Logic pro is a beast when it comes to making music. It works out of the box and is also one of the most premium music making software available in the market.
Logic pro is now taking up the market share of Pro tools and becoming popular in professional studio set ups.
It is indeed very expensive and comes with all the features you would need to create an award winning number. It is not only rich in features but good in ease of use and comes with hell load of samples and sounds so that you don't need anything else to create music at home.
- Ease of use,
- Works out of the box
- Not a memory hog like many other DAWs in the market
- Heavy on the pocket
- Latest version does not works on Windows
- Energy XT - is one of the best cheap MIDI capable DAW.
- Fl studio - started out as a simple drum machine and evolved into a complete monstor for music production. Can do everything right from MIDI to Audio. But it is mainly geared towards MIDI so if you do a lot of audio recording then look elsewhere. It is a better option that Reason because it can do audio stuff nicely.
- Logic pro - one stop solution, very expensive does everything related to music production under the sun.
- Adobe audition - one of the lesser used DAWs out there, MIDI support is minimal. Good for creating loops and podcasting type of stuff. Not so great for other things.
- Reaper a small and robust DAW that can do everything but does not comes with lots of samples or presets. Is comparatively cheaper and bang for the buck.
- Ardour is developed by School of Audio Engineering as an open source DAW to rival pro-tools. It is still in developmental stages and has to go a long way.