Starting Point (DAW Edition)
Top Reasons to use Starting Point
Starting Point is focused on allowing you to be more productive by making interfacing with your computer a whole lot simpler. Creating and producing music on a modern DAW involves using numerous applications and keeping track of projects that are scattered throughout different folders on your computer. This is where Starting Point shines; It puts everything you need for making and producing music into one simple, intelligent, and easy to use interface--a starting point for just about everything you need to do.
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Starting Point require Microsoft's .NET Framework 3.0. Vista and Windows 7 come with .NET Framework preinstalled. Windows XP users will have to download and install the framework before using Starting Point.
How does the Project Manager help you stay organized?
The Project manager helps keep track of all your projects from different applications by listing them in one easy to use interface. It gives you Google Documents style classification features allowing projects to be browsed by date, group, and application. It also has a 'just start typing' search function to quickly locate projects.
From the Project Manager, projects can be renamed, added to user groups, sent to the recycle bin or dragged into other applications just like in Windows Explorer.
Audio Player / Track Folders
What's so great about Starting Point's Audio Player?
The Audio Player in Starting Point was designed with DAW users in mind. It organizes your mixdowns into living playlists called 'track folders'. A track folder represents all the audio tracks in a particular folder on your hardrive. When mixdowns are added or removed from the folder on your hardrive, the track folder in Starting Point is updated to reflect those changes, highlighting new mixdowns and removing ones that have been deleted. Track folders can even automatically make and update tags, saving you from having to repeatedly enter this information yourself.
Here's a list of some of the features the Audio Player offers:
What does AID do?
How does the Device Manager help?
It's always a good idea to disable things like bluetooth on your DAW. This is because such devices can cause audio dropouts in your playback and recording. But what about when you're not using your computer as a DAW? Starting Point's Device Manager provides a solution to this problem by allowing you to disable these types of devices when you run your music applications and re-enabling them when you close the application.
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