This is very basic but could help guys who recording process is getting painful.
I use a new hd(formatted) to every new project.
As I use one for OS and another one for files, I format both, this way OS is always clear, no bugs or "ghost" files causing weird things.
It's better having a puter only for recording(no internet, no antivirus and other programs), this way processing is 100% focused on recording.
But if you use only 1 computer for everything at least use a separate hd for recording, keep it always new(formatted), everytime you finished a song(project), back it up thend format it, re install OS and everything is brand new.
These could solve some DAW/plugins problems.
I hear a lot of people complaining like pro tools/cubase/whatever daw is not working properly or when they changed to another daw everything worked so the older daw had a problem, wrong, the majority of problems are caused by your computer, if a daw is not working properly in your computer, the problem is your computer configuration and not daw itself, come'n just because any daw doesn't work properly in your puter, it doesn't mean it's the same in all computers around the world.
How many times I read this kind of thing:
(example) "I used pro tools for 10 years and it was a problem, when I moved to cubase everything worked perfectly".
The problem wasn't pro tools but your computer configuration cause pro tools works on another puters
Another thing is which daw sounds better?
Nonsense cause daws don't have sound, they just manage files the way you tell them to do it, of course when you use its plugins then you're changing sound so if any daw has bad plugins then when you use them you could make everything sound bad but only daw itself doesn't have sound, import any audio file to any daw(don't use any plugins) and play it,
it has to sound just like if you were playing it with any player.
A brand new hd(formatted) is always a good thing and works faster.
I hope this basic thing will help you fixing some problems