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Old 3rd October 2008 , 05:03 PM
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Default First ever DAW software?

Come on guys spill the beans what was your first ever DAW software package?

My first ever DAW software(I think, it was some time ago ) was Cubasis VST3 I dug up a review of it here.

What was yours?
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Reason 2, i think i was 16, then left it alone for 9 years then was cubase sx3
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Reason 2, i think i was 16, then left it alone for 9 years then was cubase sx3
Reason 2? I still have a copy of Reason Adapted. Very light on CPU.
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Reason 2? I still have a copy of Reason Adapted. Very light on CPU.
i installed R2 on my intel Mac Pro the other night because i came across the box
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pro 12 then pro 24 by steinberg using an atri 520 and a 1040
then c-lab then cubase in 90
then i left it all alone for 20yrs
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i installed R2 on my intel Mac Pro the other night because i came across the box
I am so used to using it on a PC I keep forgetting it runs on a MAC.

It also runs on Vista x64.

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pro 12 then pro 24 by steinberg using an atri 520 and a 1040
then c-lab then cubase in 90
then i left it all alone for 20yrs
Atari? Way before I got going.
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Started with a hand built sampler board for a Sinclair Spectrum with a selection of supplied and self written audio tools (Z80 assembler... woohoo!), then moved on to a RAM Music Machine add-on card also on the Spectrum... 4 part sample playback!

Then it was a more conventional route of Pro24 on the Atari 520STFM, Cubase on Atari, crossgrade to Cubase on PC once the Atari Falcon looked dead in the water and then up through all versions of Cubase VST and Cubase SX to current Cubase 4.
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I am so used to using it on a PC I keep forgetting it runs on a MAC.

It also runs on Vista x64.



Atari? Way before I got going.
atari indeed sir, also the great thing was it only ran on a half meg of system ram , you could get the full 1mg upgrade, but that was expensive
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My first sequencer was a dedicated hardware one.. A Roland MC 500...



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Pro 16 on a Commodore (I think..) computer.. then, Pro 24 on an Atari 1040ST.. Thereafter, C-Lab Notator on said Atari... (there was some very 'colourful' sequencer I dabbled with sometime around then that ran on an Amiga computer..can't remember the name..).

Notator was the program that dragged me away to not use Cubase... Logic was next..
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First one I owned, Cakewalk Project5, which I'm still using. First I ever used, Ejay 5, and I'm not sure if that really counts.
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A CV Sync + MIDI and eventually soft-synth Sequencer that I wrote myself for the BBC micro in early/mid 80s.

The CV side used to drive a TR606, TB303 and a DIY modular while I added the midi for a CZ101 that I bought around 85/86 I think.

The 'soft-synth' was a mono additive using the ADC chip in the BBC micro and an external analog filter chip (cant remember which). Laster added sine wave tables in external memory chips and hardware summing to an external ADC - very grainy, but was an interesting and (never realised at the time) quite forward project for the time

Audio was recorded to a very old (valve based) ampex reel to reel.
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Wow, so many different starting points! Almost everything from an MC-500 (those floppies LOL) all the way to ejay! e.t.c I am guessing the reasons that led to all of those choices for each of you are probably just as varied as the choices themselves.
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Every one was raving about Reason and by the time i saved the money, Reason 2 came out, cubase just looked so complicated and didn't make any sounds when i pressed the keys while Reason did
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Well, I STARTED with a Yamaha 4-track, but my first computer software was Passport's TRAX software (not really a DAW but a sequencer).

First Pro Tools was 6.1 (original Mbox), bought to start making music for some films I was making at the time.
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Every one was raving about Reason and by the time i saved the money, Reason 2 came out, cubase just looked so complicated and didn't make any sounds when i pressed the keys while Reason did
Err yeah I had many... moments trying to get sound out of Cubasis


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Well, I STARTED with a Yamaha 4-track, but my first computer software was Passport's TRAX software (not really a DAW but a sequencer).

First Pro Tools was 6.1 (original Mbox), bought to start making music for some films I was making at the time.
I cannot imagine making music on a four track.

Things really have come a long way. Coming from that kind of starting point one can surely much better appreciate the current software offerings we have and the flexibility they offer us although too much choice can cause another set of problems

I think I would always prefer more choice though.
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