Woo Weeeee! The east coast is freezing cold today…bundle up well if you venture out in it…
I just upgraded to Presonus Studio One 2. Last year I purchased the Presonus Firestudio to go with my HP Touchsmart computer. Studio One Artist version came free with it. I tinkered around with it, and really liked the workflow. I am getting better at mixing, but still not great yet. Studio One is by far the easiest DAW that delivers a great sound, when you have little knowledge of engineering. I still love Reaper, but after using Studio One to mix one of my last beats of 2011 I was super impressed with the out come.
The important things the Artist version was missing was the ability to use Maschine, Rewire, Fl Studio, and third party plugins. I got a little loot Christmas and noticed the upgrade was only $99.00 yaaay. I am installing all the new sounds right now. The upgrade is about 15gbs of extra soundsets, fx and loops. Instead of twiddling my thumbs while downloading..lol… Im going to organize my Maschine library, and import sounds into Maschine folders.
Native Instruments really stirred up things when they created Maschine. It’s becoming the go to tool for many beat makers. Music Radar has released an article with some decent tips when creating music with Maschine. I’ve included and excerpt and you can read the full article by clicking the link:
Cut out the middle man
To avoid problems when performing live with Maschine, disable any third party plug-ins you aren’t using for the show. You can even switch them all off and deselect Scan On Startup for instant boot-ups without the risk of a crash…
Picking up plug-ins
…But do make sure Maschine is set to scan for new plug-ins on your system. To be sure it will pick them up and avoid frustrating headaches in the future, run Maschine in standalone mode straight after installing a new plug-in
Happy Beat Making To All!`
Pz Til Later….