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What do you guys use in terms of recording?


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#1 Guest_CannibalJeri_*

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:54 PM

I used Pro-tools at school but i can't go there anymore since i graduated, so anybody got any suggestions on what i should get now? I'd prefer just to download some software onto my PC instead of buying it, since i need to pay for other hardware.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:28 PM

Anything that gets the job done really. I have heard of people using the wee Windows Sound Recorder before, which is pretty fucking crazy.

If you're into open-source, you could try Audacity or REAPER.

Any DAW (digital audio workstation) could do the trick, such as Cubase or Sonar.

Or, like you said, you could use Pro-Tools, which I've never used, but I've heard its great.

But the best I've probably used is Adobe Audition. Hands down. Too bad it can't use VSTs at the level I need or I'd be sold.

Research yourself: http://en.wikipedia....ording_software :)
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#3 Houdini

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:15 PM

Audacity is fine for solo demo recordings but if you want to produce anything of higher quality you might want to think about investing in some serious software.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:22 PM

fl8 for personal work. logic pro and cakewalk sonar for shit i and musicians i work with plan to release.
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#5 mr. fingertips

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:55 PM

cubase sx3. I like using a few of the VSTs I have and the editing, sequencing and mixing is really easy to do. It takes up a shit ton of memory though.

I have used logic express 8 on my macbook for recording bands elsewhere and that was bearable. I like that it can record multiple takes of a looped section, makes getting good vocal tracks easy.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:33 PM

I have Audacity, just no plug-ins for it.

too lazy
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#7 palp

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:39 PM

i've only ever used audacity which yeah is fine for small scale stuff, not so much big projects.

i've tried using cubase but i had a hard time with it (i'm an idiot).

if you're already familiar with pro tools though, i'd say go with that.
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#8 Houdini

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:33 AM

Most professional studios i have been in use either pro tools or Logic. Id buy pro if it didnt require hardware so i use Logic Pro 8.
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#9 Tío Broomy

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 12:40 PM

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#10 knight-errant

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:27 PM

I use ProTools.

I use Audacity to make ambience.
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#11 wasco

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:27 PM

Logic Express. Pro would destroy my puny computer.
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