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A real DAW that's designed for Win8 Multitouch

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    dentaku

    The new Sonar X2a is designed for multi-touch. I can see how nice it would be on a big touchscreen tilted down at an angle or on a tablet/ultrabook. It's would be annoying on a monitor that's up vertically of course but that's just the way it is.



    Sonar has always been a supporter of Windows since the start. Ableton Live isn't particularly well suited for multitouch but it would be nice if Bitwig would support touch the way Sonar X2a does.

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    itsnotabug

    i'd love for ableton to support multitouch at least in the session view. it could replace the current control surface market.

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    BitFlipper

    Man I'd love to use Sonar again but after they refused for years to fix a very specific MIDI bug (a showstopper for me), I finally had to give up and switch to another DAW. I have used "Cakewalk" from the time it was a simple MIDI-only application all the way up to Sonar X1. That's where I got off the bus. Also the extremely buggy X1 release didn't help.

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    Jim Young

    I'd use Sonar X2, except for the fact that it does not play back MIDI when starting from the middle of a note or chord. You have to rewind to the start note event. This is a big show stopper for me, and keeps me on Cubase.

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    BitFlipper

    @Jim Young: Yea that should be a simple fix but for some reason they always seem to focus on things nobody asks for.

    The problem for me is that the MIDI bug I'm referring to is deep down in their MIDI engine and while they acknowledged it, they also admitted it would take serious effort/testing to fix. So when X1 came along they were buried in a brand new layer of bugs and the MIDI bug I'm talking about got triaged into oblivion. It's been 4 years since I logged the original bug report with them.

    I'm using Studio One now, and I found PreSonus to be much more responsive to bug reports. Especially when it's something as serious as MIDI routing bugs that cause instant crashes.

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    dentaku

    , itsnotabug wrote

    i'd love for ableton to support multitouch at least in the session view. it could replace the current control surface market.



    Getting Ableton to modify their interface is almost impossible Smiley
    They still don't support dual monitors after all these years but it's still the most useful DAW for many people like me.

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    dentaku

    , BitFlipper wrote

    @Jim Young:

    I'm using Studio One now, and I found PreSonus to be much more responsive to bug reports. Especially when it's something as serious as MIDI routing bugs that cause instant crashes.



    Do you have a PreSonus audio interface too? if so,does it have good Windows drivers?

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    BitFlipper

    @dentaku: No I ended up getting the NI Komplete Audio 6. The surprising thing is I'm getting much lower latencies with this USB IF compared to the FireWire interface it replaced. The Komplete Audio 6 has very good drivers (I'm using Windows 8).

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