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The Ultimate Favourite DAW Poll 2012/2013
View Poll Results: Your favourite DAW is...
OS X (header only - don't vote here!)
4 Votes - 0.80%
Ableton Live OS X
23 Votes - 4.61%
Adobe Audition OS X
1 Votes - 0.20%
Apple Logic OS X
91 Votes - 18.24%
Ardour OS X
0 Votes - 0%
Avid Pro Tools TDM OS X
4 Votes - 0.80%
Avid Pro Tools HDX OS X
6 Votes - 1.20%
Avid Pro Tools Native OS X
27 Votes - 5.41%
Avid Pro Tools LE etc, OS X
3 Votes - 0.60%
Cockos Reaper OS X
15 Votes - 3.01%
Harrison Mixbus OS X
2 Votes - 0.40%
Magix Samplitude (Soon OS X?)
4 Votes - 0.80%
Mackie Tracktion OS X
0 Votes - 0%
Motu Digital Performer OS X
21 Votes - 4.21%
PreSonus Studio One OS X
18 Votes - 3.61%
Propellerhead Record/Reason OS X
2 Votes - 0.40%
Steinberg Cubase OS X
16 Votes - 3.21%
Steinberg Nuendo OS X
1 Votes - 0.20%
Pyramix OS X
0 Votes - 0%
Sound Forge OS X
0 Votes - 0%
WINDOWS (header only, don't vote here)
3 Votes - 0.60%
Ableton Live Windows
23 Votes - 4.61%
Adobe Audition Windows
5 Votes - 1.00%
Avid Pro Tools TDM Windows
1 Votes - 0.20%
Avid Pro Tools HDX Windows
2 Votes - 0.40%
Avid Pro Tools Native Windows
12 Votes - 2.40%
Avid Pro Tools LE etc Windows
2 Votes - 0.40%
Cakewalk Sonar Windows
23 Votes - 4.61%
Cockos Reaper Windows
44 Votes - 8.82%
Harrison Mixbus Windows
2 Votes - 0.40%
Image Line Fruity Loops Windows
8 Votes - 1.60%
Magix Samplitude Windows
14 Votes - 2.81%
Magix Sequoia Windows
6 Votes - 1.20%
Mackie Tracktion Windows
1 Votes - 0.20%
Motu Digital Performer Windows
0 Votes - 0%
PreSonus Studio One Windows
27 Votes - 5.41%
Propellerhead Record/Reason Windows
6 Votes - 1.20%
Sony Creative Software Acid Windows
2 Votes - 0.40%
Steinberg Cubase Windows
61 Votes - 12.22%
Steinberg Nuendo Windows
13 Votes - 2.61%
Pyramix Windows
4 Votes - 0.80%
Sadie Windows
1 Votes - 0.20%
Sound Forge Windows
1 Votes - 0.20%
Voters: 499. You may not vote on this poll

Old 22nd October 2012
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Question The Ultimate Favourite DAW Poll 2012/2013

There are some old-ish DAW polls here on GS, and some new polls which only mention some of the available, major DAWs.

So here's a new one.

Which of these OSX/Windows DAWs is your favourite? You can select only one. Make sure you select the correct version (Mac/PC), if both options are available.
Old 22nd October 2012
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🎧 5 years
I tried: FruityLoops, Orion, some Trackers, Buzz Machines, Reason, Ableton Live,

but stayed since I tried Cubase SX with Steinbergs Cubase for ~11 years now.

It has for me the fastest workflow (I do ITB - Electronic Style music with heavy VI and Sample Use).

I have no real need to look elsewhere. Just out of curiosity I try some demos sometimes, but to be fair I dont really try hard on other DAWs - so my Vote could be a little subjective.

But why look elsewhere when youre really happy?

the only thing I miss is a small Resample Calculation tool... like this: http://www.abload.de/img/qweqweqwe1nkcr.jpg

so the only thing I really could ask for if they implement this, or if they would implement a small script based Language like Java or something, where I could write some small applets inside Cubase. Own Functions for repetetive calcualtions would be just too good would save me an ALT+TAB from time to time..
Old 22nd October 2012
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I have used Sonar, Cubase, Pro Tools, Sound Forge, Live and Logic and the last one is my favourite.
Old 22nd October 2012
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I have Sonar and Pro Tools MP9. Sonar X2 is my "production" DAW. I just can't seem to get enthused about Pro Tools, although Pro Tools seems to be the most often used by my Nashville friends.

I've also tried Reaper and several others.
Old 22nd October 2012
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I totally put the OS version of Studio One instead of the PC version lol.

Nonetheless... Studio One has been the only DAW I actually find as a joy to work with.
Old 22nd October 2012
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I use Ableton Live on a mac, but windows is just as good tbh. I've done a thread where people can put up reviews of DAWs here.

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/music...beginners.html

But the idea is to make it easy for beginners to compare them, rather than debate the finer details.

Anyway, I list the main reasons why I prefer Live on that thread.
Old 22nd October 2012
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🎧 5 years
DP and PT user on Mac OSX, DP still has the edge in MIDI operation but is about as clunky as a drunk sumo wrestler. PT wins.
Old 23rd October 2012
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WINDOWS (header only, don't vote here)
OK, so someone voted for "Windows" already. :-)
Maybe a moderator can remove the two headers?
Old 25th October 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eplust ➑️
DP and PT user on Mac OSX, DP still has the edge in MIDI operation but is about as clunky as a drunk sumo wrestler. PT wins.
I'm with you 100%. Where PT falls down is that it can't bounce faster than real time and for someone who does location recording and needs to do a lot of 3-4 hour roughs in a day, it's a non-starter. Also, DP is pretty cool for having internal aggregation instead of relying on Core Audio. Core Audio has gotten a bit better, though.
Old 25th October 2012
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🎧 5 years
the poll is bad it should begin with WINDows ... windows... and logic ... etc

at first I wanted to click also cubase os x..
Old 25th October 2012
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🎧 10 years
Cool

Used/tried--Tracktion, Studio 1, Cubase LE, ProTools LE and Record.

Cockos Reaper on Windows is what I like.
Old 25th October 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gomfist ➑️
the poll is bad it should begin with WINDows ...
Oh, really. :-)
But have you noticed that Windows and OS X DAWs so far has almost an equal amount of votes?
Old 25th October 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gomfist ➑️
the poll is bad it should begin with WINDows ... windows... and logic ... etc

at first I wanted to click also cubase os x..
Who cares!!!
Old 25th October 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phas3d ➑️
Who cares!!!

anyone who cares about the poll?


omg if stupidity caused pain..
Old 25th October 2012
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As a pro tools user, I'm scared....

Avid Investors Begin Their Selloff of Multimedia Giant (AVID) – Wall Street PR
Old 25th October 2012
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Originally Posted by jrhager84 ➑️
Just ship now!I never boarded....

Sent from my PC36100
Old 26th October 2012
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🎧 15 years
In my room most everything starts in Logic and gets finished in Pro Tools.
Old 28th October 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jrhager84 ➑️
Some PT users fear that PT will *not* get new owners.

Anyway, this poll needs more votes! :-)
Old 31st October 2012
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Cubase Windows.

It will be interesting to add together Cubendo Windows and Cubendo OSX for a total Steinberg score of their cross platform DAW.

Why can't you vote for two?

I enjoy several DAW's equally.
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Old 31st October 2012
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Currently:

23 ) Cockos Reaper
20 ) Apple Logic
17 ) Steinbirg Cubase
9 ) Avid Pro Tools
8 ) PreSonus Studio One
7 ) Ableton Live
7 ) Motu Digital Performer
6 ) Cakewalk Sonar
3 ) Magix Samplitude
1 ) Adobe Audition
1 ) Propellerhead Record/Reason
1 ) Steinbirg Nuendo
1 ) Pyramix
0 ) Ardour, Harrison Mixbus, Mackie Tracktion, Sound Forge, Image Line Fruity Loops, Magix Sequoia, Sony Softiware Acid, Sadie
Old 31st October 2012
  #21
Gear Maniac
 
🎧 5 years
interesting that reaper is so popular. I did try it once when it was new. and didnt like the interface. and i was slower than in cubase so I deinstalled it...

maybe its good for low budget productions?

And why is Ableton not more popular? I thought it is the ultimate electronica tool? (Me personally I dont like it - hate loops)..

anyway - very interesting
btw. what it Steinbirg??
Old 1st November 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thehightenor ➑️

Why can't you vote for two?
The results could easily become inaccurate if someone decided that he had both the Mac and PC versions - and also both the native and DSP based versions - of PT as his personal favourites. This way, he could give PT 4 votes (8 actually)!
Old 1st November 2012
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Ableton Live and FL studio are the most popular DAWs according to a couple of major polls done by music mags. I can understand why Reaper is popular because it's cheap, but it's mainly for audio. Obviously Logic, Cubase and PT have their followings. There is another 'forum' (place for mods to try to massage their egos) which is really **** so I won't mention it's name, which had a poll and despite the ****ness of the forum, Live was the most popular in that one, so it's a bit surprising it ranks low on GS. Happy days.
Old 2nd November 2012 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by nativeaudio ➑️
The results could easily become inaccurate if someone decided that he had both the Mac and PC versions - and also both the native and DSP based versions - of PT as his personal favourites. This way, he could give PT 4 votes (8 actually)!
It's a bit divide and concur for Logic as it's only available on one single platform in one single form. Unless that was your intention (only joking:-)

No, in this case I will be adding up the votes for a single brand of DAW - just to keep thing fair and in perspective.

Total for Steinberg's Cubendo.
Total for Avid's Pro Tools.

That's the only way to see which is the most popular DAW, as opposed to sub-flavour of DAW or flavour of OS.

Steinbeg usually win the combined vote - I see Cubendo cross platform is already on 23, but there's a lot more competition these days, so who knows.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gomfist ➑️
anyone who cares about the poll?


omg if stupidity caused pain..
So you're saying if the poll started with Windows it would be fairer???
I read all the options and chose the DAW I use. Didn't you do the same?
Old 3rd November 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thehightenor ➑️
No, in this case I will be adding up the votes for a single brand of DAW - just to keep thing fair and in perspective.

Total for Steinberg's Cubendo.
Total for Avid's Pro Tools.
Even Steinberg looks at Cubase and Nuendo as two different DAWs. Other than that, I agree with you.
Old 3rd November 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phas3d ➑️
So you're saying if the poll started with Windows it would be fairer???
I read all the options and chose the DAW I use. Didn't you do the same?
no

start with the WORD "Windows" or "MAC"

so that people get the understanding that its half win half mac etc

no I didnt read all the options, why should I? I stopped at Cubase, then saw only MAC, and thought by myself: "hm why did he forgot its also for windows?" (usually ppl on the net are uninformed so I was just about to click) then I scrolled a bit by chance and finally saw: "ah there is also a win version.."

why so far away? Its all about grouping..
Old 3rd November 2012
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Little details. The option is there.
Old 3rd November 2012
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Only ~104 votes? How many members are there on this forum?

geeesh....


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Old 3rd November 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gomfist ➑️

start with the WORD "Windows" or "MAC"

so that people get the understanding that its half win half mac etc
"Windows" is the name of an operating system, just like "OS X". This is why I started with "OS X", and not with "Mac". ;-)
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