Digital audio Workstation (DAW) Part 1

What is a DAW?   A definition of Digital Audio Workstation or DAW, in short, would be: “A Digital Audio Workstation is a computer-controlled system or networked collection of components that allows all of the major digital recording, processing, editing and...

Sampler (musical instrument)

What is a Sampler?   A sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer. However, instead of generating new sounds with Voltage-controlled oscillators, it uses sound recordings (or “samples”) of real or...

Software Synthesizers – Soft Synths

What are Soft synths?   A software synthesizer, better known as a soft synth, is a generally speaking a computer program, or plugin that generates digital audio, usually for music. Computer software that can create sounds or music is not new. However, advances in...

Rompler

ROM and Sampler   A term ROMpler comes from a slang term given to sound modules that feature stock presets based on samples stored in ROM. They generally, lack in-depth synthesis technology and sampling capabilities. The term is a conjunction of the terms ROM and...

Multi-Effect Signal Processors

What are multi-effect processors?   Rather than using several individual signal processor “boxes”, many signal processing devices are designed so they can perform more than one function. This means that a single black box can create more digital effects. For...

Spectrogram

What is an audio spectrogram?   An audio spectrogram is a visual representation of sound. Spectrogram, in general, is a time-varying spectral representation which shows the variation of spectral density of a signal with respect to time. Spectrograms (or...