DAWs that run from USB or online

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Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
11280 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:36 am

For reasons I'm currently too angry to explain I have needed to travel with only my work PC (i.e., no personal computer).

The work PC is very well locked down but more importantly it's strictly forbidden to install anything on it other than the programs from the internal software centre.

That said, I cannot not make music for the next few days so I need something that can either run online or on a USB stick.

The ideal would be a basic DAW that allows simple dll files as plugins.

Is there anything like it out there?
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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BertKoor
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11037 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:46 am

There's one I immediately thought of when thinking of a USB portable DAW, and whaddayaknow ...
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vurt
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44286 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:48 am

BertKoor wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:46 am
There's one I immediately thought of when thinking of a USB portable DAW, and whaddayaknow ...
one day, it had to be the actual answer.
:party:

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
11280 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:53 am

FFS I knew Reaper would be suggested. Thanks for the suggestion :tu:

So far it's top of the list :hihi:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

lobanov
KVRist
342 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:56 am

Actual answer is: MuTools Mulab!

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
11280 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:58 am

:hyper:

So we do indeed have some solutions.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

Passing Bye
KVRian
633 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:00 am

MuLab from https://www.mutools.com

But it seems new version is just an demo with actual time restriction, there's no free 4 track version anymore with noise when you exceed the limitations.

drdriller
KVRist
187 posts since 6 Feb, 2017

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:17 am

at work i use mulab (usb) or odesi (web)

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AsPeeXXXVIII
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435 posts since 17 Aug, 2015 from Finland

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:25 am

I was going to mention REAPER, but apparently I was beaten to it.
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KVRAF
11280 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:29 am

I starting to be swayed toward Reaper because I should put all my money into repairing the blasted DAW.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
23901 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:35 am

Ohm studio ...

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pljones
KVRAF
6456 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:00 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:35 am
Ohm studio ...
Needed installing, last time I tried it.

SoundPorn
KVRian
768 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:36 pm

Reaper is really you're the only option if you want a serious DAW that you can use free. Also check out Bandlab for online.

chk071
KVRAF
19844 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:38 pm

Pro Tools runs from USB or online... at least the copy protection. :D

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Obicere
KVRist
40 posts since 22 Mar, 2016

Re: DAWs that run from USB or online

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:42 am

Reaper is solid and extremely flexible, also runs on Linux.

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