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Which DAW do you prefer for use with MIDI and sample libraries?


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  • Which DAW do you prefer for use with MIDI and sample libraries?

    I am starting to work on some orchestra stuff again using East West strings and I had originally started using it in FL then tried Sonar but not sure if I dig either of those, is there a better DAW that would be better for setting up a large amount of midi tracks with easy workflow with midi?

  • #2
    I would urge strongly that you to check out Reason. I used to use it with Protools then I realized that Reason does most of what I need it to do (recording, editing and sequencing) without me even needing to launch PTs.

    I've collected about 40 gigs of samples and loops and I'm crazy about this program.

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    • #3
      I have also heard Cubase is a good one. Would reason or cubase work a lot better than Sonar?


      • #4
        I use an ancient version of Cubase on Win XP. It rules for midi stuff.


        • #5
          Ableton Live.
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          • #6
            Logic is pretty good for that stuff
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            • #7
              For writing and arranging, i'd say Ableton Live or if you have a mac, logic.



              • #8
                Ableton live is the ultimate electronic/sample based music composition tool. It's the only software I've used that I can say is really inspiring.
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                • #9
                  Midi editing and composing is one of Cubase's strongest suits.


                  • #10
                    Yeah I keep hearing Cubase. I do have a version of Ableton that came with my interface though I should try it.


                    • #11
                      Logic is pretty good for that stuff

                      Its incredibly good for that stuff, plus about anything else you can think to do in a DAW.

                      Logic Pro FTW, imo. Check it out as well.
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                      • #12
                        I've always composed on Guitar Pro... then exported the midi into Logic. Maybe I just like all the Guitar Pro tools and interface.
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                        • #13
                          Another +1 for Reason and Logic...
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                          • #14
                            I used Cubase for years and recently switched to Reaper. Main reason was because Reaper is very cheap compared to the others and I don't feel like I miss anything. It has pretty good MIDI editing and I have not had issues with VST plugins... simple security, and basically it just works.
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