Survey: The Top Software Used To Make Music

SEARCH ENGINES (Hypebot) –
The ten most popular music making software products on the Internet, based on recent search engine activity are:

1. DigiDesign Pro Tools (11.3 )
2. FL Studio (8.0)
3. Steinberg Cubase (6.2)
4. Cakewalk Sonar (5.3)
5. Apple Logic (3.5)
6. Adobe Audition (3.4)
7. Apple GarageBand (3.0)
8. Sony Sound Forge (2.2)
9. MOTU Digital Performer (1.9)
10. Ableton Live (1.7)

This index is based on quarterly Internet search activity on Google, Yahoo, AOL and MSN. Collectively these 4 search engines represent more than 95 percent of the searches on the Internet. Over 100 search terms are used to construct this index, and 15 music software products are tracked. An annual average of the past four quarters is also included for comparison. The following table shows a complete list of the products tracked as well as the changes in their ranking from the prior quarter:

PRODUCT (RANK CHANGE)

1. DigiDesign Pro Tools (0)
2. FL Studio (1)
3. Steinberg Cubase (-1)
4. Cakewalk Sonar (0)
5. Apple Logic (0)
6. Adobe Audition (4)
7. Apple GarageBand (-1)

8. Sony Sound Forge (1)
9. MOTU Digital Performer (-2)
10. Ableton Live (-2)

11. Sony Acid (1)
12. Band-in-a-Box (-1)

13. Propellerhead Reason (0)
14. Steinberg Wavelab (1)
15. Steinberg Nuendo (-1)

Additional details on the results of the Music Software Popularity Index are available at the Digital Music Doctor website, http://www.digitalmusicdoctor.com/reviews/musicblog/.

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