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What DAW do you use?

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by robfosters, May 17, 2017.


What DAW do you use?

  1. Albeton

  2. Cubase

  3. Pro Tools

  4. Sonar

  5. FL Studio

  6. Reason

  7. Other (please specify)

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  1. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 15,612

    Location: Welling, London

    Could I have a poll please mods with the following options? Thanks in advance.

    Pro Tools
    FL Studio
    Other (Please specify)

    Interested to see what the general favoured DAW is for the forums amateur, possibly pro, music producers. Would also be useful if you could post your selection with the type of music you produce.
  2. ShortWarning


    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 3,728

    Location: Middlesex

  3. redline

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 12, 2003

    Posts: 1,281

    Location: Devonia :)

    (Other) Reaper.. I started using it as Cockos give you a 60day evaluation period, and I simply got used to using it during that period, and then it is really reasonable to buy @ $60... Its very powerful in terms of features and as intuitive as this sort of software can be... and its constantly being updated and improved without breaking anything [well, so far for me anyway] I'm recording mostly acoustic instruments, or playing live keyboard/synth straight into my interface, so no MIDI which was always a weakness of Reaper in the past... it may be great now.

    It simply works for me.
  4. EVH


    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 23,715

    Location: Swansea

    Poll added. I won't vote but I'm most comfortable with Pro Tools, even though I haven't used it for almost 8 years.
  5. Andelusion


    Joined: Oct 1, 2003

    Posts: 14,296

    Location: Huddersfield

    Cubase, started with it in GCSE music :D still using it now, I work as a guitar teacher so use a few plugins, mainly Superior Drummer, NI VSTs and Waves plugins.

    They're all good these days, some are better for certain applications, but I think if you stick with one DAW and learn it inside out then they can be really powerful.

    Reaper is an excellent choice as it's like £40, does most stuff, not very intuitive but amazing for the money.
  6. Mart2912


    Joined: Sep 25, 2007

    Posts: 531

    Location: Scotland

    Funnily enough, I've recently got into making electronic music (Trance) and I use FL Studio, mainly because it's what I used in college, so It's what I'm most familiar with. It's crazy what you can create, but even more crazy the amount of features/techniques I've yet to learn/come across.
  7. MrRockliffe


    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

    Posts: 319

    Location: Loughborough

    FL Studio gets slated a lot in the audio industry, but the truth it, it's an intuitive and powerful piece of software. Logic is great and works very well due to optimisations in Mac OS. Ableton would be my main choice, as you can do more with it. For simplicity, I think logic has everyone beaten here though.
  8. SickAsAParrot


    Joined: Mar 17, 2011

    Posts: 857

    Location: Stoke, no, wait, Wilmslow

    I've mucked around with FL, ableton and reason in the past, no idea what the latest versions are like, but I couldn't get my head around the way FL worked at all. The instruments are lovely though and great for playing live.

    I liked the instruments and versatility of reason but the sequencer was a bit pants. Abletons great for throwing tracks together from loops, but the instruments are weedy.
  9. Spook187


    Joined: Jan 16, 2010

    Posts: 7,155

    Location: Cumbria

    Reason for me, i have used Ableton and cubase, fruity loops at the time seemed a bit childish the thing is time with me i just don't have it to use all to their full potential:(

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