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    Why Doesn't Magix Post Audio Examples?

    Do you know if this is reliable for large sessions (200 tracks)?
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    Why Doesn't Magix Post Audio Examples?

    ut I would love that, but I don't know anyone in the NY studio scene who's using it. If someone reads this and would like to demonstrate it, I'd love to check see it in action and maybe try to figure out if we can do a comparison test with Pro tools. I've looked at the videos on this site but there's a great deal more I would like to see. Zep dude ..Why dont you DL the Demo and do some tests yourself... ? Cheers , Rich Yeah, I'm going to download the demo. I have a Del laptop that should run it fine. Unfortunately, I don't have an interface that can get me to my converters (I use Pro Tools HD and have the digital 192), so using the built in computer audio won't give me an idea of the sound quality.
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    Why Doesn't Magix Post Audio Examples?

    ut I would love that, but I don't know anyone in the NY studio scene who's using it. If someone reads this and would like to demonstrate it, I'd love to check see it in action and maybe try to figure out if we can do a comparison test with Pro tools. I've looked at the videos on this site but there's a great deal more I would like to see.
  4. I posted here a while back and and still considering making the move from Pro Tools HD. I admit to holding back because of of inertia. I already have invested +10 years in PT and the thought of learning another DAW is daunting (plus having to get a PC, yuck! Mac is the future!). Also, I have an investment in TDM/RTAS plugins and am not sure how many of those will function as VST. The one thing that would cause me to pull the trigger is if someone could demonstrate a sonic improvement over Pro Tools. I'm talking about a scientific test of identical files mixed in Pro Tools and then in Sequoia/Samplitude using the exact same parameters, levels, pans etc and checked with test tones for each channel to confirm levels are exact. If a test like this demonstrated that a mix from Magix products were sonically superior I would literally lose sleep knowing my mixes were being compromised by continuing to use Pro Tools and would pull the trigger on purchasing and learning Sequoia. If this is, in fact, the case, why has Magix not posted audio examples to demonstrate this?
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    Thinking Of Dumping Pro Tools

    It sounds like I could cover a good deal of ground with Sequoia and then maybe just use something like Ableton if I need to do loopy stuff.
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    Thinking Of Dumping Pro Tools

    Thanks so much everyone. I appreciate all the responses so far! It sounds like the people using Sequoia are pretty happy with it. I'll have to check out the Youtube videos and see if there's a demo available. I have a Dell laptop I could use to just check it out. At this point I'm interested in experiencing the workflow for myself. I have two more questions: What are the down sides (features you feel are missing, bugs, problems you wish were fixed)? Regarding Sequoia's midi -what do you think of the implementation and workflow? I get the impression from upscaps that this is not the strong point.
  7. Hi, the title says it all. I've been making records in one way or another with PT since the mid nineties and have watched their reliability and stability decline as they heap more and more features that don't deliver as promised. V7 is sluggish and buggy and they are not fixing the bugs as they add more features. So much of my time is now going into dealing with problems, work arounds and even destruction of sessions that the concepts of work flow and creativity are long gone. So I'm looking at other possibilities... I've read the info in your description and have the following questions about features I currently rely on in PT: Playlists: I didn't see any mention of similar concepts in Sequoia. We record 12 channel drum kits, 24 channels of full bands etc and need to be able instantly go to take 2, take 3 etc, then be able to edit between these takes and comp. Equally as important is the ability to create different comps, that we can switch between which all leads to having some sort of underlying playlist scheme. Groups: Can multiple tracks be grouped and edited together (12 drum tracks cut, pasted, shifted together with phase coherency etc) and does this also apply to mixing (faders move together etc) Import session Data: Any ability to import aspects of another song. If we're mixing an album with similar tracks, once we've set up our drum, bass, vocal tracks those mixer aspects may remain constant for each song so rather than start from a zero'd console import session data allows us to bring in all the channel assigments of sends, plugins, group, buss asignments, reverbs etc. Also If we've been editing across multiple systems we can import just the edited tracks from the laptop into the main song. Softsynths: Do you reliably support softsynths in your mixing environment? Pro Tools is very buggy with this and the NI synths are always problematic with RTAS. Hardware: Digital IO: I have 24 channels of outboard converters (all AES dsubs). Never liked the 192, lol. What hardware interface would you suggest to interface with them for maximum reliability and the best signal integrity. Sonic quality and rock solid clocking are of utmost importance. Computer: I need something that can handle 190 tracks without breaking a sweat and function flawlessly in a professional environment. #1 priority is reliability even with large complex projects. The possibilities for configuring a PC seem endless -processor, manufacturer, sound cards, ram, ram manufacturer, and endless possibilities = endless headaches and tech support calls. Exactly why I want to dump PT! To make this simple, what should I get? Control Surfaces: I've read you only support the Mackie. At the moment I use a Command 8 but am thinking of moving to larger format control surface. Are you planning on expanding your support in the future? Thanks for your time. Sequoia looks very tempting.
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