best midi sequencer software for beginner?

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  1. mandaaqui

    mandaaqui New Member

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    thanks for any help
  2. loog

    loog New Member

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    I´m using Cubase SX and I like it a lot.. still there are other ones like Logic or Sonar.

    loog
  3. seacruzinal

    seacruzinal New Member

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    The best one is the one you can learn and STICK WITH !! To some people, old Voyetra Sequencer Gold Plus is the best, cuz they learned it, and never used anything else.
    With all the sequencers out there, just pick one. I DO recomment Sonar 2.0, Cakewalk Pro Audio, and Cubase, but all for different reasons!
  4. keppeler

    keppeler New Member

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    depends on your wallet...
    if you want to get the real thing ... think about logic !
    there are also a couple free sequencers out there.

    cheers
  5. kallepister

    kallepister New Member

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    TUAREG 2 by Bram Bos is a neat sample sequencing prog. it also includes a good drumbox and a pattern-synthesizer!
    greetz
    Kalle
  6. mmwfunk

    mmwfunk New Member

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    Logic Platinum is one of the best one's out there. You can record audio and sequence midi in thousands of ways. By saying that, I mean that you can have a ton of different configurations of Hardware and Plug-ins that don't require you $20,000 to just mix in surround sound. It's only like $699 and the features are awsome. I use Logic with my Digidesign gear. So that way I can have both Logic and ProTools running at the same time if I so chose.
  7. sandor

    sandor New Member

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    way to expensive a hobby for me :)
  8. cybergenic

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    Logic has the most functionality but some people say its the hardest to learn. Also Apple has bought Logic so there is no more Windows versions coming out. Bummer:(
  9. zerooooz

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    Cakewalk Sonar or FruityLoops
  10. dj1983

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    I would recommend Logic Audio Platinum version 5 or higher the quality has grown where many industry produces use the system set-up !!!
  11. riceman

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    Sonar XL :)

    Honestly though, go with what you're comfortable with. Also, see what you're "crew" uses and perhaps use a similar product.

    I've been using Pro Audio for ages and my partner Cubase and we refuse to switch over...lol...very messy!
  12. S16

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    Fruity Loops is the best program out there I think, it's really good for making the beats I want, but the sounds that come with it pretty much are useless for hip-hop.
  13. Dobbs

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    Cakewalk seems to be the more popular sequencer...perhaps theres a reason for this.......price maybe?
  14. entropy

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    Magix music studio is very basic functional and cheap.
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    fruity loops to me is a must for a beginner.....

    It is also used by more advanced people...

    Cubase SX is too hard for someone whos starting to get there head around
  17. madfiddler

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    If you're thinking about the future, ditch the toys like Fruity Loops (great for drum work, but the sequencer's too silly really).

    I'd get hold of a copy of Cubasis if I was you. It's a very cheap cut down version of the big sequencer, and it's almost free (given away with Soundblaster cards for example).

    I started life using Atari Cubase (yes, without a manual) and picked it up very easily. Cubase is certainly easier for a novice than Logic, or you could consider Cakewalk, but for price, Cubasis all the way.
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    So far the only program I have used is Fruity Loops ... and I like it. I'm not sure if there are more "advanced" programs out there that I might like better, but I think I'm staying with FL
  19. johnrowley

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    Cakewalk or Cubase VST as I have used both. Currently with Cubase VST as I started with Steinberg Pro 24 on the old Atari 1024. Incidentally how can I convert the old midi files from Atari to PC format or will they just load straight in?
  20. ManE

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    Problem with Fruity loops is U need samples, with a real sequencer U can write notes and controller info, to play on all sorts of software or hardware synths, and then sample them and put effects or use them with fruity loops... :thumbsup:

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