Your Studio – A Laptop & the DAW.
The Digital Audio Workstation forms the centerpiece of your studio. It’s a software program that can run on either a Mac or PC and will allow you to perform everything you need to write and produce electronic dance music.
At this early stage, we would not recommend purchasing audio interfaces or anything else that may be pushed onto you by manufacturers. All you need for now is your computer and a good pair of comfortable headphones.
Nobody can tell you what D.A.W to use and choosing a specific DAW because your favorite artist uses it is a pointless exercise. They’re like games consoles. Do you choose Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox or Nintendo? The answer depends on a number of factors such as which has the games you want to play, and whether your friends are using the same console.
Each DAW has its own, different workflow but they all fundamentally do the same thing. Unfortunately, only YOU can decide what workflow suits you the best. Many new producers will often switch and change between DAWs until they find one that suits the way they like to work. And many professionals will use a couple of DAW’s for their work, using one to get ideas down and then switching to another to finish the track.