In the modern studio, the computer has assumed a larger role in the recording process than it was a few decades ago. The computer has replaced the mixing console, recorders, samplers and synthesizers. The computer that is used for this purpose is referred to as a digital Audio workstation (DAW). Some of the popular audio recording software includes Dig design’s Pro Tools, Apple Logic Pro Tools, Steinberg, Cubase, Nuendo and MOTU digital performer. Other popular software applications include Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, Cakewalk Sonar, Auto-Tune, Ableton Live, ACID Pro, Audacity, and Ardour.
Digital Audio Rooms
Luckily, the modern software applications are more reliant on the audio recording hardware than what actually the computer may be running on. Apple Macintosh is currently being used in most studios because it allows for the mixing console to be used while the entire mixing is done using the keyboard and the mouse.