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A digital audio workstation (DAW) is an electric or electronic device, or computer software application for recording, editing and producing audio files.

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Time-align perceived onsets of vocal samples

I have a homemade library of sung-word samples that I need to time align, such that the onset of the first vowel (i.e. the pitched part) is a fixed time distance from the beginning of the sample. As a ...
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How to achieve low latency for live audio: new soundcard or computer?

I currently run studio one pro 5 on a XPS 15 with maxed out settings. I want to use it for live audio performance and I am getting some audio glitches when using 64 buffer size. I am using a RME ...
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Shared file format for DAW

Newbie question: I record 2 tracks (voice, rhythm guitar) and I want to get these to my buddy who will lay a lead guitar track on top. I am using Audacity. He is using Garage Band. What file format ...
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Does FL studio record better audio quality than any any other DAW?

There are so many daws present in Market, among them are FL, CUBASE, ABLETON LIVE, LOGIC PRO are considered to be higher preferred for many of the music producer. Does different daw gives different ...
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Is there a way to use a hardware DAW controller for stream / broadcast mixing

Sorry if this isn't quite the right board for my question. I recently started live streaming from my home studio. I do gameplay, sometimes music, with friends added via Skype / Zoom. That means I have ...
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How to recreate drum beat from this song?

I found this drum beat, that is extremely prevalent in electronic music and I would like to recreate it in my song. I am a beginner, so I am not sure how to pick out the individual drums and time them ...
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Mutually exclusive routing shortcut Ardour 5/6

First thing I do in a session is bus my tracks like a good boii that earnt his sprinkles. However, this would be so much easier if the connection window allowed me to deselect the route to master when ...
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Mic with character, or transparent + DAW?

Condenser, small diaphragm microphones are known for transparent sound, while the large diaphragms often have an (appreciated) coloured sound. That is my understanding, correct me if I’m wrong. ...
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How to add Addictive Drums 2 to Studio One?

Where can I find the Addictive Drums 2.DLL file so I can include this in my DAW. Please help me fix this.
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Music Sound Design Thesis Ideas! [closed]

I'm about to start my thesis and I'm a bit confused as what to start with. I like to make music in my free time so I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn more about sound design in the ...
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Speaker noises when computer falls asleep. Doesn’t everyone have this problem? How do I fix it? [closed]

Setup- computer > audio interface > monitor speakers I want my computer to sleep occasionally so my external displays, etc aren’t draining power or blasting light at me while not in use. But ...
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Easiest to use DAW with sample sounds [closed]

I'm really new to DAW's. I just want a really simple free one with out of the box music samples. I am not entirely sure what they are called (the different sounds you can add as free and out of the ...
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Ticking sounds in my screen recordings

I have some issues with my home audio setup. I use a Mac Book Pro and when it comes to gear I use Shure SM7B, DBX 286S, Scarlett 2i2, Screenflow to record screen, and Audio hijack to capture audio. ...
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Setting up specs for podcast edit

What is everything you consider when setting up the specs in your DAW to edit a brand new podcast? (Especially now you'll have recordings in different specs... how do you decide what to make the full ...
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Incorrect Album and Attribution in Windows Media Player

After exporting an audio mixdown from DAW to (WMA or MP3) and editing applicable tags with appropriate software, Media Player in Windows 10 often still gets album, artist and other attribution ...
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Setting up a Scarlett 3 with an AT2020 microphone output for online calls

I'd like to start guitar lessons online. Here is my current setup: I have a 6 string guitar (obviously), ad Little Dot Mk II headphone amplifier (which either has a monitor function I use to drive my ...
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No sound from MIDI file in Ardour on DrumGizmo track

I am a newbie to Ardour and DrumGizmo. Please be patient. I followed a tutorial on setting up DrumGizmo. The tutorial shows how to send channels each to a separate bus. I get sound as expected, and ...
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Why does the piano sound of my keyboard sound so "odd" through my audio interface?

I use a Yamaha psr-s670 and a focusrite 2i2 interface for production. When I choose a sound like Strings or Sax, the audio sounds clean and rich in the DAW, but when it comes to the Grand Piano it ...
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Any recommendations for replacing a 20-year-old Korg digital audio workstation?

I bought a Korg D1200 20 years ago for recording 4-part acapella vocals. While it has done me well, it is always a bit of a chore getting used to the quirky UI after a spell away from it, and getting ...
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Is there a DAW that can export a short perfect loop to a 8 hours long mp3 for OSX?

Is there a DAW that can export a short perfect loop to a 8 hours long wav or mp3 for OSX? I know Goldwave can do that but I can't find a correspoding app for Osx. The only way I can do that in Pro ...
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Understanding what equipment I need for my Specific Needs

I hope this doesn't appear to be a shopping recommendation question because I already have a starting basis for what I need from having taken an audio fundamentals and DAW course. But I'm wondering ...
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What is the lifetime of a music plugin like Ozone or a DAW like Ableton?

I am an aspiring music producer (I do music as a side gig, although I am committed to it), so I record mix and master my own songs. I am considering investing in some software that would allow me to ...
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How to invert a music track? (FL Studio / Audacity)

I am trying to invert my music track, I don't mean reverse it, invert it like here to make the first one be like second one. (Its flipped in the picture).
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No VST rendering on Tracktion T7 Waveform 11 free

I'm using LABS VST instrument plugin on a MIDI track in Tracktion T7 Waveform 11 free. I'm working on Windows 10, on a ACER Aspire V Nitro Black Edition Laptop, native soundcard. I can hear the VST ...
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Latency compensation not working in any DAW

I have windows 10, and no matter what DAW I try (audacity, Ableton, amplitube), the computer does not put into effect any latency compensation I adjust on screen through each program’s appropriate ...
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How to introduce automatic gain control over two mics using audio interface, DAW and a mixer

I'm having Behringer UMC202HD as an audio interface and Studiomaster DC8.2 as a mixer. I am looking to introduce automixer system using the above-mentioned hardware for the live production in an ...
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Is it possible to cut an mp3 file without re-encoding it?

I have some mp3 files that need to be cut in segments (one mp3 file for the start, one separate mp3 file for the middle, and another mp3 file for the end). It can be easily done in any DAW, but DAWs ...
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What DAW's support flexible pitch editing?

I've been introduced to Logic Pro X recently, and one of my favorite features is the Flex Pitch functionality. Unfortunately, I don't have a mac at home, so I'm looking for an alternative DAW with ...
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Why does garageband does not detect the instrument plugin I installed?

I am trying to use this particular piano plugin on my GarageBand DAW on a Macbook. http://www.supremepiano.com/index.html?piano1.html I downloaded it, unarchived (unzipped) it and installed the .pkg ...
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Does installation of the OS/DAW on a slower hard drive affect its processing speed?

I am going to build a new PC from scratch and saw on some Youtube tutorials, that people are installing their OS (operating system) and DAW (digital audio workstation) on slower hard drives. They do ...
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What VST works well with Pro Tools?

I'm trying to get a DAW VST combo where I can make music with midi that may use instruments like a rock orchestra I guess. I tried using Magix Music Maker but the quality of the instruments is not ...
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Acid Pro 9 changed things: How to insert entire clip without dragging?

I recently upgraded my DAW from Acid Pro 8 to 9. I use it for mixing a podcast. Before the upgrade I was able to drag a long audio clip (like 30 minutes and longer) onto a track and have the entire ...
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VST Plugin That Maps Piano Roll To Scale

I am new to EDM, so forgive my ignorance. I'm currently using Tracktion 7 DAW. When inside the piano roll, I would like it if the notes could be mapped to a particular scale. Is there a VST that ...
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Can you use ASIO input and a different output?

Can you set a DAW to use ASIO input and something else (laptop speakers for example) as the output?
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Programming Realistic Piano in DAW: Velocity of note

I want to make more mellow type piano... i.e. hitting piano note with low velocity ...but in DAW, lowering velocity just affect volume to decrease and in real piano playing with low velocity, its more ...
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DAW software that I can share between 2 computers?

Is there a DAW software I could use with 2 different computers and share it? I will be doing a project for school but I will be recording instruments at home. How could I work on the same project at ...
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Choose between AAX or VST

I am getting a plugin for Ableton Live named Spire which is a synthesizer. Should I get the AAX or VST version if I use Windows 10?
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Audio-Interface to computer - multiple separate channels

I know this might be too broad or too subjective, but I'm hitting a wall here. I record short videos from time to time and also produce music. I bought a Behringer Xenyx X1222USB to use the ...
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Audio callback and multiple threads

Given that real time inputs(low latency, say 96000khz SR and 128 "byte"(generally are these actually bytes or frames?) is about 1ms to process the input) must be processed quickly, I can't see how ...
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How to export individual channels from Propellerhead Figure to DAW?

I've recently begun playing with Figure again and want to import into my DAW for further refinement. Unfortunately it appears that Propellerhead have removed the ability to export only the unmuted ...
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One Audio Interface and Multiple DAW

I want to use the same computer and audio interface but multiple DAW simultaneosly for: Tracking of a live studio session (DAW 1, e.g. ProTools or Reaper) Virtual instrument (DAW 2, e.g. Ableton or ...
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Does Nektar Impact LX49+ MIDI keyboard work with LMMS?

I am considering purchasing a Nektar Impact LX49+ MIDI keyboard, but before I do I want to make sure it will work with the Linux DAW called LMMS. Have any of you used this keyboard with lmms? Did you ...
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How to apply an Android device as a MIDI controller for LMMS on Ubuntu?

I've just started fiddling around with LMMS on Ubuntu Linux. I don't want to buy hardware yet but would like to play instruments and samples with an external MIDI controller rather than with the Piano ...
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Looking for a recording/mixing workstation

There's thousands of recorders, mixers, DAW, multitracks (digital or analogical), interfaces, XLR... I am confused as a newcomer to the field. I see too much buttons and stuff on this gisms. I am ...
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MIDI noise and latency problems

I have just bought a Roland A49 MIDI controller. I'm using Reaper as my DAW. I've installed the drivers, and I know that my controller is talking to my DAW, as I am getting a correct red signal ...
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Weird pops and cracks in my Reaper input?

I am trying to record some simple guitar into a track on Reaper and I keep getting weird pops and cracks, but not all the time (see bottom). I recorded a sample of what's going on at the end of this ...
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Midi Sequencer Help

Does anybody know if it is even possible to use my Alesis SR18 to trigger vst's in a DAW via the MIDI out feature? Basically i'm trying to build a set up for live performance whereby once a song is ...
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Sync Korg SQ-1 with DAW (Logic)

I'm trying to sync my Korg SQ-1 with DAW (Logic Pro X). SQ-1 is connected via USB to computer and Logic recognizes it. I've updated MIDI settings in Logic to make SQ-1 receive MIDI clock and tempo ...
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Play MIDI from DAW with Korg Volca FM

I want to be able to play MIDI notes written in my DAW via my Korg Volca FM. I checked several articles and the general idea consists of these steps: create MIDI track in DAW DAW track sends MIDI ...
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Procedure for setting up DAW automatic latency compensation

What is the best procedure to set up a DAW to automatically compensate for latency and how do you get the least amount of latency without clicks I had been DAWless for a few years and I seem to have ...
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