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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by VirtualMark » Tue May 07, 2013 10:55 am

futures_untold wrote:
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futures_untold wrote:Ug, always hated the zoom controls in cubendo.... :(
This is where knowing the program well comes in handy. You can create key commands and macros for zooming - zoom to selection, zoom to markers, select all + zoom out full(shows whole project with one key press), select all + zoom to one row etc. It's easy to customise the zooming, plus there's a zoom tool.
That's what I've done in Reaper. :)
I make that 1-1 between Cubase and Reaper then :lol:

To be fair, I've tried most DAWs and don't think that there's many I like right out of the box. I've customised the shit out of Cubase, and it's taken me a couple of years to refine it. I tried Reaper for a few days, the customisation options are huge. Again, it would probably take weeks to learn what I need and don't need.

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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by _helix » Wed May 08, 2013 6:31 am

VirtualMark wrote:
futures_untold wrote:
VirtualMark wrote:
futures_untold wrote:Ug, always hated the zoom controls in cubendo.... :(
This is where knowing the program well comes in handy. You can create key commands and macros for zooming - zoom to selection, zoom to markers, select all + zoom out full(shows whole project with one key press), select all + zoom to one row etc. It's easy to customise the zooming, plus there's a zoom tool.
That's what I've done in Reaper. :)
I make that 1-1 between Cubase and Reaper then :lol:

To be fair, I've tried most DAWs and don't think that there's many I like right out of the box. I've customised the shit out of Cubase, and it's taken me a couple of years to refine it. I tried Reaper for a few days, the customisation options are huge. Again, it would probably take weeks to learn what I need and don't need.
tfw never needed to customize Ableton
tfw zoom controls just work
tfw everything just makes sense

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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by Phigure » Wed May 08, 2013 6:51 am

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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by bouncingfish » Fri May 10, 2013 10:36 pm

sidi wrote:ableton.

have logic but it's a pain to program drums in audio. (don't understand this ultrabeat thing)
and it has no browser like ableton.. workflow is kinda slow :|

but i really like logic's mixer, too bad
You know you can program drums in the exs24 right? Have you tried it?
Fast, easy but powerful, midi. Comes with logic.
I don't understand ultrabeat either though, I don't get it. :?
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Post by SunkLo » Fri May 10, 2013 10:44 pm

That's the universe's way of telling you that you should have picked Reaper.
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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by sidi » Sun May 12, 2013 8:19 am

bouncingfish wrote:
sidi wrote:ableton.

have logic but it's a pain to program drums in audio. (don't understand this ultrabeat thing)
and it has no browser like ableton.. workflow is kinda slow :|

but i really like logic's mixer, too bad
You know you can program drums in the exs24 right? Have you tried it?
Fast, easy but powerful, midi. Comes with logic.
I don't understand ultrabeat either though, I don't get it. :?
thanks man, will try it out.
but i doubt anything can beat ableton drum racks :U:

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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by bouncingfish » Sun May 12, 2013 11:03 am

sidi wrote:
bouncingfish wrote:
sidi wrote:ableton.

have logic but it's a pain to program drums in audio. (don't understand this ultrabeat thing)
and it has no browser like ableton.. workflow is kinda slow :|

but i really like logic's mixer, too bad
You know you can program drums in the exs24 right? Have you tried it?
Fast, easy but powerful, midi. Comes with logic.
I don't understand ultrabeat either though, I don't get it. :?
thanks man, will try it out.
but i doubt anything can beat ableton drum racks :U:
If you use your own samples - Press "edit" and drag in your samples.
Close the window and you have your samples loaded into the piano roll, ready to be put in as midi.
If you want to use the built in kits: Factory > Drums & Percussion and choose a kit.
Can't be much faster than that, I haven't tried Ableton drum racks though, how do they work? :corndance:
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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by sidi » Fri May 17, 2013 10:34 am

alright, tried it, its cool but in my opinion the finder is a bit chunky to browse samples.. drum racks are the easiest thing ever made. you just have your ableton browser and can quickly listen to all da samples, and if you like one, just drag it into one free slot. it has 16 free slots but you can scroll up and down and then you have even more! when you doubleclick your sample, then you can edit basic things like attack, pitch, fliters and stuff and you also see the waveform. i dont know, its maybe not as extensive as ultrabeat or esx24 but it's quick and simple, it lets you get down your ideas quickly. and that's what it's all about imo! :) you should try it out, everything works in one window and its so much less clicking and moving things.

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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by outbound » Fri May 17, 2013 3:41 pm

I love Logic but the audio finder on it sucks harddddd.

I use the 3rd party AudioFinder program to hunt for sounds and then drag em in.
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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by mromgwtf » Fri May 17, 2013 6:35 pm

FL Studio > everything else

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Post by LilWUB » Fri May 17, 2013 8:42 pm

outbound wrote:I love Logic but the audio finder on it sucks harddddd.
I don't understand why everyone has such trouble with this. There's a media browser that you open and you can scroll through your sample library (super fast if you took the time to organize yours) and drag what you like to EXS24. Done. I couldn't imagine it being any easier.

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Post by p12 » Mon May 20, 2013 6:49 pm

sidi wrote:alright, tried it, its cool but in my opinion the finder is a bit chunky to browse samples.. drum racks are the easiest thing ever made. you just have your ableton browser and can quickly listen to all da samples, and if you like one, just drag it into one free slot. it has 16 free slots but you can scroll up and down and then you have even more! when you doubleclick your sample, then you can edit basic things like attack, pitch, fliters and stuff and you also see the waveform. i dont know, its maybe not as extensive as ultrabeat or esx24 but it's quick and simple, it lets you get down your ideas quickly. and that's what it's all about imo! :) you should try it out, everything works in one window and its so much less clicking and moving things.
wow, these ableton users dont seem to know whats good with the program and whats not...

What makes the drum racks that awesome isn't the ability to drag sounds in to it, you can pretty much set up simpler or sampler to work better with just quick drum kit auditioning.
No, the real strengh lies in the ability to host multiple vst's and au's at the same time. It's like it quick-freezes every slot after u've edited it, because the drum rack don't really take up a lot of RAM and the latency is like the lowest iv'e seen when it come's to pad mashing apps. Of course u will experience some RAM lossage if u load an alchemy in to every single slot...

You can pretty much build an entire track in the drum rack and it would keep everything tidy and organized. That's what makes it rly cool!
It's the ultimate tool for pad mashers!.. :z:

Still 'tho, Logic owns Ableton (you can't argue with the sample editing in Logic)... :a:
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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by VirtualMark » Tue May 21, 2013 8:27 am

_helix wrote:tfw never needed to customize Ableton
tfw zoom controls just work
tfw everything just makes sense
You totally missed the point. I have created controls that do what would take several key presses in one key press. That's the power of macros in Cubase. I use Ableton too and the interface is great out of the box, but there is no way to set up a list of commands.

Supposing I was processing a lot of audio. Using offline processing, I could set up a command where I:

Remove DC offset.
Normalize.
Highpass at 50Hz with an EQ of my choice.
Bounce selection and replace.

I could assign that to any key I want. That's just an example.

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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by sidi » Wed May 22, 2013 7:19 pm

p12 wrote:
sidi wrote:alright, tried it, its cool but in my opinion the finder is a bit chunky to browse samples.. drum racks are the easiest thing ever made. you just have your ableton browser and can quickly listen to all da samples, and if you like one, just drag it into one free slot. it has 16 free slots but you can scroll up and down and then you have even more! when you doubleclick your sample, then you can edit basic things like attack, pitch, fliters and stuff and you also see the waveform. i dont know, its maybe not as extensive as ultrabeat or esx24 but it's quick and simple, it lets you get down your ideas quickly. and that's what it's all about imo! :) you should try it out, everything works in one window and its so much less clicking and moving things.
wow, these ableton users dont seem to know whats good with the program and whats not...

What makes the drum racks that awesome isn't the ability to drag sounds in to it, you can pretty much set up simpler or sampler to work better with just quick drum kit auditioning.
No, the real strengh lies in the ability to host multiple vst's and au's at the same time. It's like it quick-freezes every slot after u've edited it, because the drum rack don't really take up a lot of RAM and the latency is like the lowest iv'e seen when it come's to pad mashing apps. Of course u will experience some RAM lossage if u load an alchemy in to every single slot...

You can pretty much build an entire track in the drum rack and it would keep everything tidy and organized. That's what makes it rly cool!
It's the ultimate tool for pad mashers!.. :z:

Still 'tho, Logic owns Ableton (you can't argue with the sample editing in Logic)... :a:

sorry man, but i just like it how i use it
I am not the super duper tech studio boy
And why the frick should you make an entire track in the drumrack

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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by sidi » Wed May 22, 2013 7:25 pm

but one thing i would like to have in live is making own key commands, logic has that

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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by p12 » Wed May 22, 2013 9:33 pm

sidi wrote:
p12 wrote:
sidi wrote:alright, tried it, its cool but in my opinion the finder is a bit chunky to browse samples.. drum racks are the easiest thing ever made. you just have your ableton browser and can quickly listen to all da samples, and if you like one, just drag it into one free slot. it has 16 free slots but you can scroll up and down and then you have even more! when you doubleclick your sample, then you can edit basic things like attack, pitch, fliters and stuff and you also see the waveform. i dont know, its maybe not as extensive as ultrabeat or esx24 but it's quick and simple, it lets you get down your ideas quickly. and that's what it's all about imo! :) you should try it out, everything works in one window and its so much less clicking and moving things.
wow, these ableton users dont seem to know whats good with the program and whats not...

What makes the drum racks that awesome isn't the ability to drag sounds in to it, you can pretty much set up simpler or sampler to work better with just quick drum kit auditioning.
No, the real strengh lies in the ability to host multiple vst's and au's at the same time. It's like it quick-freezes every slot after u've edited it, because the drum rack don't really take up a lot of RAM and the latency is like the lowest iv'e seen when it come's to pad mashing apps. Of course u will experience some RAM lossage if u load an alchemy in to every single slot...

You can pretty much build an entire track in the drum rack and it would keep everything tidy and organized. That's what makes it rly cool!
It's the ultimate tool for pad mashers!.. :z:

Still 'tho, Logic owns Ableton (you can't argue with the sample editing in Logic)... :a:

sorry man, but i just like it how i use it
I am not the super duper tech studio boy
And why the frick should you make an entire track in the drumrack
If you can padmash/finger drum a whole song then there's not rly much to add. Sometimes i start of with the drum rack and build the whole song around it, but I still find it easier to just put the sounds over to the mpc... a bit more relaxing in a way, getting away from the pc... :sofa:
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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by Labfive » Thu May 23, 2013 1:29 pm

Will probably get a bashing for this, but after experimenting with a few, they all definitely don't sound the same. I've been using Ableton for the past 4 years, Seriously for the past 2. I know the interface back to front and my workflow on it is as fast as anything. For me, my mixes all sound the same as the end product. Where as in Logic, i mix exactly the same, even use a lot of the same Plugins, and the end product is much more prestige. I've said this too a few people now. Some people agree, some people disagree.


Agree or disagree?

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Post by SunkLo » Thu May 23, 2013 3:22 pm

Are you comparing 2 different projects?

Put a few wavs into each daw and sum them to a stereo wav file. Make sure all the render settings are identical. The outputted files should sound identical as well.








Unless you render it from Reaper, in which case it'll sound twelve to seventeen times better.
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Post by Labfive » Fri May 24, 2013 1:24 am

SunkLo wrote:Are you comparing 2 different projects?

Put a few wavs into each daw and sum them to a stereo wav file. Make sure all the render settings are identical. The outputted files should sound identical as well.








Unless you render it from Reaper, in which case it'll sound twelve to seventeen times better.
That is what i've exactly done. It seems as if when bounced from logic, the high mids/ high end is a bit less raw.




It's quite easy to tell what DAW you're using with that last statement... :lol:

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Re: My DAW is better than yours! (Friendly DAW Wars debate)

Post by VirtualMark » Fri May 24, 2013 1:33 am

Labfive wrote:Will probably get a bashing for this, but after experimenting with a few, they all definitely don't sound the same. I've been using Ableton for the past 4 years, Seriously for the past 2. I know the interface back to front and my workflow on it is as fast as anything. For me, my mixes all sound the same as the end product. Where as in Logic, i mix exactly the same, even use a lot of the same Plugins, and the end product is much more prestige. I've said this too a few people now. Some people agree, some people disagree.


Agree or disagree?
Agree - it's probably the automation delay compensation problem. Ableton doesn't compensate the automation, so when you have a few plugins that add latency, the automation slips out of time. The more plugins you add, the further the sound goes from how you intended.


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