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Voice analyzing software that can differentiate people?

I am looking for voice analyzing software that can perform a rather particular function: one that can differentiate different people's voices as they have a conversation. Is there any commercial software that can do this? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 9, 2016 - 8 answers

What's the best speech to text software?

I have lectures (around and hour each) that I'd like to transfer from recorded audio to text. I figure that my students are more likely to read than to listen. What is the best way to accomplish this?
posted by Fister Roboto on Apr 21, 2016 - 3 answers

What should I name my company?

So I'm slowly building a company (audio and music software), and I'm starting to look at company name and branding. Naming is really hard. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Feb 19, 2015 - 18 answers

Help!! with contacting Zoom and Steinberg/Cubase

This question is a follow-up to this one I asked recently. Having purchased the H4n through Amazon, which came with a cd for the required Cubase program by Steinberg, I'm now trying to register as directed by product info (apparently there's a 30-day window of opportunity). What an Alice-in-Wonderland nightmare I'm in. [more inside]
posted by mmiddle on Oct 6, 2014 - 3 answers

How can one make an DVD MP3 disc?

My brother's only means of listening to MP3s is with a DVD player. I've many spare DVD-Rs and would like to put them to use by making him DVD MP3 discs to listen to when we get together. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 26, 2014 - 6 answers

Whats a cheap Turntable (record Player) if I just want to play vinyl?

(1) What's a cheap just plain record player that can output via rca cables? (2) Anyone know any good software or apps for doing that on a PC or mac? Just figuring something might already exist to detect different tracks. [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on May 23, 2014 - 12 answers

Any audio equivalent of "extract a person or object using Photoshop"?

I have a sound recording that ideally I would like to remove the background sound from. My recording has unfortunately captured the unwanted sound of an episode of Doctor Who being played from a TV in the background. Is there a way to filter that out? [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Nov 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Need live streaming software with a delay

Is there a live streaming audio player for Windows that will add a predefined delay? I actually need a delay of 5-10 minutes and preferably the ability to vary the delay as I listen. I saw a delay option in VideoLAN but the stream never starts; I guess the delay is much too long for it to deal with.
posted by crapmatic on Jul 5, 2013 - 1 answer

How to record audio from a sound card?

Hi, How to record audio as it passes through a sound card? [more inside]
posted by Musashi Daryl on Feb 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Looking for software to aid with streaming via an unreliable connection

Is there a music streaming program that will continuously cache a stream while a connection is available and play from that cache on demand, in a first-in-first-out manner? [more inside]
posted by Nameless on Oct 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Remix Software

Inspired by Tiger and Woods' Gin Nation (sampling Imagination's Music & Lights), if I wanted to create some remixes of favorite old tracks, what software package would best enable me to do this? Cost is not so much of an issue, but I don't want to buy some package that I'll drown in and don't necessarily need all the bells and whistles of. I know there's a lot out there - that all come in basic/ normal/ whizz-bang versions - but need some help navigating. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Oct 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Music tempo adjustment software for Mac?

Can you recommend free/very cheap software for a Mac that allows me to slow down recorded music (mp3s) on the fly? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity on Jul 31, 2012 - 19 answers

Need to find the timestamp of an audio clip inside the audio file from which it originated

Does software exist that can search for an audio clip inside the larger audio file and return the timestamp? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Feb 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Hacking a way through Google+ and Skype audio cancellation

Hacking around sound cancellation on Google+ and Skype: Two tier question here about a related problem. Firstly, a way to sidetrack the software audio limits of a Google+ Hangout. Secondly, a way to stop Skype from cancelling out audio from one half of a conversation. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Is there a way to automagically improve the sound of downloaded bootlegs?

Does software exist to automatically improve the sound of music recordings, similar to the auto-adjustment features of photo-editing software? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Aug 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Can Mp3tag do this?

Mp3tag-filter: Can the program fill empty Title fields with the Filename? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jul 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Creating simple audio tracks

How can I edit simple music tracks on a PC laptop without spending a fortune? I have pretty good working knowledge of music notation software (mainly Sibelius) but am looking for something that I can use with my Zoom H2 Digital Recorder to multi-track ideas using live instruments and have absolutely no idea what I need. HELP?! [more inside]
posted by joboe on Jul 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Is there any VERY simple audio editing software for an amateur?

Can anyone recommend a basic (and free) audio editing software program for Windows that is easier to use than Audacity? [more inside]
posted by Curious Artificer on Jun 11, 2011 - 14 answers

What software extracts sounds by humming them?

What's the software or academic paper that isolates sounds by humming them? I remember seeing a demonstration video of this where the narrator removed a phone ringing by imitating its trill. He also removed the guitar from the AC/DC song Back In Black. I think the title was "Isolating Sounds Via Frequency Matching" but my google-fu has failed.
posted by Monochrome on Apr 1, 2011 - 8 answers

IPad as Music Production Hub?

What hardware and software would you use to assemble a lightweight music production kit for audio recording and/or sequencing using the iPad as the "hub?" [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Do Androids stream my electric beeps?

[Yet another Android app question] Android music app choices look to be slim. Looking for recommendations for playback, streaming and recording apps. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Jun 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Sound advice for audio organisation.

OS X software for cutting, organizing and editing audio? [more inside]
posted by monocultured on May 9, 2010 - 9 answers

How to preset crossfades in a playlist?

Is there a music player software that lets you preset different kinds of crossfades for each track in a playlist? (Mac) [more inside]
posted by pablocake on May 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Smallest possible audio file to make a 440hz tone?

I want to create the smallest (file size) possible audio file that, when repeated, will sound like a given note (e.g. 440hz A). I think this needs to be just the length of one wavelength, but I'm not sure how I translate that to a length of time, or if the smallest audio format is one in which note duration doesn't matter. I don't care if this tone sounds artificial, but it needs to play natively in Firefox, Safari, and Chrome browsers. Is MIDI the best (most compressed) format for this or should I use something else? And what (ideally free) software might I use to create the files, given access to OSX and Windows XP?
posted by scottreynen on Jan 23, 2010 - 11 answers

Settle this software fight

Who should I trust - AVG or cnet? Cnet says, "No flies on us, download willy nilly." AVG says, "Stop, Stop, Stop! For the love of FSM stop before this malware kills us all!" [more inside]
posted by Lesser Shrew on Jan 10, 2010 - 10 answers

I want to be a VJ... how to get started?

What's it gonna take to add video to my DJ setup? Educate me green! [more inside]
posted by MeatLightning on Jan 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Turn up the radio

What is the best software for recording streaming AM radio stations? There are late night shows on, some that have podcasts but some that don't. I want to 'set it and forget it' and have the results in an mp3 format.
posted by CodeMonkey on Oct 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Webcam recording softwrae

I need to record myself giving a presentation for school. My laptop has a built in webcam and microphone. What free Windows software would you recommend for this task?
posted by gocubbies on Sep 24, 2009 - 4 answers

I need an audio mixer for my mac!

[Mac Audio Filter] Help me find a software "mixer board" for my mac! Specifics inside [more inside]
posted by NeonBlueDecember on Jul 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Simple AV capture program for a Windows laptop?

I need a Windows program that will capture audio from my laptop's mic and video from my laptop's built-in camera, then dump the combined results to disk in some convenient video format. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Jun 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Podcasting software

Looking for website software to host podcasts & generate an XML feed to sent to iTunes. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer on Apr 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Audio files for non-audiophiles

What is the simplest way (free or otherwise) to convert M4P and M4A audio files to MP3 en masse?
posted by fusinski on Mar 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Challenging Video Editing Software for PC Question

Challenging Video Editing question: If I wanted to take video from a multiple number of different sources (off DVD's or maybe Blue-Ray) and produce a single video from those sources (say each video has its own quarter of the screen), which editing tool(s) would be best to perform these tasks? Software must be PC. By best, I mean: * relatively simple to learn, * open source, or relatively inexpensive * produces good quality, quad-screen videos in high enough resolution to look good on typical home televisions, not just computer screens. *Makes it easy to add your own music tracks or soundtrack, or it can use audio from any of the 4 videos as well, preferably both.
posted by noir on Jan 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Can I save, in mp3 form, the songs recommended to me by Pandora, on a Windows PC?

Is there anything approximating a Windows-based version of the OSX application PandoraJam, allowing me to record tracks suggested by the Pandora website? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Oct 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Record yahoo messenger?

How can I record audio from yahoo messenger? More inside. [more inside]
posted by nyxxxx on Oct 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Speech Recognition and Recording Software

What (if any) are good speech-recognition programs that also serve as full-function recording software? I'm not sure if this is a dumb question, but I sure couldn't find the answer easily online or in the Ask MeFi archives (despite some good stuff about speech-recognition programs). What I'm hoping to find is a good speech-recognition program (I'm looking at the basic model of Dragon NaturallySpeaking for now) that also allows you to record and edit long blocks of text. I suppose I could buy two separate programs - I have also been looking at WavePad as a good recording/editing option - but I'd love to find one program that bundles both capabilities. If anyone has good suggestions - or even the simple answer to whether I can do the recording/editing stuff with NaturallySpeaking, I'd love to hear from you! (Another helpful possibility might be if you've got a good freeware option that can do the stuff WavePad does. Older posts here on Ask MeFi have indicated that Audacity might be a good option for this. Any other thoughts?) Thanks, all!
posted by AngerBoy on Aug 29, 2008 - 5 answers

I want to turn my DS into an FX processor. How?

My Nintendo DS has a mic-in and headphone jack. I want to be able to send a signal from my amp/mixer/etc. to the DS for processing in the DS audio homebrew I've downloaded and send the processed signal out to the mixer/amp/etc. [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Aug 15, 2008 - 4 answers

YAGFF (Yet Another Google-Fu Failure)

I read something online a few weeks ago about a new open source tool for audio recording amd processing. I have searched my RSS feeds and via Google, and haven't found it. It wasn't Audacity. I do believe its title was a single word, perhaps beginning with 'R'. I thought it was developed by the same guy(s) that did Winamp or Skype or something (but Googling with this fact hasn't helped me)
posted by jpdoane on Jun 2, 2008 - 8 answers

How to shorten an MP3 without clipping the ends?

I have an mp3 I'd like to use as a ring tone, but it's 2 seconds too long. I don't want to cut off the beginning or end, but is there some other way to shorten it to 30 seconds? What software (OS X please) can do this? I realize some options might make it sound slightly off, but it's a ring tone so I shouldn't be too bothered by it.
posted by howling fantods on Oct 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Snip snip snip...Oh no my music!

At work, we have to deal with many many requests for audio clips. That is, receiving a CD, cutting 30, 60 or 90 seconds (or some other arbitrary length) from some or all of the tracks and turning them into MP3 or FLV files for use on our websites. I'm searching for a way to better automate this process, as it is unbelievably tedious process as you can imagine. My ideal solution would be able to insert a CD (or take a set of mp3 files) and run a program that would let me select start and end points for all tracks or each track individually, select a format (mp3 required, swf/flv nice but not absolutely necessary) and press a button to have it executed. Does anyone know of such a beast?
posted by softlord on Oct 9, 2007 - 13 answers

I need mp3 editing software

I need Mac software to let me edit out "stage talk" on some mp3s. [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Jul 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Surely Word's Embedded Audio Can't Too Crippled To Export or Control

How to change the program Word opens embedded audio with? Alternatively, suggestions for foot-pedal software that plays well with audio embedded in Word or RTF documents. [more inside]
posted by icebourg on Jul 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Utility to tell which program is makeing sounds?

I'm looking for a utility that will indicate which program is making sound for Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by killThisKid on Jun 18, 2007 - 7 answers

The Ripper's blues

One-CD-to-one-audiofile software ripper? Failing that, audiofiles merger software? [more inside]
posted by Iosephus on Feb 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Is there an audio PVR for PC?

What would be a good software audio PVR to record an internet stream or line-in on a PC? [more inside]
posted by phirleh on Dec 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Linux music software.

So, what's the state of music production software in Linux? What are people using? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jul 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Are there any OSX burning programs that let you edit the tracks on the fly?

Are there any programs out there for OSX that allow you to burn a standard audio disk from MP3 Files that also allow you to, within the program itself, do simple editing of the CD tracks? In other words, I don't want to edit the mp3 files, but I'd like to be able to do things like clip the start and end of the tracks a bit to cut out extra noise and/or adjust the timing of the transitions. Nero for the PC let me do this, but I haven't been able to find a single program for the Mac that lets me do the same thing.
posted by Envoy on Jul 11, 2006 - 11 answers

Organizing my music. All automatically.

I've never really bought albums/CDs and ripped them. Atleast not all of them, I probably have like 15-20 albums, but that's it. The major part of my music collection happens to come from the Napster times. Where only tracks would be downloaded, which have little or no filename according to convention. So, I have tracks like "12-Thievery Corp-Fedime's Flight.mp3". I'd like to see this track as "Thievery Corporation - Fedime's Flight.mp3" [more inside]
posted by Devileyezz on Apr 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Speech to text without a secretary

Is there a free/cheap speech-to-text converter (ie. dictation, verbal notes) that works reasonably well? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Dec 29, 2005 - 8 answers

How do I clean up a voice recording?

How do I clean up a voice recording? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Dec 21, 2005 - 19 answers

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