I know what you mean about just a tablet perhaps not being enough for producing, mixing and mastering.
It seems like in future returning to the computer shouldnt be necessary though.
So far Cubasis looks quite complete but there are others competing, auria, ntrack etc.
Cubasis seems to be the best option for tablet only but I cant afford apple products.
There were some rumours that Cubasis was going to come out on windows 10.
I might wait for either that or renoise to be updated with audiotracks ( which may not happen ).
Waveform looks good, first time Ive seen that one.
Good to know that reaper wont be going anywhere anytime soon ( winamp was great too, vlc all the way these days ).
I’ve also only ever really used trackers. Impulse tracker then Skale tracker then milkytracker ( MT portable on PDA ) then renoise and sunvox ( SV portable on tablet).
I tried some other trackers too but they had some fucked up ‘speed’ that wasnt BPM ( much like early trackers such as impulse tracker ) so not useful at all for sampling out of…also some grooveboxes : MPC1000 and boss sp505. They were both fun, MPC1000 has shitty build quality…shitty pads, shitty clicky buttons, old compact flash cards and they charge to much for their measly RAM cards. SP505 had some nice effects but no velocity sensitive pads, only 8 voices and uses those old cards that were before SD cards ( smart media cards ).
Other trackers were famitracker, littlegameparktracker ( portable on psp ), adlib tracker 2 and lsdj ( they all have non BPM speed, except littlegameparktracker, which is unfinished software, its a shame ). Renoise and Sunvox are the winners although I still use milkytracker on PDA ( best portable option imo…nice form factor, D-pad + stylus…good grip, no tired one arm business ).
I think I will wait and see what happens with cubasis, hope it will come out for windows 10, if not, reaper is probably my second choice i guess.
If I had the money I might have to move to microsoft surface with ableton and push2.
I’m not such a fan of the ableton live lite demo I tried…everything is nice except the pianroll.
They should bring out a complete, portable, battery powered, keyboard workstation…something like yamaha reface but with renoise built in ( not going to happen )…or a new version of the yamaha qy100 style handheld workstation idea ( they are cheesey by now using old school cards, but the form factor and the idea of it are great, portable all in one ).