Do You Really Need A DAW?

Do You Really Need A DAW?

do you really need a daw
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Do You Really Need A DAW?

So you’ve gone and got yourself East West Quantum Leaps Symphonic Orchestra and you’ve set up an amazing playback configuration using a sound set from the sound set project!

But at the back of your mind, you’ve still got a little bell ringing…I can’t playback these samples straight from Sibelius!…it’s going to sound rubbish!

Surely. I need to export the midi into Logic..tweak..tweak..and fiddle with it there!.. For Hours. As everyone does that!

Do You Need a DAW?..of course you do!.. What a stupid question! Everyone knows you need to use a DAW!!

But do you really!..I mean..For the 99% of us mear mortals who just want to write lovely music and hear it played back from the score of Sibelius!

I’m not really talking about the Hans Zimmers and John Willians of the world, but people like you and I who write music and just want it played back from the score!..

After all… it’s just Midi information. Shown a different way. As notes on a stave…Not as lines on a Piano Roll!

For this video, I’m using a score I wrote a while ago ‘On Soudley Ponds’

I used this score in a previous video showing the playback achievable with Vienna Symphonic Library and their VI Pro sample player,

If you haven’t seen that blog post, the link to that video is here

For this additional processing was used at all…no EQ…no compression….nothing!…the only exception was the use of 1 instance of Spaces II reverb on the Sibelius master output channel in the mixer

I didn’t even adjust the panning….so everything you hear is how it sounds with minimal tweaking and mucking about!

I was going to use the Graphical Midi Tools plugin for this video. but I had so much fun just enjoying the samples out the box. I ran out of time!..but I’ll be using it soon for another blog, so stay tuned for that one!

So..To answer the question Do You Need A DAW? Honestly I don’t think you do

If you just want to enjoy writing music..and don’t want to get bogged down by endless tweaking with multiple automation lanes and all the hassle of exporting in the first place! then I really don’t think you do!

Do I use a DAW..No..I don’t!.. I can honestly say that since that plugin came along. I cannot remember the last time I started Logic to edit anything!

Do you need a DAW?… I mean..Really?..Do you NEED a DAW?

I really hope you’re enjoying this website and these video blogs.

Thanks so much for stopping by to check them out, as I really do appreciate it.

For this Blog, I used the following Software:

Sibelius Ultimate

East West Quantum Leaps Symphonic Orchestra sample library

As with all my videos, if you need any help with anything or your stuck and just need some advice, get in touch via the ‘Contact Me’ button and I’ll help in any way I can

I’d also love to hear what you think, so please don’t hesitate to comment below and let me know. Do you need a Daw?

Thanks so much for watching, and I’ll see you soon for the next one……..I feel some Synchron Samples coming on next!

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