Tuesday, 4 December 2012

AUDIO / VISUAL GIFT IDEAS


AUDIO / VISUAL

C’mon, you know as well as I do that Christmas TV is boring! So, how about getting up to some audio / visual creativity of your own? Check this lot out...

MUSIC: DAW – DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION

Why not give the gift of sound this year? The following music software known as digital audio workstations will turn the user into a sonic alchemist!

Key elements: Here are a few attributes to any music software that I think you need to know.

VST compatibility! VST stands for virtual studio technology and what this technology does is to essentially replicate hardware i.e. synthesizer keyboards and effects units with software. Therefore, the musician / composer can purchase high quality synthesizers and effects and / or download free ones from trusted websites!

You want to make sure that any music software you buy is compatible with VST! Don’t be confused by some music software’s own set of virtual instruments and effects. Make sure it says VST compatible on the box or on the specifications page on the product website!

ASIO, this is more to do with the quality of your soundcard. ASIO stands for audio streaming in and out! The soundcard is fitted with a processor that leaves the audio work to the soundcard and compatible software instead of having the central processor unit (CPU) handle the task, thus well make the computer system more efficient. It’s a mark of professionalism when you see ASIO supported by a digital audio workstation (DAW).

Bear in mind that the soundcard of the intended may not be ASIO compatible, there will be other options such as Direct Sound. But most modern soundcards will support ASIO.

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