Cool music programs for Beginners and PROs

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  1. nixta

    nixta New Member

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    Beginners -
    1) Fruity loops (easy for programming drum loops lots of Fun)
    2)ACID by Sonic Foundry (CUT'n'Paste samples .WAV format to make songs) - too easy, I tell u
    3) Groove Blender (for young DJ musicians)
    4)EZ-mixer SE (Mp3 mixing program)

    Pros-
    1)Cool edit Pro - Master editing program, also cool for mixing songs)
    2) Soundforge by Sonic Foundry - same as functions as Cool edit)
    3) Cubase VST32 or SX - audio/midi sequencing program
    4) Logic - same function as Cubase
    5)REASON by propellorheads - the mother of all beasts (got to check this program out!)

    There are lots more, that I know of. Just ask me :)
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    jo blo New Member

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    logic silver is the go i use platinum .
  3. nixta

    nixta New Member

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    I hope you got yourself a Mac cos that's all their ever go to run on in the future.
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    mariahclubmix New Member

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    I used ACID and it really easy to make remixes. But I find it so hard to synch all the loops with voices. I need a lesson to learn using it.
  5. nixta

    nixta New Member

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    Where do you reside? Probably on the other side of the world hehehe

    What version do you have 2.0 or 3.0?
    Also, I don't understand what you mean by synching loops with voices.

    Can you please try and explain that part a little better, are the voices your own recording of your voice, and you can't synch the loops to your recording of your voice? Is that it?
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    tokio New Member

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    starting in fruityloops is probably the best first step i think.
    easy to understand and it supports vsti and dx instruments/effects.

    plus it's fun ^_^
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    I work in radio and use Cool Edit Pro 2
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    i guess im going to check out reasons since u mentioned it was the mother of all BEASTS :)
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    nice, thanks. i used most of them and fruity loops isnt as good as dance ejay
  10. jon-paul

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    Depends what you want to do but Logic audio is great sequencer and pro-tools is great audio
  11. nixta

    nixta New Member

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    I agree!! it does depend on what your doing!!

    Don't forget Digital Performer is also great for Audio!!
  12. EMGHZ1120

    EMGHZ1120 New Member

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    Beginner:
    Acid 4
    Fruity Loops
    Soundforge (sound edit)
    Sonar XL
    Finale Sheet Music program
    these are some of the good ones. i suggest download them from kazaa
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    is there any other software apart from fruitloops? coz i'm aint a beginner no more :) so i would like something more professional
  14. nixta

    nixta New Member

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    Try Reason 1.0 or 2.0 by Propellorheads
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    nixta New Member

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    There is also a program called Live by Ableton. It's a live sequencing instrument ideal for Dj's ;)
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    If you want to simply learn how to play pieces, I use the midisoft recording session, which is pretty easy to use. I've learned how to play a lot of good music (rock, classical, and whatever else)
  17. CyberCat

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    I use Pro Tools and Cakewalk

    I want to get a Mac, cuz allthese program s work work best on one. Guess I'm stuck with Windows.
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    I use Pristine Sounds 2000 and Soundprobe2.
    I love these two puppies alot when it comes to working with wav files.
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    i use tuareg 2, it's pretty neat and delivers nicely, if you need a quick pattern arrangement!
    greetz
    kalle
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    i find for what im producing reason, soundforge, recycle, rewire, logic, rebirth and native instruments fm7 do the trick :)

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