Survey Results – what daw do film composers use?


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As some of you may already know, for the past few weeks, we’ve been diligently working on an interview series featuring fellow composers and musicians. During the preparation of this series, we tried to understand what our readers and enrollees on would find most interesting in these interviews. To achieve this, we sent out an email to our 1,400+ subscribers with a few questions, including inquiries about their genre of interest, preferred DAW, the type of music they engage with, and more.

We believe it would be valuable to share these results with you, our readers, so that you can gain a better understanding of your fellow musicians. (Besides that, it’s always fun to check out the results of any surveys!)

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Out of 1400+ recipients, we’ve received about 400 responses so far, and we’re presenting the results below. Please note that this is an ongoing survey, and we will update the results to the most recent whenever possible.

Which DAW do you use the most for your work?

What genre of media music composition interests you the most?

What is your current level of formal music education?

Which genre of music do you most frequently compose?

What aspect of music composition do you find most challenging?

Which aspect of your career as a media music composer are you most concerned about?

What is your ultimate goal as a media music composer?

That’s pretty much all. We hope this was helpful in gaining a better understanding of your fellow musicians. We’ll do our best to incorporate these results into our upcoming interviews soon. Please feel free to reach us if you have any further questions or comments you’d like to share!

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