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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-29-2010, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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better recording program?

Hi, Im interested into getting a recording program package and debating pro tools or cubase5. havent tryed pro tools but have tryed a cubase3 for a little bit. pro tools seems to be better b/c it comes with some equipment and software but i havent used it so...what do i know lol. anyone have suggestions on them? im useing cool edit 2.1 atm and its alright but the effects and stuff kinda blow.
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I haven't messed with computer-based multitracking for a few years, but I really liked Cakewalk. I also liked Acid.



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try... Presonus studio one pro...its drag-n-drop...very easy & very fast to learn...Presonus has good/great hardware...i was a sonar pod.user...now...i like studio one pro..the program doesn't get in the way of my creativity...sounds great and offers options not found in other D.A.W.
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I'm a heavy Cubase 5 user.
I've tested many DAWs in the past, but I always came back to the old and good Cubase.
Fast as a lightning, stable as a rock: I load TONS of heavy VSTs, and it never crashes.
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I'm a Pro Tools guy. It's the professional standard for a reason. Of course it's also about a billion times more expense for a full HD setup than any of the other options.

What are you actually trying to do with it?

If you just want to record yourself shredding you'll want a different setup than something to record a full band live.
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Its probably only a matter of time until someone says Reaper. May as well be me.

I personally like Cakewalk Guitar Tracks a lot,I also have Pro Tools but it is too much, and if i need midi and software instruments and the whole 9 yards i use Ableton LIve
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I'm a Pro Tools guy. It's the professional standard for a reason. Of course it's also about a billion times more expense for a full HD setup than any of the other options.

What are you actually trying to do with it?

If you just want to record yourself shredding you'll want a different setup than something to record a full band live.

well i want something to record myself and live stuff aswell, cool edit is doesnt cut it.
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Cakewalk, Cubase, Pro-Tools, it really doesn't matter. There is no difference when it comes to sound quality since all depend on your source, your mics, and your computer.
The only real difference is that Cubase and Cakewalk allow you more flexibility when it comes to hardware/interfaces while Pro-Tools requires that you get specific hardware to run their stuff.

All of them have a learning curve so expect to spend a little time getting used to the program but, once installed on your computer with updated drivers, none should require more than a few minutes of set-up to do regular audio recordings.

I myself use Cubase 5 and I've found it to be perfectly adequate for a home recording solution and I'd recommend the Essential version to the home hobbyist. If you're looking to get really deep into things, you might want to go with the studio version. I don't really see a need for anyone other than a professional using it for a living to own the full version of any of these.
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I only have in-depth experience with Cubase 5 but I highly recommend it. Although I'm not a massive fan of its GuitarRig software.
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I haven't messed with computer-based multitracking for a few years, but I really liked Cakewalk. I also liked Acid.
I use Cakwalk Producer series but like everyone else I thought it was complicated, I did and almost everyone else I know like Acid and Cubasefor their ease although Cubase can get a little hairy.
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I only have in-depth experience with Cubase 5 but I highly recommend it. Although I'm not a massive fan of its GuitarRig software.
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Reaper all the way for me
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Its probably only a matter of time until someone says Reaper. May as well be me.
For anyone working on a budget (read: almost everyone working at home) I don't see a reason to use anything else.

It's cheap - you can get a fully functional license for $60 for non-commercial use, and you can "try" a fully functional copy indefinitely with nothing disabled, save for a 5-second pause on startup. It's incredibly user-tweakable, from keyboard shortcuts to skins to some pretty obscenely powerful routing options (you can send anything to anything), so you can make it look and function like almost anything you want. Customer support is great - the folks at Reaper are very supportive to their community, and are constantly rolling out new updates with refinements suggested on their forums. It also has a very low CPU footprint, loads quickly, and has a number of very efficient plugings. And, a lot of them are just very good - ReaVerb is a fully-functional convolution 'verb that can also be used as a host for cabinet or amp impulses, ReaComp is the easiest compressor I've ever used to set up for sidechain compression, and ReaEQ is both very effective and VERY low-resource, so it's become my go-to EQ plugin.

It's really a great program, and even if cost was no object I don't know that I wouldn't prefer Reaper to anything else I've used.
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I use Cakewalks Sonar, and it's fantastic! I have 2 friends who both run the Sonar series and we all use "8" producers edition...

Most of the recording software has pros and cons...My one suggestion would be that if you have friends who record, get together and all use the same stuff! Reason behind this is it's easy to work on all the stuff if you do any collaborations. also if any of you have questions, or problems, you have other guys to bounce ideas and questions off of...

We all just started using the same systems years ago, and have helped each other grow!
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I haven't messed with computer-based multitracking for a few years, but I really liked Cakewalk. I also liked Acid.
I've used cakewalk, sonar, and logic pro. Cakewalk was buggy, sonar was pretty rock solid and easy to use, and logic pro is turning out to be pretty reliable and solid, though it took longer to figure out how to do some things with it. For logic I actually had to read the manual, which I try never to do

Despite being buggy, I used cakewalk to record two or three albums. But sonar was definitely better in a number of ways. You do get additional value from the more expensive packages.
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