Great idea for a thread!
Likewise I use my MacBook for everything I do! Here’s some of the recording and editing software that I use on a regular basis:
I use Logic whenever I need to record audio or MIDI channels. The main reason I use Logic over say Apple’s default GarageBand is because the latter does not allow me to export my MIDI creations.
For PianoGroove lessons we utilise MIDI for the light up keyboard and so that’s one reason I have always used Logic.
There are many other DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) on the market such as ProTools, Reason, Cubase Ableton, but I don’t have any experience with them. Perhaps other students have used them and can share their thoughts.
For video editing I use ScreenFlow which is somewhat limited in functionality compared to other video editing software such as Premier Pro, or Final Cut Pro. However, I find ScreenFlow to be more than sufficient for my needs.
The interface is quite simple and intuitive to use and it’s easy to add things like text layers and annotations. For me the key benefit is that the learning curve of using the software is not as steep as the other video editing suites mentioned above.
The functionality of ScreenFlow is somewhat limited - particularly in the realm of transitions and other effects - but I find that I can still create professions-looking videos using the software.