here's an example of why I would say that this is an excellent DAW:
here is a user-created Grid FX based preset that emulates a tape deck:
notice the macro controls (to the left) and the modulators (in the middle) these controls are able to control things within the grid patch:
and parameters for the pre-fx:
and the post-fx:
modulators can be knobs, LFOs, envelopes and many other things. Macros and modulators can have a one-to-many mapping, mappings can be run through other modulators for scaling or combination (with math operators, even) with other macro or mod settings.
In this way you can build patches and presets that don't just have the potential to, say, emulate a cassette deck, but that have their controls very finely tuned to do this just the way you want to, and then you can save this as a preset, which saves pre-fx, grid patch, post fx, all the mappings, etc, in one file. You can set the preset up to hide or show any complexity you want.
Now think of this power in the context of an MPE controlled instrument. Your MPE parameter curves can be very finely tuned, in the preset, in a way just not possible anywhere else right now, along with other modulators, macro controls, etc, all configurable to such a level of detail that it is pretty crazy, and that whole shebang can be saved and reused, revised, checked into GitHub, whatever you want.
Now I know that you might say "ableton can do the same thing," and that is kind of true, but with the note receiver and audio receiver modules, fx layers, the grid, the insert slots in a lot of plugins for inserting additional effects or grid instances (as in the feedback loop of the delay) plus the mapping, and the way this can create complex, self contained patches that can be viewed and edited in an easy, clear and sane way, plus the full MPE support, deeper than pretty much anything out there... plus the poly grid providing a true polyphonic modular environment with a seriously mature initial implementation and more on the way... there's a lot to be excited about and I think a fair amount that we've not seen before on offer here -- and a lot that has been on offer better integrated here than I've seen elsewhere.
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