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caustic Is better than FL Studio I think

Have been using FL Studio for long but I think caustic is better. I made this instrumental with my producer friend yesterday. He uses logic. I just introduced him to caustic and we had a great day making beats. This beat we made we used caustic default present. Because we just got the pc version. We added some effects to get desired sound and it was great. I saw a comment on a post that caustic doesn't have much sound that's a lie. You don't need like bunch of sounds before you can make good music. Music is about your creativity not just making noise. Seriously am recommending caustic to all my friends and we are having fun with it. Caustic is a great app. And let's support it and enlarge this community. Thanks

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Nice track, what default

Nice track, what default sounds did you used? Sounds good!

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I don't think it really is a

I don't think it really is a matter of Caustic vs. FL or Caustic vs. Logic, or even Caustic vs. some other mobile DAW, like Audio Evolution.  Caustic is a tool to make music.  It's a great one, and really about all I personally need.  But some on here have used the Caustic tool with other tools and made great music.  FL is merely another tool.  It does things Caustic doesn't/can't.  Caustic is great for a bunch of things FL doesn't/can't do.  Grab the tools you need. :)

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Yes, Caustic is no 1 for

Yes, Caustic is no 1 for phones

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I bought an FLStudio license

I bought an FLStudio license at version 5, more of a tinkerer than a power user, but I must say I REALLY hate the changes to how VSTi instruments are loaded in version 12 and I can't seem to find an older install version, also at this point I consider just about all the samples and synths it comes bundled with combined with the terrible organization of the browser essentially have turned it into "bloatware."  I don't regret buying it, but would never recommend it to anyone at this point.

 

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@gregstull you mean that

@gregstull you mean that little menu where you could easily turn vsts on and off that vanished from the interface with fl studio 12? they changed this again to the way it was before in the newest version (12.2) ;)

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I tried the demo last year

I tried the demo last year and found FL to be confusing.  I dont like programs that require lots of menu diving and use too many windows.  Its funny watching tutorials on FL to see how much time is wasted moving around windows, and getting lost in the UI.  Harmor seems cool though.

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@jhazzy I love this one. It´s

@jhazzy I love this one. It´s very good.

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@Meka yes at first fl studio

@Meka yes at first fl studio is rather confusing. in time you'll get to understand it though just like with every other program as well. not as fast as with caustic but it's way more complex after all ;)

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the last version of fl studio

the last version of fl studio i was using i think might have been 9 or 10. i used mostly vst's and recorded my own tracks into too. in Reason, i kinda learned a little about modular setups. In caustic, i have tools that seem more professional, and i feel like i am getting to learn how to properly make the  music i love to listen to. 'track recording mentality' is what i would call the state of mind that fl studio and propellorhead had me in. now, i am communicating with others in a forum and it has helped me tremendously. so yes, in my opinion, Caustic is better than FL studio.

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The only thing i like in fl

The only thing i like in fl is harmor

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@xenoplas, I tried

@xenoplas, I tried uninstalling and then installing the latest version last week, I am still having an issue when I load my 3rd party VSTi's from the add channel menu I get a sampler channel with the VSTi loaded in the mixer as an effect even though the plugin manager has them listed as synths.  I can get it to work through the browser window via  Vst->installed or something.  I don't get it.

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@xenoplas, already locked

@xenoplas, already locked into Ableton, been using it longer than Caustic so I know it really well. I have been playing with the Bitwig demo and it's really nice, if I switch DAW's it will be Bitwig. I'm just waiting for Ableton 10 to come out to see if I get the features that Bitwig already has.

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I like REAPER. It's robust,

I like REAPER. It's robust, versatile, and not hundreds of dollars.

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@steph it has the most value

@steph it has the most value for money as a daw

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@gregstull sounds like a bug

@gregstull sounds like a bug to me. I don't have this issue. you should probably write the support about this ;)

@meka yeah ableton is great as well. I had the 30 days trial on my pc some months ago. it felt a little more complex than fl studio to me though but I guess that's again simply me being acquainted with fl studio. what I really like where the effects though and the way they're implemented in the interface. they're really easy and fast to use. what I especially like about fl studio are for example the patterns in the patterns if you know what I mean. this can be very helpful for structuring your song. also fl studio has some great synths and sfx. not just the harmor but also f.e. sytrus, toxic, gross beat, new tone or maximus. but well all desktop studios have a few great tools I guess :)

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Yeah that's why I don't knock

Yeah that's why I don't knock other DAW's really, some people are snobs about that kind of thing. Use the tools that best fit you and your workflow and be happy with the many options out there. I have even tried other Android music making apps and I didn't like their workflow but still had fun trying something new.

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These are all tools. Caustic

These are all tools. Caustic is just one of many. Caustic is fantastic as a stand-alone suite; and I try to make things to help users be able to compose and arrange complete productions all right here.

However I see more and more where you can use other software and mix things up and either brijg those elements back to Caustic or stem-track everything into a larger DAW system for finalization.

It's all good either way it goes, it all depends on how complex you want your projects to be. My goal in what I do to support this project here, is to simplify that as much as possible. If things go well for me in the coming months, I may have a new array of tools and goodies that will make Caustic 3.2 really shine upon its pending market release....

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I'm sure that every DAW does

I'm sure that every DAW does pretty much the same thing; differing only in their interface and workflow, and maybe some proprietary plug-ins.

REAPER wins for me, just for being the only one even remotely affordable. If somebody gave me a free copy of Ableton or Cubase or Reason I'd probably learn to use it just as easily.

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@StePH, check out Bitwig, it

@StePH, check out Bitwig, it's much cheaper than Ableton and does the same things and even more. You can use Bitwig 8 track for free you are just limited to 8 tracks and 2 VST's, but at least you can save you projects.

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Thanks, but I think I can

Thanks, but I think I can scrape sixty fish together for a REAPER license and get as many tracks as I need (8 isn't enough for my "Halber Mensch" cover).

I will look at Bitwig though.  Most projects will probably fit in 8 tracks, and having another tool in the shed is never a bad thing.

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@meka  Didn't know about

@meka  Didn't know about Bitwig 8 track.  Thanks for the tip.  

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You will need to find a free

You will need to find a free license to use it though as it usually comes bundled with hardware. There is a German magazine that does giveaways every month and you can find it there, issue #120 I think.

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Curious, I was thinking

Curious, I was thinking recently: why do I still use Caustic, when I can go in the studio if I want to lay down something? I've tried many of the software mentioned in this topic, still have some installed, but can't remember when I opened them for the last time. I also have other apps on Ipad and Android. Same thing happened. Who said "learning curve"? ;-)

Is it because Caustic is always near me, like a notepad? Maybe, but I still spend some times polishing tracks in Caustic instead of transferring the ideas in a big Daw. Sometimes I do it, when I have vocals to add, and I noticed, as Jason said, that I was not the only one. 

I have read recently in another topic that Caustic have a raw sound, compared to other Daws. I agree, but I still use it for final releases, like all of us.

Could it be that we love that Caustic sound? he he...

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@skarabee.  I know what you

@skarabee.  I know what you mean.  I have Cubase and Ableton and a few hardware toys, but it takes me ages to get into the zone.  Caustic is just there, ready to go.  No messing around with drivers, samples etc.  

 

BTW it seems that Bitwig 8 track is €5, which may be worth a play

http://www.falkemedia-shop.de/musik/beat/beat-12-2015.html

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Bitwig is $300. I do not

Bitwig is $300. I do not consider that "affordable" and if it's cheaper than Ableton, it's not by much.

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$300 for a DAW is very

$300 for a DAW is very reasonable. I paid $700 for Ableton 4 years ago.

Check out Bitwig 8 track its a little limited but that's actually a good thing when starting out.

Here's the link to sign up for their mailing list to get an 8 track license.
http://www.serialcenter.de/?t=start

Click on the drop down box and select issue #120, then select Bitwig and follow the prompts.

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Thanks, but again, REAPER is

Thanks, but again, REAPER is only $60, which is just barely affordable for me, and gives me as many tracks as my computer will handle.

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Ok, no worries, just trying

Ok, no worries, just trying to help. I think it's important to try out different software to see what fits you best, if that is Reaper then great! It is probably the most stable DAW on the market anyway. I'm so spoiled at this point though I cant go without having custom racks and easy routing.

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It's sounds good, but I

It's sounds good, but I recommend you can use some trumpets, and add some steel drum percussion to make it more tropical elements. COOL MUSIC THAT'S COMBINED MODERN POP AND AFRO REGGATON

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Caustic is a good application

Caustic is a good application for arranging great musics.It makes the sounds, effects and synthetic instruments more clearable and easy to use. I was a Caustic 3 user, I found this cool app on 2015 when I was boring. I really like to use the distortion effects of this app, it's great for making hardstyle kicks.But the mastering is not good at all because it's have a little bit limited in this app because the rack for instruments and effects. FL Studio is for PC so it's more cool things like Gross Beat, Soundgoodizer, Harmor, Bassdrum and more.