Image: Alex Scott wants you to rethink your DAW.
Is it time to check out a new digital audio workstation? In the following video, Alex Scott thinks so. To start, the musician and sound engineer points out that today there are a dizzying number of choices among DAWs that you should be considering besides old standards like Pro Tools, Logic Pro X or even GarageBand. Today, with more useful approaches to layout, filter families and more, you might try out apps like Ableton, Studio One, FL Studio, Reaper, Cubase, Nuendo, and Audacity.
How do you – beginner, expert, or just in between – decide upon a best choice? What if you go with one of the legacy DAWs? That old code base might be limiting you more than you realize.
We have one suggestion. Spend some time looking over Presonus’ impressive DAW with Alex Scott. Scott is a Denver-based multi-talent – touring musician, recording engineer, and music producer- who dives in to review the latest audio apps and hardware. After many years as an Apple Logic Pro user, he explains some of the unique features of Presonus’s Studio One, capabilities which led him to embrace the DAW as his post audio tool of choice.
Why Studio One?
What’s to like? A comprehensive, single-window work environment with quick and easy drag-and-drop functionality. That approach is ideal for a new generation of widescreen monitors such as Viewsonic’s gorgeous ultra-wide 34-inch VP3481 (look for our upcoming review).
You can run Studio One on both PC and Mac, you’ll find its arranger track very useful, there’s an ample number of audio editing features, including some of the best processing plugins around. Finally, there’s excellent integration with audio control surfaces and hardware, and a potent “Artist” version priced very inexpensively if you want to see what all the fuss is about.
Alex Scott is a professional bassist, drummer and producer based out of Denver, CO. He performs and tours regularly with a wide variety of groups, having the honor of working with members of Blues Traveler, Thievery Corporation, Ween, Blood Sweat and Tears and is one of members of consordini.com team.
NYCPPNEWS’ own Joe Herman was wowed by an earlier version of Presonus’ Studio One – as well as the company’s Notion 6 and PSO – all of which you can read about on our site by clicking this link.