Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) are changing the way music is being
created. Anyone, from a professional audio engineer to an audio enthusiast,
can create, mix, and add special effects to their own music; they can also
maintain their a high performance, professional digital audio workstation for a
lot less money than you think. This paper will show you how. This paper
outlines a few things to look for in the hardware when choosing a computer to
base your DAW on as well as gives you tips on how to choose the right
software. It explains why you should take a serious look at Linux as an ideal
way to stay up to date with the latest software without paying for every minor
releases of software that provides minimal feature enhancements.