There has been a long standing argument among users of digital audio workstations “DAW’s” that some sound sonically better than others. This has been primarily placed down to the summing engine which is the system of mathematical algorithms that calculate the final audio output based on the sum over the combined signals. However there is a counter argument from some programmers that in the digital domain that, “there can only ever be a singular answer” (Prof Monty Montgomery 2013[online]) and that rounding differences based on the systems could not be the cause of audible differences.
Additionally the quality of the stock effects is said to add significant discrepancies to the audio rather than ideally being transparent, Unless otherwise specifically mimicking an analogue model.
Loudness can be a key factor also “It's almost guaranteed that the same track rendered from any two DAWs will be a few dB different”(Audio Myths & Daw Wars 2009). With an even slightly comparatively louder mRead More