Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

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Caine123
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6254 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:22 am

When i watch videos on youtube how easy, with great quality warping etc the audio editing is i wonder if it is the best daw for it? Or is it bullshit? What are your opinions? As a fl studio user i always find  audio  Editing a pain and use mostly 3rd party samplers.
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Yorrrrrr
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955 posts since 25 Sep, 2011 from Colombia

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:24 am

Yes. To me, at least. It fulfills all my audio manipulation needs.
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NAD
KVRian
1249 posts since 28 Jan, 2004

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:02 pm

Nah....
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Forgotten
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11474 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:03 pm

Depends on what you want to do and what you mean by "best".

The warping is very good in Live though.

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thecontrolcentre
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27425 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:14 pm

It's the best one for me YMMV :)

apoclypse
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277 posts since 17 Oct, 2018

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:16 pm

I'd say no. If all you want to do is warp the audio, it's pretty good. If you want to do things like takes and comping, tuning the audio (Melodyne style) etc. it's quite tedious to do in Ableton.
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stillshaded
KVRian
695 posts since 18 Apr, 2011

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:21 pm

I like Reaper.. item FX ftw. And about a million other things.

Ableton is best for live audio manipulation as in tweaking with a controller, but not best at audio editing by a long shot.

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Forgotten
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11474 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:26 pm

Well that's Reaper out of the way, all we need now is for someone to do the same with Bitwig...

vitocorleone123
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535 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:27 pm

apoclypse wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:16 pm
I'd say no. If all you want to do is warp the audio, it's pretty good. If you want to do things like takes and comping, tuning the audio (Melodyne style) etc. it's quite tedious to do in Ableton.
Yep. Tracktion Waveform is surprisingly good at that aspect (takes and comping). There’s others as well far better then Ableton at that, too.

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melomood
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560 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:29 pm

Live is dead easy for takes & comping if you know how to work with it

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antic604
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5087 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:31 pm

Forgotten wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:26 pm
Well that's Reaper out of the way, all we need now is for someone to do the same with Bitwig...
Bitwig pretty much sucks for audio editing. Sorry to disappoint you...
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Caine123
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6254 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:52 pm

Hey guys sorry i needed to be more specific. Especially with mangling samples. I saw how easy someone showed on youtube a dubsteb tutorial making drops and so one with a sample pitching, warping, taking a portion of it and stretching, copy paate etc. Also building a nice texture and blending. It looked so easy and fluid i love sound designing with mangling samples and this sounded great i will look for the vid again

starting 40 mins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhQrKWj1HiY
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dupont
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923 posts since 23 Jun, 2007

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:19 pm

Reaper is best for audio editing than Live.

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DJ Warmonger
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3787 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:04 am

Hey guys sorry i needed to be more specific. Especially with mangling samples. I saw how easy someone showed on youtube a dubsteb tutorial making drops and so one with a sample pitching, warping, taking a portion of it and stretching, copy paate etc. Also building a nice texture and blending.
Well, I did some just yesterday. Ableton is certainly handy when it comes to little arrangement tweaks once bounced to audio. Also sample warping turned out to be great way to help FX sit in the mix.
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paradiddle
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Re: Is ABLETON the best daw for audio manipluation?

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:12 am

For me ableton is the most convenient as far as manipulating audio/samples.

1)Taking bits of audio from a track and dropping it in both sampler is a matter of seconds.
2) resampling one track to another is a few clicks away.
3)any track you freeze, you can grab the audio and drop it anywhere then unfreezes the track, fiddle and repeat.
4) different warp modes allow you to screw the sound up pretty good.
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