Music software

#1
Hello all,

Bit of a strange one but I have been playing in various bands and jamming groups since getting out a couple of years ago, music is my life, everything from punk to garage, motown to stoner rock, I play a reasonable guitar, fair on piano and am a decent drummer, however! I'm due out on the anti-piracy circuit in 6 weeks for my first job and a pal who has finished his first transit has flagged up how ultra boring it can be, especially on your 'down time'.
I have done the usual,ie, bought an external hard drive and stuffed it full of grot and a couple of hundred films, my ipod is bursting at the seams as well and I've a few books to get stuck into but I fancy playing around with music software, the sort of stuff that you can play about with and effectively make music, samples, ect. I've got a powerful and very capable laptop so anyone used anything like this? Any suggestions?

(also, is it possible to sample my guitar/piano/drums then transpose that to a music programme or format?)

Hope it makes a medium of sense!

Ta !

Jonny
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#2
I used to mess about with a hooky copy of Cakewalk SONAR, Cubase, and Juicy loop (?)

They're all pretty good. they allow you to set up a stack, sample mp3s, input live music. They're all professional software. I've no idea how much they cost new.
 

sirbhp

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#5
I need an Agent for a band in Essex or London , they are made up with blokes from famous bands from 70's and 80's could you pm if you have some advice please troops ? many thanks .
 
#6
Cubase seems to be the standard, but I would also recommend Cool Pro 2.
 
#8
If you have a Macbook, Logic Pro is good and not dear to download from Apple Store. I have done some stuff with Audacity which I like. Pro tools seems to be the professional weapon of choice and runs under Windows but is expensive. Be worth getting a usb midi keyboard if you haven't got one or a DI breakout box to plug a guitar in...
 
#9
If you have a Macbook, Logic Pro is good and not dear to download from Apple Store. I have done some stuff with Audacity which I like. Pro tools seems to be the professional weapon of choice and runs under Windows but is expensive. Be worth getting a usb midi keyboard if you haven't got one or a DI breakout box to plug a guitar in...
Might be a bit tricky to get a guitar on board but cheers pal.
 

FrosteeMARIA

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#10
Ableton Live. I have used Cubase and a lot of other s/ware, but Ableton ranks No1 for me. Not cheap though! Would definitely get a midi kb, makes it so much easier to input.
 

FrosteeMARIA

LE
Gallery Guru
#11
I need an Agent for a band in Essex or London , they are made up with blokes from famous bands from 70's and 80's could you pm if you have some advice please troops ? many thanks .
Try Livenation, or any of the subsidiary companies of EMI. Not easy to get an agent, but good luck!
 
#13
Propellerheads Reason 6. Record, mix, DSP and production. Awesome bit of kit.
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Good bit of advice. If you've not been into this sort of software before, Cubase can be a bit daunting. Reason is definitely user-friendly and has one of the most helpful websites ever.
 

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