AudioSkills is a Web publisher of instructional media on audio engineering, offering courses in audio mixing, audio recording, music production, and audio mastering. The AudioSkills website’s audience and email subscriber base is a representative sample of DAW users.
Survey Data and Respondents
Data in this report are drawn from the AudioSkills 2017 DAW Survey, conducted June 27 – July 2, 2017.
The survey respondents are located predominantly in the United States, and have expressed a prior interest in home recording, mixing, mastering, or music production. Most of the survey respondents are on our list of email subscribers.
For this report, 100% of our data was collected via a SurveyMonkey form posted to the AudioSkills website.
In total, we received 1,257 survey submissions. After eliminating duplicate submissions and submissions by individuals who did not use any DAW within the past year, we were left with 1,230 unique survey respondents who have used at least one DAW within the past year.
As a result of collecting data from only some (but not all) members of a population (in our case, DAW users), sampling error occurs.
The sampling error for the AudioSkills 2017 DAW Survey is approximately +/- 3 percentage points, with a 95% confidence interval.
This means that in 95 out of 100 samples of the same size and type, our results would be with 3 percentage points of what we would get if we could survey every single DAW user.