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Re: Help me select a DAW?

Postby billr » Thu May 24, 2018 10:57 am

The Elf wrote:A slight bit of pedantry, but Cubase doesn't use iLok. It has an eLicenser dongle. That may not seem important, but I've had lots of trouble with iLok in the past, yet no trouble with eLicenser.

Thanks for correction, but still would rather not have dongle of any kind if possible as I want to install DAW on two machines, one on laptop for mobile work and one on studio computer. Takes up a port I guess and could get lost or damaged.

I like that Studio 1 has no dongle and allows installation on more than one machine I believe. I think I may try the Prime version when it is released to see if I like it, and then upgrade if I do.

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Re: Help me select a DAW?

Postby CS70 » Thu May 24, 2018 11:49 am

Lots of replies already, but Cakewalk is a full fledged product which handles both audio and midi well, has perfect integration with melodyne and everything you may want - and which until a few months back costed quite a bit and now is free.

So if you're starting from scratch is a no brainer. :)
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Re: Help me select a DAW?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Fri May 25, 2018 6:26 am

The Elf wrote:A slight bit of pedantry, but Cubase doesn't use iLok. It has an eLicenser dongle. That may not seem important, but I've had lots of trouble with iLok in the past, yet no trouble with eLicenser.

Good to know. We're considering Dorico and that also uses eLicenser.

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Re: Help me select a DAW?

Postby blinddrew » Fri May 25, 2018 8:00 am

Whilst we're on the pedantry, iLok doesn't need a dongle either.
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Re: Help me select a DAW?

Postby bill555 » Wed May 30, 2018 3:28 am

Mixcraft. The "pro" version comes with Melodyne :thumbup: and it comes with IMO a considerable bundle of VST/VSTi stuff even in the base version. Cheap too, and IMO the user-friendliest of the lot. Reaper close second.
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Re: Help me select a DAW?

Postby garrettendi » Wed May 30, 2018 8:22 am

Mixcraft Pro is only $99 right now, and comes with thousands of dollars worth of VSTs

I kind of wish I hadn't have gone with Harrison Mixbus now... :(
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Re: Help me select a DAW?

Postby Forum Admin » Wed May 30, 2018 8:31 am

bill555 wrote:Mixcraft. The "pro" version comes with Melodyne :thumbup: and it comes with IMO a considerable bundle of VST/VSTi stuff even in the base version. Cheap too, and IMO the user-friendliest of the lot. Reaper close second.

And it received a positive SOS review by John Walden last year:
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/acoustica-mixcraft-8
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Re: Help me select a DAW?

Postby blinddrew » Wed May 30, 2018 8:37 am

garrettendi wrote:Mixcraft Pro is only $99 right now, and comes with thousands of dollars worth of VSTs

I kind of wish I hadn't have gone with Harrison Mixbus now... :(
Pick a tool, learn how to use it, don't worry about ifs and buts and could haves. :)
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Re: Help me select a DAW?

Postby garrettendi » Wed May 30, 2018 8:38 am

blinddrew wrote:Pick a tool, learn how to use it, don't worry about ifs and buts and could haves. :)

That's an important lesson in life! You're right of course, I'll keep plugging away at Mixbus. I love Mixbus and know how to use it quite well, so that's a pro!
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