September 17, 2009 11:22 PM Subscribe
What tools and/or DAW software do I need to automate DAW actions through scripts?
posted by vanar sena to media & arts (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Digital music recording and production is very new to me, but I have some programming experience. It occurs to me that being able to write scripts to automate DAW actions (setting EQ, effects, mix levels etc) would be fun and useful. The ideal DAW would allow running of scripts just as easily as triggering other DAW events using automation tracks, or even the generation of automation tracks via scripts.
Are there any DAWs that support this out of the box? What languages and tools do I need to know/have?
For reference, I have the following software at the moment: REAPER, RiffWorks, GarageBand on OS X; Ardour and LMMS on Linux, though I find working with audio on Linux too trying to bother most of the time.
Apologies if this is an RTFM question; if this is the case, some pointers to FMs would be perfect.