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daw timeline 1993-2013 (reference table)
« on: August 27, 2014, 01:33:25 AM »
20 Years of PC+MAC DAW history
this information was compiled by me with great determination.. extracting information from other articles + press releases + manuals (as accurately as possible, but there may be mistakes) i hope that it can be of great help to those aspiring musicians/artists looking to use older computers (PC/MAC/ATARI)s with the right software (that the cpu can handle) to more effectively use software + hardware from the past.

also for those like me who are just interested in having a PROPER overview of the history of the software to refererence to troubleshoot compatibility. please respond + leave me a message if u have any information to add, or corrections. its just a screengrab of my real working spreadsheet which is a google spreadsheet!

i find that using software that came out 2 years before + 2 years after the date of your CPU's release, is a great match for performance + compatibility. so, figure out what cpu u have, find when it was first released, then use audio software within a range of 2 years of that date.. or if u really want the BEST performance, use software from 2-3 years BEFORE your cpu was released! this will guarantee that your machine is more than capable of powering that software for a better result and for better productivity

the daw timeline picks up right when the first versions of CUBASE + LOGIC were being ported over to the pc + mac from the atari ST systems.. which, because of the included built in MIDI port + affordable price were the defacto standard MIDI Sequencer in 1993.

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