On 03/29/2014 06:31 AM, rosea.grammostola wrote:
I like Ardour's implementation of the Freesound API, it could use some
better search criteria but I've done some nice work with it. Not exactly
a sample pack, but it's pretty usable.
> The sound quality of the included instruments seems to be ok, but I
The demo doesn't include everything available in the purchased package.
But I agree that the demo instruments are a little weak. If Bitwig gets
its MIDI act together you'll be able to use external synths as well (of
course). And there are always VST/VSTi plugins to deploy.
> Making a good song is still hard, also in a sophisticated application
Agree++ about making a good song.
> For very advanced features you probably need Bitwig, but the tools on
Well, its automated tempo/beat-matching is something I don't see in any
other Linux audio app. I can do some nice time adjustment with Ardour's
tools but the job isn't automated. I haven't checked out Bitwig's
Btw, I compared Bitwig's retail list price against the list prices for
the latest versions of Cubase, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools.
Only Logic is priced lower than Bitwig, probably because the program has
Apple's weight behind it (i.e. it could be a loss-leader for some other
purpose). For example, Ableton 9 Complete lists at $749 USD.
Overall I'm fascinated by its potential, and I already plan to use it
for some work I have in mind.
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