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Old 5th August 2019
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Originally Posted by Jesper Dahlstrom View Post
one of my student asked, just before the summer, which DAW to buy - and which DAW sounded the best?
My first instinct was to answer that they all sound the same, since I personally haven't really heard any difference between the ones I've used - like Cubase, Studio One, Pro Tools, Reaper and Logic among others. But since I know there are people in the industry that claim they sound different I thought I'd do a little blind comparison between a few DAWs.

The test is quite simple. I'm taking stems from mixes/half mixes and dragging them into different DAWs, then I'm bouncing them straight away as a single stereo output file. Everything is done in 48/24.

I'm not gonna say which DAW is which, until after the test is done.

I've used 30 second parts from two different type of songs. "In Time" is a little bit low in volume (mix levels), but decided to let it stay that way since it's all about not changing anything - only summing in different DAWs.

Please listen and write a comment!

Can you hear anything different between the takes? If so, what?

The test is also available on YouTube:

Best regards,
Are all the pan laws the same?