At 3/11/12 06:52 AM, EagleGuard wrote:
Other software (in order):
- Is not difficult to use per se (trust me, it's worth the hassle once you get the hang of it)
- Can export to much more than 'just mp3'. Apart from that, '44.1 Stereo .wav' isn't even the best quality out there...
Let's not forget the FLAC and OGG formats for those who wish to export in those formats. On that note, do Macs even run WAV files?
- Usually has loads of video tutorials available and often great community support
Amen to that too. Who are those people behind Dr Drum trying to rival? Image-Line and FL Studio? For the amount of community support and video tutorials it has, it does seem like they are trying to directly attack FL Studio.
- Offers more than just four octaves
Ten, in the case of FL Studio, and I'm sure that most DAWs would do the same.
- Allows for fast-paced and easy editing (yes, EVEN copy-pasting multiple bars...)
- Provides samples of often good quality, which you can easily replace with other VSTis if you don't like them
That's the whole POINT of VSTs. Or soundfonts. Not having a VST library makes me wonder what they'd use for filtering. The commercial seems to cover sound sampling and panning, but what about things that Fruity Flangus, Soundgoodizer, Fruity Reeverb etc. can do? Those are basic things, and they don't seem to appear in the commercial AT ALL.
- Usually has some form of EQ, even the cheapest ones
Even a default EQ is fine by me.
- Allows you to sell whatever you make with it
- Has much greater value in the long run
It does seem to me that Dr Drum is targeting the people who want to be famous but aren't going to take the trouble to WORK through it all. I mean, there are high-speed methods of learning DAWs, but to each his own time and pace. If he can produce something of actual quality and not just the standard crappy beat that people post from FL Studio to YouTube, fine. I am not convinced by that ad, and neither am I amused.
There is a lot of good notation software available for that kind of money. For example, Melody Assistant is really cheap, yet it is great for score editing (in my opinion). True, it's not a full-fledged DAW, but then again, so isn't 'Dr. Drum'...