Comparison list between MTS versions

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Comparison list between MTS versions

Post by Joseph » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:57 pm

I am a new user to MTS ipad and I don't have any of the MTS desktop versions. I was viewing one of the forum posts about wishlist for next ipad update and it was stated that the ipad version was not to be a replacement for the desktop version. It would be helpful to have a list of the main features that the three different versions have so that users are aware of the differences. Also if the features for the ipad version are maxed out or are future possibilities then that could also be flagged. Currently I am more interested in learning/improving the functionality than getting additional features (not that I don't want an increase in features).
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Re: Comparison list between MTS versions

Post by KenHardy » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:59 pm

I've been using MTS for months now, and have worked through several of its versions. It has evolved from an inexpensive and fairly versatile audio/midi multitrack recording program which initially had many user interface limitations and annoyances, to an inexpensive, yet now very powerful and smooth recording program with very few interface limitations indeed. I think you will find the strength of MTS to be that it grows on you very quickly, and that the learning curve is very short. In fact, its single view layout and easily accessible features are generally quite intuitive and easy to use after you just play with them for a short while. The different versions are each basically tweaks, bug repairs, and feature improvements, usually kindly provided by the software's designer, Giel Bremmers, in quick response to user forum requests. Keeping it simple yet extremely powerful and free of bugs, has made it extremely competitive with more complex, expensive programs such as Cubasis and Auria (which have larger learning curves), while much more versatile than an entry level program like GarageBand which is more limited in feature, yet more complex with regard to its multi screen user interface. What is amazing to me is the sound quality, minimal CPU usage, ease of use, and almost imperceptible latency that MTS extracts effortlessly from a simple iPad, compared to the much more sophisticated, CPU intensive desktop and laptop recording programs that require constant operating system optimalization, buffer tweaks, enormous RAM capacities, slow boot times, intensive battery consumption, and exposure to conflicting antiviral and antimalware programs. During my early use of MTS I was a harsh and demanding critic of the program, yet have come to rely very heavily on it, eschewing Sonar, Digital Performer, and other more powerful programs as MTS continues to mature and evolve. The limited memory (1 gig) of the ipad compared to larger computers by necessity places constraints on what "bells and whistles" can be built into the MTS for iPad version without choking down the iPad's CPU. Thus, users will forever desire many more features, while Giel will have to pick and chose which of those are most needed and/or most compatible with the iPad's OS. Recent features such as track expansion, pitch correction, and automation are really quite amazing, and in every regard, Giel has done a great job in satisfying his customer's a sea of expanding, and often unrealistic, expectation. Dr. K.

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