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[DAW] AudioDesk or Reaper?
Old 7th March 2015
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[DAW] AudioDesk or Reaper?

Hi everybody.
Last year I bought a license of Reaper but I didn't spend much time on it at all: I'm still in the "inspirational" phase, in which I make sounds/sequences/melodies, play around with them... and never get to the point where I would say "OK, let's record that song" (I'm making electronic music, with analog synths mainly).

So now I bought a MOTU 828 MK2 (used) and it came with the license for AudioDesk 2. I know this is old software, but I believe that with the license I could upgrade to the latest one (version 3.21 for sure, maybe version 4 as well).

Now, let's get to the point: what pros/cons or differences are there between AudioDesk (say version 4) and the latest Reaper?
Which one "is better" (I know it's a rather "dumb" question - but you all know what I'm asking for, right?!)?

I'm running OS X Yosemite (10.10) on a MacBook pro i7 with 16GB RAM...

Thanks in advance and kind regards,
F.
Old 7th March 2015
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Hi everybody.
Last year I bought a license of Reaper but I didn't spend much time on it at all: I'm still in the "inspirational" phase, in which I make sounds/sequences/melodies, play around with them... and never get to the point where I would say "OK, let's record that song" (I'm making electronic music, with analog synths mainly).

So now I bought a MOTU 828 MK2 (used) and it came with the license for AudioDesk 2. I know this is old software, but I believe that with the license I could upgrade to the latest one (version 3.21 for sure, maybe version 4 as well).

Now, let's get to the point: what pros/cons or differences are there between AudioDesk (say version 4) and the latest Reaper?
Which one "is better" (I know it's a rather "dumb" question - but you all know what I'm asking for, right?!)?

I'm running OS X Yosemite (10.10) on a MacBook pro i7 with 16GB RAM...

Thanks in advance and kind regards,
F.
Based on what you've written, Reaper will never do you wrong. I don't know AudioDesk at all. I do know that Reaper is an amazing DAW. Bit of a learning curve to any DAW & Reaper is no different. But it's well worth the time & effort. YMMV
Old 7th March 2015
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Originally Posted by FlavioB View Post
Hi everybody.
Last year I bought a license of Reaper but I didn't spend much time on it at all: I'm still in the "inspirational" phase, in which I make sounds/sequences/melodies, play around with them... and never get to the point where I would say "OK, let's record that song" (I'm making electronic music, with analog synths mainly).

So now I bought a MOTU 828 MK2 (used) and it came with the license for AudioDesk 2. I know this is old software, but I believe that with the license I could upgrade to the latest one (version 3.21 for sure, maybe version 4 as well).

Now, let's get to the point: what pros/cons or differences are there between AudioDesk (say version 4) and the latest Reaper?
Which one "is better" (I know it's a rather "dumb" question - but you all know what I'm asking for, right?!)?

I'm running OS X Yosemite (10.10) on a MacBook pro i7 with 16GB RAM...

Thanks in advance and kind regards,
F.
AFAIK AudioDesk is purely a digital audio editor, if you were making electronic music I would assume you might like some MIDI sequencing features.

I might be wrong but thought I'd add my input.
Old 7th March 2015
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Hi guys, thanks for your quick replies.
@ serstickman : I am aware of a learning curve for each new software, that's for sure. I just would like to start with one and (hopefully) stick with it! :-)
@ Herb : ok, if AudioDesk is merely an audio editor, then I don't have to choose any longer: Reaper! :-)

Thanks so far,
F.
Old 7th March 2015
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AudioDesk is basically MOTU's Digital Performer without Midi.

It's quite capable for tracking and mixing, there may be an upgrade path to DP.

Old 7th March 2015
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Get Reaper, AudioDesk is a poor DAW
Old 7th March 2015
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Hi guys, thanks for your quick replies.
@ serstickman : I am aware of a learning curve for each new software, that's for sure. I just would like to start with one and (hopefully) stick with it! :-)
Kenny Gioia's Reaper 4 Explained video tutorial (groove3.com) takes a lot of the edge off the Reaper learning curve. Highly recommended!
Old 8th March 2015
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Kenny Gioia's Reaper 4 Explained video tutorial (groove3.com) takes a lot of the edge off the Reaper learning curve. Highly recommended!
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