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Thread [Getting started] Timeline: DAWs and software sequencers

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1 [Getting started] Timeline: DAWs and software sequencers
Timeline: DAWs and software sequencers
Three decades have gone by since computers revolutionized music production. And the pace of the market is so high that a timeline of the different DAWs and sequencers that have come and gone throughout the years can come in very useful to have a good overview of this constantly evolving segment.

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How about pgmusic.com, creators of Power Tracks Pro Audio (audio & MIDI) and Band-in-a-Box since about 1988.
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Another one, that was used by quite a few programmers of Yamaha MU devices in the '90s was XGworks.
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Please mention "Personal Composer" by Jim Miller which was a complex sequencer, editor, notator software for MS DOS released in 1984. It likely belongs to one of the first DAW for PC.
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Notable missing entries as of the date posted:
  • Fasttracker II (1992)
  • Impulse Tracker (1995)
  • ModPlug Tracker/OpenMPT (1997)
  • LMMS (2004)
  • Qtractor (2005)
  • MilkyTracker (2005)
  • SunVox (2008)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab (2018)
  • SoundBridge (2018)
  • MPC Software (2018)
  • Serato Studio (2019)
  • Zrythm (2019)
  • MPC Beats (2020)
  • LUNA Recording System (2020)