Mostly a FYI for PC owners; Apple users won’t be interested in this as we are already covered with the (excellent) GarageBand.
BandLab just made the old-school Cakewalk Sonar DAW free earlier this year. It’s the full DAW, not a lite version like Pro Tools First or Cubase LE. It looks to me like it is easily of similar capability to GarageBand; probably sits somewhere between GarageBand and Logic, actually. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a GarageBand-like free program on Windows:
I discovered this yesterday as I wanted to record something and do some quick editing on my PC while my wife was using my Mac.