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What is your favorite DAW?
View Poll Results: What is your favorite DAW?
Acid (PC only)
4 Votes - 0.69%
Ableton Live (PC)
30 Votes - 5.21%
Ableton Live (Mac)
28 Votes - 4.86%
Adobe Audition
9 Votes - 1.56%
Cubase (PC)
84 Votes - 14.58%
Cubase (Mac)
27 Votes - 4.69%
Digital Performer (Mac only)
15 Votes - 2.60%
FL Studio
12 Votes - 2.08%
Garage Band (Mac Only)
2 Votes - 0.35%
Logic (Mac only)
156 Votes - 27.08%
Mackie Tracktion
3 Votes - 0.52%
Magix Samplitude
24 Votes - 4.17%
Magix Sequoia
9 Votes - 1.56%
Nuendo (PC)
38 Votes - 6.60%
Nuendo (Mac)
16 Votes - 2.78%
PreSonus Studio One
3 Votes - 0.52%
Pro Tools TDM (PC)
14 Votes - 2.43%
Pro Tools TDM (MAC)
59 Votes - 10.24%
Pro Tools LE (PC)
29 Votes - 5.03%
Pro Tools LE (Mac)
48 Votes - 8.33%
Propellerheads Reason/Record
11 Votes - 1.91%
Reaper
84 Votes - 14.58%
Sonar (PC only)
42 Votes - 7.29%
Sound Forge
6 Votes - 1.04%
I still use tape
7 Votes - 1.22%
Other
22 Votes - 3.82%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 576. You may not vote on this poll

Old 24th July 2009
  #1
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🎧 15 years
What is your favorite DAW?

What is your favorite DAW?

Some people use more than one DAW, so this is a 'Multiple Choice' poll: you can place more than one vote.

Since some people are in the process of moving from one DAW to another, I've included a couple of DAWS that aren't released yet (Studio One, Record). If you are moving from one DAW to another, please vote for the one you're moving to.

Acid (PC only)
Ableton Live (PC)
Ableton Live (Mac)
Adobe Audition
Cubase (PC)
Cubase (Mac)
Digital Performer (Mac only)
FL Studio
Garage Band (Mac Only)
Logic (Mac only)
Mackie Tracktion
Magix Samplitude
Magix Sequoia
Nuendo (PC)
Nuendo (Mac)
PreSonus Studio One
Pro Tools TDM (PC)
Pro Tools TDM (Mac)
Pro Tools LE (PC)
Pro Tools LE (Mac)
Propellerheads Reason/Record
Reaper
Sonar (PC only)
Sound Forge
I still use tape
Other
Old 24th July 2009
  #2
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🎧 15 years
Maybe we should wait until having used Logic 9 before we vote !
Old 24th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Pro Tools TDM (PC)
Pro Tools TDM (PC)
Pro Tools LE (Mac)
Pro Tools LE (Mac)
You might want to fix that.
Old 24th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Oops! I'll send a PM to a moderator right now.
Old 24th July 2009 | Show parent
  #5
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🎧 10 years
Reaper since a complete year, completely uninstalled Cubase...
Old 24th July 2009 | Show parent
  #6
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🎧 10 years
Saw Studio

Michael
Old 24th July 2009
  #7
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🎧 10 years
Cubase here. heh

But I always did want to try Sequoia and Digital Performer..
Old 24th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Seems that many people are using Cubase/Nuendo on a PC.

I'm also a happy Cubase user since years.
Old 24th July 2009 | Show parent
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dip
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🎧 10 years
SAWStudio
Old 24th July 2009 | Show parent
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5 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
You did not include Samplitude; one of the few DAW's that has a lot of the custom features of Wavelab including burning CD's.
Old 24th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Yes he did. Look under Magix Samplitude.

Michael
Old 24th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
I had nuendo 4 but was not so "WOW" to keep with the upgrade path.

RECORD looks great but I think it needs two 26 inch screens and I guess its time to upgrade my self to two 26 displays but no External effects????
Old 24th July 2009 | Show parent
  #13
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🎧 15 years
Having done the rounds I'm a very pleased Sonar customer. It does everything I have needed it to do and has been easy to learn.

That said I'd like to get my head round Logic because it seems such a nice bunch of tools for composition and it seems many people have it so it's good to be able to jump on their systems and get to work. I'll also be checking out Reaper to see what all the fuss is about.
Old 24th July 2009 | Show parent
  #14
Gear Nut
 
🎧 10 years
Pyramix here lives happily with Sequoia.
I have to work on PT, but it's not a favorite.
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Nuendo - simply because of it's sound. It's beautiful tone.
Nuendo has a smooth harmonic valve tone. Kind of neveish. Think - thick rich smooth with good define mids.
I also have saplitude and a Roland 2480.
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gibson ➑️
Nuendo - simply because of it's sound. It's beautiful tone.
Nuendo has a smooth harmonic valve tone. Kind of neveish. Think - thick rich smooth with good define mids.
I also have saplitude and a Roland 2480.
LOL
Old 25th July 2009
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5 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Every DAW has updates every 16 months or so and they throw in so many more functions every time. The question I have is do you use at least 65% of the features in your current DAW on a regular basis? I can say I don't easily. There are so many deep functions in all of the DAW's out there. It is getting so complicated to record these days. The old days with reel to reel and a console was a lot more straight forward. That is not saying I don't appreciate technology. Automation, saving settings, plug ins, copy and paste tracks are some of the great features in all the DAW's.

Me, I switched from Cubase to Samp. I like that it can burn CD's, offers a lot of what Wavelab has and it also has the features of Cubase I need as well. Not to mention I prefer it's work flow better. However I am sure that I could come out with a record that would sound just as good if I used Sonar, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, or Samplitude. Sure they may sound a little different but not enough that any listener would care.

I have to admit though that Logic's 9 capabilities seems to reflect that it is king of the mountain with features right now. However Samplitude 10 really offers me all I need. Now with Samplitude 11 coming out, it will offer me what I like as well. It never ends. Stick with what works for you is my best advise.
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tube World ➑️
Every DAW has updates every 16 months or so and they throw in so many more functions every time. The question I have is do you use at least 65% of the features in your current DAW on a regular basis? I can say I don't easily. There are so many deep functions in all of the DAW's out there. It is getting so complicated to record these days. The old days with reel to reel and a console was a lot more straight forward. That is not saying I don't appreciate technology. Automation, saving settings, plug ins, copy and paste tracks are some of the great features in all the DAW's.

Me, I switched from Cubase to Samp. I like that it can burn CD's, offers a lot of what Wavelab has and it also has the features of Cubase I need as well. Not to mention I prefer it's work flow better. However I am sure that I could come out with a record that would sound just as good if I used Sonar, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, or Samplitude. Sure they may sound a little different but not enough that any listener would care.

I have to admit though that Logic's 9 capabilities seems to reflect that it is king of the mountain with features right now. However Samplitude 10 really offers me all I need. Now with Samplitude 11 coming out, it will offer me what I like as well. It never ends. Stick with what works for you is my best advise.

Agreed
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gibson ➑️
Nuendo - simply because of it's sound. It's beautiful tone.
Nuendo has a smooth harmonic valve tone. Kind of neveish. Think - thick rich smooth with good define mids.
I also have saplitude and a Roland 2480.
please say "just kidding" or give a smiley or something so we dont think you should be committed.


REAPER here. converted from nuendo.
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
  #20
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🎧 10 years
Yes very true. Nuendo software here has the edge In terms of it's sound.
I own samp 10 and it doesn't do it for me.
I am full time musician singer/guitarist. I'm supper fussy about tone .
Nuendo just has a sexy smooth musical tone.
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Logic, But waiting on Studio One.
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
So we have this time a top 3 like this:

1. Cubase/Nuendo (34)
2. Logic (25)
3. Pro Tools (19)

Mmh... No more Sonar users?
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
  #23
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🎧 10 years
I'm a Mr Death come about the Reaping.

Kind regards

Dave Rich
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
The biggest surprise for me here is Reapers growing userbase ....
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by H-Rezz ➑️
The biggest surprise for me here is Reapers growing userbase ....
Yes! But my biggest surprise is the shrinking Sonar userbase. Far away what I have expect.
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4damind ➑️
So we have this time a top 3 like this:

1. Cubase/Nuendo (34)
2. Logic (25)
3. Pro Tools (19)

Mmh... No more Sonar users?

Pardon my ignorance, but aren't Nuendo and Cubase two different apps? Because if they are....:

#1) Logic (on Mac) and Cubase (on Mac and PC): 25 each
#2) Reaper: 13
#2) Pro Tools native (Mac and PC): 12
#4) Nuendo (on Mac and PC): 9
#5) Pro Tools TDM: 8

You could also say that when combining all the Pro Tools votes, Pro Tools is #2 with 20 votes.

#1) Logic (on Mac) and Cubase (on Mac and PC): 25
#2) Pro Tools TDM + native (PC and Mac): 20
#3) Reaper: 13
#4) Nuendo (on Mac and PC): 9
#5) Sonar and Live: 6 votes each

I don't know why I find polls like these entertaining, but for some silly reason I do... Oh well... :-)
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by nativeaudio ➑️
Pardon my ignorance, but aren't Nuendo and Cubase two different apps? Because if they are....:

#1) Logic (on Mac) and Cubase (on Mac and PC): 25 each
#2) Reaper: 13
#2) Pro Tools native (Mac and PC): 12
#4) Nuendo (on Mac and PC): 9
#5) Pro Tools TDM: 8

You could also say that when combining all the Pro Tools votes, Pro Tools is #2 with 20 votes.

#1) Logic (on Mac) and Cubase (on Mac and PC): 25
#2) Pro Tools TDM + native (PC and Mac): 20
#3) Reaper: 13
#4) Nuendo (on Mac and PC): 9
#5) Sonar and Live: 6 votes each

I don't know why I find polls like these entertaining, but for some silly reason I do... Oh well... :-)
I think the difference between Cubase and Nuendo is much smaller than that of PTLE and PTHD, unless you are doing video. Esentially the same apps as far as audio functionality is concerned.
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
  #28
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by H-Rezz ➑️
The biggest surprise for me here is Reapers growing userbase ....
I don't think so, it takes a while for folks to get to grips with it, but once you have it gets stuff done very very quickly.

I'm surprised so many people still use cubase,- I suspect that's mainly due to brand recognition.

Kind Regards

Dave Rich
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
  #29
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4damind ➑️
Yes! But my biggest surprise is the shrinking Sonar userbase. Far away what I have expect.
Sonar lost it's way after sonar5 - there was a glimmer of hope when they said they would keep working on the previous version to make it uber-stable so you had a choice, the latest/greatest, or the last version with less bugs.

That policy got dropped. It's funny how these companies find it so difficult to give their customers what they actually want,- stuff that doesn't crash and stuff that just works.

Kind regards

Dave Rich
Old 25th July 2009 | Show parent
  #30
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🎧 10 years
You forgot C-Lab Notator for the Atari ST lol, yeah I'm still using it for sequencing along with Cubase 5
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