Digital audio workstations have helped launched the career of several budding musicians. Are you interested in investing in a new audio workstation? There are several out there that are feature packed, user-friendly and incredibly smart. We list down the 5 best DAWs that can transform the way you create music.
Avid Pro Tools 11
Avid Pro Tools 11 is a smart DAW with better processing power than most works stations. Because of its enhanced processing power it is easier to load a multitude of files and effects without worrying about lags or slow-downs. It is super-fast and mixes about 150 times faster than real-time and the quality doesn’t take a beating. It has a wide array of plug ins and effects that add that extra zing and special effects. With the Avid video engine it is easier to play HD video files.
Apple’s Logic Pro X
Apple’s Logic Pro X is inexpensive and has an impressive line-up of mixing tools. The fantastic synthesizers, helps users to create music in any genre. Love drumbeats? You don’t have to hire a professional drummer for your music recordings anymore. The virtual drummer this DAW offers allows you to add a virtual session drummer who plays in-sync with your recordings. It’s got deep sound modifiers, stomp boxes and distortion pedals.
FL Studio 11
FL Studio 11 is affordably priced and offers a lifetime of free updates. It provides multi touch support to help you have more control over the workstation. There are multiple playlist tracks. It has a smart Bassdrum plug-in that adds in bass kicks. The Maximus feature of the DAW compresses and processes files quickly without compromising on quality.
Ableton Live 9’s
Ableton Live 9’s standard edition has great features and is especially good at recording live performances. It’s got a wide spectrum of features that help in tweaking and correcting musical files. There are several loops and synthesizers. But one of the biggest plusses this DAW offers is that it its program can be controlled by iOS or Android powered devices.
Audacity Though Audacity is free it goes toe to toe with the paid versions. It is widely acknowledged that Audacity is one of the best established audio editors around. Music can be uploaded from various sources and the dashboard is simple and uncluttered. It is easy to splice and mix tracks, add to the tempo or change the pitch of your musical file with Audacity.
Choose the DAW that best fits your needs and awaken the Bob Marley in you!