Kalamata Kid wrote:First, thanks you for the earlier lengthy post.
Please take this as a friendly criticism. Instead of negative why not be positive and offer a term that will more correctly describes my position. Usually when I use the term modular environment I usually add "as in Bidule" to give clarity to the term and distinguish it for the others. This time I omitted Bidule but from my list on might understand what I meant by modular environment. Granted I could have have written modular environment with visible cables connecting the modules as in Bidule, Metaplugin and Mux.
Yeah, sorry for that
I don't think there's specific term for "modular with cables" so let's just end there. What actually triggered my response was the fact, that you've listed a lot of DAWs and authoritatively grouped them by a feature you labelled wrong. Whereas what the OP was asking for was this:
apondinthestream wrote:What does your DAW not have that you wished it did have - particularly things that are common in other DAWs?
I totally get his point! When I was purchasing Live 9 in Jan '17 I was convinced
it has alias / ghost clips, since it's the go-to DAW for 'repetitive', loop-based electronic music. I've not even checked this, because it was - for me - obvious
it has this feature. Imagine my shock when I learned that it doesn't, whereas all the traditional, tape-recording inspired DAWs like Cubase, Logic or Studio One have this!
So, the OP was asking exactly this - which feature, that you'd think is obvious to have in a DAW in 2017, your DAW doesn't have. Full modular environment (with cables or not) is not such a thing, because it's unique to selected few DAWs and it's among the top things always mentioned and underlined in promotional materials, reviews, etc. Almost every DAW on the market has its own 'specialty': Cubase has global chord track and unparalleled MIDI editing, Reason has the rack and cables, Live has Session View and Push, Bitwig has universal modulation system, FL Studio has patterns and ...lifetime free updates, Reaper is flexible and malleable, Pro Tools is the professional studio standard, etc. I don't think OP was asking for those things, because they're hard to miss when one is looking for new DAW - they're their selling point, the "marquee feature" so to speak.
So let's focus on this, instead of trying to list and compare several DAWs we might not know very well with respect to the features we don't know much about either.