The Top 10 Music Programs In The World

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Digital Music Doctor has published an updated version of their Music Software Internet Popularity chart.

The chart ranks the top 10 music programs, using search engine requests as a gauge of interest.

The Top 10 Music Applications
Q2, 2009, based on search requests

  1. Pro Tools
  2. Cubase
  3. FL Studio
  4. Cakewalk Sonar
  5. Apple Logic
  6. Adobe Audition
  7. Ableton Live
  8. Apple Garageband
  9. Sound Forge
  10. Sony Acid

Obviously, there are a lot of other ways you could rank music applications – by sales dollar, by sales units or by registered users, for example. Garageband would probably top the list by those measures.

Leave a comment with your thoughts on this ranking!

5 thoughts on “The Top 10 Music Programs In The World

  1. i am very surprised about the cubase's position and abeton's also. Even if i am a Cubase user, i think that Ableton is the first. I have the feeling that everybody use it except me.

  2. Agreed … there’s no reason to think that search counts correlate closely with popularity, but they definitely correlate with questions.

    I had *lots* of questions after I spent several hundred $$ on a copy of Cubase … which I abandoned. OTOH, there’s little question about the position of Pro Tools.

    Popularity is no measure of power or influence either.

  3. There's no reason to think that having questions correlates well with popularity.

    I had *lots* of questions after I wasted several hundred $$ on Cubase … which I abandoned. OTOH, there's no question about the position of Pro Tools.

    Popularity is no measure of power or influence either. While Garageband (a great introductory tool) is given away with every Mac, few would enjoy using it as a pro tool.

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