I use Samplitude since samplitude and Sequoia are high-definition digital audio workstations (DAWs), specializing in recording, editing, mixing and mastering. Both programs utilize an almost legendary audio engine and are independent of proprietary audio hardware as native software programs.Samplitude sounds better IMHO
SONAR X1 prod., $1200 Dell XPS Laptop, excellent first setup.
I have cubase 5 on a Toshiba Satellite Pro. It works fine for me.
Whatever can go right will go right
I still have Pro Tools but I upgraded Sonar to XI Expanded. I have to say that after personalizing the interface, it is a huge improvement. Sonar has some amazing tools. You really can sound good "straight out of the box". No need to buy other plugins(unless you really want them). The plugins with XI are really nice. I'm impressed and mostly converted. Just waiting to get an UA Apollo now and I will be fully satisfied.
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good move Hue,
The Apollo is on my radar now too. What is the expanded part to Sonar? I've been thinking of upgrading 8.5 for months. Sounds like I should?
Expanded adds Softube Saturation knob to Pro Channel and the possibility to add additional integrated plugins. The ability to upload directly to Soundcloud from within Sonar, drag and drop signal chain as well as several other improvements.
The cool thing about the ProChannel Modules is that they are integrated so although they still take up cpu power and add some latency, they are already part of the channel. You don't have to load them, they are there on every channel.
The details are here: Cakewalk - X1 Producer - SONAR X1 Producer Expanded
The upgrade was a mere $110 with Expanded. The upgrade to XI on it's own is $100. The sale may have ended though. Expanded is $49 otherwise.