My perfect host would be one with a whole lot of stuff removed, not two lots of stuff added together.
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:14 pm
They've got a roadmap/vision, and they're sticking to it. In fact, Justin seems to adhering very closely to his vision in my opinion (tool-less design, actions for everything, customize it yourself).
Well, maybe he learned a lesson but it's too late for me, I really don't care. We've changed hosts twice in the last 2 or 3 years, I am not interested in changing again, unless someone came out with something no-one else was doing - a host with LESS features. My favourite developer would be one who removed bloat, rather than keep adding stuff. What I really want is just the basics, implemented well, like Orion was. I don't need tool-less design or actions for everything and I absolutely don't want to have to f**k around customising it just so I can use it.
I can work faster in Reaper.
You mention this several times. Why is speed important? I am mostly interested in simplicity - the fewest number of steps, maintaining the purity of the process, which I probably characterise as "fast" sometimes, but speed is not what I am after. Given that it takes me at least 6 months of tweaking (with a bit of twerking, of course) to finish a song, I don't see any need at all for speed.
But it took work to get there. Studio One hands you a bunch of features and they're usually built in an intuitive enough way that a lot of users will be willing to deal with limitations
"? This isn't rocket science, you know, it's a pretty simple process. People used to do it with nothing more than a few instruments and mics, plus a tape machine. I think the sorts of limitations you see are those you create for yourself. I see none at all in Studio One. Quite the opposite, I doubt I use more than 10% of what it has to offer. The greatest limitation is me, by far.
Could be the weird bugs on Mac or plugins that just don't want to appear for no good reason.
Ah, but there was a good reason and, for all anyone knows, they wouldn't have shown up in any other host, either. It felt much more like an OS problem than a Studio One problem to me. Probably a missing .net framework installation or something of that nature.
With Reaper, there's fewer of those limitations. But it will take work.
That, in itself, is a deal-breaking limitation for me. And it is actually something Presonus does really well, presenting little helper videos and tutorials on the Start page that you can watch in a minute or two and learn from, without having to work for that knowledge.