One of my collaborators in particular has been pushing me to make the switch to Ableton...I write film/ad/video game type music.
As he states it, "not only can Ableton do what any other Composition based DAW can do, but has the added advantage of amazing workflow"..
I've been with cubase since sx3 and am thoroughly integrated.. I dont even want to begin to imagine the 3-6 mth set back learning a whole new system. Fyi, i tried the trial the other week and it gave me a headache. It was like learning a new language!
But, being open minded im willing to consider anything, if it is indeed a better, faster, and more effective alternative. I've managed to set up a pretty good workflow/system with cubase, and frankly i cant find any reason to seriously consider anything else.
Has anyone ever owned ableton? Has anyone ever made to switch to or from ableton? Positive or negative, is it indeed a comparable or better alternative? This would be for midi/sample based compositions.
I ask primarily in terms of workability, ease of use, speed, stability. Thanks for any advice and input!!
P.s.. Also i really just dont like the look of it.. kind of looks a bit cheap (no offense to anyone)