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Most innovative DAW features?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by falkon2, May 22, 2003.

  1. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    What features in DAWS (any of them) could you not live without?

    For me, it would have to be envelopes which control plugin settings on-the-fly. Nothing beats using a bunch of envelopes to control fine-tuning of a short delay and mix levels to create some interesting flanging/phasing effects.

    What about features you'd like to see? I for one would like the "Lock track" feature to show its face somewhere other than Samplitude. It's such a simple idea, yet it can potentially save a LOT of headache with the more CPU-hungry plugs, especially convolutions and reverbs.
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Good discussion!! Great topic :D
  3. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    What exactly does offline processing do?
  4. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Edit: double post. Whoopsie.
  5. fabrice

    fabrice Guest


    good track automation (graphically editable) :p
  6. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Offline processing basically allows you to add an effect to a track, processed, not inserted or used as a send, but still have the ability to change the effect at any point! Saves CPU usage as well as giving you the chance to change it if it's still not quite right.

    When you bounce a track down with effects applied it's a done deal..this way with offline processing you do not need to bounce or commit the effect!


    Opus :D
  7. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Ah... I thought the terminology for that was "Lock track". :)

    I'll keep that in mind. Wish SONAR had that... seems like such a simple idea yet it opens up so many possibilities.
  8. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Each program will have it's own terminology of course....

  9. BrockStapper

    BrockStapper Guest

    and just for the record Samplitude's terminology for this (and logic's too...) is freeze track... Locked track means to "protect" a track from movement, etc. in samplitude...
  10. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Yo Brock...

    I was wondering about that one! lol

    You can lack the track in SX and Nuendo as well!


    Opus :D
  11. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    Well here's one thing I would like to have: "Create Dub"... a plug-in or something that could create overdubb-tracks on vocals and guitars and so on. It should add some small variations in pitch and time and maybe formants too. That one would be a real time-saver.

    Also if you could "rewire" audio in/outs to use them as inserts on tracks would be great.
  12. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member


    All I have to say is...Nuendo 2.0

    Opus :D
  13. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Tore: How is the first different from plain-old sine chorus?
  14. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    Falkon... the pitch variations in real overdubbs are much more random and subtile.... If you have a good singer. ;) .... Chorus isn't the right way to go if you want to do this in a realistic way.

    So Opus, what about Nuendo 2.0 ? Is there something that will show up in Cubase SX 2.0 too?
    Please tell us..... :p
  15. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    what do you want know about N2? Hee hee!

    Opus :D
  16. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    OPUS... you're such a "teaser"... ;)
    Do I have to beg on my knees?.... ( very hard to type... but I'll try...)
    Well what about some new innovative features?
    Is there anything like the Logic "freeze-fuction"?
    Any good way to do vari-speed recordings?
    Or just tell me what you think is a major improvment in 2.0...
    When is 2.0 released?
    Do you also know when they will release SX 2.0?
  17. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

  18. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Free to certain Nuendo 1.x customers that bought it after a certain time....

    Otherwise it's a small fee to upgrade...I believe somewhere around 200 or 300

    No freeze function, "yet"...all I can say

    Overall a different audio engine...fx channels instead of fx sends...much different approach and it makes it more like a true analog console, more customizable appearances and configurations, different input and output routing schemes, input and output adjustable gain per channel or track!,
    groups, folders and more...

    it's more CPU hungry but not too much more...

    OMF works beautifully, Open TL works seemlessly...

    Just overall better...

    No, no idea on SX 2.0...I know once 2.0 is truly done, which it is, and it is shipping, Europe has it now, the USA has it mid next week!!!

    Opus :D
  19. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    Thank you OPUS
    fx channels instead of fx sends.. GREAT... bet they will get that one on SX too.
    Can't wait for the upgrade... but I guess I'll have to wait for 3.0 before we get the "freeze function".
  20. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    SX will be revamped eventually so that you can open N2 projects within but not as of yet..

    Opus :D

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