Notes from discussion:
Look at IEEVR (http://ieeevr.org/2019/), Rob ran into some interesting panels/projects relating to transcoding and tying visuals to audio
Controlling the black box could be more important than knowing a ton about how it works
What happens when you import data into different DAWs?
Try protools, reaper, etc.
Look for what is different, and maybe try to explain them, but more importantly, think about how to use the results as a tool.
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