First thing to note - yes, I've done some research. Just so you know I'm not a noob who'll never check back who just wants to waste your time. I know what I need in a DAW. But I'd still like to ask people with experience what they'd recommend.
Anyway, I'm looking to invest in a DAW. At school, we have Logic Pro 9, so I'm semi-experienced with that, and I've used Cubase 5 for a while, and I'm sort of happy with it, but it does some odd stuff with audio drivers and such. ANYWAY, I'm looking to change to something else, and, as I said before, I wanted to ask the people with experience.
So, what I'd be using this DAW for is mostly VST-based sequencing (I use East West's PLAY Symphonic Orchestra, Choirs, SD2 and Goliath). Very little if any audio recording. Platform does not matter, I dual boot Windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard. I have 6GB of RAM (soon to be 12GB) so that's not really an issue. In essence, I've narrowed down to a few criteria I need in the DAW I choose:
- 64-bit (to take advantage of all my RAM)
- More geared towards MIDI sequencing (not to say it can't be for recording, just, it should have an intuitive interface for MIDI editing)
- Can be for either Mac or Windows
- Works with EW PLAY (64-bit VSTs)
Hopefully that's not asking too much of one program.
I've been looking at Pro Tools, but I've discovered it's only 32-bit. Is there a way to only use Pro Tools to trigger the samples, but not load them into the program? Otherwise, Logic it might have to be, or stick with Cubase.
Anyway, looking forward to hearing what you think.
Thanks in advance!