A Perfect DAW To Choose

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Do you spend more time writing music, or mixing music? Do you want a DAW that does one specific job well or an all-rounder?

Once you have figured out what you’re looking for in a DAW, you can choose the best DAW for you.

Here is the quick list of the best DAWs available in 2018:

  1. Logic Pro X
  2. Pro Tools
  3. Studio One
  4. Ableton Live
  5. Cubase Pro
  6. Propellerhead Reason
  7. FL Studio
  8. Cockos Reaper
  9. Bitwig Studio
  10. MOTU Digital Performer
  11. Mixcraft Pro Studio

What I choose as best DAWs, are down below!

 

Logic Pro X

An extremely popular piece of software. Although Logic pro is great for composing and producing music, I love using it for mixing too. The stock plugins that come with Logic Pro X are perhaps the best stock plugins of any DAW.

What They Say: Logic Pro X puts a complete recording and MIDI production studio on your Mac, with everything a pro musician needs to write, record, edit, and mix like never before.

What It’s Best For: All Rounder

 

Studio One 3

This DAW has become increasingly popular over the last few years, with good reason. It is now one of the most commonly used DAWs.

What They Say: Instantly familiar—yet nothing feels like it. Studio One 3 contains everything you’d expect from a modern digital audio powerhouse. Once you touch its fast, flow-oriented, drag-and-drop interface, you’ll realize Studio One® 3 was built by creative people for creative music production.

What It’s Best For: All Rounder

 

Pro Tools 12

This is perhaps the most popular DAW in the professional world. For professional mixing and editing, this is the industry standard. A lot of people have a love/hate relationship with Pro Tools.

The stock plugins are generally good, but it lacks a stock multiband compressor – this isn’t a huge issue though.

What They Say: Power your sound with the tools that power the industry. Create music or sound for film/TV and connect with a premier network of artists, producers, and mixers around the world.

What It’s Best For: Recording, Editing and Mixing

 

Ableton Live

Top electronic music producers around the world use Ableton Live. Although it lacks some advanced editing and mixing features, it can seamlessly integrate into your live sets. If you use this DAW, check out these free production templates.

What They Say: Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.

What It’s Best For: Electronic Music Production

 

Cubase Pro

Cubase has been around for a long time and remains popular to this day. It’s innovative, trustworthy and stable.

What They Say: Used by star producers and musicians for composing, recording, mixing and editing music, Cubase combines outstanding audio quality, intuitive handling and a collection of highly advanced audio and MIDI tools.

What It’s Best For: All Rounder

 

Propellerhead Reason

This is the perfect piece of software for electronic music producers that love the look of analog equipment. The bundled virtual instruments are powerful and versatile, and Reason comes with some great collaboration tools.

What They Say: Reason is easy to get started with, yet as deep as you want it to be. Create, compose, mix and finish your music–Reason will help you along the journey,
from inspiration to mixdown.

What It’s Best For: Electronic Music Production

 

FL Studio

Another affordable DAW that’s extremely popular among electronic music producers. FL Studio is easy to use and has some great composition features, but isn’t so great for working with audio.

What They Say: FL Studio 12 is a complete software music production environment or Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Representing more than 18 years of innovative developments it has everything you need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music. FL Studio is now one of the world’s most popular DAWs and is used by the most creative artists.

What It’s Best For: Electronic Music Production