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What are the best DAW's in 2021? How can I start music production in my home? If you have these questions in mind, check out this post!
If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout.” Research has shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.
Music production refers to the process of making music, or enhancing recorded musical tracks by editing audio and using instruments on top of a recording!
Computer, DAW and Studio Monitors are essential for getting started with music production.
Here in this blog, I am listing the best Digital Audio Workstations in 2021 here. And relevant tutorial videos from YouTube.
Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation. It was developed by Ableton. And is available for Mac Operating System and Windows both. We can download Ableton live for free from the official website of Ableton.
It is good for beginners. Ableton's simple design makes it easy for beginners to start using it right away.
Ableton is by far the best DAW for preforming live. You should use it as a music production softwear and also as a live preforming tool in combination with APC you can preform at any venue without a sweat.
To run ableton with any functionality you need at least 4gb of RAM on a windows machine. You will be limited with how much you can do without bouncing tracks down to .wav files, and some vsts (serum comes to mind) will start to break if there are too many voices or what have you… 8+gb is recommended for smooth production.
Image-Line FL Studio
FL Studio (previously known as Fruity Loops) is the second digital audio workstation (DAW) that is very popular in the industry. It was developed by Image-Line.
Easy to learn
Easily available, Even pirated versions
So many tutorials on YouTube
A bundle of amazing plugins, Samples
Easy to arrange and work on
Highest availablity of Templates
It is mostly popular because of the piracy I believe, One of the highest pirated music softwares, even third party plugins & also highest number of Tutorials on YouTube, Dancefair.
DJs like Avicii, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Jay Hardway, Savant and many use FL Studio. deadmau5 was once a user and developer too.
So it is popular and amazing.
Apple Logic Pro
Logic Pro X is good for beginners as well. However, there isn't a version for Windows PC as yet. If you are Mac OS user, you might consider this for starting!
Yes. $199 for a complete DAW workstation, which includes so many instruments, samples etc. Includes all functionalities etc, yes it’s worth it.
The question is, what are you needs? Are you primarily using it as a recorder or are you using it for electronic production? And it sounds great. And it’s great on the CPU.
It all depends on you and what background you are coming from. Are you coming from Pro Tools? Or Cubase? Or GarageBand? Or are you fresh, new off the block?
For composition, it’s indispensable, and dirt cheap too!