i have HALion Sonic (and Artist 6) and was thinking of buying some kind of sampling software. The obvious choice would be to upgrade to HALion 4 costing about £80. However, a few people have told me that they recommend Ableton 9 Live costing £80 (which is a scaled down version of Ableton Live FULL @ £499). They say the ease of use and capabilities of Ableton 9 Live is superior to that of HALion 4.
As a few of you will already know from my ARGEGGIATOR thread i am thinking of starting to learn about Dance music. My logic tells me that if i use Arpache, Cubase, and HALion 4 i will have less complications than adding another DAW (Ableton) to the mix simply because everything will already be configured to communicate with each other. i would guess that adding a second DAW could make things complicated (though of course i could be very wrong here).
i have checked out Ableton 9 Live online videos and it does look very good for what it can do. But i do not know anywhere near enough about it to form a proper opinion.
Do most members just stick to using one DAW or 2/3 for different projects and functions etc ?? To me, it would seem only natural to want to keep everything under the same umbrella as Cubase.