After finally getting everything set up, functioning, and having produced about 25 minutes of semi- finished material with GPO, I have to start from scratch again. Like the old Beetles tune, "he came in through the bathroom window...." and stole my laptop DAW with everything on it. Had gotten to use it for all of 4 months.
I've lived in this house for 27 years without a burlary, so I s'pose I was due. But why my music? Yep, all the work files went too. But that is as nothing. What really smarts is the prospect of having to set the whole bloody thing up again.
Okay, enough whining.
Fact is, I was having lots of annoyances with my setup anyway. It was a D600 Windows laptop, running Cubase SX and Wavelab. But I never got rid of the pops and clicks problem. It was forever giving me trouble making connection with my M-Audio interface. And very frankly, I never found Cubase anything but !*%?# when it came to editing--so clumsy & limited for selecting and moving musical material around on individual or multiple tracks. There's got to be a better way!
So I'm looking at the bright side: it could be time to switch to a Mac, and hopefully to a better GPO-friendly sequencer!
Any thoughts on making this switch, and on what sequencer software I should consider? Most of the big ones--Sonar and Cubase are the ones I've tried--seem too porked out with a lot of stuff I don't need. Their interfaces appear thought out by engineers rather than musicians. This is a little bit like shopping for a mattress that doesn't kill my back, I guess. You can keep throwing money at the problem, or you can just accept the morning backache and get on with life. But maybe there really is a cleaner, more intuitive and flexible solution. Any thoughts about the virtues/drawbacks of LogicPro or other Mac-ish applications?
Conquering and making peace with this technology is becoming my holy grail. Discouragement is no option.