As producers we often find ourselves out growing the day one DAWs we use to create music. This happens for many reasons either our direction and approach has changed. Or we simply want a new sound that reflects where we are creatively in our lives. While some may simply want change creatively. Replacing everything from their DAWs to studio equipment that have been in use for years inside their studio setups.When it comes to audio production change can either make or break your workflow. Sometimes we may find a better solution to our previous set ups that increase our productivity and overall experience creating music.
In my expireence the best times to expirement using a different digital audio workstation would be when having beat block. Yes like writers block producer also go through beat block from time to time and it is rough and can last for a while depending on the producer. Exploring other options can somethimes help getting out of the creative block. Now this isn't the only way to deal with producers block just a means of evaluating the current state your workflow and creative process. As every DAW has its own approach to getting the job done. Sometimes different layouts can present new creative possibilities that weren't noticeble or present in our previous DAWs.
When I started making beats the first program that I started out with was Sonar at the time it was a solid program and it still is.But creatively it wasn't a good fit for me. I later choose to use FL studio which is another great DAW in its own right respectively. However it wasn't quite enough for me creativly at the time. I needed something the that had some what of an unorthodox feel and approach. I moved on to another digital audio work station that did. One day a friend of mine was messing around in Propellerheads Reason and showed me some of its features capabilities for beat making. At that time it had its limitations but creatively it was good fit for me.Because of its limitations I often found my self going back and forth between Reason and FL studio at the. I even explored the possibilites with a few other DAWs like Reaper,Studio one and Abelton live. All of which are great programs each with their own unique way of creating music But in the end I always up using Reason as my go to DAW.