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View Poll Results: Is Reason 7 now a DAW?
Yes - and I'm going to rush to Wikipedia to add it to the list. 85 64.39%
No - not by a long shot. 14 10.61%
I don't know 10 7.58%
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet 23 17.42%
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Old 2013-05-02, 09:46
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Yep, just seems to fly over people's head at bullet speed...
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Old 2013-05-02, 15:16
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The reason why I believe Reason 7 is still not a DAW is because of its limitations.

Take the Thor for example. It's limited to 32 in the polyphony. What if I want to write a choir piece for the entire Mormon Tabernacle Choir of many dozens?

Even worse is that the Malstrom Graintable Synthesizer is limited to 16! That's half! You'd need at least 64 Tibetan voices going on simultaneously for that authentic throat singing chant.

They've also ignored my suggestion that could bring in thousands of more users: the addition of an Easter egg snakes game. Would come in handy while you're listening back to your hard work or waiting for it to render.

I'm disappointed. I'm off to learn C++ and DSP, and then fork some open source music project to create the perfect DAW.

BRB.
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Old 2013-05-02, 18:49
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"A digital audio workstation (DAW) is an electronic system designed solely or primarily for recording, editing and playing back digital audio. DAWs were originally tape-less, microprocessor-based systems such as the Synclavier. Modern DAWs are software running on computers with audio interface hardware."

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reason can record, edit and play back audio since v6, reason is a DAW, period.
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Old 2013-05-02, 19:08
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A bit of perspective here...

The "DAW," or "Digital Audio Workstation," has no standard industry definition. It barely even has a standard definition, apart from "something that records or handles sound." Even that definition tends to be bashed about a good bit, being not just boiled but mashed down to the less-than-confidence-inspiring "whatever my gut tells me is a DAW" or "whatever supports my prejudices."

Anecdotal evidence #1: When I stopped in at Guitar Center to see what was new, I got to talking to one of the gentlemen behind the counter, and he said that Reason was not a DAW. Even the upcoming version 7.

Anecdotal evidence #2: Soundflower is a Macintosh plug-in that acts as a virtual soundcard, taking input from multiple sources and routing them internally. I'd never really gotten the hang of that (and I want to now that Reason's doing MIDI-OUT and I got it to play nice with WaveStation for starters). I was looking online for how-to documentation, and one of them contains the jaw-dropper "Requirements: Soundflower, a Mac DAW"

That's why this thread sets my teeth on edge. So if you see someone saying something is or isn't a DAW, and judging it by whatever definition they happen to have pulled out of their asses on the spot, please give them a good hard cockpunch for me? Kthxbai.
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Old 2013-08-14, 05:10
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Reason 7 has all of those
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Old 2013-08-14, 13:26
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A bit of perspective here...

The "DAW," or "Digital Audio Workstation," has no standard industry definition. It barely even has a standard definition
Well IMHO, the definition of a DAW is in it's namesake. A workstation that works with digital audio.

Can't be any simpler than that
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Old 2013-08-14, 14:17
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Well IMHO, the definition of a DAW is in it's namesake. A workstation that works with digital audio.

Can't be any simpler than that
Then you can discuss the definition of workstation, which in my opinion is something that you can use to:

a. Sequence
b. Make sounds with
c. Sample and edit/modify those samples

Any workstation that I've ever seen adheres to those criteria.

So, only with the addition of sampling and recording did Reason become a DAW, IMO.
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Old 2013-08-15, 18:33
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Reason changed from a Software Synthesizer Sequencer to a Digital Audio Workstation/Software Synthesizer Sequencer on 9/9/09 with the introduction of Record. Has everyone been asleep for four years? Maybe people are confused because it does both at the same time. Oh my god, you can drive it around AND make babies in it? What is it? A Mobile Humanoid Procreation Delivery System?
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Old 2013-08-15, 19:17
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Reason changed from a Software Synthesizer Sequencer to a Digital Audio Workstation/Software Synthesizer Sequencer on 9/9/09 with the introduction of Record. Has everyone been asleep for four years? Maybe people are confused because it does both at the same time. Oh my god, you can drive it around AND make babies in it? What is it? A Mobile Humanoid Procreation Delivery System?
Let's make it a recursive acronym.

GOD.

GOD Of Daws.
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Old 2013-08-15, 20:56
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GOD Of Daws.
Oooo, that's nice. Reason Is My Religion.
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