Short version: Anyone use HW midi gear and switched from Live 9 vs Cubase 7? What were your thoughts and experiences?
Bitta Background: Cut my teeth on what was then Fruityloops, moved on to Cubase SX 2 then onto Cubase SL3 (when it was current) then ultimately Ableton Live and have been keen live user ever since now on vers 9
My Current situation: However I have recently got into more of the hardware side of things and have a few hw synths such as NL2 and DSI Evolver + more and outboard FX that I would like to get more out of. Live seems limited in what I can do midi wise with my external gear.
- I love the drop an external instrument / fx to the console and just start using it.
The accessibility of samples and auto tempo stretch when dropping loops in
The session view to arrangement view synergy
The very quick loop possibilities
It's EDM focus (what I produce)
Its rapid results
I'm currently trying out Cubase 7 Elements trial along with Sonar X3 just to see what other daw's are doing nowadays since my Cubase Sl3 days.
- Cubase with it's Audio track and Midi track setup annoyances yet also brings with it the midi flexibility I'm craving.
Hate to say it but in real time playback for me Cubase does sound more pristine
Cubases built in parametric channel strip EQ's sound really nice and are a nice bonus
The built in FX also seem/sound more polished.
Still toying at the mo but has anyone else ever made the switch from Live to Cubase ?
What are your thoughts? For me it may just be a case of the DAW blues but it never hurts to see what the competition are putting out and would welcome your thoughts none the less.