Steven Myers wrote on 7/11/2010, 5:51 PM
First you talk about MIDI, then you ask about audio. Which is it?

I have both softwares. Which one I use depends on the project. If MIDI were important to me, I'd go with SONAR.
musicvid10 wrote on 7/11/2010, 6:35 PM
Vegas is a DAW, no midi support.
Sonar is fine, you might want to compare to Sony Acid Pro depending on your intended use.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 7/12/2010, 3:26 AM
Um - what do you want to do with your MIDI keyboard ? You can map it control various functions withing Vegas (Start, Stop, etc) but Vegas does not support VSTi or DXi, and only uses MIDI for control and synch purposes.

Try comparing Sonar to Acid for your purpose.

You COULD use Vegas with a stand-alone virtual synth, and an audio loopback 'device', but that's getting a bit clumsy. Yes, Acid is what you really should be looking at.

drbam wrote on 7/12/2010, 9:10 AM
To be accurate, Vegas is a NLE (non-linear editor) and is referred to as such by Sony (SCS). A DAW (digital audio workstation) is more of a generic term and certainly could be applied to Vegas in a general way but most DAWs in the current market do include midi features and support. I agree that the better comparison to Sonar in terms of what Sony offers is certainly Acid Pro - not Vegas.