Recording Program

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by spooner, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. spooner

    spooner Guest

    Hi, i'm a noob to recording and studios, but i am building a small home studio. I was wondering what the best recording program is to get. I am looking for something fairly easy to use but all the same i would like the best program i can get. Can anyone give me some suggestions on what to get?
  2. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    Please be more specific with your needs. That's like saying "I need a car, what kind of car should I get."

  3. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Change the title of your post to remove the - signs or it will be deleted. Please, no one respond to this post until that happens.
  4. spooner

    spooner Guest


    umm...i need a multi track recording program that will work on my pc thats fairly easy to use.

    is that better? If not tell me how i could be more specific

  5. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    Thanks, that is a little better. There are alot of options. Here are some questions you could answer qualify more:

    1) How much money do you want to spend?

    2) What other gear do you have?

    3) What interface/soundcard are you using?

    4) What are the specs on your computer (processor, ram, etc.)?

    These will help us get started.

  6. spooner

    spooner Guest

    1) 0 - £100

    2) Nothing apart from a pc and my intstruments etc. I figured this would be the best thing to buy first.

    3) :oops: a standard AC'97. Will I need to upgrade this aswell.

    4) 512 RAM, AMD Athlon (1100 Mhz)

    I hope this is Ok, tell me if i need to upgrade anything to get the recording program working. If i have missed something please say so.

    Thanks for the help.
  7. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    May 25, 2004
    Hmm. All in due time. You will probably end up like the rest of us. Continuosly wishing for better stuff and never be happy with what you have. Be warned and turn away from this hobby at once!


    Hmm. Still here?

    Well, maybe you should start by wetting your feet with something simple. Here are a few to look at. Other people will probably add more to the list.

    A free program for recording sound is Audacity.

    A rather nice and not very expensive program is n-Track Studio

    Another nice program (if you ask me, others might think differently) is Magix Audio Studio deLuxe. Get version 10 or later (things has changed to the better). Look at the Magix home page

    A very common program, available in many versions at different price levels is Cubase. Often when buying sound cards you may get a limited, but useful, version for free.

    And on the list goes.

    My suggestion is for you to start out by spending little but trying to gain a lot of knowledge. You have to learn about what you want to record, perhaps only external instruments, or also midi. All in all you have to find a bit more of your own way.

    Good luck.
  8. spooner

    spooner Guest

    sorry, i forget to say i have the following programs already:

    - Audacity
    - Fruity Loops Studio 4
    - WaveLab Lite
    - Sibelius
    - Acid Pro
    - Sound Forge 6.0
    - Cubase SX
    - SayIt
  9. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    You have all those programs already and your still asking:

    I have to think that one of your friends hit you up with one of those CD-R's with a bunch of warez on them. You probably couldnt or tried to install them but got extrememly confused or couldnt get them to work. So why dont you just ask Mr Warez to help you use one of them?
  10. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    Delete all your cracked versions and buy a copy of Tracktion

    I can't believe you included SayIt in that list, thats classic :lol:
  11. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Dude, if you can't put something decent together or even decide what program to buy from all of the pirated stuff you have, it's time to pack it in. Go to a school, learn a program, buy the educational version for half the street price of the full license. Then when you've saved up for the full version buy the upgrade. Bottom line is: you can't buy knowledge. It's acquired with time and experience. That means a ten month course to some and years of trial and error to most.
  12. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    Stop Pirating! If you must download then try krystal. Its free its decent and its a lot like cubase which is what I'd recommend once you get some money and are serious.
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