What DAW are you using and what's it's best features?

Let’s find out what DAW everyone is using.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of a particular DAW or just starting to explore what’s out there, let’s dive in and talk about what makes your choice stand out.

I use Ableton. I love it’s is its seamless handling of audio which allows me to easily record, edit, and manipulate clips with ease. It’s warping feature lets me stretch, pitch-shift, or even reverse audio without losing quality, enabling me to experiment with the sounds and create unique textures. Also, Ableton’s drag-and-drop functionality makes it simple to import audio files, samples, and loops directly into my project.

Post your weapon of choice below. :point_down:

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I use Studio One. I’m on Windows and the workshops I’ve been in were Logic focused. Studio One seems to be the most similar to Logic on a Windows platform. There’s still been quite a learning curve. I’ve spent hours watching YouTube videos, but I’m learning. I still get stuck a lot.

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Hey, welcome to the forum. Yeah, it can be difficult switching DAWs. We have a few Studio One guides here that might help.

Ableton and LogicProX
Logic better sound quality
Ableton easier work flow
I use both
I understand Cubase12pro
And Advent Protools are the best
I do not have the time or money involved to try these though tbh
The daws I use work
So it’s fine

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If you’ve got Ableton and Logic dialed in, there’s probably no need to jump on any others unless there are specific features you’re after or fancy something new. I agree with the Ableton workflow point. It’s pretty quick and easy to get some ideas down.

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I use Reaper, they are constantly upgrading it it’s only $60 for a lifetime license and you can put it on as many PC’s as you want. Tons of Youtube videos on how to use it. I’ve been very impressed with it.

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Hey @microace thanks for posting.

Yeah, REAPER is great, and like you pointing out it doesn’t break the bank!

Good choice :+1:

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I use Ableton and FL Studio for my tracks I sketch a tune in fl studio as its fast to drop samples and write in piano roll for melodies then craft the track in Ableton mix and master does me just fine :slightly_smiling_face:

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That sounds like a good method. Do you not find Ableton just as quick dropping in samples?

Because I am so use to FL studio for grabbing samples together to get a foundation on a track I have not really looked into Ableton for that side of production!

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Fair enough. Whatever works for you. :+1:

Yeah have to find the time to look into it !

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I started with Cakewalk, but am now using Reaper. Reaper allowed me to do things that Cakewalk didn’t. It’s not free but $60 isn’t bad.

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Nice one @Keynine Welcome to the forum.

I use Logic Pro X and now that I’ve spent 2 years finding out, I finally understand why it’s called Logic. It simply makes sense but you have to know exactly what you need to do in order to be able to do it. As I started from zero only knowing what a USB cable is, I have now found out a lot more but still there are so much more to find out. I still struggle with stuff, my latest pain in my butt, is when I try to use scripter to control filters using modulation wheel, it doesnt recognize the wheel.


Wow, some that has used Cakewalk!

Could you tell me all the things Reaper allows you to do that CW won’t?

Thanks a million in advance.

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Guess he either isn’t going to answer or can’t think of any…?

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Hey man.

I’m not that clued up on Cakewalk/REAPER, however, I found this:

  1. Customizability: REAPER is known for its high level of customization options, allowing users to tailor the software to their preferences. This includes custom actions, layouts, themes, and scripting capabilities with languages like Python and Lua.
  2. Smaller footprint: REAPER has a smaller installation size and often requires fewer system resources than Cakewalk, making it a more lightweight option for users with limited computer resources.
  3. More flexible track routing: REAPER offers advanced track routing capabilities that allow for complex signal routing and processing chains. This includes routing MIDI and audio between tracks and within tracks using sub-channels.
  4. Compatibility: REAPER is available for multiple operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. Cakewalk, on the other hand, is currently only available for Windows.
  5. Licensing: REAPER offers a more affordable licensing model with a discounted license for personal or small business use, as well as a fully-featured commercial license. Cakewalk, while free, was previously a paid product and now operates under the BandLab umbrella.

I hope this helps.

I’m using studio One pro

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Nice one. I’ve heard good things about it. :+1: