Most used Daws for electronic music production

Most used Daws for electronic music production

In the short time I’ve been learning how to produce electronic music, I’ve asked myself which is the best DAW to produce, a DAW, which stands for Digital Audio Workstation, is a program designed for editing, recording, mixing and mastering digital audio files.

But I have realized that they are working tools and that they all work very well, the point is that it depends on which DAW you are more familiar with and for which purpose you want to use it.

Personally for mixing I use Ableton live 9, it works very well for me, because it’s easier for me to present a live set, however, for producing tracks I like to use Pro tolos.

Thinking or researching which is the best DAW, consumes a lot of time that we can use in the studio, I think it is not necessary to know which is the best, but I can mention the most used in the electronic music industry.

FL STUDIO (formerly Fruity Loops)

FL Studio is a good choice to start in the professional world of music production.

FL Studio started out as Fruity Loops, it was so popular that if you search for it on YouTube, you’ll find millions of video tutorials with FL Studio, it was used by great artists, such as Deadmau5. However, it has earned the title of being one of the most complete DAWSs on the market.

The latest version of FL Studio, released this year, represents one of the most significant revisions to the program in years.

It features a vector user interface that looks great on high-resolution monitors, a redesigned mixer, and updates for several of its software plug-ins.

Its strength remains perhaps the ease of getting started with the tools and libraries it provides from the factory and a good mixing console, rather than a more traditional approach to what a recording studio is all about.

Another great advantage it has over other DAWSs is that it now offers free lifetime upgrades to everyone who buys its license.

This ensures that it will be a very cost-effective tool in the long run, especially when compared to other popular options for your same platform (PC) such as Cubase.


Pro Tools has long been the industry standard for professional recording studio software.

The latest version of Pro Tools raises the bar again with its 64-bit audio engine and low-latency handling, playback and recording.

Pro Tools is also expandable to Pro Tools HD, which has incredible recording capabilities, but is expensive compared to other digital audio working software.

It handles a high standard in all major studios around the world, its audio recording is impeccable, it handles a very good sound engine, both as producers and technicians prefer it for their mixing and mastering.


Cubase is one of the first DAWS in history, in fact it can be considered as “the grandfather of the DAWS”, its beginnings come from the year 1989.

It was created by Steinberg, the company that introduced the “Virtual Instrument Plugin” technology we all know today as VSTs.

Well known composers such as Zedd, Justice, Kraftwerk, use Cubase, and there is no doubt that it is an excellent piece of software.

However, Cubase was originally published in Atari, Steinberg only evolved and perfected his DAW over the years to the present day.

Cubase Pro feels like what it is: an excellent and professional DAW that continues to evolve in interesting directions to create a great creative tool.

It is one of the current standards in recording, it has versions for both PC and Mac, when you are going to edit some audio is one of the best options on the market, contains very frequent updates (sometimes are paid).

Some of the producers use Cubase as: Zedd, Justice, Kraftwerk, New Order, Paradise Lost, Zombie Nation, Tiesto, Tom Staar, Antoine Clamarant,


Ableton Live came to the market when there was already a variety of DAWSs on the market, and it was not very attractive to producers, however, its continuous updates.

High quality and above all its new and creative approaches to music production made the difference and made it one of the most famous software for music production today.

Although Ableton continues to be a great tool for studio work such as recording, composing, mixing and mastering, where Ableton Live really makes a difference from other DAWs is in its “Clip View” mode, where this software is now unrivalled as a tool for live performances, shows and DJ sessions.

This view also represents a major and powerful innovation in the creative workflow, both when creating a song and when performing live, which makes Live not only one of the best music production tools available right now, but also one of the most important in the list of programs for mixing music as a DJ.