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DAW Comparison

A couple of months ago, I was asked to participate in a project providing an overview of the popular accessible DAWs, and for some time now a few of us have been working on this comparison of several digital audio workstations from an accessibility perspective. The initial idea was to compare Pro Tools, Logic and Reaper on the Mac. Eventually, this led to the inclusion of Samplitude on Windows. Taking it a step further still, the idea was floated to have a live panel discussion on the results of the comparisons.

So, as a first step, below is a series of files featuring each of the DAWs in action. There are 12 files that divide various tasks among the workstations. Each task is performed in each DAW and the listener gets an idea of the UI layout, feedback, etc. In total, there’s over 4 hours of material. If you would rather, you can download the mp3s in a zip folder, instead of using the web player below. The live panel discussion will take place on Friday, October 30, 2020, and you can visit the webinar page for more info. Feel free to share the link to the comparison files and the webinar info, and while you are at it check out the comparison and bring your questions to the webinar discussion.

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