Switching DAWs...starting over.

Discussion in 'Production' started by tim_c, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. tim_c

    tim_c Member

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    So I've been using Fruity Loops for 4 years now- however, I bought a Macbook primarily as a DJ laptop and at the same time, my Fruity Loops computer is falling apart. I thought "Ok, I'll just learn how to use Logic".

    However, I'm feeling ridiculously frustrated. It's like starting all over again. In addition to this, part of the frustration may be because I haven't installed Komplete 7 with Logic (as it is installed with Fruity).

    So question is: Should I stick it out and learn how to use Logic (and install Komplete 7)...or just run bootcamp and use Fruity Loops (and install Komplete 7). I only have one Komplete 7 install remaining.

    It's like learning a new language.

    -Tim
     
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  2. johneysvk

    johneysvk tnuc

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  3. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    If it aint broke dont try and fix it!

    If you can still run FL, and are happy using it, then I'd suggest sticking with it. I made the switch from FL to Ableton a couple years back, and loved the move, but it just depends on personal preference I guess.
     
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  4. MisterApe

    MisterApe 8bit junkie

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    Learning how to be able to use multiple daws is always a good thing.
    FL studio is just a bit weird (to me atleast) in that the workflow is just different than lets say Cubase or Logic, Ableton etc..
     
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  5. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

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    honestly, just stick with it. you already know how to use Logic, you just need to learn WHERE to go to do things.
     
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    Psychoholic Quantum Cunt

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    You need a Reason.
     
  7. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

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    easy to find one if you just apply a bit of Logic.
     
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    faast Adminderistrator Staff Member

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    FL Studio man has lifetime free upgrades. I've always stuck with it and any other program I try to use I have no idea how to do anything and so everything sounds like crap.
     
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  9. tim_c

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I appreciate the opposing views- gets my brain working more. For the time being, I'm going to try the whole "patience" thing. Despite us all producing one of the most impatient forms of music...
     
  10. Paul Ashmore

    Paul Ashmore Audio Animals Mastering

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    Logic will be a huge step up from fruity loops and is worth the time it takes to learn thoroughly
     
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    msmith222 redbeard

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    feel free to PM myself or lostnthesound for Logic questions...
     
  12. Elzerk

    Elzerk 00111100 00110011

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    Use both! Also, may the force be with you.
     
  13. Exert

    Exert I like trains

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    I tried about 3 different DAWs last year in a desperate bid to start a fresh but it just made me realise that I loved the way Reason works and feels, I guess if you're comfortable with a certain software and/or have good knowledge of an extra 1 or 2 then you can't go wrong really!

    If you feel comfy with FL then I'd stick with that dude! Maybe try a producing a different style to mix things up a bit?
     
  14. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    I moved from fl to logic a few years a go and it helped me actually learn about music production. With fl I was just doing lots of random shit and I had no idea what I was doing
     
  15. Exert

    Exert I like trains

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    Werd.
     
  16. Reactor Grits

    Reactor Grits lick a shot

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    Just be informed thoroughly over how much learning a new DAW will benefit you as a musician; otherwise, learning a new one and not giving any real benefits in capabilities and workflow could just as good have been used to make new music. FL Studio is a wonderful program with many options now, so make sure the facts are clear before you take the jump! That said, knowing multiple DAWs makes you powerful but also takes up your precious time...