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« on: March 03, 2006, 06:39:25 PM »

I just sold my mac with pro tools.  I have a new laptop that is going to be taking over the recording duties but I need a good program first.  Pro Tools was way to in depth for what i need.  Any suggestions?  thanks,
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006, 07:00:15 PM »

PC or Mac?

Have you tried Audacity? It is free!

Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

I am using Adobe Audition 2.0 and would highly recommend it. It absolutely blows PT away! This is the third version of this software I have used and they really took it to another level with this new release. It is very full featured, so there will be a learning curve, but if you are going to do serious recording (PC only) I can't think of anything better. The only down side, for some folks, is that it does not write (it will read) Midi tracks.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006, 07:16:03 PM »

I've been using MOTU's Digital Performer for 10 years. Great program, Mac only.

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2006, 04:09:42 AM »

I bought a Lexicon Omega and it came with cubase LE which serves my needs well. I only do a track or two at a time though.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2006, 03:46:49 PM »

If you are talking just software, I higly recommend nTrack. I found it easy to learn and use and you get excellent results for a fraction of the cost of ProTools and other big names.

www.ntrack.com
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2006, 06:32:15 PM »

Ah I love protools on my PC.  I have 6.9, and I love the amount of features :)
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 12:39:24 AM »

I'm using Sonar 4 Studio. I've been using Cakewalk since version 9 through all of the Sonar versions. I love it!
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006, 07:22:34 PM »

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If your new computer might be another Mac, Garageband works well. It's certainly the easiest, most intuitive audio program I've seen. The trick will be getting the sound in, but I've gotten very good results running a small mixer > $35 Griffin USB iMic > Garageband.

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006, 05:46:54 PM »

Yeah Mothman, I have heard and read a lot of good things about Garageband. I went with Presonus' Firebox with Cubase LE.  Would let readers know my input (cause everyone raved about the Firebox) but I can't get a mic read yet.  I have troubleshooted everything and gave up.  I am calling a studio engineer to see what is going on...  Uhhhh, it never ends.  peace.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2006, 11:03:53 PM »

Yeah Mothman, I have heard and read a lot of good things about Garageband. I went with Presonus' Firebox with Cubase LE.  Would let readers know my input (cause everyone raved about the Firebox) but I can't get a mic read yet.  I have troubleshooted everything and gave up.  I am calling a studio engineer to see what is going on...  Uhhhh, it never ends.  peace.
How are you determining no mic read? On my Omega usb device I thought I had a mic input problem, but then noticed the levels on the software display were picking up the mics. That clued me to find out I had the output going to the laptop's sound card and the speakers were off intentionally. I wanted to monitor via the headphone jack on the Omega unit. Had to switch it (audio output) to the asio device in Cubase.
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