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Idiot's Guides: Mixing Music by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER5

Choosing the Right Mixing Software

In This Chapter

  • How DAW programs work
  • A look at the most popular DAW software
  • Choosing the right DAW program for your mixing needs

When you’re working in a home or small studio—and in most pro studios today, too—you do your mixing on a computer, using a digital audio workstation (DAW) software program. DAW programs, such as Pro Tools and Cubase, let you record, edit, mix, and master your projects and save the resulting output in distributable digital audio files.

The challenge, then, is choosing the right DAW program for your mixing needs. Many good options are available at various price points; ...

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