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Programmable audio software (DAW) with public API?

I believe you are looking for REAPER It has an API and its own plugin language you can use. Above and beyond that it is one of the most customizable DAWs out there, and affordable to boot.
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Is there an equivalent to Audacity's noise reduction effect in other DAW?

Yes I made an lv2 plugin to be used with linux daws it's called noise-repellent https://github.com/lucianodato/noise-repellent
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Is there an equivalent to Audacity's noise reduction effect in other DAW?

The ReaFir plugin that comes with Reaper is pretty excellent. And you don't HAVE to have Reaper to use it, because you can download all of their VST plugins free. ReaPlugs Download Insert the ...
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What can I expect from this pc when producing audio?

less tracks per project. less plugins opened. if you use your factory soundcard (the one on your motherboard) you'll probably suffer from latency and a bad signal/noise ratio. But you still can ...
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Help with connecting my gear

You need to connect the MIDI OUT of your MIDI controller keyboard to the MIDI IN of one of the sound modules, then connect the MIDI THROUGH of that sound module to the MIDI IN of the other. You'll ...
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How to introduce automatic gain control over two mics using audio interface, DAW and a mixer

What you are looking for is a Dugan automixer. This can be acquired as either a hardware processing device, as software inside an existing hardware device such as a mixer, or as a VST plugin. I ...
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Real-world use of analogue mixing and digital recording equipment combined

Not really an answer, but a bit long for comments… To echo Dave's sentiment; as owner of many old reel-reel machines, gathering dust in a junk room I would heartily agree. Keep them for if you ever ...
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Environments / DAWs for writing scripts to process audio files

Maybe http://puredata.info/? Might be easier than javascript for doing complex stuff.
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Environments / DAWs for writing scripts to process audio files

Give Matlab a go, there's quite a few resources out there to get you started but if you have programmed at all before you should be able to pick it up fairly easily, I've seen it used mainly in ...
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Which DAW can handle simultaneous editing of MIDI channels / instruments per tracks?

It's now possible to do this in Ableton Live using a Max for Live device from Chaos Culture:
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How do the outputs on this audio interface work?

It's generally expected that you do a little bit of research before asking questions here and that you only ask one question. In this case the manual for this device answers the question quite clearly....
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How to use two computers simultaneously for production (CPU sharing)

Vienna Ensemble Pro Take a look at Vienna Ensemble Pro (VEP, VEPro). There is a Master/Slave feature that let you process VST instruments (and ordinary VST effects) on other computers (and you can ...
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Audio callback and multiple threads

Yes, audio software, be it a DAW or a live mixing console, do use multithreading and multicore functionality. Example 1 : Pyramix MassCore technology “hides” one or more cores in a multiple CPU ...
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Does FL studio record better audio quality than any any other DAW?

Remember that a Digital Audio Workstation only performs the function of manipulating digital audio samples. Those digital audio samples are "created" by the audio interface. Once the samples ...
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Has anybody tried using GIT version control for session control of audio recordings?

Personally I prefer Boar for version control of binary files. That is the exact use case of that system - mostly used for photos, etc. On the other hand, I can also recommend you the git Large File ...
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Has anybody tried using GIT version control for session control of audio recordings?

Took the above advice. This has been working great for me with git. Logic Pro X 10+. .gitignore .DS_Store Project\ File\ Backups Undo\ Data.nosync Autosave DisplayState.plist WindowImage.jpg Haven'...
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Environments / DAWs for writing scripts to process audio files

www.cakewalk.com "Cakewalk Application Language (CAL) is an event-processing language based on C and LISP that you can use to extend Cakewalk products with custom editing commands. You can write your ...
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Environments / DAWs for writing scripts to process audio files

Such effects can be accomplished in javascript with the Web Audio API although the learning curve is steep.
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Environments / DAWs for writing scripts to process audio files

Interesting question... I've not played around with it very much, but the Composers Desktop Project seems to be quite close to what you describe.
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Real-world use of analogue mixing and digital recording equipment combined

I happen to still own my Tascam 1/2 inch 8 track tape deck and I will warn you DONT BUY ONE while recording on tape seems like a "fun" idea its actually a nightmare. Ill give you a few reasons why ...
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How to use signal from one midi track to transpose another midi track in Reaper?

Sounds like you're looking for an arpeggiator. With some plugins, you can either program a step-sequenced arpeggio, which triggers on a MIDI note event. These will mostly be atonal/chromatic, ...
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Audacity records only 1 channel, inspite of being set to stereo

As others have said, this is the expected behavior. Your computer mic input is a stereo mic jack that takes signal from the mono mic on both channels by nature of the connector design. (On a mono 1/...
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Time code audio tracks in DAW?

Various places I've worked have found different solutions. Some record the LTC from a broadcast video tape to an unused track. Some will reuse a track from an earlier project. The first is slow (1:1), ...
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Why is learning how to use DAWs appear more difficult than Video editing programs?

DAWs are not intrinsically harder to use than NLEs. The thing is that most people really don't know their NLE either. Most consumers and beginners don't use many advanced features of their NLE. ...
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How do the outputs on this audio interface work?

I'm only guessing the amp out is meant to go to a guitar amp, so it's probably mono and has a level and impedance more like an electric guitar would have. Line 6 got started with guitar effects, so ...
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How to send or play midi from one application to another

If your other MIDI receiver is hardware or software running on another machine, you simply route the midi track to a midi output (granted that your interface has a MIDI out port). On the other hand, ...
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Question about synths

Creating cool synths is all a question of : Expressivity (modulation) Clarity (mixing) Context (other sounds in track, lead synth?) The advice I could give you is to stop touching your synth when it ...
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How plausible would it be to build a DAW using the supercollider scsynth?

To answer your first question, yes. The resource cost of an unladen Bus is negligible. The main practical limitations lie with running too many CPU-hungry ugens at once. You can run 50 Buses easily, ...
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Which DAW handles time modulation (groove) best?

Pro Tools has some of the best time-stretching algorithms. Check out Elastic Audio.
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Looking for a recording/mixing workstation

You could do most of that list with an iPad & a USB/Lightning interface, these days... or any computer. GearRank - The Best iPad Audio Interfaces has a list of current offerings, with reviews. ...
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