• #22625
    Chad

    Been tossing around the idea of switching DAWs before I get too deep in. All the rack flipping in Reason is freakin confusing.

    Is FL Studio like that too? Since you use FL Studio I know I could learn from you. Thoughts? And which option would you suggest?

    Also considering Logic. What DAW’s have you experimented with?

    #22626
    GratuiTous

    When I started I juggled around Cubase, Ableton, and FL Studio.

    I first started with FL Studio, then kept reading on forums about how FL “sucked”.

    So I tried different DAWs only to realize I’m wasting so much time trying to learn the DAW rather than actually learn to produce.

    After a short time of trying those other DAWs out, I went back to FL and haven’t stopped using it since!

    I really like the workflow of FL Studio and how most things are handled. It’s pretty simple for the most part – all DAWs will have their quirks.

    But FL’s creators (Image-Line) are really cool, they are a smaller team and really active on forums. When they release betas they actually listen to users and implement new features. (Lifetime free updates too)

    I’ve even had one of my suggestions included in a new release!

    I’m really happy with FL for myself.

    At the end of the day all DAWs are the same for the most part, they just go about doing that task differently.

    For workflow, FL is known for its ease of use.

    For the FL Studio version, I’d suggest Signature:
    https://www.image-line.com/flstudio-feature-comparison/

    The Fruity edition is restricted in terms of use, the Producer edition gives you no restrictions to the program at all but doesn’t include some powerful tools (VSTs/effects), and signature is not too much more, and includes these tools.

    Again, since FL Studio has free lifetime updates, you pay once and you’re good to go.

    (As you probably know, other DAW major updates can be $150+!)

    Let me know if you got questions still!

    #23054
    MKTech

    Hi. I am using Presonus Studio One. Maybe you want to try this out. They have a free version.
    But in terms of cheap and good Reaper is the man I think 🙂

    #23056
    GratuiTous

    Ya, I’ve heard of Reaper being pretty solid, MKTech.

    I really haven’t dived into any other DAW other than FL Studio.

    I personally feel once you have a good fit for you and your workflow, it’s important to stay with that to not waste time trying to learn another software which essentially can do the same thing 😉

    #23070
    MKTech

    Yes, I agree with focusing on one DAW. But if you’re a starter and try to find your DAW you have to try things out. And then when you found the right one stay with it. 🙂

    Right now on the Arrangement & Structure course. Very helpful.

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