Here’s an experiment that you, the reader, should try out: Type in “music production software” in the Google search bar and flip through a couple of the pages.
Don’t pay attention to whether one software program is more relevant than the other according to how many hits it’s gotten off of Google or anything; the point of the exercise was simply to demonstrate the vast amount of choices that you’ll have your disposal if you decide at some point that you want to purchase studio music production software or know someone else who may want to.
If you already own a DAW or have experience in this sort of stuff, then pat yourself on the back; you might not even need to read this article all the way through.
So, if you cared to dig through and check out some of the music production software programs while you were scrolling through all the Google results, you might have found the following.
What Is a DAW?
For all intents and purposes, a DAW is simply a sequencer that allows you to sequentially arrange elements (which may or may not be strictly musical) in a visual pattern along a timeline so that you can compose a song from beginning to end and make changes in real-time to the composition or production aspects of the song.
Most modern DAWs (DAW stands for ‘digital audio workstation’)come packed to the brim with all sorts of tools and nifty features that you’ll find to be absolutely indispensable once you’re able to wrap your ahead around the overall functions and mechanics of any particular DAW