Studio One 5

This DAW has become increasingly popular over the last few years, with good reason. It is now one of the most commonly used DAWs.

It combines the best of both world from electronic-focused DAWs like FL Studio and more audio-focused programs like Pro Tools.

It’s drag and drop formula makes building tacks quick and easy. And the update to version 5 introduced new features like clip gain envelopes, a score view, and a streamlined “Show Page” that makes liver performances a cinch.

Features like Chord Track and Pattern Mode make Studio One an amazing DAW for composing.

And it’s high-quality stock plugins and intuitive interface make it great for mixing as well.


-Extremely Versatile

-Tons of features for writing and composing

-Great stock plugins

-Customizable interface to match your workflow


-Interface can easily become cluttered if you aren’t careful

You should buy it if: You want a creative DAW that’s great for writing, recording, mixing, and mastering.