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Best audio recorder / software sequencer combination for PC?

For a while now I've been using Caustic to doodle around ith on my Android phone. It's a wonderful piece of software. I also use Reaper on the PC. However... [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Sep 11, 2014 - 5 answers

What is going on with my Ipod?

I started having problems with my Ipod and I am unsure of the best way to remedy the problem. [more inside]
posted by kbbbo on Feb 2, 2014 - 3 answers

Our IPod icon does not show up in I-tunes

Hi, We just got an Ipod Nano (the latest one) for Christmas and when we first got it out of the box we were able to download music from our computer to the I-Pod. We did it with I-tunes and I remember seeing something that indicated that the I-Pod was being recognized by the I-tunes website. No problems downloading to the I-Pod. But now I'm trying to add some music and the I-Pod is not being recognized. The new songs are in my library (under I-tunes) and they are already paid for. I have Windows Vista. The little white USB cord is not having a problem with charging the I-Pod, but nothing on the computer indicates that the I-Pod is recognized. When I am in the library, I click on DEVICES, and I can see a word that says sync, but sync is not in bold, another words I can't click on it. Any advice? I already turned my computer off and on again, and also took out the USB and put it back in as well. I went to the website and read the manual but there is so much there and I don't see how to do any of the instructions if the I-pod is not recognized. Thanks, Lynnie-the-pooh
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jan 22, 2014 - 7 answers

Question about Bluetooth security and speakers.

I am about to buy some bluetooth speakers to be used in conjunction with a Windows computer and Itunes. I have heard vague rumblings to the effect that bluetooth has security issues that regular wifi devices do not. Ordinarily, I would buy wifi speakers but the few I can find are awfully damned pricey. Would I be putting myself at risk of compromising my computer's security if I set up a pair or two of bluetooth speakers in my apartment? In general, are there any bluetooth security issues I should be aware of, as a new user of this technology? Many thanks for your time.
posted by jason's_planet on Oct 24, 2013 - 2 answers

How do I get a playlist off an ipad without any additional equipment?

Is there ANY way using JUST the ipad 2 to export a playlist I made there as a text file? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 9, 2012 - 1 answer

MPD/network mp3 playing alternatives?

What is the best way to play MP3s on one computer, but controlled (prev, next, play, volume, etc.) by an interface on another computer. Complication level: there shouldn't be one because there is Linux and FreeBSD and NFS and shit everywhere. Why is this harder than it should be? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Oct 3, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I delete the music off my iPhone 4S?

Can someone please help me figure out a way of getting the photos and videos off my iPhone 4S and onto a laptop, or of deleting the music I have on it? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jan 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Is it smart to run both my computer and record player audio through an amplifier?

Is it possible to use the same set of speakers/studio monitors with both my computer and record player/amplifier? Is it possible/smart to run both the computer and record player audio through the amplifier? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 8, 2011 - 13 answers

One time it duplicated every file in my library! For no reason!

I have a computer with way too much music on it, and I have an external hard drive. Can I store all my music on the external hard drive without making iTunes angry? Please explain as if I am twelve. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jul 26, 2011 - 14 answers

iHate it

Is it just me, or is iTunes the most annoying, inconvenient, fricking stupid piece of software ever created? Help me figure out how to use this piece of crap. [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Oct 6, 2010 - 30 answers

Looking for Rhapsody in Blue...

My sister needs a specific recording of Rhapsody in Blue really fast, and it should be on iTunes but we can't find it... [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Sep 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Computer Recommendations for Ableton and No Money?

Minimum specs for a computer running Ableton Live? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Aug 13, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I compose if I don't have a Mac?

Are there any halfway decent equivalents to Garageband that would work with a Microsoft computer? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jul 30, 2010 - 31 answers

Help me create an innovate computer music workstation stand

Calling ingenious diy'ers ergonomic tweakers and musos. Help me create an innovate computer music workstation where things like laptop, touchpad, trackball, music midi controllers are held at different angles and heights. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Cracklin' MIDI

Electronic musicians: help a brother out with MIDI and latency issues? [more inside]
posted by echo target on Jun 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me with my new audio setup.

Right now we play music using the iMac in our living room. But in our new apartment the computer is going to be in the office. How can I get the tunes out of there and into the adjacent living room? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Apr 19, 2010 - 18 answers

Have computer -- want noise

Have computer -- want to make "music" [more inside]
posted by lex mercatoria on Mar 4, 2010 - 10 answers

How to make the Mac play nice with my Sansa?

How to sync Macbook with a non-iPod MP3 player? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Open Back Headphones On A Budget.

Could someone please reccomend me some comfortable open back headphones with decent enough sound for under £40? Prefebly they should have a short cable (as I keep triping over my Sennheiser's). [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Jun 15, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I get my files from Point A to Point B?

I need to move several gigs of music files from one external hard drive to another. But, there are a few problems... [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Software to generate notated music from singing?

Can I sing (or hum or whistle) into my computer and have it produce notated music? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Mar 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Best home karaoke solution?

Help me create the ultimate karaoke room in the finished basement of my house. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Mar 3, 2009 - 0 answers

Accessible playlists

How would one go about creating a playlist akin to a mixtape (ie with specifically ordered songs), to share with a friend via thumb drive/zip file? [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett on Feb 25, 2009 - 3 answers

Music for Home Movies

I'm looking for a website to get ideas for music that would match the theme of home movies that I put together on my Mac. In other words, if im putting together our trip to the beach home movies, 'Surfing in the USA' might match the theme, etc. I understand there might be legal issues, but that should be up to the end user.
posted by passtehbrainz on Dec 1, 2008 - 2 answers

help me find a piece of classical music

I am looking for a piece of classical music that was featured as a teaching tool on a computer program about 15 or 20 years ago. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Oct 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Help Me Rebuild My iTunes Library

My Macbook Pro was stolen. Just about the only non-shitty thing about it is that I keep my huge iTunes library on an external drive. All the music files are on the drive, but the data files (library.xml) were on the stolen Mac. I have another Macbook. What's the simplest way I can rebuild my library on it? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 8, 2008 - 13 answers

Nasty noises when recording to a computer?

Recordingfilter: Why do strange buzzing noises and "zzzt"s appear when someone isn't touching the guitar strings while recording on a computer. [more inside]
posted by sleepy pete on Apr 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Distortion is cool, but not always...

What's the best way for me to record music with my computer for under $100? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Feb 1, 2008 - 14 answers

Cheapo way to plug piano keyboard into a mac

What's the cheapest way of plugging a piano keyboard into my mac [more inside]
posted by singingfish on Jun 26, 2007 - 9 answers

A poem/tune: Possible to publically perform?

What is the easiest way to have one program running in Mac OS X while another displays keystrokes in real time? I'll explain the details inside... [more inside]
posted by umbú on Jun 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Booting to SOLID and STABLE mode for live performance?

Looking to do live music performance with my laptop, how can I make sure it's rock solid and stable during performance sessions? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Apr 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me move my playlist across the file structure divide.

I have 2 installations of iTunes. I want to transfer a play-list from one to the other. Both have identical libraries. However the file paths of the two libraries is different on each computer. Is there a way to do this? Theres [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jan 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Cables cables everywhere, and not a stereo 1/4" to dual mono 1/8" to be found

Solutions for organizing lots of different kinds of cables (xlr, 1/8 in, 1/4 in, rca, usb, firewire, ac) for easy access where space is at a severe premium?
posted by Eothele on Jan 6, 2007 - 14 answers

How can I pause Windows Media Player with my keyboard, without the default media player shortcut keys?

How can I pause Windows Media Player with my keyboard, without the default media player shortcut keys? [more inside]
posted by angryjellybean on Nov 24, 2006 - 4 answers

GUI Music video

Does anyone remember the name of a music video where the band is playing, and they keep getting moved about and assaulted by a pointer, as if they were part of a computer's GUI? And, if possible, where to find it online? Or, if you know of any other videos along that theme?
posted by fungible on Oct 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Sound Output problem with Alesis MultiMix 8

I bought an Alesis MultiMix 8 the other day, which is an 8 input firewire interface. It works OK but the main problem I have is that the stereo out (from the computer to the mixer) cuts out very frequently. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Oct 11, 2006 - 7 answers

the is what we call the zip zap rap

Is there a way to play my ipod through my computer? [more inside]
posted by Kifer85 on Jul 10, 2006 - 11 answers

Using Notebook Computer as CD-Player

Sound output of notebook computer (Powerbook) too low to drive Bose Wave Radio input; inexpensive solution? [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Jul 26, 2005 - 15 answers

Computer World cover

What computer is on the cover of Kraftwerk's Computer World album?
posted by donth on May 10, 2005 - 7 answers

Death of the Living Room Stereo?

Does the wired home spell the end of the living room stereo system? [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Mar 30, 2005 - 16 answers

Computer Software for Recording

I'm looking to record on my PC ( I have adequate Hardware) some music using guitars, bass, vocals, and some other instruments. I need suggestions for a good software program to use (money is not a problem) for the basic recording/tracking and a good program to create drum tracks from scratch. Please see extended explanation for more details. [more inside]
posted by derekislost on Mar 18, 2005 - 11 answers

Winamp lowers the volume after every song.

Winamp lowers the volume after every song. So, I'm constantly turning it all the way back up. How do I get it to stop that? They may be trying to save my ears, but my headphones are dying and I have a slight hearing problem. I listen to a song, and the next one is suddenly just a whisper. So frustrating.
posted by FunkyHelix on Dec 21, 2004 - 6 answers

How can I play .asf files on my Mac?

I recently went to a concert and bought a special package that included digital recordings of a few songs. The format is .asf but I run a Mac, 10.2.8. Windows Media Player isn't playing the files. What's my option now?
posted by BlueTrain on Jul 13, 2004 - 13 answers

iTunes trashed my library! Can XML save my sanity?

iTunes trashed my library! Can XML save my sanity? [more inside]
posted by kjh on Jun 25, 2004 - 8 answers

Piano keyboard recommendations

I'm looking to buy a music keyboard for up to £300. I basically want one that's as near to a proper piano as I can, but my needs are: 61 keys (preferably weighted), connectivity to a computer (therefore not much need for extra bells and whistles on the actual keyboard), touch sensitivity, option for pedal/sustain, and a really good array of spectacular sounds. Can anyone help with a make/model? I can't find anywhere that gives an unbiased view of buying a keyboard... [more inside]
posted by wibbler on Dec 26, 2003 - 9 answers

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