Away since Cubase SX 2 - which route to go with DAW?

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dellboy
KVRian
759 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:08 am

I have licenses for Studio one pro 4 and Waveform 9, but tend to use the free Cakewalk DAW mostly.

At the very least download and install Cakewalk before splashing out cash. Its main flaw seems to be that its free.

Other than that its intuitive and fun, especially using the matrix loop view.

andypryce
KVRist
82 posts since 2 Nov, 2014

Re: Away since Cubase SX 2 - which route to go with DAW?

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:25 am

I would suggest to pick one and go with it. All are great to produce music. You will reach your goal one way or the other. But if you start to check out different DAWs, some functions on some of them will seem better and that will effect your decision and steal your time. One will have better automation other one will have patterns other will have huge content etc.Later on when you decide on a DAW you will wish that x function of that DAW was in y etc. So it is better to not know much about the rest and just stick with what you have and learn every bit of it :)

dellboy
KVRian
759 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Re: Away since Cubase SX 2 - which route to go with DAW?

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:11 am

andypryce wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:25 am
I would suggest to pick one and go with it.
Thats far too sensible an answer for KVR :hihi:

andypryce
KVRist
82 posts since 2 Nov, 2014

Re: Away since Cubase SX 2 - which route to go with DAW?

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:01 am

dellboy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:11 am
andypryce wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:25 am
I would suggest to pick one and go with it.
Thats far too sensible an answer for KVR :hihi:
:D

zzz00m
KVRian
1452 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: Away since Cubase SX 2 - which route to go with DAW?

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:22 pm

Ableton Live and Studio One Pro. Or Bitwig and Cubase. Or whatever, just pick any 2. :D
Windows 10; with instruments from Ableton, AIR, Ample Sound, AAS, Cakewalk, IK Multimedia, iZotope, KV331, NI, PreSonus, Seaweed Audio, SONiVOX, TAL, Tracktion, u-he, Way Out Ware, XLN, others...

chk071
KVRAF
18136 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Away since Cubase SX 2 - which route to go with DAW?

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:31 pm

andypryce wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:25 am
I would suggest to pick one and go with it. All are great to produce music.
Yeah, but... some are so much better to produce music than others. :P

I needed to look around some time to find the DAW's that suit me. For me, those are - Studio One and Cubase. I tried a lot of DAW's before that, Reaper, Sonar, Ableton, and also some free ones like Podium Free, LMMS, or Temper. Sort of the same situation as with soft synths. I really needed to try a lot of them to find the ones which are to my liking. I can't even say that that is a process which is avoidable, i guess it's in the nature of things that you need to try out software yourself to see which ones suit you.

But, really, if you liked Cubase, and don't want to go the Cubase route, for whatever reason, then check out Studio One. To me, it's a streamlined version of Cubase. And, streamlined in the right departments.

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