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DIRECTORY OF USEFUL RESOURCES FOR MUSICIANS: DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION (DAW)

FL Studio (Image-Line)

It’s a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) for Windows PCs (or Intel Mac/ Bootcamp). This fully featured sequencer supports VST, DX and ReWire plugins, and features its own unique plugin architecture. As it also has lifetime free updates it may be your ideal DAW! FL Studio can be used as a scratchpad for your ideas or to produce completely mastered tracks ready for publication.


Cubase (Steinberg)

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


Reason (Propellerhead)

Take your project from concept to completion entirely with Reason. Create with synths, samplers, loops and drum machines. Record live instruments, or your entire band. Collaborate with other music makers. Then polish your project with a built-in million-dollar mixer and an arsenal of studio effects.


Logic Pro X (Apple)

Jump-start your ideas any way you want. Begin with drums. Explore samples and loops. Add virtually any software instrument to your arrangement. And with 64-bit architecture, you’ll have the power you need to handle projects of any size.


Garageband (Apple)

Start making professional‑sounding music right away. Plug in your guitar or mic and choose from a jaw‑dropping array of realistic amps and effects. You can even create astonishingly human‑sounding drum tracks and become inspired by more than a thousand loops from popular genres like EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, and more.


Pro Tools (Avid)

How can you make your mixes stand out? Use the same secret weapons studio pros rely on. Pro Tools | HD comes packed with over 60 professional-quality virtual instruments, effects, and sound processing plug-ins, so you can create the best sounding mixes possible. Plus, get access to 25 additional bonus plug-ins—including the Pro Series—and breathe new life into your projects.


Studio One (Presonus)

Whether you’re a Grammy-winning producer or just getting started making music, there’s a version of Studio One that’s right for you. Studio One comes in three flavors: Artist, our flagship Professional version, and Prime, a fully functioning free version. There’s no subscription model with Studio One, so you know what you’re getting today but you can customize it with add-on features and content as your needs grow.


ACID (Sony)

The ACID family of music editing software includes ACID Music Studio and ACID Pro software. Whether you are new to music editing software or a seasoned professional, there is an ACID solution that is perfect for your needs.


Reaper (Cockos)

REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows and OS X, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. REAPER supports a vast range of hardware, digital formats and plugins, and can be comprehensively extended, scripted and modified.


Ableton Live (Ableton)

Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage. With two views – the classic Arrangement View, where musical ideas are laid out along a timeline, and the unique Session View, where you can improvise and quickly experiment with musical ideas – Live is a fast, fun, intuitive way to make music.