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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:11 pm

audio_jungle wrote:Which Digital Audio Workstation do you use and why?

I am particularly interested in anyone doing podcasts and/or audio journalism.

I do mainly music and use PreSonus Studio One Professional (on Mac) for mixing and composition. I also own Logic Pro X and keep it up-to-date, but S1 is my DAW of choice. Excellent mixing tools, native Virtual Instruments and Plug-ins, and the Pro version offers Project (its mastering screen for compiling songs/audio files) and its song composition tools (Arranger, Scratch Pad) are very fast and intuitive to use.

I also dabble in GarageBand, which comes free with every Mac. It's got a Podcasting template, and if you own a Mac is ideal to get you started. If it's of interest, take a watch of this YouTube podcasting tutorial -- which also puts across the typical scenario of how to build a podcast and would apply even if you use a PC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcUBZHOljzU
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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby Music Wolf » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:15 pm

The Elf wrote:The bottom line is that pretty much all DAWs will get the job done in one way or another. After that it's just down to platform and personal preference.

I agree. I'm also a Cubase user and have been since at least the launch of VST in the late 90s. I upgraded as far as SX but dropped off the upgrade path at Cubase 4.0 re-joining at 8.0. I got a free upgrade to 8.5 and I don't expect to upgrade again in the near future.

My abilities are definitely the limiting factor, not the DAW.
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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby blinddrew » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:41 pm

Music Wolf wrote:My abilities are definitely the limiting factor, not the DAW.
This applies for me too but with Reaper rather than Cubase.
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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby Alba » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:54 pm

Reaper 2.58. Does everything we need and never crashes.
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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby mrdavedog » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:28 pm

Another Studio One user here, though I use Pro Tools and Logic when asked to.

If you're just doing podcasting you probably don't need anything too heavy. Audacity which is cross platform, free and open source would probably have anything you need. I use it too when I'm just doing some quick editing.

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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby mixedbymatty » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:09 pm

I was a longtime Pro Tools User. Got my first job in studios cause I knew how to use it. About 2-3 years ago I switched to Studio One. (even wrote a blog about it.https://mixandmastermysong.com/switched-pro-tools-studio-one-3/) It has all the features that I wanted in Pro Tools. You can drag and drop full channel strips, search plugins, and to be able to double-click a vocal and have Melodyne pop up is a gift from the gods. lol.

However, I still use Pro Tools a lot because many of my clients send mixes that way. Also, I must say I've been pretty un-impressed with studio one 4. I've had a good amount of latency issues. The new Pro Tools finally has search abilities which is great, and it's been rock solid as of late.
I guess the long-winded answer is I use both, I usually prefer to use Studio One.
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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby mixedbymatty » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:45 pm

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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby Logarhythm » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:50 pm

This week I've gone back to Cubase, having been on Reaper for the last few years.
Reaper is certainly very powerful and phenomenal value, but like several of the other posters I think it's a case of being most comfortable with the one that I have the longest history with, and I just never got quite as at ease with the MIDI side of it (the bit I use most) as I was with Cubase. The first computer-based sequencer I used was Cubase on an Atari, and from there through various of the PC iterations. Just made the jump to Cubase 9.5 having last use 6, and whilst there are quite a lot of changes it also still instantly feels "right" somehow.
Still have an older PC with the original "Cubase VST" on it too, specifically as it's all linked up to one particular instrument that would be a PITA to transfer onto something more modern.
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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby Zukan » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:14 am

Puh, you're all so 80s. I'm notating with an Atari 520, storing stems on floppies and mixing to wax cylinders for added warmth.

I'm still waiting to be signed of course.
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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby Logarhythm » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:22 pm

Too mainstream Zuke - if you were authentic you'd make hip-hop using just manuscript paper and a quil ;)
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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby Zukan » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:01 pm

lol
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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby baward » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:08 pm

(trying to learn) Studio One


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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:06 pm

Just a thought baward - it's safer to use the SOS Forum's own selection of smilies if you can :D

Like you, I used various special off-site emojis for quite a few months, and then the associated web site site went belly-up, leaving all my posts with 'image not found' error messages.

Took me a long time to replace them :headbang:


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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby fxsoundscapes » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:40 pm

Cubase Elements 9.5 :ugeek: Used to be Logic audio user long ago in the times before it went to Mac and was forced to change Daw. After that its always been Cubase. Tried few other but never really got used to the feel on them.
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Re: Which DAW do you use?

Postby Gone To Lunch » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:52 pm

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