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which software would be easiest of a non-computer person like myself to learn.

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Post by samezvous » Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:57 am

which software would be easiest of a non-computer person like myself to learn.

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Post by scott anthony » Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:50 am

What are your needs and desired results?

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Post by kayagum » Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:55 am

I'm betting Tracktion. I'm hoping to get it installed this weekend.

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Post by housepig » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:10 pm

I personally find that I'm most productive with Tracktion, but your mileage may vary. for a long time, I was most comfortable with Sony Vegas, back when it's focus was audio and not video.

it's really going to depend on what you need from the software and how you like to work, and probably with what you've worked with before.
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Post by Mr. Dipity » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:40 pm

Andrew Embassy from Velella Velella records everything in to an older version of Acid. Doesn't use any of the acid functions at all - just uses it as a multitracker recorder that can put plug ins on audio and sequences drum hits. That would get my vote.

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Post by Spark » Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:44 am

I have Protools and Tracktion. I love Protools, but Tracktion is pretty simple to use. Id recomend it to anyone new to recording that just wants to record songs and not worry about the micro editing that Protools excells at.

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Post by mjau » Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:06 am

Of all the programs I've dabbled in (DP, Sonar, ProTools LE, Cubase, Tracktion), I think Tracktion is by far the easiest. I use Sonar, only because I started using it some years ago and am familiar with it. The learning curve just sort of happens as you use the program over some length of time.

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Post by E-money » Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:41 am

This poll is not that easy, I've seen easier software polls than this.

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Post by 8th_note » Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:44 pm

I use a program called n-Track Studio that is very straightforward. I got the free version of Tracktion a while ago and n-Track is easier to use IMO. You can download a full demo version for free if you want to give it a try. The program is only $75 and comes with several plugins.

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Post by nystrec » Sat Aug 19, 2006 5:42 pm

They are all pretty much the same. What's important is that you pick one and learn all the ins and outs so your clients aren't waiting on you. Just like speakers, you just have to learn them.

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Post by vsr600 » Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:23 pm

I agree they're all pretty much the same. But ehrm Cubase (my fav and what I started on) wasn't in your poll...

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Post by parlormusic » Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:01 am

I've tried many audio apps, and I still think that Sony Vegas is the easiest to learn from a newbie standpoint. I still use it.
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Post by lancebug » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:06 pm

Ableton Live. With the right approach it can be amazingly efficient for live tracking. Can be a great song writing tool too for certain kinds of music.

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Post by Roboburger » Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:48 pm

I second Vegas. Frying-Pan-To-The-Face simple. Two Projects ago, the DRUMMER of the band understood everything from just watching over my shoulder for a few days.

You can try to record in ACID, too if you are just recording yourself, and then you get the benefit of looping software.

There's a basic version for just 70 bucks, cheaper if you search. and if you want to upgrade to the pro stuff, call and chat with 'em. they sometimes offer deals.

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