in my three years of using this software i've noticed it lacks some key features that other DAWs have. here's a list of some:
- visual EQ and waveform
- ability to export as .wav for premium users. i don't understand why this isn't a thing for all paid users in the first place as mp3s are not high quality files. i don't care how 'good' your mp3s are when exporting, i still think being allowed to export as a wav file is something that premium users should have as a standard. every other daw does this without the need for a microtransaction. why is soundtrap any different?
- third-party plugin compatibility
- ability to create a synthesiser without a preset, and to be able to automate LFO, envelope, cutoff, etc for said synth. sound design is almost impossible without external audio or samples from third parties.
- remapping capability / sampler
- monitoring on any other browser than chrome
- slides, portamento, and pitch bending
- customisable automation (with stock/3rd party plugins and other variables such as reverb, distortion, etc)
- visual wavetables
- pitch correction for vocals and audio (newtone, melodyne, etc)
- ability to search the platform for other users to collaborate (i mean seriously, how are we meant to collaborate on a platform when user pages don't exist anymore? are we supposed to use another platform, and if so, wouldn't it be much handier in the long run to just avoid soundtrap altogether in such a process?
- actual mixer (and the option to turn off auto mixing so i don't need to wait for my download)
- option to view sharps instead of flats. i don't know why this isn't a thing already. even if i'm in a key like C# minor, it still displays accidentals and black keys as flats. this is really frustrating when explaining a chord progression without using roman numerals
- snap to 0 / default setting on all knobs
- i have the paid version but recently found out that free users have limited daily loops... what. the free version already has limited instruments and features - why hinder their ability to create with a daily loop limit? a better solution would be to have two seperate packs of loops, one for free users with, say, 500 loops with unlimited use, and one for paid users.
overall soundtrap is a great service and platform for beginning and experienced music producers and podcast creators but lacks many features that define what a DAW can do. i've been considering changing my DAW and cancelling my subscription if these features aren't at least in development or being talked about within the community and/or staff team as it's been hindering my creativity for far too long, and since i'm paying for a service, i want access to the service. i would appreciate any response or acknowledgement :]
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