I need help choosing an Audulus AU compatible DAW for Mac. I have tested a couple different trial versions, and I am looking to make all kinds of music, however, my main interests lie in variations of I guess what would be considered SynthWave and DubStep inspired creations. I started out with Bitwig Studio, which is super capable, but it is not compatible with AU at all, so that makes it a no go for me if I cannot use it with Audulus. Next, I tried REAPER, which is capable, it seems and has no lack of docs to tell you how to use it. Last, I was able to get ahold of a trial/limited version of Ableton, but since this full version is much more than I can possibly afford atm, I will not even be considering it as a prospect.
I am now torn between REAPER and Logic Pro X for my Mac as a DAW to integrate the AU functionality of Audulus into. I just wanted to get the opinions of some of the more experienced users here, and find out between the two which I have narrowed down my options I should go with as I have read a lot of great, and also some mixed reviews on Logic and I like what I see, but there is no trial version of it, so if I buy and hate it (even though the features I have read about seem very appealing), I am stuck with it and out $200. Can anyone provide some more information perhaps that will make my decision easier? I searched online a lot today, but couldn’t really find a direct comparison. Any and all info is appreciated. Thanks!