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La Creme

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« on: 25 Sep 2005, 15:58 »

Ok, so, I'm getting a new computer. And this time around, I plan to use it much more for the creation music than I did the last one (which was basically not at all). So the question is: What program(s) should I get for making of musics?

I am bound by 3 things:

1) My dad is pretty much completely against me getting a Mac, so GarageBand is very unfortunately not an option.

2) I need something that can be recorded into (as in, I can play a guitar track and use it in the program).

3) I am limited by 512 RAM.
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« Reply #1 on: 25 Sep 2005, 19:04 »

3. Buy more ram? You can salvage 128s pretty easily too.
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« Reply #2 on: 25 Sep 2005, 19:08 »

Propellerhead Reason 3.0

but thats like 400 bucks.
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Micolithe

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« Reply #3 on: 25 Sep 2005, 19:10 »

Use GoldWave for recording your tracks. Just buy a converter that will take the headphone jack of your amp and connect it to the mic jack of your sound card.
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La Creme

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« Reply #4 on: 25 Sep 2005, 19:10 »

Ah, I forgot.

4) I am limited to probably around $200. Maybe a little more.

Also, 512 RAM is enough.
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ASturge

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« Reply #5 on: 26 Sep 2005, 11:35 »

SONAR 4 Producers Addition

Fruity Loops
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« Reply #6 on: 26 Sep 2005, 12:37 »

about the software, you can at least try some demos or ehem.. 'acquire' it in other methods...

you can use almost any program to multi-track guitar. i use Sony ACID 4.0 but itīs not for everyone. ultra-simple, very friendly, excellent to use with audio. recording stuff and looping them. perhaps the best for you is to use a POD or something, you can get one for about 200 bux used.
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« Reply #7 on: 26 Sep 2005, 14:44 »

Excellent question! I've been wondering the same this very day! (Well, "what would be a good allround music creation program" would be the question I had in my mind... Still kind of the same :))

I saw something called Magix Music Maker (I think it was called...), at €70. Is that stuff worth a shot for a beginning musician?
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ASturge

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« Reply #8 on: 26 Sep 2005, 15:02 »

If you want to record Real AUdio, use SONAR.

I'll 'Yousendit' sometime for you if you PM me.

If you want to use synthetic beats, get fruityloops.

I'll 'Yousendit' that as well ;)
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sp2

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« Reply #9 on: 26 Sep 2005, 18:03 »

Give me your address and I can burn you a copy of cooledit pro (if I can find the disc somewhere).  You'll have to find a code somewhere online, but that shouldn't be too hard.

You can get a decent number of tracks and record directly into a computer if you have a mic you can hook up or an output cable from your amp, if you're that high-tech.
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« Reply #10 on: 26 Sep 2005, 18:07 »

Magix music is very easy to use, but underpowered and limiting.  you'll get a sound in your head and then you'll come to find it is impossible to make in magix. very frustrating. i use sony acid.
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« Reply #11 on: 26 Sep 2005, 19:04 »

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« Reply #12 on: 26 Sep 2005, 19:13 »

I second the reccomendation for CoolEdit Pro; it's very good for starting off and has enough to work with.
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but the music sucks because the keyboards don't have the cold/mechanical sound they had but a wannabe techno sound that it's pathetic for Rammstein standars.

La Creme

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« Reply #13 on: 26 Sep 2005, 22:24 »

GOOD NEWS THAT IS GREAT!!!!!

My dad is being less lame and has decided that a mac is for go! I am getting Garageband and am super excited.

This thread can be locked, as my life is complete.
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« Reply #14 on: 27 Sep 2005, 07:52 »

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Not sure about the extent to which this violates this forums TOS but for serials, try www.serials.ws . But be warned, it will try to install stuff on your machine and stealing is bad. So don't.
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