What DAW's should I buy to get Ableton features in my DAW?

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Kilroy
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What DAW's should I buy to get Ableton features in my DAW?

Post by Kilroy » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:10 am

I would like some suggestions for DAW's that I can purchase so that I can get as close a features set to what Live has to offer. What DAW's are best?

Please list your suggestions for the closest approximations to the following.

Session View
Warping
Library

Synths:
Operator
Analog
Electric

Samplers:
Sampler
Simpler

Effects:
Beat Repeat Madness
Detonator
Crunch-n-munch

And Session Drums.

And what sample libraries should I purchase that have the closest content to what EIC has to offer?

Thank you for your suggestions, and let me know if the built in SoundBlaster devices come close to any of Live's instruments and effects.

p.s., the internet is made of kittens.

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Post by funky shit » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:56 am

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Post by gurumonkey » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:09 am

wait, do you have live? why not live? am i missing something?

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Post by lunabass » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:19 am

gurumonkey wrote:wait, do you have live? why not live? am i missing something?
yes.

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Post by gurumonkey » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:22 am

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Post by Jekblad » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:19 am

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Post by Pickle Sprocket » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:43 am

I have heard that Pro Tools is the industry standard, you might want to take a look over at http://www.digidesign.com
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Post by Da hand » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:00 am

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Post by paradiddle » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:29 am

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Post by Willyum » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:34 am

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Post by Kilroy » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:02 pm

I cannot use Ableton due to private issues.

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Post by funky shit » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:13 pm

paradiddle wrote:Who wants to see a photo of my dead grandma?
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Post by myxomat0515 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:33 pm

I have heard that Pro Tools is the industry standard, you might want to take a look over at www.digidesign.com
Good lookin out sprocket. I've heard that too......

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Post by uku » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:04 pm

Funny how there is really nothing out there now that can compare with the Session View in Live. After all these years of DAW development, only Ableton was able to successfully advance the workflow that musicians want to follow - not simply a glorified tapedeck like Pro Tools, etc.

To my (limited) knowledge, the only other DAW/Sequencer that had any arrangement capabilities beyond copy/paste is the old Opcode Studio Vision Pro for the Mac.. back in the mid-late '90s. You could make, say, an 8 or 16 bar loop, call it "verse", and then another separate sequence with audio and MIDI, call it "chorus"... and you could audition your arrangement using keystrokes and step record them into a master sequence as your actual arrangement. Then you could build on top of that for transitions, vocals, etc.

In effect you end up with a workflow that isn't that different from Live, albeit without the real-time fun/performace factor - and with all the annoyances that came with DAWs in the '90s. Gibson bought out Opcode and killed it altogether unfortunately.

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Post by paradiddle » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:38 pm

funky shit wrote:
paradiddle wrote:Who wants to see a photo of my dead grandma?
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