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Do you use traditional DAWs alongside trackers?
« on: November 10, 2021, 17:19:29 »
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Since i can't afford Ableton, FL, Cubase, let alone Ardour, i currently use LMMS occasionally for more complex songs and i also use Audacity 2.4.1 and Wavosaur. I can tell you lmms is pretty capable a for free and open source daw but i feel like it may never be on par with FL Studio, REAPER nor Ardour. And that really sucks.
Audacity has pretty cool effects and generators, and it looks like both lmms and audacity can use the same ladspa effects (well in audacity theyre not pre-installed) up to 0.4.15 i believe this is the last version
and lmms 1.3 is also still in alpha and i feel like that daw doesnt have as bright a future as i would expect. :\

oh and if you actually use Ableton, Cubase, FL Studio, Pro Tools etc then you must be rich
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Re: Do you use traditional DAWs alongside trackers?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2021, 18:41:57 »
I occasionally use REAPER for MIDI recording (which I then import into OpenMPT to continue working on the song). It's a very affordable DAW beating many of the much pricier competitors by a large margin.

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oh and if you actually use Ableton, Cubase, FL Studio, Pro Tools etc then you must be rich
Not really. You might have to save up some money, true. But many of these products have e.g. student versions with slightly reduced functionality for a greatly reduced price. As an example, when I was a student, I bought WaveLab Elements for I think close to 100 Euros, while the full version would have cost multiples of that, and it has served me well for many years. You also often get stripped-down versions of those programs for free even with some of the cheapest hardware MIDI controllers.
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Re: Do you use traditional DAWs alongside trackers?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2021, 21:12:26 »
REAPER is awesome indeed. I was thinking since i wanna use some vst3 plugins in near future and if lmms doesnt get vst3 support by the time, i should try out Cakewalk. It was very well received by Audio Tech TV and that is one of the reasons i wanna get it.
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Re: Do you use traditional DAWs alongside trackers?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2021, 15:03:34 »
I've used EnergyXT aside of OpenMPT for quite a long while, which is a pretty capable sequencer. I've made a full album in it too. Nowadays I use BitWig Studio which is much more capable. OpenMPT is in its own league but with Captain Plugins's Sattelite, you can bridge the gap and intermix both which is neat.

Thusfar I have not really found a reason to do this other than doing a collab, but in most cases just using OpenMPT in those instances is definitely sufficient. Each have their pro's and cons.
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Re: Do you use traditional DAWs alongside trackers?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2021, 17:50:06 »
Bitwig appears to be cheaper than FL Studio? I mean entry-level version costs €100 while full costs €400 and for the latter price i could buy a brand new (semi)mid-range laptop in my country
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Re: Do you use traditional DAWs alongside trackers?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2021, 00:58:14 »
I did buy the full version, but I waited for summer to get it for a discounted price. As I own a company and produce music for it, I bought the license there as investment, which is something I also do for good plugins that I need to work more efficiently or get better quality. In the end, it'll pay itself back. The 100E version is more limited, but I would be able to make the music I do with it anyway as the advanced things it adds are (although really really nice) not mandatory for production, unless you need more than the tracks (channels) that version brings. I seldomly go over 10 tracks, and that version has 16 I think. There's even a cheaper version for even less money with only 8 tracks and even less internal tools and sounds, made for students that will really help you to determine if this is software you would want to use, and you can buy an upgrade license in case you want more. So you can buy the 8 track version very cheap, see if it is enough, if not, upgrade to the 16 track version and pay the difference as if you had bought the 16 track version in the first place, and if you want even more, do the same for the full version.
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