Battery has no sequencer at all, it's hard for me to consider it a drum machine. Consider hardware, a Simmons electronic drum kit is never called a drum machine, and I cannot think of one thing I've ever called a drum machine that had no sequencer.BONES wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:33 pmIs that all it's meant to be? To me it seems like a fairly well equipped sequencer. It feels about as much like drum machine as FL Studio does. I'd have thought Battery was NI's drum machine.
Yes, there's a good argument that Maschine, MPC2 etc. are more than drum machines. The legacy is hard to deny though, Maschine Studio, MKII, Mikro, all are basically modeled after MPCs VS Komplete Kontrol keyboards being sold without Maschine... MPCs also had sequencers powerful enough for hardware synths and MIDI connections etc.
Maybe but that's a fairly easy thing to get around if you really need to. In 37 years of song writing, I'v needed to do that exactly once and I don't think I actually did by changing the time signature, just by working out how many bars of 3/4 I'd need to mesh properly with the 4/4 around it.I've owned it for years, the main flaw is it cannot do more than one time signature in it's song timeline. It fails at doing what drum machines from the 1980's could do.
THere's a little bit of confirmation bias here, I don't need X feature so therefore. I use DP, a lot of film composers use DP, they like tablature improvements to DP, I support that because it's useful not because I need it. I can easily do odd time signatures in AKAI's MPC2, as well as rearrange the sequence of patterns quickly on the fly to finalize a song, so I use MPC2 over Maschine. In many ways Maschine is more advanced, but it's core song mode is weak.I don't see a problem there, that requirement is covered in plenty of other applications.It's sequencer doesn't allow for live pattern jamming as well. So you're stuck mousing arrangements around.
I think this is a case where you're thinking "modern DAW" means all the features etc. Bitwig and Maschine adhere to modern UX standards, Cubase does as well, but in the bigger picture work flow wise it's much more of a linear sequencer type environment VS Bitwig and Maschines pattern based approaches. All of this is marketing BS on the part of Bitwig, Maschine, Live etc. Yes, some modern UX things can separate an older DAW like Cubase, DP, Logic PT etc. from these other DAWs, but more adherence to WYSIWYG and other typical techniques to get you running quickly aren't going to keep you around ten years later. I don't think any off these DAWs are bad, but it's not like any DAW is truly "modern" or more likely to make you sound "modern"What makes bigwig a "modern DAW"? I bought it thinking it might be that but I didn't enjoy the experience much. OTOH, Cubase feels like a thoroughly modern DAW to me. I realise there is a lot of legacy stuff in there as well but coming at it as a newbie in 2019, it feels really slick and modern compared to Orion (obviously), Bitwig or Maschine.