7  Audio software

This chapter provides a brief introduction to some of the most widely used software application categories, concentrating primarily on professional contexts as opposed to consumer ones. It does not attempt to explain how to use them in detail, as there are numerous other books that do that task very well, but it introduces the key concepts.

7.1 Sequencers

7.1.1 Introduction

Sequencers are probably the most ubiquitous of audio and MIDI applications. A sequencer will be capable of storing a number of ‘tracks’ of MIDI and audio information, editing it and otherwise manipulating it for musical composition purposes. It is also capable of storing MIDI events for non-musical purposes such as studio automation. Some of the more advanced ...

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