What sequencer (DAW) do you use ?

  • Reason 4 sure ;) while I add samples from my hardware (recording in GarageBand - cutting/slicing in Peak Pro 5.2 or in ReCycle)

    I voted Reason!

    Electro is the SF of music !

  • After plugging away on the Commodore 64 in the '80s, I was using hardware sequencers up until 1992, I then switched to Cubase 2.0 on the Atari. Around the turn of the millennium I went over to PC. After losing years worth of work to viruses, I decided to switch to a virus-free platform; Mac/Logic in 2006. I did buy Cubase 4 when it came out due to all the hype, but sold it on eBay a week later, it seems to be more aimed at live bands these days.

    The difference between Cubase & Logic is night & day! All 8 DVDs that come with Logic are actually usable, which is more than I can say for most sample CDs (although I tend to avoid samples personally), the synths & plugs that come built in are incredible too! Steinberg on the other hand have only been going backwards since the early Cubase releases, it comes with no decent plugs or synths, but the main problem I've found with Cubase now, is the lack of hardware support; System Exclusive is virtually non-existent on the current versions, where it was a big part of the Atari versions - anyone who remembers the mixermaps will agree how great they were.

    I also use Ableton, but not as a sequencer, just for live work. I'm still on 7.x, as I can't justify £100 for the upgrade when there are no new features I'd use in 8.x

    I noticed people are also mentioning their hardware, since I can't be bothered to list it all, probably easier if I post photos (this doesn't include the synths and drum machines I have in the cupboard).

    *EDIT*

    photos reposted here:
    https://forum.electroempire.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3620


  • nice setup.....

    how do you rate the dvp for vocoding??


    i know what you mean with virus hassles, ive got logic on my g4 mac and its never let me down,i also got a pc laptop with the last logic produced on it,its pretty stable ,but i dont connect it to the internet,its just for music production totally,and set up as such,
    whats all the rave about ableton,why is it so much better for live use??
    i hear people saying this often now..

    my current studio after some buying and selling on ebay..(mostly selling)

    roland tr808
    roland juno 6
    roland juno 106
    roland mks 30
    prophet vs
    oberheim matrix 12
    studio electronics se1x
    OSCar
    ensoniq ASR10 rack
    korg triton

    recording
    pc laptop+alesis io2
    macg4 + motu 828mk2
    lexicon reverb
    studio electronics m300
    pcp330 vocoder
    synton syntovox 222(arriving soonish)
    compaq 10
    phonic mixer
    lots of vsts.. favourites arts acoustic reverb,lexicon pantheon,psp vintage warmer,
    battery 3/exs24 for drums.

  • Quote from m.a.n.d.r.o.i.d;30977

    nice setup.....

    how do you rate the dvp for vocoding??

    Personally I think it can sound very much like a talkbox. The vocoder section is analogue, but uses its own carrier which is digital, and has no option for an external carrier. Although at some point, I will be modifying mine to take an external source.


    Quote from m.a.n.d.r.o.i.d;30977

    i know what you mean with virus hassles, ive got logic on my g4 mac and its never let me down,i also got a pc laptop with the last logic produced on it,its pretty stable ,but i dont connect it to the internet,its just for music production totally,and set up as such,
    whats all the rave about ableton,why is it so much better for live use??
    i hear people saying this often now..

    I think this is the answer here, and at one point I did have a dedicated PC which was isolated from the internet. I had it connected via ethernet to a machine that was online (you need some way of transferring downloaded files, and also uploading your music), anyway, a virus still got in! At that point I jumped ship to Mac, where I could do both safely in one box. Much less mess and hassle.

  • Quote from alavux;30979


    Believe it or not, just before I submitted those photos here, I did a search for 'studio'. I didn't think to type in 'setup'. Since people were listing out gear, I posted them here. I'll repost them over there, but how do I remove those photos from this thread now they have been quoted?

  • Hi queiroz fellas,

    Im using Linux Multimedia Studio
    http://lmms.sourceforge.net/screenshots.php

    Ardour
    http://www.ardour.org/screenshots

    Audacity
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net

    And some other audio softwares interconected with a JACK archtechture. and (Linux Audio Developer's Simple Plugin API) LADSPA its like a VST.

    http://ubuntustudio.org/ have all this things configurated and a low latency kernel especifically for multimedia sound produtions.

    Some times on windows im using fl studio and my jupter-8 obviouslly. =D

    Left on my set a hardware vocoder and a midi controller.

    Regards from brazil.

  • for sequenceing we use hardware. all little sequencers at first ect to control other synths and then all sequeced out in a mpc 5000 before that we used the mpc 1000 on our all of our current releases.The new ones all will be sequenced out on the 5000

  • I have been using a yamaha qy-700 hardware sequencer since the 90's. I think hardware sequencing is kind of a lost art when it comes to music production. I have been using strictly hardware for almost everything I have done but recently I tried out ableton. It's fun for a change. I remember seeing Orbital using 2 qy-700's live. They are solid hardware sequencers.

  • Quote from Cryogenetic;43858

    I have been using a yamaha qy-700 hardware sequencer since the 90's.

    I used to use a Yamaha SY85 as a sequencer wired up to an Akai S2000 and a Novaton Bass Station. It was a solid bit of kit which I used for years and loved, but the thought of using it now makes me want to run away and hide at the back of a dark cupboard!

    Thinking back, I used to spend half the time paging through menus and twisting dials and trying to work out which bar numbers to copy and paste! It wasn't a very visual experince back then, but it was a worthwhile experience as everything now in comparison is a piece of p*ss!

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