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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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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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Button that picks a random synth in Logic?

I was wondering if there's a way to have a button (preferably a button I could send a midi signal to activate it) that picks a random synth from all the current synths I have in Logic? If not Logic ...
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Can I transcribe accoustic piano in a DAW

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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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 ...
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Midi out from DAW to keyboard problem

I connected a keyboard with my PC via midi USB cable and want to send midi form my DAW to keyboard, so is plays the sound I have set on this keyboard which will be then sent to my audio interface. I ...
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Recording notes with the computer keyboard in Ableton Live

I have enabled the Computer keyboard button, the Arm Session Recording, and playing/recording at the same time, plus the Midi Editor Preview. If I press the ASD buttons, I can hear notes (as long as ...
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Screwed up in caustic 3. Want to delete recorded notes

In Caustic 3 I activated de red record button and played some notes for testing purposes using a synth and now I can't delete the recorded part. I can't see it in the pattern tab of that synth neither ...
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Enable regular PC keyboard for direct recording Synth1 VST in REAPER?

I'd like to record Synth1 and play wit it in REaper using my PC typing keyboard. I open Synth1 and the keyboard doesn't work as a playing keyboard. How can I enable it to do so having Synth1 opened?
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How to increase audio buffer size? [duplicate]

How can I increase the audio buffer size beyond what the audio interface driver allows? For example: the driver offers 16, 32, 64, ..., 1024 samples, but I need 4096. Is there some universal driver ...
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Is there any way to work simultaneously on the same DAW project remotely?

Is there any way to work simultaneously on the same DAW project remotely? Imagine the situation. My bandmate is sitting in another town (or even country) and have his DAW (say, Cubase) open and ...
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How to connect Yamaha PSR-E353 to Behringer U-PHORIA UM2? [duplicate]

I have a Yamaha PSR-E353 Digital Keyboard.It has a PHONES/OUTPUT jack on the rear panel. Is it from here to Behringer's U-PHORIA UM2's INST2 jack I need to connect so that I can record into a DAW. ...
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How do I route VST audio through effects/amp simulator in Cubase?

I have Shreddage II that came with Peavey Revalver, and I want to route the Shreddage audio through Revalver but I don't know how to do that in Cubase.
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How do professional electronic musicians/sound engineers combat listening fatigue?

As an amateur bedroom composer working in a DAW on my song, I might have a general idea of how something ought to sound, but through endless 'random walking through knob space' - i.e. tweaking ...
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Do I need an audio interface for recording if I have a mixer with a built-in USB?

I have Volca series synths and Behringer xenyx 802. I can record each Volca separately with an audio interface to my computer but If I want to play them and record them together (which is better for ...
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How to connect keyboard to external synth module through a DAW

I have a Yamaha DGX520, I am able to connect to LMMS (my current DAW) and obtain sounds through the computer through the MIDI-in option; however, I cannot seem to connect to my Kurzweil PC2R sound ...
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Basic editing a piano score in garage band

I played a piano solo ‘ oh canada’ on my digital piano and imported the track into GarageBand on ipad. I would like to perform basic editing, correct a few wrong notes, add some dynamics and maybe ...
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How can I align the BPM/Tempo with this audio track using Logic Pro X, Cubase or Ableton?

I have downloaded a November Rain orchestral track on which I would like to add a click using one of the DAWs: Logic Pro X, Cubase Elements or Ableton. Below the link with the track (one is the ...
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Can two notes be at the same frequency or different octaves, or vice versa? [closed]

I was reading something that mentioned playing the same octave of two notes on different instruments but having them at different frequencies. Is that possible?
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Ok if a guitar sound is out of phase with the rest of the song?

I designed a sound for a clean guitar. At first it was in phase, which sounded OK, but when I flipped the phase I liked that sound more. The Correlation Meter (in Logic) shows that the phase is now ...
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Panning distorted guitars (get the attack sound)

I need a mixing tip: when I try to mix distorted guitars (dual guitars, but in fact, I just recorded once, created 2 tracks, copypasted onto them and hard panned them), I want to have a sound of ...
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How do the following videos work

This video is a version of Rick Astley's Never gonna give you up, except all notes are C. What does one change in the original compositions to make all notes in a song to be of the same pitch? Do ...
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Cubase 10 Drum Editor Problem

I opened cubase 10 the other day and found that the descriptions of the drum set and notes for midi are missing from the left side of the editor where they should be. I cannot seem to find a way to ...
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How do I get Logic Pro X to record the audio from my keyboard?

I have all the necessary cables to do this, however I'd like to know how to get it going.
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DAW on Linux (with midi input, samples, guitar riff recording, and coming with instrument sounds) [closed]

I need a DAW (digital audio workstation) on Linux with: - a synth input (midi) - create and use samples from disco tunes (mp3) from the 70s - (optional) time to time record guitar riffs - ...
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How can I automate the arming and disarming of tracks in ableton?

I am going to perform a song live where I have multiple patches stored across multiple tracks in Ableton. I have been looking for a way to automate the arming and disarming of tracks at specific ...
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Logic Pro X - Mapped instruments and staff styles not pasting properly

I do a lot of work with sampled instruments and take advantage of the facilities of mapped instruments and staff styles. Once I've created them I want to be able use them in other projects. The ...
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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 ...