It's been a while, but every time I used Digidesign Velvet I was blown away by how well it sounded and how well it glued tracks together. I don't want to be necessarily married to PT going forward. Has another awesome EP VST/AU emerged in the last 18 months or so?
FWIW, I don't think 8.01 is yet as stable as 7.4. Using VIs I often have to go down to one processor to get better reliability and use a bigger engine size. And I'm having Pro Tools conk out every now and then whilst using Melodyne or Kontakt and definitely Kore.
On the positive side though, the new Midi Editor in Pro Tools is absolutely worth the above hassle.
Very off topic, but.... 'I don't want to be necessarily married to PT going forward"
What does the phrase 'going forward' mean? I've heard it a lot on TV the last couple of months, in this context it seems to mean something to do with upgrading but that doesn't make sense in other contexts I've heard it.
Like a moth driven to a flame, I know I will get burned but I always feel more at home with PT. I guess it is because I made my bones way back in a post studio and the owner was a PT enforcer. He had the, "You're not a pro unless you have Pro Tools" attitude. I assume that was somewhat true 10 -15 years ago.
I know I can do so much more with VEGAS and with less headache. I have that installed and updated but, I hang on with PT as well. Keep in mind, I am not a midi composer so, I don't need what you guys do.