Yes, I think one of the larger DAW programs would be more robust in handling a rewire slave, but I’ve used cubase SX before, and it really is quite a monster of a program. I found it overwhelming and uninspiring to an extent. At my home studio, I want simplicity and gratification, and Cubase made me feel like an newbie engineer with way too much to learn.
That’s why I initially switched to Ableton, and haven’t looked back since. But now I’m just unhappy with the non ASIO performance of Wavelab, and I can’t get both programs to use ASIO. I like Audition from the demo, for sure…It’s just with it’s multitracking ability (non warping), I was really attracted to having Audition and Ableton be running in synch. Seemed like an ideal combination for me of simplicity, wave editing, and looping/warping capabilities.
Perhaps Adobe will be somewhat helpful with the carrot that I ‘might’ buy their program. God knows they won’t help you once you do unless you shell out more cash for tech support.
Thanks for your input.
>>Does anybody use a standalone recording app that hosts Ableton successfully as a slave?<<
is cubase an option? my g/f was, until recently, using cubase vst & ableton linked with rewire on her g4 powerbook.... I used cubase to record some drumloops (out of a crappy old casio keyboard), edited them in cubase's own edit window then saved them so that they could be looped in ableton.
of course, this was on a mac.....