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Old 1 week ago
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looking for DAW suggestions

Hello,

I used Cakewalk and Cubase for years becos they simply worked and were intuitive. now Cakewalk seems dead &, Cubase Element does not save the preset I selected in a instrument(I tried everything)

I thought I would try to find something new, look for new horizons
so if anyone has some recomendations ?

I look for

- something that works, recognises my audio card, is able to record and play full duplex AND use my midi ports (sound obvious but I can guarantee, not all packages work instantly or at all)

- something intuitive (Ableton gets disqualified instantly, dont even get me started. I now suffer from PTSD using it)

- something that is VST compatible and that keeps all my settings when I save the project I work on

- something that records midi and plays it as I recorded it (same sound, same instrument/patch/whatever)

- something that works instantly, I am so sick and tired of wasting hours trying to figure technical issues... I want to make music

thanks
Old 1 week ago
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Cakewalk isn't dead; it's taken over by Bandstand.
You can download it for free.
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budget?
Old 1 week ago
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There are a few free options out right now that are fully featured. Suggest downloading a couple of different ones and trying them out. See what fits your workflow.
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There are a few free options out right now that are fully featured. Suggest downloading a couple of different ones and trying them out. See what fits your workflow.
already done that,
I am a bit tired of downloading/trying/working so far/why the hell is midi not working with this one/next

I like cakewalk, if only it saved the presets I use...
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Cakewalk isn't dead; it's taken over by Bandstand.
You can download it for free.
cant even find the web site, pretty sure it's dead
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budget?
any
Old 1 week ago
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cant even find the web site, pretty sure it's dead
It's now called Cakewalk by BandLab (not BandStand).

[ https://discuss.cakewalk.com/ ]

It's essentially Sonar Platinum with numerous performance and stability fixes, and missing many of the add-on bundled synths and effects. It's free, not dead.

Open a BandLab account to get the BandLab Assistant, and download. Run. Smile.
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and missing many of the add-on bundled synths and effects.
hmmmm
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any
Cubase 10 Pro is on 50% off normal price. It's even lower if you're upgrading or crossgrading.
https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/celebrate/
Old 1 week ago
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Go full Cubase. If you're familiar with it and its on sale, it should put an end to your issues.
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Go full Cubase. If you're familiar with it and its on sale, it should put an end to your issues.
you mean cubase pro ?
I'll check it out
Old 1 week ago
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It's now called Cakewalk by BandLab (not BandStand).
Sorry, my mistake.
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