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Re: Headphones and monitor recommendations

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:32 pm
by ef37a
Good points Sam, in fact if Cubase is not set in stone it is worth delaying any kind of spend on a DAW for a few months. Most of the majors are available as a 30 day trial download so 'play the field' for a time?

Dave.

Re: Headphones and monitor recommendations

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:35 am
by punkyfish
Hi Thanks everyone for the recommendations. Getting Cubase Pro 11 Education, he has used it before many years ago!

Re: Headphones and monitor recommendations

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:11 am
by Arpangel
Sam Spoons wrote:(and you can save at least £25 buy buying him a Reaper licence for £60 if Cubase is not an absolute requirement)

:thumbup:

Re: Headphones and monitor recommendations

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:55 am
by The Elf
Can't ague with Reaper for value, but if he's used to Cubase it's still the best DAW out there IMO, and well worth its money.

Re: Headphones and monitor recommendations

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:12 am
by Arpangel
The Elf wrote:Can't ague with Reaper for value, but if he's used to Cubase it's still the best DAW out there IMO, and well worth its money.

Yes, I’ve got CB on my i Pad, it’s very seductive, may even tempt me over, but I’d never forsake Reaper.

Re: Headphones and monitor recommendations

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:56 pm
by Sam Spoons
If he used Cubase 'years ago' I suspect the learning curve will be nearly as steep as starting from scratch with a new DAW (it was when I had to choose again after 8 years recording purely in hardware and the difference in cost between Reaper and Cubase (currently £60/£499) was more than enough to sway me).

But if Cubase is what he wants then go for it.

Re: Headphones and monitor recommendations

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:21 pm
by ef37a
Sam Spoons wrote:If he used Cubase 'years ago' I suspect the learning curve will be nearly as steep as starting from scratch with a new DAW (it was when I had to choose again after 8 years recording purely in hardware and the difference in cost between Reaper and Cubase (currently £60/£499) was more than enough to sway me).

But if Cubase is what he wants then go for it.

And, do we know the power of the computer involved? Cubase was always resource hungry and if OP is a bit 'cash light' atmo might be running an old machine and C11 could be a no no?
Reaper is well known for its CPU efficiency.

Dave.