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An Overview of Digital Audio Workstations

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Handbook of Recording Engineering


Since the late 1980s, the digital audio workstation (DAW) has virtually revolutionized the routine editing, signal processing, and assembly of digital program material in the postproduction environment. The DAW represents the coming together of digital recording and storage devices and the modern desktop personal computer. The user interface, as introduced by Macintosh in the early 1980s, followed later by Microsoft’s Windows, allows a natural, interactive, “user-friendly” relationship between the operator and the system.

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Eargle, J.M. (1996). An Overview of Digital Audio Workstations. In: Handbook of Recording Engineering. Springer, Boston, MA.

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