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Looking for a windows based equal to DP3

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by NeonCactus, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. NeonCactus

    NeonCactus Guest

    Hello I need a windows platform software that acts like dp3 when it comes to doing multiple takes anyone who uses dp3 knows what I am talking about i know SX does multiple takes but the thing is if i do punches on a take it doesn't pull up
    the whole take it will give me just whatever section of the take i select i love how on DP3
    i just select the take and it brings up a whole other waveform without any of the other waveforme underneath or overtop. like i said if you use
    dp3 and know it well you will understand what i am trying to say. so any comments would be appreciated. Basically the only thing i need it for is personal home use i use a G4 at the studio but at home I don't have the luxury of affording one so I need something else as far as software and I already own SX and it's not cutting the mustard when it comes to arranging good takes together actually it sucks for that stuff.
  2. Ethan Winer

    Ethan Winer Active Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    New Milford, CT USA
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    I'm not initimately familiar with DP3, but I can tell you that Sonar is a joy to use for overdubs, comping multiple takes, etc.

  3. johnclark2

    johnclark2 Guest

    Ditto That!! :cool:
  4. NeonCactus

    NeonCactus Guest

    Cool guys thanks I'll check it out!
  5. awayguy

    awayguy Guest

    I think they have and "upgrade" available for cheap.
    I just got SONAR 2.2 for $199.00. Great deal. Now to learn it.
  6. Bobby Yarrow

    Bobby Yarrow Guest

    I've only played with the demo of Sonar, but I understand what you mean about Cubase. Like almost everything in Cubase, the way it handles overdubs is insane. I've spend a fair amount of idle time trying to figure out why anyone would want it that way. As I say, it's insane.

    I use Samplitude, and it's brilliant. There's a lovely little take manager, and you just replace the takes. You never have to spend half an hour trying to find the weird bit of audio object that somehow poked out into the mix. It's very stable program in Windows, and I think they also have a cross-grade deal. I actually pretty well love the program.
  7. knightfly

    knightfly Active Member

    Jan 18, 2002
    I second the Samplitude vote - I've tried Cubase demo, never did get it to do anything useful. Used Cake 9 for midi, synced internally to Samp, and every time I tried to use cake alone got really frustrated with their audio handling. Finally just resolved to use Cake for midi, Samp for audio. Plan to upg to Samp 7 after the next DAW upgrade later this year... Steve
  8. johnclark2

    johnclark2 Guest

    Sorry to hear you had problems with Pro Audio 9 but I gotta say that Pro Audio 9 doesn't even compare to SONAR which has been out for a little over 2 years now. SONAR is leaps and bounds over Pro Audio 9. The main reason Cakewalk changed the name of thier flagship program from Pro Audio to SONAR is because they wanted to make a definate distinction between the two. The audio engine in SONAR is a huge improvement over Pro Audio 9 and it's midi capabilities have always been top notch. It also utilizes pretty much all the audio driver technologies(MME,WDM,ASIO,etc..)

    Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 shouldn't have even been brought up since SONAR was mentioned from the start.

    Just my .02


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