This section contains solutions to common problems that you may encounter while using
The Piano Roll is Empty
This means that you have not opened an Instrument in the Piano Roll. First, make sure that you have created and selected a pattern within the
Patterns tab (see Patterns). Next, right-click on the desired Instrument) and select
Open in Piano Roll. This will automatically move you to the
Piano Roll tab where you will be able to start sequencing.
My Project Won't Open
DAWG has a long way to go in terms of stability. This issue could have been caused by a variety of reasons that aren't easily diagnosable or fixable. If you wish to recover your project file, copy the entire error message and submit an issue on GitHub. Make sure to attach your project file and we will diagnose the issue and send back your fixed project file as soon as we can.
In the future, better mechanisms for reporting failures will be available. Ideally, these kinds of issues will never occur.
What File Formats Are Supported?
Currently, we only support
WAV files as they were the easiest to implement. We plan to add support for
mp3 files and others as soon as we get a chance. Until then, your best option is to use an online converter (such as online-audio-converter) to convert your audio files into the appropriate format.
Can I Route An Audio Sample To A Mixer Channel?
It is not currently possible to route an audio sample to a mixer channel. This feature is currently in development and will be available soon.
Does DAWG Support VSTs?
There is currently no way to import existing
VSTs into the workstation; however, this technology will be a big priority moving forward. See vst-js for the current state-of-the-art solution. This library will be used as a starting point for our solution.
I Received An Unknown Error
DAWG is a stateful application that could very easily enter a weird state. Given that
DAWG is still a work in progress, this is even more likely. If you receive an unexpected error, the best solution is to reload the application. Go to
Reload, use the Command Palette or use the keyboard shortcut (defaults to
CmdOrCmdOrCtrl+R). If you can, make sure to save your work before exiting.
We are also in the progress of creating an error reporting mechanism that will automatically send reports to us in the event that an unexpected arises. Until then, submit an issue on GitHub.
DAWG Is Lagging When I Preview A WAV File
DAWG is not currently optimized to handle large
WAV files. We are aware of this problem and are working towards a solution.
DAWG Is Lagging When I Import A MIDI File
DAWG is not optimized to import large MIDI files. This problem is easily fixable when a few optimization tweaks and a solution is currently in our backlog.
DAWG Is Just Laggy
You've caught us,
DAWG is unfortunately laggy at times. If you try hard enough, you'll find loads of inefficiencies throughout
DAWG. In the near future, we are prioritizing major performance improvement refactoring.