Best DAW?

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  1. sonic6k

    sonic6k Registered Member

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    Hello!

    I would like to hear your opinions about some of the most known Digital Audio Workstations, their features, usability, etc.. And also please tell if the program is worth the money :ninja:

    The "good" DAWs that I know of are:
    FL Studio, Cubase, Pro Tools, Sonar, energyXT2, Ableton

    If anyone could please help me find a good DAW I would appreciate it alot!
     
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    There are tons of DAW software. First, you should determine your necessities and the compatibility with your hardware.
    Some good open source/shareware alternatives are:
    - Reaper
    - Ardour
    - Audacity
     
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    Let's see.. The DAW should be simple to use and have a matrix/piano-roll editor with MIDI support. VSTi/DSSI support would be good too. But I would like not to get special I/O hardware for the program to work (like Pro Tools) and I would prefer something that doesn't need a dongle (like Cubase).. And if it's for Linux then it is better (I have already tried Ardour, Rosegarden, MusE, Brahms, seq24, Wired, LMMS and energyXT2, but either they didn't work or I didn't like them or they didn't have the necessary features..).. Oh and if it's for Linux, then I would prefer it not to rely on JACK, because JACK doesn't want to work with ALSA's dmix plugin enabled.

    I downloaded Reaper today and didn't like its interface, and using MIDI in Reaper seems to be limited. On my Linux partition I have had Ardour installed for a long time, but have never got it to work because JACK doesn't want to work (I came to the conclusion that it is due to ALSA's dmix plugin which I use).. and Audacity doesn't have MIDI functions..

    Thanks for the suggestions though.. but it seems that I would need to make my own DAW, but I'm not enough musical to understand all this stuff (DSP, FFT, dB, etc..).. Oh and I also tried Wired today on my Linux partition (http://wired.epitech.net/) but it didn't have the necessary MIDI functions :(

    FL Studio is from all which I have tried quite good, but the interface is hard to use, I prefer an interface more like Rosegarden/Cubase..
     
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    Well, I'd suggest you to try Ableton Live and Traktor if you like FL Studio.
     
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    Thanks for your suggestion! I will try Ableton right away :)
     
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    Holy **** :eek:
     
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    Thousands of dollars worth of equipment :eek: :eek:
     
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    By the way, I was able to install Ableton Live Demo and I am really impressed! The interface is perfect and it seems to have really good MIDI functionality :)
    Thank you again! I think I am going to purchase Ableton Live :eek:
     
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    You're welcome :thumb:
     
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    I bought the boxed version of Ableton Live 6 so I get the Essential Instrument Collection too :)
    I just hope the delivery won't take long, because I am going to explode of new ideas :D
     
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    the BBC have better equipment for sound editing.
    i went to the BBC the other day on a college trip so i know=D
    forgot to take photos thou
    lodore
     
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    lodore,
    That's a mastering studio, not a recording/mixing/editing studio.
     
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    But I bet with you that BBC's studio doesn't have software capable of simple MIDI editing :D
     
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