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What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby curteye » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:10 am

Aloha guys,

Yes we all use/love/hate/tolerate Cubase but if you have/use one,
what is you second DAW?

To stay somewhat compatible with the industry, my 2nd
DAW has always been ProTools but recently I have been trying out
the latest version of Logic.

It has some nice things/features/sounds going on, but it will never replace Cubase
for me and won't even become number 2 in my arsenal.

Just wondering what you guys use as a #2?

TIA Thanks in advance)
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby RLS » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:26 am

Same as the first...Cubase :?
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby pharmacist » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:35 am

Ableton Live, but only as a supplement, not a substitute.
Live has certain features that aren't present in cubase (particularly useful in creating electronic music). cubase and live can really complement each other.
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby Woodcrest Studio » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:28 pm

Cubase is my second daw.
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby ChrisW » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:48 pm

Aloha curteye,

I took up the Digital Performer 8 cross-grade offer a few months ago after trying the demo, and for a while was seriously thinking of switching. It has a very different workflow, but one that makes sense once you spend time with it - it also seems to run more smoothly on a Mac than C7, and themes are great. But expression maps, the score editor, chord track, included instruments, etc. etc. (not to forget this forum) made me decide to stay with Cubase as my primary DAW. I'll keep DP as a second DAW though, not least for the quality of the included plugins.

I did buy Logic X because it's fairly cheap and I've got a lot of old Logic projects. But I still don't like the way that it handles multi-timbral instruments, and am becoming less happy about being locked into Apple.
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby DaveAbbott » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:07 pm

Hi All

I used to use Logic for about 8 years before it went mac only, then changed to Cubase. I used REAPER to do all my stage backtracks which were, back then, mainly General Midi, which it handled pretty well and it really has come on to become a good backup for me, particularly when I have had to do live recordings and don't want to unplug the dongle(cos I'm stupid and will lose it!!), I just dow the multitrack recordiung and drag them into Cubase for editing and mixing. so....REAPER is my second DAW, but a distant second to Cubase which I use every day.

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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby Mr. Beer » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:31 pm

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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby twilightsong » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:40 pm

I don't have a 2nd DAW, but I've long been impressed with PT; it seems to be able to do some common sense things, particularly routing moves, that Cubase doesn't
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby andyath » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:39 am

Only have cubase too I'm happy with that..be interested to see what reaper can do for the price.
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby ferencz » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:19 am

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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby surfer » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:25 pm

Cubasis first then Cubase 5.
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby tex » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:56 pm

tried Reason, sonar, ableton, logic but always went back to cubase for some reason or another ( think Midi capabilities if im honest), the only daw I would use a 2nd would be logic if they didnt make it Mac only!
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby Dipmcus » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:46 am

Dr. T's KCS *or* Babya Logic Pro.
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby Makumbaria » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:30 am

I don't have a second DAW, but I used Cool edit Pro, PT M-powered 7 and a free Cakewalk express a long time ago.
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby curteye » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:57 am

Steve Fogal wrote:."guide us Landru"


I hear ya;
but Landru did have a 'way kool' purple robe. :)
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby eddiemacarthur » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:12 pm

I use presonus studio one on jobs that are vocals with backing track only. the integration with melodyne is superb and makes everything else seem slow and primitive! but Cubase 7 is still the main man for all jobs involving recording bands etc. ed
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby BriHar » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:24 am

I have neither time nor desire for a 2nd DAW.
I suppose, under pressure (from others around me), I'd reluctantly switch to ProTools.
Otherwise, even if Cubase were discontinued, I think I'd still be using whatever version for quite some time.

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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby Oedipus Driftpunch » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:00 am

Steve Fogal wrote:I vow to never do anything "i" "Apple" "Mac" way too proprietary. It's like a religious thing for people...they have rabbid followers..."guide us Landru" :shock:



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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby curteye » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:35 am

BriHar wrote:Why do you ask?


Curiosity.
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby Muziksculp » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:02 am

It's always a wise thing to have a second DAW.

My first/Primary DAW is Cubase 7 (PC)

My 2nd DAW of Choice is .... ? Still can't decide which one :)

I'm considering Bitwig Studio (once it is finally released). Also thinking about DP8 (PC)

Any suggestions ?

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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby ninedayswonder99 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:36 pm

Hello Cubasians,

I love Cubase and I'm using it since the great Atari days in the nineties.

I use Ableton Live as a second DAW. It's my sketchbook for new ideas (quickly throwing in some loops) and I use it for live sequencing with my band. Although I've experienced that Cubase is live more stable, the scene play features of Ableton make it more suitable for live use. (And I don't want to bother about a dongle playing live).

I've tried Logic, Cakewalk/Sonar and Fruity Loops, but it's not for me. Don't understand why ProTools is still an industry standard.
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby unifaun » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:58 pm

My 2nd one is Cubase, too. 6.5

It would be Studio One if the free or Artist versions could use external vst instruments.

Actually I do not need a 2nd DAW
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby Elektrobolt » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:00 am

Windows Sound Recorder. I hope I never have to steep that low though. ;)
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby Jonathan5456 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:33 am

Personally, I wouldn't bother having a second DAW. I use one DAW and one notation program. I'm looking forward to Steinberg's notation stuff since they hired the Sibelius staff and their current notation in Cubase is completely unusable.
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Re: What is your 2nd DAW of choice?

Postby TheNavigator » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:42 am

Renoise... www.renoise.com

You can integrate this with Cubase.

Thats because in the early 90s I did a lot of stuff with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scream_Tracker for my demo group (where I was coder, too).

Also, I tried S1 for a while, but it's far from being complete and not yet fully usable.
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