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DAWs of perception Probably more so than with any other bit of music making gear, producers can get very tribal about their DAWs. Sure, it’s common to find specific synths or plugins with their ardent fans or detractors, but DAW users are a particularly defensive bunch. Try telling a Live user how much you like Logic’s looping tools, or a Cubase user why Studio One is better for scoring, and you’ll no doubt be met with some defensive diatribe worthy of the depths of Reddit. While it makes sense to learn one DAW and stick with it, there’s also something to be said for reaching across the divide and exploring a new application – and the fresh ways of working that can come with it. That’s what we’re doing this issue: taking a long look at the DAW market in 2022 and asking if it’s time to rethink a few of your long- held preconceptions. We hope you enjoy the issue.
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