Isn't SoundWide missing a feature? A DAW? => Here's a crazy suggestion....
(sorry for a long post!)
I often share that digital audio is a passion of mine. The thing is: I mean that. And a passion implies emotions as well, a thing which I think matches audio quite easily because... well.. there are soundscapes within Maschine (actually... Komplete UC) which can get both my gf and me to somewhat tear up because it somehow manages to just about hit that nerve... such amazing sounds... it's hard to explain and I suppose it doesn't work on everyone but... there's a reason I got all the "lights" within Komplete (Straylight, Pharlight & Ashlight).
It's friday evening and gf and me are having fun messing about. Now, something about me... for most of the past decade I've been using Live + Reason, but ever since Reason decided to drop support for other DAW's and downgrade this towards an instrument rack only I bailed. True story: one of the main influences for me to push for Maschine & Komplete was Reason dropping the ball (= personal opinion). In the mean time FL Studio fully replaced Reason for me, but at the same time ... pushing for Komplete? Best. decision. ever. from my POV!
But that doesn't mean I stopped caring. I hardly use Reason anymore these days but it still means something to me. So... I found myself on a fan forum about Reason. Honestly: this is the forum for Reason users because "the powers that be" stopped caring about a community a long time ago (yah, harsh words).
This evening I noticed a discussion about "The future of Reason" and I couldn't help wonder...
What is the one thing that isn't included within SoundWide? It has awesome plugins & instruments, it has a whole mastering suite (BIG time Ozone fan here!) yet... where is the "glue" to bring this together I wonder?
If you ask me... Reason should consider joining SoundWide and it seems someone else quickly jumped into that idea too. That is of course assuming you guys want them ;)
My harsh opinion
The main reason I stopped using Reason was them dropping ReWire (despite this being a globally accepted protocol. *****?!!) and then not bothering to provide a comparable alternative. For months I believed that the "rack plugin" was due to technical restrictions. And then I demo'd FL Studio... "Hi there Shell, here's our full DAW + all features right within your favorite of Live, Reaper, Maschine, Reason (??)".
If you ask me SoundWide might be the only left alternative for "ReasonStudios" to stay afloat. I'm now also basing myself on this post. Gee... who could have known that they would take a steep dive after abandoning the one thing they stood for during most of the last decade?
One can dream, right?
Even despite the fact that I seriously moved on courtesy of Machine (backed by Komplete UC) as well as FL Studio (!!).. I still care about Reason. Not often, but often enough I use some of their instruments and/or players to get stuff done. Blasphemy if you will but to me: Maschine controller (midi mode) + Kong while using Live as "glue" to make it work still equals an amazing time.
Thanks for reading....
I hope this is ontopic / allowed. I suppose I am stretching it a bit but.. yah. figured this was the best place.
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