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||Posted - 01/02/2012 : 20:13:01
We recorded a couple of sessions in a local studio and now I have my hands on the individual track .wav files for the songs we did. It was recorded using Logic on a Mac but I'm windows based and was wondering if there were any recommendations for software I can use to import and mix the tracks...
Something cheap is good but not essential as I may use it as an investment.
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||Posted - 04/06/2012 : 00:14:08
Pro tools MP9, you pick up software and interface for around £200 i think and its the genius pro tools software!! =)
||Posted - 30/05/2012 : 19:00:41
What programs are free to download for those of us who don't have as much money or time to invest into our music hobby?
||Posted - 17/05/2012 : 19:41:45
I've used Logic, Cubase, and Ableton and they all have their merits. Not used Reaper but people seem to rave about it as a straight-up multitrack recording surface.
||Posted - 17/05/2012 : 16:38:46
I use a Presonus 16.0.2 firewire desk. I came with StudioLive v1, I used to use Logic and Cubase but both were not as good as the free version of StudioLive. I have since upgraded to StudioLive pro for next to nothing as it has an amazing mastering package.
||Posted - 03/05/2012 : 13:13:56
Just had a look at that there reaper and might give it a go when I've sorted my interface problems out.
||Posted - 03/05/2012 : 12:09:06
We're about to embark upon recording our own tracks, and although I haven't got much of a clue about these things, my brother (the banjoist) who is a massive nerd swears by Reaper. As does the bass player who's pretty handy at these things.
||Posted - 03/05/2012 : 11:47:07
+10 for Reaper. I used to be a Cubase head, and then discovered Reaper. No going back now. Quality and bang for buck is unbeatable, IMHO.
||Posted - 22/04/2012 : 10:46:38
I like Ableton Live for its ease of use. Coupled with some good plugins, or even the ones it comes with, its good software
||Posted - 15/03/2012 : 13:28:03
If i hadn't used Cubase for years, i'd say Reaper. As others have remarked upon it's starting to become a real competitor, especially given the portable USB functionality :)
||Posted - 26/02/2012 : 18:14:50
I just downloaded Reaper. I got my hands on an unmixed multitrack from Sound On Sound and had a go at a mix from scratch. A piece of cake and pretty good quality, even for a novice like me. The routing and effects are nicely arranged. Great program for the money.
||Posted - 08/02/2012 : 12:20:23
Reaper for me too.....I think it is starting to rattle the cages of some of the big players now....its very light on CPU, constantly being upgraded as user report issues/ request features. It is a total bargain, easy to use, great forum etc. A lot of people are switching to it, as they are realise that there existing DAW requires constant expensive upgrades.....
||Posted - 08/02/2012 : 08:56:41
Reaper has everything you could possibly need. A good set of ears is the magic ingredient. 3 cds will be appearing just this spring mixed by my good self on Reaper. First out is 'Come on Rita' featuring Gethin Jones on drums. Check him out, he's a great player. After using Cubase and Logic in the past. I'm completely sold on Reaper. I like the set up, the bundled fx and the way you can run a copy lock-stock-and-barrel off a usb stick. I can take a stick to work and if I have a spare 15 minutes, I can can fire up Reaper from the stick and continue mixing right there. Updates are sometimes daily, the forum is incredibly helpful and the business model is a genius idea - 'give the punter a full working version for 30 days and after that, continue to provide updates and support indefinitely - even if you haven't paid yet'. It stops pirating and cracking so all versions of Reaper are clean. Some 'proper' DAW users are incredibly sniffy about Reaper. Ignore them. It's just sour grapes. 60 bucks? Vive Reaper!
||Posted - 06/02/2012 : 20:45:12
I've gone for Reaper simply for the fact that its $60 and appears to be a good introduction into the world of recording/mixing. If I don't use it after playing with these sessions then I've not wasted too much, if on the other hand I really get into the recording then I may go for something like Cubase.
Thanks for the comments/ideas though.
||Posted - 05/02/2012 : 20:44:03
||Posted - 05/02/2012 : 01:21:01
Hi, Cubase 6 for me, always seemed to be around people using Cubase, so when I got into software seemed the one to go for. The Drum Editing stuff on 6 is fantastic, actually seems Steinberg developed '6' with easier and creative multitrack drum editing as a major part of the upgrade from 5.5 etc. Having said that I am still at the bottom of the Cubase learning curve, so much to learn, but really interesting.
Personally I am finding the technical aspects of drum recording almost as engrossing as playing the drums thenselves, there is so much,to learn. I recon in only 10 or 20 years I may get the hang of this.
||Posted - 01/02/2012 : 23:25:06
I use logic on my Mac and Cubase on my PC ...Both do the same job ....Just a question of which platform you like .... Personally I love Mac ...But PC is fine too.
||Posted - 01/02/2012 : 23:15:24
Cheers chaps, much appreciated.
I'll have a look at both Reaper and Cubase.
||Posted - 01/02/2012 : 22:16:10
||Posted - 01/02/2012 : 21:59:26
Reaper is very good!
||Posted - 01/02/2012 : 21:56:52
reaper is cheap as chips and really pretty good. Why pay more
||Posted - 01/02/2012 : 21:11:33
I use Cubase but that's probably because I grew up with it.
||Posted - 01/02/2012 : 21:06:59
Mixcraft 5. or wait til 6 comes out. I am having anger management issues at the moment though...
||Posted - 01/02/2012 : 21:02:50
I just went for the best I could afford and got Cubase 4. It's logical and pleasant to use and even a non-tech grockle like me was able to get to grips with it within a few months, but have not tried any others. Just get the best you can unless you hear any good reason not to!