Need a better DAW, suggestions?

I am a fruit-loops user but I do require a more advanced DAW. I want to use garageband on my Windows PC as my friends have told me it’s way better and doesn't crash at all. Any suggestions?

The problem with GB is that it only has one MIDI input and doesn't do many CC messages, but it does have a superb selection of sounds.

Reaper seems popular, but I have Ableton which is expensive for the full suite but you can get cut down versions for a lot less or often free with the purchase of some MIDI peripherals like keyboards or matrix pads.

I use Reaper and a load of free VSTs. Not the easiest DAW to get into, if anything it's too versatile, but it does everything I need and works really well for me.

Steve

I have been using Garageband on my Mac since quite a while now, and I can surely recommend it to you. However, I don't know if Garageband is available on windows. Is it?

richardx49:
I have been using Garageband on my Mac since quite a while now, and I can surely recommend it to you. However, I don't know if Garageband is available on windows. Is it?

Thanks Richard. I am Also Using Windows Setup. I found this tutorial to run garageband on windows PC. Here steps are well explained. You can check it out here

slipstick:
I use Reaper and a load of free VSTs. Not the easiest DAW to get into, if anything it's too versatile, but it does everything I need and works really well for me.

Steve

Thanks @slipstick, I will try Reaper also. Is it a paid software?

shreyamathur651:
Thanks @slipstick, I will try Reaper also. Is it a paid software?

It is but it's only 60 dollars and you can try before you buy (in theory for 60 days but it's the full product not crippled in any way so some unscrupulous people have been "testing" it for a lot longer than that).

Steve

lately I've been using Bitwig, and I find it better than ableton, it's a bit resource hungry. Found a free lite version with 8-track

milamter:
lately I've been using Bitwig, and I find it better than ableton, it's a bit resource hungry. Found a free lite version with 8-track

Thanks @milamter, I will try it

If you are just going to started with daw then i recomended you to start with garageband app

FL Studio Is Ultimate App for DAW

Hello, I personally use Ardour.
I have used Garage Band and it is very good, but my obsession with open source made me find in Ardour an authentic piece of professional software.

Cheers

Reaper is most full-features and free-ish. But as mentioned, it’s learning curve is steep.

I use Cubase, personally.

I Love F: Studio. You Must try it once!

Try Audacity

davis1296q:
Try Audacity

It is hardly a DAW is it? It is just a sample recorder / player.

Well you can edit in fades and resample and stuff like that, which is handy for some simple stuff, but not
a DAW as normally thought of.

Yes Audacity is a good program and when I was using LMMS, which calls itself a DAW but has no audio recording capability, the combination made a quite reasonable DAW. I still use both of them for some specialised cases.

But it's a lot easier to have all the facilities in one place. Hence, for me, Reaper.

Steve

shreyamathur651:
I am a fruit-loops user but I do require a more advanced DAW. I want to use garageband on my Windows PC as my friends have told me it’s way better and doesn't crash at all. Any suggestions?

Yes, Garageband do not crash and helps you to create music,podcasts and other recordings. You can create multiple loops and other features in a music files. For more information to get garageband on pc you may visit this source.

My main problem with Garageband is that it only has one MIDI input and that is assigned to all instruments. So you can't have more than one external MIDI input. It has no MIDI outputs.

Many times this is enough but because of this I would not class it as a DAW.