Favorite sequencing program?

Discussion in 'Sequencing Hardware' started by tavenger5, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. tavenger5

    tavenger5 Mr Admin Guy Staff Member Admin

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    What's your favorite sequencing program? Tell us about it!
  2. Ron Roos

    Ron Roos New Member

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    cake

    I've been using cakewalk since ver 1.0 in DOS, when I had to use a parallel port midi interface. hehe... so My favorite is Sonar, probably because I'm more familiar with cakewalk products, so it's a lazyness thing. :rolleyes: I also occasionally use Finale, Sibelius, and for the voice-midi feature, Music MasterWorks, when I want to hum a melody line into a sequence and have it convert to midi on the fly (http://musicmasterworks.com). But regarding Sonar... The interface has been MUCH improved from Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.0, and much faster to navigate the track parameters....
    RR
  3. Ramsis007

    Ramsis007 New Member

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    Cakewalk

    Cakewalk version 3.0, is the best program to edit
    midifiles without audio.
  4. Phredd

    Phredd New Member

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    Depends on what you are going to do with the files . .

    the term "best" sequencer really is subjective and depends on how you intend on using the files after you have sequenced them. There are several good sequencers on the market . .I think as a few mentioned above for the PC, CakeWalk is an excellent choice. It has just about any feature you could imagine. If you are on a Mac, try Emagic products . .MicroLogic is a low cost impressive sequencer and any of their Logic products are excellent. They are also cross platform which is nice.

    For single or duo performing acts, I would have to say Logic is the best choice simply due to the use of Touch Tracks where you can assign sequences - or part of sequences to a midi note #. This allows performers to break the typical linear progression of a standard sequence, yet retain all of the necessary accompanyment. For example, you can have the intro on C1, the verson on D1, the chorus on E1, and a break on F1 . .you can switch between them instantly. This is very powerful . .again for performance.

    If you are just wanting to sequence to create midi files, check out some shareware before you spend the money. This way you have a feel for what you need.

    Hope this helps.

    P
  5. DarkSaiyaJin

    DarkSaiyaJin New Member

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    I'm music illiterate... I've used something called LocatorFREE! which edits midis... I can change the instruments and can't work out the other complicated stuff... Is that a sequencer?

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