The Best Sounding DAW

So, you're looking for the best-sounding DAW software to record your music.

Wondering about the 'sound' of a digital audio workstation application is like wondering about the sound of a pocket calculator.

They don't have a sound.

Asking about the sound of a DAW is like wondering about the temperature of heat or the weight of gravity or the tonality of magnetism.  Nonsense.

DAWs crunch numbers. If they have a characteristic sound it is due to a flaw or user error.

There are exceptions: for example, the Harrison Mix Bus is designed to introduce all kinds of non-linearities (distortion) to your mix, but any of the major DAWs are not doing this.

Focus on work flow and layout and forget the 'sound' of the thing.