That's the approach I took. I started looking for a host specifically for Mobius. I downloaded the Reaper DAW and its super cheep license fee (now $50) was definitely a factor. It works great and the routing is very intuitive (unlike Sonar). An interesting wrinkle, though - I find myself using Reaper for most of my recording, since it allows me to easily capture the real-time output of Mobius as well as serving as host for my plug-ins and soft synths. It's a free download - so you pay the licensing fee only if you decide to use it...I'm trying to decide if I should shell out $$ for the full version of Live (i.e. purchase yet another DAW), or if the LE version would be suitable (it's $200 less) for use as a looping host, and I would continue to use Sonar/Protools for traditional audio production.
I was unable to get my arms around the Ableton Live! paradigm. Granted, that was after spending only a few hours with the demo. It wouldn't let me save a setup configuration so I got frustrated and gave up.
I'm still running Sonar 5 PE and it's great but there are some plugs that won't operate in another host (eg V-Vocal). So I fire that up to do vocal pitch correction or other post-production.
White Plains, NY
Jeff, Thanks for the observations on Sonar. What I meant about already having a couple of DAWs is that I'm trying to decide if I should shell out $$ for the full version of Live (i.e. purchase yet another DAW), or if the LE version would be suitable (it's $200 less) for use as a looping host, and I would continue to use Sonar/Protools for traditional audio production. I'm just trying not to buy more software than I actually need. :) BTW, I got Mobius working really well last night using Live as the host and a Pok for a controller. It had been a long rough weekend of hardware/software troubleshooting that culminated in a disk reformat and reinstall of XP. Finally I was in looping heaven! Next steps...re-investigate Bidule now that I have a computer and audio interface that are working properly. And get MIDI in and out of the GR-20 so I can (hopefully) re-map the controller pedal of the GR-20 to Mobius' volume/feedback. -George --- On Wed, 9/3/08, Jeff Larson <email@example.com> wrote:
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: Mobius & Live...why To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com> Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 10:47 AMFrom: Jeff Larson
I've already got ProTools and Sonar, so I don't
think I need
I don't know about ProTools but Sonar isn't a particularly good host for looping plugins (or at least wasn't as of versionn 5).