Music can be produced in digital audio workstations or DAW's. The most popular include Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Ableton and Garage Band. Users can create full tracks, simple sound effects or just drum beats in these DAWs.
Apple's Logic Pro X offers an interface that is user-friendly, with over 1,000 royalty free loops. Logic Pro puts a complete recording and MIDI production studio on a Mac, providing everything a pro or novice musician needs to write, record, edit, and mix. Drummer gives the user technology for creating organic-sounding acoustic drum tracks or electronic beats with ease. Logic Pro X offers 1800 patches, instruments and effects for voice, bass lines, brass, strings, woodwinds, among other instruments. Logic Pro X is available through the Apple App Store for $199.
Ableton Live offers a unique sketchpad for improvising, playing and performing with musical ideas without the constraints of the timeline. Users can independently start and stop any number of audio or MIDI loops due to Ableton's sync feature. Ableton offers five synths and three samplers, 25 packs, 390 drum kits and 4000 loops. Ableton users can use 3rd party VST or Audio Unit instruments and effects alongside Live’s native devices.