The recording studio software industry is one that has endless business applications, particularly with podcasts and sound editing. If you're looking to start a podcast, edit audio, or create a new song or sound for your business, DAWs are a great place to get started. There are various levels and types of software, but all require a certain level of baseline knowledge to use. Luckily, almost all the major players include video tutorials, user forums and extensive knowledge bases so you can learn more about how to use the product or how to get the most out of it.
Before getting started, there are a few pieces of additional equipment that your business may need. DAWs are essentially recording and mixing software that need to be paired with other equipment. If you plan on doing a lot of live audio recording, you'll need an audio interface and an external microphone. The audio interface transfers sound into data that can be read by the DAW. It's also important to get an external microphone. While your computer likely comes with an internal microphone, the sound quality won't be nearly as good as an external one.
In addition to these tools, you also may need a MIDI controller to create MIDI files. MIDI files are recordings or audio files associated with virtual instruments, and many DAWs come with a lot of MIDI files built into the sound library.
MIDI controllers serve as a way for musicians and sound producers to create sounds without playing the actual instrument needed. A pipe organ, for example, can be played using a MIDI controller and then can be edited or adjusted to sound like a synthesizer. MIDI files and controllers are dynamic and present an opportunity to create, record and edit an endless number of sounds.