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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to deal with OMF/AAF on PC platforms

When I first started in film, I was coming from a music production angle and could pretty much work on any DAW I wanted, since nothing ever left the program. I was blissfully unaware of the problems ...
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Pro Tools and Adobe Premiere

I have an independent gig coming up where they're editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Has anyone had any experience passing files between Premiere and Pro Tools (8.0.1)? Would you record to camera or ...

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