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raf / Raf Fiol 3mo+5dy ago

Hey Kompozarians, We're conducting a poll to see which DAW is preferred by our members. Please take a second to chime in.

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16 people like this: YANNKIF, MerryVera, RGBass, MikeJM, PaulM44, JennyK, xvpusw, Pascaloubien, kman, WillaWay, promusicmedia, Shadow63, carlmoneyhoney, sriracha, LazyFrank, liljoe6string

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liljoe6string   commented 3mo+5dy ago


ps it takes a while for the poll to pop up.. at least on mine.. Might add that to the intro comment. pss there was a member poll on this not long ago.. might scan that to for info.

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MixerMick   commented 3mo+5dy ago


" there was a member poll on this not long ago" It's also an entry in everyone's profile.

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VocalRun   commented 3mo+5dy ago


I can honestly say I've got and have tried at least 7 of these. Ugh. I still think there's room for improvement.

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Wire-and-Wood   commented 3mo+5dy ago


I use Sonar X1. I'm with VR... I've tried a few and there is room for improvement. I liked the previous version of Sonar more than X1. I need to make a change but it's hard after becoming so familiar with one format. If anyone absolutely loves their DAW, say so here, and that info might help guide me and others

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Ulcur   commented 3mo+5dy ago


Cakewalk's Sonar Platinum / Audacity. Just recording things, basic stuff.

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liljoe6string   commented 3mo+5dy ago


def need to add Audacity to the list... lots of folks use it

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raf   commented 3mo+5dy ago


Oh wow, this surprises me. I've tried Audacity and it's very limited.

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sriracha   commented 3mo+5dy ago


yeah - but it's free. so a lot of people start with it.

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liljoe6string   commented 3mo+5dy ago


its wild> but maybe its more resource friendly ?? i know a few folks who have left Logic and went audacity and are doing some wick tracks heavy R&BishRapish stuff...loads of tracks> more than my logic could digest.

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PaulM44   commented 3mo+5dy ago


I've used Audacity to convert Nicola's FLAC files to WAV to use in Logic Pro X. It is a handy utility to know about.

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liljoe6string   commented 3mo+4dy ago


+1 got say> Nicys flac file chap my butt!! my logic can do that> i always ship it out and get it convert via zamzar

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VocalRun   commented 3mo+4dy ago


Very handy tool to use Audacity to convert Flacs.

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JB2012   commented 3mo+5dy ago


You can add a bunch of plugins to audacity that make it very powerful ...

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LazyFrank   commented 3mo+5dy ago


I use Mixcraft 6. It's a very "visual" program, easy to use and offers everything you need and a lot of possibilities.

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VocalRun   commented 3mo+5dy ago


I have MC6, too. And I love that it reverse tracks, but alas, I had to reformat and never could get it logged back in right so I'm stuck on 5, forehhhhhvahhhhhh.

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JB2012   commented 3mo+5dy ago


Only Audacity :))

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promusicmedia   commented 3mo+5dy ago


I like GarageBand with AmpKit pedals

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offthewall   commented 3mo+5dy ago


Reaper can't be beat, in my opinion. Value, features and ease of use. I worked through from V3 to V4.8 and have stuck with that for a long time as I don't need all the newer stuff.

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SidiousSounds   commented 3mo+5dy ago


Im with you. Reaper.

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JennyK   commented 3mo+5dy ago


Funny, I was just going to ask if Cakewalk had gone to the place where DAWs go at the end of their days, but I guess not. I used, loved, and knew inside out, Sonar 8.whatever forever until Cakewalk threw us blind people under the bus. Jumped into Apple Logic as it was my only accessible option at the time, so I had to switch to a Mac to make that happen. Took me over a year to get somewhat comfortable with it and I'm still learning. I installed reaper the other day and I realized that I'd need another year to get the hang of that one, despite it being fully "accessible". But regardless of the non-choice I personally have when it comes to daws, it is a very personal choice, unfortunately money is one huge factor. I would have stayed with Sonar - I'm still pissed off at Cakewalk btw. :D

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Wire-and-Wood   commented 3mo+5dy ago


i liked and knew Sonar 8... I use the current version and I don't like it. Now that's progress

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JennyK   commented 3mo+5dy ago


Heh. Yep. :D There are still hotkeys that I miss and can't figure out how to get the same thing done now. Can't pretend it was perfect, it pissed me off royally, but still.... Or maybe it's just that I'm still an XP girl at heart ...those were the days. :D

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WalterPaulOwen   commented 3mo+4dy ago


Sonar X3 and Platinum (win 10) here. Use X3 with win 7 the most. About to go full time with Platinum do to some hardware failure. Even with Cakewalk shutting down these will be viable daws for years to come.. As said, once you get used to a daw. It's hard to change.

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FIGSOUNDS   commented 3mo+2dy ago


Cakewalk is free now from bandlab.com. they have very frequent updates and all the plugins are included.

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peterrand   commented 3mo+5dy ago


Looks like I am in a minority with FL Studio then!

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BrokenBString   commented 3mo+5dy ago


Anybody else in KWorld nostalgic for the old Yamaha AW4416? Not a computer-based DAW, but just an amazing piece of kit (actually, "lump of kit" is more accurate) Gorgeous pre-amps, motorised faders, sampling pads etc. boy do I miss it! The journey from the original Tascam Portastudio 4 track cassette to the Yammy was a wild ride and somehow an iMac screen full of software pretending to be a studio just seems a little bland these days. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.....

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VocalRun   commented 3mo+4dy ago


I have a 4 track. A Yamaha? I think. It's like new. I got it and then I moved and I was under the DFW flight pattern (like next to the runways) for about 7 years and all you could hear on the recordings was buzzzz, so it never got used. It was prolly in the box until I moved to this house. I should Reverb that puppy.

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MikeJM   commented 3mo+5dy ago


I personally use Microsoft Word. :P No one asked me, I know lol ... just want to be annoying. ;)

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PolarBear   commented 3mo+5dy ago


Minimalism, .. that's what you got going. I think it's still the "in" thing. :)

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PolarBear   commented 3mo+4dy ago


Raf, .. Audacity .. effects are done pre-Audacity.

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BenNagari   commented 3mo+4dy ago


Tracktion

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FingerFolkie   commented 3mo+3dy ago


Is that still supported?

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YANNKIF   commented 3mo+4dy ago


COMPLETE, SIMPLE TO USE, used, for 37 years ...

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Wally099   commented 3mo+3dy ago


Cubase, great once past the initial learning curve

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PaulM44   commented 3mo+3dy ago


Stick with any DAW long enough and it feels like an aid rather than an impediment. I like Logic Pro X so far, graduating from free Garage Band, so only about 12 years now. I found about 100 free lessons for it on Youtube, so that put me years ahead in learning. I probably use about >5% of the full capability of the DAW with all of its loops, filters and sophistication built in for professionals. There many instances where I don't know how something could be done without it, like cutting in individual notes from multiple Take tracks together seamlessly---it would likely take weeks to do this complex task otherwise.

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SabreLane   commented 3mo+2dy ago


I started on Sonar 7.?, I've had Sonar Platinum since it came out. It does everything I need. ;) If I'm not mistaken, I believe it's available for free now since Gibson bought it and didn't give a about it. Works for me. ;) Hey kids! Long time no see! How y'all doin'?