Questions tagged [daw]

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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Setting up side-chain compression in Sonar

I want to configure side-chain compression in Sonar LE, but I don't know how to do it. I have two tracks: a voiceover and music. I want the music to duck while the voiceover is talking. I can ...
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How do I mass convert mp3 to an open format without losing quality?

I have some mp3 files - stems from a track ready for remix. The originals in a non-lossy format are not available. I would like to open them in Ardour, on linux, but Ardour doesn't open mp3s, because ...
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Final mix still quiet after maxing volume and compression

I'm using Sonar LE to record a station ID for a little online radio station experiment I'm trying to set up. I've learnt to use a compressor to increase the volume of individual tracks without peaking ...
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Why is learning how to use DAWs appear more difficult than Video editing programs?

Between some friends and me, we are finding it evidently more difficult to learn how to use DAWs than to use video editing programs like Sony Vegas and Premier. We are trying Roland CakeWalk Sonar 8, ...
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USB or Ethernet Jog/Shuttle Wheel for Pro Tools?

Is anyone using a stand-alone shuttle wheel for fx, dialog or other general post-production editing in Pro Tools? I've fallen in love with the ICON and Euphonix control-surfaces at my college's ...
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Totally confused with the plethora of different electronic music production hardware; any way to work out what they do?

I play some musical instruments and want to begin electronic music. I have read and understood the concept of MIDI being a format for representing sound and time. Now when presented with a DAW, and ...
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Is it worth supporting VST3?

I'm writing a specialized plugin host which currently supports VST2.4 plugins only. When I have a bit of time, I will also include support for AudioUnits on the Mac and LADSPA on Linux. As one of the ...
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Christmas/Holidays Sales - Still growing…

Hi everyone, Looks that there will be some good sales from renowned companies these Holidays and I would like to share it together. My first contribution is: 2caudio - Sale on Aether and Breeze ...
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PT10 - less tracks ? Still single display?

I purchased PT9 about 8 months ago, but never really get started to use it... yeah, not a wise expense... To get workflow going, I just sticked with Sonar X1 and waited for a 'downtime' that never ...
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Is pro tools worth it?

I am about to finish uni and was questioning wether I should take advantage of the student discount and buy pro tools? I have used Logic for a long time and find it excellent, but think as everyone ...
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Digital Performer - Copying Between Projects

Is it possible to export an entire chunk/sequence from one Digital Performer project file and import it into another?
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Pro Tools 10 - First Impressions?

Anybody up and running with it yet? How's the new channel strip? Has anyone tested the new caching and tried running a session over a network yet? I'm probably going to wait a bit because I just can'...
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What do sound designers need in a DAW?

I was just thinking about this, today -- we talk a lot about what DAW we use, and even why we should use them, but what do we actually NEED as sound designers? DAWs, today, are largely built for ...
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What advantages does a combined mixer/interface have over an interface and DAW software?

I'm creating a podcast and am wondering if I should buy a plain audio interface, or a mixer with a built-in multi-track interface -- like the MultiMix 8 USB 2.0. I'm planning on mixing/mastering on ...
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Which software should be installed in Ubuntu Studio to work with video game music and sounds?

I make music and sounds for video games. Which software should I install on Ubuntu Studio for this purpose?
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X-Keys for DAW Control

http://www.piengineering.com/xkeys.php Is anyone using this for executing shortcuts / key commands in your DAW? It seems like a good idea without spending $$$$ on something from Euphonix. Any ...
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Is there a way to graphically analyze frequency of samples/instruments in Renoise?

There's a master spectrum view but is there a way to use some static graphical representation of the frequency spectrum to adjust the different samples/instruments? Something to make it easier to ...
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Is anyone using Steinberg's HALion for Sound Design?

I've always tended to layer sounds on a DAW timeline, but am wanting to jump into the sampler world for some of my work. This way I can come up a palette of basic sounds I create by category, and ...
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Thoughts on Ableton Live?

Anyone using Ableton for their sound designing and other audio editing needs? I also use PT8, but as of late, I've found Ableton to be a much more intuitive and streamlined DAW that allows to to do ...
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Which DAW, when rewired with Record / Reason, is better on system performance?

In general, I try to stick to Propellerhead Record / Reason to produce music. But now that I am investing in more natural-sounding external Sound Sample libraries (namely NI's Session Strings Pro and ...
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Is there any Avid AudioVision (DAW) video online?

After reading this thread at the DUC (and chatting with editors in this business longer than me), I'm really curious to see Avid AudioVision and how it worked. My first encounter with a Digidesign/...
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want to find a program or other sources that can help me find subliminal recordings in my custom cd's

I have purchased custom subliminal cd's and I have using them for over 3 months now and I am not sure if the message I wanted on it is even on there or what message is on there and or even if there ...
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VSTi Issue with REAPER and Superior Drummer

I've installed Superior Drummer and REAPER; but when I go to click on "Insert virtual instrument on new track", Superior Drummer isn't available. Am I missing a step?
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What is a good mastering chain to use in a DAW?

I realise that there is no one 'correct' answer to this (so maybe this can be marked community wiki), but as a hobbyist with a small home studio I would be interested to hear how others set up their ...
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Intel Core i3 Mobile Processors for DAW - should I get Sandy Bridge?

I'm looking at getting a new laptop to replace a Dell with a T7500 Core 2 Duo chip (2.2GHz). According to this benchmark site, the Core i3's score almost double my current processor's score in the "...
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From DAW to Game Engine. There must be a better way!

Hey game audio folks. I'm wondering what you do. Here's what I'm looking at: alt text http://www.wraughk.com/DropboxPermanent/SSD1.png Here's what's happening. I have a sound effect that I've mixed ...
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Porting audio from web browser to DAW

I would like to port my audio from flash videos playing in Chrome or Firefox to FL Studio so I can use the EQ and Compressor on the audio. Is this possible?
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Which DAW should I buy?

My name is Eddie. I've played the guitar since the dark ages ( 49 yrs old) now and now would like to lay down and layer some guitar work and MIDI work into a DAW. I have'nt worked with many. I ...
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software DAW comparison to hardware studio equipment

I am getting confused about the line of separation today with what a DAW can do and what it can't. Maybe it can do everything nowadays and more than the hardware, or just not as clean as hardware? It ...
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Reason: Any way to batch convert WAV to REX?

I've used several DAWs over the years, and my sample library has grown to a considerable size. I've been playing with Reason lately, and I rather like it, but one big turnoff is that 99% of my ...
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Melodyne nightmare

Does anyone else started noticing weird "sampling" noises on Melodyne over last updates of RTAS version (running old - aka before DNA Melodyne - last updated and Protools 8 or 9). Problem is on both ...
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Easy to use open source DAW?

I'm considering creating some instrumental music. I don't care about connecting external stuff (keyboard, mic, ...), so I only require something I'll control with only a keyboard and a mouse. Is there ...
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iMac Workstation

Does anyone do any heavy sound design on an iMac? Just curious. I was looking to purchase one for the home but I'm not too keen on its expandability (surround sound) and am wondering a bit about its ...
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Compact desk for daw and music composition?

We're finding that the desk for our daw, plus the keyboard to the side of it (Yamaha P-140) is getting to be a bit much for our space. Ideally we'd like the the computer and keyboard to share the same ...
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Daw software that understand about notes and chords

This question is very specific. Is there any daw software with loops with the functionality of changing the tracks notes accordingly to a chosen chord? For example, I add a loop and then change the ...
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how is the performance of pyramix

Yesterday i happened to see the pyramix DAW.I am a Nuendo user and have got a basic experience working in protools.How is the performance of this software.Is it a widely used software?
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Doubling a track

I was reading an article about recording a guitar and the guy was recommending doubling the track by actually recording it twice. I realize that this thickens up the sound which is good but is playing ...
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Difference between using a wave editor and a DAW like Pro Tools?

I use pro tools to edit all my SFX recordings and was wondering why some people use Pro Tools and a separate wave editor. I was looking at http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/waveeditor/ and can't ...
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Keeping multitrack files online

I'm in the middle or recording an album, and my bandmate is in the next county. I'm currently using box.net to share mixes with him, but I have no easy way of sharing the multitrack files. I've got ...
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Audio software with alternative user interfaces (e.g. not mimicking a mixer)

Most audio software mimics a "real" device; most notably, a mixing console. I find this makes things easy to learn and transfer, but is less optimal when using a mouse. What audio software exists ...
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Sequencer/DAW with a decent Notation/Score Editor?

Many DAWs/music production softwares (Reaper, FL Studio ...) rely on piano-roll to edit midi tracks. Are there nice sequencers/daws with very good notation/score editor (along with VSTi/plugin ...
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What does the term quantization refer to?

Many DAWs have the option to "quantize" a set of notes. What does it do?
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Are outboard processors dead?

Do outboard processors such as compressors, reverb units, etc. have anything distinct advantages in any area today? I'm especially thinking of analog units because of the added D/A-A/D round-trip and ...
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Do any of the popular DAWs allow you to insert a “pause” into a project.

Do any of the popular DAWs allow you to insert a "pause" into a project. So for example, I click "play" at the beginning of a file, and the DAW plays back the audio until it comes to a "pause" marker ...
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What kind of Mic? What Daw?

I would like to buy the equipment to start recording sound effects (doors creaking, wind, ...) and create a small library of sounds, to practice; I would like some advice on what are the most suitable ...
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What DAW should I go for?

Hi y'all! Currently I play around with Cubase LE 4 (I got it with my Zoom H4 and My Presonus Firebox) but I long for a Soundforge like product that I used to have many, many years ago... I'm looking ...
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A trip down your DAW memory lane

This could lead to some very long posts, but here goes anyways... I got into a conversation with the guys at work about the old DAWs they used to use, what's changed, what they miss, and what's ...
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how can I do a multiple track mix down on nuendo4?

I edit and master voice-overs during the week, most of them are short questions, answers or statements. What I would like to know is if there is a quick way of exporting all of the events/sounds in ...
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Templates and workflow

I'm thinking specifically for pro tools but feel free to chime in if you use another DAW. I'm curious to see how many and what kinds of templates you all have set up for day to day work. Any info or ...
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Pro Tools vs Logic…

Hi all, I am looking for a little bit of advice on DAWs. I am Mac-based and have exclusively used Logic Studio for my work which, so far, I have found to be sufficient. But I am beginning to wonder ...