I am learning the basic concepts of music production by exploring the capabilities of Cakewalk by Bandlab as well as Pure Data. My question is about how to capitalize on the sounds one generates in Pure Data.
I assume that although it is possible to write music entirely in Pure Data, most producers in some fashion export sounds from Pure Data into a DAW for further arrangement. The most sensible way to do this that I can see would be to make virtual instruments out of one's Pure Data creations.
Suppose I create a sound I like in Pure Data, either using a synthesizer written in Pure Data, or by some unstructured process of playing with sinesums/drawing freehand sound waves in tables/etc. How can I make a custom virtual instrument in Cakewalk from such a sound? I found this () tutorial for creating virtual instruments, but it doesn't discuss Cakewalk, and the tutorial involves audio recording from a physical instrument. Would sound generated in Pure Data have to be recorded in order to be ported to a DAW, or could it be transferred through an entirely digital process, since the sound in Pure Data originates digitally?
If this is not the right way to go about utilizing Pure Data sounds in a DAW, then what is?