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Computer recording!
« on: April 27, 2009, 07:24:18 PM »
Hey guys, sorry for the absence, how is everyone?

Just wondering what programmes you guys use to record via la computer. I've been using ACID Pro for a while and I'm a bit bored of it now. All I need are some programmable drums and bass (decent sounds are more welcome), just to record ideas and stuff through my Pod.

What would you recommend?
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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 07:26:40 PM »
Welcome back, no need to apologise!

I was just going to post a similar question so will be watching this one with interest!
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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 08:56:14 PM »
I use Cubase SE. Cubase isn't the most intuitive program, but I learnt on earlier versions so it feels natural to me now.  Very powerful software ! 
  The MIDI programming of VST drums, bass and synth sounds is pretty powerful. I like it a lot for that. Although the VST instruments that it comes with are not great (it does depend on which exact version you get). 

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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 07:08:42 PM »
I'm using Cubase but I would probably use Logic if given the choice between the 2. Cubase is good if you just want basic recording functions, but to do anything else on it you need a degree in Cubasoloy. Logic is far more intuitive and can be learnt without a text book in most cases, although there is plenty of online help and literature for both.

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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 08:41:57 PM »
When I was doing more serious recording I used Logic - I thought it was much more intuitive and powerful than Cubase.

I think Logic stopped putting out updates for the PC a while back though and it's Mac only now ????

Last time I tried one of the cut-down versions (LE) of ProTools I thought it was much like Logic and liked it alot.

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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009, 07:58:58 AM »
yep. logic is just for Mac.

so it doesn't exist.

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i use cubase and i fear i use just its basic functions, but until now i never felt the need to do more... one thing is true, it's not too intuitive, they could have done it much better. and version 4 has still got some bug.
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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 06:29:15 PM »
I like Cakewalk's stuff. I've only got an old Home Studio version (2004), but it was enought to teach me the vst stuff and midi programming. I quite like the interface - one day when I get me a serious music PC, it's gonna have whatever "Sonar" version is in operation at the time.
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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 08:36:35 PM »
Sonar Producer 7 atm

Would like to use reaper, cos its dead easy, but it also gave me HUGE latency problems. Presumably fixable, but I couldnt be bothered.

In a perfect world I'd still be on SX3, but it doesnt work with 64 bit windows.

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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2009, 08:52:11 PM »
I'm a huge Reaper fanboy. Its free/cheap (if you feel you need to buy a license but you can run it without with no problems), easy to use and doesnt use many system resources.

I've used Cubase, Sonar and Pro Tools and prefer Reaper by far.

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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2009, 11:26:32 PM »
Sonar Producer 7 atm

Would like to use reaper, cos its dead easy, but it also gave me HUGE latency problems. Presumably fixable, but I couldnt be bothered.

In a perfect world I'd still be on SX3, but it doesnt work with 64 bit windows.
the current version is 8.3.1 - I have to upgrade my 8.1 as it is supposed to be well worthwhile.
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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2009, 12:33:59 PM »
Theres nothing in 8 that helps me do what I do *shrug*. I'd like smoother implementation of DFH, but cant find any indication that it would specifically give me that.

I'm thinking of going back to cubase and getting some EQ plugins. Its EQ and the tempo maps are the only things I like better about Sonar.

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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 02:49:40 PM »
Cubase drum mapping = the best!

I used Sonar for years, as Cubase was a bit beyond my old PC's capabilities. But once I got my new PC, I've been running Cubase and I love it.  For corrective EQ, I use Cubase's parametric, which is very quiet, and for sweetening I use the UAD Pultec which runs at 192kHz.

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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2009, 05:11:14 PM »
Reaper drum mapping = best! Unfortunately.

But yeah, cubase does it way more efficiently and user-friendlily than sonar.

I may look back into cubase. They up to 5 yet? That may be worth a look. 4 showed promise.

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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2009, 10:55:09 AM »
Sonar is fine - I use Session Drummer and it's pretty good.  Nice sounds and eask to access with a MIDI keyboard.

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Re: Computer recording!
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2009, 05:20:46 PM »
Recently got logic express and an iMac.

I think logic is simply awesomeeeeee.

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