pc recording software

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by bob, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. bob

    bob Guest

    I want to reach someone that can give me advice on pc recording software such as cubase, cakewalk etc.
  2. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    very vague question!!!

    do a little search and please tell us what you want to discuss!
  3. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    If you're at the stage where you don't really know the details of the common programs, and if you have little or no experience, I would recommend Cakewalk Sonar. The reason for this is that it is very easy to get started on, yet you're not too likely to outgrow it very quickly.

    Hope that's the sort of advice you're looking for.

    Good Luck

    John Stafford
  4. DaveRunyan

    DaveRunyan Active Member

    Dec 13, 2004
    Another vote for Sonar. I used to use cubase wich was cool too but I think Sonar has been easier to learn on. It has been very stable for me. I work with 24 plus tracks everyday with it now with severl plugs on each track sometimes. I am very impressed with it. The price isn't bad either.
  5. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Another satisfied Sonar user here, Producer Edition 3.1.1
  6. Cubase 5, love it...

    Pro-Tools was way too unfriendly to me.
    Cakewalk is not powerful enough.
  7. promisespro

    promisespro Guest


    :cool: I'm very satisfied Sonar4 user ...Sonar4 Producer Edition.


    Abdullah Al balushi - Oman :eek:
  8. vladlv

    vladlv Guest


    Cubase SX 2 indeed!:))))
    if you have money by Pro-Tools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    If you have a mac, try digital performer...
    for a pc, cakewalk is cool- :D
  10. StevenGurg

    StevenGurg Guest

    For two track only, I like/use Sound Forge. For multitrack, I like/use Sonar 3 or 4, or Samplitude.
  11. sharmon

    sharmon Guest

    Sonic foundry now sony

    I highly recomend Vegas Audio for multi track recording and mixdon
  12. Trak

    Trak Guest

    Sonar has a lower learning curve, any steinberg product has better integration. As long as you make good songs and have good mixing skills you can't go wrong with either of them. Personally I use sonar producer edition 4 and I think alot of the key commands make more since compared to cubase and key commands help you navigate through the program faster which means you get more work done in the end.

    Honestly though having used the aformentioned daws and pro tools, If you have the money go with pro tools.
  13. DrD2005

    DrD2005 Active Member

    Feb 6, 2005
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    The best Software (for PC based systems) that I've found so far (I've tried, Cakewalk, Cubase, Pro-tools) ... is SawStudio. http://sawstudio.com
    They have different levels of the program depending on your budget. Just less functionality with the $$$ differences. Even the lowest level is far better than other PC recording software out there.
    It doesnt have the standard windows Interface you may be use to, but once you learn it... nothing beats it, and itll make sense in a "reocrding studio/mixing" kind of way, instead of a M$ Windows way.
    It's written in Assembly which makes it very fast (real-time FX processing, etc... ). Also the developers are really good with fixing bugs and issuing updates.
    SS supports VST and DX plugins and they some of their own, which when used, very little CPU, RAM overhead.
    Good luck
  14. cantmix

    cantmix Guest

    well i started with logic and i found it easy to use and i also use cake walk and that was easy for me also.....
    my advice it to try one and learn it and as you gain more knowledge try to move on to others.....
    good luck
  15. Hemophagus

    Hemophagus Member

    Jun 13, 2004

    No one mentioned the acclaimed "big brother" of Cubase... the Nuendo. It's a beast! I've got protools and Nuendo in the same system and Nuendo better than protools. I think that Nuendo is going to the version 3 early... you should take a look for it...
  16. theholotrope

    theholotrope Guest

    I've tried (multitracks)PTLE, Digital Performer(mac), Cakewalk and Nuendo. Nuendo seems to be the most satifying of the bunch for me. It is much more user friendly and has tons of possibilities for everything audio, from basic tracking for song to film applications. Although DP is very focused on film, i prefer nuendo as overall performance. Would be my first choice.

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