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Circus
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2 posts since 27 Aug, 2016

Postby Circus; Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:28 pm Which DAW do you wish you started on?

We all have our favourites but which one do you wish you developed your habits on, or would recommend to a you starting today, or even several months from now?
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e@rs
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3233 posts since 15 Dec, 2011, from Bucharest, Romania

Postby e@rs; Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:06 pm Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

Renoise.
xbitz
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1833 posts since 3 Oct, 2013, from Budapest

Postby xbitz; Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:41 pm Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

"Where we're workarounding, we don't NEED features." - powermat
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stardustmedia
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1594 posts since 12 Dec, 2012, from Switzerland

Postby stardustmedia; Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:52 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

None really. I worked with Cubase, then Protools, now Logic. I know and see a lot of people using Ableton.

After 24 years of making music, I tell the people to test them out personally and choose the one that seems to fit them best. Probably they will change later, when they have more experience. Mostly likely after the second change they will stick to that DAW and that's just fine.

You can achieve pro results with all DAWs, so it's just personal taste. Important is to know your DAW inside out and work with it fast.
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xbitz
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1833 posts since 3 Oct, 2013, from Budapest

Postby xbitz; Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:25 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

otherwise I would choose Bitwig, Brian Bollman created huuge content about it, and has a nice free intro series about all the needed things on
https://www.sormena.org/courses/
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EnochLight
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702 posts since 20 Mar, 2012, from Detroit, MI

Postby EnochLight; Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:25 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

Started out on Cool Edit Pro in the late 90's (which was technically just a multitrack audio recording app with no plugin support at all), but then added Reason. Honestly, I wouldn't change anything at all today or then. Learned a lot.

As far as what I would recommend to anyone starting out, it really would depend on what they are comfortable with.
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chk071
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13806 posts since 10 Apr, 2010, from Germany

Postby chk071; Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:29 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

stardustmedia wrote:None really.

Same. I think i started with Fruity Loops, then used Reason occasionally, and then, at some point, bought a mag with Cubase LE on it, updated that to Elements, got Artist at some point, and now i mainly use Studio One 3 Pro, which i upgraded to from a used copy of Studio One 2 Producer. I'm planning to sell Cubase Artist, and focus completely on Studio One 3. I just like some things better than in Cubase (e.g. setting up MIDI surfaces, managing insert and send effects, managing virtual instruments, less windows etc.), and it also needs less mouse clicks for me.
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VELLTONE MUSIC
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135 posts since 18 Sep, 2017, from Bulgaria

Postby VELLTONE MUSIC; Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:24 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

Cubase LE - Free with many soundcards and super intuitive :)
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thecontrolcentre
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21360 posts since 27 Jul, 2005, from the wilds of wanny

Postby thecontrolcentre; Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:55 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

I wish I had got into Live earlier than I did. I started with v5 after struggling with Acid Pro for a while. Before that it was Pro12, then Cubase on an Atari STe ... It was vst support in Live that made me switch.
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rod_zero
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2555 posts since 28 Jan, 2011, from MEXICO

Postby rod_zero; Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:07 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

I wish I had started with Live, I first got into this with cubase and then reaper. I didn't get anything done because they were, for me, so unintuitive.
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dark water
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575 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Postby dark water; Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:19 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

Pro Tools - then I'd be a real industry producer.



In all truth, Logic is the one I've always coveted, like my neighbour's ass, as imho it's got a great set of features. But I don't have a Mac.
Either way, I'm happy with Ableton 8 and Reason 4 (rewired) though. Offers all I need.
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Numanoid
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25999 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from a star near where you are

Postby Numanoid; Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:21 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

Wish I had got myself an Atari ST, and Cubase in the early 90's
garryknight
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1029 posts since 6 Jan, 2015, from London, England

Postby garryknight; Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:54 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

The one I use now: Studio One. Since I mostly track MIDI, it suits my workflow far more than Reaper (more complicated) or Ableton Live (too performance-oriented, don't like the interface).
Sailor16
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Postby Sailor16; Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:13 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

I'll also say: Renoise.

What a fantastic masterpiece of software!!!!!!!!! :love: :clap: :party:

I've used all DAWs on the planet. Renoise is the only one that makes me smile today.

However, I hear the developer is having a pause on the Renoise project and is focusing on some other secret project for some time. Can't wait to hear some news about that other project and hopefully we'll also see some important updates to Renoise in the next years to come.
xbitz
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1833 posts since 3 Oct, 2013, from Budapest

Postby xbitz; Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:50 am Re: Which DAW do you wish you started on?

garryknight wrote:The one I use now: Studio One. Since I mostly track MIDI, it suits my workflow far more than Reaper (more complicated) or Ableton Live (too performance-oriented, don't like the interface).


checking the demo and can't see it, has S1 global audio/MIDI transpose track which can be transformed/snapped to some scale (with shared clips)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmEjk8RtnwY

I can see only per track/clip transpose in S1 without auto scale snapping possibilities (I know about the one in the editor, but not want to change the position of the MIDI notes in clips, just cloned one to n instances ... ahh check the video :) )
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