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Weekly DAW Thread [Week 31, 2018]
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Welcome to this week's DAW thread! I only use FL Studio, and have not ventured far from that. I have tried Ableton very very briefly but I don't think I am able to express thoughts on it considering I have barely used it. There are a few big name DAWs that I know of: Logic X, Ableton, FL Studio, Reaper, and Garageband. At times I'm so stuck in my bubble I don't really imagine anything else besides somebody with a MIDI keyboard and a PC or something. Just today I was listening to one of my favourite bands, Gorillaz, and I remembered reading that the creative force behind Gorillaz (Damon Albarn) had created the record that I was listening to exclusively on an iPad while the band was touring. The song I was listening to is called "Amarillo" if you're interested, and the record is called "The Fall". Anyway, I don't often think about the immense accessibility. I can't fathom making a song on my phone or on a tablet but I think that's so cool!

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  • <U>Have you ever used any music making software on a device other than a computer?</U></LI>
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I'll start. I remember a long time ago I downloaded a 4 track app on my phone, as well as various drum machines and "guitar" apps. The ones that try and simulate guitar. However as aforementioned, the addition of professional software on mobile is so cool to me. Gear wise I have a fairly low quality USB to 1/4" jack to record my electric guitar and bass. My MIDI is the Akai MPK mini <IMG src="http://b8e57dc469f9d8f4cea5-1e3c2cee90259c12021d38ebd8ad6f0f.r79.cf2.rackcdn.com/Product_Images/MPKmini_ortho_web_lg.jpg_1eab3f3a9500346f131b598374572be2.jpg">[img]<URL url="http://b8e57dc469f9d8f4cea5-1e3c2cee90259c12021d38ebd8ad6f0f.r79.cf2.rackcdn.com/Product_Images/MPKmini_ortho_web_lg.jpg_1eab3f3a9500346f131b598374572be2.jpg"><LINK_TEXT text="http://b8e57dc469f9d8f4cea5-1e3c2cee902 ... 572be2.jpg">http://b8e57dc469f9d8f4cea5-1e3c2cee90259c12021d38ebd8ad6f0f.r79.cf2.rackcdn.com/Product_Images/MPKmini_ortho_web_lg.jpg_1eab3f3a9500346f131b598374572be2.jpg</LINK_TEXT></URL>[/img]</IMG>

It has been about 4 or 5 years since I started messing around with FL Studio.

Lastly I'd like to ask if you could have any DAW, what would you pick? Would you keep what you currently have? Is there something you have your eye on instead?
I haven't done a ton of research, but I think I'd rather have Logic X.

If you have anything else you'd like to mention about DAWs or the equipment you use with it, feel free to share and discuss here!
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#2
You know that you're amazing?
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#3
Ok that's the second one haha. What does DAW even mean? Sry
Seem like the life I need's a little distant
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#4
<QUOTE author="DonJorge" post_id="2639" time="1533223402" user_id="230">
DonJorge post_id=2639 time=1533223402 user_id=230 Wrote:Ok that's the second one haha. What does DAW even mean? Sry
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DAW - Digital Audio WorkStation
A DAW is a piece of software used by artists to write, arrange, record, mix etc. As the "Workstation" part in the name suggests, it can really do alot of different stuff.
Like gravaged, I use FL Studio, and in there you can even make videos Tongue

Here is a screenshot from my setup in FL:
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I feel like I'm the only one whose DAW is completely messy...
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#6
You're definitely not the only one. I'm on FL studio also. Logic appeals but idk if id make the change. I'm at home with FL
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<QUOTE author="Army of Aurora" post_id="2643" time="1533231111" user_id="525">
Army of Aurora post_id=2643 time=1533231111 user_id=525 Wrote:I feel like I'm the only one whose DAW is completely messy...
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Let me see! :mrgreen:
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<QUOTE author="Jonathaj" post_id="2654" time="1533236929" user_id="491">
Jonathaj post_id=2654 time=1533236929 user_id=491 Wrote:<QUOTE author="Army of Aurora" post_id="2643" time="1533231111" user_id="525">
Army of Aurora post_id=2643 time=1533231111 user_id=525 Wrote:I feel like I'm the only one whose DAW is completely messy...
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Let me see! :mrgreen:
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<QUOTE author="Army of Aurora" post_id="2664" time="1533238454" user_id="525">
Army of Aurora post_id=2664 time=1533238454 user_id=525 Wrote:<QUOTE author="Jonathaj" post_id="2654" time="1533236929" user_id="491">
Jonathaj post_id=2654 time=1533236929 user_id=491 Wrote:<QUOTE author="Army of Aurora" post_id="2643" time="1533231111" user_id="525">
Army of Aurora post_id=2643 time=1533231111 user_id=525 Wrote:I feel like I'm the only one whose DAW is completely messy...
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Let me see! :mrgreen:
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How on earth do you keep track of what channel houses what instrument??
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<QUOTE author="Jonathaj" post_id="2665" time="1533238569" user_id="491">
Jonathaj post_id=2665 time=1533238569 user_id=491 Wrote:How on earth do you keep track of what channel houses what instrument??
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Err.. well, my pieces are relatively complex, every note has another volume :roll:
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#11
You dudes have so much patterns, dafuq?
I've 10 max, lol
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<QUOTE author="Death Gun" post_id="2697" time="1533252168" user_id="688">
Death Gun post_id=2697 time=1533252168 user_id=688 Wrote:You dudes have so much patterns, dafuq?
I've 10 max, lol
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Well, my method works. That's enough Big Grin . I just compose and if something doesn't sound fitting I <SIZE size="50">search and</SIZE> change it
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#13
Yeah but I mean, I don't have that much patterns or layers, I don't know how to call this, dude.
Anyway, that's not a contest, I won't get that much patterns if it's useless :lol:
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<QUOTE author="Death Gun" post_id="2704" time="1533253322" user_id="688">
Death Gun post_id=2704 time=1533253322 user_id=688 Wrote:Yeah but I mean, I don't have that much patterns or layers, I don't know how to call this, dude.
Anyway, that's not a contest, I won't get that much patterns if it's useless :lol:
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I envy organized people Big Grin
Btw, you have more than 100 posts and still a green badge..
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Aaaaah that's just a badge, dude! No problem for that Big Grin
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<QUOTE author="Death Gun" post_id="2706" time="1533254492" user_id="688">
Death Gun post_id=2706 time=1533254492 user_id=688 Wrote:Aaaaah that's just a badge, dude! No problem for that Big Grin
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I just noticed that, wanted to remind you :lol:
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Speaking of badges, I've been reminded - I missed the soundtrack competition! What a shame.. :?
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<QUOTE author="TheRightJelly" post_id="2716" time="1533263184" user_id="317">
TheRightJelly post_id=2716 time=1533263184 user_id=317 Wrote:Speaking of badges, I've been reminded - I missed the soundtrack competition! What a shame.. :?
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Yes, I find that to be a subpar DAW as well. I'm not sure if Audacity counts, but that's what I started on long long ago, trying to make click tracks and equalize things. Awful.
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Ah DAW talk, I love it. I currently use Logic Pro X and I've loved it ever since I got it. To me it is the perfect combo of beat making software and recording software. I use Pro Tools at work but I'm at home with Logic. I currently use an MPK Mini (the cool black and red one Big Grin ) and to record my guitar I first put it into a mixing console to blend 2 mics together and then use my Focusrite Scarlett Interface to put the signal into Logic in Stereo. Pics below!

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DAW: Logic Pro X
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<QUOTE author="lwheaton" post_id="2857" time="1533366217" user_id="752">
lwheaton post_id=2857 time=1533366217 user_id=752 Wrote:Ah DAW talk, I love it. I currently use Logic Pro X and I've loved it ever since I got it. To me it is the perfect combo of beat making software and recording software. I use Pro Tools at work but I'm at home with Logic. I currently use an MPK Mini (the cool black and red one Big Grin ) and to record my guitar I first put it into a mixing console to blend 2 mics together and then use my Focusrite Scarlett Interface to put the signal into Logic in Stereo. Pics below!

EDIT: How do I add a picture lol sorry I'm new
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