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Capt.Z
post Nov 12 2009, 04:18 PM
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I'm planning on setting up some recording stuff and I don't know what software is good.
I'm looking for some that is rather cheap and easy-ish to use. smile.gif I am looking at Steinburg Sequel 2
and Cakewalk Sonar 7 Home Edition.

Just wondering what some people here use and what you like... So yeah... Any suggestions? unsure.gif

EDIT: P.S. I'm gonna get a Line 6 interface with a 1/4" input and a mic input. Does that record electric drums
as well?

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post Nov 12 2009, 04:26 PM
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Reaper is free to try, and only 50$ to get a license if you like it. Works pretty well.



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post Nov 12 2009, 04:33 PM
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I'll check out reaper 'coz its a full trial and the name is cool biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Capt.Z @ Nov 12 2009, 04:33 PM) *
I'll check out reaper 'coz its a full trial and the name is cool biggrin.gif


laugh.gif The software is cool too. Good luck!


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Another vote for Reaper. It does everything you'll need it to do.

It's more feature filled than any of the commercial home versions out there.
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Hi,

I could suggest CUBASE 5 ESSENTIAL, cheap with the chance to upgrade anytime to the highest versions (Studio and Full) and learning/working on one of the most known sequencers...

For a totally free solution (but it depends which are your home-studio requests), AUDACITY works also not bad...


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Reaper is free, and it gets my vote because of this. If you have the budget, go for some light version of Cubase, as Maestro suggested.

As for Line 6 interface, I guess you mean POD Studio UX1? this interface (other than 1/4 instrument and XLR mic input) has two mono line level inputs in the back, so you can connect your drum module there and record it.



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I would recommend starting with a free DAW like Reaper. It has all the necessary functions and its pretty easy to use.
Here is the link : http://www.reaper.fm/

Other than that I can recommend Cubase recording software. I use pretty old one - Cubase SX3 but you could get some of the new ones (some light LE edition that is cheaper for start).

With the POD ux1 and ux2 you do have on the back line inputs (left and right), so you can connect your drum module to them and record it in stereo. You can't connect via midi though as POD studio doesn't have midi input.


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Minor amendment - Reaper is free to evaluate but if you decide to use it a non-commercial license is 60 USD.


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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Nov 13 2009, 08:44 PM) *
Reaper is free, and it gets my vote because of this. If you have the budget, go for some light version of Cubase, as Maestro suggested.

As for Line 6 interface, I guess you mean POD Studio UX1? this interface (other than 1/4 instrument and XLR mic input) has two mono line level inputs in the back, so you can connect your drum module there and record it.

Yes POD Studio UX1. k thanks biggrin.gif


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I use Sonar 7 producer edition and I am very happy with it. You can buy it bundled with a soundcard and more software for a cheaper price. Reaper is a good solution for home recording but programs like Sonar, Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools etc... are all pro stuff. I would always go for what's kind of an industry standard but of course the choice is yours smile.gif


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I switched from Reaper to Ableton because it's easier to use, the interface is cleaner and much more user friendly and you got plenty of contextual helps which are really helpful if you are starting as a n00b as I am. However it is more expensive (150$ instead of 60$). You can try it during 30 days. smile.gif


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post Nov 18 2009, 01:38 AM
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I think ill settle with reaper because i can afford it tongue.gif and it is easy for me to use and downright useful.
I think ill take it...


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Great! Let us know if you need any more help! smile.gif


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