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Sequoia 11

Discussion in 'Sequoia' started by audiokid, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Wow, is all I can say. Sequoia 11 just arrived, installed perfectly. So far... I love it. The gui is so real compared to other DAW software. Makes me feel like I'm on a desk rather than all the clutter with example (Sonar). My first impression, anything that looks this nice has got to get better as I start using it. The workflow is grouped out very logical. Adding effects is simple. The tracks and editing is totally slick.
    I've only just begun so I don't have much to say at this moment... but I'm sure this is going to be right up there with PT. I'll definitely be talking about this as I become more familiar.

    Sequoia, adding a couple of SSD on my i7 is going to be killer.

    Looking forward to others using Samplitude or Sequoia. (y)
  2. FLZapped

    FLZapped Active Member

    I don't see it being any less cluttered than any other DAW. I guess you have to justify spending that 3 grand somehow.

    As long as you're happy, that's all that matters, I suppose.

  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Man, sure seems clean to me. I particularly like how the gui resize's if you need more views too.

    The object based editing is really starting to make sense as well.
    Hybrd engine as well. Its definitely a good DAW.
  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    I agree Chris -
    The GUI is very uncluttered and logical. If you've used an analog console or even a higher end digital board, this setup is very intuitive. I can't tell you how much time I spent trying to figure out how to patch external effects into Cubase (SX2). With Sequoia, it's quite logical and makes perfect sense.

    Don't forget - almost every control in Sequoia can be right clicked to give you even more functionality!

  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    The whole reason I looked into Samplitude in the first place was because the routing is similar to PT in that there are aux buses for sends and aux returns. Logical. Like a desk.
  6. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Would you please reference this post you are quoting as it cannot be verified as to how this comment is used or in what context.

    Thank you.
  7. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    What exactly are you talking about? Samplitude and Sequoia are the same company. Samplitude is the "little brother" of Sequoia and has many similar features.

  8. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    ....I don't have much to say at this moment... but I'm sure this is going to be right up there with PT.
  9. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    I spent about a half hour having a very fun, enjoyable chat with "Andre" from Magix, at the recent AES show. (He's a programmer, so it was great to beat him up a little bit....hehehe...all good natured fun, and he was very happy to show me around V11.)

    I said: "Ok, what's new in this version, and why would I want to upgrade? Lots of very good and useful new things in this rev; even the colors are easier to change, right on the channel display. I like the 'revolver' Option as well. Between that and Windows 7, I'm looking forward to a lot of increased productivity around here.

    Not sure when I'll pull the trigger on it and get a copy, but it might be soon at the rate things are going. Glad to hear you're enjoying it, audiokid! You're out in front of the rest of the pack now! :cool:
  10. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Ya, it feels so good to finally find something that's worth learning. The time it takes to get familiar with all these DAW's really cuts into your creativity. It's been a real test of patience opening different DAW's messing around with them and thinking... erk, I can't take this. I have Sonar, Ableton Live 8, PT Mix and Sequoia now. I've used Cubase, Reaper, and a few others over the years and a few others which I can't remember at the moment.

    Sequoia is definitely really sweet and now my DAW of choice.

    Joe, did you talk about controllers? The manual show the JL Cooper 3800 and Tascam's FW-1884 looking like personal possibilities?
  11. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Regarding controllers-
    I've used a couple and found them to be clunky. In all fairness, I haven't tried a hardware control surface since V7. At the time, I had the Tascam FW1884 (NEVER buy this unit! Especially if you're wanting it for a control surface! I had 3 of them, they ALL failed the same way - all in the controller aspect!).

    I also had a Radial SAC2.2K which was about as awesome of a control surface as you could get at the time. Sadly, the shuttle and jog were clunky when interfaced with Sequoia and the faders were slow.

    However, I made the switch to "controller-less" and never looked back. The object-based editing model made me never want for a control surface again. Once you begin to start splitting tracks into individual objects and manipulating them (amplitude envelopes, effects, etc) you'll lose any desire and need for a control surface.

    I simply love the ability to truly automate a plugin using track objects rather than setting up individual buses for a single application of a plugin just to momentarily route to it and never use it again. It seems like such a waste of visual space and time. Now, say for example I want to put some weird vocoder effect on only 1 word of a vocal track, all I do is select that word in the wave form and hit T (the shortcut I have for breaking the track into an object). Now, I double click the bottom half of that object and pull up my object editor. I put the vocoder effect on and tweak to my heart's content and voila..done. I can even fade the vocoder effect in and out gently using cross fades or make it abrupt.

    Trust me - venture down the path of object-based editing and you'll never look back.

  12. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Good advise Cucco, thanks! Now I'm even more excited!

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