What is the best DAW software for music production // for beginners


what is the best software for music
production? you may have asked yourself the question just like I did when I
start out in this video I’ll give you some guidance on what to look out for
when choosing a DAW. so what is the best DAW? the answer to that question may
surprise you welcome back how are you doing I hope
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if you already haven’t. the best DAW is the DAW that you can work the quickest
and the most comfortable with. but what that is? well, in this video I’ll give you
some guidelines for that. don’t listen to what everybody else says you need to use:
Ableton, Logic or whatever every DAW has its strengths and weaknesses and if
there was one DAW for everybody everybody would use it. there are a
couple of different DAWs out there I’ll start by naming a few starting with
the bigger ones FL Studio, Logic Pro X from Apple, Ableton
and pro tools less famous are Studio One, Reaper and
Cubase. but there are a lot more DAWs out there. let’s start off with FL Studio.
I FL Studio started out under the name Fruity Loops and they released in
2018 a Mac version, so it’s now available on the windows and on the Mac. FL Studio
has a little bit of an image problem. a lot of people don’t take FL studio
seriously, because they solve things differently in their software. okay. and
as a computer programmer I have to step in here. FL studio is written in the
programming language Delphi and Delphi is not the optimal language to program CPU
and computing heavy stuff for. but a DAW is. CPU heavy stuff is written in a
programming language C or a derivative of that, because it is the language
closest to the language of the computer and every big software company that is
programming CPU heavy stuff will use C for that. but not FL studio, so FL Studio
will never be the fastest DAW around. You pay about 800 euros for the full version
of FL Studio. then the software that I know pretty well. Logic, Logic Pro X.
I started out producing in Logic and I took producing classes and Logic. Logic is
just one version so no standard professional ultimate etc etc etc. one
version for 200 euros and it is the cheapest and most complete software
there’s only a Mac version so Windows is not an option, because it’s produced by
Apple. there are three big problems that I have with the software: first of all
you can’t search for plugins and presets regretfully, every other software can, but
they don’t do that second of all it displays a message when
it maxed out the CPU, then you have to click OK and press the spacebar again to
stop playing the song and will probably max out again, so you have to press ok
spacebar, ok spacebar, ok spacebar, that’s annoying. any other software crackles a
bit and continues playing also what I don’t like is that the bugs are really
not fixed in the software. Apple updates pretty much everything from equalizers
to spiffy-looking plugins yeah, but the bugs for example in the EXS24 sampler they refuse to fix if you want the detailed review about
Logic, leave it down in their comments below then Live or Ableton Live, everybody says Ableton but they mean Live, Live is the
name of the software. Ableton is the name of the firm. I think life is the most
used software by EDM producers. in my search for a new DAW. Tried Ableton Live and I really like it. What I like the most is that editor. it works a
little bit like Lego and that works really well. also I like the plugins at
the bottom of the screen, but regretfully that works only with plugins developed
by Ableton itself, so you don’t take advantage of that with third-party
plugins, and what I also like is the live feature in Ableton Live and almost every
DAW lacks that feature. what I don’t like is the way how automation works. I
also don’t like the track folding it’s too big or too small it’s nothing in
between Ok, bye 1985 just called they want a user
interface back. by the way Ableton Live is about 600 euros: full version
then ProTools well I don’t even consider it is a serious option for a beginner.
you need a software and hardware key for that it’s really complicated and then
also they charge you 900 euros per year just for the updates, then on top of that
they lack features: they are behind on the competition. the only, one and only
reason why you want to consider Pro Tools is because it is used in
professional recording studios. I use Studio One because for me it has the
least weaknesses. but it’s definitely not the best software around for example
when I want to zoom in or zoom out or scroll and a bigger project it lags
sometimes two three seconds before it reacts to my commands. also what I don’t
like but, ok I can work around, is the way side chains work. it’s horribly
complicated. I name a few things I like about this software: first of all this
search feature for plugins, .presets and files also you can drag and drop your
plugins on your project. also the editor. clips stick really nicely to the grid.
then the preview file browser with auto tempo adjust to your project. I like also
the scratch pad: just to try things out. automation right click on a point and
just enter a value. then the range tool from Pro Tools so the upper section of a
clip means something different than the lower section of the clip when you hover
over it with the mouse. with one you edit and with the other you grab the clip and
I like the start page a lot. I like also that the software is constantly being
developed. you can find Studio One the pro version that’s the biggest version
for about 400 euros. if you want a more in-depth view of Presonus Studio One let
me know in the comments below, maybe I’ll make a video about it. you can download
trial versions of different DAWS regretfully Logic is an exception to
that. but even Presonus Studio One has a full-functioning
version that you can get for free on the website. most DAWs have Windows and a
Mac version. but again Logic is an exception to that. but just choose one
DAW and start with it. try to learn and try to learn the basics. if you learn the
basics in one DAW, you can apply that to the next ,so if you’re unhappy with your
choice in a year or so, you can still switch to another one, but I think it’s
more important that you learn the basics than choosing the right one immediately.
Does one music genre suit a certain DAW better than the other? well I
personally don’t see why, because the basics are the same, maybe the way you
are getting there is different, but you can produce hits with every major DAW
and there are hits produced in every major DAW. does one DAW sound better
than another? well yes but again the differences are
so small and there are hits produced in every major DAW. if it wouldn’t suit the
job people would use it I found a comparison video on YouTube, I
will link it in the description below I want to give a shout out to Pianology
who commented in my video about RAM for music production that sampled
instruments take up more memory than non sampled instruments. thank you for
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