I might switch soon
But not abandon my current DAWs (Cubase and Reason), only seeing how good is Live 9 Standard for me now.
I bought it yesterday and could finish about 1/4 of the song in my head in about 2 hours, which is a great for me! Now the reasons I'm with Live (again!) are:
- I took a break from making music for few months, now I return with a fresh mind, so I wanted a fast workflow, faster than Cubase and/or Reason. Especially in the beginning (composing and capturing ideas). Live is great in this. I captured fast some Bass lines and Drums (with alternatives that I'll decide later what to do with them). I also put a simple effect clip.
- I felt I need a DAW with a simple and friendly protection. Live is better here also
- All my midi controllers connected and worked with minimum setup.
There are few negatives, like I can't review the midi files (Drum patterns). I can't hear them with the actual instrument. But, I used Addictive Drums patterns this time instead midi files, so it was OK. Reason stays of course, but I might get rid of Cubase later
I don't have a problem really with the CPU in Live as I'm not using heavy CPU instruments or effects. Let's see how the things go on as I like the simple GUI and the excellent workflow in Live