Music Production, Recording & Mixing

DAWs & Mastering

DAWs & Mastering

My software Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) of choice these days is Steinberg’s Cubase, running on a custom built Windows 7 (64 bit) computer.  It’s what I prefer to use for composing, recording, and mixing.  However, I’m well versed in many different software packages, and keep up to date with many of the popular packages so that I can maintain compatibility with people sending me tracks from home or other studios.

Here’s a fairly complete list of what I have (as of June 2012):

  • Steinberg Cubase (32 & 64 bit versions) – always the latest release version
  • Pro Tools 9
  • Cockos Reaper (32 & 64 bit versions) – always the latest release version
  • Sony ACID Pro 7
  • Sony Vegas Pro 11 (32 & 64 bit versions) & DVD Architect (mostly for video projects)
  • Propellerheads Reason 6
  • Ableton Live SE (stripped down version that came with my M-Audio controller)
  • FL Studio
  • Sony Sound Forge Pro 10
  • Steinberg Wavelab 7 (my main mastering software)