The Red Bladder wrote: ↑Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:42 am
Straight out of the box - no magic extensions.
There is no such thing as classical music being different to record and edit, compared to any other type of music - music is music. Whether five or fifty people are playing, the process is pretty much the same for each type of recording - classical is acoustic, i.e. no MIDI and no synths, etc. But recording acoustic rock or folk or Abyssinian nose-flute playing - the processes are the same!
Recording classical music - Artist(s) come(s) to the studio and plays a section until he/she/it/they are totally happy with a passage and then crack on to the next bit - until we get to the end. I then FTP the audio to them and they piece together the bits they like by copying all those bits to a separate track. They send me the bare Reaper project file without the audio encapsulated. I stich it together and send it as an MP3 for approval. Improvements are made and a final WAV/88.2 version is sent to the label for mastering (or I get to use my own ears for mastering, or it is sent to a third-party mastering house).
As for any extensions - I have yet to find an extension to any DAW that didn't involve a great deal of fannying about for little or no benefit.
Yes it does take some work to get it set-up, but once it's done it's done.
But of course, the way you describe it above, you're not actually doing the editing yourself, so it stands to reason source/destination wouldn't be of much use to you!
But when you're doing the cuts yourself from numerous takes that don't have a timing reference (not just classical - I use it a lot for folk music, as well as pop/rock that's not recorded to click, and also some dialogue editing), source/destination editing is a very fast and powerful tool - there's a reason why it's a big selling point for the more classical-orientated DAWs (Pyramix, Sequioia, SADiE etc), and once I started using it I couldn't imagine being without it.