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Vik

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Based on this DAW poll, it seems that Cubase and Logic are the two most used DAWs among composers working with virtual instruments - especially Cubase, but that could change now when Logic has track disable, articulations sets and hopefully more features for composers/VI users in the future. Anyway – a quick search showed me that there are circa 1250 threads dedicated to each of them.

IMO it would be good with a dedicated area for each of these DAWs, mainly because it would make it easer for users to find help (tips, troubleshooting etc) that way. Subforums for other DAWs could follow later. What do others think?
 

fiestared

Vintage -but- not obsolete
Based on this DAW poll, it seems that Cubase and Logic are the two most used DAWs among composers working with virtual instruments - especially Cubase, but that could change now when Logic has track disable, articulations sets and hopefully more features for composers/VI users in the future. Anyway – a quick search showed me that there are circa 1250 threads dedicated to each of them.

IMO it would be good with a dedicated area for each of these DAWs, mainly because it would make it easer for users to find help (tips, troubleshooting etc) that way. Subforums for other DAWs could follow later. What do others think?
:2thumbs:very good idea
 

rrichard63

Perpetual Novice
The question is, where do you draw the line? The two most popular DAWs? The five most popular? Ten? I don't have an answer, but I think the question is worth asking.

Personally, when I have an issue with Studio One or Reaper (the ones I use most frequently) I don't seem to have any trouble finding relevant threads.
 
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Vik

Scandi Member
Hi, wcreed51, it wasn’t thinking so much about how busy it was, but about the number of existing threads mainly dedicated to the Logic/VI combination, the Cubase/VI combination etc. have a lot of interesting topics that I, if I were new to all this, would be interested in discovering without searching for them. So to me, who have interest in both Cubase and especially Logic, this place is a more interesting Logic forum than eg. Gearslutz of Logic Pro Help. But that's because I'm aware of the many threads here. For a newcomer, it may seem that there are some occasional threads here and there... which often results in starting new threads about topics that have been covered earlier. Even with a dedicated forum to each of these DAWs, there would be around 60-70 pages of threads dedicated to each of them.
With dedicated sections, the built in "Search this forum only" function this community has would also become more useful.
My guess is that there would be more Cubase/Logic (etc) users who would find VI-C through search engines with dedicated subforums, and this could (still guessing of course) trigger more busy-ness here.
 
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AllanH

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It would certainly facilitate browsing through e.g. Cubase posts more easily. There is a tremendous amount of good information in this DAW sub-forum. I often go here before visiting Cubase's official forums.
 

Jdiggity1

Stroking The Frog
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This suggestion has come up before I think. I've moved the thread to the forum suggestions sub-forum to hopefully get a bit more attention from the other mods.
I think it's a valid suggestion, and I believe VI-Control might have a face-lift scheduled for some time this year, so a general clean-up and re-thinking of the forum/subforum structure could be on the cards.
 

Dewdman42

Senior Member
I think I tend to agree with some others, splitting it up is not my preference. There are other DAW's, there are plenty of Reaper users on here too, for example. And DP and StudioOne are not irrelevant. I like it all in one room, plus sometimes the topics overlap, Logic users are interested in things being discussed related to other DAW's, many people on this forum are using more than one DAW over time. There are many DAW specific questions which are not specific to the particular DAW being used, etc. That makes ViControl kind of special in a way because it is more of a general DAW use forum as it pertains to the way most of the people here are working with them. There already exist Cubase, LogicPro, Reaper specific forums with excellent specific help there, if you really want to get deep into one daw or the other I see that as the place to go.
 

Jdiggity1

Stroking The Frog
Moderator
I think I tend to agree with some others, splitting it up is not my preference. There are other DAW's, there are plenty of Reaper users on here too, for example. And DP and StudioOne are not irrelevant. I like it all in one room, plus sometimes the topics overlap, Logic users are interested in things being discussed related to other DAW's, many people on this forum are using more than one DAW over time. There are many DAW specific questions which are not specific to the particular DAW being used, etc. That makes ViControl kind of special in a way because it is more of a general DAW use forum as it pertains to the way most of the people here are working with them. There already exist Cubase, LogicPro, Reaper specific forums with excellent specific help there, if you really want to get deep into one daw or the other I see that as the place to go.
I do also agree with this. But while splitting up the subforums might not be the best approach, I'm hopeful for a cleaner and more user-friendly tagging or filtering system that would essentially achieve the same thing.
There is already a relatively under-utilized tagging system in place for new threads, for which users can limit their search results to threads containing that tag, but my gut tells me there is still room for improvement. So i hope to explore that once the back-end of vic has been updated.
 
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Vik

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But we're already using tags, aren't we? :)

As you know, I prefer to have the subforum options in addition to tags... (can we search on threads based on tags, anyone?) but tend to think now that maybe it would be better with subforums for all the major DAWs (Cubase, Logic, Reaper, Studio One, Digital Performer, FL Studio, Live and Pro Tools). A solution like eg. this would make it so much easier to see all the new threads about each of the DAWs.
 
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PaulieDC

1967 Bizzarini GT 5300 Strada
SlickDeals.net gives you categories to pick when you post deals you find (Photo, Electronics, etc). A dropdown list when you post here could help searches. Problem is two-fold though: 1) what if you want to know how to pull of a non-specific DAW task, and 2) Our threads change direction like the wind just by natural discussion. We could TRY to stay on track but that never happens, lol! if someone posts a question about Cubase Expression Maps and a Studio One user sees this and wants to know what a workaround is, it's natural to ask in the thread as opposed to firing up a separate thread in a separate category. We could and SHOULD, but it'll never happen. Then we start jumping on the person who asked something off-topic and so we gently or not-so-gently correct THAT anomaly, and the atmosphere tanks site-wide when the claws come out. Just a thought... :cool:

About the only separated thread that really works is the Newbie questions because we can ask our level 101 stuff without trying to put on airs that we actually have a clue, which we don't. When the discussion is heavy in a normal forum and someone pipes in with "Hey, what's MIDI?", you feel the disturbance in the force, lol!

Thing is, I hopped over to Cubase 10 Pro eight weeks and I'd LOVE a forum just on that, believe me! So I'm a +1 although I don't think it's gonna happen, as much as I'd love it. BUT, this book arrived last week and it covers a mountain, so I have a printed Cubase forum on my nightstand at least. ;)
 

Mike Greene

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Moderator
A solution like eg. this would make it so much easier to see all the new threads about each of the DAWs.
Unless I'm mistaken, in that Gearslutz example, you can't look at all the DAW threads at once. You have to select which DAW, and then only see those specific threads until you click back. I could be mistaken, though?

If we split the topics, ideally we could also have an option so people can see all topics, rather than choosing specific DAWs. I don't think that's possible right now, but as Jayden said, we have an upgrade to Xenforo 2 coming up, so maybe we can do stuff like that then.
 
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