Traverso DW is a multi-track audio recording and editing software with full-featured support for the popular music recording formats - MP3, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, OGC Compact, and Apple Lossless. DW contains a powerful audio engine that allows you to record audio anywhere. This means that you can mix your tracks live in front of your family or friends, put them on CDs and DVDs, edit them in Reaper, and then mix in the computer just like you would with other software packages. It's completely free software, available under GNU General Public License.
Some people think they can get away without a digital audio workstation like Traverso DAW because they don't need anything complex. But actually, even the simplest digital audio workstation will have a lot more features than you may be looking for. And when you compare a traditional DAW to a DAW+Plus, you'll see that they're worlds apart. DW has all the standard features: wide-range tracking, auto tagging, a large variety of patches and effects, an interface that are very intuitive, a large library of loops to play back, and instant recall of previously played tracks. The major advantage of this extra feature is that you don't need to download and install any additional plugins or drivers.
There are a lot of other options if you want to try out the whole power of DAW. For instance, if you only want to use DAW to create and edit recordings, there are numerous DAW alternatives like ProTools, Cubase, Fruity Loops, Sonar and Sony Sound Forge. If you want to create your own tracks and work with professional musicians and engineers from London, you can use Avid Media Access (AMA) and ProTools as well.