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What Is a DAW? A Guide to Digital Audio Workstations

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 25, 2021 • 4 min read

In the age of digital music production, it’s common for musicians to create audio recordings using digital audio workstation (DAW) software. DAW programs like Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, and Ableton Live have powered some of the biggest hit recordings of the twenty-first century.