Originally Posted by CharlesEdward
U make a good point, but give bad advice. Alot of these daws have very similar characteristics once you learn one or two u can pretty much figure out the rest.
Terrific, if you WANT to figure out the rest. My point is that I don't.
a LOT of people can benefit from my advice
: the expression is: "jack of all DAWs, Master of none"
And don't stress yourself out with mannuals, instead watch tutorials and memorize key commands. Something that helped me alot was creating flashcards at quizlet.com. you can also download a flashcard app that lets you upload from quizlet so u can access your decks from your mobile device.
I don't WANT to watch tutorials and memorize key commands. I want to have ALREADY memorized key commands so I can get to work. I want that effort in the past
. If key commands came in a pill
, I would swallow a handful and thus "learn" multiple DAWs. Sadly, they do not.
Every minute you spend "figuring" out one DAW is a minute you take away from getting killer speed in another.
"Figuring it out" means getting by, I want to be miles beyond getting by, I want to be zooming. And once I am "there" I want to STOP learning goddamn software and get back to doing music. The 'DAW itself' is not my toy, it is not even "gear" to me.
I have never seen a "I have six DAWs" engineer jockey his rig as smoothly and effortlessly as the engineer who works
8 hours a day in one DAW. The clients appreciate this as "transparency". To them, there IS no 'workflow', the engineer is ready before they are.