Questions tagged [music]

Software for music playback and musical performance. Media players and media libraries are included.

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Software to detect BPM and tag MP3 files

A friend of mine started using a music player and manager that can dynamically create playlists based on MP3 tags. He is happy with it, but the only thing missing for him (he works as a DJ sometimes) ...
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Free music recognition API

I'm developing an application to recognize the music played by speakers. It records 32 seconds of the sound played and send a request via an API of music recognition. So far I used Echonest. But my ...
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Program that can listen to a song and find out what it is?

I am looking for a program similar to Shazam on mobile, but for Windows 7 that can do exactly what it does on mobile which is: Identifying music being played in the surroundings. Ideally I would ...
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foobar2000-like audio player for OS X (and bonus: GNU/Linux)

I am considering migrating to Mac OS X. But I like music too much, so I must find an audio player that will be comparable to foobar2000. Some features that I will miss when using another audio player ...
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Music manager for a mass storage based music player

I'm a bit of a music buff who has been converting his collection to flac - the process is still ongoing so I have a mix of 320vbr and flac files. I also like being surprised, and have a fairly large ...
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Increase volume of PC?

If I download any video, I can get enough volume because of VLC player. But when I play video online, like on YouTube or any other site, volume is really less. Can you please suggest any software ...
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Purchase iTunes music on Android and sync it to iPod

My wife has given up a standard laptop and now only has an Android phone and an Android tablet. However, she still loves her iPod nano and is struggling to function without a Windows version of ...
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Music software for writing scores

I would like a software that I will be able to write music sheets/scores. Nothing really fancy, just to be able to write all kinds of notations. I would prefer a free one for Windows.
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Software to trim every ID3 fields of my mp3

Many of my mp3s have ID3 fields that contain spaces at the beginning or at the end of the field. I'm looking for an application that: can trim (= remove start and end spaces) every ID3 field of each ...
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Program to fully tag any song automatically

Is there any software which can recognize songs by the title (eg:Ron Pope-Home) and to tag it automatically? I've got the songs in my PC,but they are untagged,you know...I download them from the ...
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Software to play a tone and show me when I hit it when singing

Here's what I think will solve my problem: I want to be able to sing and hit notes. I'd like a program (for almost any platform; in order of preference, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Windows, Linux) that ...
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Windows phone music player with good playlist capabilities

The built-in music player of Windows Phone 8.0 has an option to create a playlist from the now-playing list but it is extremely rigid. It only allows you to create the playlist, without any options of ...
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Open source music player for windows

I'm looking for a music player (not video player) for windows which is: open-source simple to use easy to organise albums support .mp3, .flac sound formats It should not have a lot of features or be ...
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iTunes alternative on Ubuntu [closed]

I like iTunes, but unfortunately it is not available for Linux/Ubuntu. Some features I am looking for: Playlists Ability to change song from taskbar Album covers CD import Notification when the song ...
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Game to learn piano play

I want to start learning piano, but I would like to do this in interactive kinda way. It would be nice to have some game with some kind of achievements, multiplayer, progress etc. and ability to use ...
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App that keeps track of what music files I listen fully / partially / skip

I'm looking for an application that can keep track of music that I listen to, and show: Files that I like to hear more often than others (listen count) Files that I skip (bad track in playlist) Files ...
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Software to delete music duplicates

I have many music files downloaded from my different sources into my hard drives. I need a reliable, free piece of software to recognise and delete duplicate files. By duplicated, I mean similar ...
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Linux music player for huge music collection

This question seems silly, so easy to answer! Well... Hold on! What if I tell that my music folder is... 15GB. I have Xubuntu 64 bit, Clementine isn't indexing all my songs. Banshee freezes when I ...
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CD Ripping Software for OS X

When I was primarily a Windows user, I used a program called CDex to rip CDs to my hard drive. I loved this program primarily because of the following features: Automatic ID3 tagging using CDDB ...
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Guitar chords application with a catalogue of fingering charts and alternate chord symbols

The title pretty much says it all. I am looking for a web application to display fingering charts for chords on the guitar that has all the chords (including advanced jazz chords) with alternative ...
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Pitch detection for multiple voices

I greatly enjoy singing a cappella music with multiple parts (usually 4, but in principle, any number of parts between 2 and 8). It's less enjoyable when we're singing out of tune. We are amateurs: we ...
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What's the best (simplest) free software to beat-match and mix two tracks?

I want to mix a few tracks (in .mp3 format for example) together to create a seamless bit of dance music for a performance. I'd like to pick a particular section in two songs and the software should ...
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Ear training Software

I am looking for a (music) ear training program. What I (mostly) need is: Interval Training Chord Progression Training Rhythm Training I am looking a free or rather cheap on for Windows.
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Browser-based music player (self-hosted)

Locally, I have a huge music collection managed by Quod Libet, which works great. Now I’d like to listen to all of my music from other computers, e.g. when visiting a friend. I don’t want to stream ...
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Program to merge two MP3s

I'm looking for a program than can: merge two MP3s. E.g. I have a 5-minute track which is split in two MP3s that overlap: the 1.5 first minutes is in one MP3 file (128 kbps), and the 4 last minutes ...
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Linux tool that lets the media keys control web media sites

What tool could I use to get the media keys on my keyboard (pause, skip, etc.) to control web media services like YouTube and Rdio. At the moment they only work with local apps like rhythm box. It ...
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Is there a lightweight desktop music player app/solution that reads directly from my iDevice iTunes library?

I have an iPod touch 4G (jailbroken) dedicated for storing music. To clarify, I want an app/solution that: runs on OS X Mavericks/Windows 8.1 reads from the itunes library on my iDevice, which is ...
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Tool for limiting the maximum loudness

I am looking for a tool which limits the maximum loudness* of all applications to a custom value. It should ideally clamp the loudness to the specified value or – if such a feature is not ...
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Software for deleting music from directory rather than playlist

My dad has 700+ MP3 and WMA files on a memory stick which he sticks into his truck's radio system, now there are a bunch of songs he wants deleted however the radio system just reveals a track number (...
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Is there a default music editor/library that is used to display sheet music on the web?

I have found this one abcjs, but I don't have enough information about this topic. Requirements: I want to use this with a markdown editor. Musicians should know how to edit sheet music on it. It ...
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Open source Android music player that supports Opus codec/files

Opus is a rather new codec that has better performance in terms of quality per bitrate than MP3 or Vorbis and it's open and royalty-free. Android can play it since Android 5, but my native ...
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Songbook text processing: Repeat chord lines for recurrent parts automatically?

With written-down songs in the form of lyrics together with chord names, the chord names are often left out for recurrent parts. (Due to limited paper space - you try to minimize the need for turning ...
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iOS Equalizer for all applications

I'm looking for an equalizer application for my iPhone (iOS). Bonus points if there is an equivalent application for Android. My key requirement is that the application provides equalization for all ...
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iTunes replacement for Ubuntu, hierarchical playlists and Android syncing?

I've waded through the profusion of "iTunes on Linux" questions on this site and the recommendations (as well as searching Google extensively) but have not seen the combination of features that are ...
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Is there a Linux music player which has nestable smart playlists AND syncs with Android?

Background: I'm abandoning OS X for Linux and I've been totally dependent on iTunes for over a decade (since I abandoned Windows for OS X!). My absolute must-have features, which iTunes and an OS-X-...
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Lyrics extractor (speech recognition) from a song

I have some songs in English that do not have published lyrics due to those are not popular. So I'm looking for an online service or a standalone app that can extract (recognize) lyrics (as text) from ...
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Ripping software for audio CDs on Linux

I have a collection of several hundreds audio CDs (strange as it might sound: yes, I really bought those ;) While in the past it was "convenient" to have them served using a CD juggler, that piece of ...
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Mulitchannel music creation program with samples

I want to create songs with melodies. As I don't have a band at hand I need to synthesize the instruments (I'll record the singing). So, I need a program that Has multiple channels where I can add ...
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Commandline Music Volume Normalisation

Our organisation has a very large, nested, directory of music. However most of the songs have been recorded at different volumes. This means that when playing songs (from different albums etc), you ...
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Looking for a piano sight reading app that listens to your instrument

I've been looking around for a sight reading app. I found this rather excellent iPad app and it has helped a lot. I'd really like an app that allows me to practice using my instrument instead of an ...
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Music player natively supporting .lrc lyrics files

Is there any music player program that supports lyric (LRC) files painlessly? I tried PotPlayer, KMPlayer, WMP and foobar2000 without success. I know MiniLyrics can be used but I am looking for a ...
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Appropriate Clustering software

I am writing my master's thesis on Music Information Retrieval and Visualisation of music collections. In order to visualise a collection of music tracks, I am looking for an appropriate (and ...
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Keyboard note setting for children

I am looking for a simple music note editing software which can be used by children, so it has very limited feature set compared to professional systems like Cubase violin key only 1/1, 1/2, 1/4 ...
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Music history learning software/website

Has anyone heard/used a website or a desktop program to learn the history of music? With timelines, articles, pieces (extracts) like symphonies, concertos, etc. I am interested in times where our ...
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Any VST for removing harmonic content from audio?

I wonder if there are any VSTs which remove automatically the main harmonic content from an audio source. For example, if I have a simple sine wave this hypothetical device would return absolutely ...
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A lightweight, native music player for Linux which integrates with Google Play

I'm looking for native music clients for Linux which support integration with Google Play Music. Currently, I'm using the open-source Electron app GPMDP, which is nice, but Electron apps are fairly ...
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A software that convert sound into Hertz value [closed]

I would like to analyze the notes of a song to convert it into the waveform or in Hertz value. The goal is to preserve these notes as they are, with no change of vibration, without having to correct ...
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Useful software to play back a song for playing in sync with on an instrument

I’d like to practice playing a musical instrument (a 34-string lever harp) by playing in sync with previously recorded or synthesized music. In the past when I’ve tried to use my computer or phone to ...
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Software to make Photo Video maker with music?

Well, i want to make a video for my dad on his birthday. I want to make a video and save it, which will play a background song and flash photos with transitions (ex fade, slide in). It should allow ...
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What is a good application to catalog CDs?

I have a music collection of 11,000+ CDs stored on shelves in order by artist. I recently purchased a handy barcode scanner (for various reasons) and I would like to scan the UPC of these CDs and ...