The main piece of production software you’ll need is a digital audio workstation (DAW). This is the program that allows you to actually record music and then edit and mix it.
Before the recording industry became so digitized, Audio Engineers would work with a physical audio workstation – the big board you see in studios with all the dials, knobs, buttons, and lights. All of that has now been made available electronically in a DAW.
DAWs make it possible for bedroom Producers to make music just like studio Producers. Today’s software has leveled the playing field quite a bit.