Hi!

So, As someone who uses their Studio PC daily and makes music for a living, I've had to learn everything I can about keep my studio machine fine tuned. I've rounded up all the software that has been essential for my studio and that the people I work with here in LA/Hollywood use. It's all in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjgWZbGM8yQ

You'll find some basic of course, but there's also software like BES, which lets you manage the amount of resources any program can take, making it easy to multitask, with things like video rendering, while running sessions and capturing video. See, some programs are resource hogs, but don't actually need to be. Video editing software for example, is generally dumb, and always wants to take up as much or your resources as possible.

Hope this is helpful!