(sorry for offtop, your can move this post to whatever thread you find proper)
I can’t pose as a ‘quality tester’, you know. It’s just that when I was only doing purely sampled music, without much adding of VST’s and effects, everything seemed totally fine to me.
But lately I mostly do stuff with recorded bass and guitar, and as I add realtime fx to those recorded tracks, and double\triple them, the mix balance just seems to… you know, lose consistency. It’s just like it’s not stable, or I hear changes in overall sound that shouldn’t be there.
I know what you think right now, and yes, I used to blame it on my ears first, but the thing is, when I build exactly the same setup and track the exact same thing in, say, Tracktion or Aodix - everything is rock solid and I can hear clearly what I’m adding, and how the mix is working with it, every minute. (although building complex arrangements in Tracktion is like playing ping-pong with elephants. Only Aodix allows real effective tracking\routing.)
Again, I don’t wanna claim authority here, mainly because I come from tracking\sampled\lo-fi environment, and my ears always WELCOME the flaws of sound before they ever begin to JUDGE them
But still. I meant what I said.
Don’t get me wront, I am a great admirer of Renoise, and I’ve been a registered user since 1.5 and I’m pretty darn going to stay that way, no matter what. Renoise is about the ONLY thing going on in the computer world, in the midst of all this overproduced ‘user-friendly-insanity’ crap out there.
Take a look around: Aodix is, - although very much polished - but nevertheless abandoned (and its genious creator is greatly missed). buzz is dead despite all the reviving efforts (shouldn’t put a double ‘z’ in a name IMHO, attracts wrong things ). Aero studio? Obviously abandoned too, which is a damn shame.
Renoise is our only hope. "Our’ - stands, probably, for computer musicians who still want to retain their individuality and creative integrity in this shallow ‘pushbutton music’ consumerism.