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New daws out there?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by bobbo, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. bobbo

    bobbo Active Member

    I've been using dp5.13 for a couple years now. they just recently came out with dp7.

    which got me thinking about upgrading either to the newer dp, or another software.

    i like what i have, but i'm looking get something with a better mix bus, better audio quanitzing.

    i record multitrack audio, primarily. using a fireface800, on a mac. so the software would need to be mac compatible.

    whats everyone using out there, what do you think sounds good and is worth getting. its a pretty broad statement, but i've noticed that some of the new software out there are coming with lots of new features, yet, its all stuff that is making music sound more fake, and more for song writing instead of for multitrack recording. though these are just things i've seemed to have have noticed on some of the forums for different daws.


    (and i have ptle 8 with a mbox mini, which i don't use due to the plugin latency, and poor interface quality)
  2. bobbo

    bobbo Active Member

    I'm pretty sure i'm going to go with logic studio 9. i've read a lot of stuff on this software, and it seems like it'll work out really well for me.

  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    good choice
  4. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Logic Studio here, need to upgrade my DP still on 4.x.

    Also a little bit of Live.

    I like DP, but since I made the Intel transition, Logic has been my primary.

  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    exactly, IMHO, Live is an essential along side whatever DAW you choose.
  6. bobbo

    bobbo Active Member

    awesome, i can't wait to check it out. though, can someone tell me (i can't seem to find it on apple's page) if the master out is a 24b, 32b, or (up to, depending on os obviously) 64b mix bus?

    is there anything i should watch out for with logic? from being a dp user? i'm hoping its nothing toooo crazy, since they're both mac only softwares?

  7. BenLoftis

    BenLoftis Active Member


    if you are looking for something that does not make music "more fake" but instead works like the "good old days", this was made for you:

    Harrison Mixbus: http://mixbus.harrisonconsoles.com

    (disclaimer: I work there)

    -Ben Loftis
    Harrison Consoles
  8. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Too bad mixbus is only for Mac(kerels) something fishy 'bout that.
  9. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    presonus just put out their Studio One software. anyone use it yet?
  10. PITA

    PITA Guest

    Yes and I love it. Workflow,effects routing, etc. Very well put together. No hair pulling trying to get stuff to work either.
  11. russellj

    russellj Guest

    have you tried reaper already ? There is a mac version available may suite your needs and has a 30 demo
  12. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

    Maybe they will get the Mac version to do everything the PC version does and then get all of the bugs out of both.

    Their SRC is horrid. PT8 and Weiss still have the best SRC of all other DAWs. I think Samplitude comes in third. Logic, Sonar, Cubase are all down the list and equally as bad.
  13. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    This is an interesting thread.

    sheet, is this what you make reference to?


    BTW, is that harrison mixbus software worth its weight or is it hype? Never heard it or anyone that posted any audio examples either.

    Way way too much new stuff out there,

    Thanks in adv!
  14. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    IMO harrison mixbus is a waste of $80.

    I guess there are some that like it.

    Logic studio suits me much better. I'm gonna buy a Berghoff Stainless Steel 13-inch Covered Deep Skillet instead.

    My mixes will improve and overall make me feel better with this new tool :wink:
  15. teuron

    teuron Guest

    have you tried it though?
  16. TheBeaver

    TheBeaver Guest

    In my opinion, you're only option is Logic 9. I don't know why everyone on this forum seems to prefer, what I would consider to be very "amateur" software.. I suppose they just want to be different, but I just don't get it. I have been having very good results with logic 9 since its release and would vote for that. I don't have any experience with your hardware unfortunately, so that's the only area I couldn't comment on. Logic may not be the best looking or simplest to use, but it is by far the most powerful, especially if you consider purchasing a few pro-level plugins to utilize in addition to the built in ones.

    Better mix bus --> logic's are very good, however some additional plugins can help take this to a whole new level (at least to simplify the process, as the built in logic inserts sound good -- you just need to know what you are doing).

    Audio Quantizing --> Flex time in logic has a lot of people bitching on forums, but is largely due to people not using it properly, and expecting it to do every bit of the work for them (which it will not). If done properly it sounds better than the audio quantize/stretching engine in any other program I've used.

    I also recommend having ableton live available as well, but since you are mostly into multi-track recording and not digital music creation (which is where ableton shines) then it may not be 'necessary' but it couldn't hurt.

    Hope this helps!
  17. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member


    Amateur meaning which software and by whose professional standards? Inquiring pros want to know.
  18. TheBeaver

    TheBeaver Guest

    I find reaper to be amateur.

    I'm not going to engage in a full fledged battle over my opinion -- you just have to take it with a grain of salt. As you should for everyone's opinion. That said: It's about design, nothing technical as I'm sure it can TECHNICALLY do anything logic can -- I just have used logic for a while, and number 9 is the best one yet. I regret calling the others "amateur" -- English is my second language, so I didn't realize the brevity of the word.

    Bueno? (No, spanish isn't my first.) :wink:
  19. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    I was just curious. We mention lots of DAW programs here at RO.

    Reaper gets mentioned quite a bit because 93.4% of people that ask about DAW software won't actually pay for it. That and Reaper is actually quite fully featured but because of it's design perhaps is a bit off putting.

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