Best Digital Audio Workstations for macOS

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FL Studio FL Studio

FL Studio is digital audio workstation developed by the Belgian company Image-Line. With FL Studio you can compose, arrange, record, edit, mix, and master music for any music genre. The software was first released backing in 1997 and has seen major updates and growth over the years. Today, FL Studio is the go-to tool for many music creators, especially in the EDM genre.

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Studio One Studio One

Studio One is a digital audio workstation software for macOS and Windows. With Studio One you can compose, edit and record any form of music. The software features drag and drop functionalities as well as the ability to create your own macros and custom keyboard shortcuts. All of which can be utilised on a single-screen interface that house intuitive tools with an unlimited number of tracks and virtual instruments.

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Bitwig Studio Bitwig Studio

Bitwig Studio is a digital audio workstation for Linux, macOS and Windows. Bitwig Studio can be used as an instrument for live performance while also being a great software for composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering music. The software provides the feature you have come to know and love in other popular digital audio work stations like Ableton Live and FLStudio, yet improved upon many and elevated them to a new level.

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Apple Logic Pro Apple Logic Pro

Apple Logic Pro is a digital audio workstation that can handle the most demanding of projects. 

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Tracktion Waveform Tracktion Waveform

Tracktion Waveform is a DAW (digital audio workstation) used for recording and editing audio and MIDI. Each feature of Tracktion Waveform has been designed spcifically for musicians, artists and composers. All packaged in a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable recording platform.

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Ableton Live Ableton Live

Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation for Android, iOS, macOS and Windows. Professionals use Ableton Live for composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering music. The software is specifically designed and developed for live performances.

I find the creative workflow in Ableton Live to be very intuitive.

Cubase Cubase

Cubase is a digital audio workstation software that is for music production and reccording. The software offers tools used for reccording, producing, and mixing of sound that can be formated to audio files ready for production. Cubase provides a series of MIDI sequencers packaged in a familiar user experience.

Reason Reason

A digital audio workstation developed by the Swedish company Reason Studios. Reason is used for creating and editing music digitally, by emulating a rack of hardware synthesizers, samplers, signal processors, sequencers, and mixers.

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LMMS LMMS

LMMS is a free and open-source digital audio workstation available for Linux, macOS and Windows. The software was first release as Linux MultiMedia Studio back in 2004. Since then LMMS has evolved to support more platforms include macOS and Windows. LMMS can be used to compose, mix and sequence music in a simple and intuetive interface while also providing MIDI or keyboard support.

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