DAW are the latest is sound recording and mixing technology and although the older versions consisted of large integrated systems technology has come a long way and now we have the DAW software’s that can be free or paid and can be uploaded to almost any hardware from a desktop to a laptop. So if you are planning on buying a DAW software here are some tips for you.
What is the function of a DAW software?
The basic function of a DAW software is to help you create soundtracks’. It could help you in editing mixing, compression and so on.
Types of DAW software’s:
DAW software’s have been classified based on 2 criterion firstly if they are paid or not and secondly if they are supplied as complete versions or in a limited edition. The free versions of course come free of cost and since they are free there are chances that they will not be as great the paid versions although this is not the rule. If you are just getting to know or want to get a feel of using a DAW Software then try your hands at the free DAW software’s. The paid versions are of course more sophisticated and will give you better results, here too you have price ranges that you can try . you could try your hand at an introductory version and if you like it you could move on.
Most manufacturers supply DAW software’s as limited versions as well as full versions. With a limited version although the features might be limited to a certain extent the price is much less and it is great for those of you who need it for personal use or a home studio or merely as a trail version. The full version has all the features and are also more expensive but great for studios and professional use.
What to look out for while buying a DAW software?
There are creatin things that we all must keep in mind when we decide to go in for a DAW software. Some of them are:
• Budget: keep your budget in mind when you decide to go in for a DAW software if your budget is very limited try the free or the limited editions you can always upgrade to a better version.
• What do you need if for: keep in mind the purpose of the software do you need it for personal use or on a professional basis. For personal use the trail versions will be good while for professional purposes a full version would be ideal.
• What are the features that you want: each DAW software has certain features such as ease of installation, number of plug ins additional input or output support etc. that you must decide on when you decide on choosing a DAW software.