LIST OF DAWS SOFTWARE | DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATIONS
This is a listing of DAWS and DAW type software programs that have been available for the musician over the last few years. There are a few that may not be supported so make sure to check them out thoroughly. You may find a few gems though. We also have a BEST DAWS review page you can investigate.
AUDIO + MIDI
This DAW software and music sequencer is available in WIndows & MAC
We have an extensive review here on Ableton Live here.
Professional workflows for Game Audio, Post Production for TV & Film and ADR – voice recording and language dubbing.
Fully loaded Music studio to create music with drum kit, guitar amps and stomp boxes.
Singular streamlined workflow in a consolidated window with MIDI, Audio & Virtual instruments.
A free music workstation software for Linux, Windows, Mac OSX and other operating systems running Java.
It features sequencer, soft-synths, realtime effects and audio recording.
Free Windows Software with the following features:
- Virtual Studio that has a modular design which allows machines to be connected in an ad-hoc way
- Pattern Editor allowing for fast creation and modification of patterns. The user can add or delete notes by clicking or dragging notes to resize or move them
- Sequence editor to queue patterns for each control track to play in any arrangement. This allows the reuse of patterns and rapidly remixing music projects.
- Multitrack Hard Disk Recorder enables the user to record the output of any machine and record it to 16-bit Integer or 32-bit Floating Point PCM encoded WAV files for a full-quality post-production editing session or for the conversion to MP3/FLAC/etc.
Open Source Sequence the Complete Multi-track Virtual Studio for LINUX. Originally developed by Werner Schweer it is now maintained by the MusE development crew.
|MIDI Sequencing||AUDIO SEQUENCING|
|Realtime record/playback, file import/export||Realtime Record/Playback several mono/stereo inputs/outputs|
|Midi editing with: Piano roll, Drum editor, List view, Score editor||Graphical editing of automation|
|Internal synth plugins including:Fluidsynth soundfont (sf2) capable softsynth Deicsonze FM synth emulating DX11|| Several types of audio tracks|
|Standardized synth plugin formats: DSSI, VST, LV2||Standardized plugin formats: LADSPA, DSSI, VST, LV2|
|Support for multi channel synths|| Drag and drop import and arranging of:|
-Plugins and plugin presets
|External synth support both hardware and software|
|Midi editing plugin support|
Flexible solution for music and film audio recording. Record in up to 384 kHz and intuitive track compiling and includes range of modern and classic software instruments. Produce music with groove boxes, synthesizers and authentic sampler instruments from a variety of countries and eras. .
A MIDI+Audio sequencer with an emphasis on MIDI. Temper provides a straight-forward user interface which can be integrated with your other software via drag-and-drop, advanced sync functionality, or seamlessly as a VST.
Although Temper is no longer for sale the developer still uses it and will improve as time and interest warrants according to the website. There is a completely free and fully functional version that’s still available.
Cakewalk Sonar the iconic DAW developed by Cakewalk Inc a brand of Gibson Brands has been relaunched as Cakewalk by Bandlab after BandLab Technologies aquired the IP of Cakewalk. Early access is avaible for Windows.
Cakewalk has been around for over 30 years with Grammy & Emmy winning producers, composers, sound designers, and engineers using the software to produce audio for the professional music, film, broadcast, and video game industries. It was sold off in February 2018 to the Singapore company BandLab Technologies after development had stopped by Gibons in November of 2017.
Intelligent tools for cutting-edge digital audio workstations for composition, recording, editing & mixing.
This music creation software was first released in 2003 and was developed as an alternative to the big MIDI/audio sequencers for the PC and Mac.
Fully equipped studio to create music on your Mac computer and includes a sound library with session drummers & percussionists, presets for guitar and voice.
A Free Cross Platform tool (Linux, Windows & MAC) for making music on your computer and built by a small number of volunteers.
Runs on Linux, MAC & Windows
A high powered sequencer and complete and integrated MIDI, audio & video Production System.
Music Recording Studio for your computer with Audio/MIDI multitrack software for Windows & MAC. Audio Recording | Editing | Mastering | MIDI Recording | Mixing
Studio quality recording, editing and mixing software. n-Track Studio brings you professional audio quality and easy workflow and is also available for iPhone & iPad. n-Track Studio for iOS is the multitrack recording & mixing app.
It can export recordings in mixed down wave or even in multitrack.sng format so that you can load the multitrack projects with the PC (Windows & Mac) version of n-Track. Exchange recordings between desktop and mobile versions of n-Track.
Ohm Studio is a real-time collaborative digital audio workstation which allows you to work online with partners from all over the world. Get creative, invite musicians and make amazing shit together.
Here is a track created by user MQE2345
Ohm Studio is a non text related, desktop based, real time collaborative editor.
Podium is a modern digital audio workstation (DAW) for Windows. It supports recording and editing of audio and MIDI, and hosts VST instrument and effect plugins.
If you come across any other DAWS or similar type programs add the details to the comments and we’ll update the lists. If you notice any inconsistencies let us know we’ll fix those too:)