The best DAW

What DAW do you prefer?


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SoundNarcotics

New member
I use logic but also use reason beatmaker 2 for ipad I wanna get into ableton I heard the templates for sampling have great workflows
 

KonKossKang

Ozagas
Reason & Cubase. One for everything, one for sheet music view.
Got interested in control voltages and learned that alongside basic music theory.
 

KonKossKang

Ozagas
I heard audacity had vst support. those who'd stick to that can have a go at vst sequencers. but at that point, why not just get reaper/podium/lmms.
 

Courtierasdf

New member
The best is what you're used to. I have been using fl studio since 2007. Now, it isnt considered the best DAW, but the trick is how much you know about the software. ANother problem is constant updates. You just need one version, really.
 

TedH03

New member
I use the following DAWs in my home studio:

* Magix Samplitude Pro X3 Suite
* MOTU Digital Performer 9
* Presonus Studio One 3 Professional

Most of my production and engineering efforts are performed with Samplitude at this time. However, I really like Presonus' direction with the 3.5 update of Studio One and, since CPU performance has been greatly improved, I will probably use it more as time goes on.
 
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TedH03

New member
TedH03 how do you like Studio One 3 as I'm looking at trying it out as a DAW newbie.

For Windows users, especially those who are focused on music production, I believe Studio One is one of the best DAWs available; in terms of cost, features, workflow and expandability. Also, the development outlook for Studio One, IMO, is fairly optimistic.

However, for Mac users, I hear mixed opinions about Studio One's stability and would take that into consideration. With that said, IMO, Logic is overall a better value for Mac users.

My recommendation is to test out a few different DAW options and determine which one fits your needs, which will vary between individuals.
 
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bulevardi

New member
Currently using Reaper, fully happy with this DAW.
Totally suits my needs.

Tried lots of different trial versions of other DAW's before, but this one was very suitable for me.
Before I used Magix Music Studio (aka Samplitude), the $60 budget version, did what I wanted first, but bugged more and more, until I couldn't get things fixed anymore and needed to switch to a good DAW. :)
 

bulevardi

New member
LMMS is really straight-forward.

It's very nice indeed. However, it has it's limitations. Certainly for audio recording.


For Midi, it's working fine here on my Windows environment, but not fully working on my linux environment. The Vestige instrument doesn't load my VST's I want, which work fine in Windows.
It's nice to play with though.
 

KYOBeats

KYO Beats
I believe there is no such thing as the best DAW, only because creativity essentially determines quality of work. Though I will have to go with FL Studio as loyalty reasoning.
 
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