Benedict wrote: ↑
30 Nov 2019
Have any y'all opened Harrison Mixbus and tried to do anything?
Sure it sounds great, and promises much, but can you even work out how to open a MIDI Clip? Let alone compose a whole track without it crashing?
Reason may have limits, sure any thing has less of something than something else - my Kia Rio lacks gull-wing doors common on Lamborghinis - but my Kia gets me about dandy without needing to be picked off the side of the road every week.
Reason works well. Let's celebrate what we do have and build on that. At least that is what I do daily.
I bought Harrison the other day. so far I’m really liking it, but I have had a couple of crashes, and it can be a little confusing, but mostly I chalk this up to the fact that I need to learn it. I put in a lot of hours in learning Reason, and it’s easy to think something else will be easy to pick up, if I’ve not really used much else in the last 10 years, but there’s always a learning curve.
as for the MIDI editing in it, it’s sort of a two-step process. first you have to make the track tall enough that it opens up the piano roll, then you have to choose the right tool to edit the notes inside (it’s something like the internal edit tool, I think). Mixbus isn’t a great experience for MIDI work though. they’ll be the first ones to tell you their main focus is on mixing, not arranging with MIDI. hopefully they build more of that functionality out soon, because it’s actually really nice to mix in. I mixed a jingle for a Reason project a friend did this weekend, and it seems really powerful.
I’ve noticed that in my other non-Reason DAWs (Mixbus, Cakewalk, Tracktion), crashes have seemed to happen mostly when using VSTS, and I know at least one of them was specifically because I was using the VST3 version. I’ve looked around a little bit on the topic and it sounds like VST3s are still sort of well-known for being less stable than their VST2 counterparts. makes sense, of course, but still not great.
I suspect that may be a big part of why Reason is as stable as it is—we don’t get to use the less stable versions of plugins. hopefully that’s not what it is, or we may be in for a rude awakening when we do get VST3 support.
I’m thinking about uninstalling my VST3 versions to see whether that makes a big difference for the other DAWs.