Musings from Glen Wallis

All DAWs suck!!

Jul 17, 2017 | Music

DAWs Performance

What is it with all these DAWs? They all suck in some way, usually it is some sort of strange limitation or crappy interface and crazy workflow. But mostly all DAWs have a real problem with performance, they all crap out when you really don’t want them to, throwing glitches and weird issues talking to the audio interface at random times and in random ways.

I have just spent weeks learning about Reaper and setting up a Live mixing environment which I really started to enjoy. Then…BANG!! Reaper just completely shit itself and only produces a glitchy, noisey and obviously failed output. A total failure that I can’t pin-point as yet no matter how many times I reboot everything. It simply just failed and I don’t know why.

So, I go back to Ableton 8 and everything is fine. I replicated the Live mixing environment I had created in Reaper and after a few hours it didn’t glitch or fail in any way. Until tomorrow of course, as always, I will fire-up everything and sure as shit it will also fail and I will then try Reaper again and find it will be ok until the next freak out.


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