Go all-in on Reason or switch now?
Ok, full disclaimer... I don't really expect anyone here to be able to definitively solve this dilemma I find myself in, but I hope that by starting the discussion, I may get some points of view I wouldn't have considered on my own.
So with that being said... Here's where I find myself. I stepped sway from any sort of music creation for a good decade plus, and I'm getting back into it again now at long last. All that time, I stayed updated on Reason just because I loved it and everything the props had done ever since the original ReCycle with my audiomedia card in the mid 90s.
But now... A LOT has changd in the world of digital audio & music production. There are so many more really impressive options available both in software and hardware, and I want to make sure I get myself off on the "rigt foot" so to speak.
I have a fairly large collection of refills, and I like a lot about that format. Obviously it's exclusive to Reason however. I also have a lot of libraries in basic sample formats that could be used in anything. So far, I've only bought one rack extension and am considering my second. I'm wondering however if I should hold off investing in more Reason-exclusive devices or libraries, or instead switch gears to something like ableton Live or Logic, and start going the VST route, and maybe use Rewire to still use some of Reason's devices just as outboard modules.
Reality is, people make kick-ass music in all of these systems and more, so this isn't wondering about which one is better sounding or anything like that. I know that whatever I choose to fully commit to, will allow me to make what I want (including Reason). But I can't help but think maybe it's a mistake to tie myself to a platform which, love it or hate it, has shown itself to be adamant in maintaining a closed architecture and forbidding things that so many of us want desperately (MIDI out and VST support come to mind). I know the props have their reasons and they're probably very good ones, but still... I feel it would be foolish not to keep my options open as much as possible.
Allrighty... So there you have it, that's what's on my mind. Whatever I do, even if its to stick with Reason as my primary system, I want to feel good about going all the way. Appreciate any thoughts, speculation, or insights into this!
I've decided to get serious about my music again at last.
So go ahead... ask me how my new album is coming!
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Some stuff I've made with Reason...
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