Which DAW Should I get?
I’m using a MacBook Pro, looking for something that can support a variety of genres. I do everything - LoFi, Jazz, Rap, Acoustic... so something that does good with digital music as well as some acoustic stuff. What do you recommend?
- Robert JLv 73 months ago
It's a completely unrestricted DAW. The type of music you use it for, any mix of sources from full backing audio through samples, multi-track live recordings, MIDI files - anything.
And you can add any VST instruments or effects you like, to any track..
Plus there is a totally free version, without some of the extras.
I ran it on an ancient iMac for some time, but Apple dropped support for some firewire devices when they went to 64 bit & my control surface would not work, so I now run it on a Windows based setup.
If you want to do any kind of recording, put your money towards a really good audio interface and a decent microphone; eg. a Shure SM58 for noisy surroundings or something like an MXL V67g or V87 condenser mic for silent surroundings.
Be wary with mics, the majority aimed at non-professionals are scams with cheap electret inserts in oversize casings rather than actually being good quality.
A Focusrite Scarlett or Presonus interface is a choice; you can only have one connected so make sure it has adequate numbers of inputs and outputs.
- 3 months ago
my mac has garage band which is good. that has stuff like jazz and acoustic guitar on it. you can use your microphone to sing and rap onto it