Last week I asked on a facebook post on our Audio Animals label page “is your DAW legit or cracked”
I did not expect many to answer honestly and the top comment really summed the thread up well…. TOP COMMENT “and 90% reading this has a cracked DAW and will say nothing lol”
I think what I was most surprised with was the amount of people who openly admitted to theft, be it software piracy, it’s still theft. This post was not to expose producers who are selling their music whilst using cracked software but to gauge how many people are actually using cracked DAWs. I would also estimate that over half who are using cracked DAWs didn’t care to comment and expose themselves.
We did a rough count up of how many producers use cracked DAWs and how many use legit DAWs. The results were as follows….
- Legit DAW : 230
- Cracked DAW : 140
- Both Cracked And Legit DAW : 15
Below I have summarized a collection of my favorite comments that best outline the discussion.