So I was trying to get my latency issue with Sonar 5 resolved and I realized
#1. I had the 32 bit verson installed.
Probably didn't make a difference but I un installed it and tried to install the 64 bit verson.
Missing Dll? WTF?
So I know someone here suggested Reaper (I think Drew) so I installed the trial.
Holy shit what an easy to use DAW. I got my M-audio Asio drivers set up in like 2 minutes and I recorded a rhythm track and a lead track against a Satch backing track I found (MindStorm).
No latency issues at all and the entire process was so easy?
what am I missing here?
the non commercial license is so cheap it almost makes this a no brainer.
Can I run Superior drummer from within this Daw?
does it have sufficient EQ's low/High pass filters, compression, reverb, delays, etc included?
I downloaded the Trial of Sonar X1 but I won't get to installing that until tomorrow.
do I really need anything more than Reaper ?
I feel like someone who just struck gold
BTW my mark IV records surprisingly well at low volume
this is my first recording attempt since I sold my mark III last year.
I'm so stoked to get going with this stuff.
Yes, Reaper is the goods man. Everyone on here recommends it pretty much all the time, because it is awesome. Tons of people use it too, so it's super easy to find the answers to any questions on here or the Reaper forums, as opposed to Cakewalk's shitfest.
Yes you can run Superior, just add a virtual instrument on a new track. There are templates and shit all over the place too, so you can add it with a template and it will build out the track routing etc etc so that you have separate tracks, pans, fades, etc for each drum part (snares to one track, toms, overheads, etc).
Yes, it has SHITLOADS Of awesome stuff included. More than you'll need for ages.
If you even kind of like it, do yourself a favor and buy this in download version right now:
ReaMix: Breaking the Barriers with REAPER by Geoffrey Francis in Computers & Internet
It is FUCKING AWESOME. It applies to any recording, but the guy uses Reaper for the whole thing and it is one of the best recording reads you'll ever lay hands on. I had a couple copies printed up and bound at Staples so that I could have one in the 'can and one in my studio. Trust me, it's absolutely, positively excellent.