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A digital audio workstations (DAW), is an electronic system designed solely or primarily for recording, editing and playing back digital audio.

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How to set Alesis Q25 to transmit on only single midi channel into Logic Pro

I've got an Alesis Q25 hooked up to my Mac running Logic Pro. Everything works great. What I want to do is send midi data from the Q25 on only one midi channel, so I can have another midi controller ...
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LilyPond play pitches

Is there a way to play the notes on LilyPond? I mean when using the Crescendo notation editor or MuseScore, there is a play button that can play the sound or complete piece.
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Ableton crash when i open ezbass [closed]

i recently add ableton 11 to my pc. Everything is fine. I want to use ezbass from toontrack. When i first open ezbass, everything is fine but when i save my project and load my project next time, when ...
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Is there an equivalent to "format painter" (Microsoft formatting tool) in Ableton when editing MIDI notes?

For example, I recently had a two MIDI chords. They were the same chord, but one was eighth notes and the other was quarter notes. Is there a quick way to apply the "formatting" (read: ...
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DAW mixing: Bass and Piano solo’d clips but not individually

I got 16 channels of a jazz ensemble, sending them to groups by instrument. My problem is that for a range here in Logic Pro 10.6.3, the base and piano groups buses (we got several microphones for the ...
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What is an effect that changes one parameter depending on the rate of change of another parameter? [closed]

Read my comment before you vote to close. Is there an effect/vst plugin/flow that measures the rate of change of one parameter of a sound, e.g. volume, and can use that to change the amount of another ...
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How do rhythm and melody compete and cooperate to define the horizontal space of music?

I have some conceptual trouble understanding the differences between rhythm and melody. I get that harmony is the vertical dimension of music (thinking in terms of sheet music or a piano roll view in ...
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Is there a way to minimize interference between signals of different instruments?

Phase cancelation between different audio tracks is an issue that cannot be solved just by a constant phase offset. There are sweet spots, but no matter what the global relative phase of two tracks is,...
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I have a problem with the strummer in Ample Guitar M (used in Reaper)

When I create a riff using the plugin and drag it in the timeline (as a midi file), it's played with no legatos or really anything I set up in the riffer. It sound terrible, all the chords are played ...
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How can I create a switchable filter in Pure Data?

I have watched a tutorial series on Pure Data, but I still feel uncertain about how to think about the "execution point" in a Pure Data patch evolving over time. Suppose I want to create a ...
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Do useable MIDI stringed instruments exist (for entering notes into a DAW) (think Guitar Hero controller) [closed]

I have looked at MIDI violins today and saw they were 1500+ $ and seemed to be basically electric violins. So this raised an interesting point to me. Whereas an electric piano is just a piano keyboard ...
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Artificially Extended Drum Duration?

I am watching a beginner's guide to music production using Cakewalk on Youtube. An interesting fact it points out is that adjusting a drum's note duration in the piano roll view has no effect, ...
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How to figure out the length (time in ms) of a bar from bpm and time signature? [duplicate]

I have seen a bunch of similar questions on the site, but I'm going to ask more directly. I know a songs: tempo - X bpm - (eg.:120). time signature - Y/Z - (eg.: 4/4). I'd like to know the formula ...
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Simplest way to pipe MIDI USB input through a virtual instrument and out to my computer's audio output? [closed]

I am looking for the simplest possible way to take MIDI USB input and put it through software that will turn it into piano sound and then output that to my computers speakers/headphones. I am not ...
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Instrument plugins with weak attacks

I have some instrument plugins that have unfortunately weak attacks -- by this I mean it sounds like they have an ADSR envelope with an attack value higher than I would like, so it makes the ...
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Sub-bass on DAW?

I don't know much about how sub-bass is generated but is it possible to program in mainstream tools such as Ableton or Logic Pro? I was wondering if can it be represented as a Midi track or if ...
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What factors are most important to DAW performance (in 2020)

When choosing or upgrading your PC/Mac with music recording/production in mind, in what order should CPU (speed, cores)/Memory/Disk/other be prioritised? Even in something like Garageband you might ...
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Does GarageBand let me record my own vocal/instrument region as a loop?

As a novice to DAWs I recently put together a recording of a song in Garageband. I wanted to record say 'chorus acoustic guitar' once and build the song structure using this multiple times. All I ...
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What is an All-Pass Filter? What are its uses?

Wikipedia says: An all-pass filter is a signal processing filter that passes all frequencies equally in gain, but changes the phase relationship among various frequencies. What does changes the ...
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How to sync DAW VST automations to live performance?

I'm looking for a tool to control VST instruments through my epiano midi. My goal is to play a song, and having the DAW (or whatever) detect the tempo by analysing what I'm currently playing. Question:...
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Logic Pro X: create summing track stack of already existing track stacks

I would like to create a track stack of track stacks. When I attempt to create, it says that I can only create a "folder" track stack and not a "summing" track stack. My questions: ...
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Switch General MIDI instruments from device? (Roland Sound Canvas, Reaper)

I have an Swissonic EasyKey61 MIDI keyboard, and it is connected to the VST plugin "Roland Sound Canvas" via Reaper. I am wondering how sound banks/instruments (e.g. "Piano 1", &...
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How to arm specific Reaper tracks using Behringer MIDI footswitch (FCB 1010)?

I'd like to switch the record arm of specific tracks in Reaper using a Behringer FCB 1010, which is a MIDI footswitch. As an example, let's say I have 4 tracks in Reaper: 3 for guitar (same input, but ...
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Where can I find useful stuff to learn music production?

I'm trying to learn how to produce music. More specifically, I use a lot of MIDI for orchestral/chamber works. And as a classically trained musician, I don't find it useful when they start trying to ...
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is there any way to share high-quality protools mix audio and do two-way communication online?

I recorded a song using ProTools. I would like to work closely in real time with my very talented mix engineer as he mixes it remotely from his studio. Is there any way to do a zoom (or facetime) ...
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Is there a specific synth name/DAW plugin for a sort of 70s jazz flute chorus?

There's a sound I hear in some modern alternative music that has such emotive nostalgic properties. It sounds like a flute chorus I've heard in 70s Japanese Jazz and elsewhere. This short comedic ...
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Cubase Elements 9 - 4/3 Time Signature

I'm working with Cubase Elements 9, and I"m trying to designate different parts of my track to have different time signatures. In the tempo editor, I have the song from measure 9 onwards ...
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Connecting Analog Mixer to Audio Interface

I have a analog mixer would like to connect it to a audio interface. The purpose of this is for social media live streaming. I'm eyeing the focusrite 2i2. Drum mics, guitar, bass keyboard and 3 mics ...
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New Automation Data format in Logic Pro 10.5

After updating the Logic Pro to 10.5, I opened an old project of mine and this popped up... What is this "new format"? and How is it different from the older one? P.S : The project opened and ...
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How to get Controller Assignments working with the Recorder part of Quick Sampler in Logic Pro 10.5?

I'm running into a weird bug/issue when mapping the record feature within Logic Pro 10.5's new quick sampler to a button on my midi controller: I mapped the Record button to a button on my midi ...
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How do DAWs work, and specifically, communicate?

I have done very little in the way of production other than use GarageBand a little, but from what I've read, DAWs allow applications to be chained together. But how? I had pictured they might expose ...
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Recording rhythm pauses that throw off the count

I'm quite new to recording and best practices. At the moment I'm enjoying learning through recording existing songs I'm playing myself. One song is in 8/4 (in my opinion) but has an extra (loose) ...
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Easy to use DAW [closed]

I am currently using open-source DAW program LMMS but it is very difficult to me. Is there any easier program for a beginner? Or which one do you most recommend except Logic Pro because i do not have ...
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Stage Piano vs. Workstation Keyboards

I've been playing guitar for years but have recently been getting interested more in the audio engineering and sound design space. As part of this I want to learn some basic piano skills and pick up a ...
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Why is Logic Pro X showing MIDI chords as various C-chords?

When inputting an "F" and an "A", Logic Pro X (10.4.1) tells me that the input chord is a "C no 36/11": + = Where I would expect an "F." This is true for every chord I input; all are showing as ...
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How to create the "wubs" in dubstep?

One of the signature sounds of dubstep is the "wub-wub-wub" sound. How do I create this sound? I'm using Reaper as my DAW but if there's a way to create the sound with subtractive synthesis on a 3 ...
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Any recommentadions of DAWs that can interact with external piano?

I must say that I don't even know how to explain my problem, but here I go. The thing is: I have an piano digital (yahama 36keys), but it's been a while since I got bored with reading sheets and just ...
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I don't fully understand recording and signal to noise ratio

I'm recording vocals and acoustic instruments with my shure57 microphone and behringer ultragain pro preamp and I've been trying to reach the best signal to noise ratio. From what I know to achieve ...
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What is a quantizing percentage?

In certain DAWs (such as Reason) and music production stations there's a quantization percentage. I understand quantization, it's like auto-tune for rhythm. That is, quantization adjusts the beats ...
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PPQN in a 16 Step Sequencer vs DAW?

I was wondering if the PPQN in a 16 step sequencer is 4? Since there's 4 divisions per quarter note? In comparison in a DAW like Logic, I read the PPQN is 960. So in a measure there'd be 960*4 = 3840 ...
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Is a midi track in a DAW called a sequencer?

Say we create a midi track in a DAW like Logic or Ableton and we record some notes to it via some midi controller. I'm wondering if that track is now considered to be a sequencer? And if we created ...
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How can I return to normal view (View Track Waveforms) in Reaper

I switched to "Peaks View" for moment. Now I can't get back to tracks looking like standard Waveforms. Will only show Peaks, Spectral Peaks, etc. Anyone know how to get back to normal?
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Are all plugins VST plugins?

Whenever someone mentions a plugin for a daw like Logic, Ableton, etc. Is it always a VST plugin? so 'VST plugin' and 'plugin' is synonymous?
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Can I transcribe accoustic piano in a DAW [closed]

I'm looking for some software that can transcribe my accoustic piano playing into notation so it can be written down and played back. It's okay if the software can only notate simple one voice music. ...
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Importing time sliced samples into Electribe Sampler

The editing of time slices of samples on the Korg Electribe is a real pain. Is there a way to export my own time sliced samples from my DAW to the Electribe?
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Accepted filename character for sharp #

WRT filenames: "b" (ascii 98) is an acceptable character for flat. Is there an accepted character in place of the not-good-for-most-filesystems sharp "#"?
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How are synthesizers used in music production?

If you record sounds from your synthesizer into a DAW then aren't you just recording the audio? Wouldn't it be better to record midi information so that you can then fix any mistakes when you record. ...
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Why get an audio interface if I could just use USB?

I have a USB mic, USB midi controller, and monitors that use a regular 3.5mm jack connected directly to my computer. I was wondering why people get audio interfaces? Is there something they provide ...
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Editing wave in audio editor and lines

Does anyone know what are two thin horizontal lines in waveform window in audio editors? I want to make my sound louder but wo/clipping, e.g. in the image, lines at approx. peaks, is this to mark ...
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Is it possible to load and automatically play a project in Reaper?

I'm working on an art installation which features Unity, VR and Reaper. Ideally I'd like to be able to start Reaper, load a project and start it playing from the command line. I don't have much ...