Post by machinesworking on Feb 1, 2018 14:25:22 GMT -8
OK that's disappointing about Reaper. A couple years ago it was at least in your guys's headlights. I'm back on Logic for a while since DP isn't getting VCA faders anytime soon, but it disappointing to me in terms of software instruments and hardware controllers, it still does not separate ports for VI's, so the workaround is to assign a specific MIDI channel to each of your hardware controllers, which of course becomes a hassle with multi timbral instruments... At least it has a Ravlay for it though, and looks a lot more integrated than either Live or DP's Ravlays!
Reaper has best in class VCA faders for sure, nested faders within faders etc. Don't fear the Reaper! Besides, the Raven and Reaper together is tre goth! Lol!
I prefer Ableton live for handling all my midi controllers, but I do see a few good things about Reaper. Since V-Control Pro does support Reaper that would make the transition a bit easier.
They all have weird limitations don't they? Live does't support SysEx, it's there now in 10, if you want to build a patch librarian for your hardware from scratch in Max. Plus the 128 parameter limit on track automation.
DP does a great job with MIDI controllers, but comes up short in key limits, you can't create a zone for notes on a keyboard, so no way to split a keyboard controller in the software, and of course the MIDI is not attached to soft synths, each instance of a soft synth is straight away two tracks.
VCA faders aren't there yet for either Live or DP, which I'm finding the need for the more I get into mixing. I realize every time I run a mix too hot it ends up messing the work I've done to that point to pull everything down, VCA faders solve that.
Logic doesn't separate soft synth input by ports, you get 16 MIDI channels and either you assign each controller to a MIDI channel or you create MIDI transformers in the Environment, which might mess up the V-Control Pro integration so I'm not doing it.
My only complaints about Reaper are control protocol oriented, HUI is still "beta", and not much controller support is offered outside doing it yourself. And it's got a lot of pop up menus for everything, since everything is everything in Reaper! lol!