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Studio One General Discussion » I really want to like S1... » Go to message
I used Logic for 20 years and it is far from perfect either. And it does not have a built-in auto backup which I find incredibly inept of Apple. I had to use a third party backup that worked some of the time. And I have had Logic projects that crashed and I couldn't re-open either and had to revert to an older project versions. Shit happens. Most times I never did figure out why. C'est la vie! Life in the fast lane. I am good at crashing computers and programs, but I am constantly pushing them to their limits. The key to not wanting to take a hammer to your computer is frequent and redundant backups. So it is a good feeling when I see Studio One Pro backing up my work every five minutes. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Studio One General Discussion » Studio One Artist vs. Pro » Go to message
It's a two sided coin.

I agree with you guys that any DAW that does not allow 3rd party apps is useless unless you are an absolute beginner and are learning from scratch. A limit to 16 or 24 tracks or making some of other features unavailable until you upgrade makes more sense.

On the other hand, a company has a right to do what they want with their product and the customer has the choice whether to buy it or not.
Studio One General Discussion » WHAT TO DO?: Halion Sonic vs. EWQL Goliath » Go to message
I have Goliath and I rarely use it because I just don't like the Play sampler. I also have its predecessor, Colossus and I do still use that occasionally, but mainly because it is the Kontakt version and I will use Kontakt 5 over Play any day. Kontakt has come with a decent library all the way since version 2 and I often use some of the stuff in the version 5 library.
Studio One General Discussion » Studio One Artist vs. Pro » Go to message
You guys have it great nowadays. In the early 90s, Notator cost me $500 and it only did MIDI, then the upgrade to Logic 1.0 was $700 and again it only did MiDI. This was on a friggin Atari with 4 Mb RAM and a 40 Mb hard drive. I followed the upgrade path trough Logic 5 on a PC and then switched to Logic 6 on a Mac when Apple bought Emagic. Of course I also had to buy a new computer, a G4. I now have Logic 9 on a Mac Pro. I don't know how much I've spent on just this one DAW over the years, but I know it is many thousands of dollars.

I just bought Studio One Pro 2.5 for $299. To me it feels like a steal. And I just bought 24 Gb of RAM for my Mac for $350. I am in Heaven! LOL
Studio One General Discussion » Tutorial/video/post/blog on how to set up Vienna Ensemble Pro in S1??? » Go to message
I did a search of the forum, Google and YouTube. Trying to see if there is a tutorial on how to setup Vienna Ensemble Pro with S1 Pro. There was one for Logic and I found that helpful. I am sure I can figure it out eventually, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel if someone already has done it successfully. I would imagine that it is similar to setting up a 16 MIDI channel instance of Kontakt with the exception that VEP goes both ways, you can receive and send audio to and from your DAW with VEP.

Thanks,
Studio One General Discussion » Open Air & Room Reverb vs Altiverb » Go to message
@Matt. How do you like your HS50M monitors. I just got mine recently, really happy with them.
Studio One General Discussion » Open Air & Room Reverb vs Altiverb » Go to message
Nope. I am still just getting familiar with S1 Pro. I will check out a Open Air. The fact that it accepts 3rd party IRs is great as I have quite a few of them. Do you know if it accepts Altiverb IRs?
Studio One General Discussion » Open Air & Room Reverb vs Altiverb » Go to message
I am a recent convert to S1 from Logic. I am a big fan of Altiverb and have used it exclusively with great success on my mixes. I have heard good things about S1's (edit) Open Air & Room Reverb. I will definitely check it out. Anyone who has used both Altiverb and S1 reverbs have any comments or comparisons they can share?

I searched the forum and there are several posts on Altiverb but I couldn't find any comparisons to (edit) Open Air or Room Reverb.

Thanks.
Studio One General Discussion » S1 = Impressive! » Go to message
Thanks for the welcome. I know the part about S1 sounding better seems impossible, but I believe my ears and after importing the stems to a song recorded in Logic to S1, they just sounded a little smoother, warmer, richer; a very subtle difference, but I swear I can hear it. I know my system, monitors and room very well.
Studio One General Discussion » S1 = Impressive! » Go to message
I purchased Studio One 2 Pro just for the mastering capabilities. To be honest, I just want something to use to assemble songs, enter ISRC codes, UPCs, track information and also export DSP images, etc. As a 20 year logic user, I was frustrated that Wave Burner which was bundled with the Logic Studio when I upgraded a few years go, just doesn't work right. I figured I would still do everything in Logic and just use S1 for assembling the final albums. Well, I tried mastering a song in the Project section the other day in S1 and was really impressed with the work flow. And tonight, I imported stems to a song and mixed it in the Song section. Again, I was really impressed with the workflow. I was able to get a good mix very quickly. And I must be imaging it, but my stems seemed to sound better in S1 right after I had imported them and hadn't even started mixing.

So I am definitely mixing and mastering everything in S1 now. Next step, I'll have to try producing a song from scratch in S1. If that works out, I will be an ex-Logic user, other than a few things for filmscoring that I don't believe are possible in S1.

My compliments to PreSonus, Studio One 2 is a very well designed DAW! Looking forward to using it.
 
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