Best DAW for beginners and aspiring music makers.
May 23, 2021

Best DAW for beginners and aspiring music makers.

Musab Nismy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with FL Studio

I use FL Studio to record voice-overs and other audio for our YouTube channel videos. I also use FL Studio to create beats and tunes for our videos.

Having FL Studio addresses many problems. I can create my own original music with FL Studio rather than using other people's work. I can also record my voice-overs on the same software and mix them to create crispy clean audio. It has great features and presets, obviously more than what free open-source software offers.
  • The price of FL Studio isn't too harsh for beginners, which is great.
  • FL Studio has an infinite amount of features, samples, plugins and pre-sets.
  • It's easy to move around the music blocks in FL Studio's timeline.
  • It isn't too hard for beginners to adjust and get used to the interface.
  • The recording process can somewhat be confusing and inefficient.
  • FL Studio has a confusing routing, for example to use return tracks for reverbs, you will have to click numerous buttons to get that done.
  • FL Studio has a somewhat steep learning curve, which can demotivate beginners.
  • FL Studio's auto-saving feature is a bit late, which can ruin your project if you rely on it.
  • Great user-interface in the new version, which helped understand the features better.
  • Great built-in plugins, that help me fine tune my work.
  • Great community that helped answer my questions when I was first starting out.
  • FL Studio gives me the freedom to create what I want.
  • It has definitely reduced costs, because it is slightly cheaper than other software.
  • It has decreased the efficiency in workflow because of its poor routing.
  • Has helped me grow by letting me create high quality music.
  • Helps me record high quality audio.
Audacity is a free open-source software that is only for recording and editing some audio, while FL Studio on the other hand allows you to create your own music, record your audio, edit your audio and many other features all for a small price. FL Studio has way more effects pre-sets than Audacity.

Even though Audacity's recording features can come close to FL Studio, there are many other factors that led to me opting to invest in FL Studio. Many other music producers also recommended FL Studio; therefore, that's what I chose.

I have used both software for almost 2 years each, first being Audacity and then I decided to get FL Studio and have been using it for all my audio recording, editing and music making ever since.

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I would recommend FL Studio for anyone who wants to get their hands on music making or even just recording audio for videos. I would suggest making the somewhat small investment and trying it out, you could end up with a career from it.

For beginners I would definitely suggest watching online courses/tutorials as they helped me a lot and it will for you as well. Also, I would recommend using third party plugins which will help in fine tuning your projects and overall produce much better music/recordings.

FL Studio is well suited for businesses and personal use to make music. I would confidently say that its one of the best DAW to start making music.