Headlands wrote:I would wait for Bitwig, which is coming out pretty soon. It takes what's great about Live and (from what I've seen so far) mixes it with some of what's great about DAWs like Cubase. It'll be the first version when it comes out, so we'll have to see what it's like for composing. No worse than Ableton, that's for sure. I'm also not sure that it will be as deep as Cubase in some ways. But I'm personally evaluating other DAWs to switch to, and am very interested in it.
Stealth wrote:I was thinking about getting Ableton too, until I saw feature request forum on the official Ableton forum. Reading through it I kept saying to myself "what? it doesn't have THAT?!". Its just missing so many essential Cubase features there's no way I could ever switch over. I will say the two main features I really want from Ableton Live in Cubase is their macros (stackable quick controls maybe?), and something similar to Live's session view (at least an advanced Arranger Track).
mbourque wrote:I bought Live 9 last year, after many years of Cubase and Pro Tools. I still use those 3 DAWs. PT is for postproduction mixing. For music writing, Cubase and Live have different workflow that drive my creativity in different ways. I think both have their place for my needs. Live has powerful tools to manipulate audio clips and samples. Cubase has chords track (ok, I'm kidding). Cubase has a lot more to do with in a more linear way.
What helps me to dig into Live, I looked some good tutorials (on Lynda and Groove3) to understand the basis.
Anyway, there's no need to like both, it could be just another tool in your bin.
kendallob wrote:As he states it, "not only can Ableton do what any other Composition based DAW can do,
kendallob wrote:Have found a way to easily exchange your projects between cubase and ableton?
mbourque wrote:kendallob wrote:Have found a way to easily exchange your projects between cubase and ableton?
I only create new projects in Live. I decided to not bother with that !
Headlands wrote:The majority of major label songwriters I write with are on Live, and seeing them work I can see why -- it's simply lighting fast to get a song going and arrange/re-arrange/etc.
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