clueless beginner needs help

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by scott2010, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. scott2010

    scott2010 Guest

    hi all im new to digital recording and i desperatley want to get into it further.I have used cubase and pro tools in college afew times and im looking to buy either of the two just to do recordings at home, but im not sure which to buy, i found protools quite confusing but iv been told that it is the best one to get to grips with since it is pretty much the industry standard. bassically i just need something thats going to have atleast 16 tracks or more, a wide range of good sounding midi instruments, the ability to to see,quantise and put in midi notes freehand, something that can transcribe to score form and transfer to mp3 file without messing up sounds. its just going to be in my room on a laptop so im not looking for anything spectacular. any help would be appriciated, cheers!
  2. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2006
    you said midi is a concern??? then cubase it is!!!! protools doesnt do much at all with midi...
  3. dcj

    dcj Guest

    I agree with demented chord regarding midi. Most editors these days that are beyond a certain price point are decent. There are some that do things easier and more efficiently than others, and there are some that excell in a certain area more than others. Pro Tools may still be the standard of the industry, but I believe that's only marginal at best. Being that Pro Tools is a proprietary editor, it continues to lose favor. This is of course driven by the fact that Digi has put out a line of mediocre hardware. Several weeks ago I was in a situation where the only available editor was Cool Edit Pro v2. I hadn't used it in years, but I was surprised at how intuitive it was for it's time. So, get what you need in order to do the things you want to do (midi), and don't worry about the standard of the industry unless you need the name recognition to draw clientele.
  4. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
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  5. CDJProd

    CDJProd Guest

    Yes, definately Cubase - or it's big brother Nuendo if you want to spend the extra money. Steinberg makes both - they look and function almost the same with a few added perks in Nuendo. Otherwise, Cubase is the most cost-effective way to go.
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