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What DAW Do You Use?

lexicondevillexicondevil Bay Area Posts: 1,890
I have finally scraped together the money to get a laptop(Lenovo) dedicated to recording my music. I am wondering what DAW people use to record? I am PC only. In the past, I used Protools and it was just too much. I switched later to Reaper and it was okay. I am thinking of going with Presonus. I pretty much need a recording for dummies set up. I don't want to spend a ton of time trying to figure out how to do some simple multitrack recording. I usually get frustrated and stop for a while, then I forget how to use it. Old brain.
Anyone use Presonus Studio One?
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    dudemandudeman Posts: 2,974
    I switched to Studio One about a year ago after using Cubase for years. Studio One is much more intuitive and it has more features than I will ever use.

    I'm using a MacBook Pro and a Tascam Model 12 for recording and it easily handles a fully mic'd drum kit with additional tracks for bass, guitars and vocals.

    FWIW, I don't do anything with midi or virtual instruments or plug ins. I also re-record takes with mistakes rather than try to edit them in the DAW.

    So far, this setup has been really easy to learn and the sound quality is excellent. 
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    lexicondevillexicondevil Bay Area Posts: 1,890
    Awesome. I feel like Presonus Studio One will be a bit more intuitive, like you said. I will most likely just re-record my mistakes until I can take the time to truly figure out editing. I tried editing my EZDrummer tracks with Reaper and I got really frustrated.
    I remember recording multiple tracks using two boomboxes back and forth, when I was in high school. Funny how those recordings are still actually not all that bad. I even used a padded seat and a drum stick for my drum tracks. =) Now, we have all of this amazing technology and I feel like I spend more time figuring out how to record than I do playing the songs.
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    1992- Lollapalooza, Irvine, California
    Nothing since then. I suck.
    2016- Fenway Park, Boston - Both glorious nights
    2022- Oakland Night 2
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