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Music production software is an important part of today's home studio


The music production software you use plays a central role in everything you do when recording and producing your own music. For me, your ideas and creative skills are by far the most important part in making music, but the software you use also has a big part to play.


The DAW software products currently out there have many of the same general features, but there can be a massive difference in what you're able to do with them. Software can range from the free Audacity all the way to Pro Tools HD systems, which combine software with specially designed hardware.




Music Software Programs - DAWs

Ableton Live

Cubase

Logic Pro

Pro Tools

Reason

Reaper

Sonar

Digital Performer

Mixcraft

Studio One

FL Studio Producer

GarageBand

 



Music Creation Software

Native Instruments Komplete

Waves Plugins

AmpliTube

Audacity

Magix Music Maker


There are other types of music software programs as well that can assist you in making music - synthesizersdrum machinesguitar amp emulators, and DJ mixing programs are a few of these.




Software Features


All of the major DAW programs feature the same core parts that allow you to record, edit, mix, and produce. Some of these features are:


  • Multitrack recording
  • Audio waveform display
  • Editing
  • Playback
  • Mixing
  • Automation
  • Processing and effects
  • Video support
  • MIDI
  • Sequencing


So what is the best audio software for you to use in your home studio? This has to be one of the most commonly asked questions relating to music production. I really do think that it comes down to what your needs are, what type of music you would like to create and produce, and what type of sound you would like to develop.


But it also depends on the budget you have and what you're able to spend on your music production software system. I think a great thing to do is to try out some of the different demos that you can get for most of these programs, and take notice of the one you like using and that gets you results. Then you can move forward knowing you selected the right program for you.


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