MusicTech has recently released a beginners section for to those who are new to the audio recording. They thought it would be best to start with the central piece of any recording studio doing multi-track recording, the Digital Audio Workstation – better known as the DAW.
Trivia: DAW’s were once called sequencers: a component whether software or hardware that enables you to make tunes by sequencing or arranging notes. They were first made popular and possible by computers.
MIDI or Musical Digital Interface is what was and is still being used today to record many of those digital notes to your DAW’s to create sequences to your desire.
Here is the link to MusicTech’s guide to DAWs: http://www.musictech.net/2017/06/complete-guide-daws-part-1/