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1.4. Other Digital Audio Concepts

These terms are used in many different audio contexts. Understanding them is important to knowing how to operate audio equipment in general, whether computer-based or not.

1.4.1. MIDI Sequencer

A sequencer is a device or software program that produces signals that a synthesizer turns into sound. You can also use a sequencer to arrange MIDI signals into music. The Musicians' Guide covers two digital audio workstations (DAWs) that are primarily MIDI sequencers, Qtractor and Rosegarden. All three DAWs in this guide use MIDI signals to control other devices or effects.