Digital Audio Workstations, also known as DAWs, are common in almost any studio these days. They are typically defined as having some ability to record, manipulate, and play back audio recordings or samples. In their early days Digital Audio Workstations were primarily considered editing stations. Material was taken from the primary recording media (usually tape) and dumped into one of these systems for editing, and then returned to the original media for the remainder of the project. Nowadays Digital Audio Workstations can act as an entire recording studio with all mixing, processing, and mastering on one computer.