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    Karlton Bethea
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    What up!

    I was thinking about looking at some production software and have read several reviews and keep hearing about a program named Presonus, does anyone have any experiences with it? And, how does it stack up against Ableton regarding being user friendly? I know Ableton is the industry standard but I’m just trying to see if anyone has experience with both for comparison sake. Any advise on other DAW’s that are good for production and mastering would be great too.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as always,

    Karlton Bethea

    “IF Music Be The Food Of Love…Play On”
    -Billy Shakespeare

    #2440541
    Allan Murray
    Participant

    From what I’ve seen of it, it appears to be similar to that of Cubase and Logic in that it’s liner based.

    Have you used any DAW’s before e.g Cubase, Logic, FL Studio or Reason etc: ?

    Ableton along with FL Studio to me seem to be the most user friendly.

    Are you just using the DAW for production, or are you looking into recording as well as the likes of Cubase and Logic excel in this department.

    #2440841
    Terry_42
    Keymaster

    Sorry never heard of it.
    The DAWs I have used and can recommend are Logic, Ableton, Bitwig and FL Studio. All have trial versions, so you should test them out and see what fits you best.

    #2441621
    DJ Vintage
    Moderator

    Presonus is a (live sound) mixer brand.

    #2441671
    Karlton Bethea
    Participant

    Aldobymusic,

    I have not used any DAW’s yet, I downloaded audacity but still haven’t had the time to really get into it. I would like to use the DAW for editing, mastering mixtapes and trying some production in the future, so I guess I’m looking for something that can grow with e into the future.

    #2441681
    Karlton Bethea
    Participant

    DJ Vintage,

    Thanks for letting me know Presonus is a live sound mixer brand! I guess you pretty much eliminated Presonus! I’m going to look at some other DAW’s to see what fits the direction I’m trying to go in. I’d like to use it for editing, mastering mixtapes and eventually production in the future.

    Thanks for the response,

    Karlton

    “If Music Be The Food Of Love…Play On”
    -Billy Shakespeare

    #2441731
    DJ Vintage
    Moderator

    To prevent myself from becoming too one-dimensional, I should state that Presonus is a company that (primarily) produces (live and studio) sound gear, including but not limited to mixers, sound cards and outboard pre-amps and processors. They also make some speakers and monitor systems. And yes they have software. Labeled as recording software they have Studio One which they promote as production software. It hasn’t (to my knowledge) made a very big impression in the DAW market thus far.

    Even the DAW market is very dynamic and it depends heavily on what you want to do with the software. If you are a recording studio, chances are big you’ll be using something like ProTools, Logic or Cubase. If you are more of a music producer, things like Ableton will most likely tickle your fancy more. It’s a pretty big pond to fish in and even if you manage to catch the right fish for you, there will be a steep learning curve. So choose wisely as you don’t want to go through it twice 😀

    #2459871
    Robert Dyches
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    The Presonus software is called Studio One. It is very good for production and recording dj mixes. The pro version has its own project page for mastering. It is often slept on in the dj world but it is user friendly and comes stock with everything you need to get started. It has several versions to let you upgrade as you get familiar with the software and your needs grow. They have a free, artist, producer, and pro version. If you are a producer, this software has everything right out of the box to get you started. I have been using it since 2011 and have no need to use any other daw.

    #2460201
    DJ Vintage
    Moderator

    As I said, many fishes and good for you that you caught the right one for you.

    #2460311
    Matt Prince
    Participant

    Try and factor in if you want to collaborate with anybody in the future. There is no point learning something and its PC only for instance and then if you want to work with somebody who uses a Mac daw and its then an issue from the off.

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