Music Software Popularity Index - 2011 Q4

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Digital Music Doctor announces the results of the Music Software Internet Popularity Index for the fourth quarter of 2011. Avid Pro Tools remains at the top of the rankings followed by ImageLine FL Studio, and Steinberg Cubase. Apple GarageBand and Ableton Live moved up to the fourth and fifth positions pushing Adobe Audition and Cakewalk Sonar down to the sixth and seventh positions.

Digital Music Doctor announces the results of the Music Software Internet Popularity Index for the fourth quarter of 2011. Avid Pro Tools remains at the top of the rankings followed by ImageLine FL Studio, and Steinberg Cubase. Apple GarageBand and Ableton Live moved up to the fourth and fifth positions pushing Adobe Audition and Cakewalk Sonar down to the sixth and seventh positions.

The ten most popular music software products on the Internet, based on recent search engine activity, are:

PRODUCT (INDEX)
1. Avid Pro Tools (17.5)
2. FL Studio (12.4)
3. Steinberg Cubase (6.4)
4. Apple GarageBand (6.3)
5. Ableton Live (6.2)
6. Adobe Audition (5.7)
7. Cakewalk Sonar (3.9)
8. Apple Logic (3.1)
9. MOTU Digital Performer (2.0)
10. Band-in-a-Box (1.8)            

This index is based on a quarterly moving average of annual Internet search activity on Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL. Collectively these 4 search engines represent approximately 95 percent of the searches on the Internet.

Over 100 search terms are used to construct this index, and 15 music software products are tracked. Current quarter data is also included for comparison. The following table shows a complete list of the products tracked as well as the changes in their annual average ranking from the prior quarter.

PRODUCT (RANK CHANGE)
1. Avid Pro Tools (0)
2. FL Studio (0)
3. Steinberg Cubase (0)
4. Apple GarageBand (2)
5. Ableton Live (2)
6. Adobe Audition (-1)
7. Cakewalk Sonar (-3)
8. Apple Logic (0)
9. MOTU Digital Performer (0)
10. Band-in-a-Box (0)
11. Steinberg Wavelab (0)
12. Sony Acid (1)
13. Sony Sound Forge (-1)
14. Steinberg Nuendo (0)
15. Propellerhead Reason (0)    

Additional details on the results of the Music Software Popularity Index are available at the Digital Music Doctor website, http://www.digitalmusicdoctor.com/reviews/musicblog/

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