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My 1642 arrived! Can't wait to take it out of the box...what DAW to use?
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It's been in the box for days now...I was getting my studio cleaned up when I found the entire front wall rotted away with termites and dry rot...one week later, I'm almost ready to uncover all my gear from plastic....just a little more drywall and painting and the space will be back to usable.
I'm pretty much thinking I'll patch in some mics, firewire it to my new i7 iMac, install the software and get to creating.

I'm undecided about which DAW to use. I've got Logic, but am not familiar with it. I have an old version of Digital Performer, but people tell me that the plug in instruments in Logic are something DP doesn't have. Besides, the fact that I'll have to upgrade it. Does Studio One have that compliment of plugins and instruments? I've heard it's quite usable and maybe preferred to other DAWs.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I'll be adding a couple software instrument plug ins (omnisphere and ivory 2)....I suppose all the DAW's can deal with additional plugs like that?

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Easy Answer: Studio One Pro! I moved over from Cubase. I love it.
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Studio One artist is what comes with my board, though, right? What's the difference?
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The PRO version allows you to use third party plugins is one major difference.
Artist only allows the stock ones that come with it.
I have not upgraded so I do not know all of the feature enhancements
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The pro version also had entire master section for mastering and burning cds and publishing audio to the internet. You can upgrade to Pro at a reduced rate.
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Logic........all the way. It is incredibly powerful and stable on both my MacBook Pro 2.66 Ghz i7 and my MacPro desktop quad core system.
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Since you have Logic and Studio One Artist, why not play with both and see what's better for you?

I was a long time Logic user and I wrote a lot of great records with it. Now I use Studio One and, honestly, I can't say as I miss the complexities of Logic, just the score editor every once in a while

You're lucky that you have a couple of DAWs already so you can really explore both in detail before you make your mind up!

If you have any questions regarding Studio One Artist once you delve in, be sure to get on our forum. We have a lot of very active users who are happy to help you out!
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Thanks for that Wesley....The only issue I see about the Artist version is that I will eventually want to use the synthogy Ivory II pianos, and, from what I understand, it's necessary to have the Pro version. I'd also want to add other plugin library instrument sounds and patches, so, really, it would appear that I'd have to upgrade.....but, I'll see how it goes. I'm finally done getting my studio room back together and will be firing it all up tomorrow.
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I still bounce back and forth between Logic and S1.

There are just a handful of tools that Logic has that I rely on occasionally, but S1 is a GREAT DAW as well.

And re: Wesley's comment regarding Logic's complexity... I would go so far as to say it's FAR more easy than it was when Apple first bought the company/software. They have done a GREAT job simplifying it from what it used to be - a complex nightmare of hunting down configuration and setup issues. Heck, even just adding a new track in Logic used to be a nightmare.

Now, several releases later, it is VERY user-friendly.

Having said that, I really dig S-One's user interface. It's clean and sophisticated, but user-friendly.

You cannot go wrong with either.
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