What's the best midi sequencer?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio & Recording' started by maj, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. maj

    maj New Member

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    hi.

    im kinda new 2 the world of midi and was wondering what sequencer u guys think is best 2 get me started 2 produce midi files..

    any advice u have 2 offer me will be greatly appreciated. ;)
  2. musicalsport

    musicalsport New Member

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    as for me ... software sequencers are quite good .
    i work on sonar ,try it ,may be you'll love it
  3. lefty42

    lefty42 New Member

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    cubase audio is my weapon of choice
    but xp sucks in that department
    anyone have a solution to xp versus cubase?
  4. Blinx

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    you can also use cakewalk homestudio is much cheaper than sonar or cubase......
  5. magicamente

    magicamente New Member

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    anyone working with cool edit pro?
  6. Blinx

    Blinx New Member

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    Euhh isn't cool edit for wave files and not midi??
  7. TinoScalia

    TinoScalia New Member

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    CoolEdit and so on...! ;)

    Yes, CoolEdit is for wav files (I prefer WaveLab though! ;)).

    As far as for the sequencer: it's just me, but I like to sequence with a real songsheet, i.e. with scores, not only with note values. For that, I think the MidiSoft (they've got a homepage) Software is a very good choice. Simple, but still very versatile and professional. To add additional wav files (real instrument and vocals) I import my midis into Cakewalk, which, I think, is also very easy to use (after a while...! ;)) and where I can give them the final touch and the finetuning.
  8. lovable_deb

    lovable_deb New Member

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    I have cubase, cakewalk, protools, and a few others but emagics logic audio platinum is amazing! you can do the usual midistuff and you can use samples put as many effects using audio, so you can record your vocals in and make them sounds amazing so I recomend logic anyday!!
  9. NuMidOne

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    if want to do only MIDI, then any of new "big" sequencers will do the work ( CubaseVST/SX,LogicAudio ). But an Atari with an old Cubase or Emagic Notator is also cool 4 midi only...
  10. spock127

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    I tend to use Cubase - good and powerful app, but of you don't know anything about midi then you might not know where to start!
  11. Velocity

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    Hi,
    I think Logic is one of the best.
    Bu I've heard they want only produce Mac products for the future.
  12. wmcnet1

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    Sonar 2.0XL is my choice. The new DXI instruments almost make it unecessary for sound modules... just a great digital sound card.
  13. nickstmoritz

    nickstmoritz New Member

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    MIDI

    I use a Yamaha QY100 which is a sequencer box plus sound. Has great sounds and very easy to program/adapt songs.

    If you are a performer, then this box is quick, fairly cheap and does a nice job.

    :boink:
  14. bibiphok

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    if you want good score writer use overture 2 ex-cakewalk scorewriter
    it's easy and powerfull (use by chick corea !!!)
  15. bibiphok

    bibiphok New Member

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    if you want a good "game" you can use the last fruityloops 3.4 ?
    a good beatbox and effect are possiblle
  16. jeff1366

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    I like Cakewalk Professional.
  17. The Keeper

    The Keeper The Keeper

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    I use cubase, have done for 6 years. Use logic for audio and have had a play with the midi, it looks better, more user friendly. Both do the job, but when you decide, make sure you stick with the one you choose, and learn all the functions, it helps in the long run
  18. The Keeper

    The Keeper The Keeper

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    If you want quick midifiles, band in a box or jammer produce reasonable files quite quickly and easily, until you get the hang of it, then go to cubase, logic, etc, at a later date. Only drawback is they work on preset bars, so you can't adjust single, notes, but that's for later.
  19. ziggy

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    HI ALL, Just want to tell you that we have a NEW winner here with us and this is MERLIN, I have recieved some midi files that he done and let me tell you all I wass THRILLED cause he is a PRO in sequencing I would like to thank him here cause he made my day.
    THX once again and believe me the guy knows what he's doing so ask his advice.
    Tony
  20. babafunfun

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    emagic burns pc users

    i love logic platinum, and have been using it for years, but from September they are becoming Mac only, because they were bought out by Apple.

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