What is a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)?
Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) are used to record and produce a wide range of audio formats, mainly used to create music, songs, podcasts, and soundtracks. DAW’s are most commonly found as software programs on laptops or stand-alone computers.
One of the great advantages of working with a DAW are the advanced features that they come with, although they might sound simple in computer terms, they prove to be very useful when experimenting with music. We are talking about the Undo, Cut, Copy and Paste functions!
Using these functions to revert back to previous recordings, removing certain sections of a song, and quickly copying sections of a song to another area, all help to ease the process of making music and not having to worry about losing any important pieces data.
Plugins are another excellent feature and addition to the DAW, there are now countless numbers of different plugins on offer. Each plugin offers a unique functionality and opens up the possibilities to further modify and experiment with your sounds.
Digital plugins enable you to modify audio signals with effects such as chorus, phasers, distortion, and compressors (there are many more to choose from). They are all capable of transforming the pitch, tone, and speed of the current sound to create an entirely new sample.