Audio production refers to lots of different things. In general, it applies to audio engineering sciences, which deal with recording and reproducing sound via mechanical and electronic means. Audio production is in lots of areas from voice over work to dubbing, and musical recordings. Audio production is an exciting, thriving field. But it's not dominated by a handful of music industry insiders anymore. Today there are software programs available to consumers that allow them to produce their own music, sometimes at studio quality. Buy purchasing these computer programs, consumers can turn their home laptops into personal studios and give the pros a run for their money. Recording artist Moby famously created his hit album 'Play' using home audio production equipment only. Some of the top selling audio production software includes the following: Ableton Live, Reason, KORE, FL Studio, Pro Tools M-Powered, Sonar, Apple Logical Express, ACID Music Studio, n-Track, and Samplitude Music Studio. These programs allow users to upload their own content, sample other artists into their original work, and even edit their own personal music videos. There are some laptops that are ideal for musical production. Consumers interested in home audio production may want to visit their local Apple retailer because Macbooks receive excellent consumer satisfaction ratings in this area. For shoppers on a budget, Macbooks are probably too expensive. Other good brands for audio production include Dell, Toshiba, and Sony. Still, anyone seriously interested in audio production should visit their local electronics store to discuss tech specs and sound cards.