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DcSoundOp Talks DAWs For Mobile Live Recording

Looking at the strengths and weaknesses of some popular digital audio workstation software for primary and redundant backup systems.

By Steve Milner February 28, 2018

In this week’s video, we’re talking about digital audio workstation software for mobile live recording. I’ve had the chance to work with a lot of DAWs over the years in various studio and live work, all of the popular systems and a few of the more exotic ones too.

Some are easier to get comfortable with than others, but each one typically has strengths and weaknesses. I believe the real question in choosing a DAW is how well it meets your specific needs and how it fits into your overall workflow and budget.

While many modern DAWs offer incredible features for every aspect of creating and working with audio. Many of them are resource hogs, which are still totally worth accommodating with ample hardware if they accomplish a specific task well for you.

What I’m after though as a live and mobile solution is a little different. I’m looking for a solution that is easy and affordable to keep a primary and backup system updated over multiple years and hardware upgrades. A DAW that is light on resources and able to run on less than ideal hardware is also a big win when you’re looking to set up a redundant system.

After everything I have tried, Reaper has become a great solution for my needs, and I plan to continue using it for the foreseeable future.


About Steve

Steve Milner
Steve Milner

Steve Milner (aka @DcSoundOp) is a freelance sound engineer who travels the world for work and attempts to create educational and entertaining videos and production related content along the way.

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