melody from a song stuck in my head which I'm fairly sure is from a video game, most likely an OCRemix, but I can't figure out what it's from and it's driving me insane. I've gone through my entire OCRemix collection with no luck. I put what I can remember into a midi file. I believe the main instrument is either a piano or strings. Can anyone help me figure out what this is from?
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