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Audio Concepts 108 - DAW Studio Setup and Design.
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DAW is an acronym for
Dry And Wet
Digital Analog Wavetable
Digital Audio Workstation
Doubled Audio Waveform
An efficient way to insert an analog processor in a virtual mixer is
a third-party processor plug-in
an i/o plug-in
a set of analog SPDIF/ADAT optical cables
to use a digital processor instead
The two types of computer disks for DAW production are
HDD and SSD
Floppy Disk and Hard Disk
Vinyl Disc and Magnetic Disk
SCSI and ADB
In most DAWs an Instrument Track records
The practice of using a brickwall Limiter to make a master as loud as possible is called
A DAW's RAM Buffer may introduce a delay during recording called
Mixing "in-the-box" refers to
mixing in headphones (the "box")
using only analog hardware in a real room (the "box")
using a DAW's virtual mixer and plug-in processors
using a reverb simulation of a square room
Two types of synchronization to lock DAWs and external sequencers are
Timebase and Codebase
Word Clock and Atomic Clock
MIDI Time Code (MTC) and MIDI Beat Clock
Time-Shift and Pitch-Shift
A plug-in that responds to MIDI data by playing instrument sounds (notes) is
a Virtual Instrument
a virtual dynamics processor
a virtual DAW
a MIDI-controlled effect processor
A small DAW-based audio/music production facility is referred to as a
Post Production Studio
Replacing a section of a recording with a new performance on-the-fly is called
The three most popular high-end DAWs (arguably) are
Pro Tools, FL Studio, and Digital Performer
Notator, Creator, and Logic
Audacity, GarageBand, and Notator
Pro Tools, Logic, and Ableton Live
The two most common computer connections for DAW Interfaces are
USB and Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt and SCSI
XLR and TRS
USB and ADB
Recording a new track while playing along with pre-recorded tracks is called
A MIDI recording contains
Performance data (notes, controllers) and audio waveforms
Audio data and Note data
Performance data (notes, controllers) but no audio
Audio and Video data
When a mix includes live audio playing back from an external instrument
it cannot be bounced at all
it must be bounced offline (faster-than-realtime)
it must be bounced in realtime
it cannot be bounced in a DAW
Assembling bits & pieces of several Takes into a final "performance" is called
Most DAWs can handle
only MIDI recording
only audio recording
audio and MIDI recording and editing
audio and MIDI recording but not editing
A chain of analog processors that a mic's signal is run through when recording is
a digital plug-in chain
an analog "Front-End"
an analog "Back End"
an analog plug-in chain
A Project Studio's monitoring environment (speakers & room) is
critical to getting good-sounding recordings and mixes
unimportant for most audio/music production
the least important aspect of a studio
not as good as a good pair of headphones
Audio Concepts 108
DAW Studio Setup and Design
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