Resources: Software

DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation), plugins and other similar types of software to choose frmo to help you create your music…

First, an alphabetical list of DAWs …

(Digital Audio Workstation) Software…

  • Ableton Live & Push –  In contrast to many other software sequencers, Live is designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing and mastering music. It is also widely known for being used by DJs, as it offers a suite of controls for beat matching, crossfading, and other effects …
  • Audacity – FREE! audio recording software; Audacity provides you with a full set of tools that you can use to edit audio files and add effects through a clear and accessible interface…
  • AVID ProTools – ProTools still remains the “Standard” for audio recording, sound design…
  • Bitwig – Bitwig Studio is a multi-platform music-creation system for production, performance and DJ-ing, with a focus on flexible editing tools and a super-fast workflow.
  • Cakewalk (Sonar) – Cakewalk is one of the Top leading developers of powerful and thoughtfully designed products for the modern musician. Their products include award-winning digital audio workstations and innovative virtual instruments.
  • Cockos Reaper – Cockos Inc. was founded back in 2004, beginning an effort to build quality software that would benefit music lovers throughout the world.  Reaper is an advanced multi-track audio, MIDI and video production and recording environment for either Windows and/or OS X
  • Cubase – With millions of musicians, producers and sound engineers around the world using Cubase every day, Cubase is one of the most popular digital audio workstations ever created..
  • FL Studio (Fruity Loops) – FL Studio is a complete software music production environment. Representing more than 18 years of innovative developments, it has all that one would ever need to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music. FL Studio is now one of the world’s most popular DAWs and is used by some of the most creative artists in the world.
  • Garageband – Most people are quite familiar with Garageband – its fully equipped music creation studio right inside your Mac.  It has a complete sound library that includes instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and an incredible selection of session drummers and percussionists.
  • Logic Pro X – The next “BIG” step up from Garageband is Logic Pro; Whether you frequently produce audio/midi tracks in a professional studio or are an aspiring musician, Logic Pro (X) gives you all the tools you need to do just that… Right on your Mac…
  • MOTU Digital Performer – MOTU’s award-winning hardware and software are used by some of the world’s Top professionals every day on hit songs, mega tours, primetime shows and blockbuster films.
  • Presonus – PreSonus exists to create, sell, and support fine audio products.  They also have a green initiative that reflects their respect for the environment, emphasizing clean, green, sustainable manufacturing and operations.  In addition to their audio chops, the PreSonus design engineers have extensive backgrounds in military-specification surface-mount technology, ensuring that PreSonus products can handle real-world performing and recording situations….
  • Propellerhead Reason – Propellerhead creates some of the world’s favorite music software and mobile apps for music making, recording, and music production.  Since 1994, they have been creating innovative and affordable music software—products like Reason, ReCycle, and Rebirth that countless professionals and enthusiasts use to make all kinds of music everyday.
  • Sony ACID Pro – Loops galore!… The legendary audio recording application that started loop-based music creation.  ACID Pro (7) is a DAW powerhouse that combines full multitrack recording and mixing, MIDI sequencing, and looping functionality creating a seamless audio production environment.

So, Who’s “Ruppe?”

Hi, I’m Stephen (“Roop”), and I like to write and record some music on occasion…

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