What is a DAW? Besides being my initials (that really confused me when I first starting seeing the abbreviation in electronic music magazines and websites) it's a Digital Audio Workstation. Basically is a piece of software or an app that allows you to manipulate and create digital music. We use three DAWs in Music Tech class: Audacity, GarageBand for Mac, and Abelton Live. Which ones are in the top 19?