A Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) is an electronic device or application software used for recording, editing and producing audio files.

Garageband (MAC). Acoustica Mixcraft (PC). Garageband is the easiest DAW for hobbyists and absolute beginners. Acoustica Mixcraft looks like an [not so great] imitation of Garageband, but it does the job.

Like GarageBand, Audacity is a multitrack DAW for recording and mixing. However, it is an open source DAW available for Windows, Mac and Linux, available via SourceForge. … Like other DAWs, Audacity has full editing capabilities, level manipulation and batch processing. Audacity is installed on our computer.

Pro Tools is the industry standard DAW. This is the one you’ll find in almost every professional studio. Pro Tools was designed for traditional recording in a studio setting and it excels at every part of that process. Pro Tools is currently not installed on our computer but will be a future expansion project.

Adobe Audition is a Digital Audio Workstation used for music recording and many other types of audio production, and is part of Adobe Creative Cloud. This gives you the world’s best creative apps so you can turn your brightest ideas into your greatest work across your desktop and mobile devices.

Since we have a subscription for the Adobe Creative Cloud we use Audition in combination with Finale. Audition works as a seamless integration with Premiere Pro video editing software which we are going to use for film music composition. The combination of Audition, Finale, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop we will have all the needed tools for a paramount Audiovisual Production.

Digital Audio Workstation