March 4, 2013

The 15 best DAW software apps in the world today

The techniques used to create music and record instruments have evolved since the beginnings of the ability to record sound into a comprehensive track.  Back in the days when analog was the only type of signal that could be recorded, performances boiled down to achieving one good take of a song, and even the pressed version of the song was not free from minor audio errors.  Once analog recording was made available, it allowed producer to essentially edit and cut songs together, making it easier to reworks certain parts of a song.  Now that we have computers and the aid of Digital Audio Workstations – production has changed once again.

The most simple of audio editing programs will simply allow audio clips to be edited together.  Even without having any onboard instruments, the power to piece a song together may be all that is needed to create a song – but Ableton takes a unique approach that combines live recording with production elements, which changes the processes we use to create music.  There is little doubt in my mind that this style of recording will remain relevant for many years to come.  Few other DAWs have been able to mimic that style of recording.