justin3am wrote:I find it surprising that more than half of people responded, say they use more than one. I guess KVR users are not representative of all DAW users, but I still expected fewer. I took a look at the stats for Nektar's user registrations and more than half of our registered users also list more than one DAW.
That doesn't necessarily paint a picture of DAW users, as a whole, but it's an interesting and useful metric.
Well, like you posted earlier:
justin3am wrote:I don't think any DAW user can speak accurately for any other DAW user. We can only speak for ourselves.
Absolutely, and If anyone had read the thread, they'd see a ton of reasons why multiple DAWs worked for that poster.
If you want to do video/movie work, you cannot work in Reason alone. You need another option.
If you are doing anything with surround sound, you can't work in Reason alone. You'd need another option.
If you are doing orchestral scores, you cannot work in Reason alone. You'd need another option. Reason is not optimized for multi-sampled instruments currently.
If you want to mix with metering and EQ tools, you can't work in Reason alone, unless you want to spend a ton of money in the Propellerhead Shop to buy the tools you need. Other DAWs have a much better mixing/mastering environment. I own Reason. I could have bought a bunch of Rack Extensions a while back, but chose to put that money towards buying Logic Pro X. And stayed on Reason 8.
Some DAWs inspire your creativity. Reason works for me in that regard. I can put stems into Logic to sweeten up and use the tools at hand. Which literally they are - Pretty much use the stock plugins. Can't touch Alchemy for a synth. Awesome granular capabilities there! Drummer sounds great too.
So, I use 2 DAWs. Actually when recording live, it's always Reaper on laptop. Lightweight. Stable. Has never crashed. Dead easy to set up.
So 3. For me.
I could write a big red number three like our newest Kvr member psuper did a few posts earlier. but. like. why?
it's entirely possible to continue to work in more than one DAW, there are no polygamy laws about DAWs.
Over 60 % of the polled would agree with that.