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    Hi - I'm making a second attempt to getting into making electronic music. Not really interested in recording. I had a go a long, long time ago with Reason but didn't get too far.

    I really liked plugging synths and samplers into the drum machine in Reason and the whole old school hardware and cables aproach but felt that maybe Reason was a bit lacking in the more modern side of things. Example: pitch shifting and slicing / time stretching always felt like a serious fudge. No VST support. And the mixing and workflow side seemed a little awkward.

    So I'm wondering if it might be worth trying something else. I've installed demos of ProTools, FruityLoops, Cubase, Sonar and Ableton but instantly realised that it's going to take me a LONG time to figure them all out. Can you give your opinion on the pros and cons of each for the kind of thing I'm trying to do?

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    Reason 7 may address all of your concerns - have a look at the demo for it and see for yourself

    I personally use a variety of daws - cubase, reason, reaper, audacity, band-in-a-box, fl (rarely), pure data
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    I'd say go with fl studio.. It's extremely easy to use once you learn what your doing.. but that probably can go with any daw you use..
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    FL is definitely the easiest(doesn't make it the best)

    Presonus Studio 1 is user friendly with a simple interface/sequencer and the drag and drop
    feature makes it really stand out.

    Sonar is a little more complex but once you get the hang of it it's not too bad.
    The interface is a little jumbled at times,depending on what you're doing,but it's one of the
    better D.A.W's i've used.

    Reaper is also pretty straight forward and easy to use.

    Pro tools and Acid are solid.Of Course.I would use Pro Tools for external recording and
    mixing\mastering.
    Acid is very underrated.And is just as good as any D.A.W available and it's easy to use
    as well.


    I never really got into Reason or Abelton because of their sequencers.
    And not being able to use VST's in Reason was a turn off.

    But at the end of the day you have to decide what's easiest for you.


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    Studio One if you want simplicity, ease of use, and fast workflow, and also drag and drop browser.

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    FL Studio is a great DAW, very complex and versatile in this new edition. I work with FL Studio from version 3, now is 11. It's a very good program to those who want to work and make original tracks from scratch not just using loops and samples. Is good for any type and music genres. YouTube is a great source to take your first lessons in FL Studio, there are also many forums and blogs with very good tutorials. I also work in Reason, Cubase, and a little of Ableton but FL Studio remain my first love. You just need determination and hard work, result will appear soon for sure.
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    I looked at Fl Studio 11 and laughed at the inclusion of the Ruby programming language. Since when did you have to program music lol. I know i made the right decision

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    only goes to show that your particular approach to production is not the same as others - if you use max/pure data/reaktor as an algorithmic composition or synth development environment, then you understand why including ruby kind of makes sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by prospot View Post
    It's a very good program to those who want to work and make original tracks from scratch not just using loops and samples.
    So you can't make tracks from scratch in other D.A.W.s?
    You can only use loops and samples in other D.A.W.s?

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    Last edited by bandcoach; 10-30-2013 at 07:17 PM.
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