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Thread: Reason's Creative Essentials......Cubase.....?

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    Boogieman is offline Universal Soldier
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    Reason's Creative Essentials......Cubase.....?

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    I have been thinking about investing a chunk of change into buying Creative Essentials for Reason to expand my sound library, but the more I learn about VST's and Cubase and ReWire, I'm wondering if it's a worthwhile investment to get Creative Essentials...I mean the alternative would be to just pick up a bunch of VST's and learn Cubase/ReWire, which I'm tempted to do regardless. I'm just wondering which way you guys think I should go? Maybe both? haha...

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    Reason's help file tells you how to Rewire..Dont Waste ur money on that..Just get a Decent Host like Cubase and Get some VSTIs
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    Boogieman is offline Universal Soldier
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    Originally posted by mistaox
    Dont Waste ur money on that...
    that = creative essentials?
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    Yes, Cubase, don't fight it.

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    In my opinion, VST synths sound a lot better than the ones in Reason. But Reason is a very powerful tool that works way much faster than Cubase and it doesn't put much strain on your computer. If only they could make a decent synth...Oh, that Subtractor...

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    does anyone have any experience with creative essentials? i know there are some ill VST's out there, but i've heard such good things about creative essentials that im really tempted to try it out....and it's been on my wishlist for a long time so you know how that is =P
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    i have the creative essentials refill. its a good investment. but then again you have to use it with vst effects in order to make the most of it. and another one of the problems is that if you use the sample, they're at a fixed tempo. so if you were to use ableton live with it to change the tempo, you have to export it to a wav. file first.

    but the sound quality is pretty good. saves a lot of trouble recording, because its all top notch. the best ones you can use are the dr rex loops.

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    hhrrmmm....i know this thread is kinda old, but i'm actually still involved in the throws of this debate with myself =] haha... i think im just gonna give in and buy CE, learn Cubase/VST, and buy an MPD for drums =] bleh, might as well splurge
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    If you are using reason then something like creative essentials would be a good investment. It is basically a sampling of the CE series of sample discs put out by Zero-G.

    I'm not sure what the guy who said something about fixed tempos was talking about. By nature loops are set at a fixed tempo and then can be adjusted afterwards, usually through slicing. Being that youare looking at a refill, my assumption is that the loops would be in rex format. The only way to use any refil in another program like abelton live is to either slave it using rewire or to export the loop. That has nothing to do with fixed tempos.

    As far as require goes it is just a standard of communication between audio programs, much like VST is. If your host has rewire support(cubase, acid, abelton), then you should have no problem slaving reason to it and taking full advantage of any refills you have including CE.

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    sweet, thanks man. im buying it at the end of march when i move into my new house =]!

    since it seems like you know a bit abour refills, are there any other ones i should nab?

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