Decibel reference level

I just started using an audio editing software, and the decibels are negative scaled (zero is SUPER loud, -24 is no noise). I can’t find anything in the software documentation about the reference level; is there a standard used in

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DAW Computers – Buy or Build?

DAWs are a very specialized application that requires a high performance machine that is stable, and where all the hardware works together without any conflicts with your audio interface and other devices. The wrong choices can lead to random clicks, pops, and other audio glitches, or simply not being able to achieve a low enough latency to work effectively with VST instruments. In the worst cases, hardware conflicts can cause random crashes or freezes, or the system may not even boot up.

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Audio Interface/Sound Card Question

Firstly, thank you very much for this form.  It is a tremendous help. My question is about sound cards.  First, I’d like to know if the current sound card I have is good enough for voiceover work.  Are there any

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Buying a music computer

I have used for the last three years a stand alone hardware mulit-track digital recorder and would like to now move into a music computer.  Looking for advice on computer, hard drive, interface, software, etc. to get started. I am

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Starting out in Pro Tools LE – What do I need?

Greetings: I’ve been using a Fostex VF 160 for about a year now.  I’m not too crazy about it. It is very cumbersome to use.  A friend of mine showed me how much easier Pro Tools is and I’m sold.

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