The installation and configuration are easily one of the developer's goal is to reduce the number of option.
The manual is obtained by pressing F1, there is no pdf file, it is concise and is not translated into French.
I used it on different configurations for a 300Mhz with 256MB of RAM to 2.5Ghz with 4GB is in my opinion one of the lightest DAW
Orion has always been stable (some release could be a tone below )
I use Orion for 10 years, is the tool I needed to produce electronic music without recording acoustic instrument.
I tried and bought many of the sequencer: energyXT, Traktion, Samplitude, Ableton and FLStudio but my pleasure comes from the mode pattern which eliminates a large number of competitors, it is FL Studio or Ableton, but I think neither one nor the other has been designed to integrate the design of a mode pattern and mode of arrangement in harmony and intuitive.
FLStudio mode pattern does not suit me as a pattern is a collection of Ableton instruments or orion then combines pattern has an instrument.
Orion design does not limit what I choose to display, in the case of Ableton display of multiple sequences modified (piano roll)) and the arrange window, leaving a corner wst not!
orion stop me just to display the piano roll and a VST GUI at the same time but I can have three different piano roll to open the Arrange window and GUI effects or other instrument open!
images more easily illustrate my explanation!
displaying a mixer with EQ, pan and its volume is integrated into Orion in Ableton you have to click on each to check the mixing chanel no overview possible!
orion with automation can be recorded at the patterns of how plaisr let it run its loop to change a knob and repeat the movement to see, copy / paste the pattern and start again!
Ableton if you want to record a movement that is setting mode only!
voila, I made the rounds of the positive aspects of workflow Orion compared to its closest competitor, of course ableton has its strengths (modularity, live, flexible audio routing, bus and send as many as on orion) I appreciate and use!
in addition to an exceptional workflow Orion has all the instruments and effects you could want (except additive), the quality of these effects and instruments are of a very high level, the only problem being the limited number of preset provided , people did not like or do not have time to do the sound design will be disappointed but what a joy for others!
I would add that you can make your own skin to get the look you want!
if you want to record a rock band or use libraries of samples (although this is possible) this app is not for you but for those who want to write music in a piano roll is heaven!
if you want help in French, I'm every day on the official forum of orion