BONES wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:12 am
WasteLand wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:04 am
they complement eachother. i work differently within each DAW, other songs, sounds are created.
How does that work? You make sounds with the same plugins, regardless of host, and mixing and effects work the same way in any of them.
i can do it also in cubase, but working in ableton, simpler has its merits, other sounds.
What could be simpler than Cubase? That's what really grabbed me when I first tried it - how quick and easy it is.
i love to work in maschine, the ideas view and the arrangment view are nicely tied together.
I hadn't started Maschine in a couple of years until I read this. I'd only ever used it to preview the mountains of content that came with the bundle I got with the Maschine Mikro I bought and never really used it for anything else. It never looked to me like it could be a serious composition and production tool but I just watched a couple of YT vids and I discover it has this Ideas View and a mixer. I am pretty sure I didn't know about either until now.
All of which goes to show how little interest I have in working in other hosts, although if I'd known all this, maybe I could have saved a few hundred by not buying Cubase? Oh well, it is much easier/better for me to waste money than time.
that is what i mean with the discussion. what works for you, works for you.
i use mainly the devices in ableton, when i use ableton... as i already stated...
the simpler is the most used.. also the operator and analog. and effect devices of course.
yes cubase is great, my main daw. but for pattern based projects i go to ableton or maschine, maschine was first, (before ableton) and got me right away. how i make samples, and re-edit them, and o well. i first made music in cooledit pro, long time ago, not the multi-track stuff i used.
i used the sampler editor. made loops with it, dubbed them. tape machine like.
the same workflow i can do in maschine.
how does that work, they complement eachother, listen to my music and see where it is made in....
i know how it works. if have sounds, from a soft synth (i program the synths myself), i play something add some effects.. sample it. edit it. not always of course.
the track i making now is completely in cubase, with all the sounddesign within cubase, no resampling. a version can listened to on soundcloud.
i didn't say it was necessary. but i am reasonable. if you say, that i suggest, you must have more DAW's, you are quite wrong.
it is your workflow, your studio.
i like a ITB studio, i work fully ITB (yes a microphone, and a guitar.. but still ITB...), with many options.
but i also like the workflow in ableton and maschine (which is powerfull, if you use it... powerfull.. if it is not your thing, then ok.. for me it has given me songs, maschine is for the heavy stuff, ableton for the more subtle stuff, cubase for both... and i use maschine standalone, and then i use it as a plugin in cubase. most of tracks are there for song. i put some more tracks on top of it. and vocals.).
i like it, simple as that. i must point again, i start from sounds, only drumkits i use from libraries. so maschine i use as a maschine. but most times the drums are my own samples.
it is almost if i must defend myself. i never thought i would own more than 1 one DAW. now i do, me like. it gives my so much pleasure and results! and sometimes i use ableton for making samples i use in cubase, and sometimes i use cubase to make samples that i use in maschine or ableton...
the same plugins or effects, in other DAW, with another worklfow... also gives other results..
but mainly in tend to stay with the stock plugins of ableton and maschine. although in ableton i use more and more third party plugins. you must see it how i work, how to explain a process, that takes days. i jump around from program to program.
i use spectralayers pro 6 for sounddesign, for example, or use LION, Ds thorn, the arturia synths, etc. etc. and yes use it in simpler. etc. etc.
and sometimes i use the synths only. so many possibilities, i do not drown... i can swim..
DISCLAIMER: this can be an endless discussion. this is the way i work, and i like it. i use it, it gives me great results. not only the DAW's are important, the soft synths i use, and the collection of effects, i have. and samples! samples! my own samples, field recording..