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Global Digital Audio Workstation Market Analysis – Segmentation By Type (Recording, Editing, Mixing), End-Use (Commercial and Non-Commercial), Component (Software and Services), Deployment Model (Cloud and Local), Operating Systems (Mac OS, Windows, Linux, Others), and Region - Forecast to 2026

Pulished: August, 2021
ID: 9960
Pages: 150

Global Digital Audio Workstation Market Size & Growth (2020 – 2025)

The global digital audio workstation (DAW) market is expected to grow from $2.90 billion in 2019 to $4.08 billion in 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2% during the outlook period.

Digital Audio Workstation’s (DAW) are designed to record, edit, and manipulate audio. There are currently several DAWs in circulation in the industry, including Logic, Ableton, Fruit Loops, Garage Bunch and Cakewalk. Apart from that, Pro Tools is mainly used by professionals, because it is powerful and flexible by nature. Over time, the use and purpose of DAW has evolved and changed. DAWs were designed to record and manipulate sounds and music from the computer outside, much like other sophisticated editing software would. But due to various technological developments, they are now used to create music first hand. DAWs are widely used in the music industry, music or audio art of any genre can be created using them. Product innovation and upgrading is taking place in the digital audio workstation market. For example, in December 2014, Acoustica, Inc., which is one of the main key players, launched a new product under the brands Mixcraft 7 and Mixcraft Pro Studio 7.

There is greater adoption of various digital audio workstations due to technological improvements in R&D field by manufacturers in the market and also in entertainment and media industries to improve customer experience. In addition, several key players are using music production software widely known as digital audio workstations for music composition, music applications, digital recording, and electronic music creation.

Also, due to the increasing number of live shows and a number of professional DJs in the world, the market is expected to grow. Highly skilled personnel should focus on updating and innovating existing devices to bring new product to market to support market growth.

Recent Developments:

  • May 2020: Apple introduced a major update to Logic Pro X with a professional version of Live Loops, a completely redesigned sampling workflow and new rhythm creation tools. Logic Pro X 10.5 will become crucial for musicians, including those that produce electronic music. Apple Inc. also launched an advanced version for this DAW software to meet the Mac Pro capabilities.
  • May 2019: Avid Technology announced the release of Pro Tools for users working in a variety of tracking environments. The advanced software offers 50% more audio tracks compared to the previous one.
  • March 2019: Avid renews its multi-year agreement with FotoKem, a leader in digital and cinematographic post-production. The agreement uses the former’s efficiency in enhancing FotoKem's video and audio post-production workflows.
  • In February 2019, Steinberg released maintenance updates for all versions of Cubase 10. Updates include improvements for chord pads, MixConsole, expression mappings, and more.

Market Growth and Trends:

  • MAC operating system is likely to develop with the highest demand over the anticipated period because of the usage in several end use industries. The MAC segment is also expected to experience healthy growth and expansion. The increased adoption of Mac services for recording and editing digital audio files is expected to drive demand for the operating system over the forecast period.
  • Mac offers a better collective solution for many users, given its excellent build quality and stability. Mac also offers improved solutions to a variety of consumers due to its excellent design structure, which in turn should drive growth in the MAC segment in the market. Software such as FL Studio for MAC OS can be used. It is one of the best DAW software for MAC. For a beginner in music creation, it's best to consider FL Studio.
  • Ableton Live is also one of the best music production programs for MAC, ideal for live performances and studio work. He has a double vision, which allows him to work in the studio and at the same time have live performances. Its session view works seamlessly with network-based hardware drivers and features an excellent design and user interface, with sharp and elegant graphics.
  • Similarly, Studio One has gained immense popularity and is considered one of the best DAWs for MAC. This software is a complete DAW and is a good solution for professionals. It enhances your composing job and comes with different features designed to make composting easier, like automatic MIDI chord change or sheet music printing etc.

Drivers and market Restraints:

The main drivers of growth in the digital audio workstation market include increased demand for HD video and audio, increased demand from the entertainment industry, increased use of technology in audio and video production. and the growing demand for high production capacity with less equipment. In addition, further adaptation by radio producers will drive the growth of the digital audio workstation market.

The main challenges in the digital audio workstation market are the rate of Internet penetration in the world, financial uncertainty and macroeconomic situations, such as currency exchange rates and economic difficulties, are some of the main factors that hinder the growth of the global digital audio workstation market.

Market segmentation:

  • Based on components, the digital audio workstation market is segmented into software and services. In terms of revenue, in the software segment, the suite software segment represented a significant market share in the world in 2017 and is expected to maintain its leading position during the forecast period.
  • In terms of compatibility with operating systems, the Mac OS segment represented a significant part of the market and is expected to maintain its leading position in the market during the forecast period. The growing adoption of Mac OS in recording and editing digital audio files is expected to drive demand during the forecast period. Mac offers a better overall solution for many users due to the excellent build quality and stability of Mac OS.
  • Based on implementation, the cloud is one of the most favored segments of digital audio workstations and is constantly evolving due to the increasing number of users in different end use industries.
  • By type, the global digital audio workstation market is classified into recording, editing, and mixing.
  • Based on the end-use industry, the global digital audio workstation market is classified as commercial and non-commercial. In terms of revenue, in the commercial segment, the professional sector has widely used DAW software and services to record, edit and produce digital audio files.

Regional Analysis:

The global market for digital audio workstations by region encompasses North America, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America. North America has the largest market share due to the early adoption of advanced technology solutions, as well as vendor initiatives to reach the end user base. The United States and Canada are increasingly seeing the adoption of advanced technologies, including Android and Linux operating systems.

Key players in the market:

Main suppliers in this market are Apple (USA), Adobe (USA), Avid (USA), Steinberg (Germany), Ableton (Germany), MOTU (USA), Acoustica (USA), Native Instruments (Germany), MAGIX (Germany ), Presonus (United States), Cakewalk (United States), Inage Line Software (Belgium), Bitwig (Germany), Renoise (Germany) and Harrison Consoles (United States).

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                         

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints  

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                            

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                                5.1.2 Products/Service  

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence               

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 Digital Audio Workstation Market, By Type                  

                                6.1.1 Recording

                                6.1.2 Editing       

                                6.1.3 Mixing       

                                6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.2 Digital Audio Workstation Market, By End-Use                           

                                6.2.1 Non-Commercial  

                                6.2.2 Commercial            

                                6.2.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.2.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.2.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.3 Digital Audio Workstation Market, By Component                    

                                6.3.1 Software  

                                6.3.2 Services    

                                6.3.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.3.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.3.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.4 Digital Audio Workstation Market, By Deployment Mode                      

                                6.4.1 Cloud         

                                6.4.2 Local          

                                6.4.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.4.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.4.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.5 Digital Audio Workstation Market, By Operating System                        

                                6.5.1 Mac OS     

                                6.5.2 Windows 

                                6.5.3 Linux          

                                6.5.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.5.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.5.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

                7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region                  

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)                            

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Type    

                                7.2.3 By End-Use             

                                7.2.4 By Component      

                                7.2.5 By Deployment Mode        

                                7.2.6 By Operating System          

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Type    

                                7.3.3 By End-Use             

                                7.3.4 By Component      

                                7.3.5 By Deployment Mode        

                                7.3.6 By Operating System          

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Type    

                                7.4.3 By End-Use             

                                7.4.4 By Component      

                                7.4.5 By Deployment Mode        

                                7.4.6 By Operating System          

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Type    

                                7.5.3 By End-Use             

                                7.5.4 By Component      

                                7.5.5 By Deployment Mode        

                                7.5.6 By Operating System          

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Type    

                                7.6.3 By End-Use             

                                7.6.4 By Component      

                                7.6.5 By Deployment Mode        

                                7.6.6 By Operating System          

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 Apple                            

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service  

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 Adobe                          

                8.3 Steinberg                    

                8.4 MOTU                           

                8.5 Presonus                     

                8.6 Acoustica                     

                8.7 Cakewalk                     

                8.8 Bitwig                            

                8.9 Renoise                        

                8.10 Harrison Consoles                 

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • Segment-level analysis in terms of Type, End-Use, Component, Deployment Mode, Operating Systems along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market
  1. Global Digital Audio Workstation Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Digital Audio Workstation Market By Type, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Recording Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Editing Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Mixing Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Digital Audio Workstation Market By End-Use, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Non-Commercial Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Commercial Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Digital Audio Workstation Market By Component, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Software Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Services Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Digital Audio Workstation Market By Deployment Mode, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Cloud Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global Local Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  15. Global Digital Audio Workstation Market By Operating System, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  16. Global Mac OS Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  17. Global Windows Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  18. Global Linux Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )

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