Which Software is Better?

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flatorange6690
KVRer
3 posts since 29 Jan, 2019

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:55 pm

Reason or Fl Studio? I've heard good things about both, but don't know which is better for me. I make midis on my phone then transfer them to my laptop. I also own an Edirol SD-90, so I want to buy something that's compatible with it.

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ATS
KVRAF
6397 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:01 pm

demo each - thread over
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rhysaudio
KVRer
7 posts since 15 Oct, 2018

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:57 pm

Unfortunately you really do need to try them for yourself. Reaper and FL have very different workflows. FL is perhaps more streamlined and well-designed for making "modern" electronic music, with (arguably) better MIDI editing features and more straightforward stock plugins (including some very highly regarded ones like Harmor), but lots of people love the "tweak-friendly" nature of Reason and its unusual but very clearly laid out write-tweak-mix workflow.

Don't worry too much about what is "best"; that has been debated endlessly on every forum out there, and there has never been a consensus (and there likely won't ever be one). If it feels good, and natural, and like you can work quickly without thinking about anything other than the music, then that's all that really matters.

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Distorted Horizon
KVRAF
1906 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:58 pm

Both are great and both will get you great results.

AnX
KVRAF
4367 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:05 pm

flatorange6690 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:55 pm
Reason or Fl Studio? I've heard good things about both, but don't know which is better for me.

if YOU dont know what's better for you, how do you expect anyone else to?

V0RT3X
KVRAF
7675 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Alesia

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:26 pm

Ableton live

:lol:

I'm just saying that because of how many of these threads we get on a regular basis. If i had to choose between either this is what I'd end up going doing. Only because I enjoy the workflow of Lives clip launcher.

Anyways

Honestly the answer lies in YOU going and taking the time to demo both of them.

Everyones workflow and expectations are different, so nobody can really tell you how what your experience will be. It's up to you go and test them out.

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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
2469 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:52 am

Max/MSP is much better! (and Pocket Calculator is the best of all...)

P.S. sorry didn't read the second post, thread was over...; - )

zzz00m
KVRAF
1829 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:00 am

Reaper is cheaper.
Windows 10; with instruments from AAS, Ableton, AIR, Ample Sound, Cakewalk, IK Multimedia, iZotope, KV331, NI, PreSonus, Seaweed Audio, SONiVOX, TAL, Tracktion, u-he, UVI, Vember Audio, Waves, Way Out Ware, XLN, others...

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
11282 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:02 am

zzz00m wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:00 am
Reaper is cheaper.
Who mentioned Reaper? I do hope said reaper takes all of you lot soon.
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fedexnman
KVRAF
2478 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:04 am

He asked about REASON not Reaper .... Simmer down Reaper fanbois ..

AnX
KVRAF
4367 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:08 am

assuming you are under 18, like all fl/reason users, your best bet is to grow the f**k up and use a real host.
Last edited by AnX on Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:08 am, edited 1 time in total.

zzz00m
KVRAF
1829 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:08 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:02 am
zzz00m wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:00 am
Reaper is cheaper.
Who mentioned Reaper? I do hope said reaper takes all of you lot soon.
That was just an off-topic follow on the the Ableton comment above.
Windows 10; with instruments from AAS, Ableton, AIR, Ample Sound, Cakewalk, IK Multimedia, iZotope, KV331, NI, PreSonus, Seaweed Audio, SONiVOX, TAL, Tracktion, u-he, UVI, Vember Audio, Waves, Way Out Ware, XLN, others...

zzz00m
KVRAF
1829 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:09 am

fedexnman wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:04 am
He asked about REASON not Reaper .... Simmer down Reaper fanbois ..
Actually, I cannot stand Reaper. I was just kidding! :lol:
Windows 10; with instruments from AAS, Ableton, AIR, Ample Sound, Cakewalk, IK Multimedia, iZotope, KV331, NI, PreSonus, Seaweed Audio, SONiVOX, TAL, Tracktion, u-he, UVI, Vember Audio, Waves, Way Out Ware, XLN, others...

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Spencer Maddox
KVRian
501 posts since 19 Oct, 2017 from a state of anxiety

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:12 am

AnX wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:08 am
assuming you are under 18, like all fl/reason users, your best bet is to grow the f**k up and use a real host.
This is the worst take I’ve seen on KVR in quite sometime and that’s genuinely impressive considering some of the stuff I see.
Well Done ANX :clap:

I see you Mr Anonymous internet person, is the real pro correct? And all these people who’ve made millions of of making top songs with FL and Reason are children?
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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5598 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Which Software is Better?

Post Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:17 am

AnX wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:08 am
assuming you are under 18, like all fl/reason users, your best bet is to grow the f**k up and use a real host.
Still only 49. I think 50 will be old enough to go back to Cubarse.

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