Michael Willis wrote:This might be heresy, but if your wine setup is working for you, why change? You sure have done your due diligence and have tried pretty much every native option that I can think of. If you're not happy with them, that's fine, use what works for you.
Yeh that's a good question. I already came to that conclusion about a month ago and stopped looking at Linux DAW's. But... I had this mission to replace all my Windows software with Linux software. I've replaced everything now apart from my DAW. That's literally all that's left. I came so close to my goal and it felt like a shame to stop so I kept on looking for replacements. I think I really have been through all the best candidates though so it might take a while to get this done.
I'm keeping my eye on these programs though as some of them have come close to making the cut for me. I think some of them will be there within a couple years. I'm looking forward to the day..
@JamesPeters - I recognise your avatar. I think you were very helpful to me once on the Reaper forum not so long ago! I can't remember my username there but I was trying to setup a drum sampler or something. It ended up getting a bit complicated and I just bailed in the end haha.. Thankyou once again though
And yeh, I know Reaper is a great program but it just wasn't doing it for me really. I have no complaints about the pricing either! I bought a license for it back in 2013 and I think it might even still be valid for today's current version. Maybe I will try it again at some point. I've given plenty of programs multiple chances in the past.
sysrqer wrote:I tend to have two stages of the music I make, making and mixing the music, and then editing and mixing vocals. I have always used renoise for the music, for me it's very creative and I like the amount of modulation that's possible, control of details that you can have, the native fx, and the stability. I had never even heard of trackers before I used it but I quickly fell in love with it when went through all the linux offerings (there always seemed to be something major about the workflow that I didn't like) and when I saw how powerful it was I didn't look back.
That said I've done a few tracks exclusively in reaper lately and found it very different but enjoyable. I've also started experimenting in puredata with automatonism, it's great fun and so much quicker to get going with than regular puredata.
For the vocals I used to use ardour (because it's a nightmare to try to mix and edit 20-30 vocal takes in renosie). For the most part it was fine but there some stability issues when projects got complex so I decided to try reaper. Once I started to use that I didn't go back to ardour, the actions in it are incredible and you can customise every aspect of it to how you like to work. It was also very stable.
I've also tried Renoise. Trackers aren't really my thing unless it's just some novelty fun I'm after, but it does do its job very well. But yeh, looks like you take that different programs for different stages of production approach which I mentioned. Seems so common amongst Linux users..
zoco wrote:I don't like topics about best. Best daw, best microphone, best interface. Is best for you also the best for someone else? What is best?
My wife says i am the best man one can get. I think your wife will not agree.
I don't believe in 'a best DAW' either. You've just misinterpreted this topic, which is probably my fault. I've renamed the title to stop the confusion
English Guy wrote:I am a recording musician (as opposed to a programming one, except some drums on hydrogen and a bit of keys for colour) so Mixbus has proved best for me. It not only sounds good, it has a sane selection of tools built into the mixer such as eq, compression/ limiting, high pass filter, a master bus limiter, which make audio mixing easier and more intuitive. I also like the way it is set to sum your mix into to mixbusses; on my modest gear it makes mixing easier.
I hear ya! If I didn't care about midi then I'd have been on Mixbus already. I love the mixer on it