8 votes

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.
sec_goat's user avatar
  • 181
5 votes

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
Luciano's user avatar
  • 51
5 votes
Accepted

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 ...
JSmith's user avatar
  • 1,103
5 votes

DAW on Win VM - what to expect?

I run Win & Mac VMs a lot on my Mac [Mac Pro 5,1 dual 3.46GHz Xeon 6-cores] with very few issues as regards general speed & peripheral connectivity. It's fast enough to play GTA 4, even, at ...
Tetsujin's user avatar
  • 8,691
4 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Mark's user avatar
  • 8,870
3 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Michael Hansen Buur's user avatar
3 votes

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:
Mark's user avatar
  • 31
3 votes

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 ...
audionuma's user avatar
  • 2,834
3 votes
Accepted

How do I recreate this drum beat from Nu:Logic - The Sound Of Your Smile?

I think the first thing to note here is that the drum track you're hearing on this is most likely a sample. The sounds have a fairly distinctive quality that comes from being sped up from around ...
7HzResearch's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Mark's user avatar
  • 8,870
3 votes

Does reducing volume reduce bit depth?

IF you are doing this manipulation internally to the DAW (operating at 64-bit) then you will experience NO LOSS AT ALL. However, if you export the file after gain reduction as a 24-bit file, then you ...
Mark's user avatar
  • 8,870
2 votes

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 ...
jojeck's user avatar
  • 299
2 votes

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'...
pbsladek's user avatar
  • 121
2 votes
Accepted

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, ...
wwww's user avatar
  • 370
2 votes

Which DAW handles time modulation (groove) best?

Pro Tools has some of the best time-stretching algorithms. Check out Elastic Audio.
Dalv Olan's user avatar
  • 852
2 votes

Does Nektar Impact LX49+ MIDI keyboard work with LMMS?

The Impact outputs MIDI. LMMS uses MIDI. MIDI is a pretty good standard, and any controller presented to the interface can be assigned in LMMS. The Using MIDI part of the LMMS documentation is very ...
Rory Alsop's user avatar
  • 6,044
2 votes

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. ...
Tetsujin's user avatar
  • 8,691
2 votes

Can you use ASIO input and a different output?

No, it is not currently possible to use ASIO in a DAW as an input source, only, without using it as the output on Windows. However, I have seen people claim ASIO4ALL let’s you mix devices in some DAWs....
Timinycricket's user avatar
2 votes

Can you use ASIO input and a different output?

You can do this on Mac OSX but not on Windows. ASIO is limited to one device only, whereas on OSX you can create "aggregate or Multi-Out" virtual devices which you can then configure within your DAW.
Mark's user avatar
  • 8,870
2 votes

Can you use ASIO input and a different output?

On the Microsoft Windows, you can use ASIO4ALL to use an audio output that is different from the audio input. For example, in the following screenshot, ASIO4ALL is configured to use the Focusrite USB ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

Does installation of the OS/DAW on a slower hard drive affect its processing speed?

The audio processing speed is dependent entirely on the speed of the CPU and RAM in the machine. Storing the DAW software itself on a slow hard drive will not have any effect at all on the processing ...
Mark's user avatar
  • 8,870
2 votes

Why does garageband does not detect the instrument plugin I installed?

Garageband supports Audio Units (AU). If the plugin only supports VST format, it won’t appear.
APB's user avatar
  • 21
2 votes

How to achieve low latency for live audio: new soundcard or computer?

The smallest buffer you can use is the next one up from the one that glitches. The computer itself is the main cause of buffer under-run. The external hardware is probably non-adjustable. The more ...
Tetsujin's user avatar
  • 8,691
2 votes

DAW on Win VM - what to expect?

I use an iLok (original and now version 3) passed through from Ubuntu 20.04 host to a win10 guest using KVM. I pass the ilok device itself (not the usb controller, although that is generally ...
Eric's user avatar
  • 21
2 votes

How do I record/playback vinyl audio in a daw?

It's not going to be Midi, though it's likely to be one of the same family of DIN plugs. These used to be popular on hifi & audio gear, though they're not used much these days. Even if it's the ...
Tetsujin's user avatar
  • 8,691
1 vote

Weird pops and cracks in my Reaper input?

I had this same issue and what would recommend and what worked for me is make sure the two boxes by the bottom are checked when setting up your driver in reaper! Especially the (Ignore asio reset ...
Logan's user avatar
  • 11
1 vote

Sync Korg SQ-1 with DAW (Logic)

In Logic 10.7.4, to send clock only, use Project Settings > Synchronization > MIDI, choose SQ-1 CTRL and check "Clock". In my case I'm using SQ-1 to synchronize a Moog Mavis with Logic....
grrdjf's user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
Accepted

Sync Korg SQ-1 with DAW (Logic)

So my workaround looks as follows: connect SQ-1 to DAW via USB sync out Volca cable to sync in SQ-1 set bpm in Volca with the same value as in DAW hit record in DAW hit start in SQ-1 Probably not ...
Kosmetika's user avatar
  • 129
1 vote
Accepted

Procedure for setting up DAW automatic latency compensation

It's a trade-off, so it's not a case of setting it up once and leaving it. In general, lower buffer setting = lower latency = higher CPU load! When recording a live singer or musician, you want your ...
Simon Bosley's user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

How to use Aux send/return on Jeskola Buzz

I did a quick 'google' on the subject and found this, (I think this will be more use to you than my original answer)...... http://forums.jeskola.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1015
MarcieXD's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible