Whats The Best Value All In One Daw Solution Today ?

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KVRAF
2428 posts since 30 Dec, 2014

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:27 pm

Take Your Pick...
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KVRAF

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2428 posts since 30 Dec, 2014

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:02 pm

I'll pick this one. (Available for Windows Linux & Mac)

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KVRist
142 posts since 29 Dec, 2019

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:38 pm

Base DAW: Cakewalk by BandLab
1st Runner Up: REAPER (X-Plat)
Second Runner Up: GarageBand - Seamless progression to Logic Pro.

Package Deal: Apple's Logic Pro (macOS)
1st Runner Up: Studio One - Constant Sales for both the DAW and Add-Ons
2nd Runer Up: MixCraft Pro Studio - Decent package, esp. for hobbyists.

KVRist
486 posts since 15 Feb, 2005

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:13 pm

ignoring the freeware ones...which is a lot
1. Tracktion
2. Mulab / Reaper (tie)
3. FL Studio

I would put FL in one of the first two slots, but you don't get edison until the 200$ price point, and you don't get newtone or directwave until the 300$ price point...the value isn't immediate...its amortized from free lifetime updates...unless they renege on that eventually...Tracktion and Mulab are missing a convolution processor, and I can't put Mixcraft on the list without a full function sampler at that price point.

that said, if you are on Mac, I don't think anybody can beat the value of logic, but that's because its being subsidized by the markup on the hardware,...so I doubt anybody ever will
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KVRAF
2895 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:53 pm

I think a Reason+ or Presonus Sphere subscription seems a value too . I'm not a subscriber of either .

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KVRAF
3042 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:16 pm

THE INTRANCER wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:02 pm
I'll pick this one. (Available for Windows Linux & Mac)

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Ardour?
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

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KVRAF
4475 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:25 pm


KVRAF
1651 posts since 11 Jun, 2005 from Phoenix, Arizona

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:29 pm

For a long time I've thought Logic and FLS were pretty good value for the money. I own neither.

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KVRAF
4475 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:01 pm

UncleAge wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:29 pm
For a long time I've thought Logic and FLS were pretty good value for the money. I own neither.
what do u use UncleAge?

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KVRAF
10163 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:03 pm

THE INTRANCER wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:27 pm
Take Your Pick...
No

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KVRAF
3794 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:22 pm

It could be any
'Best Value' is the features you need and no extra clutter
buying happiness

KVRAF
1747 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:25 pm

why d'you wan'ta know dat shit for, are you in the market for a new daw?

KVRAF
3433 posts since 3 Oct, 2013 from Budapest

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:10 pm

if I would have to start now and would like to use non pirated software

S1v5 from splice https://splice.com/daws/38892279-studio ... y-presonus
+ Sylenth1 https://www.lennardigital.com/store/ and/or Serum
https://splice.com/plugins/15493-serum- ... er-records
+ Lethal https://plugins.landr.com/en/product/lethal-audio/

in rent-to-own construction, around 30$ per month would be acceptable for me

+ the free ones
T-Force Alpha
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2wmfedmp8af7m ... 0.zip?dl=0
4 TUNE
https://www.noizefield.com/products/4-tune
Vital
https://vital.audio/#getvital
Surge from above
comes to mind first
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KVRAF
7611 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:12 pm

For Mac, Logic Pro of course!
For Windows, I believe that Studio One Artist v5 is the best value for money @ $99!
For Linux, Bitwig Studio because it has everything.

For me, It's Bitwig Studio overall because I need very few additional instruments and synths. It also run on the 3 major OSes, so I'm not tied to any OS (at least when it comes to music).

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KVRist
359 posts since 17 Sep, 2020

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:27 pm

Reaper or logic?

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