April 22, 2011

Poll Time...

by Chris Randall
 

We're busy building our latest Roadmap To Success/Five Year Plan/Whatever, and while I have a fairly good idea of what the answers to this poll will be, I'd like a little less anecdotal evidence. While it's true that most of us use multiple platforms, I'll wager one of those options is the one you can't live without. Click that one.

(Note: if your main DAW is Live OSX, hit the "OSX 32-bit VST" option. Obviously, you can use AUs in Live, but it is more or less pointless to do so unless you need to share presets with Logic.)
 
 
 

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Apr.25.2011 @ 11:34 PM
boobs
the only apps i need AU's for are Logic and Numerology. everything else uses VST's.

but 64bit is not an issue for me currently. when audiomulch/live/numerology go 64 bit along with every other plug in i use then i'll go 64 bit.. until then.. i don't care. my puters work and music comes out.

my hardware doesn't care about 64bit either ;)
 
 

 
Apr.26.2011 @ 3:11 AM
Vaihe
I use Live and mainly AUs. I use VST only if it's not available as AU. I'm also a Logic user and i know this is very common on Live/Logic user base.

There just has not been any reason not to use AUs in Live.

Don't really care if it's 32bit or 64bit as long as it works.
 
 

 
Apr.26.2011 @ 8:17 AM
Jason Duerr
Tag for GEOS 128?
 
 

 
Apr.26.2011 @ 8:24 AM
MtL
@Vaihe "There just has not been any reason not to use AUs in Live."

I think CR already gave you the reason: most AUs are just VST's in a wrapper. If you are using OS X Live, why would you choose to add that extra layer of code?

She says, "You don't have to use a condom if you don't want to. It's safe." He says, "Well, I bought one, here it is. Might as well put it to use. Doesn't feel any different to me." ;)
 
 

 
Apr.26.2011 @ 9:02 AM
renderful
Boobs, I'm rocking the audiomulch/live/numerology combo myself. Any workflow tips you can offer? I generally use Audiomulch as a freeform tool for creating textures or crazy sequences out of a random sound source, processed by RissetFilters. I've also got a Launchpad, so when I want to step sequence I'm using that with Numerology(inside Live when I don't want to get into crazy sequential routings, standalone when I do). I really dig all of those tools, and of course use AU's inside of Numerology.

Without 64 bit, music still comes out, but I'd still like the capacity to allocate more memory... just cause.
 
 

 
Apr.26.2011 @ 10:20 AM
reverendgreg
I'd love to see lv2.
Some Linux bullshit is ahead of two platforms there, eh?
 
 

 
Apr.26.2011 @ 10:58 AM
jondle
@MtL '@Vaihe "There just has not been any reason not to use AUs in Live."

I think CR already gave you the reason: most AUs are just VST's in a wrapper. If you are using OS X Live, why would you choose to add that extra layer of code?'

This is not a surprising attitude amongst Mac OS X users (which is my platform too for the sake of disclosure.)

As informative and informational as this blog may be, the topic of AUs "simply" being wrapped VSTs is not THAT widely discussed where the average user is going to stop and think "Live = VST, Logic = AU" when one of those two apps will accommodate either/or.

I like to understand the tools I use and find this subject matter interesting. I'm a hobbyist who has used Logic for a number of years, and in the past year started to use Live. Until I read one of CRs more recent posts on the subject, I was perfectly happy to use AU in Live without a second thought. And as a consumer - really - what more could I want?
 
 

 
Apr.26.2011 @ 11:16 AM
mad ep
I'm with boobs.
 
 

 
Apr.26.2011 @ 11:17 AM
mad ep
Also - big fan of the 'I'm with Boobs' button.
 
 

 
Apr.26.2011 @ 11:37 AM
Carlos-Serrano
@seancostello: Man, good for them. I bet Madrona Labs sell a thousand copies the first day the port is released. That is one beauty of a softsynth.

That's another small and talented company you just want to see do well; same goes for AD, Valhallah, etc. Good luck to you all!
 
 

 
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