What Digital Audio Workstations Are & Why They’re Important
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What Digital Audio Workstations Are & Why They’re Important

From their beginnings in the late 1970s, digital audio workstations have since become cornerstones in music production and audio engineering. Their importance cannot be overstated in modern music production. What are digital audio workstations? Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) are software platforms used for recording, editing, mixing, and producing audio. They enable multitrack recording, precise editing,…

Audio: What Are Faders? (Mixers, Graphic EQ & More)
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Audio: What Are Faders? (Mixers, Graphic EQ & More)

Faders are perhaps the most important tool for mixing and are often taken for granted. If you’re interested in learning more about these fundamental controls in the world of audio, you’ve come to the right place! What are faders in audio technology? A fader, in the analog realm, is either a potentiometer (most faders) or…

What Are DAW Groups? (Mixing & Editing In DAWs)
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What Are DAW Groups? (Mixing & Editing In DAWs)

There’s a lot of terminology in the world of audio engineering, and the term “group” often carries several meanings. If you’ve ever been confused by the term group/grouping when it comes to editing and mixing in digital audio workstations, or you want more information to make better use of audio groups in your DAW, you’ve…

What Are Subgroups? (Audio Mixing, Recording, Live Sound)
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What Are Subgroups? (Audio Mixing, Recording, Live Sound)

Subgroups are an important routing tool in our mixers, allowing us to simplify the mixing process and get more out of fewer processors and effects. Whether you’re mixing a record, recording, or mixing live, using subgroups can help enhance your workflow and get you better results. If you’re unsure about what subgroups are or want…

Audio: What Are Mixer Inserts? (Mixing, Recording & More)
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Audio: What Are Mixer Inserts? (Mixing, Recording & More)

Inserts are important parts of mixers that are sometimes taken for granted in modern digital audio workstations. If you’re unsure of what mixer inserts are or you want to gather more information on inserts and their importance in audio engineering, you’ve come to the right place! What is an insert in audio engineering? An insert,…

Mixing/Recording: Auxiliary Tracks, Sends & Returns
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Mixing/Recording: Auxiliary Tracks, Sends & Returns

Auxiliary tracks are invaluable tools in mixing, recording, live sound, and any other job that utilizes an audio mixer. If you’re at all confused about aux tracks, sends and returns, or you’d like more information to help you make the most of your aux tracks, you’ve come to the right place! What is an auxiliary…

What Are Audio Buses? (Mixing, Recording, Live Sound)
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What Are Audio Buses? (Mixing, Recording, Live Sound)

The terms bus or bussing are commonly used in the world of audio, whether we’re working with live sound, broadcasting, recording or mixing. When learning about audio engineering, it’s important to understand the terminology and how it applies to our work. If you’re wondering about audio buses, you’ve come to the right place to learn…

Audio: Buses Vs. Subgroups, Aux Sends/Returns, VCAs & Groups
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Audio: Buses Vs. Subgroups, Aux Sends/Returns, VCAs & Groups

Auxes, buses, sends, returns, VCAs, groups, subgroups, and many more terms make up the wide lexicon of audio technology. When learning about music and audio production, the glossary of terms can be overwhelming, and what’s worse is that many terms are used interchangeably. Let’s consider these related terms and their definitions to help you keep…

Top 8 Best Online Resources To Learn Steinberg Cubase DAW
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Top 8 Best Online Resources To Learn Steinberg Cubase DAW

Online learning resources, be it courses, videos, written content, one-on-one coaching, apps, et cetera, provide fantastic opportunities to learn (and teach) digital audio workstations like Steinberg’s Cubase and audio engineering more broadly. Though nothing truly beats dedicated in-person DAW lessons, there are plenty of excellent alternatives online. Note that by “resources,” I’m not only referring…

Top 8 Best Online Resources To Learn PreSonus Studio One DAW
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Top 8 Best Online Resources To Learn PreSonus Studio One DAW

Online learning resources, be it courses, videos, written content, one-on-one coaching, apps, et cetera, provide fantastic opportunities to learn (and teach) digital audio workstations like PreSonus’ Studio One and audio engineering more broadly. Though nothing truly beats dedicated in-person DAW lessons, there are plenty of excellent alternatives online. Note that by “resources,” I’m not only…

Top 8 Best Online Resources To Learn Cockos Reaper DAW
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Top 8 Best Online Resources To Learn Cockos Reaper DAW

Online learning resources, be it courses, videos, written content, one-on-one coaching, apps, et cetera, provide fantastic opportunities to learn (and teach) digital audio workstations like Cockos’ Reaper and audio engineering more broadly. Though nothing truly beats dedicated in-person DAW lessons, there are plenty of excellent alternatives online. Note that by “resources,” I’m not only referring…

Top 10 Best Online Resources To Learn Avid Pro Tools DAW
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Top 10 Best Online Resources To Learn Avid Pro Tools DAW

Online learning resources, be it courses, videos, written content, one-on-one coaching, apps, et cetera, provide fantastic opportunities to learn (and teach) digital audio workstations like Avid Technology’s Pro Tools and audio engineering more broadly. Though nothing truly beats dedicated in-person DAW lessons, there are plenty of excellent alternatives online. Note that by “resources,” I’m not…