I used to have an iPhone. You could listen to music with it. You could plug it into my basic USB car stereo and it would play music. I now have a Google Nexus 4. It will play for about 30 minutes, and then stop. If I'm lucky, it might deign to play a few songs in the car. I must be doing something wrong, right? [more inside]
posted by scruss
on Oct 16, 2013 -
I'm looking to assemble a home stereo for dirt cheap. What do I need to know and how can I get the most ♪ for the least $? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Dec 5, 2012 -
What are some songs or clips from songs that slowly build up by adding instruments one at a time and/or by featuring one instrument at a time? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh
on Sep 15, 2012 -
Would you please suggest literature that deals with the theory or practice of scoring music and sound to moving images. [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad
on Jun 26, 2012 -
Looking for a small "bookshelf" style hi fi unit. I have recently moved to the US from Australia and had to leave my great little hi fi behind. I am currently playing my CD's through a borrowed portable unit that sounds like a tin can and have been hunting for something better. [more inside]
posted by wwax
on Nov 30, 2011 -
Re-building my electronic music home studio with a new computer at the heart of it. Have lots of pieces but not sure of optimal setup/signal path. [more inside]
posted by erebora
on Feb 10, 2011 -
There is a certain organ sound used in a lot of old prog music. A grindy organ sound. A perfect example is here
, starting at 2:48. What is the instrument, and, if applicable, what is the setting / tone / whathaveyou (for example, if the instrument were a Hammond organ, what button would be pushed / levers flipped / etc. to get that sound? If a Moog, what dials would be turned, more or less?)?
posted by Bugbread
on Jan 24, 2011 -
Can you recommend a portable music/media player that has a built in sound recorder as well? Must be really easy to use. [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Dec 13, 2010 -
[Christmas Gift Filter] Help me get my boyfriend some nice speakers that he can use with his Mac Book Pro. [more inside]
posted by wansac
on Nov 24, 2010 -
Composers, musicians, songwriters
: What steps do you take to create a piece of music from scratch? Additional questions about working as a composer, music software, planning processes, etc. inside. [more inside]
posted by matticulate
on Nov 23, 2010 -
How to identify the music used to close today's 15 Nov. program The Strand on BBC World Service. I've searched the BBC Website(s) but failed to find it.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Nov 15, 2010 -
Mixer (Yamaha EMX 312 SC) is muffling the vocals. Awful sound. Help? [more inside]
posted by hasna
on Nov 1, 2010 -
How did producer Gary Katz get those Steely Dan records to sound so much "cleaner" than the other popular music being recorded at the time?
posted by Joe Beese
on Oct 26, 2010 -
I'm looking for information about careers in audio, sound and music within the film and television industries. Info like how to find an entry level job/internship, size of the industry, average income, etc for jobs like sound designer, audio editor, production sound mixer, dialogue editor, composer, foley etc. Thanks!
posted by Charlie Lesoine
on Sep 20, 2010 -
Is there an objective way to measure audio fidelity? If so, what is it? In other words, what quality of headphones and speakers makes the differences in sound quality?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy
on May 2, 2010 -
What, besides the volume, distinguishes the sound ("timbre") of a string quartet and chamber orchestra? Put another way, if I took a recording of myself singing, and overlaid 100 copies of the track on top of each other, would I sound like a choir section?
posted by Busoni
on Apr 24, 2010 -
How can I listen to music from my PC on a home theater while utilizing my sub woofer? I have my PC in a different room, hooked up with an optical cable to my home theater receiver. When I play music from iTunes on my PC, the sound only comes out of my main floor speakers and not my sub woofer. Is this possible with regular music tracks? [more inside]
posted by dpollitt
on Apr 13, 2010 -
I was playing around with a keyboard at a Guitar Center that had an auto-harmonize feature. Below a certain note pressing a key would play a chord instead of a single tone. What was interesting was that playing chromatically (white and black keys) it played chords that retained a firm sense of key (C major) - if you jumped around randomly or did chromatic runs it didn't sound like there were a bunch of modulations taking place. What formula do you think it used to do this?
posted by phrontist
on Aug 31, 2009 -
What's a good (and not terribly expensive) portable setup for adding AutoTune to live vocals? This would be in NYC, and the world needs to experience AutoTune karaoke. [more inside]
posted by anildash
on Aug 13, 2009 -
synth sound called and how do I make it in Reason? The sound in question begins at :14. [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Aug 12, 2009 -
Most Halloweens I have a small Rocky Horror Picture Show party at my place. But this year I wanted to screen a different musical. Still, I want people to dress up, and I want the night to carry the same raucous, raunchy tone. How can I "slutify" The Sound of Music?
posted by Sully
on Jul 29, 2009 -
Can anyone help me find an audio version of the Singalong Sound of Music
with the audience participation included in the recording? I am not looking for a short clip (the only things I've managed to find so far) but rather, the entire show. Thanks.
posted by Sully
on Jul 22, 2009 -
How do bands in cities practice? I've got the band, I need the space. [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on May 20, 2009 -
Migrating from an iPod to a cellphone... was the awesome surgically removed though? [more inside]
posted by trinarian
on Apr 21, 2009 -
Electronic music production. How, for example, were the sounds on Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion
made? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore
on Apr 13, 2009 -
Switched to Mac, looking for Adobe Audacity replacement. Should I go for Logic Express? [more inside]
posted by treepour
on Apr 9, 2009 -
Is there a (hopefully free) Mac app that will let me draw (and listen to) a waveform? I just switched to a Mac 4 months ago, and I remember there being all sorts of little audio tools that did stuff like this, but now I need one that will allow me to simply draw a waveform.
Now, ideally I'd like to paste in graphical or vector shapes (photoshop or illustrator) and use those as the waveforms -this is really what I'm looking for - like a line to waveform ability. Would an oscilloscope-type software be more what I'm looking for, and would that allow me to "dial" between the drawn waveforms? Thanks!
posted by itchi23
on Jan 16, 2009 -
Stock sound? Is there a place on the internets where one can download freely or purchase sound samples- not CD collections. Like if I want thunder, or trains, or some other cheesy stuff.
posted by xmutex
on Nov 23, 2008 -
What song was used for the wav called wigglgirl.wav (or something similar to that)? Several years ago there was a .wav that was very popular on the internet, IRC especially, that sounded a lot like a Shaggy song. However, after listening to a lot of different Shaggy songs, I was never able to find any of his songs with the same music or lyrics. Anyone remember the .wav I'm referring to and do you know what song this was? I have been trying to figure out the name and artist of the song that was used in the .wav for over a decade now. If anyone knows, it'll probably be a mefite.
posted by GlowWyrm
on Jul 28, 2008 -
Help improve my sound! After listening to some pristine, rich & dynamic music at a friend's studio, I've decided to improve my own setup. The catch? I don't want to spend thousands and have no interest in audiophile snake oil. Recommendations? Details on my existing gear inside. [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Jul 9, 2008 -
How can I upgrade my home sound system & radio to a 21st century solution, without breaking the budget? I have CDs and an old boom box that plays CDs & analog radio. What's the best system to upgrade to for the next 5-10 years? [more inside]
posted by mark7570
on Mar 12, 2008 -
Please help me find the best music solution for my new but badly insulated (UK) flat.
I like my music loud - but my downstairs neighbour doesn't. [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM
on Feb 12, 2008 -
I'm looking for an MP3 player that you can treat like a USB drive. In other words, I want to load MP3s onto it by just plugging the device into my machine and the copying files over. I do not want to use a specialized program like Itunes, and I want to use a standard USB or Firewire cable to plug the device into my computer. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Dec 24, 2007 -
Recommend this rap listener a pair of small, great-sounding speakers (that I can afford)! [more inside]
posted by dead_
on Nov 16, 2007 -