ARA (Audio Random Access)
The Audio Random Access (ARA for short) interface allows plug-ins and DAWS to integrate much more thoroughly with each other. ARA allows plug-ins to:
- Have direct access to the DAW's audio data. This means that a plug-in can read audio at rates much faster than real-time.
- Read the names of the audio regions. Plug-ins will be able to display the correct name of each region, making it much easier for users to associate audio in a plug-in to the audio in the DAW.
- Read the timing information of each region of audio directly. Plug-ins will automatically know the starting time of each region within a track.