Best sequencing programs??

Discussion in 'General Sequencing' started by Sim, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. Sim

    Sim New Member

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    What would be the best sequencing programs to use on PC, or what are some of the programs that people are using?

    I have been using Reason version 2, along with Logic Audio 5.5, Acid Pro 4and Soundforge.
    This covers my sequencing, Guitar recording and most things I do with home recording, but I was just wondering what other peoples thoughts were??

    Sim
  2. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    All the high-end sequencers have pretty much the same feature set - it really depends on what suits you personally.

    Since you alrady have Logic and, presumably, have got used to using it (perosnally, I don't like it, but that's not the point) then I would seriously question if you really need to change it for anything else, since you'll be back near the bottom of the learning curve.
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    Sim New Member

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    Totally understand, thank you.
    Just out of curiosity, you said you don't actually like Logic, what would you recommend other than that, what do you use?
    I am getting used to Logic but it's not the easiest program to use.

    Sim
  4. Nyxan

    Nyxan It wont hurt for long Staff Member Moderator

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    have you tried cakewalk...I use the guitar studio...nice features and reasonably easy to use
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    Bladez26 New Member

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    Sonar XL and Hypercanvas, best I've found for midi backing at the moment, any suggestions to better systems most welcome
  6. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    I settled on Cakewalk - years ago, around v3. Now I'm up to v9, which does all (and more) than I need, so I doubt if I'll bother going any further.

    I don't like the interface in Logic and I found CuBase more confusing than it needed to be. However, they are all good sequencers and it's really more a case of what you like and what you are used to.

    After all these years with Cakewalk, I'm sure I would be lost if I had to suddenly use something else. It's not so much the basic track laying, etc., but the more complex features - you simply can't find them in a strange software, even when you know they do exist :)
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    Cakewalk is ideal for mixing midi and audio - and is easy to program. A good audio card such as Creative's Audigy would make your audio recordings even easier!
  8. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    If you like it (and I do) then Cakewalk is fine. I wouldn't agree with the Audigy recommendation though - for audio, there are many better cards around - although the soundfont stuff is good for the midi side of things.
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    I keep hearing that Pro Tool is the way to go, but I've never been left wanting with Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.
  10. xskhaos04

    xskhaos04 New Member

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    Pro Tools

    Pro Tools is amazing, but it is also proprietary. You have to buy a digidesign system like the 002 if you want to use it.

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