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Need an upgrade from FL Studio for audio recording

Discussion in 'FL Studio' started by andrewjohnperron, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Hey everybody! I am a high school kid, with a fair amount of recording experience with bands, acoustic projects, orchestra's, and internal instruments. My school has a really great recording program with macs that run logic pro. Unfortunately, I do not have the money to buy a mac computer for my home, so I have been running FL for 3 years or so. FL has treated me great, and it truly is an amazing program. I have basically mastered it, but I feel that it is becoming to unproffessional compared to using Logic at school. I really love the easy and user friendly interface of FL, but I dont like the audio recording functions. I hate how when you record into the playlist, its just a random wav that isnt assigned to a track on the mixer. The track view is very weak and innefecient compared to most of the DAW's I have used. Although it is not a huge issue, it is something I would like to fix. In the past, I have used FL to make a lot of electronic music with realtime elements(acoustic guitars, vocals, etc...), and also some acoustic stuff. I have bee writing a new experimental folk album and want to record it soon. By the way for hardware I have a mixer with a usb out, 1 shure sm 57, and one audio technica condenser I got for free from a friend. Recently, people have been telling me that FL is just too unproffesional to make anything worthwhile, and I could see how that could be true. I was wondering what your opinions were on recording in FL studio, and if it would be a good idea to stick with it. If not, what are some other programs that have a nice track view, good effects, and will overall treat me well. I know this post really makes me seem like I have no idea what I am doing, but I do, haha, I just cant show it well. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    PS. I downloaded the demo of Reaper and it looks promising. Thoughts?
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

  3. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Go with Reaper. It is a powerful program and the ReaPlugs are quite nice. If you have a 64bit operating system I would go ahead and load the 64 bit Reaper as well.
  4. HaHallur

    HaHallur Active Member

    I have a 64bit os but chose to go with 32bit Reaper. The reason is 32bit plugins handle differently in the 64bit version, fall behind everything and don't dock in the FX chain window.
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    I had not found that to be true. Interesting. Which plugs spe cifically if I might ask? The GVST suite seemed to work ok as does MSED M/S decoder.

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