Multitrack Software

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Member Since: Jul 11, 2002

I just bought a Delta 1010 and I will have to upgrade my N-Track software to the 24bit version or go with something else. Can you guys tell me what software you use and what is good or bad about it. Or compare different software you have used.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jul 20, 2002 12:28 pm

I have used/tried Sonar, Cubase, Vegas and Nuendo.

I have stuck with Nuendo because it is the happy medium choice of all, Sonar was easy to use, but I didn't like the sound quality and processing. Cubase's sound is great, but is very hard to learn to use, Vegas is my second choice, because Vegas Video works with video as well, but does not have surround capabilities or VST effects support.

Nuendo has VST and DirectX efect support, stereo and various surround mixing cpabilities and is very easy and feature packed. Plus as a bonus it supports ASIO drivers, which is great for lowering latency.

Member
Since: Jul 11, 2002


Jul 24, 2002 12:00 pm

Your not the only one out there using multitrack software I hope. Come on Guys. Chime in.

Contributor
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jul 24, 2002 03:22 pm

hah i use acid pro 3.0.. and cubase when i have to [remixing someone elses stuff].

acid is a whole lot like vegas. its definitely a case of 'if you can do this one, you can do this one as well'

as far as vst.. i dont even worry about it, since all my effects are applied in wavelab

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jul 24, 2002 09:38 pm

OK, I am the Sonar user, I also use Cubase and several other's. But my main rig is Sonar. In my case I may end up with anywhere from 30 to 60 track's of midi and audio combined. So I don't need to be fumbling around in a maze of menu's and command's to get the job done. I can set up all my tool's to be used with one click.

Sonar has also been redesigned to allow better integration with other audio software. In other word's it plays well with other's, and that is very important to me. As I often need to export and open WaveLab or SoundForge to work on some audio and then shoot it back into Sonar.

And Sonar XL come with a large assortment of goodie's that will keep you busy for a long time.

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Since: Jul 01, 2002


Jul 25, 2002 06:46 am

cubase is great when it works...but unfortunately, mine currently doesnt!

Member
Since: Aug 06, 2002


Aug 06, 2002 11:41 pm

hi i'm a newbie. I have Cubase, sonar and Cool Edit pro. I use CE pro the most. It is extremely user friendly. I thought it interesting the the help section for Cubase was in German. My family gave up speaking German when they emigrated to this country 5 generations ago. I use cool edit for recording, mixing and mastering. Sometimes I will take it into cubase for that added spark, but ususally I don't have to. I haven't figured sonar out yet. I do like the scrubbing tool, but can't figure out how to edit the mistake. I like cool edit because it's easy for my aging eyes to see.

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Aug 11, 2002 08:22 pm

In Sonar, you simply highlight the mistake area. I usually enlarge the view of the wave first. Then you can perform whatever function you would like on it. To make the best cut, and allow for no noise when removing a piece of the wave. Make sure you have the SNAP TO ZERO CROSSING button on and this will allow it to cut at the exact point of zero waveform, allowing for no noise.

Cone Poker
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Since: Apr 07, 2002


Aug 11, 2002 09:38 pm

I use Cubasis VST (which is the little brother of cubase) and like it a lot. I'm going to upgrade soon, probably to Cubase SX since I already know a bit about the software, and it offers that nifty VST networking option.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Aug 12, 2002 06:37 am

Ya, Nuendo 1.6 came out and that added the VST networking option as well...I really like the sound of that networking, ya just need a digital port in each PC (S/PDIF for example) and you can share computing power across PC's...niiiiccccceeeee!

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Aug 12, 2002 09:37 pm

Well, me being the ever present skeptic. I will wait and see what hellish peral's await those who try it first. I have seen more then my share of new and improved and all that stuff. So we shall see if it really work's as they say it will.

:-)

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Aug 12, 2002 09:50 pm

Well, honestly, shared computing power isn't exactly a new concept, Berkeley has been doing it for years with their [email protected] screensaver using computers all over the world to share processing power in the search for E.T...

I quote the funnest application, of course, but seriously shared processing isn't new...

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Aug 12, 2002 11:07 pm

OK, but will Steinberg really have an app that is bullet proof the first time out? I will wait patiently.

Cone Poker
Member
Since: Apr 07, 2002


Aug 13, 2002 12:44 am

well yeah, I won't be upgrading for a while, I will be getting a new computer, built specifically for recording in September, and then I will be getting new software, either Cubase SX or the new Nuendo, becuase I really do want to try that VST Networking.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Aug 13, 2002 05:34 am

I would say, Noize, as a whole Steinberg has released some of the most bug-free software of any company I can think of the only real problem I ever remember having is a few WaveLab 3 issues, and as it turned out, that was because of a hardware conflict, not software...STeinberg releases very good, solid software, not the bug-filled crap you see from peeps like Microshaft...

Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Aug 13, 2002 11:52 pm

True, but look at the headache the DONGLE cause's sometime's. Kiss your comm port's stability good bye when you plant one of those baby's on your box.

Otherwise, yes I agree with the fact they are building good software. But I can still be a skeptic. :-)

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