DAW Users Poll - And the 'Who uses what' list

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V.I Control DAW Users

  1. Cubendo (Cubase or Nuendo)

    17 vote(s)
    42.5%
  2. Logic

    9 vote(s)
    22.5%
  3. ProTools

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
  4. Digital Performer

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  5. Reaper

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  6. Ableton Live

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. Presonus' Studio One

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
  8. Datasonic's Music Master

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Reason

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Cakewalk / Sonar

    1 vote(s)
    2.5%
  11. FL Studio

    1 vote(s)
    2.5%
  12. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Jdiggity1

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    EDIT: The poll results were erased when moved to the new VI-C site in 2015, rendering it useless. Newer polls have emerged since.

    Please feel free to add to the list, and provide a source if you can.

    DAWs And Their Users
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    CUBASE / NUENDO

    Lorne Balfe (Assassin's Creed III vg, Beyond: Two Souls vg, Terminator Genisys)
    Stephen Barton (Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare vg, Cirque Du Soleil 3D, TitanFall vg)
    Thomas Bergersen (Two Steps From Hell, The Human Experience)
    Joris De Man (Killzone vg, Killzone: Liberation vg, Killzone 2 vg, Killzone 3 vg)
    Jason Graves (Until Dawn vg, Dead Space vg, The Order 1886 vg)
    James Hannigan (Harry Potter vg, LOTR vg, Command & Conquer vg)
    Paul Haslinger (Underworld series, Vacancy, Rainbow Six: Vegas vg)
    Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) (Mad Max, Batman v Superman, Deadpool)
    Steve Jablonsky (Desperate Housewives, Transformers, A Nightmare On Elm Street)
    Daniel James (formerly of Ableton Live)
    Ian Livingstone (Battlefield 1943 vg, Batman Begins vg, Forza Motorsport 4 vg)
    Christopher Lennertz (Sausage Party, Agent Carter, Supernatural)
    Guy Michelmore (formerly of Digital Performer)
    Trevor Morris (Dragon Age: Inquisition vg, The Hills Have Eyes 2, Army Of Two vg, The Borgias)
    James Newton Howard (Signs, The Fugitive, King Kong)
    Alex Pfeffer (Trailers, promos and additional music for titles such as Pacific Rim (comic-con), Gotham, Crysis 2)
    Brian Tyler (Fast & Furious, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, & he's the best damn looking composer there is)
    Pinar Toprak (Behind Enemy Lines II, Breaking Point)
    Jack Wall (Mass Effect vg, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 vg, Shadowhunters)
    Benjamin Wallfisch (Blade Runner 2049, IT, Hidden Figures)
    Harry Gregson Williams (The Martian, Chronicles Of Narnia, Prometheus)
    Rupert Gregson Williams (The Martian, Chronicles Of Narnia, Prometheus)
    Christopher Young (Spiderman 3, The Grudge, Hard Rain)
    Hans Zimmer (Driving Miss Daisy, Going For Gold [TV Theme], Muppet Treasure Island, Co-wrote the Main Theme from Johnny English)


    LOGIC

    Neal Acree (Stargate SG-1, Diablo III vg)
    David Arnold (Godzilla, Independence Day, Sherlock)
    Klaus Badelt (POTC, Premonition, Motorstorm: Apocolypse vg)
    Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Appaloosa, Blackfish)
    Christophe Beck (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Hangover, Frozen)
    Bill Brown (CSI: NY, Captain America: Super Soldier vg, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon vg)
    Sean Callery (Bones, Homeland, 24, Elementary)
    Charlie Clouser (Saw franchise, American Horror Story (theme), Wayward Pines)
    Mychael Danna (Life of Pi, Little Miss Sunshine, Storks)
    Jeff Danna (The Good Dinosaur, Storks, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus)
    Ramin Djawadi (Pacific Rim, Game of Thrones, Medal Of Honor vg)
    Jim Dooley (A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 2), The Last Ship, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes vg)
    John Frizzell (The Following, Alien: Resurrection, King of The Hill)
    David Hirschfelder (Australia, Legend Of The Guardians, The Railway Man, The Water Diviner)
    Henry Jackman (X-MEN: First Class, Puss In Boots, Monsters VS Aliens)
    James S. Levine (Glee, American Horror Story, The Closer)
    Michael Levine (All Downhill From Here, Cold Case, Close to Home)
    Daniel Licht (Dexter, Dishonoured vg, Body of Proof)
    Danny Lux (Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal, The Millers)
    Clint Mansell (Requiem For A Dream, Moon, Black Swan)
    Mark Mothersbaugh (Rugrats, Thor: Ragnarok, The LEGO Movie)
    Blake Neely (Arrow, The Flash, The Mentalist)
    David Newman (The Mighty Ducks, Nutty Professor, Ice Age)
    Daniel Pemberton (Little Big Planet vg, The Awakening, The Counselor)
    Heitor Pereira (Despicable Me, The Angry Birds Movie, Beverly Hills Chihuahua)
    John Powell (How To Train Your Dragon, Happy Feet, The Bourne Identity)
    AR Rahman (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire)
    Jeff Rona (God OF War vg, Phantom (2013), Homocide: Life On The Street)
    Alan Silvestri (Forest Gump, Night At The Museum, Predator, The Avengers)
    Ryan Shore (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Penn Zero: Part-time hero, Stan Helsing)
    Jeremy Soule (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim vg, Secret of Evermore vg, Guild Wars vg)
    Christopher Tin (Civilization IV vg, Civilization VI vg, The Lost Bird Project)
    Alex Wurman (Anchorman, March Of The Penguins, What Doesn't Kill You)


    DIGITAL PERFORMER

    Marco Beltrami (Scream, Resident Evil, World War Z)
    Don Davis (The Matrix Trilogy, Jurassic Park III, Behind Enemy Lines)
    John Debney (The Jungle Book (2016), Iron Man 2, The Passion of the Christ)
    Alexandre Desplat (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Zero Dark Thirty, HP and The Deathly Hallows)
    Danny Elfman (Tim Burton, Tim Burton, Tim Burton, Batman)
    Michael Giacchino (Up, Lost, Star Trek, Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow vg)
    Elliot Goldenthal (Batman Forever, S.W.A.T, Alien 3)
    Gordy Haab (Star Wars: Battlefront I & II vg, Halo Wars 2 vg, Star Wars: The Old Republic vg)
    James Horner (Avatar, Titanic, The Land Before Time, Willow)
    Kenji Kawai (Ring (1998), The Sky Crawlers, Lots of Anime)
    Kevin Kliesch (Thundercats, Tangled: The Series)
    David Lawrence (High School Musical, American Pie, And a pretty nice handbag)
    Dario Marianelli (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Eat Pray Love)
    Bear McCreary (Battlestar Gallactica, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Walking Dead)
    Alan Menken (Aladdin, Tangled, Beauty And The Beast)
    Randy Newman (Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc)
    Thomas Newman (American Beauty, Shawshank Redemption, Wall-E)
    John Ottman (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Superman Returns, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)
    Mike Patti (League Of Legends vg, Nancy Drew video game series vg, Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void)
    Conrad Pope (Orchestrator on Harry Potter, The Hobbit, The Avengers)
    Trevor Rabin (Hot Fuzz, Get Smart, G-Force)
    Brian Ralston (Planet of the Sharks, Awaken, Crooked Arrows)
    Theodore Shapiro (We're The Millers, Tropic Thunder, Blades Of Glory)
    Ed Shearmur (Cruel Intentions, Charlie's Angels, K-Pax)
    Howard Shore (Gangs of New York, Lord of The Rings)
    Tim Thompson (The Nanny, Lassie, Charles In Charge)
    Austin Wintory (Journey vg, Assassin's Creed Syndicate vg, The Banner Saga vg)


    PROTOOLS

    Roque Baños (Evil Dead)
    Deborah Lurie (9, Dear John, Safe Haven)
    Dave Porter (Breaking Bad, Fat Sick And Nearly Dead, Smiley)
    Joe Trapanese (Straight Outta Compton, Oblivion, Insurgent)
    Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3, Fast & Furious, The Mummy)
    Mike Verta (Forbidden Warrior, "Batman - The Simulator" ride, NASA - A Human Adventure)
    Lyle Workman (Superbad, Get Him To The Greek, Forgetting Sarah marshall)


    ABLETON LIVE

    Daniel James (Metal Gear Solid V vg, Terminator Genisys, Project Cars vg) + Cubase
    Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Solaris, Drive)


    FINALE / SIBELIUS / PENCIL AND PAPER

    Christopher Gordon (Mao's Last Dancer, Daybreakers, Master And Commander)
    Howard Shore (LOTR, The Aviator, The Silence Of The Lambs)
    Johnny Williams (google him if you must...)

    vg = video game
    (Keep 'em comin'! There are plenty more to add! :D )
     
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  2. dcoscina

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    Shapiro uses DP. There's an interview with him on MOTU recently.

    John Powell uses Logic.
     
  3. dcoscina

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    Christopher Gordon uses Finale and DP

    Roque Banos uses Pro Tools
     
  4. milesito

    milesito Senior Member

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    Pinar Toprak uses Cubase and switched from Logic
     
  5. pkm

    pkm Senior Member

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    Re: DAW Users List

    To add to the list, Deborah Lurie, Lyle Workman, Dave Porter are on Pro Tools. Last I heard, Brian Tyler does his sequencing in PT as well, but that was in the PT8 days so he could have switched.

    Alan Silvestri, Christophe Beck, AR Rahman, [strike]Cliff Martinez[/strike], and Ramin Djawadi are on Logic

    Alexandre Desplat and Marco Beltrami are on DP

    John Williams uses Ticonderoga (unconfirmed)
     
  6. Re: DAW Users List

    Did I miss a DAW? Or is mr Williams going to war with the soviets?
     
  7. pkm

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    Haha, I was thinking about the US cold war missile cruiser with the same name ;)
    My bad
     
  9. mark812

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    Cliff Martinez uses Ableton Live, Thomas Newman DP, Sam Hulick Cubase, Daniel Licht, Blake Neely, Reinhold Heil & Johnny Klimek Logic.

    Btw, it's Dario Marianelli.
     
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    Jdiggity1

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    Thanks for the correction.

    I have Cliff and Thomas as being Logic users. Hmm... will have to look into it.
    Any sources?
     
  11. pkm

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    mark812 Senior Member

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    http://www.pmc-speakers.com/news/thomas ... relies-pmc He uses PT as well.

    Thomas Bergersen - Cubase.
     
  13. ghostnote

    ghostnote Vincit qui se vincit.

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    AFAIK:

    Nick Phoenix - Logic
    Tilman Sillescu - Logic
    Klaus Badelt - Logic
    Jeremy Soule - Logic
    Neal Acree - Logic
    Mark Petrie - Logic

    James Horner - Pro Tools

    Alan Silvestri - Reaper
     
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    Jdiggity1

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    Klaus uses Logic? Blasphemy!

    Another couple of contradictions too ie. Silvestri and Horner. Will look into this too.

    Thanks Michael
     
  15. ghostnote

    ghostnote Vincit qui se vincit.

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    He is(/was) using Logic as the main DAW and PT for video. I remember he also posted an internship offer somwhere a couple years ago where he stated that applicants have to use Logic as the main DAW...
     
  16. dedersen

    dedersen Senior Member

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    Strange, I was under the impression that Hans ran some sort of Cubase indoctrination course? :)
     
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    Jdiggity1

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    My thoughts exactly. I almost listed everybody who works/worked at RC as a Cubase user, but thought that I'd best wait for confirmation.
     
  18. Dan Mott

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    Re: DAW Users List

    Dan Mott - Reaper

    I guess I just helped anyone make their decision, since I'm one of the greats.


    :mrgreen:
     
  19. IFM

    IFM Senior Member

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    He's said and I've seen on videos others in his studio using Logic but he said here it had less use these days. DP is a great DAW too and even though I am mainly a Logic user I keep DP up to date.

    Chris
     
  20. ghostnote

    ghostnote Vincit qui se vincit.

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    http://www.avid.com/DE/about-avid/custo ... aus-badelt

    I don't know why I can't access the english version... but here's my translation:
    Ich komponiere, produziere und mische in Logic 9 und verwende Pro Tools für die Videowiedergabe...
    I'm composing, producing, mixing in Logic 9 and use Pro Tools for video playback...

    I'm not quite sure about Horner. There was an AVID special about him and AVATAR. He said he's using Sibelius most of the time and that the score was produced in Pro Tools. Somebody who doesn't know that he's using DP could easily think that PT is his go to DAW:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfvwUBNg-X8
     

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