In search of tools that will make your musical tasks easier? Here are two of my personal favorite studio software/hardware essentials: the Digital Audio Workstation or DAW for short. Basic DAWs are packaged with an audio interface - hardware that functions as an external sound card - and allow you to record sounds into your computer via the DAW.

1. PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL Recording Interface

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These two studio essentials will simplify your recording process. And, as you review the vast field of DAWs, remember the following "SCARF" guidelines. 

  1. S - Simplicity
  2. C - Compatibility
  3. A - Affordability
  4. R - Reliability
  5. F - Flexibility

Good luck along your creative musical journey!