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A digital audio workstation (DAW) is an electronic device or application software used for recording, editing and producing audio files.DAWs come in a wide variety of configurations from a single software program on a laptop, to an integrated stand-alone unit, all the way to a highly complex configuration of numerous components controlled by a central computer.
In 1992, Steinberg released Cubase Audio Mac, a computer-based digital audio recorder for the Mac that, like the Opcode products, also utilized Digidesign hardware. This was the first DAW to incorporate audio, MIDI, and scoring (music notation).
History The earliest attempts at creating digital audio workstations in the 1970s and 80s were limited by factors such as the high price of storage, and the vastly slower processing and disk speeds of the time.
The DAW, otherwise known as Digital Audio Workstation, might seem commonplace in today’s technologically advanced world, but this technology has had a long evolution from the primordial days of analog reel to reel.
Soundstream was the fist audiophile digital audio recording company in the United States that provided commercial services for recording and computer-based editing. In 1978 they made the first commercially available digital audio tape recorders, these could be considered the first digital audio workstations.
Digital Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) – the digital representation of a sampled analogue signal – was developed by Bell Labs in the 1930s, and while experimentations in digital recording were carried out over the intervening years, it wasn’t until 1975 that a company called Soundstream began working on their first digital audio recorder.
The first professional quality direct-to-disk Digital Audio Workstation with 16-bit dynamics converters on a microcomputer was shown by MTU at the 1979 West Coast Computer Faire in Los Angeles, CA. Mix Magazine confirmed this in writing in their "The Audio Industry - 20th Anniversary" issue in September, 1997.
In the early 1980s, the first, primitive versions of what we now call digital audio workstations began changing the way musicians could express themselves.
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