review for energyXT 2.7.
the fastest route between intent and composition. clean. minimal. tidy. lean not sprawl. about everything can be done with a left/right click pointer, basic and thus functional.
as a synth developer i mostly use my own VST and found it solid and reliable for years. absolutely sufficient for my purposes, possibly for composers who prefer the core process to simply support their selection of hosted processes. that is the beauty of energyXT that earns the devotion.
it does what i want a host to do. and that is all.
recently using 3.0, which doesn't seem to support vst3, but my VST 2.4 plugins work on windows 10 64-bit, it's nice not to lose decades of work. it always seems strange that this type of aesthetic is so hard to find.Read Review
i hoped this would be a nice lightweight VST host / seq.....
but it will only run 32-bit plugins.Read Review
EnergyXT is a great piece of DAW.
And I say that after working with it for 7 years and having tried many others and watched yt videos of almost every other DAW widely used. The functionality in terms of number of features can be discussed, there are definitely some missing that some consider essential and are common with most leading DAWs, but there are also some that eXT users use very much but are really unique to eXT, so unknown to others.
Probably the worst thing about eXT is its (public) reputation, or better, lack of it. Like, for example, this thread, the list of evaluations. The last eval here was written 10yrs+ ago. This is terrible! Not that it just seems nobody is using it, I know there are several users, but the last eval is about a dissapointment because the V2 is not an upgrade of V1. That could be called a marketing mistake from the designer but somebody should explain that here, or at least the author could call it for what it is. And unfortunately it seems that people loved V1 (I haven't tried it) and somehow got discontinued. However, the V2 evolved over time to V3 and now we have a decent and in some aspects a uniqely special DAW - IDEAL FOR AMATEURS with low budget - and not in any negative aspect of the word.
The GUI and usabilty are in most areas unmatchingly good. Of course this is felt only after you have used for a while. And then if for some reason you want to go somewhere else you just realize how valuable its usabilty is:
I just tried to list some special features that are really well implemented and distinguish EnergyXT in the huge DAW world.Read Review