guitfnky wrote: ↑
05 Feb 2020
how is the Ableton workflow, compared to Reason (using the normal sequencer view, not the clip launcher, that is)?
is it relatively intuitive/easy to pick up?
also, does it have time stretching/audio quantization, and vocal pitch correction?
sorry, not trying to derail the thread, but I’ve been looking at other DAWs for a few months now and everything I’ve tried just doesn’t feel as good as Reason (even going back to my first DAW, which is pretty familiar). Ableton and Bitwig are about the only major DAWs I haven’t given a shot yet. I just want to have a backup DAW, in case RS continues focusing on the VST side of things instead of the DAW side.
I like Ableton's workflow because it's quite simple to start making music with it. I was using it before I moved to Reason a couple of years ago but now I miss its simplicity when it comes to just start making music and being productive. Either way it has a lot of complexity if you want that as well. One of things I like the most is the possibility to freeze tracks, which is really CPU saving and much more easier than using bounce in place and turning off VST in Reason.
I haven't used time stretching or audio quantization in Ableton Live as I mostly used it to record guitars, apply effects and program drums in the past. Maybe this video can help, this guy has great tutorials on Ableton Live
Bitwig is made by former Ableton developers and it's supposed to be better if you need to do a lot of modulation on your DAW, I personally prefer to use modulation plugins or the included modulation features of my synths and I've heard Bitwig lacks some basic midi features and cannot process audio as well as Live.
I decided for Live because I already knew it so I don't need to waste time learning the basics of a new DAW all over again as well as in my opinion Live looks much more organized and simple and has enough features for me to start making music and not wasting time playing too much with lots of features I might never need.
The vocal pitch correction in Ableton Live is possible but not as nice and easy as it is in Reason, at least if this information is right, around the half of the video you can see how to do it without requiring external plugins