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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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Patchwork (Blue Cat) not Installing AAX

I am trying to install the demo of Blue Cat Patchwork plugin in Pro Tools 12 on OS X Catalina. I downloaded the DMG and followed the Catalina instructions. The standalone application wass installed to ...
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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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Creating Single Cycle Waveforms

I am interested in creating single cycle waveforms using a virtual synth and was hoping to get some advice on the best way to generate these. Would it be best to record a wave to n-length in the daw ...
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Any free MIDI editor that can randomize velocity?

i am wondering if there is any free softwares that allows you to randomize the velocity in a MIDI file by x amount of %? I know that FL studio has that feature, but the latest free verson does not ...
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Speaker noises when computer falls asleep. Doesn’t everyone have this problem? How do I fix it?

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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Can one side of a mixer’s stereo out be used to send signal to usb interface?

I’ve been looking for a usb mixer to handle three mics, a line from an emulated amp output, an instrument level signal that could be processed by Logic presets, an analog synth, and an analog drum ...
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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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Logic EQ creates frequencies

This is probably something standard but it's the first time I encounter it and I don't really know where to find an explanation. Let's say I produce a sine wave at e.g. 440 Hz on Logic. If I then ...
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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 http://prntscr.com/rwa7a0 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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How to use Aux send/return on Jeskola Buzz

I'm trying to figure out how to use the auxiliary sends and returns on Jeskola Buzz which is the worst documented piece of software I have ever used (although that gives me that feeling of exploring ...
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Rearranging MIDI tracks VST development

I'm currently working on a project of a VST which should be able to rearranging several MIDI tracks. Here is a simple scheme of what I'm trying to achieve : As you could notice, this VST is not ...
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Best way to partition hard drives for audio work?

My system (2011 iMac running Mavericks) has been acting up lately, so it's time for a wipe & reinstall of everything. While I'm at it, I'm going to add a 2TB SSD drive, which I would dedicate to ...
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Why did Audacity suddenly muffle many of my sounds, and is there a way of restoring previous versions of a project?

I'm a newb (Clearly, I'm still using Audacity). I'm just getting into EDM and music making and the like, and my first project that I've been working on for some months now took a weird turn today. I ...