Computers are at the center of almost everything related to audio these days. Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) are commonly used for recording music. More and more aspects of live performance are incorporating computers. Audio effects plug-ins and virtual instruments are examples of computer software that can be used to process and synthesize sound. Apps for mobile devices increase the portability, accessibility, and convenience of music making.
There is similarity across all of these examples – computers were intentionally programmed to work with audio.
If you have ever used audio software, I hope you have considered how powerful and creative it can be. Maybe you have even wondered how the software works.
Audio software is designed using computer programming, which is how you can communicate with a computer to harness its power and creative potential.
Writing your own computer code can be very enjoyable. It allows you to implement your own custom ideas. The only limits are your imagination and the power of your computer.
If you are an audio engineer already familiar with common audio tools, learning how to write the code to actually create these tools can improve your understanding about how to use them.
If you are a computer programmer already familiar with coding, applying those skills to audio engineering can be a satisfying and fulfilling experience.
No matter what experience or background you have, this blog is meant to help anyone that wants to combine their interests in audio and computer programming.
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