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DAWs - Which GUI is Best Overall?
View Poll Results: Which GUI is Best Overall?
Pro Tools 6
4 Votes - 2.35%
Pro Tools 8
39 Votes - 22.94%
Logic 8
34 Votes - 20.00%
Nuendo
37 Votes - 21.76%
Ableton Live
7 Votes - 4.12%
Wavelab 4
0 Votes - 0%
Other DAW
49 Votes - 28.82%
Voters: 170. You may not vote on this poll

Old 3rd July 2009
  #1
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DAWs - Which GUI is Best Overall?

Of these choices, which one of these has the right amount of lightness/darkness and colors, the right amount of mouse-able features and info displays (some called it clutter) the right design layout, etc etc? And why?

PS I can add a few more-any suggestions in the major DAW player group?

PPS - how do you edit a Slutz poll? I can't add more options.
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Old 3rd July 2009
  #2
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All I know is that the Logic GUI looks fun while the others look more utilitarian, but I like that about it. Pro Tools looks really good too. Toss up!
Old 3rd July 2009
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Wavelab 4 was apparently designed on the North Pole.
Old 3rd July 2009
  #4
Go other DAW!

[UPDATED: Currently winning by a 5-to-1 ratio! Other DAW... the great unifier! heh
UPDATE 2 -- PT 8 and Nuendo gaining but still behind.
Come on all you PT7 folks, make sure you vote for the only category open to you: Other! We're counting on you guys to keep us on top.]
Old 3rd July 2009
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I put PT8 but I prefer working with Logic somehow
Still, I run PT M-powered for compatibility or small projects. Nice software. Logic is great though and that's my main thing.
Old 3rd July 2009
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Wavelab 4 was apparently designed on the North Pole.
Cold and fuzzy?

heh
Old 3rd July 2009
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I voted Logic 8, though i like the PT interface too.

i think the fact that with PT8 the visuals have become very "logic-ish" speaks volumes.

i never liked the PT7 visuals, it was like staring at a lightbulb, i know you can adjust that but it never suited me.
Old 3rd July 2009
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Other daw: Sawstudio.
Old 3rd July 2009
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I like Logic 7.2.3 and loathe 8!!!
Old 3rd July 2009
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My Vote ----------> (( N U E N D O ))

I'm a "Cubase 5" users, which IMHO has a great GUI design as well.

Looking forward to add "Nuendo 5" when it's released.
Old 3rd July 2009
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Talking

Other DAW, Samplitude with Orangehill or Birdline skins
Old 3rd July 2009
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Sonar Much????
Old 3rd July 2009
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Never used it, but Digital Performer just looks plain sexy.
Old 4th July 2009
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I'm a Logic user but as far as GUIs are concerned I think Samplitude and Reaper wins over everyone else simply because they are fully skinable and some of their third party designed skins are incredible.
Old 4th July 2009
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Logic 8... it's just so easy on the eyes.
Old 4th July 2009
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Studio ONE by Presonus
Old 4th July 2009
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I chose Nuendo because it was the closest to how Logic 7 looked. PT 8 looks good
except for the giant tool bar that you can't re-size Who ever was involved
with designing PT 8 apparently didn't test it much on laptops. It seems you need
a monitor with at least 1900x1200 for it to look 'normal'

I would have to say If Logic 7 were a choice above it would be #1 then Logic 8.
If they could darken the panels and allow at least an option for it then it would
be spot on for me. Maybe a little more contrast as well.
Old 4th July 2009
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Thumbs up DP6!

For me DP6 GUI looks very sophisticated and so different from other DAWs.
So my vote goes to DP 6
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Old 4th July 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HobbyCore View Post
Other daw: Sawstudio.
The question was not which one is the ugliest and most dated. Kiddin'.
Old 4th July 2009
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I'm a Logic man, but I Soooo prefer the Pro Tools 8 interface. I think it's so beautiful, they really nailed it. If it weren't for the crippled aspect of MP/LE or the overpriced nature of HD I'd be in PT8 full time.

For now I only get to experience it's beauty while editing drums in MP.
Old 4th July 2009
  #21
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logic 8 looks the most uniform, and I like it taking up the whole screen without bunches of boxes. plus, it's similar in design to waveburner and soundtrack pro, and I love that- the whole unified design amongst products.
Old 4th July 2009
  #22
Gear Nut
 

My vote for SONAR.

Wavelab is an editor, not a DAW.
No choice for SONAR? Vegas? Acid?
What kind of poll takes out some of the most serious contenders while including unrelated entries?
Old 4th July 2009
  #23
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My vote is for Digital Performer 6 too. It might not have much eyecandy but it's a joy to use!

Quote:
Originally Posted by idrummer View Post
For me DP6 GUI looks very sophisticated and so different from other DAWs.
So my vote goes to DP 6
Old 4th July 2009
  #24
Personally, I find this poll rather silly.

A static screenshot in no way imparts the user experience of a
DAW application. Sort of like showing a picture of a car and asking
how well it does around a track.

jeff
Old 4th July 2009
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Originally Posted by jmarkham View Post
Personally, I find this poll rather silly.

A static screenshot in no way imparts the user experience of a
DAW application. Sort of like showing a picture of a car and asking
how well it does around a track.

jeff
Sorry Jeff but I have to disagree. I think its a PERFECT representation of my experience here. Thats what they all look like when they lock up
Old 4th July 2009
  #26
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I voted for Logic 8, I just love the interface, I understood it faster and better than with other DAWs. It is just one thing that I would like : automatic random colors for tracks, the rest is perfect for me
Old 4th July 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcgwd View Post
I like Logic 7.2.3 and loathe 8!!!
You are not normal. heh
Old 4th July 2009
  #28
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Cubase 5.


Cheers.
Old 4th July 2009
  #29
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Though it was weird to use I always thought Tracktion looked pretty cool.
Old 4th July 2009
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Logic 8, although I really like the new Reaper 3.0 GUI as well:



I did change the meters in the Logic 8 mixer to 'conventional' green/yellow ones. I don't like the standard orange ones.
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