So, finally, we are answering questions about the DAW war. And to be honest, it doesn’t stop right here, because I know how excruciatingly painful it is, to hear hurtful comments about your favorite DAW and also to take the criticism from the entire world spewing hateful comments on one another. Amidst this, when one has to choose a DAW, it becomes misleading and confusing at the same time, especially when a myriad of hate is being spewed by one DAW community over another.
The answer is very simple, the best DAW is REAPER. Just kidding! I know it sounds harsh but here, we are going to break it down, all the DAWs which is needed for the sake of betterment of the producer community, which will allow you to selectively select the best DAW which would fit in your budget and also provide the use cases for the same. So, DAW war, let’s get started.
Prerequisites of buying a DAW:
Before we even proceed forward, I think we should take some of the most primordial things into consideration, these things are crucial and important before selecting any DAW so that you won’t make a mistake and regret it after buying one. These prerequisites are with respect to your DAW, which includes the features and uses cases of the software.
- Recording (Vocals or Instruments)
- Music Production
- Sound Designing (Film Post Production)
- Surround Sound Mixing (Post Production)
- Background Scoring (Film Post Production)
- VR (Virtual Reality)
- Game Sound Designing
The ideal thing to do is to jot down your budget and accordingly decide what are your expectations or prerequisites from your DAW. If you have finalized what you are looking for, then you can start looking for the comparative/competitive market, where a lot of software companies are fighting to take the top place by giving compelling features at are decent prices. Not to mention that there are free DAWs as well, and with the recent boom of a subscription-based model, now you can rent or rent-to-own a DAW as well. But it all down to the budget and the features you’re looking for, the rest of everything will fall right into place.
This DAW has seen a lot of criticism over the period of past 10 years but the developers have been taking this very seriously and with each and every update, they have been nailing it with adding immersive features and updating their old modules with newer ones. Fruity Loops (FL) users have seen tremendous growth in the software, especially from where it started to where it is right now.
Things you’ll find compelling about this piece of software are that it feels like it’s a flash game and it doesn’t feel like work when you’re working with this DAW. That’s exactly what producers need to make the creative juices flow in their minds. By the looks of it, at first, it looks a bit complicated but by the usage, you’ll figure out that this is much simpler when compared with the rest of the DAWs.
1.FL Studio Fruity Edition
With the absence of audio edition features, there is a limited number of audio effects, instruments, and video/visual effects, which makes it the best fit for those, who are more familiar with FL Studio’s interface but are not expecting any of the film post-production work.
There may be a need of getting some of the third-party plugins to do a couple of things (for instance: Melodyne for Pitch Correction, since Newtone is not included in this edition), but it is a very good deal, as the price you’re paying is for the lifetime of free updates.
2.FL Studio Producer
With the inclusion of an audio editing module and a couple of more audio effects and instruments, this edition is well suited for those people who want a complete music production package. To an extent, video production features are also available in this version, so background scoring would be possible to do in this version. A lifetime of free updates is there for all editions of FL Studio, which is the best part of this software.
3.FL Studio Signature
Including all the software top features and 3 audio editors, the majority of the effects, instruments, and all video and visual effects are included in this pack. This is suitable for those people who also like to work on the visual aspect of video editing.
4.FL Studio Signature
This is the all-inclusive package of FL Studio, which includes the majority of the libraries, samples, loops, plugins, and video/visual content or plugins as well. Although this is expensive, it worth noting that you may get a lifetime of free updates and upgrades which is not possible in any other software when you look in the music software industry. Best suited for those, who want to long last with FL.
All in all, I would say that FL is a good choice for those people who just want to stick to the production part of it. If we talk about the price point, I personally think that FL is a bit expensive for the competition that is going on in the market currently, so they should probably rethink their whole pricing strategy, but a good decent DAW, especially for electronic music producers out there, because there is a lot of learning content out there, who wants to learn about Dance Music Production for FL.
Not a while ago Ableton Live was being used just for Live Sets and Live Music but after the introduction of the arrangement view, Ableton Live has given one big competition to FL Studio. A lot of people started shifting their DAW from FL to Ableton because they have the benefit of the two things, firstly, they could use session view to create live sets for live performances, which is mostly why Ableton Live was used in the first place, but also because now, you can produce music as well inside Ableton Live. And with fully control surfaces like Push 2, with which you can control every aspect of your DAW, Ableton has clearly emerged as a Music Production software company, which has partly taken over the monopoly.
A lot of features of Ableton Live are the best if you’d ask me, like the time-stretching algorithms, the warping of the audio, the way Ableton Live does it, it cannot be done by any other DAW. The reason why Ableton Live has prospered is that they have been listening to their community up until now, they nowadays suck to the core while listening to their community and living up to their expectations or standards.
Pre/Post Fader send can be managed only from the return track and not from the send buttons themselves. And other more parameters, but Ableton Live also offers so many more compelling features, which none of the other DAWs could offer. Features like Audio Effects Rack and Instrument Racks.
Just like FL, Ableton Live also has different versions and variants/editions:
1.Ableton Live Intro
Offers one of the best packages for those who want to get to know Ableton Live and trying this for the very first time. There are limited features available in this edition, third-party can be installed but most of the features available here are close to something which makes it better to opt for a better edition. For instance, there are only 16 MIDI/Audio tracks which could be added in this edition at the most. Which makes it hard for making music. Also, some of the best features of Ableton Live are absent in this edition like linked track editing, Max For Live (M4L) audio effects/instrument and so much more.
For those people who want to use Ableton Live for performing in Session view, and recording or producing basic stuff, this version is apt for you guys. Also, remember, in this version, there is no compatibility of videos, so you won’t be able to do background scoring or sound designing in this edition. In this version, you’ll get around 5GBs of sample libraries and plugins to use.
2.Ableton Live Standard
With over 10GBs of samples, loops, and plugins, this version is probably apt for those people who already know how to get along with Ableton Live and are getting new into music production. This edition features most of the audio effects, instruments to look out for, and this the reason, why this is almost as good as the suite version. Some of the limitations in this edition are, this version does not include M4L (Max For Live) plugins, some of the most compelling Instruments like Analog, Collision, and Wavetable are absent in this version, and some of the audio/MIDI effects are also missing.
So, those people who are a little tight on their budget but still want to go for Ableton Live could opt for this edition, because this edition includes most of the useful features from the Suite edition.
3. Ableton Live Suite
Almost features everything, this is the ultimate edition of Ableton Live and this is another suggestion or recommendation which we would like to give if you’re planning on buying this one. This is again, if your budget permits but, if you can get a bundle package of Ableton Live Suite+ Push2 hardware, it’d be great, because with the addition of approximately another $130 you can get both, the control surface of Ableton Live called Push2 and the software itself. Video production is available in this edition so, background scoring and sound designing are possible here.
Apart from all the pros, there are certain cons of Ableton Live, which I have personally experienced over the period of 3 years of extensive usage, limitations like limited number of return tracks (you can only add up to 12 return tracks) and routing complexities, makes the use of Ableton Live more inconvenient and not user-friendly DAW. But apart from those, if you have no problem with any of these limitations, then it would be great to go for this software.
3. Studio One
For me, this is one of the best music production software I have ever come across, since, I have been using almost all of the DAWs, it is quite difficult for me to judge, on what basis should I remark any of the DAWs as better or not good DAWs. One factor is clear on which we all can judge, and that is the number of features, which are available in the software. You take all the best features from all different DAWs and you put it together into one single piece of software, this is what Studio One is. A lot of people have been complimenting it as the ‘Windows Version of Logic Pro’. The functionality of this and Logic Pro, the look and feel of it are almost the same.
Studio One offers a lot of features like video post capabilities, sound designing, individual clip processing, linked track editing, chord track, and a lot more.
For those people, who are already into mixing and mastering, and are looking for software that could work for them, for creating return tracks, busses with ease, Studio One is a go-to software. The majority of the audio engineers, who were working on Pro Tools (by Avid) have now shifted to Studio One, just because of the convenience and efficiency it offers.
1.Studio One Prime
One of the best things about Studio One is this version, and it’s absolutely for free. So, if you want to try out Studio One and see for yourself how it works, you can choose to download this version and get a taste of it. Of course, there are limited features available in the software, but out of all the free DAWs out there, among the best is Studio One Prime. Don’t get me wrong, in terms of free DAWs, there are so many better than Studio One Prime, but just by the look of what you’re going to buy gives you an idea of how the software is going to work, this is the best deal you will ever get.
The majority of the audio effects and the instruments are not available in this version. Limited samples and loops are available at your disposal, also, audio editing capabilities are also limited.
2.Studio One Artist
The majority of the audio effects, instruments, and features of the Professional edition are available here in Studio One Artist. One of the main drawbacks of this edition is, there is no support for third-party plugins (VST2, VST3). So, you won’t be able to use any third-party plugins like Waves, Serum and Fabfilter. You can only use stock plugins only. Also, some of the professional features are absent in this edition. For those people who want to get a taste of what Studio One is, and are going for multi-track recording, it is ideal for them to go for Studio One. Also, the Video Production feature is not available in this edition so, you won’t be able to do Background Scoring or Sound Designing here.
3.Studio One Professional
This edition includes all the features of the software and also has compatibility extensions with certain hardware gears. There are certain features that make Studio One stand out from most of the DAWs. For instance, Presonus Notion (which is a music notation composition software) gets direct integration in Studio One Professional. You also get a 60GB of sample banks and loops and with this, you also get the benefits of getting some extensions of Fat Channel XT (which is a stock plugin of Studio One, which has hardware emulations of compressors, limiters, and EQs as well) and cloud storage of 30GBs for a lifetime with Studio One.
You get the benefit of all of these things with Studio One Professional, but let’s say, for some reason at the moment you don’t have that much money to invest into getting the Pro edition of Studio One, there is another alternative solution for this.
4.Studio One Sphere
Yes, you have heard it right. It’s just $15 per month, it’s a subscription-based plan which will not only give you the option to use the Studio One to its fullest potential for a month but will also allow you to pay the fee only when you’ll be using the DAW. You’ll be getting all the perks of Studio One Professional but apart from that, you can now also have a direct conversation with the industry experts and have direct tech support access with the Sphere Package. There is also a platform where you can download sample banks and a lot more just within $15 of the price range. And, it’s not just that, with an additional $4 you can get up to 70GB of cloud storage per month.
This is probably one of the best offers which any DAW could offer in terms of a subscription-based scheme. Slate Digital was probably one of the very few companies that started with the subscription-based model for selling their plugins, and Studio One turned out to be the first one to grab this opportunity.
For those people who love Background Scoring and Sound Designing, this is probably the DAW you can go for, because the features are most compelling for doing the same, like Clip/Audio processing, Time-Stretching (elastic-pro) and so much more.
Now, things are starting to get serious. Steinberg is a pioneer company, pioneering DAW since the dawn of digital technology revolution, Steinberg has always been on the top of pretty much everything. The VST stands for Virtual Steinberg Technology, which was patented long back but was made for rest of the companies as well to use them. Steinberg is the mother of audio pioneers and has always been till this point. One of the best DAWs to use for movie or film post-production is from Steinberg called “Nuendo”. Today, there are very few differences in between Nuendo and Cubase but still Nuendo stands on the top.
One of the best DAWs to ever work with is Cubase because every feature that you’ll find in most of the DAWs comes from Cubase. Not just with the plugins and the number of sample libraries Cubase offers but it also has one of the best Pitch Correction stock plugins in the world after Melodyne.
Although it doesn’t make any sense in comparing different versions, Cubase has a lot of editions and none of them are for free. But you can always apply for a trial and see for yourself which one works the best for you.
1. Cubase LE
This version is for those people who want to try Cubase and wants to get a taste of what it is and how it functions. You can at any given point choose to cross-grade or upgrade from LE edition to AI/Elements/Artist/Pro edition.
This version has a limited number of plugins, effects, MIDI, and audio tracks, it doesn’t offer routing capabilities to full potential and hence has a lot of limitations. If you want to start with just recording and basic music production, you can start with Cubase LE.
2. Cubase AI
48 MIDI and 32 audio tracks, with almost the same number of plugins and effects which LE has, this is better for those people who want to take their music production skills a notch further. Not many routing capabilities are available here as well, but the rack instrument is available in this version, unlike LE which allows you to add drum racks here in this version.
3. Cubase Elements
With 64 MIDI and 48 audio tracks and a couple of more plugins, Cubase Elements also offers 1000 samples, with 8 sends/returns and 16 group channels, this version will be sufficient enough to do a basic level of music production. Because of the limited number of audio and MIDI tracks, some of the music producers might disagree to continue because a lot of music projects require a greater number of audio and MIDI tracks. Definitely a good starting point for those producers who are already in the music production scene and are living off of the basic music production projects, which do not require many audio tracks.
4. Cubase Artist
This edition has all the features and can add an unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks. With more than 2600 instruments and sample libraries, and with the most intricate routing capabilities, this version is best suited for those who are only wanting to get into music production and do not want to get into film postproduction. This edition will allow you to work with videos and hence you’ll be able to make Background Scores and do sound designing right off the hook. This edition also includes all of the MIDI effects, audio effects, and instruments.
To be very honest, all the features are quite compelling but still not worth investing that kind of money into this, personally, I feel the latter edition is probably the best one to go for if you’re already planning to buy Cubase.
5. Cubase Pro
This is the best edition of all the previous editions of Cubase. With the inclusion of Virtual Reality, Ambisonics, and Surround Sound Mixing, the capabilities of this software are endless. And a lot of people who have spent an ample amount of time in the Audio Engineering industry finally migrate to Cubase because of the availability of the features this piece of software offers. I personally don’t think that you need to buy any third-party plugins for mixing/mastering, recording, or even for music production. Cubase Pro has everything built-in with almost more than 3000 instruments with sample banks and drums. With limitless routing possibilities and endless rendering options, I truly believe the power of Cubase Pro can only be harnessed once you dive deep into this software.
5. Avid Pro Tools
So, the more one can talk about this DAW, the less it would sound. Pro Tools has been in this industry for as long as you can remember after the digitization of the sound. It has been one of the biggest competitors of Cubase and has immense or even more capabilities to start with. A lot of people like this software because of the features it offers.
I have been personally using Pro Tools for about 4 years, I still use it for sound designing or surround sound mixing, but not specifically for music production or mixing or mastering. And most of the industry uses Pro Tools, only for post-processing, like Mixing/Mastering or Films.
Pro Tools is also one of the best DAWs for recording audio because it allows too many functionalities, one of the most commonly known functionalities is playlists, which can also be called ‘Take Lanes’ in any other DAWs.
Pro Tools has always been complicated. To learn Pro Tools is a daunting task. Not just to learn the overall user interface but to also learn and remember Pro Tools shortcut keys is something that is far from being difficult. At this point, one would give up learning this piece of software, since, there is a huge learning curve. This is one of the major reasons why people have been using software that is a little easier to learn. But still, why have people been learning this software?
The answer to this question is what I have already mentioned above, “the features are compelling”. With the inclusion of the Real-Time Audio Suite, Pro Tools became one of the best DAWs in the early times. Now, one can simply process more than two audio clips at a time, without affecting the mixer channel or rendering the entire audio track. Pro Tools also offered a lot of video editing capabilities, which also made Pro Tools on the top.
Before Avid owning this software, Digidesign owned Pro Tools and one of the most important aspects of running this software is that it is completely hardware dependent. Without the hardware of DigiDesign, one cannot run the software, which was a huge turn down for a lot of people, especially those who are trained to work with this software and couldn’t proceed any further if the hardware is faulty. After owning the software, Avid made it hardware-independent, which means, now anyone can use Pro Tools without owning the hardware, even a guy/girl who is at his/her bedroom studio.
1. Pro Tools | First
For those people who don’t have hectic tasks with respect to recording or music production and are looking for free software to just record the audio and do a basic level of audio editing and manipulation, Pro Tools first is your ally. Pro Tools First is a free DAW that could record up to 192Khz of Sample Rate and with 24 bits of Bit Depth recording settings. This is another way to get to know Pro Tools, for those people who wanted to know the functionality and wanted to get started with the Pro Tools could install the First Edition of Pro Tools.
2. Pro Tools
Yes, you’ve heard it right, Pro Tools have also started with monthly and yearly subscription plans, where you can use Pro Tools only when you want to. The problem with this edition of Pro Tools is, it doesn’t support multi-channel mixing capabilities. It only offers stereo mixes. You can also work with Videos, for background scoring or sound designing but won’t be able to mix them in surround sound format. Dolby formats are also not supported in this edition. Although direct integration of Sibelius (one of the staff notations scoring software of Avid) could be done in this edition.
This edition is best suited for those people, who are not into surround sound mixing or Dolby Atmos mixing, those who only want to stick the music production, recording and mixing, and mastering part of the audio. It also comes with 1GB of cloud storage and of course, a user community where you can share and collaborate projects with the community users.
3.Pro Tools | Ultimate
This is the premium edition that includes all the features of Pro Tools. The features of this piece of software are eye-catching and would attract anyone who is looking at it. Pro Tools Ultimate has all the features, like mixing the audio in 5.1, 7.1, or Dolby Atmos surround sound formats. Pro Tools Ultimate is the flagship edition of the Pro Tools software. This version involves even the integration of the staff notation software from Avid called Sibelius. Even have a lot of video editing features as well. Plus, it gives the option to work with a greater number of videos.
I think this is the best software one can get for doing the postproduction of film and TV series. Pro Tools is also well renowned for its crystal-clear output. There was an experiment that the faculties of SAE Institute conducted, and I was one among those members. Ableton Live adds the bare minimum color but there is definitely some difference. But in Pro Tools, what we were monitoring, there was no bias in terms of any color or frequency and this is one of the major reasons why Pro Tools is considered to give out the most transparent output in the first place. What you monitor while mixing your track, you hear the same thing at the output.
And that is the best part of using Pro Tools. A lot of you guys must not be aware of this but now, you can also mix 5.1 or 7.1 using stereo headphones and combining a couple of plugins with Pro Tools. There is a plugin called “NX” from Waves Audio and is added in their bundle. Using this plugin in Pro Tools or any other DAW which supports surround sound mixes, now you can get 5.1 or 7.1 mixes from the stereo headphone.
For those people who are only wanting to do film postproduction, background scoring, sound designing, multi-track recording, and mixing and mastering, this is probably the best DAW you can get for the same. Although I am unsure of its extended support for VR, I am pretty sure that they would inculcate all of the features in an upcoming update.
One of the best parts of using Pro Tools is, it is just like Studio One Sphere, which means if offers a subscription-based model and it will be easy for a lot of people to pay only a particular month’s fee when they’ll be using this DAW. A lot of studio owners, who just recently invested in building and getting new DAWs and plugins, have saved a lot of money amidst the lockdown because they didn’t have to pay much.
Reaper is not really that well known in the market, but this is a powerhouse of all the DAWs. This is because of the extensive customization it offers in terms of changing the shortcut keys and adding scripts. Reaper is probably one of the most customizable DAWs one will ever come across. For me, Reaper works the best, I personally have saved the best for the last. Reaper is cheap, affordable, and powerful as hell. And the best thing about Reaper is, it doesn’t have varying editions, which would take away some of the features and give extra features for the best edition. Obviously, this DAW is not for those who are just starting up with the music production.
Reaper is not for novices. Firstly, when novice engineers open and view the interface of Reaper, they may think that this is very basic. Like all the operations are pretty much visible to us, either by clicking or right-clicking on any part where we want to see the features that it offers. But that is not completely true.
Why a lot of engineers praise Reaper? This question is answerable in just two lines;
Firstly, it is cheap, it only costs $60 for a discounted license, which you can use for personal sake, like if you’re an artist and you’re just into music production part where your DAW is being used to make just your tracks and maybe some of the freelancing work you may do for others, and also some work of sound designing and background scoring and also postproduction, you can then use this license.
But the whole point is, Reaper is cheap, and it offers a wide array of features and functionality, even surround sound support, and is highly customizable, which makes it, the most powerful DAW in the market. Reaper is also available for Linux users.
Reaper can also run scripts. Here, you can program the shortcut keys to bring up Fabfilter Pro-Q3, Saturator X, and PuigChild 670 plugins with a certain setting already done in it. I mean, if this is not powerful enough, I don’t know what else will.
The best part of this is, you don’t need any more integration of another software by the same or a different company altogether, Reaper has pretty much everything built-in. Talking about Reaper is going to be an endless discussion because indeed Reaper is the most powerful DAW and there is no denying it.
It is just that it takes staggeringly a lot of time for the early stage of the DAW to customize it and set the shortcuts according to your subjective preference, but once you do that, there is no leaving of Reaper forever.
Although both the licenses, the discounted one and the commercial one don’t have any differences in terms of the features, it is advisable to get this DAW only for those people who have even the slightest amount of experience with it.
For Linux users, this is your best bet. Not because it is better than Reaper, but in terms of the VST support in the Linux operating system, this one is way better than any other DAW made for Linux. And also, it is cheaper than Reaper. Now, as a matter of fact, even this DAW offers the same number of features as Reaper, but Ardour doesn’t offer much of the customization which Reaper could.
But Ardour offers extensive support for most of the hardware. They have direct native integration of a majority of digital mixer consoles and MIDI keyboards to choose from. The native plugins of Ardour are much powerful and are user-friendly. The overall UI of Ardour of much better than Reaper, it gives a look and feels of a proper DAW.
Also, the source code of Ardour is free and readily available for the programmers to build and add more features that can be directly accessed by the Ardour community users. Also, Ardour offers to surround sound mixing and formats as well, which is the same as Reaper.
Ardour also has some direct inline integration with some of the third-party game-building software like Blender 3D. Ardour also has automatic latency compensation for various plugins and if the plugin themselves aren’t reporting it, one can manually dive in and change it. LUFS and various other meters are built-in.
1. Ardour Free
You may use the DAW for full accessibility but the problem here is, after every 10 minutes the DAW will go silent, so you may have to restart the DAW, after every 10 minutes. This is excellent for those people who want to try out Ardour for the very first time.
2. Ardour Perpetual license
Alright, this is a cheaper alternative for Reaper. Yes, we can say that, but not a better alternative, since some of the features from Reaper are missing out here in Ardour. But, Ardour, unlike other DAWs, allows you to record an unlimited number of audio tracks simultaneously. Yes, that means, multi-track recording. This gives an edge for Ardour on most of the DAWs because it is cheap and readily available and has an insane number of features in it.
3. Ardour Subscribe
Price: $1 or $4 or $10 or $50
It is indeed weird to have these many subscription fees for using the same version or edition of Ardour, which will have all the features unlocked! Basically, the developers of Ardour do not want to force the software on anyone. They want their users to donate them as per their will, and if they want to donate as low as a dollar or as high as fifty dollars, it is completely their call.
Apart from the fact that it is free, the features of this DAW are very similar to those of FL studio. Producers of audio enthusiasts who have been using FL Studio Demo or Trial version and it is expired but they don’t have enough money to go for any of the editions of FL Studio, your best bet is LMMS. One of the best free DAWs out there. The best part of using this DAW is it offers all the features of what a conventional DAW would have.
LMMS also offers some very intuitive musical features, as the chords drop, and scale snap. Even if you’re not aware of the intricate details about music, you can still make it in LMMS because of these compelling features. You can directly select a scale and drop all the chords which are there in that particular scale and arrange them accordingly.
As I said, the user interface is very much identical to FL Studio and it also has a pattern-based sequencer, one which FL also has.All in all, this is like a lottery for those who are working with FL and want to go for a free version of it. They also support the majority of VST2 and VST3 plugins.
Price: Free (In-App Purchases)
One of the best things about this software is, you can directly open the same project files on your Smartphone (either Android or iOS) and use the app to manage the project anywhere. It gives you most of the functionality of a DAW but is also very limiting in terms of the plugins that it has, and it offers. I personally think that this is one of the best software for beginners who are just stepping into the electronic music production scene. This will guide you to get a very user-friendly interface that will clear all of your concepts of MIDI and audio files.
For those who are into background scoring or sound designing and even surround sound mixing, this is not the software for you guys.
- FL Studio: For those people who are new to the music production scene and want a resource repository on YouTube from where they could learn this software easily
- Ableton Live: For those people who wants to do both, arrange, or produce their songs, and also to perform live
- Studio One: For those people who want to migrate to Windows and have been using Logic Pro X. This is also for those people, who just want to stick to music production and sound designing and background scoring part of it. A sphere is a valuable option for those who are looking for subscription-based plans
- Cubase/Nuendo: For those who want to get into music production/ mixing/ mastering/ recording and even postproduction which also includes VR and object-based games sound compiling. Nuendo is ideally for postproduction and Cubase is for musicians
- Pro Tools: For those people who wants to work in the studio as an engineer and learn the industry-standard protocols while working with Pro Tools. There is massive competition with Pro Tools and Cubase users, so you may want to select the software carefully by comparing different features which they have to offer.
- Reaper: For those, who don’t want to invest a lot of money and would want to get the best out of the DAW with high customization possibilities. This is not for those people who are for the first time entering into the music production scene. The DAW requires some level of DAW proficiency
- Ardour: For those people, who want even a cheaper alternative than Reaper. Some of the features are absent in Ardour but the developer community is constantly listening to their customers and they will surely add a new feature upon your request
- LMMS: For those people who want to migrate from FL to something similar and want the software to be free. The user interface is not as great and vivid as FL, but the software is efficient, and the workflow is almost identical to FL
- Bandlab: For those people who are just stepping into the music production scene and have zero knowledge or idea about it. This is ideal for those people who want to give music production a try and then go about choosing more advanced software
And that is all that is there to the DAW war, which the people are still fighting, but to be very honest, it is all about the preference, which is always going to be subjective. No matter what DAW you choose to make music on, it doesn’t matter what you do inside the software, what matters is what comes out of the speakers. Just remember that and start your music production journey.
I would like to thank all those users who have been reading these blogs, it wouldn’t have been possible without you. Also, I hope that I am helping you with all this information I am providing here and is constructively helping you in the longer run. Feel free to let me know about the topics that you want me to write a blog on, I will make sure that I address each problem of yours.
Thank you for reading this, I’ll see you in another one.