Digital Audio Workstations and The Options That Exist

After spending the time to determine which digital audio workstation is the right fit for you, don't forget to review the countless plugins that you can use to manipulate the audio through EQ, compression, saturation, reverb, delay, etc.

Digital Audio Workstations and The Options That Exist
If your needs fall more into recording and/or editing audio, then you should consider Pro Tools by Avid. Pro Tools has been the go-to platform for recording for several years. While there are many DAWs available that all have strengths, Pro Tools is the standard and can be found in countless recording studios around the world.
Digital Audio Workstations and The Options That Exist
If your needs fall more into recording and/or editing audio, then you should consider Pro Tools by Avid. Pro Tools has been the go-to platform for recording for several years. While there are many DAWs available that all have strengths, Pro Tools is the standard and can be found in countless recording studios around the world.

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Once you have purchased the digital audio workstation that best suits your needs, you need to invest time in learning how to use it. There are many tutorials available online, which are great resources for equipping yourself to be efficient and to create high quality work using your DAW. The greatest tools in the world are useless in the hands of someone who doesn’t know how to use them. You don’t have to be an expert to use your DAW, but taking the time to learn the basics can save you a lot of time and frustration down the road.

Advancements in technology have made it more affordable for people to have access to recording equipment, which gives creative people more opportunities to record and release music.

Whether you use DAWs to record song demos, produce hit records, mix movie soundtracks, or to simply edit your pastor’s weekly sermon for a radio station or podcast, you now have access to the same tools that were once only available to the professionals.




More About Daniel Beard
Daniel Beard has served on staff at Clements Baptist Church in Athens, Ala., for more than 12 years. As the church's Media Director, he oversees all aspects of audio, video, web and print media. Daniel worked for 10 years at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. After leaving Fame, he began doing production and mixing at his personal studio in Harvest, Ala., as well as other studios in Muscle Shoals. Two of the albums Daniel worked on were nominated for Grammy Awards in 2014. Daniel has produced and mixed songs for major motion pictures and has mixed several #1 and top 10 albums and singles. Some of the artists Daniel has worked with include Anthony Hamilton, Alicia Keys, Gavin DeGraw, Shenandoah, Alabama, Candi Staton and Eric Essix. He can be found on Twitter @danielbeard.
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