why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by leedsquietman » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:52 pm

:lol:

surely 3Phase steps in here with the Henke Brown Dither theory !
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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by VagentillGud » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:46 pm

I just started fiddeling with Live, i have only worked with Reason Record. As for now i find it hard to do a song in Live, but thats perhaps because i have so much to learn. So i did a quick song in Reason, and saved out every track on its own, and imported it to Live, and i felt just the opposite, all just sounded better right away. So i googled sound engine + ableton + reason. And i found this thread. Strange how different taste people can have. I hate Reasons sound. It gets a whole lot better running it through Records mixer wich is super, but the synths and effects... they are so poor on its own.

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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by Khazul » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:22 pm

VagentillGud wrote:So i googled sound engine + ableton + reason. And i found this thread.
And then raised it from the dead...
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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by Dragonbreath » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:59 am

Ive never used reason, but It think people think reason sounds better because the sounds are pretty much allready made for you as with live you have to create them more yourself.

I dont have suite but I do find that alot of the presets in live sound like rubbish, I have to work hard to get the sounds I like

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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by agent314 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:05 am

I dont have suite but I do find that alot of the presets in live sound like rubbish, I have to work hard to get the sounds I like
I have Suite and I agree that many of the presets just... aren't very good, for lack of a better way of saying it.

It may just be that I wouldn't use them in the kind of music I make, but to my ears, many of the presets are not compelling sonic choices.

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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by 3phase » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:35 am

agent314 wrote:
I dont have suite but I do find that alot of the presets in live sound like rubbish, I have to work hard to get the sounds I like
I have Suite and I agree that many of the presets just... aren't very good, for lack of a better way of saying it.

It may just be that I wouldn't use them in the kind of music I make, but to my ears, many of the presets are not compelling sonic choices.

that actually good ..the factory sound in the old tradition..shows some possebilitys but leaves it to the user to make them working and therfore individualized..what is a rewarding motivation and against uncreativ preset abuse..also protecting the biz of pro musicans and sound designers by leaving uninspired amateurs with the crap demo sounds that are enough to play around but not state of the art in actual productions..

finaly a thing ableton has done wright.. just the amount of them is way to big and mudding up the lib folders..


i just fear that this all is unintentional...
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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by Saxer » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:02 am

agent314 wrote:
I dont have suite but I do find that alot of the presets in live sound like rubbish, I have to work hard to get the sounds I like
I have Suite and I agree that many of the presets just... aren't very good, for lack of a better way of saying it.

It may just be that I wouldn't use them in the kind of music I make, but to my ears, many of the presets are not compelling sonic choices.
absolutely! i bought the suite a few years ago and expected a sound library like reason or logic. very disappointing. never used sounds of that library seriously. third party instruments are good and of course lots of plugins. and it´s easy to make good electronic sounds yourself with simpler, operator, instr- and drum-racks. but the suite library.... draw a veil of silence over it.

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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by kb420 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:57 am

Saxer wrote:
agent314 wrote:
I dont have suite but I do find that alot of the presets in live sound like rubbish, I have to work hard to get the sounds I like
I have Suite and I agree that many of the presets just... aren't very good, for lack of a better way of saying it.

It may just be that I wouldn't use them in the kind of music I make, but to my ears, many of the presets are not compelling sonic choices.
absolutely! i bought the suite a few years ago and expected a sound library like reason or logic. very disappointing. never used sounds of that library seriously. third party instruments are good and of course lots of plugins. and it´s easy to make good electronic sounds yourself with simpler, operator, instr- and drum-racks. but the suite library.... draw a veil of silence over it.

The actual content is ok, but the presets could have been a lot better.
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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by cids » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:20 pm

Reason just doesn't sound better than Live! :-)
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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by kev herb » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:57 pm

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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:10 pm

cids wrote:Reason just doesn't sound better than Live! :-)
they're all pointless arguments.

a good producer can get better sound out of either than the average DAW user. people just like to blame the tools or jack their ego by saying that what they use is better. people do this with any obsession, DAWs, cars, bikes, audio gear, whatever. easy way to spot a noob, ignore and move on.
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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by kb420 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:24 pm

You're all wrong. DUBturbo is the best sounding DAW on the market. If you don't know, you better ask somebody!!!! :lol:


http://www.dubturbo.com/
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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by jesus god sandal » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:37 pm

kb420 wrote:You're all wrong. DUBturbo is the best sounding DAW on the market. If you don't know, you better ask somebody!!!! :lol:


http://www.dubturbo.com/
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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:08 pm

jesus god sandal wrote:
kb420 wrote:You're all wrong. DUBturbo is the best sounding DAW on the market. If you don't know, you better ask somebody!!!! :lol:


http://www.dubturbo.com/
lol ^^
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Re: why does reason 4 sound so much better than live 7?

Post by synthman1 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:14 am

Well I have been using live for a few years and i know how to use it. Reason yeah, i find it kind of retarded when it comes to how you actually use the thing..the sequencer window, the mixer....effects etc. But the sound out of reason is just far better than Live. I totally disagree that live is harder to learn. I think the opposite..when you look at the programmers of the built in synths in reason. The problem with Live is simply in the mix downs.....yeah it all sounds great until you render it out and that great sound is lost......and yeah I have e q'd, compressed, limited..done all the great stuff..but Lives audio engine just cannot cope with large amounts of tracks...it wasn't designed for that and Ableton haven't sorted it out yet.

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