Audio or Midi in the project?


I am relatively new, so I have to ask something:

When other producers show their Work in their arrangment, you often see audio files and also midi-files.
Till now, I only used Midi-files, via Instrument Rack or Drum-Rack or VST's and and and...

But where is the difference between? Are audio tracks in the arrangment better than midi-tracks? You can reverse audio but what can u do else, what u can not in the midi?

Thank you for the answers



MrNicHoe 6 years ago | 0 comments

2 answers

  • antarktika
    53 answers
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    Ableton was created as an audio only program, capable of doing insaaane audio manipulation, it only later integrated midi to become more fully featured. You can reverse audio, stretch audio, chop and reconfigure it, etc... on the other hand, once you're in audio, you cannot easily rewrite a melody, or change your chords, etc... each has it's own benefits and drawbacks, that is why you see people using both in their projects, because each has its place!

    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • Warrior Bob
    60 answers
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    1 vote

    The most obvious thing an audio track can do that a MIDI track cannot is have audio clips in it :)


    6 years ago | 0 comments

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