If there were no Ableton Live.............

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If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by kb420 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:35 pm

If there were no Ableton Live, what would be your main DAW and why????
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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by panten » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:40 pm

Bitwi.. oh wait..

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by ilya.soloviev » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:57 pm

Reaper, i can do my own DAW from it...

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by musikmachine » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:12 pm

panten wrote:Bitwi.. oh wait..
We are waiting! :x

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by Angstrom » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:14 pm

I'd still be hating Cubase's routing probably

The reason I came over to live wasn't so much the clip matrix (although its undeniably handy) , it was for the routing. Sending returns back on themselves, sending to busses, it was all much easier to handle than Cubase (of the time) constricting methods.

It's why I was so unimpressed when future developments of the "modular" part of the app got outsourced to to the university of overcomplexification. No more simple & powerful drag and drop, now we have an obtuse and idiosyncratic IDE. What could be more funky and immediate than revising how to reference the public properties of an object model walker.

The day the fun died.

Or rather, moved offices a few hundred metres down the road.

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by musikmachine » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:20 pm

FL Studio, it's come a long way in the last couple of versions. Has an unusual workflow and GUI but once you figure it out it's quite intuitive and has a great piano roll. Very stable and has built in bridging. Routing is much more flexible in Live and the way you can chain instruments and effectd is far more intuitive than most other hosts i've used.

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by puzzlefactory » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:33 pm

Angstrom wrote:
The reason I came over to live wasn't so much the clip matrix (although its undeniably handy) , it was for the routing. Sending returns back on themselves, sending to busses, it was all much easier to handle than Cubase (of the time) constricting methods.

Yeah, that was pretty much my reason for using Live over Logic. So yeah, i would probably still be using Logic right now.

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by infernal.machine » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:47 pm

Garageband.

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by Khazul » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:07 pm

Probably Logic. Decent collection of instruments and plugins, good audio routing options that was more like the flexibility of a hardware patch bay unlike Cubase which horribly restricted to the point of being near useless (unless you had an external digital audio matrix to take care of that) back when I switched to Live 6.
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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by beats me » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:21 pm

I primarily use Logic despite the fact that Live actually exists. It has track icons.

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by eyeknow » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:40 pm

musikmachine wrote:
panten wrote:Bitwi.. oh wait..
I am waiting :x
I fixed that for you :lol:

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by eyeknow » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:44 pm

Well, it wouldn't be sonar :mrgreen:

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by Tarekith » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:20 am

Studio One. Light CPU, intuitive, and I like the Project versus Song aspect of organizing an album.

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by Quez » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:43 am

Probably Reason or Logic..

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Re: If there were no Ableton Live.............

Post by Martin Gifford » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:26 am

Something fast, simple, and pretty. So probably Fruity Loops.

Or maybe Studio One. Or Garage Band if I was on Mac.

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