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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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Having trouble troubleshooting the input audio reading from interface for a mic?

I've got a AKG microphone - to - an AudioBox 22VSL interface - to - (through USB-c) my MacBookPro and I can't seem to get an audio meter signal in my PC's sound preferences (when selected as input &...
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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 ...
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Is there a plugin architecture for sequencer / piano-roll alternatives?

I'd like to use algorithmic composition techniques in a DAW-like context. At the moment I use FL Studio, Sonic Pi and am starting to play with Ardour and LMMS. Fruity and Ardour and LMMS can all be ...
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Multiple V-Vocal Clips in Sonar X2

Hopefully I'm in the right place, this is the only site I could think of to look for help because Cakewalk has non-existent support. I've been using Sonar X2 for reording and mixing but I'm having ...
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How to use two computers simultaneously for production (CPU sharing)

I am investigating ways to use two (or multiple) computers simultaneously for music production, for either Ableton Live or Apple Logic. The main reasoning behind this is CPU sharing. I have two ...
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Recording 2-6 lav mics to a Mac with a Behringer UMC1820?

I'm in the process of planning indoor "roundtable" type web videos with anywhere from 2-6 participants, whose voices I need to record in one way or another. I've already got a Zoom H5 with its X/Y ...
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Which DAW handles time modulation (groove) best?

I am searching for a sequencer with good handling of tempo Modulation. Looping tempo mod Clips would be good. Precise bpm values I miss so far at the DAWs I know excuse language.
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What can I expect from this pc when producing audio?

Quick specs: 8 GB RAM 256 SSD drive and the weak part, CPU: Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core 2 GHz (turbo-boost up to 2.41 GHz) It’s a bargain laptop from aliexpress for 325 bucks here What job can ...
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Programmable audio software (DAW) with public API?

I recently made some first steps with FL Studio. Do you know of any programmable DAWs? I would like to write software that can generate tracks, change instruments, add and edit patterns, start and ...
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How can I setup my M-Audio soundcard on Windows for multi-track recording?

I'm hoping this is a proper site to post this question on. I will give some context before asking my question. So this is how my setup looks: 32 channel Analog sound board, each channel having a 1/4 ...
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How plausible would it be to build a DAW using the supercollider scsynth?

Is scsynth powerful enough to run dozens of channels of audio? Could a traditional DAW (like Ableton or FL Studio or at least LMMS) be built using scsynth as the sound engine?
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Question about synths

How do people create these really cool synths? No matter how much I play around with the ohmforce VST plugins I installed for reaper I cannot mimic the sound of the synths these people use. Here is an ...
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Why am I limited to only one MIDI CC parameter at a buffer size of 128 samples?

My set up is RME HDSP 9652 MIDI out to MIDI Solutions powered splitter, which feeds a synths MIDI on channel 1. Now I've noticed that when I set my DAW's buffer size to 128 samples, I can only control ...