kryptonitejesus wrote:Keep in mind this IS expensive software, does it actually feel like you've gotten proper value from it? (I don't want to hear from you pirating users who will give me glowing enthusiasm on how much you love it... after all, who DOESN'T love free stuff?)
I've been a user since the beginning of 8 and feel like I'm currently watching history repeat itself, but I'm just interested how you guys feel with the "improvements" and "changes" they've been incorporating into the workflow.
Personally I feel like there's been a major lack of attention paid to the major issues where it is needed the most, many major flaws were exposed during the lengthy beta testing for 9 and I honestly don't feel like anything was done about any of the issues addressed.
I feel like Abes has lost it's way and has haphazardly thrown together incomplete software in a quick-ditch attempt to coincide along with the OPTIONAL hardware release of Push which anyone who's super serious about arranging music will probably skip over.
Am I the only one who feels this way? I'm a bit jaded on the whole situation and have since bought Cubase 7 and haven't had any major issues whatsoever like some of the prevalent issues I'm constantly facing in 8/9.
I feel like Ableton is slowly becoming a child's toy with how watered down it's becoming.
Here's one of the major issues encountered on the forum that I don't feel has been given quite enough attention, unless I'm missing it. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qGJEvtP0bQ)
p.s. oh, and what's up with that nag dialogue asking you to take a survey? Isn't this supposed to be 1/2 performance software and 1/2 production software? That shit doesn't pop-up mid mix does it?
Also I do own other DAWS Sonar, FL Studio, Reason 7, Reaper 4, Studio One, I've found that they all have weaknesses.
Sonar probably has the most features but it is probably the buggiest and I am on Mac now so I don't use it at all now.
FL Studio is supposed to have the best piano roll but I never really clicked with its interface overall.
I probably like Reason 2nd best for creating but IMO it has much more glaring weaknesses than Live (no PDC at all, the worst piano roll in the business, limited selection of REs and libraries compared to VSTs, too busy of an interface for mixing).
Reaper is probably my favorite for mixing. It is very complete in features yet surprisingly stable for something that cheap, but its interface is horrible for creating music using midi. It's piano roll is almost as bad as Reasons although it is very customizable.
Studio One is kind of a mix of Ableton and Reaper. It is better than Live for mixing and better than Reaper for creating, but not as good as Live for creating. Also I find that Studio One crashes more than Ableton so go figure.
That said I think Studio one is probably my 2nd best program for mixing and 3rd best for creating.