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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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Real-world use of analogue mixing and digital recording equipment combined

(If this sort of question has been asked before - I apologise, I've used the search function and can't really find anything similar. Please merge and close if so!) I currently own a Behringer 8-bus ...
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Best Way Add Dynamics to Sustained MIDI Note

What is the most appropriate way to invoke crescendo and/or decrescendo changes on sustained MIDI notes via a modern DAW? Will some types of changes show up in the score editor while others only show ...
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Building a modern radio studio

Hope this isn't a question that's been asked a thousand times before! I've been press-ganged into building a new 'portable' studio for a non-profit community radio station. Unfortunately I've never ...
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How to export MIDI with foot controller in Acid Pro 7

I have a e-durm track recorded in MIDI in Acid Pro 7. I want that track in another project. I tried File->Export Midi but it is missing the "foot controller (hi hat)" envelope. How do I include that ...
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Rendering Microsoft wavetable output with Reaper

I've recorded a part-audio part-midi project in Reaper on a PC. The midi goes to the MS wavetable synth on the PC. I'm using a Focusrite 18i20 USB unit. I can hear the wavetable output in monitoring, ...
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Environments / DAWs for writing scripts to process audio files

I was looking for advice on any program where you could write scripts (as in code, eg Javascript etc) and use them to process audio files, using the usual range of audio effects, cutting/pasting etc. ...
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Highlight peaking parts on a waveform?

When I edit voiceovers I normalize several times: First I normalize the entire track then search for peaking parts and isolate them, normalize again and find more peaking parts until I'm satisfied. ...
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How to use signal from one midi track to transpose another midi track in Reaper?

I want to create 2 midi tracks: First track plays some simple pattern and loops it. In a second track I want to specify a note, which should indicate how to transpose first midi track (basically a ...
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Audacity records only 1 channel, inspite of being set to stereo

I use a Shure condenser mic with a Focusrite scarlett solo interface. However ever since the 1st time I connected it to the laptop , & recorded in Audacity & mixpad, It keeps recording only 1 ...
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Sounds design with video seq and DAW

What procedure should I use if I have video clips from a game (animations/cut scenes) and I need to precisely set every sound in it to the ms. For example, I have a sequence with starting monitors ...
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Time code audio tracks in DAW?

How do you generate audio time code (LTC) tracks, if your platform doesn't offer them natively? Some DAWs can generate auxiliary LTC tracks, but many don't. Audible time code may not be useful right ...
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Help with connecting my gear

I put together a diagram to see how close I am to getting my gear connected. I would like to know if what I have done so far is correct. I also need help with the midi wiring. I get confused with the ...
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Prolems with mxl 770

I'm a voice actor and I'm trying to record a few tidbits. Now I'm just doing this in my apartment, but it's pretty quiet in here and all of my fans and such are off. When I plug up headphones directly ...
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Creating the SSB untuned radio effect

There is a similar question here How do you create Single Sideband Modulation (SSB)? but it does not solve how to recreate the effect with an FM or subtractive synth or a vocoder( if it is possible ). ...
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How to make a lead similar to a circular saw

How to make a lead like in Notre-Dame de Paris - La monture at the first 4 seconds? This sound is similar to a circular saw. It is often used to represent aridity. ...
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Assessing the reliability of using a laptop in a stage environment

I have been experimenting with a Dell D-510 laptop computer for stage use. In my equipment arsenal, I also have: A Casio PX-5S keyboard A Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio/MIDI Interface An M-Audio ...
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PDF version of the Ardour manual

Is "The Ardour Manual" (http://manual.ardour.org/introducing-ardour/creating-music-with-ardour/) available in PDF format somewhere? I've only found a thread from 2007 concerning this matter (https://...
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Getting started with Audio Production

I'm a musician with a classical background, and I'm really interested in the complete process of Music Production (Acoustic Conditioning, Recording, Post-Producing). I'd love to start learning in a ...
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CuBase LE 5 Static Noises

I bought a Lexicon Lambda interface and connected it to my MacBook Pro late 2011. Specs: Intel core i5 2.4GHz 16GB Ram 512GB SSD OSX 10.9 Lexicon Lambda (Connected via USB to computer) Samson ...
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Open Reason Re-fills outside of Reason

Is there any program that can open Reason's refill files? Other than Reason of course. I would potentially like to use some of the samples contained within the Reason refill in another DAW.
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Getting Audio from Live to Pass Through to Scarlett 18i20

So I am trying to stream my setup to Mixlr, which provides a streaming interface where I can assign an audio device to send to the stream. There are a few options in the dropdown menu for each of the ...
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Windows based DAW control surface

I recently purchased a touched screen-enabled windows based laptop for use on the go. As it supports 10 point multitouch, I thought a great use of it while at my desk would be as a touch screen DAW ...
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Does Pro Tools (or any other DAW) have a feature like Logic's Quick Swipe Comping?

I am working on a project in Logic 9 that involves quick swipe comping of phase-locked audio tracks. I won't go into the details but I have had many problems over many projects when they involve ...
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Technical term for the visualization of an audio track?

What's the technical term for the visualization of an audio track as used in music production software? This image shows what I mean: http://alisocreek.net/vo-article-graphics/Sound_Wave.jpg The image ...
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How to input audio to Android?

I want to know if there is a way to connect my guitar (or any other kind of audio source) to my Android phone. As far as I know, the only input socket is the "mini-usb" input on the phone. So I guess ...
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How to best digitize an audio signal in a recording environment? (relevance of ADCs)

I'm trying to build a decent recording environment for someone but this question is general. I am someone with more electronics knowledge than audio tech. Though by no means am I saying I am an expert ...
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Which DAW should I use when editing ambience recordings?

Hello, I have been recording alot of ambient sounds the last weeks and now i got over 100 of 1-2 min clips that im going to edit into useble ambient sounds in 48.1kHz/16bit from 48.1kHz/24. What DAW ...
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Free Music for DAW Practice

I'm wondering if there are sites there with Creative Commons (or similar) music that is not already mixed down as an MP3, but rather with all the individual files (instruments, vocals, etc.) intact to ...
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Is there an equivalent to Audacity's noise reduction effect in other DAW?

I have tried with Ardour, Rosegarden and Traverso, so far all these DAW are better than Audacity but for one thing: they lack this functionality that lets me select a piece of noise as a sample and ...
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Low level hiss, pop and squeal in basic sound studio set up

I have a basic studio setup which includes: PC running cool edit pro condenser mic preamp AD converter studio monitors and headphones That's it. I am having low level hiss, pop, and squeal in the ...
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Can someone explain 'phase' and related terminology in audio production?

I've looked a lot of places for info about this, and I've never found anything that was clear and satisfactory. I've been working with various DAW software for awhile and I always run into 'invert ...
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Route Sound From Programs Into DAW (Windows)

I'm wondering if there are (free) programs that can take an audio signal from a program (and only that program) and route it as a virtual audio input into my DAW. For example, I might want to send ...
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What Do I Need to Compose/Create/Mix Music Fully Digitally?

I want to write some music, maybe mix other songs as well. I want to be able to write up some melodies/harmonies, or lay down some beats and mix them to my heart's content, with different instruments (...
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I know I'm way behind but .. is 10.7 stable for DAW ?

Hey a quick search on the ssd site doesn't return what I'm looking for. I'm finally switching a PPC G5 rig over to an intel MacPro for Protools HD9 with a Magma chassis etc. Is 10.7 "generally" a ...
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Thoughts on Digital Performer?

I was wondering what everyone's opinion was on MOTU's Digital Performer? I know some people have probably never heard of this program, but at Evergreen State College where I took some audio courses ...
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Is there a quick way to find “zero audio” regions in an audio mix ?

Sometimes, when I work as a re-recording mixer for TV, my mix can have a small region (can be 1 frame), that has no sound at all. My colleagues, who make the final master for future broadcasting, then ...
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Reaper Post Production

Do you guys know how to snap fades on one region in relation to another region on a seperate track, aligning the two for a precise cross fade? Snapping length of regions compared to other tracks, ...
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Reaper for Sound to Picture

Hey guys, I'm most experienced using Avid's ProTools and Sony products (Vegas, Forge, & Acid) for sound designing, mixing, and mastering. I'll be in a pickle for the next few months designing 5 ...
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running two different versions of the same VST instrument at the same time

I've been trying to set up my DAWs (specifically Ableton and FL Studio) so that I could have two working versions of the same SoftSynth running at the same time. Specifically the ones I've been trying ...
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Which DAW is this?

I saw this from a screenshot on a youtube video. Please help me find out which DAW this is.
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Pro Tools Freeware Replacment

Many people believe Pro Tools to be the standard in high end audio production. Can anyone recommend a free replacement that has as many of the essential features of Pro Tools as possible? I ...
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What books and resources can help me better understand my DAW?

For some years now I have been occasionally recording music. The DAW I have is an older version of Cakewalk Sonar (8.5 LE I think). I can already record MIDI tracks from my keyboards, edit and/or ...
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What Windows-based DAW can I use for sample arrangement?

I want to make music where I layer samples over one another. I don't just want these to be samples of notes--I have samples of drum breaks and guitar riffs that I'd like to sequence. For example, ...
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Audio editing benchmark software

A while ago I used some software on my laptop to test the hardware limitations that might create bottlenecks in audio production, I've started using my desktop machine which should have more than ...
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Control Surface or V-Control Pro on iPad

V-Control Pro or Control Surface? I wanted to surface another thread about this, as the last is a little over a year old. http://www.neyrinck.com/v-control-pro Check this out. It's a pretty nifty ...
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Has anybody tried using GIT version control for session control of audio recordings?

Has anybody tried using GIT version control for session control of audio recordings? I have used GIT in programming and it works very well, and is easy to use too. It works great for collaboration, ...
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Smooth volume reduction of music between pieces of speech with Sound Forge

In some audio file containing music and speech, I need to remove music (volume reduction say 90%) between each piece of speech. But when volume is instantaneously reduced from 100% to 10% for start of ...
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Going about creating a new song in a DAW?

This is a question for the users who write music in a DAW; what is your process for starting a new song? Do you have an idea of what the song sounds like and go from there? Or do you mess around with ...
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Reasons to NOT use FLStudio as DAW

I know how to use FLStudio very well. It has been my only DAW for years and I've never had problems with it. I get the vibe from the music community that it is unprofessional; that professionals use ...
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Novice Sound Designer Needs Help

Hello all! As the title says, I am an up and coming sound designer. A composer by trade, I know that sound effects design is a beast all it's own, and I have been ... side-railed, in a couple of ...