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    Default DAW (Digital Audio Workstations)

    A digital audio workstation (DAW) is an electronic system designed to record, edit and play back digital audio. A key feature of DAWs is the ability to freely manipulate recorded sounds. Many DAWs, especially computer-based DAWs, have MIDI recording, editing, and playback capabilities.

    ImageLines FL Studio:



    System: Windows
    Plugins: VST, DX, Rewire

    FL Studio is the most complete virtual studio currently available. It will play any sample file (wav), generator (softsynth, VSTi & DXi) or midi instrument you feed it.

    Fruity Loops studio comes in four different variants:
    FL Studio Signature Bundle
    FL Studio Producer Edition
    FL Studio Fruity Edition
    FL Studio Express

    For more product infomation about feature's and pricing visit:
    https://flstudio.image-line.com/

    Apple's Logic Studio:



    System:
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    Logic Studio is a complete set of professional applications that lets you write, record, edit, mix, and perform. It’s also the largest collection of modeled instruments, sampler instruments, effect plug-ins, and audio loops ever put in a single box. So it’s easy to get amazing sounds and amazing-sounding recordings. Now you can tackle any stage of your project yourself — without losing your inspiration along the way.

    For more product infomation about feature's and pricing visit:
    https://www.apple.com/uk/logicstudio/

    Steinberg's Cubase:



    System:
    Plugins:

    Cubase is a Digital Audio Workstation used for audio arrangement, recording and editing. Most of the facilities which exist in traditional recording studios are now available for computer owners using Cubase or other similar products.

    For more product infomation about feature's and pricing visit:
    https://www.steinberg.net/en/home.html

    Digidesign's Pro Tools:



    System: Windows/OSX
    Plugins: RTAS, VST(with wrapper)

    From the largest recording facilities to the smallest bedroom studios, Pro ToolsŪ is the most popular sound creation and production system in the world. Featuring professional hardware and award-winning software that work together with your computer, Pro Tools lets you easily accomplish everything from composing music and recording to editing and mixing sound for broadcast and post production — all within a single environment.

    Consists of only two pages, Mix and Edit and use Audiosuite and RTAS plugins.
    Audiosuite plugins are fixed for processing highlighted audio on the edit page.
    Real Time Audio Suite plugins run live via inserts on the mix page.

    Mix
    Has your faders for mixing, routing, inserts for EQ and Instrument plugins.



    Edit
    Where all your audio and midi is moved around and manipulated.



    There's two main types of Pro Tools, both being fully compatible with each other:
    HD (TDM)
    LE (Native) with less track count.
    M-Powered (LE) with dongle for M-Audio.

    You need specific Digidesign hardware to run Pro Tools, with the exception of "Pro Tools LE M-Powered".
    "M-Powered" allows you to run LE on M-Audio hardware, but comes laboured with an iLok dongle unlike the others.

    For more product infomation about feature's and pricing visit:
    https://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?...0&itemid=33116

    Propellerhead's Reason:



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    Reason is a music software program developed by Swedish software developers Propellerhead Software. It emulates a rack of hardware synthesizers, samplers, signal processors, sequencers and mixers, all of which can be freely interconnected in an arbitrary manner. Reason can be used either as a complete virtual music studio, or as a collection of virtual instruments to be played live or used with other sequencing software.

    For more product infomation about feature's and pricing visit:
    https://www.propellerheads.se/products/reason/

    Cockos Reaper:



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    REAPER is a digital audio workstation: a complete multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment. If you are a top-of-the-line recording studio interested in REAPER, this part of the discussion has probably insulted your intelligence. So we'll just say that unlike some other DAWs, REAPER will support almost any existing audio interface, even interfaces manufactured by companies whose software does not allow you to use any other hardware interface.


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    Plugins:

    Waves Mercury Bundle

    N.I Komplete 4/5

    N.I. Massive, Kontakt

    Sylenth 1

    Miroslav Philharmonik

    Purity

    Bass Trilogy

    Arturia Analog Classics

    Auto Tune, Melodyne, Waves Tune

    Bomb Factory Bundle

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    VSTs:

    Hypersonic 1/2

    Massive

    Edirol Orchestral
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    Quote Originally Posted by slu-wasteguy View Post
    I'm a man of Reason, not Logic but I'm definitely not a Fruity Loops type of person. Because I use my brain also known as the Pro-tools.

    seriously bored at work here lol
    4 Reasons,

    1. When I stretch Capleton in Abelton Live it sounds thin/
    2. using Acid for Pro-gramming is clown ting/
    3. Cuing up Base in 5 aint astounding/
    4. And if Reaper had sounds in, it would run rings around em/

    So when you find your Logic is doing nothing for ya/
    and you need a Pro tool for your groove paranoia/

    If your a download Guru with a Fruity looped trauma/
    Pick up an MPC and be a digital performer/.




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    Have you legitimately purchased all these plugins?
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    Put instruments and effects in new pages.

    For here maybe put VST DX AU RTAS plugin compatibility, Rewire compatibility. What seperates the DAWs from each other. If you're not sure I'll put it in in another time.

    + if you're updating your first post as you go along, with other people's stuff that they've posted, at the bottom of it have a little "Contributors" line saying who's contributed

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    I don't think you need stuff on individual plugins, just an overview of a subtractive synth, FM synth etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiz View Post
    Put instruments and effects in new pages.

    For here maybe put VST DX AU RTAS plugin compatibility, Rewire compatibility. What seperates the DAWs from each other. If you're not sure I'll put it in in another time.

    + if you're updating your first post as you go along, with other people's stuff that they've posted, at the bottom of it have a little "Contributors" line saying who's contributed
    Would be a great idea. Otherwise the Fruity Loops people could be wanting AU's and the Logic people looking for incompatible VST's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webstarr View Post
    I don't think you need stuff on individual plugins, just an overview of a subtractive synth, FM synth etc
    agreed, examples can be put in but they won't need descriptions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Develop View Post
    Would be a great idea. Otherwise the Fruity Loops people could be wanting AU's and the Logic people looking for incompatible VST's
    You can run mac VST's in Logic with a wrapper.

    https://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=5
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    Yo Retro could you recommend me a good drum sampler/sequencer for Logic.

    The reason i prefer FL is because its much easier to program/edit/manipulate drums using the Step sequencer it has. I don't really like ultrabeat in Logic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by critic of musical arts View Post
    Yo Retro could you recommend me a good drum sampler/sequencer for Logic.

    The reason i prefer FL is because its much easier to program/edit/manipulate drums using the Step sequencer it has. I don't really like ultrabeat in Logic.
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    Does Guru work as RTAS? Finally got the Mbox and may be looking to move to Pro Tools for producing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiz View Post
    Does Guru work as RTAS? Finally got the Mbox and may be looking to move to Pro Tools for producing.
    Sick,

    Guru works fine with RTAS,AU,VST and Standalone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retrofreak View Post
    Sick,

    Guru works fine with RTAS,AU,VST and Standalone.
    Also would be great to include terminology into this thread.

    I have no idea for RTAS, AU = Audio Unit, VST = Virtual...?

    What is each ones sole purpose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retrofreak View Post
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    Can you assign each sample to a different effects channel on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by critic of musical arts View Post
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    Can you assign each sample to a different effects channel on this?
    Yep, plus the swing and effects are ridiculous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Develop View Post
    Also would be great to include terminology into this thread.

    I have no idea for RTAS, AU = Audio Unit, VST = Virtual...?

    What is each ones sole purpose?
    RTAS = Real Time Audio Suite

    VST = Virtual Studio Technology
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiz View Post
    they are just different interface technologies so plugins can work with DAWs
    True and some have better sound quality then others.

    TDM>>>>>RTAS>>AU>VST
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    Some good idea's have been posted here but this just a introduction to what DAW's are out there. We then need people/users to write a full in depth guide to each DAW as i'm not going to know what each DAW feature's as I only use FL.
    I think that would be the best way about doing things. Its up to Wiz though, he seem's to be leading all this.
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    just did a minor thread cleanup, gonna move around some other pages as well

    don't forget to put the original poster's name in the contributors list 'cause pages will end up getting merged

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