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Questions tagged [daw]

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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Can a song be made entirely of samples?

I'm just wondering what the point is of synth instruments (manipulating waveforms) if I can just use samples for everything. For example, say I sample a single middle-c piano note. My understanding is ...
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Meaning of fr and sub in Logic Pro X timestamp

Logic Pro X shows me this: 1 second, 15 fr and 56 sub? How do I convert that into seconds?
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Can practice guitar through sound card and DAW a bad habit (latency)?

So I’m a guitar player for 10+ years now, and I’m still asking myself if I have any bad habit in my playing. To practice guitar, I usually have 2 choices because I’m living in an apartment, either I ...
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Type in value in FL Studio, how should I calculate correct value?

Let's say in DirectWave, I want to change the pitch tune using Type in value option, what number should I input if I want to change the pitch to -100 cents (1 semitone lower)? Seems like there is ...
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Dynamic in vocal recording

What's a reasonable amount of difference between the loudest and quietest peaks I should go for in vocal take? When the singer goes from whsiper to scream for example. Would it be better to squash it ...
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DAW fit for composing/recording in standard music notation? [closed]

I was curious about what's the best recording software for a classically trained musician, but one who writes indie rock/pop/folk/hip-hop/EDM? In fact, I'm not professionally trained, but I grew up ...
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Is it possible for me to learn music from DAW?

I want to learn music but dont know any basics and dont have any instruments. Is it possible for me to learn from DAW.
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LMMS - automation track

I have some melody and background beat. I want to apply automation track only on melody. How I can do it? I search for it on internet, but I didn't find anything.
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Getting MIDI timecode/clock from MIXXX beat detection

Does anyone on here know if mixxx can somehow generate MIDI timecode/clock information for jack from its detected beat of the current playback. As applications like ardour, qtraktor, seq24 and other ...
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MIDI editor that allows to edit .mid files, keep the many tracks, and have a piano roll to move the notes [closed]

I already used many DAWs such as Cubase, Ableton Live, Fruity Loops, etc. but I'm looking for the following features: can open a MIDI (.mid) file and keep the original structure (if 10 MIDI tracks, ...
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Rosegarden - can't get it to produce any sound

With zero experience of Linux, I installed Ubuntu on an old laptop and then Rosegarden. However, I've never been able to get any sound to be produced by the software - not even a metronome. I've ...
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What are the main drum elements used in beatmaking?

What are the main types of drum samples used to create a hiphop beat? I've narrowed it down to three: Kick Snare Hihat Are there any more? I think there's also an 808 but I think it's a type of kick....
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Normalize a collection of WAVS in an homogenous way without loosing a bit of dynamic range

I ripped all my CDs of a band, and would like to do a loseless flac compilation. The degree of volume and compression is different in every album. What's the easiest way to normalize by RMS a ...
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Deciding the synthesizer a note is played through based on its MIDI channel

Is it possible to, using a patcher channel, play notes of one midi channel through one synthesizer, and play notes of another midi channel through another synthesizer? Example: I have a basic melody, ...
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Can iPad pro replace MacBook for music production?

I watched a video on YouTube titled 2018 iPad Pro - the Future of Music In the video, a professional music producer only uses his iPad to make all his music. So I'm wondering if the new 2018 iPad ...
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Signs that I have at least a little talent in music? [closed]

Sometimes I just can imagine songs in my head, not too often, but it happens. Last time I imagined a piano solo, before that an electronic track. I don't know if they are good or not because I don't ...
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DAW tempo vs score tempo signature

I am working on a baroque string piece (Rondeau from Abdelazer) as a way to learn to program strings and in general get better at orchestrating and using the software. One thing puzzles me quite a bit....
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Realistic jazzy sound with VST

I've been quite impressed with the orchestral sound of Nina Simone's "I put a spell on you". The part which interested me can be heard at first 17 seconds. So is it possible to simulate such warm and ...
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What Kind of Rhythm Is This? [closed]

I downloaded a latin / reggae / edm template for Logic Pro. I really like the beat, but I'm trying to understand it better. The creator didn't tell me anything about the key or time signature, only ...
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Is there any way to have FL Studio load banks, when importing a MIDI File?

I'm trying to load some MIDI Files into FL Studio that use the Yamaha s yxg50, but when I import a MIDI it leaves the banks blank in every MIDI Out. That means, I have to manually set them all after I ...
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How to correctly deal with abrupt sound cuts when working with sound samples in a DAW?

I am new at DAW's and sound editing and have trouble dealing with abrupt end of sounds. What I mean is that, with the orchestra samples I use (from VSCO-2 CE), there are different options (Sustain, ...
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Vocal Mixing Help

I'm doing a cover of a song, and I'm trying to replicate the way the vocals in the original song were mixed. This is the original song: I've been working on this ...
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Basic Home Rec Set Up

Newbie in desperate need of advice! I want 24 bit studio quality recordings on a budget. Tough ask! Mainly for Voice overs & vocals. Here's my current plan: SHURE SM57--> FETHEAD PREAMP--> ...
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Writing music in DAW: what's your workflow?

I'm just curious how people write music in DAW when they have no input MIDI devices. Piano roll isn't particularly convenient to write music, and built-in score editors seem to be so so, too. I used ...
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Easy way to beat latency with MIDI recordings

I just thought about an easy way to deal with latency in MIDI recordings and wanted to hear some opinions about it. My application for midi recordings is mostly samples piano's from NI's Komplete 11. ...
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How to bring Ample guitar onto FL studio piano roll?

I have Ample guitar M II lite. I created a strumming pattern in the guitar plugin, and I want to 'bring' that strumming pattern onto my piano roll and play it with the song. I can't figure out how to ...
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My DAW grid won't line up to all the notes in a song, is this normal?

I am trying to recreate a song in my DAW to get practice in producing music and I like to create a complete midi version of some of my favorites songs. I am working on a song now which has a shuffle ...
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Studio One: Trying to use music as background without crossfading multiple events

I'm not sure if I'm in exactly the right place for this question, so please pardon me if I'm not. I'm a bit of a novice to Studio One (although I've worked a bit with other DAWs before), so this ...
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Did people use DAWs or Trackers first in the 90s?

I wanted to know what the average home user was using for computer based music production back in the day. I was under the impression that mainly trackers were used in the early 90s to create MODs and ...
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Do I necessarily need an audio interface to record sound from my Nord Lead A1 on a MacBook Pro 2016?

I have an analog modeling synthesizer with cool sounds that I can create myself. I want to record them on my mac. The midi port only transfer midi so that's out of the question. Then there is a usb ...
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Default instruments for FL Studio 12?

I can not find this anywhere on their website or forums. I understand that FL 12 has a lot of presets and whatnot for the oscillators, and a lot of synth sounds, but what does it have for real ...
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Home studio setup with Mac & LogicPro

I used to do recording on a Korg hard disk recorder, worked fine, but due to an intercontinental move, I've left most of my equipment behind as I thought it would be a good time for a modernisation. ...
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How can one change the value of a knob with the computer keyboard in FL Studio?

Many parameters may be changed through knobs in FL Studio. One way to change the knob value is to drag-and-drop with the computer mouse. Is there any way to change the knob value with the computer ...
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Multitrack recording duration

I'm looking to use a USB Audio Interface with a DAW to do some long duration multitrack recording spanning into the 10s of minutes, possibly 1 hr. I intend to create a multiple microphone setup to ...
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Does an upgrade from Ableton Live Standard to Suite cost the same if I already own Max for Live? [closed]

I've already emailed Ableton with this question a couple days ago, but since it's the holidays they haven't answered yet. I currently own a Live 9 Standard license, and I was thinking about buying ...
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Does the send order of a track affect the effects on the track

I tried to change the send order on a track in reaper; to put the reverb send before the delay but found out its not possible to switch the initial order. Does the order of sends on a track affects it ...
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Multitrack Studio how to loop a section

I have multitrack Studio Standard. How to I replay a section of the tracks over and over for practice?
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DAW Plugins with Multiple Instruments

I am using Ableton Live Lite with a Focusrite Scarlet and BiasFX. Using this setup with my guitar is great, however when I plug in a second instrument and use the BiasFx plugin only one track has the ...
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Can a dotted eighth note delay be applied onto a piano piece?

In the past few months, I have become keen on taking up the guitar along with the piano which I've been playing for 3 years. There has been an interesting tune that I have longed to play from two ...
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Most practical way to compose classical music on PC

I write in Sibelius but I do not like the its sounds. I like Reaper's sounds but its notation editor is not practical. Thus, I export a midi file from sibelius which I import in reaper. However, I ...
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How can I get or play sounds from a tablet DAW?

I invested in a tablet and downloaded a couple of apps just to get a feel for all this, and I know I'm going to sound like an idiot, but after downloading Touch DAW and other similar apps, how do I go ...
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Playing instrument voices through PC from my keyboard

I wanted to play different instrument voices from my Yamaha P-115 Digital Pianoby connecting it to a PC. So I asked for suggestions, and people said, "Get a DAW." So I downloaded LMMS from lmms.io, ...
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Setting up a music enviroment in Linux [closed]

I am an amateur arranger and composer. I have been working with Windows, Finale and Garritan instruments for some years. However, I am also a physicist, so I decided to move to Linux (basically for ...
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How to cut off a pick noise a little bit using an equalizer?

Maybe this question has an answer already, but search bar didn't help much :( So I have my bass guitar part (in MIDI) and I'm using IK Multimedia MODO BASS as my bass guitar emulator (synthesizer or ...
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Does composing and learning music theory solely on DAWs restrict one's learning experience?

As a hobbyist I've been learning and picking up new music theory through a long process of 'experimentation' for about 2 years. When I learned more about different modes, chords etc. I would mess ...
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Using a DAW as a pure multi-channel playback device

I have a question about using DAWS as midi players. I want to use the instruments available in Logic Pro X or Ableton to play a stream of midi events. As a simple example I'd like to assign midi ...
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How do I figure out the fundamental frequency of a sound from its frequency spectrum?

I really want to know the fundamental frequency (hertz) of every sound I play in my DAW. All I have is an oscilloscope. I can see the waveform of a sound, I can see all the frequencies the sound is at ...
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How to import a piano sound from a VST plugin into a synth?

I am using a Roland XPS 10 synth that allows us to import sounds sampled from VST plugins into the memory of the synth and play. From what I know right now, the file that I have to export from the DAW ...
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Is there any way to get the “center” channel having a stereo track?

Context: I am really beginner. I know about sample rates, bit depth, but practically never used any DAW. Now I've installed Audacity and Sonar. To give a real life example: I use Aebersold ...
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Are there any DAWs that aren't in real time?

I make cool stuff with blender, where it is more realistic and can do way cooler things, but, it takes a long time to render. Is there any daw that can render strange hyper-realistic sounds instead of ...