Need help picking new software.....

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  1. scottl

    scottl Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am in the process of upgrading my recording setup and I need help choosing my software.

    Here is what I have to work with:

    EMU 1820M PCI soundcard and breakout box
    Tube mic pre
    All sorts of DirectX and VST plugins
    PC and not Mac...plenty of power and memory

    I currently am running Sequioa 7.2 I am not happy with it.

    At NAMM, the EMU guy recommended Nuendo. I mainly need robust multitracking capability with nice stable plugin operation. Simple to use is better. ASIO is neccessary.

    How is Sonar 5 in comparison to Cubase or Nuendo???

    Any advice is welcome! I don't plan on any hardware changes.

    Thanks!

    Scott
     
  2. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

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    Going from Sequoia to Nuendo is kinda like going from a Hummer to a Ford Expedition.
    Also seeing that Seqoia in at version 8.21 you might want to upgrade.
    I have no issues working in either Sequoia or Nuendo. And I have a sneaking suspicion that any problems you have isn't the software.
    We're talking legit copy here right. If not, then I'm guessing it's more of a H20 dongle emulator question than anything else.
     
  3. neve1073

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    If you mainly need stable, robust multitracking software I would go with Cubase SX3. I've worked a lot with nuendo and cubase. If you buy nuendo, it sounds to me like you would be buying a lot of stuff you won't need whereas with SX3 you will get only what you need--and probably then some. I don't know sonar or sequoia. For recording, editing and stability, sx3 compares favorably to protools imo.
     
  4. Bob Savage

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    Alright, where did Scott go? This was shaping up to be an interesting thread, and he disappears!
     
  5. straticus

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    I was going to recommend Samplitude but if you're using Sequoia what's the point? You're already using one of the best apps out there.
     
  6. Bob Savage

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    Plus, Sequoia is essentially Samp on steroids anyway.
     
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    Scott, i really dig sonar 5, it's great and robust !
     
  8. Bob Savage

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    I'm not planning on switching back from Samplitude (did that once already, from Samp 7 to SONAR 4), but how would you compare SONAR 4 to SONAR 5? I used Cakewalk from PA7 to SONAR Producer 4, except for my short stint with Samp 7, but now I'm very pleased with Samp.
     
  9. scottl

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    Hi Bob!

    I called Ed and he suggested things to me. He advised to set up a buss with my effects. I was applying them track by track. I need to pan my delay and the only way is with a buss. Now, I need to learn how to set up that buss.

    What do you guys think about Samplitude 8 versus Sequioa 7???
     
  10. Bob Savage

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    Hello Scott,

    Unless you're doing video, Samp 8 is going to have everything you need. I do believe there are some additional audio perks, but I find Samp 8 to be well suited to pretty much everything I need.

    I use Aux busses for all my fx additions and just route them over from the track (there are sends there already). You can add a submix or aux bus the same way you would add another track. Take a looksee, the option will be there.
     
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    That's not what I read on the sonar forums. I'm not upgrading from 4 to 5...
     
  12. Scott Peterson

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    Still rocking here with Cubase SX3 and honestly, still digging it. No issues, everything works, fast and powerful for audio. Just my opinion. Former Samp user, FWIW.
     

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