What DAW Do You Hate?

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What DAW Do You Hate?

Poll ended at Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:16 am

Ableton Live
35
6%
Acoustica Mixcraft Pro Studio
2
0%
Apple GarageBand
24
4%
Apple Logic Pro
42
7%
Ardour
10
2%
Avid Pro Tools
53
9%
BandLab Sonar
12
2%
Bitwig Studio
17
3%
Cockos Reaper
62
11%
Harrison Mixbus
9
2%
Image-Line FL Studio
39
7%
Magix Acid Pro
2
0%
Magix Samplitude Pro X
10
2%
MOTU Digital Performer
4
1%
MuTools MuLab
2
0%
PreSonus Studio One
12
2%
Propellerhead Software Reason
15
3%
Renoise
3
1%
Steinberg Cubase
25
4%
Steinberg Nuendo
3
1%
Tracktion Software Waveform
10
2%
Hate is a negative emotion I don't give into
171
30%
 
Total votes: 562

Steve Bolivar
KVRian
538 posts since 25 Aug, 2006

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:16 am

I've been seeing a lot of DAW hate swirling around here so I thought I'd give it a place to be expressed. No logical reason is needed. Since hate is such a strong emotion I gave the option of choosing up to three DAWs to hate. You have 30 days to release your hate.

KBSoundSmith
KVRian
784 posts since 6 Jul, 2009

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:18 am

Logic Pro, since it gated Alchemy behind a specific DAW on an operating system I dislike using.

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12005 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:57 am

Hating a DAW? People have way too much energy if they're able to waste it on a piece of software that they're not forced to use.
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whyterabbyt
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Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:01 am

Yay, more shitfests. :roll:
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jonljacobi
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1125 posts since 16 Jan, 2013 from USA

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:48 pm

Don’t hate any of them. Better would have been, which won’t you use.

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antic604
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2743 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:58 pm

Where do I even begin... ;) :D
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279 posts since 11 Jan, 2014

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:59 pm

There are two important entries missing:
1 Fish
2 Pointless polls
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reggie1979
KVRian
1384 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:05 pm

I don't hate any of them. I have strong likes and dislikes philosophically. Actually I think in the last 1-2 years DAW's have come a long way and companies like Studio One, FL studio and Reason* are even admitting to needing CPU optimization which I'm sure was a tough pill to swallow.

*Reason did a little with 10, but 10.3 should go further.

I'm all about workflow enhancements like that (pdc, better mousetrap, etc)

Psuper
KVRist
300 posts since 3 May, 2018

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:24 pm

Whatever is typically the most loved, will also be the most hated. Life 101.
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Spencer Maddox
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520 posts since 19 Oct, 2017 from a state of anxiety

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:29 pm

I don't hate any DAWS...I do however have my own history of grudges against FANS of a Particular DAW.
People who shove their Program down your throat.

"Hey guys Look at this pretty Song I made in Mixcr-"

"YOU USE MIXCRAFT, THATS A TOY, DOWNLOAD REAPER AND START PRODUCING IN THE BIG LEAGUES KIDDO"

Reaper is the main one but also Ableton.
Back when I used FL you wouldn't believe the annoying superiority complex of Ableton users I found looking down on FL. Goin on about how much better it is and this and that...

I mean...

Ableton is now my main program so maybe they were right but It Was Still Annoying :hihi: :hihi:
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KVRAF
7693 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Alesia

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:31 pm

None of them, because they help me make music.

I'm lucky I have the option to choose the one that I enjoy to work in.

reggie1979
KVRian
1384 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:33 pm

Well, at least this isn't a thread about mac vs. pc.

THE INTRANCER
KVRian
1115 posts since 30 Dec, 2014

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:46 pm

I've usually quit using a DAW, long long before I've had any time to hate one... It's difficult to objectively hate an entire DAW however, and really it's more about specific aspects which I don't like, and it's from these aspects in which I'm able to decide on what DAW that I use and prefer to use. In some cases you have no choice like on the Linux platform where you don't have many options to pick from.

With being said, if being held at gun point to vote based on my experience with them...I had to pick..

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Michael L
KVRAF
2810 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:02 pm

Steve Bolivar wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:16 am
I've been seeing a lot of DAW hate swirling around here
I've been seeing the OP uses Tracktion but recently got Studio 1. Hmm....
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DuX
KVRAF
3734 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Underworld

Re: What DAW Do You Hate?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:03 pm

Garage Band is a DAW? Didn't know that. :lol: So I voted for it.
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