Favourite discontinued DAW(s) - the things you wish that didn't die

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ObsoleteAcc99
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Post Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:17 pm

My obvious first choice would be Logic on windows as that ran so well. I reckon if they ever updated 5.5.1 to just include multi core and be able to work in 64 bit, i would have used it as it was for a very very long time. I just loved it.

The other for me is Orion Pro. I am rather sad about that. I owned orion for a while and made some truly wonderful music on it (well wonderful for me at the time :) )
The thing is, i used to make complete songs in orion from start to finish in hours. I remember one day I was with my best friend and we started a brand new song from scratch.. all original, composed in the lounge room all via MOUSING in orion! We started around 3 or 4pm and had it being played at the club that very same night! (this was in the days of cd burning lol). It was very inspirational to compose.

I feel very sad Rich stopped it TBH. I felt things went a bit sour after he made the drastic decision to remove rewire slave functionality.. Yes the daw itself got better but it had alot of audio track limitations which was it's downfall as that was never improved - so it really was more ideal as a rewire slave to something like ableton live.. that combo was extremely potent.

What DAW has been officially obliterated that you were very fond of, sad about?

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3700 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Underworld

Re: Favourite discontinued DAW(s) - the things you wish that didn't die

Post Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:21 pm

For me it is EnergyXT 1.4. I still use it, especially the VST plugin for easy routing and chaining, but it still feels unfinished. Newer EnergyXT just doesn't have the same appeal for me.
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Re: Favourite discontinued DAW(s) - the things you wish that didn't die

Post Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:34 pm

XT 1.4 no doubt, best DAW around until that idiot discontinued updating it in favour of that other mess.
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KVRAF
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:46 am

I loved emagic Logic. The style in version 4 and 5 is still the best in colours and graphic design IMO. I missed it for a long time in the past, but not now.
I think Apple did well with Logic, but it could be better of course. If emagic continued and had Logic in both platforms, then I imagine Logic would be priced like Cubase with two or three versions (like before, Gold and Platinum) and mostly would use hardware dongle (iLok probably).
I would still prefer Ableton Live or Bitwig studio + Reaper as a second/alternative host however!

Orion also was sad to discontinue. I liked the workflow more than in FL Studio, and it was easier to understand. However, I'm glad that Richard made a hit with Dune (especially Dune 2). I believe it was a wise decision to concentrate on Dune rather than Orion which needs much more time to develop and support without that return I guess. Can't wait what are the plans for Dune 3 as Dune 2 is becoming my favourite synth very fast (I like it even more than Blofeld :o )
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8688 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:50 am

Without doubt, for me, the biggest loss was the ceasing of Opcode Studio Vision, after Gibson buyout of Opcode.
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30794 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:53 am

Temper

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8739 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:21 am

aMUSEd wrote:Temper
+1000

This is amazing as it is but could have been huge, was the Bitwig of its day:(

I was more sad about losing this than losing Muzys, another great DAW, wonder what happened to the Dev ;)

msorrels
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247 posts since 30 Oct, 2002

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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:32 am

Acid Pro. Still use it from time to time but really would love to see it updated.
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KVRAF
1672 posts since 17 Dec, 2002 from Yorkshire

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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:42 am

Pro24

ObsoleteAcc99
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Re: Favourite discontinued DAW(s) - the things you wish that didn't die

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:49 am

msorrels wrote:Acid Pro. Still use it from time to time but really would love to see it updated.

good one. I have a soft spot for that too and if they just overhauled reliability and the gui a bit and brought it into 21st century.. well let's just say Acid was always awesome anyway.. i a also a bit sad sony have abandoned it i must admit!

atukao
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:58 am

Opcode Studio Vision was a disastrous loss.
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5267 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Elk Grove, CA

Re: Favourite discontinued DAW(s) - the things you wish that didn't die

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:04 am

Project5.

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466 posts since 19 Jan, 2008 from Bethlehem, PA USA

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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:21 am

Project 5
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Robert Randolph
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2200 posts since 25 May, 2003 from Saint Petersburg, Florida

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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:25 am

atukao wrote:Opcode Studio Vision was a disastrous loss.
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:35 am

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