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DAW stands for

digital audio workstation

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DAW

electric or electronic device, or computer software application for recording, editing and producing audio files.

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The key component of DAW

software

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Software determines

How you can work with an audio track

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Different types of software are

designed for different objectives (many similarities and differences)

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Multi-track recorders/sequencers studios enable you to

1. record audio 2. sequence midi 3. edit 4. mix 5. master

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Phase Reverse sound is

inverted sound

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Multi-track recorders/sequencers good for voiceover & music production, but also

midi arrangement& sound design

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3 popular ex. of Multi-track recorders/sequencers

protools, digital performer, logic

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2 track editors also called

waveform editors

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2 track editors allow you to

record/edit audio redraw waveform optimize/master

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2 track editors good for voice over production, but also

digitizing existing audio & stereo mix editing

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popular 2 track editors

bias peak sound forge audacity sound studio

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Plug-ins

Mini applications that extend the DSP capabilities of other audio software

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ex. of plug-ins uses

-DSP -Tone enhancing -FX -Mixing/Mastering

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DSP

Digital Signal Processing

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popular plug ins

waves, McDSP, native instruments

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Plug-ins handle wide variety of

DSP tasks

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It's helpful to categorize plug-ins by what they do, i.e.

-EQ -Dynamics -Pitch Shifting -Reverb/Delay -Modulation -Sound Tools

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2 ways to use plug-in

1. in real time as an insert 2. at file level as a render effect

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Loop Based music production

Arrangement environment designed with loops and samples in mind

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What can Loop Based music production do?

-record audio -sequence midi -edit loops/samples -mix/master

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Loop Based music production good for

-music production -creating original samples

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Popular Loop Based music production programs

-ACID -Ableton Live -Garageband

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Common DAW components

-transport -toolbar -edit/arrange -mixer -file list

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In editing, working with digital audio is flexible + (2)

Non-linear & Non-destructive

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2 processes of editing sound

visual and audio

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Parts of a waveform

peaks & valleys (troths)

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EQ (equalizer) parts

Graphic parametric curves

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What do dynamics affect? (2)

1. Dynamic range of a sound 2. Sounds based upon a relationship to a threshold

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2 kinds of effects of dynamics

Those that care whats above the threshold, and those that care what's below it

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Dynamic compressor's job*

Reigns in and evens out volume peaks so that you can turn the entire track up

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Compressor ratio

1:1 & 2:1

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limiter ratio

infinity:1

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Threshold of compressor/limiter

Sound volume will not surpass it depending on ratio

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Expander/Gate

Dynamic Expanders & gates create volume difference between what you do and dont want to hear

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Compressor/Limiter Graphic

A image thumb
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Expander Graphic

A image thumb