(1) Digidesign Audio Engine.™ A Macintosh application that can run behind other applications, such as sequencers or ProTools,™ handling the transfer of audio data to/from the hard disk. DAE is licensed by many sequencer developers to avoid writing their own low-level I/O code.

(2) Digital Audio Extraction. The process of capturing CD-Audio tracks digitally from a CD-ROM drive to hard drive, using software such as Astarte’s CD Copy™ or OMI’s Disc-to-Disk.™