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Midi Vs. Audio in Your DAW
« on: September 15, 2013, 09:56:22 AM »
Do most of you that are using DAWs record midi information w/ synths, etc, or do you record the actual sound produced by the synths as audio files in your projects? I was watching some kind of music production convention thing on youtube and the speakers there were saying they hardly used midi and recorded audio directly into the wav, not just for vocals and real instruments, but even w/ their synths. That seems like it would limit you, because to fix anything you have to re record it rather than clicking in new notes or removing old notes, etc.

Is there any benefit to just recording audio instead of midi data into your DAW? The one thing that really threw me off is thinking about how much more demanding the projects would be on your PC/Mac if every sound was .wav's rather than some midi information triggering a synth...Seems like after you built up a nice selection of instruments in the project all being recorded .wav files then the project would be using a shit load of RAM and CPU...?
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Re: Midi Vs. Audio in Your DAW
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2015, 06:11:51 AM »
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Re: Midi Vs. Audio in Your DAW
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 01:42:57 PM »
I'm on a tight budget, so I don't have any actual synths and am reliant on plugins and virtual instruments (besides guitar and bass).  Out of convenience, I usually just use midi instruments for almost everything and then re-record the guitar and bass as audio files, since they tend to sound much better than synthetic guitar instruments.