Reason Essentials 1.5
FL Studio 10 Fruity Edition
Is Reason Essentials capable of matching FL studio fruit? If not, can u please be specific about the drawbacks (so i know if its important to me or not)
Not sure what Reason Essentials is but I used Reason for a while back, both can give you the same sound quality but I just prefer the workflow in FL Studio.
Dude get Gargeband.
Reason essentials is very powerful. Its a stripped down version of Reason so you don't get all of the stock modules but the modules you get are solid. Out the box I cannot think of a better value for $99 and you can upgrade it with Rack Extensions when you deem it worthy honestly looking at the list of what comes in Essentials right now I cannot think of anything missing that cannot be replaced with an equally good rack extension if required.
FL Studio so easy, for everyone ! ok
Reason Essential. I'm biased though. I would say FL Studio is superior over Reason Essentials.....but dudes don't spend money. Having FL Studio and spend the money on all the good stuff needed...yeah. But the amount of thieves and crooks that use FL Studio.....I'll never represent that piece of shit. And it's not even anything against piracy....it's like the foodchain is FL Studio > $10,000 in pirated software > bragging rights on youtube for using the same synth used in the recreation of a popular song.
AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR DAT!!
Better eat your Wheaties
Leave them Fruit loops alone.
Last edited by 901_Rice_Street; 02-09-2013 at 05:39 PM.
MOTU BPM for producing because you can get caught in the monotony of cookie cut stuff that can be done in FL. There's a million producers making trap beats in FL as we speak. If you know the ins and outs, you start relying on the same overused patterns that can be done in seconds in the step sequencer, the leads off harmor and harmless, those same ethereal pads found in everything these days. Not to mention, if you're going with the popular vstis(Nexus, Gladiator, Sylenth, NI stuff, ect.)you think you're expanding, but still getting more raped libraries.
Soon as I load up Pro Tools and go into stock stuff in XPand2, Structure, Vacuum, and Hybrid(I suggest anyone using Pro Tools buy it)I instantly have a fresh sound that expands ideas. Not to mention the mod wheel works so i can manipulate as I play without all that assigning in FL I really don't want to waste time doing. Same with Reason(even though I'm using 6, not essentials), I'm not saying this stuff can't be done in FL, its just FL techniques have been ran in the ground so much you're gonna sound like everyone else until you do SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Years ago i loved FL because I was on it when people were still MPC crazy. Same rules apply to any device that's too dominant in music at the time(now people gonna pretend they don't remember when everything sounded like it came off an MPC... all the choppy samples, 1 note basslines, too much swing for the sake of thinking it "added soul")
Tools don't have a sound until you fall into the cookie cut techniques they provide for everyone, but, because of the current direction of music, FL makes it too easy to fall into those realms no different than an MPC did in 1999-2003 no different than a Motif did when Dre/Storch/JR Rotem had those keyboard string and repeat chord piano beats in style.
Other Daws make you come up with different approaches to get that same "current sound" that makes you spawn more originality IMO. Same time, gotta respect FL, it annihilated those Motif beats i was talking about by bringing more intricate sounds and sequencing to to the table than workstation keyboards were capable of.
I was going to buy 6.5.......but I jumped from 3.0 to Essentials since it was on sale $79. I ain't missing Thor, Kong, ect. Only thing I miss is Malstrom. Wish they would sell it as a RE....maybe when 7 comes out. I messed with the predator RE..... About to check out that new $9 modular synth builder whatever thingy.
It's right up my alley. But I'm still Cubase all day.
Last edited by 901_Rice_Street; 02-10-2013 at 02:16 PM.
Maschine and I am working that into the workflow as well but I only pull up Reason now for the sound libraries I have for it.
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