Originally Posted by thenewyear
This is such an antipodean thread...
an·tip·o·des Pronunciation (n-tp-dz) |
1. Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth.
2. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode.
Back on the summing question, in addition to those listed above, you might add Mackie's Tracktion 2, which, like Sonar 5, uses 64 bit 'double precision' math in its soft mixer. (Sonar's 64 bit internal processing can be turned off, using the earlier 32 bit float engine, which can be a little lighter on the system.)
I think a couple people above seemed to be addressing the 'virtual mixer UI' features rather than the summing/processing endine. I have to say that I almost NEVER use the 'mixer view' -- despite the fact I started on tape more than a quarter century ago. But I've been doing DAW work far longer than decent soft mixer UI's have been around. It's far mor natural to me at this point to do most everything from the 'track view.'
I use Sonar, which does seem to have some nice features in its mixer. I DO use the single strip "inspector" view, though, and that seems to be, for me, best of both worlds. That said, I've almost never sat there and rode faders for automation... I almost always use the more straightforward envelope automation tools. I like to know exactly what I'm doing.
When I was coming up, automation was something guys like me could only dream of...